Forthcoming Events


300 Club– if you wish to join please see John Carr, John Dillon or Helen Wheatman.

QUIZ at SPN on Saturday, 2nd June at 7.30 pm.  Fish and chip supper included, £8 per person.  40 questions with answers supplied.  You just pick the right one.  (Individuals or pairs).  Could people please bring their own drink, thank you.

GARDEN PARTY at SPN:  On Saturday, 9th June.  We really need your help and support with donations of cakes/buns/pickles on the 8th June.  Any other suitable gifts, bottles for the Bottle Stall, nearly new handbags, toys, books and handicrafts would be particularly welcome and these items can be dropped into the parish office from the 1st May on any day except a Wednesday, or see Mary Smith.  Refreshments will be available; if anyone wishes to donate cobs, ham, butter, cheese, eggs, crisps – please bring by Friday 8th June.  Raffle Tickets now on sale: Only £2.50 per book – can all tickets, including those unsold, together with monies, be returned to the parish office by Friday 8th June.  Donations towards costs/prizes would be appreciated.  Also, help is required for setting up and sorting on the Friday from 2pm and clearing away on the Saturday from 3pm.  If anyone would like to help on a stall please contact Mary Smith on telephone no. 01623 632910.   There will be a Garden Party meeting on Tuesday, 29th May at 7.00 pm.

SVP:  The next meeting is on Wednesday, 30th May at 1.30 pm in the Sacristy.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please join us at this meeting.

PPC meeting:  at St Philip’s on Thursday, 7th June at 7.30 pm.



Safeguarding: The Diocese of Nottingham requires that each parish/Religious Congregation has a Safeguarding Representative in place.  The Safeguarding Rep has responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults and for providing advice on child/adult safeguarding matters. St Philip Neri’s representatives are Kathleen Campbell and Sybil Hedley with Kate Gilbert responsible for our other three Churches.  They provide the link between the parish and the Safeguarding Co-ordinator for the Diocese.  They have received all the relevant training and know who to contact if any concerns or allegations are raised.  Also they play a key role in the safer recruitment process, including DBS Disclosure at a local level.  See their details on the poster at the back of Church. Mrs Clare McKenzie is the Safeguarding Coordinator for the Diocese and can be contacted at Family Care on: 01559603010.

Rotas: for church cleaning, hall cleaning, offertory, coffee and planned giving are now available for collection from the folder in the narthex.  If you would like to volunteer to join any rota please contact the parish office so you can be added to the list, thank you.

Whist Drive Dates for 2018:   May 26th – June 30th – July and August are the Summer Break – Sept 15th – October 20th – Nov 17th – Dec 15th.   All welcome to come along and support these fundraisers for the Lourdes Pilgrimage.




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Tuesday Rosary: An invitation to all to come along to recite the Rosary before Mass each Tuesday.

Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life:  Are you thinking about serving God as a priest or religious? If so, kindly speak to either of the priests at any time.  

Parking at Lymns Funeral Directors: Lymns have kindly allowed parishioners to park their cars on their land at Mass times for a good number of years, it is vitally important that no one parks in front of any doors or blocks any access for the funeral cars, or the flat above, as they need to be able to access their property at all times.  Unfortunately this has happened on a couple of occasions.  Please be extra careful not to do so. It would be most unfortunate if we could no longer use their parking spaces, so please park courteously or permission to park on Lymns premises may be withdrawn.

Coffee: after 9am Mass each Sunday. Also after 12.10pm Mass each Wednesday,  all welcome, a good time to catch up with each other. 


Parish Records:  Do we have your name, address and telephone number?  If not, can you please contact the parish office with your details so we have a way of keeping in touch?  Thank you.

Legacies:  Are a vitally important part of Church income, especially as most parishes in this country are seeing their income from collections decrease.  None of us like to think about what happens after our death, but, if you are thinking about making a will, please remember the Church.  Much of what you see before you has been provided through the generosity of our benefactors.

Mansfield Street Pastors: Would you like to volunteer to help with this ministry?  If so please contact or call 07854625873.  Also see poster.

Volunteers:  If anyone would like to volunteer to help clean our Church please contact the parish office so your name can be added to the rota.  It is the same procedure if you wish to join any ministry, your help is always needed. If you wish to remove your name from any rota please contact the parish office as soon as you can .



Baptism:  St Philip Neri:  The next Baptism sessions will be on Thursday, 7th June and Monday, 11th June at 7.00 pm.   Once attended pop into the parish office to complete the form and book the Baptism date in the diary. For St Joseph’s, St Teresa’s and St Bernadette’s please also speak with the priest.  If you have any queries please call into or ring the parish office on 01623 623458.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield: Before entering hospital would catholic patients, or their families, please inform the parish office on 01623 623458; so that the Sacraments of the Church can be administered by the priest/s and pastoral visits made by our Chaplaincy team. Details needed are, name, address and hospital ward (if known).

Weddings:  May we remind couples intending to marry that they should make contact with the priest as soon as possible.  Diocesan Policy states that at least SIX MONTHS’ notice should be given.  Couples are also reminded that they should book the Church first before booking a venue for a reception.  



Nottingham Diocesan Lourdes PilgrimageFr Greg Tobin writes:‘Why not come this year on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes? The dates are 16-20th July 2018.  The price includes the full pilgrimage package with a chartered flight from East Midlands airport, transfers in France, full board at hotels adjacent to the domain and Grotto area, together with the necessary badges, scarves and prayer books.  We have a full complement of medical staff, and an army of young people from diocesan universities and schools.  The atmosphere is electric as you can imagine and the opportunity is there for a pilgrimage that is both memorable and full of grace’. Why not complete the form today?  Or ring: 0161 820 8790 for further details.  Please see poster at the back of all our Churches.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages:  7 nights B & B and airport shuttle service.  Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service – call Jackie on 02032398662 or email: website:

Good News for the East Midlands”:  We are very proud to offer you the opportunity of owning a copy of this book, an account of the background to, and the story of, the Diocese of Nottingham.  Canon Anthony Dolan, a retired priest and former archivist of our diocese has, together with many other contributors, compiled this book which contains more than 360 pages of information and photographs about our parishes, religious communities, schools, pilgrimage sites and martyrs.  This fascinating book is the first history of our diocese to be published since 1950.  A limited number of copies of the book are available to purchase at a reduced price of £16, proceeds to the Retired Priests Appeal.  Further copies can be obtained by phoning 0115 8882644, online at or email: 

Check out the Be Merciful website:  This has been updated and has events and resources for Faith Formation in the Nottinghamshire Diocese:

Retreats Organised by the Briars:   Pre-Exam De-stresser: Teacher’s Retreat: 6-8th July – cost £70.  Interested in any or all of the above please contact: 

Catholic Singles:  Catholic singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events.  For more info: or telephone: 01619413498 

Please see the parish website: for all Youth events.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: February 15th to 22nd 2019.  More information available from Sr Susan on 01623 845091 or email:



For details on a selection of the job vacancies that are currently available within our diocesan schools please visit ‘job vacancies’ on the Diocesan Education Service website:

Marriage Care:  the marriage care centres in Derby, Nottingham and Lincolnshire are looking for volunteers to provide essential management and administrative support for the marriage preparation and counselling services.  they are also looking to develop a new centre in Leicester.  If you are interested in applying please visit: or email for more information.

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