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Sunday Meeting in Elm Park – 2.00pm


Monday Baptism Course continues, Parish Room – 6.30pm

15th R.C.I.A. Course continues, Parish Room – 7.15pm

Tuesday Returning from a short rest period.


Wednesday Mass in Newham Hosptal – 12.30pm

17th S.V.P meet in Parish Room – 7.30pm

Thursday Meeting with Priests – 12.30pm

18th Session 8 for Confirmandi, St. Michael’s School Hall – 6.45pm

Friday Reconciliation St. Angela’s School – 11.30am – 1.30pm

19th C.F Barking meet – 7.00pm

Saturday 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 9.15am


Sunday Communion to Sick /Housebound – 1.00pm


Coming Events

Year 6 Mass, St. Michael’s Tuesday 23rd January

Parents of 1st Communion meet, Wednesday 24th January

Deanery Meeting, Manor Park Thursday 25th January

C. F. Disco Friday 26th January

First Communion Children meet Saturday 27th January

Burns Night, Sunday 28th January

Year 5 Mass, St. Michael’s, Tuesday 30th January

Blessing of Family Grave, Saturday 3rd February

Ilford C.F Christmas Party, Sunday 4th February

300 CLUB: Dues for January will be taken after all Masses this weekend. The Draw will take place after 11.00am Sunday Mass . We thank you all who support the 300 Club.


The proceeds of the Crib Collection are donated each year to the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society to support those children and families who need their help.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA ‘THE QUEEN OF PEACE’ led by Fr. Francis Ward. Only £379 – 4 days, 3 nights from 6th – 9th March 2018. To book please contact Caroline (Organiser): 0790 3371 894 or 020 8594 4176.

UNDERSTANDING THE CREED On Wednesdays 24th and 31st January from 7 p.m. until 8.30 pm Fr Adrian Graffy will lead an exploration of the Nicene Creed recited at Sunday Mass. These ‘Gidea Park Faith Evenings’ will take place in the hall at Gidea Park Catholic Church (410 Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, RM2 6DH). Please book by email to GPstudydays@gmail.com Refreshments provided. Admission free.

MASS FOR THE SICK: Our Lady of Lourdes is both the patroness of our diocese and the sick.  At 3 pm on Sunday 4 February, Bishop Alan will celebrate Mass in her honour at Brentwood Cathedral.  This is a diocesan celebration; all are invited.  During the Mass, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be given to those who are unwell.  This Mass is also an opportunity for those who attended the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2017 to give thanks for graces received.

WORKS OF MERCY The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants

The next Rosary Procession Vigil, led by Fr Jacob Hausman CFR, will be held on Saturday 20th January 2018, atSt. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 557/559 High Road, Woodford Green, IG8 0RB.

THE BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY ANNUAL CHARITY BALL is their largest and most glamourous event of the year and takes place this year at The Rayleigh Club, Hullbridge on Saturday 10th March. Tickets are on sale now, costing £55 per person, which will include a drinks reception and three course dinner along with a full evening of entertainment.  Guests will be seated on tables of 12, making it the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, family or colleagues, have a fantastic night out whilst at the same time raising vital funds for bccs.  As tickets for this event sell out quickly, please contact Julie asap to avoid disappointment : 01268 784544 / 07912277413 / jabbott@bccs.org.uk

YOUNG PEOPLE: Wednesday 7th February, 6.30pm, Brentwood Cathedral. An evening for young people aged 14-25, with Barry and Margaret Mizen speaking at 6.30pm, then the BCYS monthly Youth Mass at 8.00pm. Come and hear a story of amazing forgiveness and hope. Come and be introduced to SiLent. Come and enjoy the company of young people from across the Diocese. Pizza and drinks provided. If you are bringing a group please email gabriellafusi@dioceseofbrentwood.org. If you want to know more about SiLent please visit www.millionminutes.org/brentwood


We are seeking to recruit a new Admin Assistant to join a small team at the Society’s busy National Office in London SE1. Admin Assistant – £17.5k pa. Full time, one year contract. Starting ASAP. (Please see notice board)