25th March 2018


25th Sunday PALM SUNDAY –Mass will begin in St. Michael’s Hall – 11.00am

26th Monday Reconciliation St. Michael’s School – 9.15am

Funeral of Maureen Marshall in Church – 11.00am

Reconciliation in Church – 7.00am

27th Tuesday Reconciliation in St. John’s School – 11.30am

Mass in St. John’s School – 2.00pm

St. Michael’s School Governors meet

Retreat for all (New & Current) Extra Ordinary Ministers – 6.00

28th Wednesday Funeral of Manuel Alves Da Silva, East London Crem – 10.00

Mass in Newham Hospital – 12.30pm

Chrism Mass, Brentwood Cathedral – 7.00pm

29th Thursday HOLY THURSDAY

Syro Malabar Mass – 5.00pm Mass of the Last Supper – 8.00pm

During Mass we have the Washing of the Feet (Volunteers Needed)

Renewal of Promises for Ministers of the Eucharist during the Mass

New Eucharistic Ministers Commissioned

Praying before the Blessed Sacrament until Midnight with Night Prayer

30th Friday GOOD FRIDAY Office of Readings and Morning Prayer – 9.00am

Children’s Stations of the Cross 10.00am – Walk of Witness 11.00am

Passion of the Lord – 3.00pm

Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross – 6.30pm

31st Saturday HOLY SATURDAY Office of Readings and Morning Prayer – 9.00am

Altar Servers Practice in Church – 10.00am

Easter Vigil – 8.00pm


Coming Events

Wedding in Westminster Cathedral Saturday 7th April

Burial of the Ashes of Pat Eldridge Tuesday 10th April

1st Communion Children meet Saturday 14th April Vocations Sunday 21st April

National AGM Catholic Fellowship Saturday 28th April


300 CLUB: This month is the last draw for this year which means it will have six prizes the first prize being £300.00 the second prize is £100.00, the third prize is £75.00, the fourth prize is £50.00, the sixth prize is £10.00. You need to be a fully paid up member for the past six months to be eligible for the Draw. We start again next month and hopefully people will support this fund raising scheme we have.

MAUNDY THURSDAY PLANTS: WE need some plants for Maundy Thursday, please bring them on Wednesday morning. We would like them to be in flower as we only use them for the Mass and for the Watching until Midnight. Hen if you wish you can take them home on Good Friday. Thank you.

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

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES LISIUX, Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour & Montligeon by luxury Coach from 26th May to 3rd June for £769 including all excursions, led by Fr. Francis. Please contact Mrs. Mozzi on 020 8472 0843/07859 027301 for more information.

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 – 07576232294


There will be a Retreat for all the Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Church on Tuesday 27th at 6.00pm. We do expect all Eucharistic Ministers to attend this Retreat. The new members will also be attending. Also we hope you will all be at the Mass of the last Supper on Holy Thursday at the 8.00pm Mass of the last Supper to renew the promises of your ministry.

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.