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.

Fr John Daley

Many of our parishioners have been tuning into Fr. John Daley's Masses streamed live from St Josephs Church on Uppingham Road. Fr John didn't celebrate Mass today but announced that he was waiting for an ambulance to arrive......

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Coronavirus Update

It is a difficult time for everyone because of the Coronavirus Pandemic but also an important time to support one another in faith and to reach out to.....

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Some Churches getting ready to open for private prayer

Our Churches are currently closed but the Government has given the go ahead for some Churches to open for private prayer. Nottingham Diocese is currntly liasing with parishes to decide and plan which .....

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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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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.
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Streaming Mass Live Online

There is the opportunity to stream Sunday Mass and daily Masses live on your phone, tablet, Smart TV or computer.

here are links to some of the live streams available from.....

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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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Fr Michael's Birthday

A message from Fr Michael. - A great BIG THANK YOU to all who made my 70th birthday such a wonderful occasion. The amount of cards, presents, phone calls and good wishes were quite overwhelming. As you can see from the.....

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Fr. Stephan Foster

Fr. Stephan Foster sadly passed away in the early hours of Easter Sunday morning. Although his death is of great sadness to us all as he was our........

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Join us for a Coffee and a Chat after Mass.....a virtual one of course

Join us online for a coffee and a chat after Mass this Sunday at 12.00 noon. It would be great to catch up with you. All parishioners are welcome and all you need to do is make yourself a coffee or a cup of tea, log into 'Zoom' on your.......

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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 currently closed but our newsletter is still being produced each week You can download our.....


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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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We would like to hear from you.

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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Stream Mass Live with Fr Michael 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.


Fr John Daley

Fr John Daley has been streaming Mass live from St Josephs Church during the pandemic. However earlier today (Thus 9th July) he was feeling unwell and has been taken to hospital by ambulance. Visit our home page for more information


Join us online for a coffee and chat after Mass this Sunday

All parishioners and friends are welcome to join us for a coffee and chat after Mass this Sunday at 12.00 noon Follow the link and instructions on our home page. A great opportunity to have a catch up. See you there.

Click here to download our latest newsletter.