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FR MATTHEW’S INSTALLATION MASS - MONDAY 24TH JULY AT 7PM

posted 21 Jul 2017, 07:17 by Susan Weaver

When a new parish priest arrives it is required that he take certain oaths of office before he can officially take the office of parish priest. This will take place within the Mass of Installation.
Please come along and welcome Fr Matthew to his new parish.  Canon Colin Taylor, the Dean, will preside at the Mass.  A buffet and refreshments will be available afterwards



APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA

posted 6 Jul 2017, 06:59 by Susan Weaver

Second collection:  Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in shops.  Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency.  It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually.  This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers.  Thank-you. 
To donate online please visit: www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

 Coffee morning: Please join us in the church hall after both morning Masses this Sunday; the usual refreshments are available plus you will have the opportunity to take part in the raffle, and buy a few cakes to enjoy after you Sunday dinner, or to enjoy with your coffee in the hall!  Monies raised from the coffee morning are for the Seafarers Centre at Immingham, and will be given to Fr Colum to support his work with the seafarers there.  Also, from now until the end of July, I will be collecting clothes for the seafarers, which will be taken up to Immingham early in August.  Clothes can be left at the church or rectory, or if you need anything collected please ring me on 01526 320054.  Many thanks.  Rosemary Howe.


 

THE WHITE FATHERS MISSION APPEAL, Sunday 16th July

posted 6 Jul 2017, 06:57 by Susan Weaver

Next Sunday we welcome Fr Michael Heap who will make an appeal on behalf of The White Fathers.  The White Fathers work in 23 countries in Africa and 2 places in the Middle East (Jerusalem and Lebanon). 
“We are at the service of the local Church wherever we are present, sometimes fulfilling specialist needs, sometimes reaching out to the poor and marginalised, always witnessing to Jesus Christ in an African context.”

You can find out more about the work of the White Fathers on their website: http://www.thewhitefathers.org.uk







 

ST HUGH’S PARISH QUIZ NIGHT, Saturday 15th July, 7pm in the church hall

posted 23 Jun 2017, 05:57 by Susan Weaver

Come and enjoy 10 rounds of quizzing extravaganza!

Tickets £3, including hot dogs.

Available from Catherine Webster, tel: 07925161790
or Noel and Josie Harris, tel: 01522 826390

or see them after the 10am Sunday Mass.


 

British Empire Medal

posted 23 Jun 2017, 05:52 by Susan Weaver

CONGRATULATIONS TO  NOEL AND JOSIE HARRIS 

Noel and Josie have been awarded the British Empire Medal for their tireless services to charity over the past 40+ years;
in particularly the Multiple Sclerosis Society, for which Noel is the Chairman of the Lincoln and District Branch.

Well done both of you for an honour well deserved;
and also a big thank-you for everything you do for us as a parish whether it be a social event, or a maintenance issue etc.


 

ST HUGH’S PARISH STRAWBERRY TEA, Sunday, 2nd July starting at 3pm

posted 2 Jun 2017, 05:41 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, and are now available from Noel and Josie. 
See them after Mass or contact them on 01522 826390. 


 

A MESSAGE FROM FR MATTHEW

posted 26 May 2017, 06:38 by Susan Weaver

 Thank-you to everyone who has made me feel welcome so far in your beautiful city, which I am just beginning to discover.  I am very pleased to be here.  I found out just after Easter that I would be moving, although the Bishop didn’t tell me where at that stage.  When I found out where I was coming I was pleasantly surprised. 

 Let me give you a little bit of my personal history.  I was born in Warsop near to Mansfield in 1971.  After I left university I trained and worked as a solicitor, but felt called to the priesthood.  At the age of 26 I went to study at Oscott College for the priesthood.  After ordination I served at the following parishes, West Bridgeford (2 years), St Philip’s Mansfield (3 years), Burton-on-Trent (7 years), and finally before here Our Lady & St Edward’s Nottingham (3 years). 

Please pray for me as I begin to serve you as your new parish priest.  I know that you will be missing Fr John as he is such a good priest.  We were ordained together at St Philip Neri Mansfield 14 years ago, so I have known him a long time, and we are good friends.  I cannot exactly replace him, but I look forward to serving as your parish priest for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOODBYE FR JOHN

posted 19 May 2017, 05:54 by Susan Weaver

Farewell to Fr John
After over nine happy years as our parish priest Fr John will be off to pastures new on Monday.

There will be a celebration in the church hall after his last Sunday Mass this weekend (6pm). 

Please come into the hall and enjoy the festivities.

Farewell Mass
Fr John will return on Monday, 19th June for his official goodbye.
Fr John will celebrate Mass at 7pm
and meet parishioners in the church hall afterwards.

Message from Fr John
Thanks for these nine wonderful years, as we move forward you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. 
It has been a privilege to have been part of our St Hugh’s family and I will miss you all. 
I know Fr Matthew will enjoy St Hugh’s as much as I have.
Please give him you usual generous welcome.




 

 

 

DANCE ACROSS THE DECADES

posted 19 May 2017, 05:42 by Susan Weaver

DANCE ACROSS THE DECADES of the 1960’s, 1970’s and 1980’s (other decades are available) in St Hugh’s Church Hall on Friday, 2nd June from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.  Tickets cost £7 each and include a filled baked potato and pudding.  Please bring your own drinks.  Dress in the style of either the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s (optional).  Contact Noel and Josie for a ticket: Tel. 01522 826390 or see them in church. If you fancy a boogie then come on down!


 

CHURCH TO CHURCH SPONSORED WALK ON BEHALF OF THE RETIRED PRIEST FUND

posted 19 May 2017, 05:40 by Susan Weaver

After celebrating Mass at 9am at St Hugh’s on Thursday, 8th  June, Canon Eddy Jarosz will be walking on behalf of the Retired Priest Fund from the Post Office in Newton on Trent (LN1 2JS) to
St Thomas of Canterbury in Gainsborough (DN21 2AX), a distance of 10.7 miles (3.28hrs walking according to Google maps).
 Should any of St Hugh’s parishioners wish to accompany Canon Eddy
and raise sponsorship monies for the Retired Priest Fund please contact Mike Brett on 01522 871992 or 07723722185.


 

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