King of Hearts…

The weekend of the Feast of Christ the King, is also the weekend that we celebrate the contribution of our young people, through ‘National Youth Sunday’.  National Youth Sunday each year is dedicated to welcoming, involving and empowering young Catholics. … Continue reading

Enrolments, Renewal, Special Recognition and Welcomes…

Well we did have a busy weekend on the Feast of Christ the King! It was also the weekend that we celebrated the contribution of our young people, through ‘National Youth Sunday’.   The aims of National Youth Sunday are to help … Continue reading

Living Stones Study Day, September 2014

Theological and Pastoral implications in a multi parish context. A short report on the study day held at Hothorpe Hall – and led by Fr. Eugene Duffy from Limerick, who is renowned for his work with communities coming together in … Continue reading

Congratulations to Juan Carlos Valer!

On Saturday 1st November Juan Carlos Valer was ordained into the Permanent Diaconate at St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham by Bishop John Sherrington. Friends and family were in attendance to support him on this momentous day, which follows four years … Continue reading

Sanju surrenders his crowning glory for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund!

Congratulation to Sanju Sabu, a member of our PPC, who had the novel idea of surrendering his locks to raise money for the Sick & Retired Priests Fund. Sanju has been seeking sponsors over the last few weeks – and … Continue reading

St Alban’s Parish celebrates ‘Something Good’ with a few of our ‘Favourite Things’!

Sunday 20th July marked a significant milestone for our much loved priest, Fr Paul Newman, who celebrated the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood. Our parish family came together to celebrate this moment along with friends, family members … Continue reading

Fr Paul’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Tomorrow we will be celebrating with Fr Paul the 25th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.  At the 10am Mass Canon Mervyn Tower will be preaching.  Canon Tower was one of Fr. Paul’s seminary lecturers and they have remained … Continue reading

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Renewal Day at Our Lady of Lourdes

On Saturday, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist held their annual renewal day at ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ Church in Mickleover. We were lucky enough to have Bishop Malcolm McMahon with us as the key speaker. He received an enthusiastic round … Continue reading