30th Sept 2018

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 Anniv. (Mrs Bensley)

11.00am Lawrencia Roberts Anniv. (Family)

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass

1st October

Monday St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Lisieux)

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Maria D’ Lima Int. (Lynette)

9.40am Rosary and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

2nd Tuesday The Holy Guardian Angels

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Patrick Joseph Galbraith RIP (Family)

9.40am Rosary

3rd Wednesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Fr. Francis’ Int.

12.30pm Holy Souls (Said in Newham Hospital)

4th Thursday St. Francis of Assisi

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Marie Coxal RIP (Frances Crangle)

9.40am Rosary

5th Friday Harvest Day

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Michael Van Stratton Int. (Irene)

9.40am Rosary

6th Saturday

NB 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Maeve Nolan Int. (Ellen Kennedy)

2.00pm Mass for Altar Servers (Westminster Cathedral)

6th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Bert & Dolly De Cruz RIP (Riste Family)

7th Sunday Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Nicholas Kamau Anniv. (Family)

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Maria De Fatima Da Silva Anniv. (Family)

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 451 East Ham

29th Sept / 30th Sept 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 coming Friday 5th October we have the CAFOD Family Fast Day. We are asked to fast, pray and give help to people like Longora who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean and safe water. On Family Fast Day CAFOD invites us to eat simply- perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal- and give the money we save to help people like Longora.

The first Family Fast day was formed in 1960 when a group of women organized the day to support mothers and babies in Dominica who were suffering from malnutrition. They received overwhelming support. From this CAFOD was born.

Elizabeth Orchard, one of CAFOD’s founders, explained: “We weren’t doing anything special, we were just doing what we thought we ought to do, remembering that we are all God’s children.” By eating simply- perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal- and giving the money you save, you are answering God’s call to help our global family. You

are always very generous to this appeal and we do hope you will be so once again. A Lady will be giving a short talk at all the Masses this weekend.

SCHOOL FORMS: We are once again at the time of the year for the signing of School forms. These are the dates and times that I am able to sign the forms.

Tuesday 2nd October 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd October 3.30pm – 5.00pm & 6.00pm-7.30pm

Tuesday 9th October 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday 10th October 10.30am-11.30am

Thursday 11th October 6.00pm- 7.30pm

Please do you best to attend one of these sessions.



30th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

1st October


2nd Tuesday Funeral of Jean McCarthy – 2.00pm

3rd Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital – 12.30pm

1st Communion older Children meet, Parish Room – 5.00pm

4th Thursday Meeting in Romford – 11.40am

Funeral of Mark Wilson, Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh-on-Sea – 2.00pm

5th Friday CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Meeting in Ilford – 12.00noon

C.F. Disco, St. Michael’s School Hall – 7.30pm- 9.30pm

6th Saturday Altar Servers meet, St. Michael’s Church if you are going to

National Altar Servers’ Mass, Westminster Cathedral – 11.00am

7th Sunday Harvest Fast Day Collection at all Masses

Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm


Wedding of Joville & Freda, Monday 8th October

Funeral of Catherine Fredrick, Monday 8th October

Committee meetings St. John’s School, Monday 8th October

Year 6 Mass St. Michael’s School Tuesday 9th October

St. Michael’s Governors meet Tuesday 9th October

Marriage interviews, Wednesday 10th October

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

Pilgrimage to Lourdes (one day) Friday 12th October

Prisoners’ Sunday 14th October

Diocesan C.F A.G.M. Sunday 14th 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 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.

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. 

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.

A DAY WITH MARY: will be on Saturday 20th October at Westminster Cathedral. Begins 9.45am finishing with Mass at 5.30pm.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND EUROPEAN PROJECT: A study day on this theme will be held at the Church of Christ the Eternal high Priest, Gidea Park, RM2 6DH on Saturday 6th October 11.00am to 3.00pm. The speaker will be Fr. Ashley Black priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral Ministry at St. Mary’s University, Twickenham. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own lunch and make your booking by email to GPstudydays@ gmail.com

FIRST COMMUNIONS FOR OLDER CHILDREN: We are starting the classes for the older children who wish to receive Holy Communion for the first time next May. The classes will be held in the Parish Room at 5.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. If any family has older children who have not yet made their FirsT Holy Communion then please come and join the class. You must also bring your Baptism Certificate with you