17th Dec 2017

Please pray for Mary Tucker who has died. Please remember her family and friends at this time.


Please also pray for all whose anniversaries occur this week including: - Tony SA Filipe; Antonio SA Filipe; Mr. & Mrs. Antony; Fr. William Guinevan; Fr. Arthur Cowd; Bishop Brian Foley.


Sunday St. John’s School Concert – 2.00pm

17th Wednesday Club Party – 7.30pm

Monday St. Michael’s School Concert in Church – 6.30pm


Tuesday School Mass – 9.30am

19th Reconciliation St. John’s School – 11.30am

Mass in St. John’s School – 2.00pm

Reconciliation in Church – 7.00pm

Wednesday Funeral of Lee Joseph at Hermitt Road – 9.30am

Church Cleaning after the mass

20th Hospital Mass – 12.30pm

Altar Servers Deanery Advent Service, St. Antony’s Church – 7.00pm


21st Children’ Practice for Christmas Mass 11.00am

Friday Funeral of Canon Tony Mc Kenty, Colchester – 11.30am

22nd Altar Servers Practice for Christmas – 6.00pm

Saturday Children’s Practice for Christmas Mass 9.30am


Sunday Carols and Office of Readings – 11.30pm

24th Mass at 12midnight

Monday Christmas Day Masses

25th 8.00am, 9.00am, 11.00am & 6.00pm

Coming Events

Altar Servers Receiving Certificates and Medals, Tuesday 26th December

Midnight Mass, Sunday 31st December

New Year’s Day Mass, Monday 1st January 12noon

SVP Meet, Wednesday 3rd January

Session 7 Confirmation, Thursday 4th January

Mass at St. John’s School, Tuesday 9th January

Funeral of John Trevor Lye, Wednesday 10th January

First Communion Children Meet, Saturday 13th January

300 CLUB: 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. We would like to ask you to take a moment to pray for those children and families for whom Christmas may be a difficult time. On behalf of the trustees, staff and the children and families who we are privileged to help, we thank you for your support and wish you a very Happy Christmas.

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA ‘THE QUEEN OF PEACE’ led by Fr. Francis Ward. Only £329 – 4 days, 3 nights from 6th – 9th March 2018. To book please contact Caroline (Organiser): 0790 3371 894 or 020 8594 4176.

WALK WITH ME: booklet is available at the back of the church Cost only £1.00 please put money in the wall box. We urge everyone to buy a copy for your daily Advent reading.


New Years Retreat for Young People (15-35yrs) St Bonaventure's school, Forest Gate Friday 29th Dec - Monday 1st January 2018

Over the Christmas period, young people aged 15-35yrs will have the opportunity to take part in a New Years retreat held at St Bonaventure's school. The retreat is being run within our diocese by ‘Youth 2000’, a National Catholic Youth ministry, which runs events all over the country .The retreat ‘Chosen’ runs from Friday 29th Dec - Monday 1st January 2018, and will include a New Year’s Eve celebration, along with praise and worship, adoration, celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, and feature gifted speakers and testimonies. Many clergy and religious from around the diocese will be present, along with our Bishop, Alan Williams. The cost for this event will be whatever you can afford and Youth 2000 simply ask for a donation within your means. If you would like your child to take part in this event, please register your interest on ‘event brite’ below:


Or by emailing: info@youth2000.org

CONGREGATION OF JESUS (UK) In February 2018 the Congregation of Jesus is hosting a discernment weekend in York for women considering religious life. The weekend offers guidance on how to discern a vocation, and also how to discern which congregation would suit. The weekend is open to women of any age, and there is no charge (although you are welcome to make a contribution).  If you are interested, please contact us first, via vocations@congregatiojesu.org.uk, so that we can make sure the weekend is appropriate for you, and ensure there is a bedroom available. Our forthcoming weekend will be held on the 9th-11th February 2018, at the Bar Convent in York.

CHRSTMAS MASS FOR CHILDREN: There will be two meetings for our children to take part in the Children’s Christmas Mass at 6.00pm Sunday 24th December. We do hope children will come along and help prepare for a wonderful celebration. The days are Thursday 21st December 11.00am in the Church and Saturday 23rd December 9.30 am. Do come along and help make Christ mas very special for all.

WEB SITE: We have had to take off our Web Site address as it has been Hacked into. We hope to have it back in the next couple of weeks