Forthcoming Events – Diocese

A spiritual challenge for Lent.  During the past year there have been over 200,000 abortions in England and Wales.  This means many lives lost; many women harmed; many families hurt.  The Church tells us that abortion is wrong.  But what can we as Christians do about it?  40 Days For Life is the answer.  During Lent Christians will be praying outside the largest abortion clinic in Nottinghamshire.

We will also be offering practical, compassionate and non-judgemental help to any woman who feels pressured into abortion so that she has a genuine pro-life alternative.  And we will be witnessing to the power of prayer. 

More details are available at www.40daysforlife.com/Nottingham or email 40daysforlifenotts@gmail.com

Alone, we cannot change our society.  But we are not alone!  ‘For with God nothing is impossible.’ (Luke, 1:37)

Zoom meetings are on Wednesday evenings, 8-10pm:
7th Feb (Philosophy); 21st Feb (Theology); 6th Mar (Philosophy); 20th Mar (Theology); 3rd Apr (Philosophy); 17th April (Theology);

And on Thursday afternoons, 1-3pm:
8th Feb (Philosophy); 22nd Feb (Theology); 14th Mar (Philosophy); 11th Apr (Philosophy); 25th Apr (Theology). 

Please also see the three supporting documents, or contact Deacon James Hunter james.hunter200@btinternet.com.

If you are a Catholic teacher currently working outside of Catholic education and would like to find out more about the joys of working in a Catholic school within the Diocese of Nottingham, a virtual information session will take place on Monday 4th March from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

More information can be found on the poster at the back of church, or contact Julie Sweeney at the Diocesan education Service: julie.sweeney@nottingham-des.org.uk

Take some time out this Easter to come to The Briars for an amazing retreat experience.  You can come by yourself or with your friends, no parents or teachers needed, and take part in fun activities and opportunities to learn more about and deepen your faith alongside other like-minded young people. 

This retreat is open to all in years 10 to 13, between Thursday 28th – Sunday 31st March, and costs £55 per person (with bursaries through the St Francis of Assisi fund). Get in contact on our Instagram (@NDCYS) or Facebook (NDCYS – The Briars) or call (01773 852044).

Applications for The Briars Team 24/25 are now open!  If you are feeling called to a volunteer year at The Briars  you can find more information on our website or get in touch with us via any of our social medias @NDCYS or email programmeleader@ndcys.com

Inter Care, a small international charity based in Syston, Leicestershire, is celebrating its Golden Jubilee.  Since 1974, the charity has provided £18.7 million of medical aid to rural mission-based health units across sub-Saharan Africa. 

Inter Care relies entirely on fundraising to support its mission.  This Lent, please look to support Inter Care’s work which provides high-quality medicines and medical supplies to health facilities run by the Catholic Dioceses across Africa. 

Email Claudia Domin fundraising@intercare.org.uk or visit www.intercare.org.uk

Nottingham Cathedral is hosting a Lenten Chamber Concert on Friday 15th March at 7.00pm, featuring Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri, and other Lenten Music, performed by the Cathedral Choir, Boys’ Choir, Girls Choir and Arculo Consort.  Tickets are available from www.nottinghamcathedral.co.uk/what-s-on/upcoming-events/concert-buxtehude-s-membra-jesu-nostri/?d=638461260000000000

The Nottingham Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Patrick between Monday 15th and Friday 19th July.  By air from East Midlands Airport directly to Lourdes, prices for the full-board five-day pilgrimage start at £819, including a full liturgical programme, and medical care and assistance for those who need it.  For more details visit www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/events/lourdes or email the Pilgrimage Deputy Director at simon.gillespie@dioceseofnottingham.uk

All are welcome to join the Heart of England Walking Pilgrimage from Worcester to Peterborough, 10th to 25th August.  The route takes in Worcester, Coventry and Peterborough cathedrals, and much splendid countryside, together with rest days in Warwick and Market Harborough.  Come for the whole journey or just an afternoon and experience walking as part of our travelling Christian community!  To find out more and book your place, visit www.thepilgrims.org.uk/book


Job Opportunity in Diocese

English Martyrs, Anstey Lane, Leicester, is hiring a Teacher of Religious Education, here is the link:

Teacher of Religious Education | St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust (aquinas-cmat.org)

If you have any questions or would like a visit our school, please contact Mrs O’Connor, The Principal’s PA at the school on 0116 242 8880 to arrange.

Bourne and Deeping St James Parish, Lincolnshire, is seeking to appoint a parish administrator.  Details are on the poster and the closing date is 26th February.

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