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Coming Events

Baptism course begins, Monday 8th January

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

Funeral of John Trevor Lye, Wednesday 10th January

Funeral of Pat Eldridge, Wednesday 10th January

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

First Communion Children Meet, Saturday 13th January

CF Executive Meet, Monday 15th January

Session 8 Confirmation, Thursday 18th January

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


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.

WEB SITE: New web site: stmichaelse6.c.uk no www

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.

“VACANCY – BOOKKEEPER (Sage Accounts experience essential) required to support the Finance Office at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working two days a week (14 hours).  If you – or any of your family or friends – are interested in this role, please first contact finance-recruitment@dioceseofbrentwood.org  for a copy of the job description and person specification.  You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of the role as per the job description and person specification.   Closing date for CVs/applications is Friday 12th January 2018.  Interviews week commencing 22nd January 2018.” 

ADVERTISEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MEDAILLE TRUST:  “Vacancy – Diocesan Representatives to carry out the work of the Medaille Trust in Brentwood.  Do you want to be part of the Church’s fight against Modern Slavery?  Could you help us raise awareness of Human Trafficking in our midst?  Want to be part of a growing Catholic charity?  We are now looking for Diocesan Representatives with good people skills, the ability to make presentations in schools and churches, plus sympathy with a charity such as ours.  It is an enjoyable and flexible people-facing fundraising role that would suit a range of individuals.  For an application pack, please visit the website www.medaille-trust.org.uk, or e-mail recruitment@medaille-trust.org.uk.”

BAPTISM COURSE: will begin next Monday 8th January at 6.30pm in the Parish Room. Any parent who wishes for their child to be Baptised in the next couple of months will need to join the course. You will also need to bring a copy of your own Baptismal Certificate. Expectant parents are welcome to join the course.

CONFIRMATION: Session 7 will be this coming Thursday 4th January at 6.45pm in St. Michael’s School Hall. We do expect all candidates to attend. One or two have missed session and will need to see me as soon as possible if you miss any more I will presume you will be waiting until another time to receive the Sacrament. It is important to attend the sessions.