Friday, 30 October 2009


Thanks to all who made tonight's celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation such a wonderful occasion.

Newsletter for 31October/1 November - Solemnity of All Saints

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Bishop's Pastoral Letter - Year of the Priest

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Vocations afternoon

This came too late for next week's newsletter so I thought I would give it a mention here:

Vocation Discernment Afternoon
Run by the Franciscan Sisters Minoress in Clay Cross - for women discerning their future who wish to find out more about Religious Life. Age 16-35. 31st October 2.30-5pm, and then last Saturday of each month. See poster for details. Contact or visit website

Visit of our Bishop

Next Friday, 30th October, Bishop Malcolm visits our Parish to celebrate Mass and Confirmation at 7pm.

Newsletter for 24/25 October -Sunday 30(B)

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 This weekend we have a Pastoral Letter from Bishop Malcolm on the Year for Priests, called by Pope Benedict.

Link to 'Year for Priests' on English Bishops' Website.
Read the Pope's Letter proclaiming a Year for Priests

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Personal ordinariate... an expression I hadn't heard until yesterday! You may have heard on the news about  a new provision for Anglicans who wish to come into the Catholic Church. It made the front page and a couple of inside pages of the Times, and seems to be a very significant and welcoming initiative by the Church. I don't yet understand how things will work out in practice. You might like to look at the links and videos below for more information.

Joint statement by Archbishop Vincent and Archbishop Rowan

Note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Newsletter for 17/18 October -Sunday 29(B)

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This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. More here.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Aid to the Church in Need

This coming weekend we have an appeal on behalf of ACN, Aid to the Church in Need. You can find more about this organisation which helps persecuted and oppressed Christians by clicking here.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Newsletter for 10/11 October - Sunday 28(B)

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Monday, 12th October, is the 1300th Anniversary of the death of our Patron, St Wilfrid. Mass will be at 9.30am. Please pray for our parish on this day, and come to Mass if you can.

Click here for Wikipedia article on St Wilfrid.
Click here for Catholic Encyclopaedia article on St Wilfrid. 

St Thérèse of Lisieux comes to Nottingham - the pictures

Arrival of the relics. (I think they mean Nottingham - not Mottingham!)
Evening Mass and Vigil
Farewell Liturgy

Thursday, 1 October 2009

New Archbishop of Birmingham

It has been announced today that Bishop Bernard Longley, currently an Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster Archdiocese, will replace Archbishop Vincent Nichols as Archbishop of Birmingham.
Story from BBC.
Announcement on BBC website.
Announcement on Catholic Church in England & Wales website.
Please pray for all our Bishops.

Bishop Bernard Longley: Archbishop-elect of Birmingham from Catholic Church (England/Wales) on Vimeo.