Removal of furniture from house

RCIA Continuation Prayer Group: Due to Station Masses, the group will not meet
until after Easter. The next meeting date will be published soon.
First Holy Communion Family Mass is this Sunday 1st March at 11am and the
children & parents meeting is on Monday 2nd March at 3.45pm. First Holy
Communion Day is on Saturday 16th May at 10am.
Concert for 90th Anniversary of St Philip Neri Church: On 20th March at 7.00pm in
Church. All Saints Academy & St Philip Neri with St Bede Academy, along with St
Philip’s Church Choir will perform a concert. Tickets £2.50 per adult and £5 per family
(2 children/2 adults) and are available from both schools, after Mass and from the parish
office. There will be refreshments in the parish hall afterwards. All funds raised will be
for the maintenance fund. Celebration Mass: 23rd April at 7.30pm followed by a
shared supper. This weekend there will be slips available to complete with your
intention to attend the celebrations, if you could ensure that these are returned no later
than 12th April it would be greatly appreciated so that catering can be organised; Mary
Smith will be at the back of church to take your contribution towards the event, either by
donation of food/wine or cash offering; alternatively please call into the parish office
and leave your donation there.
Friday Devotions & Benediction: Why not join the faithful at 11am in the Blessed
Sacrament Chapel in private prayer and meditation before Our Lord on the Altar;
followed by recitation of the Rosary and the Litany of Our Lady, culminating with
Benediction prior to 12.10pm Mass? – A precious weekly privilege and joy!
Women’s World Day of Prayer Service: Friday 6th March. St Lawrence’s at 10.00am
and St Peter’s at 7.00pm. Everyone welcome.
Irish Association St Patrick’s Day Dance: On Tues 17th March at Boothy’s, doors open at
6pm with entertainment from 7pm. There will be an Irish Dancing display; Dave Oldroyd, a
traditional Irish musician. Food and a raffle will be available.
RCIA Programme: The Journey of Faith Group has been meeting on a Monday
evening since last September. We are now at the point when important decisions with
the candidates are due to be made, and so we ask you to keep them in your prayers at
this time.
Justice and Peace: Beacon Project Support. Can you help the homeless? Each
Tuesday/Thursday evening or lunchtimes on Monday/Wednesday/Friday-if you can
help please give your name to either Debra or Jane Creedon. Also we are accepting
food donations for the homeless; please drop off all food stuffs at the parish office.
Themes for Fast and Prayer this Lent: Each week of Lent we will have a particular
theme to dedicate our fasting and prayer to, uniting us with the sufferings of our
brothers and sisters and supporting the people who care for them, by meeting as a
group for an hour a week, the second week is One Climate One World (CAFOD
Campaign) – for further information on this and other items please see the J & P notice
Repository: Mother’s Day cards now available, Mass cards from the Sacristy.
Please keep in your prayers the sick and housebound of our parish:
Peter Kudelasz, Shirley Brown, Winnie Bukowski, Maura Feely, Paul Hayton, Margaret
Sipson, Ian Moore, Tony Corcoran, Helen Dignam, Roy Geeves, Bernard Haskew,
Catherine Phillips, Sheila Lowe, Annie O’Brien, Paul Harkin, Angela Ward, Doris Burke,
Cath Ball, Joe McHugh, Thomas Smith, Mary McMonigle, Rose Lycett, Garry Jones,
Maureen Turner, Kathleen Kyne, Kathleen McHugh, Peggy Hazledine, Colin Ferry,
Margaret Parks, Yan Kerr, Mary Elizabeth Phillips, Teresa Moriarty.
All items for the newsletter to be received by Wednesday noon
The Presbytery, 3 Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, NG19 7AB
Telephone (01623) 623458 Parish Website:
Diocesan Website: NRCDT: Charity Number 1134449, Company Number 7151646
1st March 2015
Parish Priest
Rev Fr Malachy Brett
Assistant Priest
Rev Fr Victor Dakwan
Parish Deacon
Rev Barry Dickinson
Parish Secretary
Debra Harley
Catholic Schools
St Philip Neri with St Bede Primary
Head Teacher: Mr W. Lewis
Tel: 01623 489 010
All Saints Comprehensive
Head Teacher: Mrs M. Cobbett
Tel: 01623 474 700
Sunday of Lent
Saturday Vigil
6.00pm Mary & Pat Roddy
9.00am People of the Parish
11.00am George Thomas RIP
Stations of the Cross at 3.00pm
6.00pm Stuart Fell RIP
9.00am Deacon Joe Rogan
12.10pm Joe & Rose McHugh
9.00am Paul Burgess RIP
12.10pm Franciszek Rozbicki RIP
12.10pm Bridget & Derrick Vickers RIP/Thomas Hollamby
9.00am Gerard John Shannon
6.30pm Hugh & Mary Lenehan
11 – 12noon Devotions
12.10pm Mary Fenton & Mary Foley
Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm
10.00am Josie Smith’s Int’s
12 noon Amelia Rae Holland
3rd Sunday of Lent
6.00pm Friend’s Int’s (AB)
9.00am Roger Oliver RIP
11.00am Mary Hayton RIP
Stations of the Cross at 3.00pm
6.00pm People of the Parish
Confessions: After Saturday 10am and 6pm Masses
Saturday Vigil
Money Matters weekend of: 22nd February 2015
P.G: £738.50 + Loose: £462.52 = £1201.02 + Standing Orders
2nd Collection next Weekend – Diocesan Quota
Parish Rotas
6pm S. Howes
9am V.Lee
11am C.Dickinson
6pm A.Lee
Planned Giving
J. & M. Dillon
Children’s Liturgy
Page Family
Eucharistic Ministers
6pm C.Fox/I.Jagus
9am A.M.Connolly/D.Harley
11am M.Tunney/D.Shelley
6pm C.Page/J.Holmes
Parish Diary
Coffee: after 9am Mass each
Sunday and after 12.10pm
Mass each Wednesday.
Whist Drive: See poster in
narthex for dates for 2015;
proceeds to the Lourdes
Pilgrimage Fund.
Sunday, after 11am Mass.
Everyone welcome.
breakfast only £3.00! See
you there.
Today: It is interesting and very understandable to note that, when Jesus was
transfigured, the apostles were really frightened. The opening words of the angel to
Mary, were, “Don’t be afraid…” The angels told the shepherds not to be afraid. I’m
sure there are over a hundred times in the Gospels when Jesus says, “Fear not…don’t
be afraid….Why did you fear, oh you of little faith?” The word “Fear” is mentioned in
the Bible for the first time immediately after Adam and Eve disobeyed God. We are
told that “they hid, because they were afraid”. It is possible that Jesus is really telling
us that “the harm done in the Garden now undone, so, please let go of the fear. There
is no need for that any more”.
Please remember in your Prayers: Those who have died recently, especially
Kathleen Nevett, whose Requiem Mass is on Monday 9th March at 12.10pm; please
remember them and their families at this very sad and difficult time.
Parish Hall: Work will begin in the hall this Monday 2nd March and will take approx 3
weeks. The cost of dealing with the damp issues will be approx £3950 + VAT which
does not include painting. We will need a team of helpers to clean the hall and
hopefully this can be addressed on Wednesday 11th March prior to having it painted.
Can you help with this? Please let Debra know.
Lent: Due to the ongoing works to the parish hall we cannot meet in the hall for a
bowl of soup and a roll after 12.10pm Mass each Wednesday. Once the works are
complete the lunches will resume. On Sundays we have the Stations of the Cross at
3pm and on a Friday evening at 7.00pm; it would be good if you could come along as
a family. We have four deanery Station Masses, and they are as follows, please
note the change:
Wednesday – 4th March – Holy Trinity, Newark
Wednesday - 11th March – Our Lady of Victories, Southwell
Wednesday – 18th March—St Joseph’s, New Ollerton
Wednesday – 25th March – Our Lady Help of Christians, Kirkby
Each evening will begin with Adoration at 7.00pm; confessions will be heard during
this time and Mass will begin at 8.00pm.
St Philip’s Deanery Station Reconciliation: On Thursday 26th March at 7.00pm
Holy Trinity, Newark Reconciliation: On Monday 30th March at 7.30pm.
Next weekend - The Diocesan Quota Collection: We ask you to support the second
collection next weekend which is for the Diocesan Quota. With costs rising all the time
the diocese needs to maintain the Education Service at Mackworth, the Youth Service
at the Briars, Safeguarding (Child Protection), University Chaplaincies, Ecumenical
Bodies and Marriage Care and the Bishop’s maintenance. Please support us as best
you can; as a parish we pay £1,878 a month as a quota and the shortfall from this
comes out of the main parish collection.
New Vestments, Chalices & Servers Albs:
Many “thanks” to all who have
contributed so very generously to the renewing and updating of the above items. We
have a short-fall of about £550 before we can say that all the items have been donated.
If you would like to help this fund by making a donation then please speak with Fr
Malachy. Many thanks.
General Election 2015: The Bishops of England and Wales have written a joint letter
to all Catholics encouraging us to participate and vote in the election and offering some
key issues and questions for reflection on where candidates stand. Copies are
available in the narthex or via;