For those intending to join the Pilgrimage there are two options. You are welcome to park in either St Hugh's or Our Lady's car park, and if you bring a picnic lunch, drinks will be provided. Groups will then form to 'wend their way' to the Cathedral to arrive for 2pm. Alternatively, please make your own way to the Cathedral West Front for 2pm when the whole assembly will be welcomed on behalf of the Cathedral. The Mass of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated by Mgr McGovern with local concelebrants will begin at 2.30pm. The talk in the Wren Library by Deacon John Wilford begins at 3.45pm. Numbers are restricted due to fire regulations.
Come and join us in St Hugh’s church hall and enjoy some good company and a lovely strawberry tea. The tea party will finish in time for you to attend the 6pm Mass.
Tickets cost only £5 each, and will be available next weekend from Noel and Josie.
This Tuesday we extend a very warm welcome to Bishop Patrick who will Confirm thirty-one of our young people. We also welcome to St Hugh’s the families and friends of our candidates and hope that they enjoy this very special occasion. We would also like to thank our catechists Claire Dembovskis, Anna Kendall-Piperissa, and Catherine Webster for the giving of their time in preparing the candidates for Confirmation.
Please keep in your prayers Maria Nana Amankwa, Winifred Babalola, Noyal Benny, Allison Burrows, Gillian Campomanes, Dominic Capewell, Imogen Capewell, Elizabeth Cook, Grace Evans, Gavin Fernandes, Ingrid Fernandes, Lewis Houlton, Leo Hughes, Toby Hughes, Onyeze Ijendu, Aleena James, Austin James, Archie Keogh, Angela Knight, Sophie Latimer, Evie Lynch, Frankie Lynch, Shauna Lynch, Joseph Marrows, Thomas Marrows, Rose McGovern, Louis Mendy, Patrick O’Boyle, Joseph O’Donnell, Ciaran Taylor, and David Yates as they begin this next step of their faith journey.
Jeevan Joyti School provides education to over 200 children from impoverished rural communities and it is growing every year. Lincs 2 Nepal and Reachout 2 Schools are working together to improve the quality of the education the school is able to
Donations of cakes to sell on the day would be very much appreciated.
We will be putting on light refreshments in the hall after the Confirmation Mass. If you are able to help in the kitchen and hall either by serving refreshments, setting up and clearing away etc we would be very grateful of the help. There will be someone there from 4pm so just come along; if you would like to know more about what needs doing speak to Noel (tel: 01522 826390). We also need some cakes for the day - so if you can bake for us please do. Cakes can be brought into the Rectory during the day, or on the evening. Thank-you.
CLERK TO THE GOVERNORS REQUIRED for St Hugh’s Catholic Primary Academy, Woodfield Avenue, Doddington Park, Lincoln
The Governing Board is currently looking to appoint a Clerk to Governors, to start in September 2016. This will involve minute taking at three full Governing Board meetings in an academic year, all of which are held in the evening, as well as other administrative tasks in order to ensure the smooth running of the governing body. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising the Governing Board on constitutional matters, duties and powers, while working within the current legislative
If you are interested in this role please contact the Head Teacher, Mr G Hughes, Tel: 01522 501137 or Email: email@example.com
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, Gainsborough is participating in this event and will be opening its doors to the public on Saturday 14th May from 10am until 5pm, and Sunday 15th May from 10.30am until 5pm. In addition to visitors being able to look around the church there will be an exhibition of period christening, wedding and mourning wear, as well as a display celebrating St Thomas’ 150th anniversary this year. Refreshments are available. St Thomas’ is not the only church in the area participating in the festival and visitors to Gainsborough can enjoy a pleasant visit to the other churches. For more information visit the website: www.churchesfestival.info
1940’S DANCE: Many thanks to everyone who helped and supported last weeks 1940’s dance. I am sure all who went will agree it was a very enjoyable evening. Special thanks go to Marie and Keith Potts & Co. for the dance lessons they gave beforehand, and for decorating the hall; and to Major Swing and Kitty for a great night’s entertainment. Roll on the next one! (Other decades are available).
We meet on Tuesday evenings during term time, in the church hall from 7pm to 9pm. New members are always most welcome; from absolute beginners who would like to learn how to paint, to those already painting who would like to join a very friendly group, who vary in age, painting skill, and painting style. Equipment is available for beginners to use when they first start. There is no charge for the class however, we raise money for CAFOD’s Connect2:Ethiopia project by donations and sale of art.