Saturday, 30 May 2015

Newsletter for Trinity Sunday (B)

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Parish Theatre Trip to See Oliver

Sign up at the back of church if you'd like to join us for a Christmas treat.

Prayer for Leicestershire

Sunday 7th June is fast approaching and with it the opportunity to join as Jesus- followers from all over Leicester and Leicestershire to simply worship and pray together for a move of God in our great city and county.

Here is a simple reminder of the details:
What: A one agenda prayer event for all Leicestershire Christians- no labels, no individual or group promotion- just praise and prayer
When: Sunday 7th June from 7.30-9.00 p.m.
Where: All Nations Centre, Frog Island, Leicester LE3 5AG
Who: All are welcome, no tickets or cost

Click on the poster above to view a simple promotional video with clips from the January event.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Newsletter - Pentecost Sunday (B)

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The Briars Open Day

Teaching Positions in the Diocese

Holy Trinity Catholic Voluntary Academy, Newark -2 EYFS Teachers required (1 full time and 1 part-time 0.6 fte) for September 2015. Please email for CES application form and further details. Closing date: Noon on Friday 19 June. 

Holy Cross Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy, Notts are seeking to appoint a headteacher, salary range L15-L21. Further details are available on the school website Closing date 22nd June.

Rosmini Centre Events

Saturday 30 May - Day of Prayer for Intergenerational Healing , ‘Healing of Family Tree’ – 10.30 for 11.00am to 4.00pm – a day of prayer centred around a Healing Mass; lunch included. PLEASE TELEPHONE or EMAIL for organising catering. Other details see www.rosminicentreino site.
Friday 5 June Healing Mass 7.00pm.
Saturday 6 June– Desert Day Retreat . Quiet day, away from it all; 11.00am Introduction; Mass, simple lunch; end at 4.00pm, well refreshed we hope!

An Invitation to Benediction & The Holy Rosary

Thursday, 14 May 2015

New Bishop of Nottingham

The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Mgr Patrick McKinney, a priest of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as tenth Bishop of Nottingham. He will become Bishop at his Ordination on Friday 3rd July.

Monsignor Patrick McKinney was born on 30th April 1954, the eldest son of Patrick and Bridget McKinney, originally from Ireland, and brought up in Birmingham. He began his studies for the priesthood at in St Mary’s College, Oscott, the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s seminary for the training of priests, in 1972, and was ordained to the priesthood on 29th July 1978 in St Mary’s Church, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland, where his family lives.

After his Ordination he was appointed assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood, Birmingham, and chaplain to St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Kings Norton, Birmingham. Between 1982 and 1984, he was a student at the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, where he gained a Licence in Sacred Theology. Returning to the Archdiocese of Birmingham, he taught fundamental theology in St Mary’s College until 1989, when he was appointed Rector of St Mary’s College, a post he held for nine years, during which period he was also a lecturer in ecclesiology, the theology of the Church.

He left the College in 1998, and until 2001 he was parish priest of St John’s, Great Haywood, and Episcopal Vicar for the north of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. He left the parish in 2001, remaining as Episcopal Vicar until 2006 when he was appointed parish priest of Our Lady and All Saints, Stourbridge and Dean of the Dudley Deanery.

He was made a Prelate of Honour in 1990 and a member of the Metropolitan Chapter of St Chad in 1992, and has served for a time as Chair of the Birmingham Archdiocesan Ecumenical Commission.

Mgr McKinney was appointed tenth Bishop of Nottingham in succession to Most Rev Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, on 14th May 2015, and will be ordained to the episcopate by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, in St Barnabas’ Cathedral, Nottingham on Friday 3rd July 2015.

Commenting upon his appointment, Mgr McKinney said:

Throughout my priestly ministry, now almost 37 years, I have always tried to do my best in whatever has been asked of me. In this I have been deeply conscious of God’s abundant grace and mercy, and I have been greatly sustained by the prayerful support of my brother priests, the deacons and religious in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, and by the prayers of the parishioners whom I have been privileged to serve. I will miss them all very much.

Now, as I prepare prayerfully to give of my best in the service of the Diocese of Nottingham, I ask for the prayers of everyone there. I look forward to getting to know all the priests, the deacons, religious, and lay men and women of the Diocese, and also working alongside other Christians and those involved in interreligious work and dialogue in service of the wider community.

I am deeply conscious of the rich legacy left by my predecessors as bishop, especially Bishop Malcolm McMahon, now Archbishop of Liverpool. I know a little of the diocesan You are Living Stones parish renewal programme which he had begun, encouraging everyone in the Diocese to work together in serving the missionary outreach of the Church, and I will do my best to build upon this. I also wish to thank Mgr Thomas McGovern, for the most able way in which he has acted as Diocesan Administrator this past year, and the College of Consultors who have worked closely with him. I have much to learn as I prepare to take up my new ministry within the Diocese of Nottingham, but am greatly looking forward to it.

Monsignor Thomas McGovern, who has been Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Nottingham for the last twelve months, said:

I was very pleased to learn of Mgr Pat McKinney’s appointment as tenth Bishop of Nottingham. He will find a warm and friendly welcome here in this Diocese, and I speak on behalf of all the priests, deacons, religious and people when I say how much we are looking forwarding to working with him to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the people of the towns, cities and beautiful countryside of the East Midlands. He will bring many fine qualities, as a teacher and as a pastor, to our Diocese, and we will benefit greatly from having him as our Bishop.

The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, who was Bishop of Nottingham from 2000 until 2014, said:

The Diocese of Nottingham is a big Diocese with a big heart, and I hope that Mgr McKinney will be as happy as Bishop of Nottingham as I was for almost fourteen years.

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, the Diocese in which Mgr McKinney has served a priest until now, said:

I am delighted that Pope Francis has chosen Mgr Pat McKinney from among the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham to serve as Bishop of Nottingham. During his years as Theology Tutor and Rector at St Mary's College, Oscott, Mgr McKinney supported many Nottingham seminarians on their journey towards Ordination and he will be equally dedicated in serving the clergy and lay faithful of his new Diocese as their shepherd and friend.

Mgr McKinney's many years as parish priest and local dean and his skills as a theologian and teacher will equip him well in leading the Diocese of Nottingham into the coming Jubilee Year of Mercy. As an accomplished hill-walker I am sure he will come to love the landscapes of his new Diocese as much as the counties of Worcestershire and Staffordshire that he knows so well.

Mgr McKinney's parishioners at Our Lady’s and All Saints in Stourbridge, his brother priests, the Auxiliary Bishops and I will miss him greatly as he leaves the Archdiocese of Birmingham, but he will now take up his new responsibilities in Nottingham with enthusiasm and with the prayers and affection of all of us.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Newsletter - 6th Sunday of Easter (B)

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Newsletter - 5th Sunday of Easter

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Emergency CAFOD Appeal for Nepal

This weekend we are having an emergency retiring collection after Mass...

CAFOD has launched a £3 million emergency appeal following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. An initial £100,000 has already been committed. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a coalition of leading aid agencies of which CAFOD is part,  has also launched a joint appeal. 

Thousands of people in this already impoverished country have been killed and many thousands more are now in urgent need of food, water, shelter and emergency supplies. The UN estimates that 8 million people (a quarter of the population) are affected.  CAFOD is responding with Caritas Nepal and the Church and we have deployed a team to provide specialist support. We are particularly concerned for communities in remote areas that have not yet been reached and need to be ready to act quickly when access becomes possible.  Support will also be needed for the long term - long after the television cameras have left - to enable communities to rebuild their lives and plan for the future.

If you would like to find out more about CAFOD’s response in Nepal, please visit

Rossini Centre Events

Saturday 9th May  “The vow of poverty in the world today” presented by Fr. Ted Mullen, 11am to 2pm; shared lunch; Mass available at 10am
Please telephone 01509 813078 or email rosminicentreinfo@gmail.come. Donations appreciated to cover costs and stipends.
Saturday 23-24 May Pentecost Charismatic Vigil 10pm to 5am.

Saturday 30 May - Day of Prayer for Intergenerational  Healing , ‘Healing of Family Tree’ – 10.30 for 11.00am to 4.00pm

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