This Sunday, at St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham, during the 6pm Mass, David Knight will receive the Ministry of Acolyte from our new Bishop Patrick. This is an important step on David’s journey to the Diaconate. Congratulations to David and his family.
A special thanks to Fr John O’Donnell, Parish Priest of Woodhall Spa, who will celebrate our evening Mass at St Hugh’s, allowing Fr John and Deacon Kevin to be at Nottingham for this special celebration.
Caroline, Sophie and Emily Hewerdine are taking part in Race for Life on 19th July 2015, in aid of cancer research. They are having a cake stall after 10am Mass to raise money for this cause. If anyone would like to sponsor them then they can sponsor online at www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Hewerdine1/
Why? Every parish in England and Wales has been asked to hold a Prayer Vigil next weekend for Evangelisation: spreading the Joy of the Gospel.
How does this affect me? Every baptised person, no matter how young, or how old, shares this mission of the Church, which is to bring the Good News to other people, mostly by our example and the way we lead our lives.
Please ake a special effort to attend this vigil and join with thousands of other Catholics, who will all be praying for the same result: to further the work of bringing about God’s Kingdom here on Earth. If you would like further details, see Fr John, David Knight or Mary Wilford.
“Jesus is Alive – Go and tell my brothers.” This is the theme of the next Prayer and
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been to any of the previous sessions. Feel free to come to this one and reflect on the subject of evangelisation before the vigil in the evening. It will be much more meaningful if you have thought about it in advance.
We welcome to the Diocese of Nottingham Monsignor Patrick McKinney who will be ordained Tenth Bishop of Nottingham in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Friday, 3rd July 2015; the Mass will be streamed live on the diocesan
All are welcome to Vespers in St Barnabas’ Cathedral on Thursday, 2nd July at 5pm, and to two Masses which the Bishop will celebrate in the Cathedral on Sunday, 5th July at 11.15am and 6pm.
Cardinal’s call to prayer & new resources. Proclaim ’15 is the name of a national Bishops’ Conference initiative to support parish evangelisation. Cardinal Nichols has recently released a video message about it, inviting every parish in England and Wales to offer prayer on 11th July for the work of evangelisation.To watch the Cardinal’s video message visit: www.catholicnews.org.uk/proclaim15
The next Prayer & Reflection session at St Hugh’s will take place on Saturday, 11th July, 11.30am - 12.30pm: “Jesus is alive. Go and tell my brothers” Everyone welcome to attend.
This Sunday, we welcome twelve of our young people, who will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time, during the celebration of Mass at 10am We also welcome mother and daughter, Puja and Mansi Xavier who will be making their First Communion together during this Mass. Please keep them, and their families, in your prayers at this very special time.
Congratulations to Adrian Bautista, Bartosz Czajewski, Michael Gusmão,
Organised by members of the Filipino community will take place in St Hugh’s church on Saturday, 20th June. Do come and join us for a fun-filled musical extravaganza with a guest appearance from opera singer Gerwin Castillo. The concert starts at 6pm with light refreshments available in the hall during the interval and after the concert. Tickets are £2 for children and £5 for adults, you can pay on the door, or order them from the parish secretary: Tel 01522 528961 or email: email@example.com
The next two Prayer & Reflection sessions at St Hugh’s will take place on
Saturday, 13th June, 11.30am - 12.30pm: “Learning to be a missionary disciple”
Saturday, 11th July, 11.30am - 12.30pm: “Jesus is alive. Go and tell my brothers”
Everyone is welcome and you do not need to have attended Session One.
Proclaim 15 is inspired by Pope Francis’ book: “The Joy of the Gospel” (price £5).
If you wish to purchase a copy, please ask Fr John, Deacon Kevin, David Knight or Mary Wilford. The book can also be downloaded onto Kindle or iPad.
Collection: There will be a retiring collection after all Masses this Sunday. CAFOD envelopes were given out last Sunday for people to Gift Aid their donation. If you didn’t get yours there are still some envelopes left at the back of the
Coffee Morning: Please join us in the church hall after both morning Masses. We will be raising money through the sale of refreshments, bacon baps, hotdogs, cakes, and a raffle. If you don’t usually call in for a coffee after Mass then why not make this Sunday the day that you do, and help raise money to help the people of Nepal. Together we can make a difference!
Please continue to keep the people of Nepal in your prayers.