27th January 2019

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

Monday St. Thomas Aquinas

28th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Jennifer Briddon Anniv. (Young Family)

9.40am Rosary


29th 8.30am Merlyn Seymour (D’Souza)

NB 10.00am Funeral Mass of Iris Boney


30th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am John McDonagh Anniv. (Family)

12noon Holy Souls (said in Newham Hospital)

Thursday St. John Bosco

31st 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am John & Mary Ellul RIP.

9.40am Rosary


1st 8.45am Morning Prayer

February 9.00am Stephen Farrell RIP (Kitty O’Neill)

9.40am Rosary

Saturday SS Timothy and Titus

2nd 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 Teresa Knott (Veronica Grant)

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

2nd 6.00pm for the Sick “ONATS”

Sunday Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

3rd 8.00am Special Intention

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Michael Crowley Anniv. (Family)

2.15pm Syro Malabar Cathechesis and Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 486 East Ham

26th / 27th January 2019 London E6 6ED

For Private Circulation Only

Tel: 020 8472 2557

EMAIL: eastham@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Website : http://stmichaelse6.co.uk


Dear Parishioners,

On Sunday 13th January we had the annual Christmas Lunch for our Housebound and Senior Citizens. I wish to thank everyone involved in the preparation and bringing the people to St. Michael’s School Hall and taking the people home. The whole afternoon was a great success. A lot of people to thank for this success. First we say a big thank you to Mrs. Ward Headteacher of the School who was able to give permission for the use of the Hall and for Tom the caretaker for helping to prepare the Hall for this special occasion. We also thank the S.V.P. for the work they did inviting the people and in the work of preparing the Hall for the Lunch. A huge thank you to Bernadette who prepared the lunch for the people and her co-helpers of the S.V.P. a great job well done. We thank the volunteeres who helped in the serving and in the clearing up, again a great job well done. We also say a very big thank you to the people who played excellent music throughout the meal, they were great. All in all,

a wonderful afternoon enjoyed by everyone.

2018: It is time now to say thank you to all who have helped in any way in the Parish over the past twelve months. A big thank you to our Choirs and organists who are there each Sunday for the Masses, a special thanks goes to Sr. Monica and Sr. Clarissa who led the choirs throughout the year. We thank our Altar Severs, led by our M.Cs for their attendances at all the Masses. Thanks also to the Ladies who take care of the Flowers each week and especially for the big Feasts. Many thanks to all our Catechists who prepare our young people for Holy Communion and Confirmation also for the two people who run the RCIA program and Baptism preparations. A big thank you to the Gentlemen and Sr. Ijeoma who come each morning prepraing the Church for Mass, they arrive anytime from 7.00am, to our Church cleaners who do a great job each week. We remember too our Readers at all Masses and our Eucharistic Ministers for their support, especially the Ministers who take Holy Communion to the Housebound each week. Many thanks to those who print and prepare the newsletter for the parish. We also say a big thank you to everyone who helps in any way in the running of the Parish and also for your generous offerings especially for the Appeals made throughout the year to help the Church in other parts of the world. We hope this will continue throughout 2019 and we will continue asking for your support to build the new toilets, especially one for people with disabilities. Many thanks for all the donations received through the year for the new Organ, the new Printer and for all the other activities that happen in the Church. On behalf of Fr. Francis and myself, a big thank you for your friendship and support that you always give to us both.



27th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

Meeting in Rainham – 6.00pm

28th Monday R.C.I.A. Course Continues in Parish Room –6.30pm

29th Tuesday Funeral Mass of Iris Boney – 10.00am

30th Wednesday Funeral Mass of Ena Cadden in Hornchurch – 11.00am

Mass in Newham Hospital-12.30pm

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

Altar Servers meet in Church – 6.45pm

31st Thursday Deanery Conference for Priests, Forest Gate – 10.30am

Funeral of William Joseph Long, City of London – 3.00pm

Confirmation meeting, St. Michael’s School – 6.30pm

1st Friday Funeral of Kevin Bolger, Honour Oak Crematorium – 3.30pm

2ndSaturday Mass in St. Angela’s School – 10.30am

Last day for donations to Crib for B.C.C.S.

Meeting in Tilbury 7.00pm

3rd Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm


Four days Retreat in Knock Shrine, Monday-Friday 4-8th February

Parents 1st Communion meet, Wednesday 6th February

1st Communion Children meet, Saturday, 9th February

Lourdes Mass, Leigh on Sea, Sunday 10th February

Parish Finance Committee meet, Tues, 12th February

C.F Ilford Social, Sturday 16th February

Council of Priests, meeting, Thursday 21st February

C.F. mass with Bishop Alan , Saturday 23rd February

300 CLUB: Please continue to support this club, as it raises much needed funds for the Parish.

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.

COLCHESTER LENT TALKS (with guest speakers) will be held at St James the Less and St Helens church every Friday starting on 8th March – 12th April 2019 at 7.30pm in Cardinal Bourne Hall, Priory Street. Admission Free. All are welcome. Please see Noticeboard for dates and Speakers.

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.

CATHOLIC TEACHING: Two fantastic opportunities from the Agnus Dei Teaching School Alliance21/3/19 – “Get Into Teaching – Catholic Education” is a drop-in event in Billericay for anyone considering a career in teaching (primary or secondary) who wants to find out more about training and employment opportunities.

6/4/19 – “Moving Into Catholic Education” is a Saturday networking event with a free lunch provided in Brentwood for teachers working in any non-Catholic school.

For more details please contact: http://tiny.cc/catholicteaching or email agnusdei@stbons.org 

BRENTWOOD CATHOLIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY: are seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic manager who has the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to lead our School Service provision. The Head of School Services will provide professional support, supervision, training and leadership to social workers, and counsellors who work in a school setting. Please visit our website at www.bccs.org.uk to down post details, or e-mail bfisher@bccs.org.uk for further information or to arrange an informal chat.