14th Oct 2018

13th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Angelese & Jenova RIP(Ferdinand)

14th Sunday Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Lynette Aphonso’s Int.

11.00am Thomas Kelly Anniv. (Family)

4.30pm Malayalam Mass

15th Monday St. Theresa of Jesus (Avila)

NB 10.00am Benedict Lopez Anniv. (Fernandez Family)

16th Tuesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am John Balzan

9.40am Rosary

17th Wednesday St. Ignatius of Antioch

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Stella & Alfred Anniv. (Family)

12.30pm Veronica Grant & Family (Said in Newham Hospital)

18th Thursday St. Luke

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Patrick Ambrose RIP

9.40am Rosary

19th Friday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Irene Van Der Stratten Int. (Sr.Patricia & Sr.Immaculata) 9.40am Rosary

20th Saturday

11.00am Sacrament of Reconciliation during which

We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11.45am Mid-Day Prayer, Benediction and Angelus

12.00 noon Winefred Pollard RIP (Eileen)

20th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Agnes Mary Jones (FM)

21st Sunday Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Clifford Pascal RIP

11.00am Pathrose Pediru Anniv.Rita)

4.00pm Syro Malabar Catechesis and Mass.


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 453 East Ham

136th Oct / 14th Oct 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,

This week we will be saying goodbye to Sr. Clarissa, who has been with us a little over five years working as part of the team of St. Michael’s Parish. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Mother of Christ came to the Parish in 2004 through the invitation of Fr. Martin Fletcher. We do thank the Sisters for what they do here in St. Michael’s and at the moment we have Sr. Ijeoma with us to continue the work until a new Sister is appointed. We do say a big thank you to Sr. Clarissa who has involved herself with the running of the Baptism Courses, the RCIA courses, the Confirmation courses and with the Choir for the 11.00am Masses. Sister has also visited the Sick and housebound and bringing Holy Communion to the people who need the Sacrament.

Sr. Clarissa has written to say that she apologizes for any failures she may have made during these years of service in the parish and to Almighty God. It has been a wonderful experience sharing with the Parishioners. I have such marvelous memories of the People of St. Michael’s, East Ham, the friendly and lively nature of the community and the marvelous spirit that was always there.

Many thanks to Fr. Bob, Fr. Francis and my religious sisters in the community. I have to mention one or two parishioners who were tremendous supporters and so helpful in the Parish, Christopher and Maria Lukose, Christy Sebastian, Maureen the secretary of St. Michael’s and Sue who helped me with the Baptism Courses and the RCIA program May God Bless you all and you will always be in my prayers.

We all do wish you Sister, a very happy and successful time with your new responsibilities in Birmingham. You are always welcome to visit us and we most certainly will be keeping you and all the Sisters in our prayers. Sister will be leaving us on Tuesday, but she has given us another good Sister who has involved herself very much in the workings of the parish and hopefully will be with us for some time. You will of course have time to say goodbye to Sr. Clarissa but we actually will call her back for a proper thanksgiving party, which will be organized as soon as possible.



14th Sunday Engagement Blessing -1.00pm

C.F AGM Mass, Barkingside – 2.00pm

15th Monday Morning Mass will be at 10.00am

RCIA course continue in the Parish Roo 6.30pm

16th Tuesday Communion to the Sick /Housebound 10.30-12.30pm

17th Wednesday Open Day St. John’s School, Chigwell

1st Communion older Children meet, Parish Room – 5.00pm

Parents of 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 7.30pm

18th Thursday Meeting in Canning Town – 6.30pm

19th Friday Funeral of Ian Gordon Oliver – 11.00am

20th Saturday 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 9.15am

Blessing of Ashes – 10.30am

Pizza party for Altar Servers up to Year 9 – 2.00pm

House Blessing – 2.00pm

A day With Mary Westminster cathedral 9.45am finishing with Mass 5.30pm

21st Sunday World Mission Sunday collection after all Masses


Altar Servers up to Year 9 Social Saturday 20th October

School Half Term, Monday 22 Oct- 26th October

C.F Disco, Friday 26th October

Parents of 1st Communion Children meet, Thursday 1st November

Mass in St. John’s School, Thursday 1st November

1st Communion Children meet, Saturday 3rd November

Meeting in London, Monday 5th November

Baptism Course, begins, Thursday 6th November

Council of Priests meet, Thursday 8th November

300 CLUB: Dues will be taken after all Masses this weekend and the Draw will take place next Sunday after the 11.00am Mass. If you wish to join the 300 club from October 2018 to March 2019 at a cost of £12.00 which would mean you would be enrolled for the big prizes in March. Please continue to support this club as it raises much needed funds for the Parish.

THE CATECHISTS’ TRAINING AND RESOURCES DAY IS ON 10TH NOVEMBER – a day full of useful input and information for you. Sacred Heart School, Upminster (near to Upminster Station on the District and C2C lines, and close to the M25 and A127). More details and booking (free – but we need to know how many are coming!) at www.bcys.net

BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY – Children and families are now able to access direct therapeutic support in one of our clinics. Sessions take place after school or at an evening clinic at our counselling suites in Rayleigh.  Our highly experienced counsellors provide support directly to the whole family or to children and adolescents on a 1:1 basis.  If you are concerned that your child may need someone to talk to, please contact Catherine on cmunns@bccs.org.uk.  There is a sessional charge, so please enquire. 

KNIGHTS OF ST. COLUMBA  Knights of St. Columba Dinner and Dance 2018 Date: Saturday 3rd November  Venue: Our Lady of Compassion church hall Address: Green Street, Upton Park, London, E13 9AX Time: 6pm – 11pm Tickets: £15.00 Please see the posters near the church entrance.

CATHOLIC PAPERS: are on sale at the back of the Church. Sadly very few are sold. The Papers give all the news of the Church both throughout the world and especially in our own country and Diocese.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES by air for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception: 4 Nights, 4th – evening of 8th December 2018£545 p.p. (twin/double), £645 p.p. (single room) includes return flights, 4 nights’ full board accomm. at the Hotel Saint-Sauveur (inc. wine with meals), airport transfers from Ilford in UK & in France, all Mass offerings and procession candles (i.e., no extra/hidden costs) and a led retreat with Fr Andrew Headon. For a booking form / more information, please contact Siobhan at Parker Travel Ltd: 07932 634589; siobhan@parker-travel.com 

CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY: Once again you have shown the generosity of the Parish in giving over £1295. It is so much appreciated and we do thank you all. Some of you however at the 11.00am Mass did not have the opportunity to give as there was no one with a bucket at the back of the Church for almost half the congregation so we will have a bucket this Sunday for you to give if you wish.

ALTAR SERVERS: We will be having a get together next Saturday 2.00pm for all Altar Servers up to and including Year 9 for a Pizza celebration in thanks for being regular Servers on at our Masses and other services.

PRISONERS WEEK: This week we are asked to pray for Prisoners throughout the world, especially those who are in prison in counties because they are part of the Christian Church. Please keep them in your prayers each day this week and also pray for all the Families who have a loved one in captivity.

FR. FRANCIS: will be home on Tuesday. He seems to be enjoying the Holy Land and has remembered us all at the Masses during the time he has been in Israel. We pray for his safe journey home.