Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in christ

We are soon approaching the end of the liturgical year: next Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King. This is followed by our three days of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament - the Forty Hours Prayer - just before Advent begins. Candles which will burn - and be used also throughout the year as the sanctuary lamp - can be had from the Sacristy for five pounds.  Please find the lists for watching which are at the back of Church

Thirty-Third Sunday in ordinary Time

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Sunday 18th November

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Roger Pearce, RIP (JS)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Bertha Nesnas, RIP (S&JC)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish 
11.30am Mass Marcia Clarke, RIP (Anniv) (SH)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 19 Feria
9.00am Mass David Gurney, RIP  (CC)

Tuesday 20 Feria
9.00am Mass Kevin Power, RIP (Anniv)(MP) 

Wednesday 21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.00am Mass Holy Souls

Thursday 22 St Cecilia, V, M
9.00am Mass Sheila de Chantilly - 90th Birthday (Family)

Friday 23 St Clement 1, P, M
12Noon Mass Jon Marshall, RIP (Anniv)(AM)

Saturday 24 Ss Andrew Dung Lac, Pr and Comp, Mm

10.00am Mass Maureen Regan, RIP (CR) 
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST THE KING  Sunday 25th November

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil René Bragard, RIP (Anniv)(RB)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Gareth Lewis, RIP (JL)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish 
11.30am Mass Henry de Souza, RIP (Anniv) (LD’S)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

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

Days of Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

The Forty Hours’ Prayer   

Thursday 29th November  – Saturday 1st December 2018 

Thursday 28th November

 Solemn Opening Mass 7.00pm
Exposition continues until midnight

Friday 29th November

Exposition from 7.00am and throughout the day
Holy Mass 12 noon
Benediction for children & families 3.30pm
Leigh Lights Intercessory Prayer 5-7pmer
Exposition from 7.00am and throughout the day
Holy Mass 12 noon
Benediction for children & families 3.30pm
Leigh Lights Intercessory Prayer 5-7pm
Preached Holy Hour 8 – 9pm; 
Exposition until midnight

Saturday 1st December 

Exposition from 7.00am
Holy Mass 10.00am
Concluding Solemn Benediction 4.00pm

Journey of Faith

A series of informal talks, designed to give an insight into the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church, continues on Monday 19th November at 8pm in the Parish Centre with Journey of Faith (The Paschal Mystery & Resurrection).  You are welcome to attend some or all of these talks; if you would like more information please speak to Fr Kevin.

Caritas Diocese of Brentwood

Today is the Second World Day of the Poor; Pope Francis’ words from this day last year continue to inspire us: “Blessed are the open hands that embrace the poor and help them: they are hands that bring hope.  Blessed are the hands that reach beyond every barrier of culture, religion and nationality, and pour the balm of consolation over the wounds of humanity.  Blessed are the open hands that ask nothing in exchange, with no “ifs” or “buts” or “maybes”: they are hands that call down God’s blessing upon their brothers and sisters.”

In that spirit, Caritas Diocese of Brentwood is launched by Bishop Alan today, to serve Essex and East London. The word caritas means charity, in the fullest sense of Christian love, and our Diocesan Caritas exists to support and encourage everyone who is working to put Christ’s love into action by supporting the ill, the poor and the marginalised. There is a new website (www.caritasbrentwood.org) and this is a great tool for people who want to be volunteers. Type in where you live and the kind of project where you would like to offer help, and the website will show you these projects in your area. Our Caritas is part of a national and international network, and once a year will bring together as many people as possible who are volunteering in the Diocese for a day of networking, sharing good practice, training and celebrating success. 

Bishop Alan says, “I am launching Caritas Diocese of Brentwood today full of hope about the difference it will make to all our work for social justice, in the name of Jesus Christ. Pope Francis asks us to ‘go to the edges’ and Caritas is full of projects which do just that. I encourage every parishioner to look at the website and to get involved in any way that they can.”

Our Diocese has also been accredited as a Living Wage Employer; the Living Wage lifts families out of poverty, and if you are an employer, or can influence your company, please look into it (www.livingwage.org.uk)  Please keep this new initiative in your prayers.

Reverse Advent Calendar

Our Live Simply group been approached by the RC Chaplain at Chelmsford prison for help. Many of their prisoners are being released at the end of their sentences without clothing, belongings or homes to go to.  We have adapted  this idea of a "reverse Advent calendar" so that we can "give" rather than "receive" in the run up to Christmas.  Reverse Advent Calendars are available at the back of Church.

Night of Light

As part of the 40 hours prayer this year, the Parish will be holding a 'Night of Light' on Friday, 30th November from 5pm to 8pm.  The lighting of the Christmas lights in Leigh is an ideal opportunity to reach out to all those passing by, inviting them to come into our church to light a candle and say a prayer.  The young people of the parish and the Parish Evangelisation Team will be hosting the evening.  You are all welcome to come and be part of the event by praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament for the people on the streets and those talking to them.  There will also be a live music ministry from Brentwood providing music.  If you would like to be involved with the Night of Light you will be very welcome. Volunteers are needed to be part of a team giving out handouts and talking to people in the street, showing people into the church, assisting them with lighting their candles and especially people to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Some training will be given by experienced missionaries who will be working with you. There is no age barrier.  If you are interested please contact Marian Long on 07484718389.

Parish Christmas Bazaar - Sunday 2nd December

The Bazaar will start after the 8am Mass and continue until 1.30pm.  We are in need of of your unwanted gifts, toiletries, bottles, bric-a-brac, raffle prizes, craft items.  Please leave donations at the back of Church. Thanks to everyone who has donated and offered to help so far.  If you need us to collect any donations, please call us, Sue 07816141492 or Angela 07940183452.  Grand Prize Draw tickets are available at the back of the Church now, please take and return the stubs and money to the Parish Office.

Sea of Voices Charity Concert

Programmes at £5 for admission to our Charity concert on Friday 23rd November commencing at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre are now available. These can be bought from the Parish Office during the week and from Darrell at the teas and coffees after this Sunday’s 9.30am mass in the Parish Centre.  We would be grateful for any raffle prizes for the evening. Alternatively please contact Darrell on 07825686249 or other choir members in the parish for programmes etc.  We are dedicating our concert to the memory of former choir member, Frank Maguire RIP, and according to Mrs Maguire’s wishes, all proceeds will go to the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society.   Thank you!

We Pray for our Sick

Ella Williams, David Kislingbury, Janet Weale, Mark Shepherd, Eileen Bines, Frank Bramley, Mark Hartley, Gillian Oldham, Basil Emmerson, Austin Butler, Christine Robinson, John Lavery, Rosemary Bragard, Paul Keane, Rose Craft, Maureen Gooding, Dympna Addecott, Pat Lynch, Christian Ryan, Mike Rubbert, Maureen Deekes,  Tina Doveaston, Addi Brady, Ben Wilson, Patricia Fleming, Nicky Wigmore, Brita Irons, 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,Antonella McConalogue, Eddie McConalogue, Georgina Cornwell, Martha Braun, Wyn McCafferty, Annie Holland, Jane Jowers, Ivor & Joanne Knight, David Clark, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, David Clark, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Sharon Levill, Bernadette Lane, David Kislingury, Maureen Ward, Irena Solecki, Lanto Bellis, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Rosemary Arscott, Richard Collins, Niqui Denkmayer, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith, Mick Cordingley and children Thomas Ball, Liam Davis, Albert Chambers, Fergus Grant, Mary Isherwood, Lucy Price, Connie Price & Frazer Gregory.

Please Pray for the Dead on their Anniversaries

Fr John Harden, Fr James Linburgh, Mgr Edward Watson, Canon Martin Hancock, John Cheswick, George Livermore, Celia Ashley, Marcia Clarke, Agnes Fitzgibbons, Emily Hariet-Upcroft, Boleslaw (Charlie) Czogalik, Peggy Ingham, Finbar Hayes, Ada Mundy, Brian Slattery, Josephine Phelps, Paul Pearman, William Shanahan, Rene Bragard, Victor Gubbins, Anne Jordan, Patricia Breslin, William Lewis, Harry Stanley, Constance Dobson, Tina Kentish, Jonathan Marshall, James Carns, Kathleen McKee, Enos (Alan) Ash, Dr Harry Maher & Thomas Mulholland.

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

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in Christ

Across Europe this weekend, and up and down our land, commemorations are being made to mark the end of the Great War. At 12.30pm this Sunday church bells will ring out across the country to mark this centenary. We remember, and pray this weekend, for all those who have given their lives for the cause of freedom in both World Wars and in other conflicts. This commemoration reminds us each year of the urgent need to pray for peace in the world. At Fatima Our Blessed Mother asked the Church to pray the Rosary daily for peace. We still live in precarious times and peace can never be taken for granted. We implore Christ, the Prince of Peace, to give harmony and concord to our troubled world, that the atrocities of past generations may never be seen again in our day.

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME  Sunday 11th November

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Pearl Scaife, RIP (Anniv) (MI)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Peter Herzog, RIP (Anniv) (JL)
9.30am Mass Deceased relatives of Wall & Rockell Families (K&LW) 
11.30am Mass Deceased of the Wars
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 12 St Josaphat, Bp, M
9.00am Mass Paula Chandler, RIP (Anniv) (SR)

Tuesday 13 Feria
9.00am Mass Laureano Moreno, RIP (Anniv)(TT) 

Wednesday 14 Feria
9.00am Mass Evelyn Shevket, RIP (Anniv) (MC)

Thursday 15 St Albert the Great, Bp,
9.00am Mass Holy Souls

Friday 16 St Edmund of Canterbury (Abingdon) Bp
12Noon Mass Tony Lance, RIP (EH)
8.00pm Mass Holy Souls Solemn Sung Requiem Mass (EF)

Saturday 17 St Elizabeth of Hungary, Rel
10.00am Mass Richard Sparrow, RIP (Anniv)(MCS) 
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Sunday 18th November

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Roger Pearce, RIP (JS)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Bertha Nesnas, RIP (S&JC)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish 
11.30am Mass Marcia Clarke, RIP (Anniv) (SH)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

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