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Happy Easter!

A Happy Easter to everyone. Today we celebrated our Lord's victory over death through His glorious resurrection. The Church was beautifully and imaginatively decorated. The stone in the Walkers & Talkers garden of Gethsemane scene had been rolled back to reveal the linen cloths.

Ecumenical Holy Week Events

 Holy Week has witnessed our communities share worship and fellowship together. On Tuesday, Fr Paul led us in a 'Christianised Passover,' assisted by Rev Peter and Deacon Rosemary. Complete with the authentic Jewish foods and wine (and slightly less authentic Ribena for some!), we went through the Bible stories that our Jewish brothers and sisters remember and celebrate at this time of year.

Justice and Peace Fieldworker Vacancy

Justice and Peace Fieldworker
24 hours per week [including some evening and weekend working]
Salary: £14,500pa : Five weeks holiday pa

The Justice and Peace Commission works to promote Catholic Social Teaching and action for social and economic justice, and for peace, throughout the Diocese.

The Fieldworker is employed by the Diocese of Nottingham to support and develop the work of the Justice and Peace Commission in parishes, schools, and with other organisations.
The Fieldworker is based at Willson House, Derby Road, Nottingham.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Renewal Day at Our Lady of Lourdes

On Saturday, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist held their annual renewal day at 'Our Lady of Lourdes' Church in Mickleover.

We were lucky enough to have Bishop Malcolm McMahon with us as the key speaker. He received an ethusiastic round of applause as he entered to congratulate him on his promotion as Archbishop of Liverpool. The Bishop said he would be sad to leave the diocese of Nottingham though pleased to have this new ministry entrusted to him.

Journeying through Lent Reflection


Lenten Benediction to Celebrate Laetare Sunday

There will be prayers before the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction at St Alban’s Church this Sunday (30th March) at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

Job Vacancy - Teaching

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Mansfield is seeking to appoint a temporary class teacher. For further information or to arrange a visit please contact the school office at email: or telephone: 01623 478090. Closing date for applications is: 25th April 2014.

Finding God in the Word during Lent

You are invited to explore the Sunday Gospel through listening, stillness and prayer at St Alban’s Parish Centre on Tuesday of this week (1st April) starting at 7.30pm and finishing about 8.30pm with refreshments.

Win a meal for two at the Presbytery!

Fr Paul is raffling off a night of culinary delights at the Presbytery! At just £1 a ticket this is a wonderful opportunity to support the Sick and Retired Priests Fund and be in with a chance to have Fr Paul cook for you and a friend.

Raffle tickets are available before and after Mass, please see Ellen Taylor at St Alban's or Fran Wickes at Oakwood.

Good luck!