St Norbert's

RC Church


A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England

Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ,

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
On Tuesday we heard the announcement that, from the 4th July this year, places of worship will be able to reopen for prayer and services. We welcome this news with great joy. Since the lockdown began, members of all faiths have faced restrictions on how they have been able to celebrate important religious festivals. Our own experience of Easter was unlike any other we have known. Now, in our churches, and with our people, we can look forward again to celebrating the central mysteries of our faith in the Holy Eucharist.
The recent reopening of our churches for individual private prayer was an important milestone on our journey towards resuming communal worship. Our churches that have opened have put in place all the measures needed to ensure the risks of virus transmission are minimised. This includes effective hand sanitisation, social distancing, and cleaning. We remain committed to making sure these systems of hygiene and infection control meet Government and public health standards.
We want to thank everyone within the Catholic community for sustaining the life of faith in such creative ways, not least in the family home. We thank our priests for celebrating Mass faithfully for their people, and for the innovative ways in which they have enabled participation through live-streaming and other means. We are grateful for the pastoral care shown by our clergy to those for whom this time of lockdown has been especially difficult, and, in particular, towards those who have been bereaved. We recognise too the chaplaincy services that have played a vital role in supporting those most in need. Gaining from the experience of all that we have been through, and bringing those lessons into the future, we must now look forward.
With the easing of restrictions on worship with congregations, we tread carefully along the path that lies ahead. Our lives have been changed by the experience of the pandemic and it is clear that we cannot simply return to how things were before lockdown. We remain centred on the Lord Jesus and His command at the Last Supper to “do this in memory of me.” We must now rebuild what it means to be Eucharistic communities, holding fast to all that we hold dear, while at the same time exploring creative ways to meet changed circumstances.
It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. A significant number of churches may remain closed as they are unable to meet the requirements for opening for individual prayer. Fulfilling these requirements is a precondition for any church opening after the 4th July for the celebration of Mass with a congregation.

Please be aware that there will be a limit on the number of people who can attend Mass in our churches. This will determined locally in accordance with social distancing requirements. We therefore need to reflect carefully on how and when we might be able to attend Mass. We cannot return immediately to our customary practices. This next step is not, in any sense, a moment when we are going ‘back to normal.’
We ask every Catholic to think carefully about how and when they will return to Mass. Our priests may need to consider whether it is possible to celebrate additional Masses at the weekends. Given there is no Sunday obligation, we ask you to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday celebrations and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.
Moving forward, there will still be many people who cannot attend Mass in person. We therefore ask parishes, wherever possible, to continue live-streaming Sunday Mass, both for those who remain shielding and vulnerable, and also for those unable to leave home because of advanced age or illness.
When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.
“As I have loved you,” said the Lord Jesus, “so you must love each other.” (Jn 13:34) The lockdown has brought forth remarkable acts of charity, of loving kindness, from Catholics across our communities as they have cared for the needy and vulnerable. We have seen love in action through charitable works, and through the service of many front-line keyworkers who are members of our Church. Now we can begin to return to the source of that charity, Christ himself, present for us sacramentally, body, blood, soul and divinity, in Holy Communion. As we prepare to gather again to worship, let us, respectful of each other, come together in thanksgiving to God for the immense gift of the Holy Eucharist.
Yours devotedly in Christ

✠ ✠,
This letter is addressed to the Catholic Community in England; the opening of the Catholic Churches in Wales is devolved to the Welsh Assembly who are still evaluating their position on opening Places of Worship.
Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
Malcolm McMahon OP
Archbishop of Liverpool
Bernard Longley
Archbishop of Birmingham
John Wilson
Archbishop of Southwark

To All Parishioners

Monday 13th July 2020

May I make an appeal – please consider volunteering as a steward or cleaner.   You should be over the age of 18, have no underlying health problems, be isolating or caring for someone who is isolating.   Full training and induction will be given.  Please contact St Bernadette’s Office, via email with your name and contact details.   Many thanks indeed to those who have volunteered; your assistance in making it possible to currently open two of our churches is greatly appreciated.

The proposed Schedule of Masses from Saturday 18th July 2020 is as below, however, this will be dependent on sufficient stewards and volunteers being available.   Please note there will not be a 9.30am Mass on Saturday mornings at St Bernadette’s.

Holy Souls’ St Bernadette’s
18th July 9.30am
6.00pm  6.00pm
19th July 9.00am 9.00am
11.00am 11.00am
4.30pm (Polish)
7.00pm 7.00pm
20th July 9.30am
21st July 9.30am
22nd July 9.30am
23rd July 9.30am
24th July 9.30am

Bookings, preferably via email to St Bernadette’s Office will be taken from 14th July, also between 11.00am and 1.00pm via telephone; please leave a message if needs be.

With every good wish and blessing to you all

Canon Geoffrey


19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

SUNDAY 9TH  – 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)


MONDAY 10TH – St. Lawrence (Feast)

TUESDAY 11TH – St. Clare (Memorial)


WEDNESDAY 12TH – Feria or St. Jane Frances de Chantal (optional Memorial)

THURSDAY 13TH – Feria or Sts. Pontian (Pope) & Hippolytus (optional Memorial)

FRIDAY 14TH – St. Maximilian Kolbe (Memorial)

SATURDAY 15TH – Feria or Our Lady’s Saturday

SUNDAY 16TH – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)


Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday’s at 09:30am



14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

SUNDAY 5TH  – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)


MONDAY 6TH – Feria or St. Maria Goretti




THURSDAY 9TH – Feria or Sts. Augustine Zhoa Rong and Companions

FRIDAY 10TH – Feria

SATURDAY 11TH – St. Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe (Feast)

SUNDAY 12TH – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)


Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday’s at 09:30am


Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (Solemnity)

SUNDAY 28TH  – Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (Solemnity)


MONDAY 29TH – Feria

TUESDAY 30TH – Feria or The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church


WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY – Feria or St. Oliver Plunket


FRIDAY 3RD – St. Thomas, Apostle (Feast)

SATURDAY 4TH – Feria or St. Elizabeth of Portugal or Our Lady’s Saturday

SUNDAY 5TH – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)


Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday’s at 09:30am



12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

SUNDAY 21ST  – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)


MONDAY 22ND – Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, Martyrs (Feast)

TUESDAY 23RD – Feria


WEDNESDAY 24TH – The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (Solemnity)


FRIDAY 26TH – Feria

SATURDAY 27TH – Feria or Our Lady’s Saturday

SUNDAY 28TH – Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles (Solemnity)


Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesday’s at 09:30am


Live Streaming and YouTube Videos with Links to Access Liturgies Being Offered

During the Coronavirus Pandemic in The Diocese of Nottingham


The Private Chapel of the Bishop of Nottingham, Bishop’s House, Nottingham.

Bishop Patrick McKinney & Father Jonathan Rose

Previous liturgies available to view. Liturgy times change weekly. 

Schedule for this week:

  • Friday 27th March Stations of the Cross – 3 pm
  • Saturday 28th March No Live Streaming 
  • Sunday 29th March Mass streamed from St Barnabas Cathedral

The Cathedral of St Barnabas, Nottingham

Canon Malachy Brett and Father Mathew Neriattil

  • Monday – Friday Mass at 1 pm
  • Saturday Mass at 10 am
  • Sunday  29th March Mass at 10 am 5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday 29th March Mass 11.15 am Bishop Patrick & Fr Jonathan Rose 

Rededication of England as Our Lady’s Dowry and Angelus Promise at the end of Mass.

Parish of St Paul’s Lenton and St Mary’s Hyson Green

Father David Palmer

  • Weekend Mass available to view from 6 pm Saturday
  • Ordinariate Mass available to view from 6 pm Sunday

Listen to Father David Palmer’s homilies on podcast: 


Parish of St Joseph’s, Leicester

Father John Daley

  • Monday – Friday 10 am Mass
  • Sunday 10.30 am Mass



Parish of St Joseph, Burton upon Trent and St Peter and St Paul

Father Neil Peoples

Masses uploaded daily


Parish of the Immaculate Conception and St Norbert’s, Spalding

Father Jim Burke

Liturgies change weekly

This week’s schedule:

Friday 27th March 9.30 am Mass

Saturday 28th March 10.00 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/Novena/Rosary 12.00 pm Angelus followed by Mass

  • 4.30 pm Mass
  • 6.30 pm Mass in Polish
  • Sunday 29th March 8.00 am Mass


Parish of St Alban’s, Chaddesden, Derby

Father David Cain

Live stream of Weekly Liturgies:

  • Sundays 10am Mass & Exposition at 9:30am
  • Mondays 10am Mass & Exposition at 9:30am
  • Wednesdays 10am Mass & Exposition at 9:30am
  • Thursdays 7pm Mass & Exposition at 6:30pm
  • Fridays 10am Mass & Exposition at 9:30am
  • Fridays Stations of the Cross in Lent & Holy Week at 7pm
  • Saturdays 10am Mass & Exposition at 9:30am

Special Events

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As a follow up to the successful Eucharistic Congress, the Diocese is having a legacy day. The day will include workshops on the Eu- charist and families

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Chrism Mass, Nottingham.

Chrism Mass, Nottingham.

As a follow up to the successful Eucharistic Congress, the Diocese is having a legacy day. The day will include workshops on the Eu- charist and families

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Marriage Preparation Courses

Marriage Preparation Courses

As a follow up to the successful Eucharistic Congress, the Diocese is having a legacy day. The day will include workshops on the Eu- charist and families

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Rev. Father Neil Peoples
Tel. No: 01724 842197

Deacon Sebastion Grab
Tel No: 07706 622888

Deacon Bernard
Tel No: 07950854414


Holy Souls' Presbytery
Frodingham Road
DN15 7TA