Friday, 28 March 2014

What is Laetare Sunday?

If your Lenten journey isn't going quite as well as you might like, click here to view a short video clip that truly encapsulates the essence of what Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday is all about… there really is sooooooo much to celebrate about life!

Ruby Wedding Anniversary Papal Blessing

St Wilfrid's parish congratulates Gerry & Mary Danaher on the occasion of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary… they are pictured here, receiving a very special Papal Blessing from Pope Francis. It is a true honour for our parish to celebrate their witness in married life & their continued commitment to our community. Great to see Gerry on the mend - he's a passionate blogger and campaigner on issues relating to population, poverty, conflict & the environment & you can catch his latest comments by clicking here.

Newsletter 29/30th March - 4th Week of Lent (A)

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP Appointed Archbishop of Liverpool

Congratulations to Bishop Malcolm on his appointment as Archbishop of Liverpool. Click here to see all the latest details and information about this exciting new opportunity in his ministry. St Wilfrid's Parish would like to wish you every blessing and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

New Vocational Opportunities

1. Justice and Peace Fieldworker: 24 hours per week [including some evening and weekend working]. Salary: £14,500pa : Five weeks holiday pa. The Justice and Peace Commission works  to promote Catholic Social Teaching and action for social and economic justice, and for peace, throughout the Diocese. The Fieldworker is employed by the Diocese of Nottingham to support and develop the work of the Justice and Peace Commission in parishes, schools, and with other organisations. The Fieldworker is based at Willson House, Derby Road, Nottingham. Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 28th April 2014.
 If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact the Chair of the Commission, Patricia Stoat, on 0115 950 9773 or Interviews for the post will be held at Willson House on Thursday 8th May. Download an application pack from the Diocesan website: 

2. The Diocese of Shrewsbury are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director of Schools (Primary) . Further details and an application form are available from the Shrewsbury diocesan website ( Closing Date 16 April 2014 at 10 am.

3. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Mansfield are seeking to appoint a temporary class teacher . For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the school office,  tel: 01623 478090 / Closing date for applications:  25th April 2014.

4. The Diocesan Education Service is seeking to recruit a Finance Officer to be based at The Diocesan Centre, Derby.  The post is part-time; hours negotiable (minimum of 20 hours per week).  Salary £22-24,000 pro rata.  Closing date: 23rd April.  For further details and application pack visit:

Prayer for Peace in Syria

On Sunday after the recitation of the Angelus, Pope Francis renewed his call for peace in Syria: “From the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my closeness in prayer and solidarity with all the victims of this conflict, with all those who suffer, especially children, and I invite you to keep alive the hope of peace. I appeal to the international community to be more sensitive to this tragic situation and make every effort to help the beloved Syrian nation find a solution to a war that sows destruction and death.”
“Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!”

Prayer for peace in Syria
O God of peace, who are peace itself
and whom a spirit of discord cannot grasp,
nor a violent mind receive,
grant that those who are one in heart
may persevere in what is good
and that those in conflict
may forget evil and so be healed.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
St John Damascene, pray for us.

Prayer text from Roman Missal © 2010 ICEL

From the website of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Used with permission.

Catenian Association - Gala Concert

The Catenian Association proudly presents a GALA CONCERT in aid of The Sick and Retired Priests Fund at All Saints Catholic School, Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, NG19 6BW on Wednesday 2nd April 2014. Contributions from all four Catholic secondary schools in Nottinghamshire- All Saints, Becket, Christ the King and Trinity. Tickets are £5 from any of the secondary schools.

Newsletter 22/23rd March - 3rd Week of Lent (A)

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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Newsletter 15/16th March - 2nd Week of Lent (A)

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Friday, 7 March 2014

Summer Camps for Young Christians in 2014

As part of our ecumenical family, WEC (Worldwide Evangelisation for Christ) are running a series of 'Warrior Camps' for 9-13 year olds & 'Teen Camps', for 13-17 year olds in the beautiful location of Criccieth in North Wales. Click here for more details or call 01753278113.

Nottingham Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

All are welcome on this years Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Monday 14th July to Saturday 19th July 2014 with prices starting from £325 with accommodation in a selection of hotels. Contact Fr Gregory Tobin (Pilgrimage Director) on 07760372105 or email or Tagney Tours on 01732886666.

Newsletter 8/9th March - First Week of Lent (A)

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Rosmini Centre - 2014 Programme

Pick up a card at the back of church for further details of this years programme or click here to find out more.

Local Independent Schools Open days

Ratcliffe College have an Open day on Saturday 8th March 2014 from 10am till 12 noon on Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester, LE7 4SG.

Our Lady's Convent School have their Open Day on Saturday 22nd March 2014 from 9:30am till 12 noon on Gray Street, Loughborough, LE11 2DZ.

All are welcome to these local Rosminian Independent Schools and further details can be found on the posters at the back of church.