Monday, 11 December 2017

Atherstone Choral Society Christmas Concert with St Charles School Choir

Concert rescheduled to  Monday 18th December 7.00 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill, CV10 0LY

Rehearsal for the St Charles Choir will start at 6.00 pm at the church on the day.  Refreshments will be provided for parents between the rehearsal and the performance.

Please re-use the tickets already purchased for this concert

Saturday, 9 December 2017

How are you at snow shifting?

The local weather forecast for the early hours of Sunday is looking rather snowy. If this turns out to be accurate, any members of our community who own shovels and are willing and able to wield them would receive a warm (?) welcome at OLOL earlyish on Sunday morning so that we can ensure safe access to our Church for the 10am Mass.

Father Colin will have the kettle on from 8.30am.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Newsletter for 9/10 December - Advent 2

Click here to read the latest newsletter.

Handel's "Comfort ye, my people" provides a lovely reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent. The words are taken from the first reading at Mass.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Video Resource on Our Lady

St Paul Center for Biblical Theology has again made an excellent video resource on Mary available freely online during Advent. More here.

Monday, 4 December 2017

From St Charles School

Three Vacancies: at Crich, Measham& Derby

Director of Youth Service.  The Diocese seeks to appoint a professionally qualified Director of Youth Service who combines a deep personal commitment to their Catholic faith with a vibrant and enthusiastic passion for Catholic youth ministry and retreat provision among young people.
This full-time post will be based at The Briars Youth Retreat Centre in Crich. For further information contact Teresa Clark on 01773 852044 or
Closing date for all applications 3rd January.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Advent starts

In my homily this weekend I quoted a homily by St Bernard. You can read more of St Bernard's words here.

These few words give us a flavour:
In his first coming our Lord came in our flesh and in our weakness; in this middle coming he comes in spirit and in power; in the final coming he will be seen in glory and majesty.
In case someone should think that what we say about this middle coming is sheer invention, listen to what our Lord himself ways: If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him.