18th Feb 2018n2


18th Sunday Communion to Housebound 1.30pm

19th Monday Liam Hoey’s body into Church, at Rainham

 R.C.I.A continues , Parish Room – 6.30pm

20thTuesday Year 4 Mass, St. michael’s School – 10.30am

 Funeral of Liam Hoey , Rainham – 11.45am

21st 1st  Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital – 12.30pm

Communion Parents meet in Church – 7.30pm

22nd Thursday Reconciliation and Practice for Confirmandi – 7.00pm

23rd  Friday Family Fast Day

Mass in St. Bonaventure’s – 1.30pm

Stations of the Cross – 6.30pm followed by

Mass – 7.00pm

24th Saturday Stewards of the Gospel meet, Ursuline School Brentwood – 9.30am

 Golden Wedding Blessing in Church – 4.00pm

25th Sunday Bishop Alan’s Visitation and Confirmation – 11.00am


Coming Events

Committees’ meetings, St. John’s, Monday 26th February

Years 1,2,3 Liturgy, St. Michael’s School Tuesday 27th February

St. Michael’s School Finance meeting 28th February

1st Communion Parents meet, Wednesday 28th February

St. Bonaventure’s Reconciliation, Thursday 1st March

St. Angela’s Reconciliation Friday 2nd March

1st Communion Children meet, Saturday 3rd March


300 CLUB: Dues for February will be taken after all Masses this week end and the draw will take place after the 11.00am Mass next Sunday. We thank everyone who supports the 300 Club.

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.


Admission to St Michael’s Nursery is always open.  Currently at St Michael’s we offer 3 hours provision in the mornings from 8.30-11.30am. Nursery Application Forms for the Academic Year September 2018 are now available from the school office.  If your child was born between: 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2016 please come to the school office to collect a form.  Deadline for applications 28th September 2018.

WALK WITH ME A Lenten journey of Prayer booklet available at the back of the Church in the Porch. Cost £1.00 only .Please put the money in the wall.

WORLD YOUTH DAY, JANUARY 16TH – 30TH 2019. Travel with the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service to Costa Rica and Panama; gather with over a million young people from across the world, together with our Pope. Age 17(school year 12)-27 when we travel. Cost £1,750. More details of this “once in a lifetime” opportunity at www.bcys.net, email frdominic@dioceseofbrentwood.org or come to the information evening on Sunday 18th February 5.00-8.00pm, Walsingham House at Abbotswick, Navestock Side, Nr Brentwood, CM14 5SH. Places are very limited.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM – 26th May 2018: Join Bishop Alan and other parishes around the Diocese of Brentwood in Walsingham as we honour Our Lady of Walsingham. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica before walking the Holy Mile to the grounds of Walsingham Abbey to celebrate Vespers and Benediction on the site of the Holy House. If you would like to come please contact Parish Priest

HEALTH AND SAFETY: We now have four Health and Safety Officers in our Parish. I gave you two of the names a couple of weeks ago and the other two are John Crangle and Patrick Cahillane. They will be having extra training along with Health and Safety Officers from all the Parishes of the Deanery with the Priests in March. In the month of May we will be having our annual inspection from the Diocesan Health and Safety Inspectors as will all the Deanery. With the help of our Officers we hope we will have every thing as it should be to receive the Certificate of Health and Safety.

RITE OF ELECTION: We have six people preparing to become members of the Church through the RCIA program and this weekend will be joining many others from all over the Diocese for the Rite of Election. This is where the Bishop elects each one and they all meet the Bishop individually. We ask you to keep them in your prayers as they begin the final part of the journey and hopefully will be full members of the Church during the Easter Vigil Ceremony. We say a huge thank you to Sr. Clarissa and Suzanne who have prepared the Candidates over the past six months.

FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN: We say a big thank you to the children for their very generous offerings for the Brentwood Children’s Society, which they gave last Sunday. They raised over £186.00 Well done.