Monks Kirby May Procession & Benediction Sunday 15th of May 2022 

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To support the work of the Ordinariate and St Mary's Church in Leicestershire- https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/18233

28th November- Visit from Msgr Keith Newton, Our Ordinary. Fr Keith will visit on the First Sunday of Advent to Confirm and recieve into the Catholic Church a number of our congregation. This is an important date to support. There is a light Buffet Lunch afterwards at the Stables (no charge- but booking required either via Fr Matthew or the sheet in Church)

11th December- St Mary's Retreat Day led by Peter Green. Peter is a former Methodist Minister and also comes to St Marys. This is good opportunity to have some guided reflections in this busy season. The day runs from 10-3pm. Please email to sign up or at St Marys. There is no charge although you can make a donation on the day to cover the cost of the hire of the room.

12th December- 3pm Carol Service followed by a reception (details tbc)

Traditional Harvest Mass Part 1
Traditional Harvest Mass Part 2
The Harvest Lounge

Harvest Festival

This will take place on Sunday 19th September at 11am. This will be a traditional Harvest Mass with all the well known hymns. The Church will be open on Saturday 18th September from 9-12am for those who may wish to donate harvest produce which will be taken to the local foodbank afterwards. You can also bring items on the Sunday of you can't make Saturday.


Harvest Lunch

This takes place on Sunday 19th after Mass at The Stables, Kilworth House. The cost is £10pp and places can be booked after Mass or please email matthewpittam@yahoo.co.uk. This is a good opportunity for us to gather together as a community.


Finance

Thank you to all who continue to support the Church. Here is a brief explanation of how our finances work


ST MARY'S ORDINARIATE ACCOUNT (Sunday Collections and Standing Orders)

> Church Insurance

> Proportion of clergy stipend and expenses (including mileage)

> Sacristy and Altar Supplies

> Printing and booklets

> Publicity and Website

>National levy towards clergy training (for the next generation of priests) and retirement fund.


ST MARY'S TRUST

>Heating, Lighting and Water

> Cleaning 

>Building maintenance 

>Grounds


Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are available on line or at Church. All donations will be used for St Mary's. Donate – St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (husbandsbosworthcatholic.org.uk)Forms can be returned to the Church, sent to the address on the forms or emailed to tjblewett1@gmail.com


Postcards

We have had 2000 postcards produced with attractive pictures of the Church on the front and details of our community on the reverse. These are being delivered to all houses in the locality. So far most of Husbands Bosworth will have received one of these cards. The aim is to let people know we are open and that all are welcome. Raising our profile is important. If you would be willing to deliver any of the cards to the local villages please let me know. We are particularly keen on delivering to Sibbertoft, Welford, Theddingworth and Mowsley. Cards are available from the Church


Social Media and Local Coverage

We now have a Church Facebook group and are on Instagram. We are also making an effort to post on most of the local village FB pages with weekly news about all that his happening at St Mary's. It is also lovely that in this months Bosworth Bugle, St Mary's is featured on the front page. We also now have a website- https://husbandsbosworthcatholic.org.uk

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The community after the Assumption Mass at St Mary's Husbands Bosworth

The Assumption:

On 15th August we celebrated the Solemnity of the Assumption which was very well attended. We welcomed Fr David Jones a priest of the Ordinariate from Leicestershire to concelebrate the Mass which was celebrated according to Divine Worship.

Harvest Festival Mass:

We celebrate our Harvest Mass on 19th September at 11am. Donations to the local foodbank are very welcome.

Harvest Lunch:

Following our harvest festival we are having a Harvest Lunch at the Stables Retreat Centre in North Kilworth. The cost is £10pp and tickets can be obtained from Fr Matthew. Please email him to book a place

Coffee after Mass:

These is a possibility of having refreshments after Mass at the Bell Inn. The landlord is offering to provide coffee and tea for a reduced cost. A few people went today after Mass to investigate. This may be something we introduce once or twice per month.

Weekly Mass:

Our main Sunday Mass continues to be well supported each week at 11am. Our congregation is made up of local people and members of the Ordinariate. We hope to have a midweek Mass once we become more established

Ordinariate Introduction Course: 
Fr Matthew is planning to run an online course for those who may be interested in the becoming Catholic through the Ordinariate or Catholics who would like to know more about it. Please email  Fr Matthew for more information.


The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the anniversary of the opening of St Mary's 
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Sunday Mass 11am, parking available 
in Honeypot Lane,  St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Husbands Bosworth
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