24th dec inside newsletter

Coming Events

Mass at Midday, Monday 1st January

SVP Meet, Wednesday 3rd January

Session 7 Confirmation, Thursday 4th January

Solemnity of Epiphany , Sunday 7th January

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

Funeral of John Trevor Lye, Wednesday 10th January

Parents of 1st Communion Children meet, Wednesday 10th January

First Communion Children Meet, Saturday 13th January

300 CLUB: We thank you all who support the 300 Club.

BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY CRIB DONATIONS:

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.

‘CHOSEN’

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:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chosen-youth-2000-london-retreat-tickets-39656106482

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.

FR. DAVID PEARCE: who was with us as a student for nearly one year is coming to say Holy Mass for all the Parish on Saturday 13th January at 6.00pm. You are all invited to the Mass and he will give his Blessing to those who wish to receive it After the Mass. This will be followed by refreshments in the School Hall. We will make it a very special time for Fr. David and all of us.

CHRISTMAS; The collections at the Christmas Masses is your gift to the Priests for which we say a special thank you.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS: for the homeless will be taken to the Sisters of Charity on Wednesday or Thursday. Again we say a huge thank you for your generosity.