Saturday, 31 December 2011

St Stephen's Day

Monday 26th December 2011
St Stephen's Day

At 10am Mass today two altar servers received their Guild Medals upon enrolment into the Guild of St Stephen for Altar Servers. All servers present renewed their Guild Promise during the ceremony after the Gospel reading of the Mass. Now all eight of our servers are full members of the Guild.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Golden Jubilee Celebration

Thursday 8th December 2011
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
Bishop Malcolm McMahon OP came to celebrate Holy Mass to mark the patronal feast day of our parish and coincidentally the anniversary of the dedication of the church. The event began with Mass at 7pm with Father Philip McBrien, parish priest, Canon Colin Taylor, former parish priest, Canon Owen O'Neill of Market Harborough and Father Stephan Foster, parish priest of St Mary's South Wigston and Dean of Leicester East concelebrating. Other former parish priests; Father John Feeley, Father Adrian Chatterton and Father Bill Saunders, were unable to attend.
A congregation of about eighty parishioners gathered to hear the bishop preach about the feast day and to witness the handing over of a papal blessing to the parish. At the end of the Mass an honour board listing the parish priests since the foundation of the parish in 1961 was unveiled by the bishop.
A generous spread of refreshments had been prepared in the parish room by a group of parishioners, which was enjoyed by all.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Christmas Mass

Details for the Christmas period:
Sunday 18th 3pm Children's Nativity.
Saturday 24th (Christmas Eve

    - Vigil Mass at 5.30pm.
    - Carols at 11.30pm leading up to...
Sunday 25th  Midnight Mass at 12 midnight.
Sunday 25th 10am Dawn Mass