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.
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: email@example.com and you will receive a link to register for any of the modules you wish to access. Each module takes one hour to complete.
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 VIGIL MASS - Buffet
There will be a buffet and refreshments in the church hall directly after the Easter Vigil.
Members of our Filipino community are having their final coffee morning for the Nottingham Diocese Retired Priest Appeal after both morning Masses.
A VERY BIG THANK-YOU
to all those who helped prepare the church for Easter.
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.
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: 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
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.