Public Worship and the Coronavirus

We were able to reopen the church for public worship since the middle of August but there are many measures put into place for our safety.

Masses at the weekend at Sacred Heart Church are celebrated in church- Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm and Sunday Mass at 11 am. If you would like to attend Mass at the weekend you must book in with the Office on or ring Ann our Parish Administrator on 07415003053.

St Margaret’s Community Saturday Vigil Mass is celebrated at 3pm at St Paul’s Polish Church, Wakerley Road. To book a place please email or ring Ted and Jan on 0116 2413768

Weekday Masses at Sacred Heart are celebrated on Tuesday 10.30am, Thursday 10.30am and Friday 6.30pm. Church opens half an hour before Mass begins and closes shortly afterwards for cleaning. There is no booking needed for weekday masses but the stewards will need to ensure we have your details for track and trace.

Masks should be worn in church. Thank you to our trained stewards who ensure that we are safe when coming to worship together

Baptisms (limited to 6 people including candidate), Weddings (15 people including the couple) and Funerals, (30 people) are now able to be celebrated in church but with restrictions- please contact the Parish Office to discuss details.

First Holy Communion celebrations –For the children who prepared this year they can receive their First Holy Communion at any of the Public Masses on Saturday evening, Sunday morning or Friday evening. Again please contact the Parish Office to discuss a date and other details. We have begun collecting names.

House Blessings – Fr. John & Deacon Seamus are able to celebrate a blessing of the home- again please call us to discuss

Sacrament of the Sick – please contact Fr. John if you would like to celebrate this Sacrament or if in hospital please ask the ward staff to contact the Hospital Priest Chaplain.

Sacrament of reconciliation – please contact Fr. John if you would like to celebrate a confession. He will advise you of how this Sacrament is being celebrated presently.

Holy Communion at home for the sick and elderly- at present we are not able for Ministers of Holy Communion to visit homes- we will let people know when we are able to re-establish this ministry.

The Parish Office will be closed on Mondays – if emergency please call Ann our Parish Administrator on her work mobile 07415003053

Welcome to our Parish Community

You are most welcome to the Catholic Community here in Leicester. We are a friendly, welcoming and diverse family made up of people from all corners of the globe. There has been a Catholic Mission here since 1884 and we continue that ministry of providing a place to encounter Jesus, to become his disciple and grow in relationship with him. We want to be his witnesses to those around us, so that they can discover Jesus too!

Support your Parish!

SH Live!

Fundraising for our new camera and software to continue to livestream our Mass as well as other services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals. Hold your phone camera on the QR code or click the Donate button go the Diocesan My Giving page and then click to donate!

Prayer for our parish

Father, pour your Spirit on the people of our parish.

Grant us a new vision of your glory,

a new experience of your power,

a new faithfulness to your word

and a new consecration to your service.

So that your love may grow among us

and your Kingdom come.



St Margaret Mary- Pray for us

(Attributed to Pope St John XXIII)

Good To Know

Parish Priest: Fr John Lally
Assistant Priest: Fr Emmanuel Abbem (resident at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 15, Peebles Way, LE4 7ZB 0116 2661621)
Parish Deacons: Rev Bill Myers & Rev Seamus O’Looskan
Parish Administrator: Mrs Ann Hoey 07415 003053

Safeguarding Parish Co-ordinator: Margaret McGrath 0116 2735715

St Margaret’s Community Sunday 9.45 am Mass is celebrated at St Paul’s Polish Church, Wakerley Road, LE5 4WD

You can follow us on Facebook (@sacredheartparishleicester) with Mass livestreamed here Sunday at 11am and on Instagram (@sacredheartparishleicester). We also have a YouTube channel where you can view our Holy Week Services and our Sunday Masses.