CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY - Friday, 5th October

 This weekend (29th/30th September) our parish CAFOD representatives Dee Ellidge and Frank Heyes will give a short appeal at the close of  Sunday Masses on behalf of CAFOD.  The CAFOD collection will take place next Sunday, 7th October; there is an envelope for you to use inside your newsletter, or at the back of the church. 

Family Fast Day Prayer:  Creator God, in love you give life.  In your generosity you create the gifts of the earth.  As daughters and sons of the same Father, may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation, especially with those most in need.  Give us open hands and loving hearts, so that we take less and give more.  We ask that all may benefit from your goodness, and share in the fullness of life you have promised.  Amen.


 

 

 

 

 





RSPCA 'A Night at the Movies' Charity Concert

posted 12 Oct 2018, 04:47 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 12 Oct 2018, 04:47 ]

7.30pm on Saturday 24 November 2018 7:30pm

The Venue, Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln,
LN1 3DY. 

Join us as we hold our first ever charity concert
with performances from Josh Weaver, Angela Simkin, the Chapter House Orchestra and more -
celebrating songs we know and love from the movies!

Tickets:  Adults £12 (or two for £20) Children £5 can be purchased from The Venue website

www.thevenuelincoln.co.uk  



 

ST HUGH’S PILGRIMAGE TO ROME (23rd - 27th October)

posted 5 Oct 2018, 06:40 by Susan Weaver


 

We depart from Unity Square at 3.45am on Tuesday, 23rd October.  Cars can be left in St Hugh’s car park which will be locked during the evenings.  We will travel to Stansted Airport on a 48 seater PC Coach (with toilet facilities).  Susan Weaver will hand out your boarding passes (departure and return) on the coach. The flight to Rome departs Stansted at 8.30am; we will be met by our pilgrimage guide at Rome Airport and pick up our coach to the hotel.  The return flight departs Rome at 1.30pm on Saturday, 27th October.  The coach will be waiting at Stansted for the return to Lincoln; estimated time of arrival at St Hugh’s 6.30pm.  Please note the following:- (1) Baggage allowance: 20kgs in the hold (one case per person) and 5kgs hand luggage (one bag/case per person).  (2) City Tax of 24 Euros pp is payable at the hotel on arrival.  If any of the above changes I will let you know ASAP.  If you have any questions please ring me on 01522 826390.  Regards and best wishes Noel.



 

 

CELEBRATING MASS WITH BISHOP PATRICK

posted 5 Oct 2018, 06:38 by Susan Weaver

 

Please note that Bishop Patrick will visit St Hugh’s on the following dates this year:

 

“Let the Earth be Glad”: The Justice and Peace Commission’s annual assembly is on Saturday, 10th November from 10am until 4pm.  Join us for a day of inspiration, challenge and networking, opening with Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick.  Explore how the gospel calls us today to live for justice, peace and care of creation.  With Graham Gordon, CAFOD’s Head of Public Policy, and Cllr Chris Burke, recent Mayor of Lincoln, we’ll tackle climate change and imagine what a ‘zero-carbon’ diocese could look like.  Share exciting new plans for justice and peace in the diocese. 

125th Anniversary of the opening of St Hugh’s Church:  Bishop Patrick will celebrate the 10am Mass on Sunday, 16th December.  There will be refreshments in the church hall after Mass, and then at 4pm you are invited to join Fr Matthew and former priests and seminarians of St Hugh’s for Vespers. 

We hope you can attend one of the Masses (or both) and help to
give Bishop Patrick a very warm St Hugh’s welcome.


 

Congratulations!

posted 5 Oct 2018, 06:36 by Susan Weaver

SILVER JUBILEE OF ORDINATION 

Congratulations to Deacon Peter Brogan who celebrated his
Silver Jubilee of Ordination to the Diaconate on Friday, 5th October.  



Please keep Peter, and his family in your prayers at this very special time.



 

CELEBRATING MASS WITH BISHOP PATRICK

posted 27 Sep 2018, 06:50 by Susan Weaver

 

Please note that Bishop Patrick will visit St Hugh’s on the following dates this year:

Saturday, 10th November:  Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission AGM.  Mass at 10am followed by refreshments and a shared table, and AGM in the church hall afterwards.

 

Sunday, 16th December:  125th anniversary of the opening of St Hugh’s church.  Bishop Patrick will celebrate the 10am Mass,
there will be refreshments in the church hall afterwards, and then at 4pm you are invited to join
Fr Matthew and former priests and seminarians of St Hugh’s for Vespers.

 We hope you can attend one of the Masses (or both) and help to
give Bishop Patrick a very warm St Hugh’s welcome.



 

CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY - Friday, 5th October

posted 27 Sep 2018, 06:46 by Susan Weaver

This weekend (29th/30th) our parish CAFOD representatives Dee Ellidge and Frank Heyes will give a short appeal at the close of  Sunday Masses on behalf of CAFOD.  The CAFOD collection will take place next Sunday, 7th October; there is an envelope for you to use inside your newsletter, or at the back of the church. 

Family Fast Day Prayer:  Creator God, in love you give life.  In your generosity you create the gifts of the earth.  As daughters and sons of the same Father, may we learn to share the plentiful gifts of creation, especially with those most in need.  Give us open hands and loving hearts, so that we take less and give more.  We ask that all may benefit from your goodness, and share in the fullness of life you have promised.  Amen.


 

STILL THE SAME PEOPLE – A Diocesan Day for people involved with dementia and its care

posted 27 Sep 2018, 06:03 by Susan Weaver

  At the Bishop’s request, SPANNED is seeking to set up a strategy in the diocese to support people living with dementia and those who care for them.  There will be a special Diocesan Day for anyone who would like to be involved in this work or has any reason to think they might benefit from it at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Michleover, DE3 9GE, on Saturday, 6th October from 11am- 3pm.  Please bring a packed lunch. Drinks provided.  If you are going please let Fr Frank Daly know.  Email: hinckleypriory@gmail.com


 

RECTORY WINDOWS

posted 21 Sep 2018, 05:21 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 27 Sep 2018, 06:04 ]

During October all the windows in the Rectory will be taken out and renovated, and then put back.  New secondary double glazing will also be installed simultaneously.  The reason for this is that the windows are almost 170 years old and in dire need of repair.  The wood is becoming rotten, and it is impossible to open the windows.  This is leading to an unhealthy and unsafe environment for those who live and work there.  The rooms are airless in summer and if there were a fire it would be impossible to escape.  The old secondary double glazing has also come to the end of its natural life.  In recent years two visitors have been injured because the secondary glazing has slammed down on their fingers.  One priest ended up in hospital.  The property department of the Diocese has told us that this situation needs to be remedied as a priority.  The total cost of the repair of the old external windows and to install new secondary glazing is £45,000 plus VAT. (Quotes were sort for this work).

 

 

CAR PARK RETAINING WALL REPAIR

posted 21 Sep 2018, 05:20 by Susan Weaver

Following comments that have been made to Fr Matthew regarding the cost of the wall repair (£19,500) he asked Edward Poyser the financial secretary of the Diocese to look into it, he came back to Fr Matthew with the following reply:- 

“In relation to the price of the wall, the advice of Colinshall Green who supervised the work is that the price is, in fact, in line with similar work which had to be done for us in rebuilding a wall at another parish.  Given the state of an emergency, and the overseeing of the work by Collinshall Green, whom we have used for many years, to find a reasonable figure, we believe that both we and the they acted totally correctly.  Were the circumstances to arise again then the same instructions would be given.  We also believe that you yourself acted totally appropriately, not least given that one of the other dioceses is facing a £3 million claim and criminal prosecution for the loss of an arm of someone when a wall fell on him.”


 

HARVEST SUPPER - Saturday, 6th October at 7pm

posted 7 Sep 2018, 05:40 by Susan Weaver

Tickets are now on sale for the Harvest Supper.

Ticket price £6 which includes ploughman's, quiz and bingo,
there will also be a raffle for you to take part in if you want to. 

Tickets will be on sale in the church hall after the 10am Mass this Sunday,
or from Deacon David, Mike and Chris Brett (tel: 871992), or the parish office (tel: 528961). 


If you can’t attend but can donate a bottle of wine and/or a raffle prize for the evening
we would be most grateful.  Donations can be left in the sacristy or with John Condon. 

Thanks you for your support.



 

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