Saturday, 19 December 2015

4th Sunday of Advent

Due to technical problems this week's newsletter will not download onto the website.
Apologies, please collect a paper copy as Mass this weekend.

Masses over Christmas are:

Christmas Eve - 6pm Family Mass with our Young People leading the Music.

9.30pm (Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day 10am.

There will be Carols half an hour before each Mass at Christmas.


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Monday, 30 November 2015

THE 90 MINUTE BIG CLEAN UP

TWICE A YEAR WE HAVE A 90 MINUTES BIG CLEAN BEFORE
EASTER AND CHRISTMAS WHERE ANYBODY CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP.
OUR PRE-CHRISTMAS CLEAN UP IS ON MONDAY 21ST DECEMBER
6-7.30PM IN CHURCH, FOLLOWED BY A FISH AND CHIP SUPPER.
WHATEVER YOUR AGE OR ABILITY THERE IS SOMETHING FOR YOU!!!!






Saturday, 28 November 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015

CHRISTMAS PRODUCE STALL


THERE WILL BE A CHRISTMAS PRODUCE STALL AND RAFFLE

AFTER BOTH MASSESS ON 12/13TH DECEMBER.

ANY DONATIONS OF CHRISTMAS THEMED CAKES, JAMS, CHUTNEY,
DECORATIONS ETC. WOULD BE VERY WELCOME

ADVENT TROLLEY COLLECTION FOR FALCON CENTRE


THIS YEAR OUR ADVENT TROLLEY COLLECTION IS FOR THE FALCON CENTRE, A
HOSTEL FOR THE HOMELESS PEOPLE 18 YEARS AND OVER.
WE WANT TO HELP THE RESIDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR CHRISTMAS
AND SO, WE WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR DONATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING;

- SUITABLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS,WRAPPED PLEASE AND LABELLED MALE OR             FEMALE
- WARM CLOTHING SUCH AS SOCKS,SCARVES HATS, GLOVES ETC.
- CHRISTMAS FOOD ITEMS E.G. BISCUITS, CHOCOLATE, SWEETS, PARTY FOODS.
- TOILETRY ITEMS E.G. DEODORANTS, SOAP, SHAMPOO, SHAVING FOAM ETC

WE HOPE VERY MUCH THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THIS APPEAL
IN ORDER TO BRING SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER TO THOSE WHO HAVE SO LITTLE.

THANK YOU


Winter Warmer

WINTER WARMER

CLEARING OUT YOUR WARDROBES?

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH LAST SEASONS COATS?

DONATE TO THE HOMELESS.

DROP OFF POINTS
ST. WILFRIDS COALVILLE

TROLLEY AT THE BACK OF CHURCH
OR
FALCON CENTRE 27-31 PINFOLD GATE
LOUGHBOROUGH LE11 1BE

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Act of Remembrance

Act of Remembrance Service
at Coalville War Memorial
Sunday 8th November


Newsletter 32nd Week in Ordinary Time - Remembrance Sunday


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Deanery Quiz Night
Saturday 14th November
7.45pm for 8pm start
St. Mary's Parish Hall
Loughborough

£2per person
refreshments and raffle


Newsletter 29th Sunday of the Year


Monday, 5 October 2015

Quiz Night 31st October 2015


Quiz Night
here at St. Wilfrid's in the 
Fr. Balfe Room
in aid the Syria Crisis
Refreshments & Raffle
£2 per person


A Scottish Ceilidh

A Scottish Ceilidh is being held 
on Saturday 7th November 2015
at 7.30pm
At Markfield Community Centre
Bar, Raffle, Dancing
& a Free Buffet!!!
Tickets £10 per person
In aid of LOROS
for more information contact: Gwen on 01530 813422



World Mission Sunday 18th October 2015

http://www.onefamilyinmission.org/society-propfaith/world-mission-sunday.html

Monday, 28 September 2015

Theatre Trip to see Oliver at the Curve.

Payment is now due for the Parish Trip to see Oliver at the Curve

Friday 11th December. If you have booked a place Please pay by the end of October to Kate Abbott or Sue

Cheques made payable to St. Wilfrid Coalville please.


Readvertisement ......... Diocese of Nottingham ......... Readvertisement
Justice and Peace Fieldworker

24 hours per week [including some evening and weekend working]
Salary: £14,500pa 
The Justice and Peace Commission is a group of clergy and lay volunteers commissioned by the Bishop of Nottingham to promote Catholic action for social and economic justice, and for peace, throughout the Diocese. The Commission meets three times each year, usually in Nottingham.
The Fieldworker is employed by the Diocese of Nottingham to support and develop the work of the Commission. The post is currently funded for two years.
The Fieldworker is based at Willson House, Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AW.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Wednesday 7th October 2015.
If you would like an informal discussion about the post please contact Liz Doona
liz.doona@ntlworld.com or call her on 01773 785 196

Click here to download application details

Rosmini Centre House of Praye Ratcliffe College



icon Rosmini Centre House of Prayer


Second Saturdays:Talks and Reflections on current issues
in the Church 
[10.30 for 11.00 am - 1.00 pm followed by shared lunch]
Dates for the Diary:
Ecology:
10 October        - Misuse of Resources
14 November    - Pope Francis and Ecology

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Children's Liturgy of the Word Catechist Meeting
on Monday 5th October at 7pm in the Newman Room.

Welcome Ministry at St. Wilfrid's

The Welcoming Ministry Training Day on 3rd October
has been postponed due to a  lack of numbers able to attend
on that date, we will try and rearrange another date.
More details later.


sunday of the YearNewsletter 26th


Monday, 21 September 2015

Catholic Schools' Carol Concert


Catholic Schools' Carol Concert
in support of Menphys
Demontfort Hall, Leicester
Friday 4th December at 7.15pm

Tickets for the Concert are priced at £9
and are available from the Menphys Office
01455 323013

Coalville Male Voice Choir


COALVILLE MALE VOICE CHOIR

PRESENTS AN AUTUMN CONCERT
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER AT 7PM
ST. WILFRID'S CHURCH, LONDON ROAD
COALVILLE

TICKETS £8 AVAILABLE TO BUY ON THE NIGHT


9 - 15 OctoberSt Teresa Of Avila Exhibition: comes to the Cathedral from 9 October 2015 - 15 October 2015 (inclusive) to honour this great Saint, 5th Centenary.
Please book these dates. The Exhibition will take place in the Cathedral Hall, accompanied by talks on Carmelite spirituality (Derek Williams, Heather Ward & associates), light refreshments daily & much more. Please see display posters for details. A more comprehensive program will be released soon.
Parish co-ordinator: Cheryl Broodryk at cheryl08@virginmedia.com


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Newsletter 21st & 22nd Weeks in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to download the Parish Newsletter...


Saturday, 8 August 2015

Newsletter - 19th & 20th Weeks in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download the Parish Newsletter covering the next two weeks...


New Hymn Book Trolley

Many thanks to David Hewitt for constructing a fabulous new Hymn Book Trolley which is part of our parishes renewal in 'Welcoming Ministry'. See our Parish Newsletter for details of how you can be a part of this important ministry. Here are Katherine & John putting the trolley into immediate action...


Acts 435 - Giving to Anyone Who has Need

Click on the image below to see how you can help local people in need or be helped yourself by contacting Phill whose contact details are on the poster...


Proclaim Nottingham 2015 - Resource Day




Hospital Chaplaincy

Click on the image below to download further information about Hospital Chaplaincy in Leicester...


Medjugorje Apostolate - Walsingham Pilgrimage


Friday, 24 July 2015

Newsletter - 17th & 18th Weeks in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download the Parish Newsletter covering the next two weeks...



Would you like to learn more about your faith?

This is a great introductory course to develop your knowledge of the faith...



If you want to develop your faith with something a little more advanced, this is an excellent course... 


Healing Service


CAFOD's Summer Newsletter

Thank you from St Wilfrid's to Marie & Maria for all their dedicated ministry over many years. Click on the image below to download this summer's CAFOD Newsletter...


Individually Guided Carmelite Retreat



Well Done to the Markfield Christian Aid Team


Friday, 17 July 2015

Newsletter - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download this week's Parish Newsletter...


St Clare's School Job Vacancy - Premises Officer

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: £18,135 - £19,743 pro rata
Contract: Full Time and Permanent
Applications Close: Thursday 30th July, 2015
Interview Date: Thursday 6th August, 2015 

We are looking for a Premises Officer to work in our busy and friendly Academy. The successful applicant will join a friendly and effective team that works hard to meet the needs of all our children. 

The main duties of this role are:
a) to undertake responsibility for the supervision of the site and the maintenance and security of the buildings.
b) contribute to the provision of high quality maintenance, security and cleanliness of the school buildings and grounds which ensures that students have a comfortable, clean, safe and well maintained environment in which to work or otherwise use the school facilities.

The role is for 34 hours per week, 52 weeks per year. The hours are 7.00 am-11.00 am, returning to the school from 3.00pm–6.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.00am-10.30am, returning to school from 3.00pm-5.30pm on Friday. However additional hours will be required for scheduled lettings and these will be paid as overtime.

Committed to equality and diversity, we aim to promote an inclusive culture for all staff. So, whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation, we welcome you, and your application. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented ethnic, gender, transgender, age, disabled, sexual orientation or religious groups.

St. Clare’s Primary School has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and has a rigorous child protection policy. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Application forms and relevant documents available on the school website: www.st-clares.leics.sch.uk

Please send completed application forms to: 
Louise Freeman
Headteacher
St. Wilfrid’s Presbytery
53 London Road,
Coalville.
Leicestershire.
LE67 3JB

Or e-mail to: headteacher@st-clares.leics.sch.uk

Bill to Legalise Assisted Suicide

On Friday 11th September, the House of Commons will debate and vote on a Bill to legalise assisted suicide.  This will put the most vulnerable people in our society at risk.  Please contact your MP, urging them to attend the debate and vote against the Bill. You can send an e-mail to your MP via the Catholic Bishops’ Conference website (www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide) or send a letter by post, a draft of which can be found at the back of the Church or by downloading this draft letter by clicking here.

Q & A on Assisted Suicide  
On Friday 11th September 2015 the House of Commons will be debating and voting on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide.  Below you will find some answers to frequently asked questions about the law and ethics of assisting suicide in the light of Catholic teaching.

What will the Bill do?
The Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill is a Private Member’s Bill sponsored by Rob Marris MP.   It would ‘enable competent adults who are terminally ill to choose to be provided with medically supervised assistance to end their own life’. That means it would licence doctors to supply lethal drugs to terminally ill patients to enable them to commit suicide. 

What's the law on this now?
Suicide was decriminalised in British law in 1961 because it was recognised that people attempting to commit suicide needed care, support and often medical treatment because of depression, rather than a criminal conviction. The serious tragedy of suicide meant that it remained against the law to ‘encourage or assist’ another person’s suicide or attempted suicide.  

In 2010 the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) issued guidance about the factors that are taken into account in deciding whether to prosecute this offence.  For example, prosecution is more likely if there is evidence of pressure having been brought to bear, or the assister had stood to gain from the suicide, or there was a duty of care for the person concerned. It is less likely if the assistance was given reluctantly and was ‘wholly motivated by compassion’.  The law, which protects vulnerable people, is able to deter assisting suicide and, if necessary to deal with malicious assistance with suicide, while also having discretion not to press charges in tragic cases.

Why shouldn't it be legal to assist suicide if the person wishing to die is old or disabled or ill? 
Every person’s life is equally worthy of respect and protection.  Even if someone loses sight of the dignity and value of their life (whether through pain, suffering or loneliness), they remain valuable in themselves and a member of the human family. They deserve care, support and sometimes medical treatment for depression, not assistance with suicide.  Neither the criminal law nor the DPP guidance distinguishes between suicide of young people who are physically-well and of someone who is old, disabled or ill.  Indeed, as a society we rightly go to great lengths to prevent each and every suicide.  In the words of the World Health Organisation, ‘every single life lost to suicide is one too many’.

How can we stand by while people die in pain?  Don’t we have a duty to do something?
We do have a duty to do something.  The United Kingdom was a pioneer in the hospice movement and the development of palliative care but most people do not have access to a hospice. There is need for more resources to support improved palliative and end of life care. Most hospitals focus on curing people and sometimes ‘could do better’ when it comes to care of the dying. Over 95% of pain can be controlled with specialist help and as a last resort a person could at least be comfortably sedated.  

What does the Church say about the value and dignity of dying people?
In a message addressed to Catholics in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, Pope Francis said, ‘Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect’.  The Church teaches that life is a gift from God and supports high quality care for the dying and protection for the weak and vulnerable.  

What does the medical profession have to say about physician assisted suicide?
The British Medical Association, and the Medical Royal Colleges are strongly opposed to legalising physician–assisted suicide.  A key principle of professional medical ethics, reflected in the criminal law, is that doctors should never intentionally shorten life.  This principle, which dates from the ancient, pre-Christian, Hippocratic Oath, can be found today in the General Medical Council’s statement about the duties of a doctor, and in the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Geneva: doctors must show ‘the utmost respect for human life’.  

Need life be preserved at all costs?
Doctors may withdraw futile or burdensome treatments, or respect a patient’s refusal of treatment, or give much needed palliative treatment even if they foresee that, as an unintended side-effect, death may come sooner.  In fact palliative drugs, properly administered, do not generally hasten death.  Palliative care focuses not on cure but on care and ‘intends neither to hasten nor to postpone death’.  It is no part of medicine to kill or to assist suicide but nor does it require doctors to preserve life at all costs.  

Wouldn't there be safeguards in any legalised system?
Once you concede a principle and cross a line in ethics and law, it is wishful thinking to imagine that bad consequences can be averted merely by qualifications, conditions, or procedures.  In the small number of jurisdictions where assisted suicide has been legalised or where it is not prosecuted under certain conditions (Holland, and a handful of states in the USA) there is ample evidence that the safeguards don't work.  For instance, some laws seek to restrict access to assisted suicide to terminally ill people with a specific prognosis.  But prognosis of terminal illness is fraught with difficulty: terminally ill people often live for much longer than the predictions they are given when they are diagnosed - occasionally they even recover.  Furthermore doctors often fail to spot clinical depression in people who would meet the legal requirements for assisted suicide.  Each year the numbers dying by assisted suicide increase and the ‘safeguards’ are taken less and less seriously.  For more information on this see the website of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre (www.bioethics.org.uk).  

What should I do if I am concerned about the dangers of assisted suicide?
If you are concerned about how legalising assisted suicide will put vulnerable people at risk, affect palliative care or encourage suicide please contact your local MP before the assisted Dying Bill is debated in the House of Commons on 11th September 2015.  If you have personal experiences to share with them please do. MPs listen to their constituents and will want to hear about your concerns. You can send an e-mail to your MP via the Catholic Bishops’ Conference website www.catholicnews.org.uk/assisted-suicide

This is a crucial opportunity to make your voice heard.



Community Prayer Gathering in Markfield


Pilgrimage to Medjugorje


St Wilfrid's Marian Shrine & Gardens

Many thanks to Kasia & Andrew for their watchful care of our Marian Shrine over the summer months and the beautiful care taken of our front gardens by Andrew throughout the year.



Thursday, 9 July 2015

Newsletter - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download this week's Parish Newsletter...




Thursday, 2 July 2015

Newsletter - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download this week's Parish Newsletter...




Friday, 26 June 2015

Newsletter - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download this week's Parish Newsletter...


Headteacher's Position in Newark


The Governors of Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark are seeking to appoint a headteacher. Further details are available from the school office, email: office@holytrinity.notts.sch.uk   Closing date 1st July 2015

Prayer for Our Town

We would urge anyone with a heart for prayer for our area to attend this event ... we believe it is very significant

Prayer for our land/area
on
Saturday 4th July 2015
At 10 am until 2 pm
At New Life Church
Margaret Street
Coalville

This event will be led by a small team from St Nicholas church, Nottingham who are known to a number of us from St John the Baptist Whitwick and New Life Church Coalville

Please bring your own packed lunch
Tea and coffee will be provided

Friday, 19 June 2015

Newsletter - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Click on the image below to view or download this week's Parish Newsletter... 


Bishop Patrick's Ordination

We welcome to the Diocese of Nottingham Mgr Patrick McKinney who will be ordained as Tenth Bishop of Nottingham in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Friday 3rd July 2015; the Mass will be streamed live on the diocesan website, www.nottingham-diocese.org.uk, beginning at 11.30 am. Those without tickets to the Mass will be unable to attend, but will be able to participate in the liturgy by watching it on the website and joining in prayer.

All are welcome to Vespers in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Thursday 2nd July at 5.00 pm, and to two Masses which the Bishop will celebrate in the Cathedral on Sunday 5th July at 11.15 am & 6.00 pm. Please pray for our new Bishop as he prepares for his Ordination.

Laudato Si

Click on the image below to view Pope Francis' latest Encyclical Letter 'Laudato Si'...




A useful guide for an initial reading of the Encyclical – a concise guide of key points: http://americamagazine.org/issue/laudato-si-map

Top Ten Takeaways from 'Laudato Si'' by Fr James Martin SJ : http://americamagazine.org/top-ten-takeaways-laudato-si

'Laudato Si' Joins the Tradition of Catholic Social Teaching: http://americamagazine.org/issue/laudato-si-joins-tradition-catholic-social-teaching

and

Pope Francis speaks to our personal anxieties but builds on the church’s spiritual tradition and offers us glimmers of hope: http://americamagazine.org/issue/spiritual-challenge-face-crisis-our-own-making