Thursday 31 May 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018

Newsletter for 26/27 May - Trinity

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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Immediate staff Vacancies – Sisters of St Joseph of Peace

We are looking for new dedicated staff members to work for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in the United Kingdom, who are soon to relocate to Nottingham from Rearsby, Leicestershire. Attractive salaries and working hours. The closing deadline for both positions is 6:00 PM on Friday 15 June 2018.

The new position of Business Manager will oversee all financial activities, personnel management, and coordination of maintenance needs of properties owned and rented by the Sisters

The new Health & Wellbeing Coordinator will promote the holistic care, health and wellbeing of sisters.

To obtain a job description or enquire further details of these positions see link or contact Margaret Healy 01664 424 251 or email   

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Mary we crown thee...

Another lovely sunny day, another May Procession, this time at St Charles School. We prayed the Rosary, we sang our hearts out, we crowned our blessed Mother.

Friday 18 May 2018

Forty Hours Adoration:

This came too late to make it to the newsletter:

Our Deanery will be celebrating Forty Hours Adoration from Tuesday 29th May - Friday 1st June, leading up to the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration for ten continuous hours in four different churches, from 10a.m. until 8p.m., closing with Benediction. This will take place at The Rosmini Centre, Ratcliffe on Tuesday 29th May; Our Lady of Lourdes, Ashby, on Wednesday 30th May; St. Winefride’s, Shepshed, on Thursday 31st May and St. Mary’s, Loughborough, on Friday 1st June. Do please make every endeavour to spend at least some time in one or more of the Churches before Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament, especially in this year when the Church as a whole comes together for its National Congress on the Eucharist — ‘Adoremus’.
There is a sign-up sheet for the Wednesday in OLOL.

Thursday 17 May 2018

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Education Chaplaincy Vacancy: Derbyshire

St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (Derby/Derbyshire) is seeking to appoint a Lead Lay Chaplain.

Further details here. Closing date 4 June 2018 


Sunday 13 May 2018

May Procession

We had a  wonderful sunny morning for Mass with St Charles School followed by our annual May Procession. Thanks to readers, musicians, servers, school staff, pupils, May Queen with her attendant and page, and those who provided and decorated our new processional statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in our centenary year.

Friday 11 May 2018

Novena to the Holy Spirit

The Pentecost Novena starts today. We join Mary and the Apostles praying for the nine days between the Ascension and Pentecost for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Prayers can be found here.
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Thursday 10 May 2018

Newsletter for 12/13 May - Easter 7

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We are looking forward to our May Procession at the end of the 10am Mass on Sunday.

Monday 7 May 2018

Centenary Walk

We were blessed with a glorious day for our walk from St Charles Borromeo, Measham where Catholic parish life was established in this area, to Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ashby. Around thirty parishioners and two dogs took part to celebrate the Centenary of our Church at Ashby. Most walked the full 7.5 miles, some different parts of the journey. Thanks to those who provided transport so that those who couldn't cope with the full route were still able to participate. Some of the walkers had taken part in "Rosary on the Coast" little more than a week ago. That day was cold and dark. As we said the Rosary on our walk today, about as far as you can get from the coast in this country, we experienced hot sunshine, and were very glad of the stops for rest and refreshment. Thanks be to God.

Thursday 3 May 2018