23rd Sept 2018

22nd Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Funke Adesokan (B Abiwon)

23rd Sunday Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Peter Joseph Anniv.(Johnson Family)

9.00am Kathleen Morgan Anniv. (Young Family)

11.00am Leonardo Espiritu Ugali Snr RIP (Belen)

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Crangle & Touhy Families;

Kathleen & James Pepper (Frances Crangle)

9.40am Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

25th Tuesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Phil Lock RIP (Irene)

9.40am Rosary

26th Wednesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Bert & Dolly De Cruz RIP (Marguerite)

12.30pm Sandra & Peters RIP (Edie & Frances)(Said in Hospital)

27th Thursday St. Vincent de Paul

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am John Sheridan RIP (Michael & Frances Keane)

11.00am Rosary

28th Friday

NB 9.30am Staff & Pupils of St. Michael’s School Int.

29th Saturday SS.MICHAEL, GABRIEL & RAPHAEL, Archangels

12.00 noon John Ellul RIP .

29th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Angelo Vella Anniv. (Marguerite)

30th Sunday Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Mr. & Mrs Vincent Thanksgiving (Lynette)

11.00am Lawrencia Roberts Anniv. (Family)

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 450 East Ham

22nd Sept / 23rd Sept Aug 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,

This week we celebrate our Patronal Feast of St. Michael. We of course also celebrate the Feast of St. Gabriel and the Feast of St. Raphael. It is a very special day for the parish and it falls on Saturday 29th September. St. Michael’s School will celebrate the Feast on Friday with a Special Mass at 9.30am in the Church, to which you are all welcome. On Friday afternoon at 5.00pm the School will be holding a Bar B Q as part of the celebration of St. Michael’s feast to which everyone is invited. You will pay an entrance fee to help cover the cost and to raise money for the School. It should be a great opportunity for parishioners to meet the staff and enjoy the evening. The parish will celebrate the feast on Saturday starting with Holy Mass at 12noon followed by a reception in the School Hall. We ask people to bring food that all can share and the Drinks will be provided. I do hope that as many of you will come along and make the day very special for everyone. There will also be a Raffle, so if anybody has gifts for the Raffle they will be appreciated. The money will go towards the cost of the Printer.

MARK WILSON RIP: We received the sad news of the death of Mark from Kathy, his mother on Wednesday. Kathy most of you know was a tremendous carer in St. Michael’s School for many years and then when she retired from that, she worked in the Church and in the Presbytery until she moved down to Leigh on Sea. For the past four years Kath looked after Mark right to the very end. I ask your prayers for the Repose of the Soul of Mark and prayers for Kath who was a really great helper to me when I arrived in St. Michael’s nine years ago this week.

ALTAR SERVERS: We had six young children turn up for the training last Monday and Tuesday, and one adult. I had hoped there would be many more. It is a great honor to be able to serve at the Masses and I am hoping that more youngsters will come forward and we can organize another training day for them. I would encourage the present Altar Servers to come along and continue their service for the Lord as sometimes we find it difficult to cover all the roles you have in Mass.


Please pray for Mark Wilson, who has died. Please pray for his mother, Kathy, all his Family and Friends at this time.


23rd Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

C F Party, Havering, Elm Park – 4.00pm

24th Monday Funeral of Maisie Agatha Henry, City of London – 3.00pm

25th Tuesday Communion to the Sick/ Housebound 10.30am

26th Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital – 12.30pm

Parents of 1st Communion meet in Church – 7.30pm

27th Thursday Deanery Meeting of Priests, Custom House – 11.00am

28th Friday St. Michael’s School celebrating St. Michael’s Feast Day – 9.30am


1st Communion Children meet in Church -9.15am

Catholic Underground Devotions, Canning Town – 7.30pm

30th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm


1st Communion older Children , meet, Wednesday 3rd October

Harvest Fast Day, Friday 5th October

C.F. Disco Friday 5th October

National Altar Servers Mass Westminster, Saturday 6th October

Year 6 Mass St. Michael’s School Tuesday 7th October

Senior School St. John’s Mass Tuesday 7th October

St. Michael’s Governors meet Tuesday 7th October

Wedding Monday 8th October

300 CLUB: Dues for September will be taken after all Masses this week end. It is important that you make sure you are fully paid up to this month as it will be the big Draw with the first Prize of £300.00; 2nd prize £100.00; 3rd prize £50.00; 4th prize £25.00 and fifth prize £10.00 The draw will take place after the 11.00am Mass next Sunday. So please check that you are fully paid up for the last six months. We thank everyone who supports the 300 Club. You can sill join next month and be in the Draw each month especially the next big one in March 2019.

THE NEXT MARRIAGE PREPARATION course to be held at St Antony’s Church Forest Gate will be on 6th & 13th October, 10am-5pm, which includes lunch and there is a £60 donation.

THE CATECHISTS’ TRAINING AND RESOURCES DAY IS ON 10TH NOVEMBER – a day full of useful input and information for you. Sacred Heart School, Upminster (near to Upminster Station on the District and C2C lines, and close to the M25 and A127). More details and booking (free – but we need to know how many are coming!) at www.bcys.net

RCIA: We are looking for people who wish to know more about the Catholic Faith and would like to become members of the Church to write and apply to join the RCIA course which will begin towards the end of September. All you need to do is to write a note saying you are interested, giving your name, address and telephone number and Sr. Clarissa will get back to you when she returns from her holidays.

 A NEW PHOTO COPIER: to print the parish newsletter has been bought at a cost of £2874.00. We are appealing to your generosity once again and would appreciate donations towards the cost as we really do need the Printer to run-off Newsletters each week.

PRO-LIFE PILGRIMAGE for the sanctity of life to Walsingham, Sun 7th Oct, Contact Mr Varghese on 020 8470 4863/07944 276225 Tickets £17.00

ESSEX RECUSANT SOCIETY (Brentwood Diocesan Historical Society): the next meeting will take place at The Grange, Queens Road, Brentwood CM14 4EY on Saturday 29 September at 2.30pm, when Mrs Patricia Paxon will speak on ‘Connections between Recusant Families in Essex and Lancashire.’ All are welcome.

BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY – Children and families are now able to access direct therapeutic support in one of our clinics. Sessions take place after school or at an evening clinic at our counselling suites in Rayleigh.  Our highly experienced counsellors provide support directly to the whole family or to children and adolescents on a 1:1 basis.  If you are concerned that your child may need someone to talk to, please contact Catherine on cmunns@bccs.org.uk.  There is a sessional charge, so please enquire. 

LOST KEYS: Keys with the MoneyGram Key ring were found in the Church last Sunday. They can be claimed by the owners as I have them in the house.

FRANK MAGUIRE RIP Many of you will remember Mr Frank Maguire who was Director of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society for many years and will be sorry to hear that he died on Saturday 15 September following a long illness.  We offer our prayerful sympathy to his wife Maureen and their family.

His funeral will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Leigh-on-Sea on Wednesday 10th October at 10 a.m.