Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
with
St Anthony's of Calverton
The Good Shepherd's and St Anthony's Parish Newsletter
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Our Communities working together.

An Exciting Opportunity:

We are advertising for a Part-time Parish Manager to assist us as we move toward a greater co-operation and development of our vision as a missionary parish community. Please see the advert / poster. The closing date of application is the 16th July for interviews later in the month. Applications for information should be forwarded to philip.ziomek@diocesofnottingham.uk.

FRIDAYS EVENING UNTIL OCTOBER:

Please note we have the opportunity of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and a Holy Hour each Friday evening until October. The Holy Hour runs from 6 - 7 pm at the Good Shepherd Church. Primarily to pray "The Lord of the Harvest to send labourers into His harvest" (Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate & Religious Life) we are all invited to recognise the urgency of this need!

PARISH FRIDAY LUNCHEONS:

These have now resumed in the Josephinium of the Assembly Rooms for the months of June & July. Delicious hot home made soups, Cheese rolls, homemade cakes and pastries to suit all palettes as well as tea, coffee or juices and meet with friends. Each Friday for 12.30 pm - 14.30 pm. N.B. Friday, 8th July we will need to suspend our luncheon and change our Mass Schedule in favour of a Wedding to be celebrated in the Church at 12.30 pm. (see below.)

PARISH FRIDAY LUNCHEONS:

These have now resumed in the Josephinium of the Assembly Rooms for the months of June & July. Delicious hot home made soups, Cheese rolls, homemade cakes and pastries to suit all palettes as well as tea, coffee or juices and meet with friends. Each Friday for 12.30 pm - 14.30 pm. N.B. Friday, 8th July we will need to suspend our luncheon and change our Mass Schedule in favour of a Wedding to be celebrated in the Church at 12.30 pm. (see below.)

GOOD SHEPHERD BUILDING FUND CHALLENGE:

Young People: Building fund cycling challenge. Adriano & David are grateful for the tremendous support shown for their efforts. Already pledges collected are just short of £2000. This is the final weekend of pledge collection or personal donations before they draw the Challenge to conclusion so its not too late to express solidarity with them and their efforts either directly or via the online sponsor system at JustGiving Crowdfunding Page www.justgiving.com. Thank you for your love for the Good Shepherd Church; its work among us and for your support of our young people - the Church of today and tomorrow!

CONFIRMATION & FIRST SACRAMENTS PROGRAMME:

This year enrolment for these programmes will be very much parish based when parents for First Confession/First Communion and Candidates and parents for Confirmation will be invited to come to the Gilbert Room of the Centre to enrol and receive an initial programme schedule. We are currently planning the enrolment Schedule itself which will begin shortly after the Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady (a Holy day of Obligation - 15th August) and continue for four Saturdays with inaugural celebrations of Enrolment Mass on Sunday's in late September. Please begin to advise families of this arrangement now that all who wish are engaged in this approach! Our First Parents Meeting will be on Wednesday, 21st September at 7.00 pm

MEET THE HERMIT FATHERS:

On Saturday, 9th July from 2 - 4.00 pm in the Marian Hall; an afternoon tea. Come and celebrate with Fr. David Bowler & Fr. Richard Edey HND as they recognise their ordination anniversary and celebrate the Feast of St. Benedict with an afternoon tea. To advise of attendance Please telephone 01636 526947 or email: hermitage.fathers@gmail.com.

AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY

has arisen to support the work of Bishop Patrick as the Bishop's Personal Assistant. This role would suit someone with experience as a Senior Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant in a substantial complex organisation, who is willing and able enthusiastically to support the mission of the Catholic Church and with knowledge of its organisation and functions. For more information and an application pack email office@dioceseofnottingham.uk

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE OF REPARATION AND PRAYER FOR THE SANCTITY OF LIFE:

SATURDAY 6TH AUGUST from 12pm. AT WALSINGHAM NATIONAL CATHOLIC SHRINE with Bishop Egan of Portsmouth. A coach is arranged from the Good Shepherd Church and picking up at the Cathedral to assist all who would like to join this pilgrimage.

PADLEY PILGRIMAGE:

The Inter diocesan Pilgrimage to Padley, in honour of Blessed Robert Ludlam and Blessed Nicholas Garlick, will be celebrated on Sunday 10th July, meeting at 3pm in Grindleford (S32 2JA). Bishop John Arnold, of Salford, will preach - and all are very welcome. See the poster for more details.

NEW PARISHIONERS:

We welcome a family of Robins who have nested in one of the various nesting boxes in the Parish grounds. The parents are diligent in feeding the young at present and are a joy to watch in there coming and going.
Interestingly, we had 270 viewers join us on The Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul from 40 different countries through the live streaming and we continue to welcome all to the Church.


SICKNESS & HOSPITALISATION:

We are grateful to all who exercise Eucharistic Ministry in the our parishes and community. Unfortunately to date the hospitals maintain a limited footfall, so it is vital that you let us know if you need to go into hospital or someone on your behalf advises of an emergency admission. We can then inform the Chaplaincy to ensure you receive Sacramental care whilst in hospital.

Please note, Sacramental care can also be maintained in the home during convalescence or for longer term, but it is important to advise us of the need. Please don't hesitate to contact by phone or mail (either Royal or E) in order that we can fulfil our confidential obligation to you.


ANDREA'S MESSAGE:

Im Andrea with a few hours free; weekdays only, for cleaning & general domestic duties. I am fully experienced in domestic & commercial cleaning and am CRB & DBS certified. If you could like to dcontact me to discuss your requirements my number is 07770595231.

THESE WE HAVE KNOWN:

Friends who have gone before us - Remember:

Anthony Hursthouse RIP: whose funeral will be received for Rites on Wednesday, 6th July at 10.15 am prior to interment in Wilford Hill (Southern) Cemetery at 11.30 am.

Helen McEndry RIP: whose funeral rites take place at Gedling Crematorium on 8th July at 9.00 am.

John Rogan RIP: whose funeral rites take place at Wilford Hill Chapel on 13th July at 1.30 pm.

May they rest in peace with the Lord after life's journey.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESSES:

Ministries.goodshepherd@outlook.com
Confirmation.goodshepherd@outlook.com
Baptism.goodshepherd@outlook.com
RCIA.goodshepherd@outlook.com
FHC.goodshepherd@outlook.com
Alpha.goodshepherd@outlook.com
CONTACT US!

To assist a speedy response to your enquiry about the manifold activity of the our Community of North East Nottinghamshire (The Good Shepherd Church, Woodthorpe/Sherwood/Carrington/Arnold & Mapperley Plains with St. Anthony's Church, Calverton) please be confident to use one of the e mail addresses to the left.
Bookings for the use of the Halls or the Gilbert Room in the Assembly Rooms are best directed immediately to gsoffice92@gmail.com for response. We recommend our Parish Website.
PARISH SAFEGUARDING:

Representatives for the Good Shepherd: Julian Caesar 07513725471 (Good Shepherd) & Mr Christopher Forbes.

For St. Anthony's, Calverton: contact Mrs Christine Thomas on christine.thomasPSR@dioceseofnottingham.uk tel: 07722 642429
From the Finance Committee of The Good Shepherd:

Collection last week: £1202.48     Standing Orders: £920.00
Second collection £486.00
Thank you for your generous and responsible giving.
DONATIONS BY SMARTPHONE: It is also possible to make one-off donations to the parish by smartphone technology. The code for you to scan with a smartphone camera is shown to the left. By scanning this code the smartphone will immediately open the parish's dedicated on-line donations page. To scan the code you will need to have installed a reputable QR and Barcode scanner app on your smartphone.
Legacies: Thank you for remembering the work of the Good Shepherd & St. Anthony's in Your Will.
Dear parishioners:

PLEASE CONTINUE to offer courtesy to our neighbours when parking cars in the vicinity of the Church. Thanks!

Last updated 04.07.2022
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288