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 57505.

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, and will begin in the Parish Centre (Bernadette room) on Wednesday 22nd May at 2pm and thereafter each month.  All are welcome to join us in a supportive, friendly and confidential environment. Enquiries to : elizabethdex@btinternet.com or cynthiabush11@googlemail.com or if you prefer just contact the Parish Office.

Save the Date: Saturday 11th May!

March for Life UK is happening in London. Join thousands of other pro-lifers in creating awareness of the hurt and damage abortion causes and helping to promote a culture of life. Inside festival (LifeFest19) 9.30am - 1.30pm, booking required. The march starts at 2pm (no booking required). For more information see posters/leaflets, go to marchforlife.co.uk  or call 07773501721/ 0788550511.

Sharing Hope in Crisis

The Sharing Hope in Crisis team are offering a day for you to hear how they approach situations.  This seminar is designed to help you know what to say - and what not to say - to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.  The event takes place at the Conference Centre Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May from 9am to 4.30pm.  There are only 80 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can.  Go to Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-hope-in-crisis-seminar-tickets-58994806053  or email adeleangel@dioceseofbrentwood.org  Refreshments are provided, please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for the event but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.


Three workshops to assist our Parish in its work of evangelisation.  These will be held in the Parish Centre.

Workshop 1 - Saturday 25th May 11am - 3pm
How to defend the faith without raising your voice

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.

Dates for your Diary

Saturdays 11th & 18th May First Holy Communions - 10.30am
Sunday 19th May Visitation and Confirmation
Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th June Flower Festival
Sunday 23rd June Corpus Christi Procession - 4pm
Sunday 7th July Parish AGM 6.30pm
Monday 22nd-Saturday 27th July Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
First Thursday of every month Meeting of Parish Evangelisation Team 8pm

We Pray for our Sick

Jim McEvoy, 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

Canon Patrick Palmer, Canon Basil Booker, Fr John O’Callaghan, Canon Brian Grady, Fr Augustine Davidson, Mgr Canon John Howell, Fr John Boyle, Fr Stanley Joynes, Elizabeth McCarthy, John Brown, Petronella Jennett, Mary Deyong, Arthur Leftley, Bertha Nesnas, May Hardie, Mabel Salter, Dorothy Hosmer, Denys Hale, Charles McLaughlin, Fred Parsons, Arthur Chadwick, Patrick Shanahan, Peggy Choppin, Mary Donovan, Michael McDermott, Cestan Szymczak, Margaret Park, May Downey, Mary Jones, Wally Hurst, Philip Wilson, Vera Fogarty & Frederick Freeman.

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

Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy

Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy

This is the Octave Day of the Resurrection and the Feast of Divine Mercy. We renew the joy of the Resurrection on this Sunday as we celebrate the incalculable gift of Divine Mercy which Jesus bequeathed to His Church on the evening of Easter Day: Peace be with you…receive the Holy Spirit...those whose sins you forgive they are forgiven. Each year we have the Devotions in honour of the Divine Mercy in our Parish; they begin this Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm and this year it is extended also to our Deanery who will be joining us. There will be a number of local Priests available for the Sacrament of Confession.

Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy

Second Sunday of Easter - Sunday 28th April - Divine Mercy

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Tony & Eileen Byczynski, RIP (JR)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Pauline Kidney, RIP (Anniv) (VC)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Thanksgiving to the People of the Parish (B&MH)
.30pm Divine Mercy Devotions
NO Vespers & Benediction

9.00am Mass Martha Braun, RIP (SVP)

Tuesday 30 SAINT GEORGE, M, PATRON OF ENGLAND (transferred)
9.00am Mass Intentions of Angela Ward (BT)

Wednesday 1 May St Joseph the Worker
9.00am Mass Frances Emmerson, RIP (Anniv)(AE)

Thursday 2 St Athanasius, Bp, D
9.00am Mass Terence Larman, RIP (TL)

Friday 3 SS Philip & james, aPP
12Noon Mass John & Pat Moon, RIP & Valerie Griggs, RIP (SM)
12.30pm Exposition after Mass until
8.00pm Holy Hour & Benediction  

10.00am Mass Gary Saul, RIP
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession 

Third Sunday of Easter - Sunday 5th May

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Carmel O’Leary, RIP
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Bertha Nesnas, RIP (Anniv) (S&JC)
9.30am Mass The People of the Parish
11.30am Mass Joyce Foy, RIP (B&I)
4.00pm Mass Private Intentions of Rosemary Mann (RM) - Ex Form
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

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