9th Dec 2018

8th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm Benjamin, Martha & Baptist Sowa Int. (Fly)

9th Sunday SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (C)

8.00am Parish Family

9.00am Edward Shorey Anniv. (Bill & Teresa)

11.00am Varghese Roberts Anniv.(Family )

4.00pm Malayalam Mass

10th Monday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Margaret Edge F.M

11th Tuesday

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Thanksgiving Our Lady of Help (N Wallace)

9.40am Rosary

12th Wednesday

8.30am Paul & Mary Afflick Int.

NB 9.30am Christingle Service

12.30pm Holy Souls (Said in the Newham Hostipal)

13th Thursday St. Lucy

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Nichola Legrano Int. (Hilda)

9.40am Rosary & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

14th Friday St. John of the Cross

8.45am Morning Prayer

9.00am Alan Jones RIP (CarlinFamily).

9.40am Rosary & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

15th Saturday

8.45am Morning Prayer

NB 9.00am Alexandre Alvarengo Anniv. (Belec Espiritu)

12.00noon Pullichro Mass

3.00pm Philipino Mass

15th Saturday First Mass of Sunday

6.00pm David Stanisaus Anniv.

16th Sunday THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (C)

8.00am Patrick Ryan Anniv. (Doris)

9.00am Parish Family

11.00am Catherine Costello RIP

2.15pm Syro Malabar Catechesis and Mass

PARISH OF ST. MICHAEL

PARISH PRIESTS Fr. Bob Hamill, Fr. Francis Ward

Charity No. 234092 21 Tilbury Road

Issue 460 East Ham

8th Dec / 9th Dec 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

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (C)

Dear Parishioners,

Last Sunday, St. Michael’s School had their Christmas Bazaar and it turned out to be a great success thanks to all of you who went to the Bazaar. I was amazed at the selection of foods that were available and the many gifts and prizes that people had donated. It really helped to make it a very jolly and successful afternoon. The children have written a letter of thanks to all of us in the Parish.

Dear Parishioners,

We as the School Council personally thank you for attending our Christmas Bazaar. We successfully raised £3041.00 towards our new school playgrounds.

We hope that you enjoyed coming to our Bazaar and that you had fun. Please come again next year.

When our playground is completed, you are more than welcome to visit for a guided tour of our new playground.

Yours faithfully,

School Council and all the Staff and Children at

St. Michael’s

It was a tremendous success and to raise what is possibly a record amount of money for the School is really great. So on behalf of the Parish I want to say thank you to everyone for helping to make it so successful.

ST. ANNE’S CUSTOM HOUSE: are having a music evening this Sunday 9th December at 7.00pm with the theme of Christmas to which you are all most welcome to come along and afterwards refreshments in the Parish Hall.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS LUNCH: We will be holding the Annual Christmas Lunch on Sunday 13th January 2019. Invites will go out just after Christmas and we hope to have a good number of you joining us. We thank the St. Vincent De Paul Group for organizing the Lunch and I am sure they would love some help from any person who can do so. We will be looking for volunteers to bring the Housebound to the lunch and then to take the people home. So please try and be free to do just that. It is always a very good activity we do for our older Parishioners as a thank you to them for what they have done for the Parish over the years. GOD BLESS, Bob

ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK

9th Sunday Communion to the House bound – 1.30pm

St. John’s School Concert and Christmas Sale

Christmas Play, St. Annes’s Custom House – 7.00pm

10th Monday Asbestos Survey – 9.35am

Funeral Mass of Anthony Paul Soares – 2.00pm

R.C.I.A. Continues in Parish Room – 7.30pm

Meeting C.F. Wanstead/Woodford Buckhurst Hill -7.00pm

11th Tuesday Reception Christmas Concert, St. Michael’s School – 2.00pm

12th Wednesday St. Michael’s School Christingle Service, Church, – 9.30am

Mass in Newham Hospital-12.30pm

Deanery Priests Christmas Celebration – 7.00

13th Thursday Reconciliation, St. Angela’s School 12.25am- 1.25pm

Meeting in Maldon – 7.00pm

14th Friday Reconciliation, St. Bonaventure’s School 12.00noon – 1.30pm

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

15th Saturday Practice for Children’s Christmas Mass – 10.00am

Pullichira Mass – 12.00noon

Philipino Mass – 3.00pm

16th Sunday Communion to the House bound – 1.30pm

COMING EVENTS

Reconciliation St. Michael’s School, Monday 17th December

Reconciliation in Church, Monday 17th December

Reconciliation St. John’s School Tuesday 18th December

End of Term Mass, st. John’s School Tuesday 18th December

Carol Concert in Church, St. Michael’s School, Tuesday 18th December

Funeral of Mrs Olive Campbell, Wednesday 19th December

End of Term Mass, Thursday 20th December

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.

NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS SERVICE on Sunday 23rd December at 4.00 p.m. in the Cathedral.  Main celebrant, Bishop Alan Williams. A service of readings, carols and beautiful choral music from the Cathedral choir. The perfect way to reflect on the radiant meaning of Christmas.  All welcome.  

A.P.F RED BOXES: If you have a Red box please, bring it in, in the next week or so that we send the money. There are spare Red boxes at the Back of the Church. Please do take one for your home and put the odd change you may have each week in order to support the Missionary Church throughout the world.

READERS FOR MASS: We are looking for more Readers for our Masses, especially the 8.00am Mass. Please contact one of the Priests or the Secretary and let us know if you wish to Read. The 8am Mass has a lot of people attending and we seem to have only two readers and they are also Special Ministers of the Eucharist, it would be good if people would come forward to do the Readings.

ST BONAVENTURE’S School are urgently looking for an Assistant Science Technician to join our Science Team.  No previous experience is required but applicants must be willing to learn and work collaboratively with the Science team.Hours are 32.5 per week, 8.30am to 3.30pm  for 41 weeks per year :Term Time + 2 weeks)Pay Scale: 2  Pay Range: 11-13  £19,896 – £19,935 (pro rata).  The job description is on our website: tinyurl.com/StBonsAST Please send your CV asap or contact Mrs C Jackson at St Bonaventure’s on 020 8472 3844 or email c.jackson@stbons.org for further details.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019 Bank Holiday 27th May – Friday 31st May   FLYING FROM SOUTHEND AIRPORT. Staying at the 4* Hotel Grande Moderne on full board basis. Price includes £545 per Adult Based on two sharing a twin room. Children under 12 £420. Full spiritual direction Under Fr. Alex Poblador. Further details please ring Sue on 07979746707.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MASS The Mass on Christmas Eve at 6.00pm is special for the children and their families of the Parish. We hope that the children will help with the Readings and the Offertory and Bidding Prayers and may act out the Gospel reading. To be able to do this we will have a practice on Saturday 15th December at 9.45am and we hope that the children will come along so as to make the Mass a very special one. It is important that we have a practice so as the children will know what to do. We ask too that the children will bring a little present for the homeless people in London. We have been doing this in St Michael’s for the past nine years and the Sisters who receive the gifts are absolutely thrilled with your generosity.

REPOSITORY SHOP: Has lots of gifts for Christmas and Christmas cards for sale. There is also the Parish Diary with a beautiful picture of inside our Church on the cover. They are only 50p each and have all the Saints days etc in it. Also the new Diocesan Directory is on sale at the cost of £2.75p each. It is a very important book as it gives all the news of the Diocese and the Parishes. It is well worth the cost which