Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Mick & Sheila West (40th Wedding Anniv)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession
8.00am Mass Guy Bragard, RIP (Anniv) (RB)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Madelaine Sighe, RIP (MR)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction
Monday 19 ST JOSEPH, HUSBAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
9.00am Mass Adrian Dann, RIP (T&RO’C)
Tuesday 20 Feria
9.00am Mass Stewart Williams, RIP (A&ML)
Wednesday 21 Feria
9.00am Mass Tommy Byrnes, RIP (II)
Thursday 22 Feria
9.00am Mass Michael O’Connor (I&MI)
Friday 23 Feria
6.30am Mass Frank Baynes, RIP (LL)
12Noon Mass Mary Somers, RIP (F&JO’B)
8.00pm Stations of the Cross & Benediction
Saturday 24 Feria
10.00am mASS Peter Robinson, RIP (F&JO’B)
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD - Sunday 25th March
Saturday 5.30pm Vigil The People of the Parish
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession
8.00am Mass René Van Montfort (M&JMcC)
9.30am Mass Bill Pearson, RIP (SP)
11.30am Mass Kay Dodd, RIP (CC)
(preceded by Blessing & Procession of Palms)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction
The lamp burns for the Intentions of John & Renata Butler.
Anne Currid, David Gurney, Maureen Gooding, Paul Keane, Mabel Addecott, Christian Ryan, Arthur Mills, Mike Rubbert, Teresa O’Brien, Maureen Deekes, Noel Fagan, Patricia Abram, Tina Doveaston, Pat Lynch,Rose Craft, Addi Brady, Ben Wilson, Patricia Fleming, Nicky Wigmore, Brita Irons, Eileen Wilson, Patricia Spikin, Sandra Fagan, Edna Wallace, Beryl Dixon,Nan Carrit, Nick Evans, Vicky Jack, Lyn Gopee, Mary Boyce, Kristin Hallenga, Anne O’Neill, Cheryl Shallis, Anthony McEvoy, Justin Stark, Sheila Netherton, David Blyth, Dympna Addecott, Janet Woods, Lynne Hilkene, June Moncaster, Laura & Anne Breen, Breda Lynch, Roy Widdecombe, Johanna Lynch, Maria Clark, Sheila McBrearty, Anthony King, Norma McCleverty, Belinda Balazsi, Edward Martin, Johnnie Pool, Joanna Luciani, Pauline Wilsher, Simon Marshall, Kriston Barnes, Josephine Griggs, Noel Kolb, Colleen Worley, Antonella McConalogue, Fr Jean Laurent Marie, Dawn Deleigh, Eddie McConalogue, Georgina Cornwell, Lorraine Hart, Wyn McCafferty, Linda Dean, Annie Holland, Martin Buckley, Chas Taylor, Martha Braun, John Lavery, Ivor & Joanne Knight, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, David Clark, David Askew, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Sharon Levill, Bernadette Lane, David Kislingury, Maureen Ward, Jane Jowers, Irena Solecki, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Rosemary Arscott, Lanto Bellis, Richard Collins, Niqui Denkmayer, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith and children Thomas Ball, Liam Davis, Albert Chambers, Fergus Grant, Lucy Price, Connie Price, Mary Isherwood, Frazer Gregory, baby Talia Emery and Hattie Seymour.
Fr Donal Donegan, Fr Sidney Williams, Canon Arthur Holmes, Fr Justin Dawson, Fr Henry Peace, John Moon, Guy Bragard, Doreen Wall, Margaret Foster, Mary Blundell, Dorothy Burke, Lesley Dorey, Edmund Esterby, Francis Spratt, Francis Foley, Edward Hance, Agnes Edward, Catherine Davis, Ann Whiteley, John Fowler, Denis Reid, Nora McLeod, Imelda Maguire, Bernard Cody,
Fred Hopkins, Ted Wheeler, Katerina Deyanovitch, John Archer, Paul Reid, Maud King, Marie Nichols, Peter Gough, John Rombaut, Coleslaw Bendkowski, Mary Hardy, Nancy Mallif, Ethel Bull, Sarah Armstrong, Marian Treston, Kathleen Robinson, John Head, Edmund Thompson, Maura Keenan & Jessie Carlyon
May their Souls & the Souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace.
12th & 19th May First Holy Communions
20th May Confirmation
The April Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Rotas are now available at the back of the Church.
Final talk Thursday 22 March Brian Holt -President of the Comitium for the Legion of Mary in our Diocese - ‘Devotion to Mary means Apostleship’.
Both talks begin at 7.30pm and the evenings conclude with devotions with priests available to hear confessions.
The Deanery Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Peter’s is therefore moved to Friday, 23rd March at 8.00 pm (as opposed to Thursday, 22nd March at 7.30 pm as previously advised).
A DAY WITH MARY is an open day of prayer held in a Catholic church or shrine. It emphasises worship of the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to Our Lady. You are welcome to join the event for a little while or for the whole day.
It includes the Mass, Scripture, Rosary, Meditations on the Passion, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, Processions of the Blessed Sacrament and of Our Lady, Act of Consecration, Theological Instructions, Hymns, a programme on the story of Fatima and periods of rest with refreshments. The Sacrament of Penance is readily available. There is a bookstall and the opportunity to enrol in the Brown Scapular (consecration to Our Lady) and Miraculous Medal if so wished.
Person required for paid position of Admin Manager in the offices of Holy Family Parish, Benfleet. 20 hours p.w. timing of work can be negotiated. If you – or any of your family/friends – are interested, please first contact Fr. Eduard Fartan on 01268 792082 or the office on 01268 799649 – or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a 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. Closing date for CVs/applications is Tuesday 3rd April.
New boxes of envelopes for those in the Gift Aid Scheme will be available for collection on 17th/18th March. If you wish to gift aid your weekly offering by using envelopes, please complete a Gift Aid Form, available at the back of Church, and either hand it in to the Parish office or place it in the offertory collection. You will then receive a box of envelopes for your weekly collection.
Organised by Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Social Committee, 7.30pm-10.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets £8 or family £25. Raffle. Bring your own nibbles & drinks. Live band ‘The Musicmakers’ with caller.
Tickets from Phyllis 07969 465518, Darrell 07825 686249, Irene 07449 471612
Our next event is a meal at East on 22nd March at 7.30. Tickets are £15 and are available from Linda, 558217, Theresa, 335122 or from Jo 474062.
Why not sign up for HARP’s Prittle Brook Spring Walk? Taking place on Sunday 22rd April 2018 at 2pm, it’s a 3½ mile Sunday afternoon stroll along the Prittle Brook Greenway from Priory Park to Belfairs Park – raising vital funds for HARP.
Every step you take will show you’re supporting local homeless people. What’s more, with each entry you will receive a FREE HARP Spring Walk T-shirt and also enjoy a well-earned cup of tea and slice of cake afterwards at the Woodlands Centre at Belfairs Park. This is a great afternoon out and knowing you are helping Southend’s homeless community rebuild their lives and live independently makes it even better! https://www.harpsouthend.org.uk/spring-walk-2018
Five nights (full board) travelling with British Airways via Toulouse and staying at the Grand Moderne Hotel will cost £665 per pilgrim. Please indicate your interest by putting your name on the list in the Parish Office.
After similar events in Poland and Ireland, we plan to pray the rosary around the coast on Great Britain in April this year.
The event, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, will pray specifically for our country, for peace and for the upholding of the dignity of human life. This mass-rosary prayer will help combat the present threats to faith, the dignity of the human person and to peace, and encourage a re-flourishing of our Faith. Our Parish will pray the Rosary on the waters-edge at The Crowstone bottom of Imperial Avenue at 3pm that Sunday. Visit the website for more details: www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk
Counters: Linda Wall & Brian Mountier
Folders: Pauline Jordan & Maureen Ward
Only one to go! Friday, 23rd March, 12.30pm to 2pm in the Parish Centre.
APF Boxholders. I have received the Spring 2018 Missio magazine. If you have not received one from me personally, please take one from the back of the Church in the usual place.
Thank you. Joan Caunce, Secretary Tel: 01268 757505