St Francis of Assisi,

Long Eaton

REMEMBER that clocks go BACK this weekend

but looking FORWARD - After a year's postponement, negotiators and world leaders are about to gather for COP26 in Glasgow. It is the most consequential international summit of our generation. Hopefully in all of our parishes we'll be praying for a courageous outcome. Let's hope the needs of the poor and future generations win over short-term self-interest.

There is now 11am Mass on Sundays at St Francis. It will be preferred if you would book in advance. Booking for each Sunday will be open first thing on the previous Monday (just after midnight if you're a night owl!)

There will be seats available to accommodate people who just wish to turn up without booking. Should you choose to come to Mass without booking we would ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass is due to begin, and use the NHS App and scan your phone on the QR code at the entrance to Church or confirm to a Steward your attendance by giving your name and contact number.

Full details in the newsletter out on WhatsApp and FB, and here on the website

Link to the Diocesan Mass Booking system


PRIVATE PRAYER

You are welcome to enter the church throughout the week, with the advice/requirements below:

  • Note your details on entry by using the NHS App on your phone and scanning the QR code

  • Sanitise your hands on entry and exit

  • Wear a mask, unless medically exempt

  • Do not light candles.

  • Ensure the outside door is securely closed on exit

If you do not know the access code for the door, then please email admin@lecatholic.org.uk


God does not come in extraordinary events, but works amid the apparent monotony of our daily life, in the frequently dull rhythm of our activities, in the little things that, working with tenacity and humility, we achieve in our efforts to do his will.

Pope Francis 10th August 2021

Latest Parish Bulletin


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Returning, Recovering, Renewing

Guidance for parishes as lockdown eases


Public Mass can now take place. Needless to say that we still need to be aware of the need to follow the guidelines that we have in place and to remember to use the hand sanitisers, wear face coverings and maintain the 2 metre social distancing rule. Please remember that you will still need to book to come to Masses using the Diocesan booking system. Details of how to book for Mass can be found on the Diocesan Website by following the link below where you will first need to Sign Up (if you haven’t already done so) in order to book for Mass.

Link to the Diocesan Mass Booking system

Mass will be available at The Assumption, Beeston on Sundays (9:00am), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and, at St Francis, Long Eaton on Sundays (11:00am) and Tuesdays, all weekday Masses at 10:00 am. The Sunday obligation continues to be suspended, so if you are unsure about coming along, do not feel under any obligation to do so; and if you or someone in your household, displays symptoms of Covid19, then please do stay at home.

"We should all have the humility of certain elderly people who, in church, perhaps because their hearing is no longer acute, recite quietly the prayers they learned as children, filling the nave with whispers. That prayer does not disturb the silence, but testifies their fidelity to the duty of prayer, practised throughout their lives without fail. These practitioners of humble prayer are often the great intercessors in parishes: they are the oaks that from year to year spread their branches to offer shade to the greatest number of people. Only God knows when and how much their hearts have been united to those prayers they recited: surely these people too had to face nights and moments of emptiness. But one can always remain faithful to vocal prayer. It is like an anchor: one can hold on to the rope and remain, faithful, come what may."

extract from

Pope Francis - GENERAL AUDIENCE Wednesday, 21 April 2021 Catechesis on prayer - 30. The vocal prayer

NOT DROPPING OUT

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PARISH PRIEST: Fr. Christopher A Thomas

frcathomas@live.com 0115 922 8145

PARISH DEACON: Rev. Chris Stevens

deacon@lecatholic.org.uk 0115 808 5428

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