Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in christ

What is happening in the elements at this time of year is reflected by the Church in the way we focus on the Last Things. The Gospel of this Sunday reminds us that there will be a Judgment at the end: the Final Judgement and a particular judgement for each one of us.  That will be the moment when we render an account of our lives so that we understand the eternity that awaits us. Christian art has often depicted the Final Judgment as very dramatic, with bodies swirling around in the sky and angels blowing their trumpets.

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday 19th November

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

8.00am Mass Raymond de Chantilly, RIP (CO’B)
9.30am Mass Deceased Relatives of the Wall Family (K&LW)
11.30am Mass Tim & Betty O’Leary, RIP (WMcH) 
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 20 Feria
10.15am Requiem Mass Margaret Anne Convey, RIP

Tuesday 21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.00am Mass James Gallacher, RIP (K&LW)

Wednesday 22 St Ceciia, V, M
9.00am Mass Eileen Egan, RIP (WMcH&)    

Thursday 23 St Clement 1, Pope, M
9.00am Mass John Marshall, RIP (Anniv)(AM)

Friday 24 Ss Andrew Dung Lac, Pr & Comps, Mm    
12Noon Mass John Kidney, RIP (G&JA)

Saturday 25 St Catherine of Alexandria, V, M
10.00am Mass Gareth Lewis,  RIP (JL)    
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession


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

8.00am Mass Eileen Egan, RIP (WMcH)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Anne Young, RIP (CB) 
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland  -  28th May 2018

Inaugural Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 28th May 2018.  Led by Bishop Alan Williams.  £699.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flights from London Stansted with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel, in the grounds of the shrine, with full Irish Breakfast each morning, light lunch and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel.  Limited single rooms available.  Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Excellent programme of prayer time, masses, liturgies, excursions and evening activities.  We will also visit Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Westport and other famous sights in Co. Mayo. Contact 01 268 762278 or email  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Social News

QUIZ NIGHT Because the event clashes with Leigh Lights next week it has been decided to reschedule the quiz for another evening.  A new date will be advised.

Bublé EVENING SUCCESS The Michael Bublé tribute evening held two weeks ago was a great success and raised £118.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to what was a great evening’s entertainment.

MARGUERITEVILLE COUNTRY MUSIC CHARITY NIGHT. Saturday 25th November, 8pm, with BBC radio and ‘Stars in their Eyes’ performer Steve Cherelle at St James Church Hall Elmsleigh Drive.  In aid of Reverse Rett charity. Tickets £10 from Darrell. Raffle prizes welcome!

SEA of VOICES CHOIR Our community choir will perform in two concerts in December: Saturday 9th December, 4pm  at Prittlewell Priory in a concert organised by the Southend YMCA to help the homeless (Tickets £10) and on Sunday 10th December at 3pm at Nazareth House for residents.  New singers welcome to join the choir for next year – contact Darrell (number below). 

PARISH NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY Tickets available for this annual event. Disco from 8pm to 12.15am.  Tickets £5 adults (Family tickets £20) available from Phyllis (07969465518) and Darrell (07825686249)

Christmas Bazaar, Sunday 3rd December 2017

Thanks to everyone for their donations so far.  Please keep them coming.  We really could use bottles for the bottle stall so the Knights of St Columba are kept busy!  Plus, don't forget your cakes (on the day) for the lovely ladies of the CWL.

This weekend we will be handing out raffle tickets, please take some from the back of the church after Masses and return the slips to the office.  If you wish to help on the day please contact Sue Lawford 07816141492 or Angela Clements 07940183452.

Gaudeamus Christmas Concert, Friday 15th December 2017, 7.30pm

Gaudeamus is a chamber choir of 26 singers based in Leigh-on-Sea. They sing a wide range of music ranging from Renaissance to present day works but are particularly noted for their a capella (unaccompanied) singing.  They will be singing a variety of Christmas carols and also the audience will be invited (and actively encouraged!) to participate in some well-known carols during the concert.
All are welcome.  Tickets will be available at the door for £8. Tea and coffee with mince pies will be served in the hall during the interval.  If you would like more information please contact Nigel Warwick-Brown (member of 9.30 Mass music group) on 07402324626.


The Forty Hours’ Prayer   
Thursday 30th November  – Saturday 2nd  December 

Thursday 30th November
Solemn Opening Mass 7.00pm
Exposition continues until midnight

Friday 1st December
Exposition from 7.00am and throughout the day
Holy Mass 12 noon
Benediction for children & families 3.30pm
Preached Holy Hour 8 – 9pm; 
Exposition throughout the night

Saturday 2nd December
Holy Mass 7.00am
Concluding Solemn Benediction 4.00pm

We pray for our sick

Renata Butler, Mike Rubbert, Teresa O’Brien, Derek Timothy, 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, Margaret Harrington,Mary Boyce, Kristin Hallenga, Anne O’Neill, Cheryl Shallis, Anthony McEvoy, Justin Stark, Sheila Netherton, David Blyth, Dympna Addecott, Janet Woods, Laura & Anne Breen, Breda Lynch,Roy Widdecombe, Lynne Hilkene, Johanna Lynch, Thomas Corrigan, Maria Clark,June Moncaster, Sheila McBrearty, Anthony King, Norma McCleverty, Belinda Balazsi, Edward Martin, Johnnie Pool, Joanna Luciani, Pauline Wilsher, Simon Marshall, Kriston Barnes, Barbara Sheaf, Josephine Griggs, Colleen Worley, Antonella McConalogue, Fr Jean Laurent Marie, Noel Kolb, Eddie McConalogue, Georgina Cornwell, Lorraine Hart, Dawn Deleigh, 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

Please Pray for the Dead on their anniversaries

Fr John Harden Fr James Linburgh, Mgr Edward Watson, Canon Martin Hancock, Agnes Fitzgibbons, Emily Hariet-Upcroft, Bowleslaw (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, James Carns, Enos (Alan) Ash, Tina Kentish, Jonathan Marshall, Kathleen McKee, Dr Harry Maher, Thomas Mulholland, John Holmes, Bernard Harvey,Elizabeth Watson-Lamb & Marie Wilkes.
May their Souls & the Souls of all the Faithful Departed rest in peace