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Parish Priest Contact Details

Priest: Fr Paul Chipchase

Address: Sacred Heart Of Jesus, 203, Park Road, Loughborough. LE11 2HJ

Telephone: 01509 219325

Email: oh.sacredheart.loughboro@dioceseofnottingham

4th Sunday in Lent Mothering Sunday

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What is Lent

Man praying to cross during Lent.

Lent for the year 2023 started on Wednesday, February 22nd and will end on Thursday, April 6 with evening mass on Holy Thursday.

Lent is a Christian annual period that starts on Ash Wednesday lasting for 40 days (not Including Sundays) representing the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness. This 40 day period for Christians is a time to reflect, fast, and give penance in preparation for the resurrection of Christ Easter Sunday.

Is Lent 40 days

Lent for Christians starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on either the evening of Maundy Thursday or on sundown of Holy Saturday (day before Easter Sunday). However the practices of Lent do not end until sundown on Holy Saturday for all Christian denominations. So it is 44 days from Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday and another two days with Good Friday and Holy Saturday added to give a total of 46 days for Lent. But Sundays are excluded from fasting during Lent and with 6 Sundays removed from the count we get lent being a 40 day liturgical period.

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Mass Times – WC 11.03.23 – 19.03.23

Confession is on a Saturday from 5:00 – 5:20pm

Saturday 18th March5:30 p.m
Sunday 19th March10:00 a.m
Monday 20th March9:30 a.m
Tuesday 21st MarchNo Mass
Wednesday 22nd March
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
9:00 a.m
9:30 a.m
Thursday 23rd March9:30 a.m
Friday 24th March9:30 a.m
The Annunciation
25th March
9:30 a.m
5:30 p.m
Sunday 26th March10:00 a.m

Children’s Liturgy

Each Sunday Mass at 10am. during term time


Dear Lord, I pray we all look after each other, as Jesus looks after us. I pray for family and friends, and for our parish we continue to serve. Lord I pray for this world of many challenges, and needing to do things differently to what we would prefer. Lord Jesus I know we are not alone and you are with us. We may not see but we know you will be holding our hands carrying us with your love. Amen

Children’s Liturgy: – Please see the following links where children grow in the Catholic Faith through fun, scripture, and many other aspects.        Redemptorist Children’s Liturgy

Please see the following web links which you can watch on Youtube

Brother Francis

Bible for Kids and More

Gospels for Children

Christian Songs for Children to sing along too

Sunday School Zone


Please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact the Parish Priest, Fr. Paul Chipchase using the information below, or send a message using the form. You are also welcome and encouraged to speak to Fr. Paul informally after Mass if you have any queries.

To contact Fr. Paul Chipchase via the parish email, please fill out this form.

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