Diary Events and Information
Nottingham West Deanery will be running a programme (called “Encounter”) on each Sunday in Lent at Cathedral Hall. It will look at our relationship with the persons of the Blessed Trinity, the Church and our personal role in the Church. The evening will include a meal, a talk, a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and group discussion. Bishop Patrick will be coming each week to prayerfully support this initiative; and he hopes that there will be at least two young adults (18-35) from each parish in the Nottingham deaneries present. There is no cost at all to this programme; we just request that if people intend to come, they let us know for catering purposes. You can do this here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/encounter-tickets-42730737787?aff=ehomecard. It is our hope that all who come will be built up in their faith.
The Holy Father, through the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, has asked each Bishops’ Conference around the world to designate a day for prayer and reflection for the victims and survivors of abuse. The Standing Committee of our Bishops’ Conference have agreed that from 2018, the Friday of the 5th Week of Lent should be the day of prayer in England and Wales (this year 23rd March). The Pontifical Commission have produced resources on their website. Link: http://www.protectionofminors.va/content/tuteladeiminori/en.html.
There will be a meeting to plan fundraising activities for the coming year on Saturday, 24th March, following the 4pm Mass at The Divine Infant of Prague. Please come along with your ideas and enthusiasm.
There will be an Hour of Adoration for vocations on Sunday, 25th March 2018 at 3pm in the Convent Chapel. Everyone is welcome.
We will welcome to Our Lady’s the Filipino Rosary Crusade who will be holding its annual Maundy Thursday devotion called “Visita Iglesia” (‘church visit’). This is a Filipino tradition where the faithful visit a number of churches on Maundy Thursday night to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the altar of repose. They will join us for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper and watching before the Blessed Sacrament before travelling to nearby churches.
SEARCH FOR THE LIGHT: Young people (Yr.10 – Yr.13) are invited to journey through the Easter story at The Briars Youth Retreat Centre from 29th March to 1st April. Cost will be £60 (all inclusive). Please contact [email protected] for more information.
On Good Friday, the banner and the Cross will travel from the Methodist church to our church, in a Walk of Witness, where they stay for the next year before they travel to the next church in Bulwell. But help is needed! If you would like to help out (carrying the Cross, providing light refreshments in the parish hall, etc.) your help would be much appreciated. Please contact Annette Scholes on [email protected] Everyone is welcome to join in this day, starting at 9.45am at Ravensworth Road Methodist church, continuing at 10.30am with a service on Main Street near Lloyds Bank, and then walking with the Cross to Our Lady’s church where we will have a short service at 12noon followed by some light refreshments.
The Scripture Group is meeting in the Convent on Wednesday, 4th April 2018 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
To commence after 9.30am Mass in the Convent Chapel from 7th April. With the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Devotion consists of the faithful:
(1) making a good Confession;
(2) adoring Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and receiving Holy Communion in a state of grace;
(3) reciting five decades of the Rosary;
(4) keeping Our Lady company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. Everyone welcome.
On Saturday 7th April: a performance about dementia and caring; a dementia friendly event but open for all. Bulwell Academy Concert Hall at 3pm.