Saturday 30 June 2018

Please pray for...

...our newest priest in Nottingham Diocese, Fr Jonathan Whitby-Smith, ordained in our Cathedral this weekend. Here is a lovely picture of him giving his first blessing to a young member of our Diocese.

Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood.

Thursday 28 June 2018

Sunday 24 June 2018

Centenary Fun Day

Many thanks to all who prepared the lovely Picnic and Fun Day in our Centenary Year. Special thanks to St Charles School for the use of their grounds, and to those who donated so that the entertainment and special refreshments were free. A Centenary Cake was cut at refreshments after Sunday Mass this weekend. Here are some pictures.
Lots of fun on the field

Does "scone" rhyme with "gone" or "bone"?
Posh afternoon tea
Anyone for Pimms?
The cake!

Thursday 21 June 2018

Sunday 17 June 2018

From Father Colin

At Mass this weekend I announced that I would step down from being your parish priest in the autumn of 2018.
My last weekend as your Parish Priest will be 15/16 September. Your new parish priest will be Father Peter Wade. He was in this Deanery a few years ago as Parish Priest of Sacred Heart, Loughborough, and is at present Parish Priest of Skegness and Spilsby. He will be informing his parishioners of his move this weekend. He tells me that he will be on the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage next month, so some of you will have the chance to meet him then.
Being your parish priest for more than 4½ years has been a very special time for me. I have loved celebrating Mass and the other Sacraments, sharing insights with you, and being privileged to share in the significant life events, joyful and sorrowful, of many families.
After a short break, I shall be available to help out in parishes and schools in the Deanery and beyond.
The level of support here from so many people has been a very special part of my time with you. I am deeply grateful for this and have already told Fr Wade that this is a great strength of our parishes.
Let us pray for each other and for Fr Wade as he prepares to say goodbye to his parishioners in Skegness and Spilsby and to move to Ashby and Measham.

Friday 15 June 2018

Lourdes Website

I know that many of us our looking forward to our pilgrimage to Lourdes next month. You can find a lot of information about Lourdes and what happens there day by day by visiting the website of the Sanctuary.

On the website you can find a live video feed ("Lourdes TV") from the Sanctuary, often it simply shows the Grotto, but it also covers the processions and major celebrations such as the International Mass. It's well worth a visit from time to time.

Thursday 14 June 2018

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Lead Lay Chaplain Vacancy

The Directors of the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi- Academy Trust are seeking to appoint a Lead Lay Chaplain. For further details of the post please contact Louise Wilson, CEO Designate via email to or visit: Closing date 2 July 2018

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Eucharistic Procession

Sunday 10 June 2018

First Holy Communion Sunday

Thursday 7 June 2018

Sunday 3 June 2018

A beautiful summer's day...

... was God's gift to us for our Corpus Christi Procession. Thanks be to God.