20th January 2019

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

19th 6.00pm I. Abraham Anniv. (George)

Sunday Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

20th 8.00am People of the Parish

9.00am Sebastian Pillai Anniv (Remigius)

11.00am Cecelia & Jack Adair RIP (Margaret & Bob Hind)

2.15pm Syro Malarbar Catechesis and Mass

Monday St. Agnes

21st 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Fatima Balzan RIP

9.40am Rosary


22nd 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Gina Debono RIP (Marguerite)

9.40am Rosary


23rd 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Baby Sophie Int. (Gina).

12noon Eddie O’Lack RIP (said in Newham Hospital)

Thursday St. Francis de Sales

24th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Jim Eldridge RIP

9.40am Rosary

Friday The Conversion of St.Paul

25th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Irene Ume-Ezcoke Anniv. (Oge)

9.40am Rosary

Saturday SS Timothy and Titus

26th 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 Pam Vaughn Int. (D. D’Souza)

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

26th 6.00pm Mark Wilson RIP (Marguerite)

Sunday Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

27th 8.00am Parish Family

9.00am In Thanksgiving (D. Francis & Anna)

11.00am Antonio Batista Taborda Anniv. (Family)

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 352 East Ham

18th / 19th January 2019 London E6 6ED

For Private Circulation Only

Tel: 020 8472 2557

EMAIL: eastham@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Website : http://stmichaelse6.co.uk



Dear Parishioners,

The Bishops of England and Wales invite us to make today a prayer for peace and to reflect on the theme Pope Francis has chosen for the annual World Day of Peace with the challenging title: ‘Good Politics Serves Peace’.

The Gospel for this Sunday gives us a most wonderful reflection on our calling to work together for peace (and to get involved in the political process,too, in order to seek that goal). We meet Jesus, his mother and his disciples at the Wedding feast of Cana. He shares in our human joys – the joys of family, the joys of human love and the pledge of fidelity that unites one heart to another. But he also shares in our sorrows – Mary’s cry: ‘They have no wine’ the realisation that our own resources are run dry, our bonds of love prove fragile, our promises are all to easily betrayed. There will be a retiring collection at all Masses for the Pax Christi work that the organisation does all over the world to encourage all peoples to live in peace.

MINI VINI’S: I was invited to the Deanery Primary Schools Mini Vini Festival held at St. Helen’s Primary School, Canning Town, last Thursday and what a Festival it was. All seven Catholic Priamry Schools in Newham are involved at it was tremendous to hear and see what the young people are doing in the Parish Communities of the seven Parishes. The young people put on a great presentation of what each group is involved with and all the work they do in fund raising in order to help people, especially the Senior Citizens with gifts , concerts and just communicating with them. Listening to their stories and of course informing them of what goes on in their Schools. I must say the children were brilliant and of course we must thank the Staff at all these Schools who encourage the children to be involved in the local community activities. It is an eye opener for them and also for the elderly, and to see them come together with smiles on their faces is what it is all about. We thank the Parents of all the children who all give such great support and say Well Done!



20th Sunday Pax Christi Second Collection weekend

Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

21st Monday C.F. Executive meeting, Barkingside – 10.30am

R.C.I.A. Course re-starts in Parish Room – 7.30pm

22nd Tuesday Communion to the Sick /Housebound – 10.30am

23rd Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital-12.30pm

1st Communion Older Children class, Parish Room – 5.00pm

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

S.V.P meet, in Parish Room – 7.30pm

24th Thursday Meeting with Special needs of the Diocese

25th Friday C.F Disco in St. Michael’s School 7.30 – 9.30pm.

26thSaturday 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 9.15am

Catholic Underground Prayer, Music & Fellowship, Canning Town-7.30pm

27th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm


Funeral Mass of Iris Boney, Tuesday 29th January

Funeral of Ena Cadden , Wednesday 30th January

Altar Servers’ meeting, Wednesday 30th January

Deanery Meeting of Priests, Thursday 31st January

Confirmation Program Continues, Thursday 31st January

Funeral of Kevin Bolger, Friday 1st February

Meeting in Tilbury, Saturday, 2nd February

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.

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.


26th January2019/ 2nd February 2019

They run from 10.00am – 5.00pm…… cost £60.00

“GOVERNOR TRAINING”  Saturday 26th January 2019 – 10.30am-12.00noon at  Cathedral House Conference Centre,  Brentwood. The topics are: “ Preparing for OFSTED and Section 48 Inspections.” This training will be led by Debbi Botham Diocesan Coordinator for Governance and Derek Kelly Educational consultant and Section 48 Inspector. Contact details: debbibotham@dioceseofbrentwood.org Tel. 01277 265284.

RESULTS CONSORTIUM LIMITED – explore your learning opportunities- see leaflets at the back of the Church.

CONFIRMATION: The course has started, but I am sure there are more young people who should be on the course. Please come along this coming Thursday to St. Michael’s School Hall at 6.30pm and sign up. You must be age 14 years by 31st August 2019

WALSINGHAM HOUSE AT ABBOTSWICK – ASSISTANT MANAGER. Start Mid-August 2019. This exciting role – leading faith-filled and engaging retreats for thousands of young people every year – would be ideal for someone with Youth Ministry or Lay Chaplaincy experience. Living at Walsingham House, you would be part of a vibrant staff and volunteer community, with the chance to develop the retreat programme and facilities in our new home. Full details https://bcys.net/assistant-manager/

ALTAR SERVERS: There will be a meeting of all Altar Severs on Wednesday 30th January in the Church at 6.45pm. We do hope that all Altar Servers will attend this meeting as we need to discuss a number of very important information.

WORLD YOUTH DAY: This year it is being held in two countries. Costa Rica and Panama. The Diocese of Brentwood have the largest number of young people from England and Wales attending the two weeks with our Bishop Alan and Fr. Dominic Howarth the Diocesan Youth Chaplain. We ask you to keep them in your prayers and pray that they will have a wonderful time. His Holiness Pope Francis will be joining them all on the 27th January. The Youth come from most areas of the Diocese, sadly we don’t have representative from the Deanery of Newham. I would love some of our young people who are interested please see me as soon as possible.