Welcome to the website for the parish of St Patrick's, Forest Town with St George's Rainworth, also serving St Joseph's, New Ollerton in the Sherwood Deanery of Nottingham

St Patrick's Catholic Church offers residents in the areas of Kings Clipstone, Old Clipstone, Forest Town, Oak Tree Lane, Southwell Road East, Bellamy Road Estate, Rainworth and Blidworth the chance to come together and worship with like-minded congregants as members of a strong, loving community. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind, a way to give back, or simply want to connect with the Divine, you will receive a warm welcome.  Join our community, and start your journey to spiritual enlightenment with us!

 

THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED ON A REGULAR BASIS DURING THE CURRENT CRISIS AND WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO FLAG NEW ITEMS.  NEWSLETTERS HAVE BEEN UPDATED AS OF 31st JULY.      

 

Daily reflections on today's readings from Fr Paul:

RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND MASS

 

We are delighted to inform visitors that St Patrick's Church will be open for private prayer on WEDNESDAYS       from 10.00 am until 11.00 am.

HOLY MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN ST PATRICK'S AT 6.00 pm on SATURDAYS and at 11.00 am on SUNDAYS.

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND MUST BE PRE-BOOKED e-mailing to patrickftmass@gmail.com or telephoning 01623 622705 giving details of the names of those wishing to attend and a contact e-mail or (preferably a mobile) telephone number.  

FROM 24th JULY YOU MUST WEAR FACE MASKS IN CHURCHES 

The Sunday obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended, so if you are unsure about coming, do not feel under any obligation to attend. If you or someone in your household displays symptoms of Covid19, then please stay at home. When planning to come to Mass if you have booked, please be aware that you may be asked to wait outside until invited in to take a seat. Please arrive in time to allow for this managed arrival to take place and for Mass to start on time. Stewards will assist in arriving and leaving church to that people are kept safe. 

PLEASE NOTE : THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

More information is on our NEWS PAGE

 New information from our schools is also available on the SCHOOL INFORMATION page.

The Vatican has recently released a new book of prayers, homilies and blessings from Pope Francis entitled     "Strong in the Face of Tribulation".  It will be updated regularly and can be downloaded via the link below.

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"

                   

CORONAVIRUS : Please see statement below from Bishop Patrick containing the advice to parishes during this difficult time.  Please pray for a speedy end to the crisis and for all who are suffering or caring for those suffering from the virus.  The link below takes you to the Diocesan website on which there is a message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

 

NEW : COVID-19 Message from the Archbishops of England and Wales

There are also a number of prayers issued by the Liturgy Office for use during this time.  Please click on the link below for copies.

                       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.

A Bible resource for children is now available on Shalom TV (a Christian TV channel) see News Page for details

Further information and updates are available on our News Page

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULES

St Patrick's and St George's

 

ST PATRICK'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Sunday Mass 

Sunday 11.00 am (sung Mass)

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 Paul Nellikulam

ST GEORGE'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Vigil Mass

Saturday  6.00 pm

Please see Newsletter for Weekday Mass times

Confessions:

Every Second Saturday 5.30 - 5.50pm and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr Paul Nellikulam

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Weekly Newsletters can be downloaded from the button below

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

ST JOSEPH'S WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Served from St Patrick's

Sunday Mass

Sunday 9.00 am

 

Weekday & Holy Day Masses 
10.30 am

Confessions:
Every Second Saturday 9.30 - 9.50 am and on request

Weddings and Baptisms by appointment - please contact Fr Paul Nellikulam

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.

www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk

St.Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy 

Ling Forest Road, Mansfield, Notts, NG18 3NJ

Head Teacher: Mrs Jane Smedley

www.st-patricksrc.notts.sch.uk/

Visitors are always welcome and appointments may be made by telephoning 01623 478090. The school currently has Beacon Status. It is well-known for pupil achievement in many aspects of the curriculum.

St Patrick’s Catholic Nursery and Foundation Unit: There are still currently places available for Foundation 2 (Reception) children for September 2020. If you know of any child who is requiring an FS2 or Nursery place for September 2020 and feel that St Patrick’s School would be the ideal school for them then please could you pass over your information to our office team on 01623 478090 and we can guide you in the right direction.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Main Road, Boughton, Notts NG22 9JE

Executive Head : Mrs D. Tibble

Head of School : Mrs S. Broad

Children in Boughton and Ollerton have the opportunity to attend St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy.  Visits to the school are by appointment and can be arranged by calling 01623 860392

www.stjosephsschool.net 

All Saints' Academy

Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Notts, NG19 6BW 

Executive Head : Mr C. Cuomo

Head of School : Mrs. R. Farrall

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.

 

In light of the fact that the school has been unable to welcome its new Year 7 pupils (current Year 6) students into school for their transition days, it has created a video in an attempt to alleviate any worries which they may have about beginning their secondary school journey and to give the a flavour of what to expect in September.  The video may be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg1jP2N3qL0

 

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.

 

CONTACT US

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

St George's - Warsop Lane, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0AG

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

Priest in Charge:

Fr Paul Nellikulam

01623 622 705

stpatrickchurch17@gmail.com

 
 

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