St Mary's & St John Bosco

the Parish of St Mary and St John Bosco, Leicester.

Welcome to the Parish of St Mary's and St John Bosco


Welcome to the Parish of St Mary's South Wigston and St John Bosco, Leicester. Our two churches are just two miles apart and we are situated about five miles south of the City of Leicester.

We are a vibrant and friendly worshiping Catholic community, committed to loving God and serving others.

Whether you are a Parishioner, a visitor to the area, a member of our local community or someone who may be interested in finding out more about us and our faith, we hope that you will find this site useful.

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The Pope asks us to be a missionary church, supporting each other, and our parish, to enable us to reach out to the wider community. Every baptised member of the church is called to be an active part of our community, using the gifts we have been freely given by the Holy Spirit. If everyone took on a role, however small ......

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Shoeboxes for the Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)

Ian and Trevor delivered seventy-seven shoeboxes to the Apostleship of the Sea on December 14th. Also two large bags of hand knitted hats. These were most gratefully received by Steve and Bryony who operate the Chalplaincy ay Immingham. They have been supporting seafarers as they......

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Act of Spiritual Communion

While we are sharing in the celebration of Mass online and we are not able to receive Holy Communion we can say together our 'Act of Spiritual Communion' prayer...

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Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions - We are still able to receive your Mass intentions by telephone to the Parish Office. The Parish Office telephone......

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Weekly Offering


Many of you have been asking how you can continue your weekly giving to the church while we are not coming together each weekend. Thank you to those who have been in touch......

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Important - Our Saturday evening 6.00pm Parish Mass.

From February, our Saturday Evening Parish Mass will alternate on a monthly basis between St John Bosco Church and St Marys Church. This will provide the opportunity for parishioners to have more options for attending Mass and will even out the number of Parish Masses celebrated in each of our Churches. From February.... 

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Streaming Mass Live from St Thomas More Church, Knighton.

There is the opportunity to stream Sunday Mass and daily Masses live on your phone, tablet, Smart TV or computer from St Thomas More Church Knighton on their Youtube Channel.
Masses will be celebrated by Fr Michael or Fr John.
Sunday Mass will be celebrated at....

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Dial in to the Mass on your phone

For those with no internet access, St. Dominic's Community based in Hinckley have put in place a broadcast system where people can dial in to.........

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Parish Facebook page

If you want to catch up with the latest news and chat you can do that on our Parish Facebook pages. you can read the latest news from our Parish and our Parishioners and you can......

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Journeying Together - resources for online worship.

Take a look at the latest Journeying Together newsletter for ideas and links to online resources  which you......

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Churches which are open for public Masses


The following Churches are now open in Leicester and Leicestershire for the celebration of public Masses.
However places are limited, and booking is essential either.........

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Receive your copy of our Parish Newsletter by email

If you would like to receive your copy of our Parish Newsletter by email please let uk know.

We need your email address and we.....

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Mass Intentions

When a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: First, to offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church. Second, to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church. Third, to offer the Mass for a particular intention, such as the repose of the soul of someone.......

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Bishop Patrick

At weekends and each day during the week Bishop Patrick celebrates Mass from his private chapel in Bishops House, Nottingham. You can live stream.....

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Make Thursdays a special day for Prayer for Vocations

Sunday 3rd May was Vocations Sunday when we pray especially for Vocations to the Priesthood and religious live but Bishop Patrick is asking the we make every Thursday a day when we......

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Parish Office

Our Parish office is now open Monday - Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm.

We would ask that you please continue to contact us by telephone and email if possible and only to call in at the Office if it is absolutly necessary.....


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Sycamore Films

We are very grateful that 'Sycamore Films' have made all their inspirational films open access during this Coronavirus pandemic. So they can be viewed by everyone in their own home without a subscription or log-in. We would encourage our parishioners to watch the.........

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Explore the other pages of our site to find out more about our Parish community, download our weekly Parish Newsletter and please get in touch if you would like any more information.

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If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages follow the 'contact' link at the top of the page. We would like to hear from you.

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Important - Our 6.00pm Saturday evening Mass.

From February our 6.00pm Saturday evening Mass will alternate on a monthly basis between St John Bosco Church and St Marys Church

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Stream Mass Live from St Thomas More, Knighton.

Sunday Mass is now being streamed live at 9.00am each Sunday morning from St Thomas More Church, Knighton. Visit our home page for more information.

Click here to join the stream.







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