As a Parish, sharing the love of God, we seek to live out our faith as a community of worship, of shared faith and of service, where each person shares with others the gifts and talents received from God.
We recognise the wealth of multi-cultural background within the parish and shall seek to involve all parishioners to the greater benefit of the whole parish.
Sharing and utilising our gifts and talents, freely given us by God, we will endeavour to support family and parish life, reaching out to our neighbours within and beyond our community.
Many thanks to all those parishioners who have made donations via bank transfer, we appreciate that not everybody is in a position to do so.
Weekly donations may still be made, if you wish, via an envelope put through the office letter box. If you wish to set up a standing order, please contact the office for a form.
Please email if you require a Standing Order Form.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR GIFT AID AFTER RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES
Once church re-opens, all small donations (loose plate) given to cover the missing weeks since the lockdown should be given in separate envelopes and marked accordingly as separate donations. This will enable Gift Aid to be claimed even if the donation is over the usual £30 limit. This is a temporary measure only, usual regulations will apply once all churches are open again.
Please also remember if you are a taxpayer, gift aid can be claimed from your donations eg: If you donate £20 per month, this would become £25 at no extra cost to yourself. Please contact the office if you wish to do this.
We need to update our Parish Address Book/contact list. Please download a contact form, complete and return it to the office.....this is for ALL parishioners both old and new.
St. Patrick’s Church is now OPEN for public worship for Wednesday and Weekend masses at the usual times. It is very important that you follow the instructions below to book for mass. Fr Raphael will continue to say daily masses for parishioners and their intentions in the meantime.
Now we are open for punlic there are various considerations for you to consider:
You will need to book a place at mass. The diocesan booking system at https://massbooking.uk If anyone has any difficulty with it, they can send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0116 2353329. Please leave a message or phone back if the line is busy.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME UNANNOUNCED.
If you are unable to book for your favoured mass there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations.
Face Coverings: “Face coverings will be mandatory in Places of Worship from Saturday 8th August 2020. All those who are attending churches must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so. This is for the good of all who gather in the Church for Mass as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet”.(Those who are exempt from wearing a face covering can be found here: Section 3 - When you do not need to wear a face covering https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
There will be limited seating with strict social distancing. Families from the same household will be able to sit together.
Stewards will greet you at the door to ask you to sanitise your hands and show you to your allocated seat.
Face covering should be worn.
The church will be thoroughly cleaned after each service.
Usual rotas will NOT be in operation, if you are a Eucharistic Minister who is willing/able to minister, please contact Fr Raphael.
There will be one reader per mass reading from a printed sheet, if you wish to read, please contact Fr Raphael.
Collection baskets/bags will not be passed round but there will be a receptacle as you come in and one near the exit for your offerings.
Newsletters, contact update sheets etc will be available as you come into church, please take what you need and be sure TO TAKE THEM AWAY WITH YOU when you leave.
Servers: we greatly value your commitment and service but, until we see how the services work out, we cannot accommodate servers on the sanctuary.
THE CHURCH CAR PARK WILL BE RESERVED FOR DISABLED PARKING.
Please walk to church if at all possible, due to the new cycle lane on Beaumont Leys Lane parking is very limited!
Obviously, these arrangements will need many willing volunteers to clean and steward….. if not enough people come forward to help, we will be unable to celebrate public mass.
If you would like a mass said, please put your intention and contact details on an envelope containing your offering through the office letter box or email your request to the parish office.
Parish Centre Hire
St. Patrick's community life is supported by a number of special interest groups, who are always pleased to welcome new members.
Please click below for more information...
Live Stream Mass for the Sick, their Families and Care-givers - Nottingham Diocese
Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, special Masses are being celebrated for the sick, their families, care workers and NHS staff by one of our diocesan Bishops of England and Wales, in his Cathedral every Thursday at 7pm
St patrick's parish run a 300 club which costs £5 per month, usually paid by standing order. The prizes are £75 weekly with larger amounts quarterly. This raises much needed funds for the parish and with better odds than the lotters for winning!. To join, download the forms and return them to the parish office when complete......Good Luck!!
Our Parish Centre closed until further notice!
Hire costs will be revised once we have updated cleaning schedules to protect against Covid19
Live Streaming and YouTube Videos with Links to Access Liturgies Being Offered During the Coronavirus Pandemic in The Diocese of Nottingham
Parish of St Joseph’s, Leicester
Father John Daley
Monday – Friday 10 am Mass
Sunday 10.30 am Mass
The Cathedral of St Barnabas, Nottingham
Canon Malachy Brett and Father Mathew Neriattil
Monday – Friday Mass at 1 pm
Saturday Mass at 10 am
Parish of St Paul’s Lenton and St Mary’s Hyson Green
Father David Palmer
Listen to Father David Palmer’s homilies on podcast:
Churches Together Leicestershire prayer for Leicester
St. Patrick's Church in Leicester has a weekly newsletter, to download the latest newsletter please click below...
Our Newsletter is in PDF format, to download a free PDF reader, click here.