1st April 2018



Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

2nd Monday Bank Holiday

3rd Tuesday Funeral of Arthur (George) Eagle, City of London – 11.00am

4th Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital – 12.30pm

Funeral of William Tobin, East London Cemetery – 3.00pm

5th Thursday Funeral of John Patrick Anderson, St Patrick’s Cemetery – 1.00pm

6th Friday Hopefully a Rest Day!!!

7th Saturday Wedding in Westminster Cathedral – 2.00pm

8th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

Coming Events

Funeral of John Henry Blackburn, Monday 9th April

Burial of the Ashes of Pat Eldridge Tuesday 10th April

Funeral of John De Souza, Friday 13th April

1st Communion Children meet, Saturday 14th April

Funeral of Bert De Cruz, Monday 16th April

St. John’s School Mass, Tuesday 17th April

300 CLUB: The winners are:- 1st Prize – £300 – No. 73 – John Gaffney;

2nd Prize – £100 – No. 82 – Justeena Pereira; 3rd Prize – £75 – No. 98 – Lorna Manansala; 4th Prize – £50 – No. 76 – Roshan Reggie; 5th Prize – £25 – No. 35 – Raji John; 6th Prize – £10 – No. 4 – Peter Newton Trust Fund. We congratulate all the winners and we hope many more people will join this club in the new financial year.

ST BONAVENTURE’S SITE MANAGER Required For April 2018 Due to the retirement of the current post holder, a vacancy is available in St Bonaventure’s. All information is available on the school website;www.stbons.org/site-manager

OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC ACADEMY TRUST (based in Newham) is looking to appoint additional directors to the Trust Board.  Please see

http://www.ourladyofgraceacademy.org.uk/careers-opportunities/ The closing date for applications is noon on 16 April.

ONE DAY BIBLE & HEALING CONVENTION at Divine Retreat Centre in Ramsgate on 5th May 2018. Coach leaves from Our Lady of Compassion Church, Upton Park, at 6.45am. Contact Jisha Benny -07448859130 or Reena Cruze –


EASTER SUNDAY: The collection at all Masses for Easter is your personal offering to your Priests. We hope you will be as generous as you normally are.

GIFT AID BOXES: will be available for the two weekends after Easter. If you have not collected your box then please come and get it after Easter. New donors are encouraged to sign up.

HOUSING CIVIC ACADEMY WITH TELCO: St. Stephen’s Church and London Renters Union! Are you facing rent increases? Have you had a landlord who’s slow to fix disrepair in your household? Have you ever had your deposit stolen?

St Stephen’s, along with some other churches and community groups will be hosting a day of workshops on housing to help better equip those in our communities to tackle housing issues, be it reporting landlords, gaining a greater knowledge of their rights or understanding the landlord licensing scheme better. It will be on Saturday 7 April, 11:30-17:00 at St Winefride’s Primary School.

Free entry, teas and coffees provided, if you are able to please contribute for a bring and share lunch

LOURDES: I have organized a Pilgrimage to Lourdes from Monday 30th April to Friday 4th May. The cost is £504.00 shared room, including insurance and travel to and from Stansted Airport. If you wish for a single room that will be £129.00 extra. If you are interested, please see Fr. Bob for more information.

BATISM COURSE: Because of the May Bank Holiday falling on Monday 7th May the course will begin on Monday 14th May and finish on Monday 21st May. Parents who wish to have their children Baptised over the next few mon ths should attend the course. Expectant parents are encouraged to join the course. Please bring a copy of your Baptismal Certificate with you.

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