Parish Community

4-2-6 Group: PLEASE NOTE THIS GROUP IS STOOD DOWN FOR THE TIME for children who have taken their First Holy Communion (Years 4 to 6). We meet around four times a year, with the children participating in Mass if they so wish, (eg drama, offertory, reading etc) followed by a get-together in the Parish Centre for various children's activities. The group's activities are a good opportunity to come together, build on our faith and make new friends. There are opportunities for parents with children in this age group to assist, as well as Confirmation candidates who use the 4-2-6 group experience as part of their Confirmation project of service. If you are interested, please contact Fr Jonathan or Estelle Long

Challenge Team Unit: PLEASE NOTE THIS GROUP IS STOOD DOWN FOR THE TIME BEING.  is based around challenging young people (year 7+) from Our Lady of Lourdes parish family. We enable young people to express their faith through a series of challenges. The challenges are varied both in time and commitment, secular and religious and are designed to enhance the young people’s social skills. We believe the challenge team unit enables our young people to take an active part in both parish life and the parish diary. The unit is supported by an active leadership team with varying skills and the commitment to ensure our young people can meet and share in a safe and welcoming environment. Our values underpin all our meetings and can be found on the CTU notice board in the Parish Centre. 

Coffee after Mass: Suspended for the time beingAfter 9.30am Mass each Sunday, and 9.30 am Mass each Wednesday, coffee, tea, soft drinks and biscuits are served in the Parish Centre, presenting an opportunity for parishioners to gather in an informal social setting. The refreshments are prepared each week by groups of volunteers. Families are especially encouraged to participate together particularly on a Sunday, while individual volunteers are also welcome. Each group prepares refreshments on two or three occasions per year, and if you would like to offer your services, please contact the office (514107). The latest rota for Sunday coffee can be found at the bottom of this page.

Co-Workers of St TeresaSuspended for the time being An ecumenical group, meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in the Parish Centre. Since we are no longer able to send goods to India, we support various charities which respond to all major emergencies wherever they are in the world, by knitting and sewing clothes and blankets to send to those in need including local nursing homes and hospitals. Meetings are informal, and everyone is most welcome to come along and say a prayer, have a cup of tea or coffee and a good chat!  For further information, contact  Mary Ann Lillie or Noeleen McIntyre. For more information on what we do see report, copy below.

Derby Tuesday Club: Suspended for the time being This club comes under the umbrella of SPANNED - supporting people with additional needs in the Nottingham Diocese. The SPANNED website can be accessed by clicking hereWe meet on alternate Tuesdays in term time from 7.30-9.00 pm in the Parish Centre. All are welcome!    
We are always so thankful for the facilities provided for us by the Parish and the generosity of our many friends that, to say 'Thank you' we frequently try to contribute to events in the parish and elsewhere.
           Our activities have included support for Operation Christmas Child, in which we fill shoeboxes with gifts to children mainly in Eastern Europe who otherwise would receive nothing at Christmas. We have had a stall in recent times at the parish Christmas Fairs, and have participated in the Mickleover Nativity, which we hope will promote the Tuesday Club in Mickleover.  At present most of our members come from other parts of Derby.                                        
            For more information on the Derby Tuesday Club, contact Ann Barlow

FootstepsSuspended for the time beingThis is a group which formed at the end of 2011 reaching out to expectant mothers in the parish and mothers with pre-school age children. The concept is to provide new mothers with encouragement and friendship and support them in introducing the Catholic faith to their children. They currently meet in the morning on the last Saturday of the month in the back room of the Parish Centre. Contact: Noeleen McIntyre.

IInterfaithThe Interfaith movement finds strength in diversity, and aims to affirm and develop good relations and mutual understanding between faith groups and organisations, recognising the integrity of each religious tradition. The stimulation of encountering other faiths helps to deepen commitment to one’s own faith. We understand our own traditions better as they are highlighted by similarities and differences with other traditions. Members of our parish participate in various events organised by the Forum of Faith for Derby, based at the St James’ Centre, as well as the Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby.

Mental Health Chaplaincy Team: The parish provides a chaplaincy team for Derbyshire Mental Health Services. Current team members are Fr Jonathan , Gilly Camp

Outreach Group: The role of the Outreach Group is to raise awareness and coordinate a response within the parish to social justice issues locally, nationally and internationally.  It organizes activities and co-ordinates events for the various charities that the parish supports.     Support for CAFOD is our long term overseas project with the current emphasis on our Connect2Cambodia project.  Locally we support LIFE, Derby Refugee Advice Centre and Hope Street Food Bank with regular collections of goods.  Medium and short-term projects are reviewed regularly. The Group membership reflects parish groups and individuals who are interested and involved in outreach activities.  We meet every two to three months on a Wednesday or Thursday evening at 7.30 pm in the back room of the Parish Centre. See newsletter.

    Any appeals to the parish for help or funding are considered by the Group and allocations of money are recommended to the Parish Finance Committee. The latest Outreach Group newsletter is available at the bottom of the page. Outreach Group Contacts: Sue Hinchliff (Chair), Julie Corden (Secretary).

St Bernadette's GroupA group of people, mainly with nursing experience, who are willing to provide day or night support for anyone terminally ill and their families who are being cared for in their own homes.

St John's GroupSuspended for the time being The St John's Group meet to say prayers for the bereaved on the first Wednesday of each month at 9.10 am. 

Sunday SchoolSuspended for the time being The parish runs a Sunday School for 5-11 year olds who do not attend Catholic school. We meet in the  Parish Centre for an hour from 10.45 am on certain Sundays. (see newsletter) We have a faithful group of young people who help and Father Jonathan also comes to talk to the children and give us a blessing before we go back to our homes.  Our aim is to inform the children about their Catholic faith and to help them develop a lifelong friendship with Jesus.  Within Sunday School, the children are prepared for First Reconciliation and First Communion;  during this process they share liturgies and develop friendships with the children who go to our catholic schools. 

Women On Wednesday (WOW)Suspended for the time being This parish group (men are always welcome) meets on the third Wednesday evening of every month at 7.30 pm to foster friendship and support. We meet for social and spiritual evenings, talks, discussions, meals out and trips whilst also developing links with other local groups especially those in the other churches in Mickleover and in the deanery. We aim to work together to help those in need at home and abroad, both materially and practically, and to offer help and support to all women in our community and beyond.  For more information see below. Please come and join us –everyone is welcome. Contact Julie Corden.

Young at Heart: Suspended for the time being The Fun Club we meet on alternate Thursdays at 2.00 pm. in the back room of the Parish Centre. It's a great place to meet and make friends. Our activities include beetle-drives, games, Bingo (plain and musical), and quizzes, many with prizes. We also organise coach trips and meals out. Please come and join us - everyone is made welcome! Contact Joan Clark. 

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20 Jun 2020, 05:35
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20 Jun 2020, 05:34
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20 Jun 2020, 05:34