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Welcome to the website for the Community of  St Patrick's and St George's.  Our church is situated on Clipstone Road West, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0BT and we serve the communities of Forest Town, Clipstone, Rainworth and Blidworth.

We are now part of the new parish of Our Lady and All Saints, Mansfield which also includes the churches of St Philip Neri, Chesterfield Road, Mansfield NG19 7AB, St Teresa's, Clumber Street, Warsop NG20 0LX and St Joseph's, Langwith Road, Shirebrook, NG20 9RP

Times of Masses and other Services this week 

   

       Sunday, 26th May                                          11.00 am Mass

        Wednesday, 29th May                                     9.15 am Mass

        Sunday, 2nd June                                           11.00 am Mass

LOCAL WEEKEND MASSES

St Philip Neri, Mansfield    Saturdays  6.00 pm 

                                             Sundays    9.00 am, 11.00 am,  5.00 pm

St Teresa's, Warsop            Sundays    9.00 am

St Joseph's, Shirebrook     Saturdays  5.00 pm

CONTACT US: Telephone 01623 623458  e-Mail patrickftmass@gmail.com or olas@dioceseofnottingham.uk

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

   Tuesday, 18th June  7.00 pm Holy Hour (In preparation for the Jubilee Year of 2025)

   Saturday, 22nd June 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm  Afternoon Tea (tickets available from the church)

 

PARISH CORE GROUP: Meetings of this group are open to all parishioners and take place approximately every six weeks.  The most recent  meeting was held on Wednesday, 24th April and notes of this meeting are available shortly by clicking on the link below.  The next meeting is due to be held on Wednesday, 17th July at 7.15 pm in St Patrick's Church Hall and suggestions for items to be discussed at the meeting can be sent to patrickftmass@gmail.com or left in the Suggestion Box in the church porch.

 

YEAR OF PREPARATION FOR JUBILEE YEAR

Please note the events and prayers which are available to support the Year of Preparation for the Jubilee Year of 2025.  As part of our Year of Preparation, there will be a Holy Hour in one of our four churches each month - St Philip Neri 18th May 7.00 pm; St Patrick's 18th June 7.00 pm. Details can be found on the Diocesan website and in our newsletter.

Please click here for the latest Reflection from Pope Francis 

BIBLE IN A YEAR PODCAST  Read through the Bible in a year with the Bible in a Year podcast. Go at your own pace.  Episodes are usually less than 30 minutes long.  Start whenever you want - it's worth it. More details are in the poster in the church porch.

Prayer for Israel and Gaza

We pray for the people of Israel and Palestine amid the escalating violence.

We pray for those killed and injured by rockets from Gaza in southern Israel. May your rod and staff comfort them. We pray for those who are grieving. May they know your ever-present help.

We pray for the protection of those who have been taken hostage by Hamas. As they walk through this dark valley, may they fear no evil.

We pray for the civilians of Gaza. May they know that their help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth. We especially remember all of those who have been killed and wounded in Gaza today - may you comfort and heal those who are in pain and those who have lost loved ones.

And we pray for those in leadership in Gaza and Israel. May you guide them along the right paths. We ask all this in union with Christ and trusting in the power of your Holy Spirit.  Amen

 

A Prayer for the Holy Land from Pope Francis and His Eminence the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

 Let us pray with one heart and one soul – Lord come to our aid, grant us peace, teach us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: Never again war.’ Lord Hear Us.

 

PRAYER FOR THE UKRAINE

Loving God, we pray for the people of the Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them.  We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.  We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reachnout in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.  May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of the Ukraine and for all the world.  Amen

SYNOD

We pray for the success of the Synod and its follow-up.  Please click on the button to read the talk given by Fr Timothy Radcliffe to the members attending this event.  Details of the discussion so far are available on the Vatican website (see link below)

There are a number of opportunities to partake in pilgrimages to special sites of spiritual interest.  Details are available by clocking on the button to the left.

ST GEORGE’S CHURCH: This church has now closed permanently.  If you were not able to attend the final Mass celebrated at St George's but would like to see the commemorative booklet, please clink on the button.  The church and its grounds have now been put up for sale.

VATICAN NEWS:

Pope Francis also said this prayer during the recent Moment of Prayer at St Peter's Basilica in Rome :

                                Almighty and merciful God, behold our sorrowful condition:

                                comfort your children and open our hearts to hope,

                                so that we might feel your Fatherly presence in our midst.  

                               Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one                                                God, for ever and ever.  Amen

BBC 4 Rethink : Click on link for the text of an interview given by Pope Francis : "The poor have become part of our landscape"

COP28: Pope Francis is due to address delegates at the COP28 event and an interesting article previewing his talk is available here: 

DIOCESAN NEWS

Our Church is part of the Sherwood Deanery and the Diocese of Nottingham.  Please use the links below to access information about activities in our area.

SHERWOOD FOREST FOOD BANK

Parishioners have been very generous in donating to the Sherwood Forest Food Bank.  

An urgent update on the requirements of the Food Bank is available here :  

 Thank you to everyone who has donated goods or money.  

        Contributions may be left at the back of the church.

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WEEKLY SCHEDULES

St Patrick's and St George's

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ST PATRICK'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Served from St Philip Neri, Mansfield

Sunday Mass 

Sunday 11.00 am

Holy Days of Obligation

Please see newsletter
 

Please see Newsletter for Weekday Mass times

Confessions:

Every Second Saturday 9.30 - 9.50 am and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr John Kyne 

ST GEORGE'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE

St George's Church, Rainworth has now closed and all Masses in the parish will be celebrated at St Patrick's, Forest Town.

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Weekly Newsletters can be downloaded from the button below

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SCHOOLS

Children in the parish have the opportunity to attend a well-respected school from the age of 3 to 18.  All three schools are part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

St.Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy 

Ling Forest Road, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 3NJ

Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Smedley

01623 478090       www.st-patricksrc.notts.sch.uk

All Saints' Academy

Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 6BW 

Headteacher : Mr C. Cuomo

01623 474700    http://www.allsaints.notts.sch.uk

All Saints serves the Catholic population of north Nottinghamshire and the local area of Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield.

Examination results are well above average and students progress to a range of Universities. 

Parents wishing to visit the school are requested to telephone 01623 474700 to arrange an appointment.

Our schools form part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and details of vacancies and Trustwide activities may be found by clicking the link below.

Join the Our Lady of Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage in aid of CAFOD's "Walk for Water" Appeal by visiting theTrust Chaplaincy Website (www.beinspirational.co.uk/olol-virtual-pilgrimage-lets-walk-for-water-with-cafod/) which has lots of resources including daily prayer videos, an opportunity to upload your steps from the day to contribute to our total and a chance to contribute to the work of CAFOD, which supports our brothers and sisters around the world, by donating via our JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/our-lady-of- lourdes-catholic-multi-academy-trust  

 A number of vacancies exist within the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust and details can be found on https://www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/vacancies-and-recruitment.  

This website also provides access to the Be Inspirational website for younger parishioners

 

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GIFT AID SCHEME

No doubt you become aware from time to time of how costs are constantly changing. Perhaps it is an appropriate time to reflect that parish costs have also risen and to consider whether our donations to the parish could be increased.

In addition to the obvious things like window repairs, gas and electricity, the amount required from the parish towards the support of the Catholic Schools in the Diocese has increased substantially in recent times and certain maintenance costs for our own school have to be met out of parish funds. The following illustrates how money values have changed over the years:

  • £1 given in 1986 is now worth 57p

  • £1 given in 1990 is now worth 74p

  • £1 given in 1995 is now worth 85p.


There is some additional help at hand from an unexpected source. The Government has introduced a simplified system that will allow tax to be reclaimed on all your donations to the parish. The old complicated Covenant system has been replaced by New Gift Aid. During the current tax year this means that the Parish can obtain an extra 28p from the tax authorities for every £1 contributed or donated under Gift Aid.


The only other condition is that the donor is a UK taxpayer who pays at least as much income tax or capital gains tax as the amount reclaimed by the parish on their contribution or donation, i.e for the moment the tax paid on all your income for this tax year must be more than 28p if you give £1 under Gift Aid, and this has to be repeated for every £1 you give.


The simple Gift Aid Scheme declaration lasts for as long as you want it to. This could be for your lifetime or until you cancel it. It could cover one donation or regular contributions. There is no set amount required for a donation. You can reduce or increase your donations at any time to suit your changing circumstances without the need to fill in any more forms.


To be able to reclaim the tax the Parish Priest or Parish Gift Aid Organiser has to ensure all donations under the scheme are recorded and so when making donations numbered envelopes, cheques or standing orders will need to be used. Loose cash offerings do not qualify for the rebate because they are not identifiable to the donor.


Remember, provided you are a taxpayer making identifiable contributions or donations to the parish under the Gift Aid Scheme, the parish can gain significant extra income at no extra cost to you. 


If you would like to join our Gift Aid Scheme please e-mail the Parish e-mail address.

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CONTACT US

St Patrick's - Clipstone Rd W, Forest Town, Mansfield, NG19 0BU (Presbytery)

Parish Priest :Fr John Kyne

01623 623458    01623 622705

spnmansfield@hotmail.co.uk    patrickftmass@gmail.com

St Joseph's - Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9PP

Parish Priest: Canon Michael O'Donoghue

01636 704936

secretary@holytrinitynewark.org.uk

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