16th Dec 2018

15th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm David Stanislaus Anniv.


8.00am Patrick Ryan Anniv. (Doris)

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Catherine Costello RIP

2.15pm Syro Malabar Catechesis and Mass

17th Monday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Stanislaus David

9.40am Rosary

NB 7.00pm Reconciliation Service

18th Tuesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Tom Keohane RIP (June O’Dea & Family)

9.40am Rosary

19th Wednesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Paul Moses& Raymond Senghore)

12.30pm Paul & Mary Afflick Int. (said in Newham Hospital)

NB 2.00pm Funeral Mass of Olive Mary Campbell

20th Thursday

9.30am Jennifer Briddon RIP (Young Family)

21st Friday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Homeless people in England

9.40am Rosary & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

22nd Saturday

11.00am Sacrament of Reconciliation during which

We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11.45am Mid day Prayer, Benediction and Angelus

12.00noon Mr & Mrs Powles, Mary Poweles, Wilson Paul (Philomina Alles)

22ndSaturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Dan&Elizabeth Martin; Seasmus&Teresa Pepper(Frances Crangle)


8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Theresamma Mariam Pillai RIP (placidus & Family)

11.00am Thanksgiving (Siriwardana Family)

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 460 East Ham

15th Dec / 16th Dec 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 are now coming towards the end of the Season of Advent and we will be preparing the Church for Christmas. This coming week we hope to decorate the Church, over the weekend we will put the Christmas Tree up and the Crib. We will also put the Greenery around the Church, if any person has Greenery for the Church could they please bring it by Wednesday as that will be the day we clean and decorate the Church. We will be looking for volunteers to do the work.


Monday 17th December 7.00pm Reconciliation

Tuesday 18th December 6.30pm St. Michael’s School Carol Concert

Wednesday 19th December Church Cleaning and Decorating after 9.00am Mass

The Christmas Mass Times are as follows:

Christmas Eve 1st Mass of Christmas Children’s Mass 6.00pm

Syro Malabar Mass 7.30pm

Office of Readings with Carols 11.30pm followed by Midnight Mass

Christmas Day: Mass at 8.00am



And Mass will be celebrated at 6.00pm

We ask the Children to bring a little gift of food for the very poor people. You will be asked to bring it to the Altar at the Offertory in the Mass.

The food will be taken to the Sisters of Charity, who care for the homeless in London at Southwark. The Sisters look forward to the generosity of the families of St. Michael’s. This will be the Tenth Christmas that we will have taken the food presents to them from our Parish.



16th Sunday Communion to the House bound – 1.30pm

17th Monday Reconciliation, St. Michael’s School -10.30am

Reconciliation in Church – 7.00pm

18th Tuesday Reconciliation, St. John’s School – 11.30am

Mass, St. John’s School – 2.00pm

Carol Concert St. Michael’s School – 6.30pm

19th Wednesday Communion to the Sick/Housebound – 10.00am

Mass in Newham Hospital-12.30pm

Funeral Mass Olive Mary Campbell – 2.00pm

20th Thursday End of Term Mass, St. Michael’s School – 9.30am

Communion to the Sick/Housebound 10.30 am.

21st Friday A Rest Day

22nd Saturday Preparing for Christmas

23rd Sunday Communion to the House bound – 1.30pm

The collection at the Christmas Masses is your gift to the Priests

And we thank you for your generosity.


Altar Servers Medals and Certificate awards Wednesday 26th December

Midnight Mass Monday 31st December

Meeting with C.F. Ilford Thursday 3rd January

Mass in St John’s School Tuesday 8th January

Housebound and Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch Sunday 13th January

300 CLUB: Please continue to support this club as it raises much needed funds for the Parish.

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: On Wednesdays 23rd and 30th January at 7 pm Fr Adrian Graffy will lead an exploration of the Gospel of Luke, the gospel being read on Sundays in 2019. 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.

NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE on Sunday 23rd December at 4.00 p.m. in the Cathedral.  Main celebrant, Bishop Alan Williams. A service of readings, carols and beautiful choral music from the Cathedral choir. The perfect way to reflect on the radiant meaning of Christmas.  All welcome.  

ST BONAVENTURE’S School are urgently looking for an Assistant Science Technician to join our Science Team.  No previous experience is required but applicants must be willing to learn and work collaboratively with the Science team.Hours are 32.5 per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm  for 41 weeks per year :Term Time + 2 weeks)Pay Scale: 2  Pay Range: 11-13  £19,896 – £19,935 (pro rata).  The job description is on our website: tinyurl.com/StBonsAST Please send your CV asap or contact Mrs C Jackson at St Bonaventure’s on 020 8472 3844 or email c.jackson@stbons.org for further details.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Bank Holiday 27th May – Friday 31st May   FLYING FROM SOUTHEND AIRPORT. Staying at the 4* Hotel Grande Moderne on full board basis. Price includes £545 per Adult Based on two sharing a twin room. Children under 12 £420. Full spiritual direction Under Fr. Alex Poblador. Further details please ring Sue on 07979746707.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MASS The Mass on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm is special for the children and their families of the Parish. We hope that the children will help with the Readings and the Offertory and Bidding Prayers and may act out the Gospel reading. To be able to do this we will have a practice on Saturday 15th December at 9.45am and we hope that the children will come along so as to make the Mass a very special one. It is important that we have a practice so as the children will know what to do. We ask too that the children will bring a little present for the homeless people in London. We have been doing this in St Michael’s for the past nine years and the Sisters who receive the gifts are absolutely thrilled with your generosity.

REPOSITORY SHOP: Has lots of gifts for Christmas and Christmas cards for sale. There is also the Parish Diary with a beautiful picture of inside our Church on the cover. They are only 50p each and have all the Saints days etc in it. Also the new Diocesan Directory is on sale at the cost of £2.75p each. It is a very important book as it gives all the news of the Diocese and the Parishes. It is well worth the cost which has stayed the same now for a number of years I do recommend it to have in your homes.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE 4th-11th June 2019 for the price of £551 if deposit is paid by 1st Feb 2019. See Noticeboard for more details or contact Sr. Immaculata and Sr. Patricia on 020 8470 5816.

CHURCH PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS: We hope that the Church will be cleaned and decorated this week for our Christmas Celebrations. If people are free on Wednesday after Mass to clean the Church and Decorate it we would appreciate it very much. We are looking for greenery to put around the Church. If you can bring some just leave it at the back of the Church. We have the Christmas tree and the Children of St. Michael’s School will decorate with Angels which we received from the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society and we thank them for supplying them.