Trinity Sunday (26.05.2024)

Confirmations and First Communions. Fr Mariusz and Fr Kris would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who contributed toward the success of these important events in the life of our Parish Community. In particular, we must mention our catechists who gave so freely of their valuable time. Congratulations also to all of the children and their families.

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Half-Term. Fr Mariusz and Fr Kris wish all our schoolchildren and families a happy half-term holiday this coming week.

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New Lectionaries. From Advent 2024 we are obliged to use NEW lectionaries (the books on the lectern containing the Scripture readings for Mass and the Sacraments) which have been revised and updated with the latest liturgical translations. The lectionaries remain in use for many years, however the replacement cost is substantial. We are therefore seeking individual donations of £175 for each of the four books. The books will be inscribed with the names of each donor and will remain for as long as the books are in use – which we hope will be for many years to come. More information is available in the porch after Mass – please see Anne Slorach. We realise that this would be a significant contribution, but if you are interested, please see either Fr Mariusz or Fr Kris for details.

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Parish Accounts 2023-24. The Parish Pastoral Council has discussed and approved parish income and expensed for the year ended 5 April 2024 and budget for the next year. Big thanks to all our parishioners for your continued financial support. Copies of parish accounts are available in the porch.

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Family Day. A fun afternoon for the children is being organised, weather permitting, next Saturday 1st June in the garden. BBQ, amusements and games to be provided. Tickets are available for £10 per child. Please see Fr Mariusz or Fr Kris.

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Parish Youth Club. We are looking for used garden furniture for our youth club. If you have garden furniture (table, chairs) in reasonable condition and would like to donate it to the youth club, please contact parish office.

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Bereavement Group. Come along to find comfort, support and understanding at our welcoming and informal bereavement support group. Sheila Delander and Liz Hill will lead the group. We invite you to join us as we navigate through grief together. Our next meeting will be held Wednesday 5th June, at 2pm in St. Anthony’s Hall at the Most Holy Redeemer Church, Harold Hill. 

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Study Day – Catholic Social Teaching in an Election Year. Ahead of the General Election on 4th July, on Saturday 15th June Raymond Friel OBE, CEO of Caritas Social Action Network, will lead a Study Day, reflecting on Catholic Social Teaching and what the Church says about democracy and voting. Talks will be at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest, Gidea Park. Coffee will be available from 10.30am and the talks begin at 11am, and conclude by 2pm. This is an in-person event, also available online at www.whatgoodnews.org  If you intend to be present please email gideapark@brcdt.org  Please bring a packed lunch. 

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“Revive. Discover. Empower.” Retreat for Young Adults, 22nd – 23rd June at Walsingham House at Abbotswick. This young adult retreat is an opportunity for spiritual growth and reflection, to revive, discover and empower you in your faith. This retreat is aimed at those aged 18+, having left school, to roughly 30. All details can be found at www.bcys.net/events 

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Youth Mass, Thursday 6th June 2024, Brentwood Cathedral. This may be a busy and stressful time for many of you, particularly those taking exams. The Cathedral and Parish Hall will be open for you to socialise, pray and celebrate Mass with us, or pop in for a break from revision, change of scenery or quiet personal prayer. Pizza from 6.00pm in the Parish Hall, Mass at 7:30pm in the Cathedral.

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

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