Forthcoming Events


SPN Planned Giving Envelopes:  Boxes are now ready for collection from the back of Church.  Also for Direct Debits contributors there are second collection envelopes.  If you can help by delivering someone’s envelopes it would be most appreciated.  If you wish to join the PG scheme please contact the office.

Lent:  Stations of the Cross each Friday evening at 7.00pm; it would be good if you could come as a family to the Stations. 

Holy Trinity, Newark Reconciliation:  Monday 26th March at 7.00pm and St Philip’s Deanery Station Reconciliation: Tuesday 27th March at 7.00pm.

Easter Mass Times at SPN:  HOLY THURSDAY, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.  GOOD FRIDAY, The Lord’s Passion at 3.00pm.  HOLY SATURDAY (Vigil), at 8.00pm.  EASTER SUNDAY, Masses as usual at 9.00am and 11.00am.


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.

St Patrick’s Day: At the Linden Club on Saturday 17th March, after Mass at St Philip’s.  There will be Irish dancing, with music from Benjamin O’Neill & Howard’s friends.  Tea/coffee/buffet throughout the day with a raffle.  Entry Free of charge.  All welcome.

Mansfield & Dukeries Irish Association: St Patrick Dance on Saturday 17th March at the Forest Town Arena. Music provide by local musicians, Irish dancing display – entrance is free of charge, there will be a raffle and food available.  The proceeds will go towards the Luncheon Club for the over 60’s, which is held every fortnight at the Nags Head, Pleasley and for their annual excursion. Irish Passport application forms are still available from the Irish Association, and are also accessible online.

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:  March 24th – April 28th – 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 new date for the next meetings will be published soon.   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.

First Holy Communion 2018 at SPNThe Family Masses will be will be as follows: All Sunday 11am Masses,  18th March, 22nd April, and 6th May. If your child is the age to make their 1st Holy Communion and doesn’t attend St Philip’s Primary School (but you are parishioners of St Philip’s Church) please call into the parish office and collect the necessary paperwork then contact the school. 1st Holy Communion Days are: Saturday 12th May at 10am and Sunday 13th May at 11am.

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.  



Blessed Sacrament Procession – Saturday 28th April at 2pm – Bishop Patrick will lead the annual procession as we witness to our faith through the streets of central Nottingham.  Starting at St Mary’s, Hyson Green and proceeding to the Cathedral for Benediction at 4pm.  More information: Also there will be a study morning at St Mary’s before the procession at 10am – more information:

National Catholic Men’s Pilgrimage to WalsinghamSunday 22nd April from 10.30 until 5.30pm.  A warm invitation to the first annual pilgrimage for Catholic men.  Meet, talk and share the faith with others; listen to speakers, celebrate confession and Mass, pray for families and for the country; process to the old Abbey grounds for Benediction.  We welcome lay and religious, single and married, young and old, fathers and sons! “When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England” Pope Leo XIII, 1887.  In partnership with the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady and Catholic Men UK.  For more information visit:

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:

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:  Women’s Retreat ‘Taste and See’– 2-4th March -Cost £70 – Please book early!   Easter Retreat for young people: Yr 10-13 – 29th March – 1st April – cost £60 all inclusive.  Pre-Exam De-stresser: Yr 11-13 – 13-15th April – cost £45.  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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