CURRENT NOTICES



MARY’S MEALS

The UK government has offered to match every donation made to Mary’s Meals
before 1 March 2019 so now your £13.90 can feed TWO children for an entire year instead of one.
Now is the time to donate as time is running out on this offer and the £2million target is still a way off!  You can donate by bringing a donation to church or online below.


DIGITAL SUMMIT - FREE PASS

From 19th - 21st February, Word on Fire Catholic ministries will be holding an online summit
where you can listen to thirteen of the leading experts in Scripture, theology, philosophy,
spirituality, sociology, history, science, and literature. This is a fully online conference
that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home or office.
To sign up for a free pass click below.


DERBY ROAD WORKS

For a period of ten weeks, there will be major work at the junction of Derby Road
and St Augustine’s Road. Major traffic diversions will be in operation.
You are advised to check your route to church and allow extra time for your journey.


PARKING FOR MASS AT
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION

Please note:  the Parish Centre car park on Queen Street is strictly for use
by those with physical disabilities.

Thank you.


TUESDAY CLUB HELP NEEDED

After year upon year of dedicated service, Joe and Jean McElvaney have decided that
it is time to hand the reigns of the Tuesday over 60s Club to someone new.  

If you are interested please speak to Fr Adrian.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME

The First Holy Communion Programme will continue on Saturday 2 March
in the Annunciation Parish Centre.


EYRE CHAPEL FRIENDSHIP GROUP

The Eyre Chapel Friendship Group invite you to their their spring meetings to be held
at The Eyre Chapel, Newbold from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
Admission to each is £3 and includes light refreshments.

Wednesday 20 February - Dr. Chris Hewer on The Three Abrahamic Faiths

Wednesday 20 March - Anne Peacey on Justice and Peace

There will also be an outing to the Snowdrop Gardens in Newark on Tuesday 19 February.
Cost is £15pp and includes transport, entry and homemade tea.


NOVENA TO OUR LADY
OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR

The Novena this year will begin Tuesday 18 June, nine days before the feast of
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, and take place every evening at 7.00pm
with the exception of Saturday when it will be at 10.30am following the morning Mass,
and Sunday when it will be at 12 noon following the 11.00am Mass.


2019 DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
TO LOURDES
30 JUNE – 5 JULY  

Booking forms are now available for the 2019 pilgrimage led by Rt. Rev. Bishop Ralph.
Full board, travelling by charter flight direct from Doncaster Airport.
Pilgrims who need medical support or assistance with mobility are very welcome.
Volunteer helpers are needed especially doctors and nurses.
Places are limited this year so please book as early as possible.
For enquiries please click below.


NEW PARISH EVENTS PAGE

We now have a What’s On parish events page that can be accessed via the main menu.
This page is in calendar format and will include parish events throughout the year.

Click below to view.


SAFEGUARDING

For anyone wishing to learn more about, or get involved with Safeguarding
within the Parish of Our Lady Queen of Peace, a resource page can now be accessed
through the Parish section or by clicking below.


ANNUNCIATION STAINED GLASS

Parisioners at the Church of the Annunciation will have noticed the two new additions
to our stained glass in the narthex. These beautiful depictions of Our Lady and Christ
were rescued from St Joseph’s, Staveley and have been mounted into light boxes so that
we may continue to appreciate them. This project has only been made possible through
your generous donations – thank you.


CHESTERFIELD NIGHT-SHELTER

From 1 December to 31 March, there will be a Night-Shelter in Chesterfield.
Hosted by a different Church each night of the week.

Wednesday's Night-Shelter will be at Annunciation Hall

The guests will be given a hot meal in the evening and a breakfast in the morning.
During the night, paid trained employees will supervise.
However, volunteers are needed to help with the meals.

Could you volunteer from 7.00pm to 10pm or 6.30am to 8.00am?
If so please click below to obtain all the details and an application form.
Thank you.


2019 SUNDAY MISSALS

2019 Missals are now available.
(at a reduced price of £5.00)


DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS

The new Diocesan Yearbooks are now available from both Churches priced £3.00.


DISCOUNT MAGNIFICAT SUBSCRIPTIONS

Copies of Magnificat will be available in the Church of the Annunciation sacristy
from Sunday 3 February for those who subscribed following the Extraordinary Ministers
day of Recollection. The annual subscription per copy is £42 (or £3.50 per month)
a huge saving on the full subscription price of £4.95 per month.

If there are more parishioners interested in a Magnificat subscription,
please let Fr Adrian or the parish office know.


READERS AND OFFERTORY PROCESSION

There is a great shortage of volunteers - individuals or families - for the Offertory Procession
at all Masses especially 7.00pm. Please consider participating in this important ministry.
The more there are the less often your turn comes around.


ANNUNCIATION MUSIC MINISTRY

Please consider joining our music ministry at the Annunciation.
The music is now identical for both the 9.30am and 11.00am Mass
and we perform in a range of different styles, led by three different musicians on rotation,
who each bring their own styles and expertise with them.  

We rehearse on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the church,
and would really like new members, both to sing and/or play an instrument. 


CHURCH CLEANERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Our lovely church requires a lot of maintenance.
If you can spare some time to help with the cleaning please see one of our priests.


PARISH TODDLER GROUP

The parish toddler group has now relocated to St Joseph’s Little Scholars Nursery
(42 Newbold Road). We will meet every week at the nursery
in school term-time between 9.15am – 11.30am – All are welcome.
For more information please contact Cath on 07932 751048. 


RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW

An outing to the Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show at Chatsworth is taking place
on Thursday 6 June 2019. A community transport bus will be leaving Cross St
at 10.00am and leaving the show at 4.00pm.
Cost for entrance and transport is £36 and must be made before 5 January.
To make a booking please contact Audrey Powell or Irene in the Parish office.


UPENDO CHILDREN’S HOME
MOSHI, TANZANIA

Please remember the children
and the Sisters in your prayers.

To get involved with the Upendo Children's Home projects
in any way please contact Sheila Nyland.


Food Collections

Food collections are still needed for the various organisations.
Please click below for more information.


Coping with Loss

Coping with loss of any kind,
(bereavement, separation, divorce, health, employment, trust)
St Joseph’s Convent, Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7PL.
To arrange an appointment please call 01298 872 645.
This is a free service.
Donations can be made at a person’s discretion.


MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES 2019

The dates for the 2019 pilgrimages to Medjugorje are 9 June for 7 nights half board
(flying from East Midlands Airport) at a cost of £585 per person, and 5 October for 7 nights
half board (flying from Leeds/Bradford Airport) at a cost of £579 per person.
For both pilgrimages, the single room supplement is £130pp and travel insurance £30pp.
Please note that if you pay the deposits for either/both pilgrimages before 31 January 2019,
there is an incentive of £30.

For more information , see the poster in the porch or contact Pete Marshall bellow
on 07807 955836 or click below.