St Joseph's Catholic Church, Oakham

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English Martyrs School News

A number of Year 6 children took part in the Brownlee Foundation Triathlon at Charnwood College, Loughborough. They were lucky enough to meet Jonny Brownlee.

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Mary's Meals Update

DID YOU KNOW......Every donation you make will be doubled until 31 December 2017, thanks to three amazing donors.

FOR EVERY £1 =£2

It was lovely to find all the items donated for the children's backpacks this last week! Many thanks! Maybe you could help with soap, coloured pencils and flip flops in the coming week? We are also desperate for spoons ...used ones are fine as we have none left, if you have any to spare?

Thanks to your amazing generous support these past few weeks, money popped in to the little blue mugs amounted to £140! It has been sent and will feed many children with a meal at £13 a day!

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English Martyrs School News

We are pleased to welcome our new families to our school and parish community and hope that they soon feel part of our family.

The new reception children have settled really well and are enjoying exploring and finding out about “marvellous me!” All our children and staff,as well as family members, celebrated Mass at St Joseph’s on Thursday 14th September with staff and our new Little Lights modelling the order of the Mass.

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Mary's Meals Update

A huge thank you once again for your ongoing support for this charity. We received lots of pencil cases, pencils and towels this week which is much appreciated. If you have any children’s flip flops you are throwing out at the end of summer, please donate them to Mary’s Meals.

All contributions are really appreciated. Please just pop them in the box in the Church porch.

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Freya's Project Borneo Update!

After a long 24 hours of travel, we arrived in Kota Kinabalu. We spent two days there, acclimatising and getting started on our expedition before travelling for 3 hours into Tenom to start our project work. With your generosity some of the money that has been raised went towards building an extension to the community church, which doesn't get government funding as the community are Christian.

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First Holy Communion Day

On the great feast of Corpus Christi 18th June 2017

9 children made their First Holy Communion.  

The children read the readings and participated in the Mass.  

It was a lovely occasion.

Fr Stephen with our First Holy Communion Children

 

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An appeal on behalf of English Martyrs Primary School

The Senior Leadership Team and the Governors of English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, the only Catohlic Primary school in the Parish of Rutland have circulated a letter appealing for support from the Parish and the wider public. To read the letter please Click Here

Freya's Project Borneo July 2017

I will be carrying out a community project in a rural area of Borneo where the majority of people are living below the poverty line and don’t have access to proper housing, education facilities, medical treatment or even reliable clean drinking water.

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Important Information 13th May Confirmation Mass

The 4.30 pm Mass on Saturday 13th May will be a Confirmation Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick for some of our young parishioners and students at Oakham and Uppingham Schools. It is likely that there will be over 20 Confirmandi plus relatives – that means the Church will be very full. I hope this will not inconvenience our regular Saturday Mass congregation too much. The 11.00 am Sunday Mass that weekend on 14th May will be less crowded.

Holy Week 2017

This week is the most solemn and Holy Week in the Christian calendar. Easter Triduum Masses and Liturgy:

Holy Thursday - 7.30pm
Good Friday - Walk of Witness 10am, Liturgy 3pm, Stations of the Cross 7.30pm
Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil 8.30pm
Easter Sunday - 11.00am

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English Martyrs School News

The children have thoroughly enjoyed their visits from Lim and look forward to him returning again to visit later on in the year.

Fr Stephen visited the children in Years 3 and 4 on Tuesday morning and answered some of their quite challenging questions about Jesus and His life.

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Important Notice

Important Notice

During the winter months if the weather is inclement ie. ice or snow please note that the 9.00 am Mass on Sundays will be held at St Joseph's Oakham Not at St Thomas' Exton  - Many Thanks Fr Stephen

Stained Glass Window Project

Stained glass windows project St. Joseph’s Church

Our windows here in the church are badly in need of an upgrade, they are old and let in lots of cold air and need replacing. When this church was built by the hard fund raising of the parish, plain windows were the best that could be afforded. They have done a good job over the years but now is the time for change. Fr Stephen set up a small committee to look into the possibilities of having some stained glass windows to replace the old ones.

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Mary's Meals Update

A message from Magnus:  "Thank you for everything you do for so many suffering children in this world. 1,500 children now receive a daily meal in Aleppo. A further 1,430 Syrian refugees are also receiving a meal thanks to your generosity. Together let us continue this journey one step at a time, one meal at a time, one child at a time.  Thank you."

A huge thank you for the 25 exercise books, toothpaste and soap received this week. We can now complete 15 more backpacks for the children. Please keep it coming, especially larger shorts for the boys.

All contributions are really appreciated. Please just pop them in the box in the Church porch.

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Lent 2016

Lent is important for our spiritual lives. It is a Holy season, a gift from God. It’s an opportunity for us to get closer to him.

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Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis begins officially on 8th December 2015 and continues until 20th November 2016. His intention is that the “balm of mercy” should reach everyone and that this would be a sign that the Kingdom of God is present in our midst.

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The Shed That Fed a Million Children

The Vision of Mary's Meals is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.

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Venerable John Lyon

16th July, the feast of our Lady of Mount Carmel, is the anniversary of Venerable John Lyon.

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Read with our children at English Martyrs

Could you spare a few hours a week or even a few hours a month?

The Staff and Governors of English Martyrs would be delighted to welcome Parishioners to the school who would enjoy reading with our children.

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Aid for Chad

The charity was started back in 1984 to help and support a small Catholic bush mission in Benoy, southern Chad.

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You are the Living Stones

On Monday 7 November 2012, Bishop Malcolm launched 'You are Living Stones', a consultation on the parochial structure of the Diocese of Nottingham.

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The Mission at Oakham - Souls are perishing

Letter to the Editor of the Tablet 20th Jan 1883. SIR,—Allow me to call the attention of your readers to my appeal in your columns. It is my last appeal. It is indeed most urgently needed that I should build next March at Oakham. Souls are perishing.

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Mass Times

St Joseph's
Saturday:
4.30pm (First Mass of Sunday)
Sunday: 11.00am (with Children's liturgy) join us for coffee and tea after Mass
Weekdays:
Mon, Tue, Thur: 9.30am
Wed: 10.00am (Exposition 9am) join us for coffee and tea after Mass
Fri: 09.30 & 7pm Latin Mass

Confession:
Sat: 11.30am - 12.00pm 
Sat: 3.15pm - 3.45pm

Wednesday: 9.15am – 9.45am


Read about Confession


St Thomas of Canterbury
Sunday:  9am


Uppingham School
Sunday: 12.15pm once a month Click here for dates


Masses in nearby Parishes


 

Join us for coffee and tea after Mass at St Joseph’s on Sundays & Wednesdays