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SAYING GOODBYE TO FR JOHN!

posted 28 Apr 2017, 05:57 by Susan Weaver

FR JOHN:  As you are all probably aware Bishop Patrick has asked Fr John to become the parish priest of St Philip Neri, Mansfield, alongside becoming parish priest of the parishes of St Joseph’s in Shirebrook, St Bernadette’s in Bolsover, and the community of Market Warsop.  It is a huge responsibly, and he will be assisted by Fr Raphel Imoni.  Fr John will be leaving St Hugh’s during the week beginning 22nd May; his final Sunday Mass here will be on the 21st May.  We will be having a ‘farewell’ Mass for Fr John sometime in June, which he has kindly agreed to return for.  The date has yet to be arranged so please keep an eye on future Newsletters for details. 

Our new parish priest will be Fr Matthew Jakes who is currently the parish priest of  Our Lady & St Edward, Nottingham.  Whilst we are all sad to hear that Fr John is leaving us, after over 9 happy years as parish priest of St Hugh’s,  it is our job now to make Fr Matthew feel welcome in his new home when he takes up his ministry at St Hugh’s at the end of May.

 

PARISH SAFEGUARDING

posted 28 Apr 2017, 05:48 by Susan Weaver

The Catholic Church has made available seven e-learning modules free of charge to any member of the Catholic Community.  Some of these would be useful for those who have a ministry with children or adults, covering child and adult safeguarding.  One in particular, dealing with Child Exploitation and Online Safety, would be useful for any family with teenage children.  To access these, you simply need to send an email to: educare@familycare-nottingham.org.uk  and you will receive a link to register for any of the modules you wish to access.  Each module takes one hour to complete.


 

 

DANCE ACROSS THE DECADES OF THE 60'S, 70'S AND 80'S (Other decades available)

posted 21 Apr 2017, 05:33 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 28 Apr 2017, 05:46 ]

St Hugh’s Church Hall

Friday, 2nd June

7.30pm until 10.30pm

Tickets cost £7 each and include a filled baked potato and pudding. 

Please bring your own drinks. 

Dress in the style of either the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s (optional). 

Contact Noel and Josie for a ticket: Tel. 01522 826390 or see them in church.

If you fancy a boogie then come on down!


 

 

Easter 2017

posted 14 Apr 2017, 04:25 by Susan Weaver



EASTER VIGIL MASS - Buffet 

There will be a buffet and refreshments in the church hall directly after the Easter Vigil. 
Please come in and help us celebrate this very special occasion together. 


Easter Sunday

Members of our Filipino community are having their final coffee morning for the Nottingham Diocese Retired Priest Appeal after both morning Masses.
Come on in and enjoy some Easter refreshments, buy some Easter treats from the cake stall, and have a go on the raffle. 
The coffee morning will be followed by a 
Filipino cuisine buffet at 12noon for which we ask a small donation on the day.


A VERY BIG THANK-YOU

to all those who helped prepare the church for Easter. 
With special thanks to our
church cleaners,
caterers,
flower arrangers,
welcomers,
folk group,
musicians,
choir,
collectors,
readers,
Altar servers.



 

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING - Sunday, 30th April

posted 14 Apr 2017, 04:17 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 14 Apr 2017, 04:18 ]

There will be a coffee morning on Sunday, 30th April after both morning Masses in aid of a care home in Sri Lanka that  provides shelter, food, medicine and other basic essentials for homeless people. 

Cake donations for the cake stall are needed and can be brought in on the morning. 

Thank-you for your support.



 

SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION IN THE CITY PARISHES (Confessions)

posted 7 Apr 2017, 04:54 by Susan Weaver

 

       St Peter and St Paul’s at 4pm on Sunday, 9th April

      Our Lady of Lincoln at 7pm on Monday, 10th April

     St Hugh’s at 7pm on Tuesday, 11th April


 

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES, 14th April 2017 (NB: there is NO MASS on Good Friday)

posted 31 Mar 2017, 06:12 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 31 Mar 2017, 06:32 ]

11.00am:  Stations of the Cross. 

11.35am:  Gather at St Hugh’s for the Walk of Witness, which will set off from opposite  St Swithin’s at 11.45am. 

12noon: Good Friday Civic Service next to the war memorial on Lincoln High Street.   

3.00pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, including Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence.



 

 

 

USED STAMPS, AND SUPERMARKET VOUCHERS

posted 31 Mar 2017, 06:10 by Susan Weaver

USED STAMPS:  We are now collecting ’used stamps’ for the Royal  National Institute of the Blind.  Stamps  can be put in the box next to the statue of St Hugh at the back of the church.

SUPERMARKET VOUCHERS:  Don’t forget to say ‘yes’ when they ask you if you collect the school vouchers!  These can also be put in the box next to the statue of St Hugh at the back of the church.  We will pass them on to one of our Catholic schools

EAST AFRICA CRISIS EMERGENCY APPEAL, Sunday 2nd April

posted 31 Mar 2017, 06:09 by Susan Weaver

We have all heard in the press and seen on TV images of how the drought, war and food shortages are affecting millions of children and their families.  In South Sudan and Somalia children are extremely malnourished and are dying from a lack of food.  Other countries; Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda in particular are also heading towards crisis.  We recognise that this month you have already generously donated to support CAFOD's Lenten appeal and we are again asking if you can spare some money to support families in crisis through a second collection this Sunday.  Anything that you can contribute will be appreciated.  Joining together as a community through donations, and through prayer, will make a significant difference.  Thank you Dee and Frank (Parish CAFOD representatives).

 Please use one of the CAFOD emergency envelopes if you would like your donation gift aided; these are at the back of the church.   Remember, if you pay tax then for every £1 you give the government will give a further 25p, but only complete the Gift Aid section if you pay tax.



COFFEE MORNING in St Hugh’s Church hall on Saturday, 8th and Sunday, 9th April 

Chrissie Walker is organising a coffee morning on the 8th and 9th April to take place after  morning Masses.  If you can donate a raffle prize, or cakes to sell, please do. 
Raffle prizes can be brought in to church during the week and cakes on the day.  Your help on either or both days would be greatly appreciated. 

  There is a famine in East Africa; thousands are dying for the want of food and water.  They are in desperate need of our help!

 


 

St Hugh's Watercolour GROUP

posted 17 Mar 2017, 07:15 by Susan Weaver

 We paint in the church hall on a Tuesday evening  from 7pm to 9pm (school term-times only). 

We are a friendly group who vary in age, painting style/skill. Come along and join us for a paint and a natter.

There is no charge for the class but we raise money for CAFOD’s Connect2:Ethiopia project via donations.


 

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