14th Jan 2018

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

13th 6.00pm Patrick McElhatton Anniv (Family)


14th 8.00am Fabian Karleen Anniv. (Family)

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Joseph Gomez Anniv. (Rita & Fly)

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


15th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am June David Anniv.

9.40am Rosary


16th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Mary A. Ellul RIP

9.40am Rosary

Wednesday St. Anthony, Ab

17th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Gustav Verdant Anniv.(Linda)


Thursday The Octave of Prayer of Christian Unity

18th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Peter Newton Anniv. (Ian & Mary & Family)

Percy Van de Straaton Int. (Irene)

9.40am Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour



19th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Abraham Anniv. (George)

9.40am Rosary



20th 11.00am Sacrament of Reconciliation during which

We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11.45am Mid-Day Prayer Benediction & Angelus

12.00noon Varghese Raphael RIP (Family)


Saturday First Mass of Sunday

20th 6.00pm Beatrice Gangoda Anniv (Family)


21st 8.00am Sebastian Pillai Anniv.

9.00am Nancy Yohannan & Yohannan Paulose Anniv.

11.00am Parish Family

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 352 East Ham

13th /14th January 2018 London E6 6ED

For Private Circulation Only

Tel: 020 8472 2557/ Fax: 020 8586 2189

EMAIL: eastham@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Website : http://stmichaelse6.co.uk



Dear Parishioners,

We now come to the end of Christmastide and we have to say a huge thank you to the men who built our Crib once again. It really looks great and lots of people have said how nice it is. We also say a huge thank you to our Choirs who led the Christmas services, and also for all they do throughout the year. A special thank you to our two organists Francis and Monica and the Choir Leaders Sister Monica and Sister Clarissa. The numbers of people who helped to prepare the Church for the Christmas ceremonies and throughout the year help to keep the Church clean is a wonderful example of people being prepared to serve the parish in the cleaning they do. We say a big thank you. Thanks also goes to our Altar Servers, with Leo leading and guiding them, to our M.Cs. who are there for the Mass each Sunday and Feast days. We thank the ladies who look after the flowers especially the Flowers at Christmas they looked really lovely. A big thank you to the Catechists, who guide the young people in their preparations for Holy Communion and Confirmations, also for the R.C.I. A. programme. We thank also our Eucharistic Ministers, especially those who visit the Housebound each week. We also must thank Christy who come each morning around 7.00am to prepare the Church for the Mass and also for the printing of the Newsletters. We also say thank you to the young people who help with the newsletters. A big thank you to all parishioners for supporting St. Michael’s Parish and always responding to the appeals for help whenever you are asked. It is wonderful and very humbling. Let us look forward to 2018 when we hope to build new Toilets, so that we can have a Disable one as well as separate toilets for men and ladies. It is a big challenge but we hope everyone will support this project.

A special thanks goes to those who sponsored the 2018 Parish diaries and also to the gentleman who very kindly gave me a cheque for £750.00 towards the costs of the new Candle Stands. We do appreciate the great support we get from so many people and many thanks to all.

FR. FRANCIS: There will be a Vigil mass for the repose of the Soul of Peter Ward, the Father of Fr. Francis next Monday 22nd January at 7.00pm. followed by a reception in St. Michael’s School Hall. We do hope as many of our parishioners will attend. Fr. Francis will be going home to Ghana on Wednesday 24th January for the Funeral of his father, and we will keep him in our prayers.


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