15th Sunday (year B) (14.07.2024)

Eucharistic Ministers. Please note that the new rota for July-October is available in the sacristy. Please take a copy.

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Mass Intentions for August. Please note that, as is customary, there will be no newsletter published during August. Mass Intentions for the month of August are displayed in the porch. Please see one of the Priests now if you wish to arrange for a Mass during August, so that this can be included in the list displayed.

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Parish Registration. It’s always important to have details of all of our parishioners. There are Parish Registration Forms in the porch of the Church. If you are new to the Parish, or have not previously registered, please complete a form and return it to the Presbytery.

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The Catholic Fellowship Disability Network has supported individuals with disabilities and their families across Essex and East London since 1962. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers of all ages, especially younger people, to bring new ideas and experiences to our charity. You will not only make a difference in your community, gain valuable experience and be part of a supportive network, but share your ideas, experience and skills in helping us maintain our charitable legacy. To get involved, please visit: www.cfdn.org.uk/volunteer

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Walsingham House – Abbotswick is seeking a Retreat Manager.  Walsingham House is the youth retreat centre for the Diocese. For more information please see: https://bcys.net/news/vacancies/ Closing date is Friday 30th August.

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"Maranatha” – A Charismatic evening. Mass will be celebrated by Paschal Uche, followed by Prayer and Praise. To be held this Thursday 18th July, 7pm - 9pm, at the Sion Community Chapel, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BX at on.  Please pass the message on to anyone you think will be interested in coming with you to this Charismatic evening which is full of hope and joy.

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Parish Renewal. On Saturday, 12th October the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Billericay will be hosting a day focusing on parish renewal with talks and workshops designed to help parishes transition from maintenance to mission. Bishop Alan will also be presiding at the Midday Mass. The day will last from 9.30am to 5pm and the cost is £20 per person. In order to attend you need to register in advance by following this link: https://divinerenovation.org/events/

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St Francis Hospice - Used Stamps. Your used postage stamps – English and Foreign – can help support St Francis Hospice. There is a container in the porch for this purpose. Do not remove them from the envelope but cut them out, leaving at least 2cm of envelope around them. All donations of stamps are much appreciated.

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Mary’s Meals. Back from holiday? Don’t forget that you can support Mary’s Meals by donating any left-over foreign currency!

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Second Collection – Sea Sunday. There is a second collection today for Stella Maris. Stella Maris is the largest ship-visiting network in the world, and the official maritime charity of the Catholic Church. 

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Offertory Collection. Please help us to minimise cash handling by setting up a standing order. Forms are available in the porch. Please also consider Gift Aiding your offering if you are a taxpayer. Non-Gift Aid donations can also be made using your contactless card on the machine in the porch.

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REGISTERING AT THE PARISH: It’s always important to have details of all of our parishioners. There are Parish Registration Forms in the Porch of the Church. Please complete and return to the Presbytery.

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Please pray for the Sick members of our Parish, at home or in hospital: Theresa Anatole, John Burke, Cecelia Dunning, David Kowalski, Sheila Miller, Harry O’Connor, Mary Ponting, Jean Shaw. May they feel the presence of the Lord with them at all times.

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Visiting of the Sick. If you, or a member of your family, would like a visit, please let one of our priests know. 

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