3rd Feb 2019

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 Cawley Anniv. (Family)

2.15pm Syro Malabar Catechesis and Mass


4th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Peter Ward Anniv.

9.40am Rosary

Tuesday St. Agatha

5th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am James Sheridene (Veronica Grant)

9.40am Rosary

Wednesday St. Paul Miki and Companions

6th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Kathleen Rice RIP (Kitty O’Neill)

12noon Holy Souls (said in Newham Hospital)


7th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Merlyn Seymour Int (D. D’Souza)

9.40am Rosary

Friday Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

8th and those who work to combat it

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Martin Galbraith’s Int (Family)

9.40am Rosary


9th 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 Tina Vernage RIP (Brenda)

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

9th 6.00pm Phil Lock RIP

Sunday Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)

10th 8.00am Parish Family

9.00am John & Mary Ellul RIP

11.00am Mercy Anthony Anniv (Family)

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 487 East Ham

2nd / 3rd February 2019 London E6 6ED

For Private Circulation Only

Tel: 020 8472 2557

EMAIL: eastham@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Website : http://stmichaelse6.co.uk


Dear Parishioners,

This week end is the last opportunity for us to plce donations in the Basket at the Crib. The Crib will be taken down this afternoon and we must once again say a huge thank you to the Men who built the Crib and made such a wonderful job of it. People from many Parishes came and made wonderful complements on our Crib. The money collected at the Crib is for the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society, (BCCS) who do such tremendous work with the poor families throughout the Diocese and also those families who need guidance and support. They get no help from the Government or the Local Authorities and yet they do much of the work that should be covered by the Authorities and are able to support all families in need. We do hope you will continue to support the BCCS in their work and a huge thank you to all for your offerings so far. We will give the final total raised in next week’s Newsletter.

EX-TRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST: I am once again going to ask people if they wish to be Ministers of the Eucharist. I do not want anybody approaching me to ask if they could be Ministers but I do and wish for suggestions for names for me to approach the particular people suggested. This is an important position in our Parish and those chosen must be prepared to make the sacrifices needed to be a good Eucharistic Minister. You will be asked to take Holy Communion to the Housebound each week and you will receive training before you begin and of course you will also have to fill in a D.B.S.Form.

There will also be a meeting for all Eucharistic Ministers in the near future. I have not got a date yet but hopefully by next week I will have one. I will expect all the present Ministers to attend and hopefully the new people who will be chosen of the next few weeks will also come to the meeting and meet the present Eucharistic Ministers.I also wish to thank those who have been Eucharistic Ministers and who have been taking Holy Communion to the Housebound. There are a number of Ministers who have not, for one reason or another involved themselves in this role and we can talk about this at our meeting and hopefully some more of you will be able to take part in the wonderful Pastoral Ministry. GOD BLESS, Bob


20th Sunday Pax Christi Second Collection weekend

Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm

21st Monday C.F. Executive meeting, Barkingside – 10.30am

R.C.I.A. Course re-starts in Parish Room – 7.30pm

22nd Tuesday Communion to the Sick /Housebound – 10.30am

23rd Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital-12.30pm

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

Parents of 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 7.30pm

S.V.P meet, in Parish Room – 7.30pm

24th Thursday Meeting with Special needs of the Diocese

25th Friday C.F Disco in St. Michael’s School 7.30 – 9.30pm.

26thSaturday 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 9.15am

Catholic Underground Prayer, Music & Fellowship, Canning Town-7.30pm

27th Sunday Communion to the Housebound – 1.30pm


Funeral Mass of Iris Boney, Tuesday 29th January

Funeral of Ena Cadden , Wednesday 30th January

Altar Servers’ meeting, Wednesday 30th January

Deanery Meeting of Priests, Thursday 31st January

Confirmation Program Continues, Thursday 31st January

Funeral of Kevin Bolger, Friday 1st February

Meeting in Tilbury, Saturday, 2nd February

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

THE GOSPEL OF LUKE On Wednesdays 23rd and 30th January at 7 pm Fr Adrian Graffy will lead an exploration of the Gospel of Luke, the gospel being read on Sundays in 2019. These ‘Gidea Park Faith Evenings’ will take place in the hall at Gidea Park Catholic Church (410 Brentwood Road, Gidea Park, RM2 6DH). Please book by email to GPstudydays@gmail.com Refreshments provided. Admission free.

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.


26th January2019/ 2nd February 2019

They run from 10.00am – 5.00pm…… cost £60.00

“GOVERNOR TRAINING”  Saturday 26th January 2019 – 10.30am-12.00noon at  Cathedral House Conference Centre,  Brentwood. The topics are: “ Preparing for OFSTED and Section 48 Inspections.” This training will be led by Debbi Botham Diocesan Coordinator for Governance and Derek Kelly Educational consultant and Section 48 Inspector. Contact details: debbibotham@dioceseofbrentwood.org Tel. 01277 265284.

RESULTS CONSORTIUM LIMITED – explore your learning opportunities- see leaflets at the back of the Church.

CONFIRMATION: The course has started, but I am sure there are more young people who should be on the course. Please come along this coming Thursday to St. Michael’s School Hall at 6.30pm and sign up. You must be age 14 years by 31st August 2019

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.