7th jan 2018

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6th 6.00pm Maude George RIP (Faustine Etienne)


7th 8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Henderson Angelose Anniv. (Hudson Family)

11.00am Kellie Christopher & Children

2.45pm Syro Malabar Catechesis & Mass


8th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Monday Prayer Group (Nellie Malone)

9.40am Rosary


9th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Terence Tan (Irene)

9.40am Rosary


10th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am In Thanks (Henrietta Utriba)

2.00am Funeral of Pat Eldridge, Elm Park


11th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Veronica Grant’s Int.

9.40am Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour


12th 8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Maria Rita Sieveira Int.


13th 11.00am Sacrament of Reconciliation during which

We will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

11.45am Mid-Day Prayer Benediction & Angelus

12.00noon Thanksgiving for God’s Mercy (Gertrude)

Saturday First Mass of Sunday

13th 6.00pm Fr. David Pearce Int.


14th 8.00am Fabian Karleen Anniv. (Family)

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Joseph Gomez Anniv. (Rita & Fly)

2.45pm Malayalam Mass





Dear Parishioners,

Next Saturday we will have Fr. David Pearce saying the 6.00pm Mass. Fr. David was ordained Priest on 2nd December 2017. He spent almost a year working in the parish of St. Michael’s as a Student about three years ago and I know many of you remember him and it is wonderful to see him back as a Priest. After the Mass he will give the Special Blessing of a newly ordained priest to anyone who wishes to receive it. We will then have some light refreshments in St. Michael’s School Hall after the Mass to which you are all welcome.

JONATHAN BURDEN: is a First year Student, studying for the Priesthood and is staying with us for one month on a pastoral experience working in the Parish. He has written a short item inside the newsletter about himself. Some of you have already met him and we wish him a very happy experience and every Blessing for his future. We need more young men like himself to think about the Priesthood for the Diocese. Last Friday the Seminarians had a celebration at Our Lady of Lourdes, Leigh on Sea and eight people came forward making enquiries about the Priesthood, let us hope they will come forward and offer themselves for the diocese.

YOUTH MISSION 2000: was held at St Bonaventure’s School last week end. About 300 young people came from all over the country including Wales and Scotland. I was able to join with them for a number of Hours each day and I must say it was a wonderful Spiritual experience to be with them. We hope that they will do it again next year and hopefully some of our young people from St. Michael’s might join them

God Bless, Bob





8th Burial of Ashes of Vincent Brady, City of London – 11.00am

Baptism Course begins, Parish Room – 6.30pm

R.C.I.A. Course begins, Parish Room – 7.15pm

Tuesday Communion to the Sick/Housebound – 10.30am

9th Mass at St. John’s School – 2.00pm

Wednesday Funeral of John Trevor Lye, City of London – 12.15pm

10th Funeral of Pat Eldridge, Elm Park – 2.00pm

Parents of 1st Communion meet in Church – 7.30pm

Thursday Funeral of Ann Emmery, St. Mary’s Hornchurch – 10.00am




Saturday 1st Communion Children meet in Church – 9.15am

13th Fr.David Pearce to say Mass – 6.00pm

Reception in School Hall after Mass

Sunday Meeting, Elm Park – 2.00pm


Coming Events

C. F. Executive Meet, Monday 15th January

Session 8 Confirmation, Thursday 18th January

Meeting with Vocations Director Thursday 18th January

Reconciliation St. Angela’s School Friday 19th January

C. F. Barking visit to Pantomime Friday 19th January

Year 6 Mass St Michael’s School Tuesday

Deanery Meeting Manor Park Thursday 25th January

C. F. Disco Friday 26th January

First Communion Children meet Saturday 27th January

300 CLUB: Dues for January will be taken after all Masses this weekend. The Draw will take place after 11.00am Mass next Sunday. We thank you all who support the 300 Club.


Hello, my name is Jonathan and I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Brentwood. I am currently studying at the Royal English College in Valladolid, Spain. I am from the Parish of The Most Holy Redeemer in Harold Hill with Fr Joseph Tan I am working with Fr Bob on a pastoral placement until the 3rd February looking into the daily life of a priest and the workings of a parish. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you and also hearing your questions which you may have.

UNCLAIMED PRIZE – SCHOOL BAZAAR: Raffle ticket no. 409, Serial No. 822282

Please contact the school for your prize.


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.

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.

“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 Closing date for CVs/applications is Friday 12th January 2018.  Interviews week commencing 22nd January 2018.”

UNDERSTANDING THE CREED On Wednesdays 24th and 31st January from 7 p.m. until 8.30 pm Fr Adrian Graffy will lead an exploration of the Nicene Creed recited at Sunday Mass. 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.

MASS FOR THE SICK: Our Lady of Lourdes is both the patroness of our diocese and the sick.  At 3 pm on Sunday 4 February, Bishop Alan will celebrate Mass in her honour at Brentwood Cathedral.  This is a diocesan celebration; all are invited.  During the Mass, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be given to those who are unwell.  This Mass is also an opportunity for those who attended the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in 2017 to give thanks for graces received.

IRISH ELDERLY ADVICE SERVICE  CHARITY, will be reopened as usual every Thursday from 10-30am- 1pm at Durning  Community Hall , Forest Gate, , Earlham Grove E7 9AB. If you are an elderly person , Drop-In if you would like advice about ,Housing, Pension (Irish and UK) returning to Ireland or about any other issue where we may be able to assist. Forest Gate Station is 2 minutes walk away from Durning Hall. Contact Sally Mulready  Tel:0207 428 0471  or Mob 07930575913