Catholic Church of the Divine Infant of Prague, Syston



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Latest Newsletters 2019 and 2020

Newsletter 1st Sunday Lent Year A (2020)

Newsletter 6th Sunday Ordinary time Year A (2020)

Newsletter 5th Sunday ordinary time Year A (2020)

Newsletter Presentation of the Lord Year A (2020)

Newsletter 3rd Sunday ordinary time Year A (2020)

Newsletter 2nd Sunday ordinary time (2020)

Newsletter Baptism of the Lord (2020)

Newsletter 3rd Sunday Advent

Newsletter 2nd Sunday Advent

Newsletter 1st Sunday Advent

Newsletter Christ the King Year C

Newsletter 33rd Sunday Year C

Newsletter 32 nd Sunday Year C

Newsletter 31st Sunday Year C

Newsletter 30th Sunday Year C

Newsletter 29th Sunday Year C

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Newsletter 19th Sunday Year C

Newsletter 18th Sunday of year C

Newsletter 14th Sunday of year C

Link to 2017/18 Archive of older Newsletters 

Regular events

Sacrament of confession

Confessions always available by appointment. Please email or phone the Parish.

For preparation to receive the Sacraments including Baptism and First Holy Communion, please speak to the priest after Mass as this will help him put you in touch with the Catechists.

St. Francis Xavier Small Community meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7.30pm 
(Look for venues on the table in church porch)

Padre Pio prayers every Monday at 7.00pm. All are welcome

Legion of Mary  Would you be interested in becoming a member? We meet every Monday at 3.00 pm in the meeting room in the Church hall

Meditation Group – Rearsby Convent Tuesdays:  Vicki 01664 840083

Rosmini Centre: Please telephone 01509 813078 or email Donations appreciated to cover costs and stipends.
Wednesdays 6.00-7.00 pm  Adoration and Intercession.

Parish Notices


Sacrament of Reconciliation materials can be accessed at:


Calling all Catholic Men! Are you interested in a better work/life balance through:

·                regularly networking with like-minded individuals

·                being involved with worthwhile voluntary activities

·               attending different and interesting social events

·             supporting the community with prayer and practical help

THEN you might want to join your local
Catenian group. Please get in touch with Pierre Castille 0116 260 8387.

 A Lifeline for Marriage Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-va with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is not counselling but provides the tools and skills to help you get your marriage back on track. Retrouvaille has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing marital difficulty at all levels from disillusionment to deep misery. email ; call or text 0797 338 0443 or visit Confidentiality assured.



CLOSED DRAW APPEAL- One number is £1 a week and for those who pay half yearly or yearly it is £26 or £52 respectively. Cheques are payable to: Syston RC Parish Church.
For those who want to support, please contact Monica Walling on
0116 2677162.

 Young Parishioners

 Youth Cafe in the Methodist Church, High Street, Syston. Has now opened, it is opened from 6.30 until 9pm on Friday evenings. Any young person between the ages of 11 to 19 are welcome, so, why not go along and give it a go.


Liturgy Group

Volunteers Wanted! Would you be able to provide occasional cover playing the organ at the 11am Mass on Sundays? No previous experience necessary as long as you have roughly the equivalent of Grade 5 piano or keyboard skills. Tuition, instruction, advice and guidance will be offered. Please see Greg after 11am Mass if you are interested in finding out more.

Children’s Liturgy We need more volunteers to help run the Liturgy; if we had enough helpers it would only need to cover once every 6 weeks. Can you speak to Sarah if you could spare time to help with this group.


Money Matters

Gift Aid -Any Member of our Congregation currently paying tax on their income could join this effective (and painless) form of fundraising, by weekly Envelope or Standing Order Form. Please download following the link on the Home Page or speak to the Greeters before mass if you would like a gift aid form.  

We have a display cabinet full of repository items for baptism, first holy communion, confirmation etc as well as a card rack where parishioners can help themselves and deposit the cost of the card in the cash box. For items in the cabinet Maria is usually at all Syston masses so if anyone would like to look at anything they only have to let her know. You will find her in the porch at the end of mass. Her contact details are inside the cabinet should anyone need anything outside of mass times.
Lastly there is a notebook and pen on the card rack (behind the cash box) should anyone like to leave any enquiries that way or any suggestions for future orders. If you leave your contact details, she will get back to you.



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