posted 17 Jul 2015, 04:42 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 24 Jul 2015, 06:58 ]

Cherishing Life – Accepting Death: “How great a lie  ….. to make people think that lives affected by grave illness are not worth living!”  Pope Francis.

Day for Life prayer
Lord God, whose days are without end and whose mercies beyond counting, keep us mindful that life is short and the hour of death unknown.
 Let your Spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice, that we may serve you in union with the whole Church, sure in faith, strong in hope, perfected in love.
And when our earthly journey is ended, lead us rejoicing into your kingdom, where you live for ever and ever.  Amen.

There will be a second collection this Sunday (26th July)  for charities who promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.



posted 17 Jul 2015, 04:41 by Susan Weaver

 For information visit their website: www.nomadtrust.org.uk or follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/nomadtrust  or Twitter: @NomadTrust

We are in need of the following items:- Long Life milk, granulated Sugar, coffee, mayonnaise, tinned meats, soft margarine, tuna, cheese, cooking foil, cling film, black bags, bleach, washing powder.  Donations can be brought into church and left in the Nomad Trust trolley at the near the glass doors.  All donations are very much appreciated and gratefully received.  Thank-you.



posted 17 Jul 2015, 04:40 by Susan Weaver

Could you spare an hour on Thursday mornings after 10am Mass to help with cleaning the church and adjacent areas?  In addition to the main church, we look after the meeting room, music room, hall/toilets, and kitchen, as well as outside the church.  We start straight after Mass at approx. 10.30am. just turn up on the day and you will be given something to do. We particularly need someone to clean the church toilets.  The cleaning team enjoy refreshments in the church hall afterwards.  All the work in the church contributes greatly to the life of the parish and is much appreciated.



posted 3 Jul 2015, 06:50 by Susan Weaver

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.


CAKE STALL after the 10am Mass this Sunday, 5th July

posted 3 Jul 2015, 06:48 by Susan Weaver

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/



posted 3 Jul 2015, 06:47 by Susan Weaver

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
Reflection session at St. Hugh’s on the morning of Saturday, 11th July, 11.30 am -12.30 pm.   

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.   











posted 19 Jun 2015, 06:40 by Susan Weaver

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
website: www.nottingham-diocese.org.uk beginning at 11.30am.  Those without tickets to the Mass will be unable to attend, but will be able to participate in the liturgy by watching it on the website and joining in prayer.

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. 
Please pray for our new Bishop as he prepares for his Ordination.


PROCLAIM ’15: Building Missionary parishes

posted 19 Jun 2015, 06:37 by Susan Weaver

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.






ST HUGH’S PARISH STRAWBERRY TEA - Sunday, 28th June starting at 3pm

posted 19 Jun 2015, 06:36 by Susan Weaver

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 from Noel and Josie.  See them after Mass or contact them on 01522 826390. 



posted 5 Jun 2015, 06:42 by Susan Weaver   [ updated 5 Jun 2015, 06:45 ]

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,
ério Gusmão, Pavol Dunka, Radoslav Gaži, Diana Gažiova, Helena Gažiova,
Adaeze Isidienu, Chudy Isidienu, Natalia Kuszewska, Krystian Lelito, Puja and Mansi Xavier.




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