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Thank You

Fran McEvoy and the family would like to thank Fr Kevin, Fr Basil and all the parishioners for the overwhelming kindness shown to us during Jim's recent illness and death. We are so grateful for the cards, flowers, offers of help and above all, the prayers which are sustaining us.

Serving the Homeless

The committee of Serving the Homeless are organising a Chinese meal at the East restaurant in Alexandra Street on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available from any member of the Committee or please ring Linda on 01702 558217.

Over the next few weeks the Committee will be selling raffle tickets for our annual Summer Raffle. Tickets cost £1, a book containing 5 tickets will be £5. They will be available from any Committee member.  We thank you all for your continuing support.

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 / damian.dillon@btinternet.com). Registration is free, and any sponsorship raised will go direct to the BCCS.

The Deanery Orchestra Summer Concert

Saturday 6th July 2019, 7.30pm in The New Mazenod Hall, St. Peter’s Church Eastwood Road North, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4BX.  Tickets £6 each (16 and under FREE).  Please bring and enjoy your own food and drink.  Tickets may be reserved by emailing thedeaneryorchestra@gmail.com, alternatively, please call or text 07922 554343. It may be possible to purchase tickets at the door on the evening.  The concert will be a fine selection of Favourite Classical and Popular Music.

St Thomas More Alumni Memorial Mass - Friday 21st June at 8pm

The Annual Memorial Mass to honour, remember and pray for all deceased pupils, Governors and members of staff will take place in St Thomas More High School, Kenilworth Gardens, on Friday 21st June at 8pm.

All former pupils, staff and Governors are most welcome. Drinks and a buffet will be served after the Mass providing a perfect opportunity to renew acquaintances and explain why that outstanding piece of homework still hasn't been handed in after all these years!  Full details at www.stmalumni.co.uk

St Bernard's High School - A Catholic Academy for Arts & Science

Open Evening for Year 5 Students (Prospective Year 7 in 2020).  Wednesday 3 July 2019 6.00pm to 9.00pm.  We would be delighted to welcome Year 5 girls and their parents/carers to our Open Evening. This is an evening for girls wishing to join Year 7 in September 2020.  We are also offering an opportunity for parents/carers to visit the school during a normal teaching day, on Tuesday 8 October, Wednesday 9 October and Thursday 10 October between 9.30am and 11.00am. No appointments are necessary: guided tours will be available from Reception between these times.  St Bernard’s High School offers selective places based on success in the CSSE selective tests and non-selective places according to faith-based admissions criteria. (Please see school website for full details.)

‘The school is welcoming and inclusive.  In 2015, many pupils made significantly better progress than other pupils nationally’ Ofsted 2016

The gifted, able and talented programme provides challenging enrichment across all year groups and is acknowledged by the NACE Award' Ofsted 2016 

‘St Bernard’s High School is an outstanding Catholic school… Attainment and progress of students is outstanding’ (Diocesan Inspection, 2017)

www.stbernardswestcliff.org.uk, Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7JS Tel: 01702 343583.


Annual Collection for our Sick & Retired Clergy - 22nd/23rd June

The Sick & Retired Clergy Fund is part of the Diocesan Charity which helps and supports our retired and sick clergy.  As a Charity we rely on the generosity of the Parishes and individual donations to keep the Fund in a healthy state.  Another valuable means is by including a bequest in your Will; a Form of Bequest can be found on page 36 of the Brentwood Diocesan Directory.  Your generosity through the annual collection, donations and bequests is greatly appreciated.

Serving the Homeless

The committee of Serving the Homeless are organising a Chinese meal at the East restaurant in Alexandra Street on Wednesday 3rd July at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £15 and are available from any member of the Committee or please ring Linda on 01702 558217.

Over the next few weeks the Committee will be selling raffle tickets for our annual Summer Raffle. Tickets cost £1, a book containing 5 tickets will be £5. They will be available from any Committee member.  We thank you all for your continuing support.

Leigh Ladies Group

Our next Meeting is on Thursday 13th June when we welcome back Joan Williams akaThe Tudor Maid’.  This time, Joan is going to give us a quick romp around Australia  with more of her interesting and amusing anecdotes! All women welcome, so do join us to also enjoy delicious coffee, cakes and a chat in a very friendly atmosphere in the Parish Centre.

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: email office@sacredheartsouthend.sch.uk or 01702 534546.

Pilgrimage to Aylesford Priory

Leigh on Sea Lay Carmelites have a coach going to Aylesford Priory on Sunday 14th July, to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Holy Mass at 11.30am. Talk in the afternoon.  Rosary Procession and Benediction at 3.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Coach leaves 9am bus stop opposite the Church, Fare £15.00.   To book seat on the coach please telephone Bernadette on 01702 421891 or 07963300518. All welcome.

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 / damian.dillon@btinternet.com). Registration is free, and any sponsorship raised will go direct to the BCCS.