29th April 2018

28th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Antonette & John Vella Anniv. (Marguerite)


8.00am Parish Family & Fr. Brian O’Higgins’ Anniv

9.00am In Thanksgiving (Oscar & Lynette)

11.00am Adlaide Dos Santos Anniv. (Family)

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis and Mass

30th Monday

8.45am Morning Prayer.

9.00am Rita & Kevin Crangle RIP (Frances)

9.40am Rosary

1st MAY Tuesday St. Joseph, the Worker

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Gabriel Victor Anniv. (Family)

9.40am Rosary

2nd Wednesday St. Athanasius

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Patrick Joseph Galbraith RIP

3rd Thursday St. Philip and St. James

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Amos & Peter Galang Anniv. (Lolita Galang & Family )

9.40am Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour & Benediction

4th Friday The English Martyrs, National Feast

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am John Balzan

9.40am Rosary

5th Saturday

NB 12.00noon First Holy Communion Mass (1st Communion Children’s Int)

5th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Bert & Dolly RIP. (Geraldine Marguerite)


8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Antony Nazareth Anniv. (Family)

11.00am Patrick Joseph Galbraith

1.00pm 1st Communion Mass (Catechists & Parents’ Int.)

2.45pm Syro-Malabar Catechesis & Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 433 East Ham

28th April / 29th April 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,

We had the sad news of the death of Fr. Francis Conway OFM He was well known throughout the Diocese of Brentwood and especially in the Newham Deanery. He spent 23 years here in this Deanery. He was an assistant Priest in Woodford Green and became Parish priest in 1978 to 1984 in Stratford and then came back in 2002 as an assistant Priest. He was well liked by all and was a tremendous man of wisdom. \I would often seek advice from him and found him so helpful. He will be sadly missed but we pray he is now experiencing the fullness of Christ’s love in God’s kingdom. His body will be brought into St. Francis’ Church with a Mass t 8.00pm on Tuesday 1st May and the Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday 2nd of May at 12.15pm. May he rest in peace.

1ST COMMUNIONS: will take place next Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May.

The Mass on Saturday will be at 12noon, and on Sunday at 1.00pm. We have nearly 40 children who have been preparing for this very important day in their lives and we do ask everyone to pray for them and their families. We say a huge thank you to the Sisters and their team of Catechists who have prepared the Children and have done a wonderful job. It is great to see so many people involved. We hope it will be a very memorable day for all concerned.

MASS FOR MIGRANTS: in Honour of St. Joseph the Worker. At St. George’s Catholic Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HY. For decades the Church has welcomed people from all over the world and this Mass celebrates the diversity of our congregations. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Peter Smith, of Southwark and our own Bishop Alan of Brentwood and priests and people of all nationalities from all over London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent. It is a very joyful occasion and you are all welcome to come along and join in the Mass.

LOURDES: I shall be in Lourdes this coming week and will of course be keeping you all in my prayers. I am going again at the end of May, from Monday 28th to Friday 1st June. I do have spare places for anyone who would like to join me. The cost is £579.00 Including Insurance and Twin Room, in a Three Star Hotel called the Beau Site, and a very nice one it is.



29th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

30th Monday Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Finance Committee, St. Michael’s School – 6.00pm

1st May Tuesday

2nd Wednesday S.V.P. meets, Parish Room – 7.30pm

3rd Thursday

4th Friday Return from Lourdes

5th Saturday Mass for 1st Communion Children – 12.00noon

6th Sunday Mass for 1st Communion Children – 1.00pm

Coming Events


Bank Holiday, Monday 7th May

Meeting in St. Michael’s School, Tuesday 8th May

Parish Finance meeting Tuesday 8th May

Mass for Founders Day, St Angela’s Wednesday 9th May

The Ascension of the Lord, Holyday of Obligation Thursday 10th May

Burying Maureen Marshall’s Ashes, Friday 11th May

Filiphino Mass for Isidore, Saturday 12th May

Ilford C.F AGM Sunday 13th May

Havering C.F. AGM Monday 14th May

Founders Mass, Chigwell Friday 18th May

300 CLUB: The forms are available at the back of the Church. We do hope that as many of the parishioners will join the Club as it does raise money for us to do the extra work need in the Church. The cost is £24.00 for a full year, or you can pay £12.00 for six months or £6.00 for three months or even pay monthly at £2.00. Paying it in one go does help the administration. A lot less work!! Thanks to all who have already filled the forms. We hope to do the first draw in the next two weeks.

BAPTISM COURSE: Because of the May Bank Holiday falling on Monday 7th May the course will begin on Monday 14th May and finish on Monday 21st May. Parents who wish to have their children Baptised over the next few months should attend the course. Expectant parents are encouraged to join the course. Please bring a copy of your Baptismal Certificate with you.

SVP: The SVP at St. Michael’s will hold a coffee morning here at the Church on Wednesday 9th May at 9.45am until about midday. Beautiful pastries and cakes to be bought. We do ask if any person would like to support the sales of cakes might bake some and bring along to support our Minnie Vinnies in their work for the community.

ST JOHN’S RC SPECIAL SCHOOL, Woodford Bridge is recruiting for a Finance Assistant to work full time in a small busy team during term time. You will need excellent sage and excel together with being flexible and adaptable with good communication and organisational skills. For an application pack please contact the school office on 020 8504 1818 or email office@stjohnsrcschool.co.uk, closing date 18th May. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. www.stjohnsrcschool.co.uk

ST ANGELA’S URSULINE SCHOOL – Learning Support Assistant Vacancy – Seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant (one year temporary contract in the first instance) for September 2018 to work with students aged 11-19. Required to support educational progress of children with special educational needs. Full training is available. Please contact Miss Caroline Brown at the school for further information. Closing date: 4th May 2018. Tel: 0208 472 6022 Email: vacancies@stangelas-ursuline.co.uk

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 PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES LISIUX, Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour & Montligeon by luxury Coach from London E13 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.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND from 9th October to 17th October for £1,229 including all excursions, led by Fr. Francis.

PILGRMAGE TO FATIMA from 25th November to 1st December for £759 including all excursions. For more info, please contact Mrs. Mozzi on 020 8472 0843 or 07859 027301

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