Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends in christ 

Fifty days after the Resurrection of The Lord comes His Ascension into Heaven. This Solemnity has been restored to its correct Day and is celebrated on this coming Thursday; it is a Holyday of Obligation. After Ascension Day, the Church joins in continuous and intense prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Essentially the return of Jesus to Heaven at His Ascension, moves us to keep our gaze upwards. Where Christ has gone ahead of us, there we hope to follow.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Sunday 26th May

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Intentions of the Brennan Family, RIP (AG)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Intentions of Brett Mackay (SD)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Doris Clarke, RIP (K&LW) 
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

10.00am Mass Intentions of the Spacey Family (VS)

Tuesday 28 Feria 
9.00am Mass Charles & Alice Whitefield, RIP (F/M)

Wednesday 29 Feria
9.00am Mass Maureen Murray, RIP (O’C Family)

Thursday 30 THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD Holyday of Obligation
9.00am Mass Patrick Murphy, RIP (SG)
12Noon Mass Mary Ryder, RIP (KP)
8.00pm Mass The People of the Parish

12Noon Mass Intentions of Lena Young (MF)

Saturday 1 June St Justin, M
10.00am Mass Frank Maguire, RIP (MM)
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

Seventh Sunday of Easter - Sunday 2nd June

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Alan Edwards, RIP (KE)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Thanks to parishioners for support/kindness to Jan & her family (JL)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30amMass Alan Bush, RIP (CC)
4.00pm Mass  Private Intentions of Rosemary Mann - Ex Form (RM)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

The Sacrament of Penance is available on request
Services from the church are live streame

Learning Support Assistant vacancy - Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Sacred Heart Primary School and Nursery has been a consistently good school for many years and has a friendly, dedicated team where everyone belongs.  Our children are well behaved and enjoy coming to school.

We are looking for a learning support assistant and we hope to find someone who has experience of working, understanding and supporting children and who knows that teaching and learning is really important.  Because of the demands of the 2014 curriculum, we need someone with excellent English and mathematics skills.  We need someone who will be committed to our school and will be able to work with our team.  We need someone who will thrive when working with children and be ready to do any reasonable task and be prepared to learn a range of new skills.

The position will be from 08.30-15.30, with a half-hour lunch break Monday to Friday, term time only.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit and collect an application pack.

Closing date: 21st June 2019

Contact details: 01702 534546 or email

St Helens to St George's Sponsored Walk for the BCCS

The annual parish to parish sponsored walk to raise funds for the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society (BCCS) takes place on Saturday 29th June. We will gather at St Helens for 10am Mass, and set off afterwards around 10.45am for an approximate five and a half miles walk along the seafront to Shoeburyness where we will finish the walk with refreshments in the parish hall at St George's after midday.  All participants will receive a certificate at the end from Julie of the BCCS. To take part, to receive registration and sponsor forms, and for more information, please contact Damian of the Knights of St Columba (07887 678741 / Registration is free, and any sponsorship raised will go direct to the BCCS.

APF Boxholders and Direct Donators

On behalf of Missio, I wish to gratefully thank you all for your very generous contributions in 2018.  The total donations came to £3,331.26 (£1,531.26 from the Red Boxes and £1,818 from Direct donations).  Please see the ‘Thank You’ poster at the back of the Church.  You can see Missio’s Website for further details of their work.  If anyone should wish a Red Box do not hesitate to contact me.  Joan Caunce, Secretary 01268 757505.

Parish Fundraising

Thank you to everyone who supports the 200 Club. The results of the April draw are as follows:
1st prize £150   91 Mrs M Foyster
2nd Prize £100   22 Miss V de Souza
3rd Prize   £75 115 Mr G Allard
4th Prize   £50    79 Mr G Dillon
5th Prize   £25 155 Mrs I Ryan
The 200 Club continues to provide funds to support the running of the Parish Centre. At the moment we are 22 members short of our target. If you would like to join, forms are available from the back of the church or ring Linda Wall on 01702 558217.

Bereavement Group

It has been considered for some while now that a Bereavement Support Group could start-up in the Parish. This would be for any men and women who have experienced loss and bereavement in the past. This will be held in the Parish Centre (Bernadette room), on 19th June at 2pm (we meet on the third Wednesday of every month).  All are welcome to join us in a supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Enquiries to : or or if you prefer just contact the Parish Office.


There are two more workshops to assist our Parish in its work of evangelisation.  These will be held in the Parish Centre.

Workshop 2 - Saturday 8th June 11am - 3pm
Religious Freedom / Love & Sex

Workshop 3 - Saturday 22nd June 11am - 3pm
Defending the Unborn / Assisted Suicide

Put these dates in your diary, more details to follow


A very sincere thanks for all your recent donations especially the financial contributions during the Lenten period.

This month's wish list: individually wrapped biscuits, small packets of crisps, UHT milk, men's and ladies' socks, men's boxer shorts (small and medium) also ladies knickers (small and medium). These must be new.

We Pray for our Sick

Bill O’Connell, Sheena Evans, Janet Weale, Charlotte O’Neil, Ella Williams, David Kislingbury, Mark Shepherd, Eileen Bines, Frank Bramley, Mark Hartley, Gillian Oldham, Basil Emmerson, Austin Butler, Christine Robinson, John Lavery, Paul Keane, Rosemary Bragard, Rose Craft, Maureen Gooding, Dympna Addecott, Pat Lynch, Christian Ryan, Mike Rubbert, Tina Doveaston, Addi Brady, Ben Wilson, Patricia Fleming, Nicky Wigmore, Nan Carrit, Eileen Wilson, Patricia Spikin, Sandra Fagan, Edna Wallace, Beryl Dixon, Nick Evans, Vicky Jack, Lyn Gopee, Mary Boyce, Kristin Hallenga, Anne O’Neill, Cheryl Shallis, Anthony McEvoy, Justin Stark, Sheila Netherton, David Blyth, Janet Woods, Lynne Hilkene, June Moncaster, Laura & Anne Breen, Breda Lynch, Maria Clark, Roy Widdecombe, Johanna Lynch, Anthony King, Chas Taylor, Norma McCleverty, Belinda Balazsi, Johnnie Pool, Edward Martin, Joanna Luciani, Pauline Wilsher, Simon Marshall, Kriston Barnes, Hugh Isaacs, Josephine Griggs, Colleen Worley, Dawn Deleigh, Lorraine Hart, Linda Dean, Wyn McCafferty, Antonella McConalogue, Eddie McConalogue, David Clark, Georgina Cornwell, Annie Holland, Ivor & Joanne Knight, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, David Clark, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Sharon Levill, Bernadette Lane, Maureen Ward, Irena Solecki, Lanto Bellis, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Richard Collins, Niqui Denkmayer, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith, Mick Cordingley and children Thomas Ball, Liam Davis, Connie Price,Albert Chambers, Fergus Grant, Mary Isherwood, Lucy Price & Frazer Gregory.

Please Pray for the Dead on their Anniversaries

Fr John Timmins, Kathleen Reynolds, Frances Florence, Elizabeth Newton, Thomas O’Malley, Richard Bird, Leonard Brockenhurst, Neil & Joan Macmillan, Mildred Jackson, Angela Edwards, Iolanda Peretti, Edith Young, Dr Denis O’Riordan, Clarice Wheeler, Mildred McHattie, Vera Waelend, Margaret Cornell, Sebastian De Souza, Mabel Hooper, Joseph Mullins, Odilia Dumig, Stephanie Horwood, Kit Nafziger, Dr Nigel Warburton, Donald Clover & Stella Mary Hale.

May their Souls & the Souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace.

Fifth Sunday of Easter Sunday 19th May 2019 The Month of Our Blessed Lady

Fifth Sunday of Easter Sunday 19th May 2019 The Month of Our Blessed Lady

Dear Friends in Christ 

This Sunday we welcome our Bishop, Alan Williams, to the Parish. The presence of the Bishop in our midst is equivalent to that of one of the Apostles, since the Bishops of the Catholic Church are the direct descendents of those Twelve that Jesus called and commissioned to teach and sanctify in His name. During 11.30am Mass this weekend the Bishop will confirm twenty-six young adults. They have been preparing since the start of Lent for this moment, which is the completion of their initiation into the Church (begun at Baptism and nourished with the Blessed Eucharist) and now they take their place as fully adult members of the Family of the Church. Please pray for them, their families and their Sponsors, that they will be faithful to the graces and gifts that the Holy Spirit brings them on this occasion. I am very much indebted to the small group of Catechists who have been involved with the preparation of our young people for this Sacrament; I am confident that they have been given a good, solid and spiritual preparation for their Confirmation. Also, please continue to hold the Bishop in the charity of your prayers. He has a hugely important task as our Teacher of the Faith and we ask that the work that has been entrusted to him will be a cause of joy and consolation for him and for us.


Saturday 5.30pm Vigil The People of the Parish
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Thanksgiving to all the Priests of the Parish (B&MH)
9.30am Mass Kevin & Theresa Quinn (Golden Wedding - Thanksgiving) (BH)
11.30am Mass Intentions of Carmel O’Leary & Florence Ryan (CH) 
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 20   St Bernardine of Siena, Pr
9.00am Mass William Brown, RIP (JS)
6.00pm Mass With Romanian Clergy for the Ints of B&SH

Tuesday 21 St Christopher Magallanes, Pr and his Comps, Mm 
9.00am Mass Ronald Dooley, RIP (KH)

Wednesday 22  St Rita of Cascia, Rel
9.00am Mass Jim Warnock, RIP (MM)

Thursday 23 Feria
9.00am Mass Joan Clarke, RIP (CH)

Friday 24 Feria
12Noon Mass Henry Herbert, RIP (Anniv) (JH)

Saturday 25 St Bede the Venerable, Pr, D
10.30am Mass May Downey, RIP (Anniv) (MD)

10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

SIXTH Sunday of Easter - Sunday 26th May

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Intentions of the Brennan Family, RIP (AG)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Intentions of Brett Mackay (SD)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Doris Clarke, RIP (K&LW) 
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

The Sacrament of Penance is available on request
Services from the church are live streamed