3rd June2018

6.00pm Rosalina Adornetto Cahillane Anniv. (Patrick)



8.00am Peter John & Constance Newton RIP

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Celso Pidladan Anniv. (Family)

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass

4th Monday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Peter Walsh RIP (Esirer Walsh)

9.40am Rosary

5th Tuesday St. Boniface

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Denis Hewitson RIP (Carlin Family)

9.40am Rosary

6th Wednesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Alex Giampilles Int.

12.30pm Mr. Kan & Family (Martina) said in Newham Hospital

7th Thursday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Holy Souls

9.40am Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour


8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Dolly & Bert De Cruz (Geraldine & Robert)

1.00am Funeral Mass of Jude De Cunha (St.Augustine’s. Barkingside)


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 Margaret Lock RIP (Spurgeon Family)

9th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm John Edge F.M

10th Sunday Tenth Sunday of Ordinary time (B)

8.00am Pam Vaughn Int. (Mary & Family)

9.00am Agnes Henry Anniv. (Family)

11.00am Parish Family

4.00pm Malayalam Mass


PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 438 East Ham

2nd June / 3rd June 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 week we have a Retiring collection at all Masses to raise funds for the Sick and Retired Clergy. Many of the priests have given over 50 years working as Priests throughout the Diocese and this collection which is taken annually is to support them in Retirement and an opportunity for all of us to say a big thank you for their loyalty and work as Priests in the Diocese. So we ask you all to be as generous as you can to this appeal.

NEW ORGAN: We have been given an opportunity of purchasing an Organ for the Church at the cost of £4200.00. I have been informed by Shea Lolin a qualified Organ player that it is a very good one and most suitable for St. Michael’s Church. I hope I will have the support of the Parish in this purchase as I think we do have a very good deal and it would be great to have a more solid instrument for our Church. We have already received an offer from a local Business, who has promised to give a donation. If any person wishes to make a Donation it will be gratefully received. The Organ is now in place in the Choir Loft and no doubt you will notice a huge difference in the music when we sing our Hymns during the Masses. I take this opportunity of thanking the three gentlemen who helped in the lifting of the Organ into the Choir. It was not an easy job, but a job well done. We have also been given a discount on the cost . It is now £4000.00 and we have already had a donation towards the cost. If any person would like to make a donation small or large it would be very much appreciated. I think everyone will be pleased with the purchase.

LOURDES: Once again Lourdes was very good. The weather mind was not very good, we had rain most days, so much so that both the Blessing of the Sick at 5pm on Wednesday and the Rosary Procession in the night were both held in the Underground Basilica. I was very surprised that the Torchlight was help inside, I think it must have been the very first time. It was very successful except to say that everybody got wet going back to their Hotels. Still we were able to offer Masses for all your intentions and pray for you all at the Grotto. We now look forward to the Diocesan Pilgrimage in July.




3rd Sunday Retired \ Sick Clergy Fund

Visiting Housebound – 1.30pm

4th Monday Funeral of Phil Lock, Upminister – 10.30am.

5th Tuesday Communion to Sick /Housebound – 10.30am.

6th Wednesday Mass in Newham Hospital.

7th Thursday Celebrating Priesthood in Chigwell – 11.00am

8th Friday Funeral of Jude De Cunha, Barkingside – 1.00pm

9th Saturday Silver Jubilee, Fr. Stephen Myers – 11.00am

10th Sunday Communion to the Sick/Housebound -130pm

Coming Events

C.F Executive meeting, Monday 11th June

Mass in St. Angela’s Year 9 Monday 11th June

St.John’s Governors meet, Monday 11th June

S.V.P. Wednesday 13th June

Council of Priests, Thursday 14th June

Burial of Bert De Cruz Ashes, Thursday 14th June

Mass in Hammersmith, Friday 22ndJune

Mass in St.Angela’s School Monday 25th June

300 CLUB: The next draw for the 300 Club is the May Draw will be taken after the 11.00am Mass this week end. We do thank everyone who has joined the Club. It is the highest number of members since the first year and hopefully even more members which would help to support the Organ Fund. Some of the winners named in last week’s newsletter have not yet claimed their prizes.

ST. ANTONY’S CHURCH FOREST GATE – RESTORATION AND DECORATION – We are looking for coloured pictures that anyone may have from celebrations held in St. Antony’s Church, (Weddings, Baptisms, First Holy Communion, etc.) before the refurbishment took place (pre 1968). If you do have any pictures (please ask family and friends who lived in the parish) the Architect would be very interested in looking at them. If you can help please contact Marie Browne on 020 8472 0433 (Ext 2002) or email forestgate@dioceseofbrentwood.org. Thank you.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL(SVP) Society in Brentwood Diocese is seeking a voluntary Treasurer at regional level to serve on their Central Council. The Treasurer would not have to undertake visits or any other aspect of Society work ,but would be responsible for maintaining the Council accounts,  overseeing Gift Aid and filing a quarterly report to National Office. Meetings of the Central Council take place quarterly in Brentwood.  If anyone is interested in giving some of their time in this way and would like further information, please email Elaine Heyworth on ElaineH@svp.org.uk by latest Sunday 10th June 2018.”

BROTHER PHILIP-THOMAS Father Thomas, Prior General, the Brothers of Saint John, the Parish of St Antony of Padua and John and Sally Edwards are pleased to announce to you the ordination to the priesthood of Brother Philip-Thomas and invite you to be present either in person, or in prayer at the mass of ordination at the church of St Antony celebrated by Bishop Alan Williams, Bishop of Brentwood SATURDAY 23rd JUNE 2018 at 11.30am. and afterwards for a buffet lunch in the Church Hall.

SION COMMUNITY, BRENTWOOD – WORK AND PRAY. We invite you to come and join us for a few days between 18th – 29th June at our centre in Brentwood (Essex, CM15 9BX) and take the opportunity to spend some time with us in prayer and experience living in our Community, as well as helping us by doing a variety of manual jobs around the building and gardens.  It would be great if you could come along, please contact: Mary on admin@sioncommunity.org.uk / 01277 215011.

TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL- , Mornington Road, Woodford Green, Essex. IG8 0TP Wishes to appoint School Chaplain – Part time – 24 hours . The successful applicant must be organised, flexible and computer literate.    We are committed to safeguarding children;  successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  The ideal candidate should have relevant  experience or qualification (Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies) that suits a chaplain role in the Catholic Church.P lease visit the schools website for more details: http://fc.tchs.uk.net/Vacancies.shtml   020 8504 3419 x 170   sam_gillary@fc.tchs.uk.net

FIRST COMMUNION FOR 2019: Parents who wish for their children to prepare for First Holy Communion will need to write a letter of application by the end of June so that we

can arrange a meeting in July as part of their preparation for the First Communion program