Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Sunday 8th September

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

8.00am Mass Frank & Ann Ryan, RIP (Anniv) (JL)
9.30am Mass Jim McEvoy, RIP (STH) 
11.30am Mass Dennis Hippard, RIP (Anniv) (SH)
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

Monday 9 St Peter Claver, Pr 
9.00am Mass William Pearson, RIP (Anniv) (SP)

Tuesday 10 Feria
9.00am Mass Mary Kennedy, RIP (SVP)

Wednesday 11 Feria
9.00am Mass Tommy Clancy, RIP (Anniv) (VC)

Thursday 12 The Most Holy Name of Mary
9.00am Mass Michael Dunne, RIP (PS)

Friday 13 St John Chrysostom, Bp, D
12Noon Mass Alan Bush, RIP (Anniv) (CB) 

Saturday 14 EXALTATION (TRIUMPH) OF THE HOLY CROSS
10.00am Mass Frank Maguire, RIP (Anniv) (BH)
10.30am-11.30am Exposition & Confession

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Sunday 15th September

Saturday 5.30pm Vigil Intentions of Michael Calnan (F&JO'B)
6.30pm–7.30pm Exposition & Confession

8.00am Mass Intentions of Tom & Rita O'Callaghan  (LC) 
9.30am Mass Michael & Margaret Gibbons, RIP (Anniv) (BG) 
11.30am Mass The People of the Parish
5.30pm Vespers & Benediction

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

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) 'Awareness Month' 2019

The focus of our work at the St Vincent de Paul Society is visiting and befriending people living in loneliness, isolation or poverty.  The people we visit could be refugees, the elderly, the homeless, people staying in hospital or care homes, people with mental health issues or offenders. Conference members work on the ground level, face to face with the people they help. Here are a few statistics highlighting the work of SVP Conferences nationally:-

Last year almost 10,000 members helped 80,000 beneficiaries.
Over 28,000 of the people we visited were the elderly in their own homes.
Across the Society members made 430,000 visits.

Our Annual Appeal to parishioners’ for their financial support will be made at Masses in the parish on 21st & 22nd September; SVP ‘Gift Aid’ envelopes are available at the back of the Church if you are able to increase the value of your donation in this way.  If you would like to know more about the SVP or if you are interested in joining the Society, please get in touch with Francis O’Brien, Tel 01702-552373

School Admission Forms for Primary & Secondary Schools

Parents wishing to apply to Catholic Schools for the next academic year are required to obtain a Letter of Catholic Practise from their Parish Priest.  This must be requested from your Parish Priest in person and only one per child will be issued.  We will provide the appropriate form.  Please come to the Parish Centre for these on Friday, 18th October between 6pm and 8pm or Sunday, 20th October between 3pm and 4pm. 

These are issued only to practising Catholics (i.e. those who attend weekly Mass). Furthermore, this practise of the Faith will be viewed over a period of time and not just the weeks prior to an application. Parish Priests may also look at the date of Baptism, noting those children who have been Baptised soon after birth as compared to those Baptised with proximity to school age. This is a matter of justice to all involved in applying for places in our Schools. Our schools are often oversubscribed and in order to be fair, preference will justly be given to those who live and practise the Faith as well as who contribute to the life of the Church through the various ways in which that support is given. If you are not a practising Catholic this Certificate will not be given; you may still apply to a Catholic School but your application will considered under another category for Admissions.

Barleylands Fun Walk - Brentwood Catholic Children's Society

Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is inviting families to join us at the Barleylands Fun Walk on Sunday 8th September 2019 to increase awareness of our work.  This is a great fun, family event with a choice of walks on the Barleylands site in Billericay, the longest being no more than 2 miles and a shorter walk which is suitable for children & toddlers.  There will be stalls serving cakes/biscuits and ice-cream available from 12pm and the community walk will start at 12.45pm & finish around 2pm.  This is an ideal opportunity for families or parish groups to get together and have a fun afternoon while raising much needed funds for BCCS’. For a sponsorship form and more information, please go to https://www.bccs.org.uk/fundraising-and-events or contact Julie on jabbott@bccs.org.uk Look out for our BCCS pitch at the start line and come and say hello!

HARP

Thank you for all the recent donations of groceries and clothing, which we are very grateful for. However, due to incidents of bed bugs in donated bedding, we can no longer accept duvets or any form of bedclothes.

This month's wish list: bottles of squash, individually wrapped biscuits, small packets of crisps, men's and women's deodorants.

Pivotal Players - New from Bishop Barron

There will be a screening of the NEW instalment in Bishop Barron’s best-selling ‘Pivotal Players’ series, which is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilisation.   

Series 2 of this ground-breaking series will be shown on Monday evenings at 8pm in the Parish Centre with two incredible saints from the fourth and fifth centuries: 

St. Augustine of Hippo – 23rd September 2019 

St. Benedict of Nursia  - 30th September 2019 

You can watch the "The Pivotal Players - St. Augustine & St. Benedict" series trailer here: https://youtu.be/kUNogvef5lM

We Pray for our Sick

Lyn Gopee, Vita D’Souza, Patricia Vanner, Amy Louise Fox, Sarah Savage, Bill O’Connell, Sheena Reeves, Janet Weale, Charlotte O’Neil, Ella Williams, David Kislingbury, Mark Shepherd, Eileen Bines, Frank Bramley, Mark Hartley, Canon Daniel Harnett, 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, 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, Sharon Levill, Georgina Cornwell, Annie Holland, Ivor & Joanne Knight, Brian Beresford, Rebecca Peake, Connor Bourke, Mattia Mollica, Bernadette Lane, Irena Solecki, Ianto Bellis, Doreen Troughton, Marguerite Harris, Andrew Exley, Richard Collins, Elizabeth McConalogue, Kean Smith, Mick Cordingley & 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

Mgr Canon Michael Wilson, Fr Charles Johnson, Fr Conrad Smith, Fr Theophilus Borer, Abp George Andrew Beck, AA, Canon James Hemming, Deacon Arthur Woods, Fr Louis Heston, Edith Murray, William Peck, Marie Bailey, Francis Ryan, John Burns, Mary Cope, Winifred Gansen, Joseph Manton, William Allen, Jim Hayes, Peter Green, Joseph Thurlow, Elsie Ivett, Anne Brooks, Mary Manton, William Wheaton, Kathleen Matthews, Eliza Moore, Mary Wright, Wilfred Sawyer, Kathleen McGowan, Anne McCarthy, Veronica Maguire, Joyce Wager, Alan Bush, Patricia Lawrence, Kathleen Horning, Bill Jarrett, Ann Dodd, Marie Browne, Jack Abbott, Dario Peretti, Philomena Conley & Frank Maguire.  

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