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Newsletter 5th Sunday of Easter 05 05 22

Newsletter 4th Sunday of Easter 08 05 22

Newsletter 3rd Sunday of Easter 01 05 22

Newsletter 2nd Sunday of Easter 24 04 22

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES:

Throughout the fifty days of Easter we read from the Acts of the Apostles, the New Testament book which narrates the early years of the Church. Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest of Gidea Park and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, has prepared faith talks on ‘The Acts of the Apostles’ and ‘Paul in Acts’, for your use through the Easter season. To access these free audio recordings please go to the home page of www.whatgoodnews.org and scroll down to ‘Acts in Easter’. Thank you.

Newsletter 10 04 22 Palm Sunday

 EASTER WEEK:          MONDAY 18TH APRIL – FRIDAY 22ND APRIL:       Mass 10:00am.

Newsletter 03 04 22

Gap year in 2023?  Join Walsingham House Team (Open afternoon 10thApril)

Newsletter 20 03 22

Newsletter 13 03 22

Mass Times

UKRAINE PRESS RELEASE

PRAY FOR UKRAINE:
Pope Francis has asked that we all pray for the situation in Ukraine.

POLITE NOTICE (29th Jan 2022):  New guidelines with regard to restrictions relating to Covid-19 were introduced on January 27th 2022.  It is no longer mandatory, but we are encouraged to continue to sign in when attending Mass.  We will continue to wear facemasks, and the use of hand sanitizer.    For the time being, Holy Communion will be under one kind only, and we will continue to distribute in the hand only.  Please, under no circumstances, should the Blessed Sacrament be placed in your pocket or taken away from the Church.  It is to be consumed immediately you receive it.  Thank you.

LAUDATO SI:  See below for more details of Laudato Si.  Click here for full St Francis’ Lenten Programme 

INVITATION:  The Franciscan Community invite enquiries from young people aged 18-35 years who may have a feeling of a religious vocation and the Religious and/or priestly life? If interested, please approach/make contact with one of the friars as well as via email: brdonalofm@yahoo.co.uk?(Franciscan website: Franciscan Friars – Ordo Fratrum Minorum (ofm.org)  email:  vocations@friar.org )

What’s all this about a “synod” and the “Synodal Process”  Also see Fr Brian’s reflections on The Baptism of the Lord

THE GOOD HOTEL
The Night Shelter for the homeless is again unable to run in church halls but it will run, as it did last year, as The Good Hotel in one base.  Volunteers are needed for various roles.  If you have a little time to spare for the homeless and would like to volunteer (either by cooking, chatting, serving breakfast or sleeping over night at the shelter), drop us an email at admin@newwayproject.org or call/ text on 07490 983777. 

THE REPOSITORY remains closed but items are available through the parish office. Items can be ordered via the parish office (by phone or email) and can be picked up on a Sunday from the back of the church.

Note that the MASS INTENTION BOOK is still available. Intentions can be made via the parish office in the absence of the actual book in the church.  Also via the Mass Intentions page on this website

THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE WEBSITE has now been launched. This new online resource is the work of the Brentwood Diocese Vicariate for Adult Formation and aims to help adults to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Please have a look at the website and watch it develop over time. Do let us know what you think of it. The website address is www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk
Threshold of Hope page – Brentwood Diocese

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:
For those couples looking to get married either here, in another parish in England, or abroad, we require  A MINIMUM of 6 months notice with regard to Marriage Preparation, and the completion of the necessary formalities.  
Please contact the Parish Secretary, if possible, to discuss your requirements, and for further advice.

Vocation Cafe – A Facebook Group for Catholic Young Adults in London

COMPASS Discernment Programme. Young adults 18-40 – How do I make good decisions? Can I notice how God’s spirit acts in my life? Join us to listen, reflect and share. Email us: CompassCVP@gmail.com More info: Discernment Programme or Https://fb.me/e/3MA8KE2ar #vocation #religiouslife #discernment #joy   

Compass is a project of CVP (Catholic Vocations Projects). CVP is supported by a group of religious women and men in the UK who are interested in promoting a culture of vocation in our Church.

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants’ vigils at BPAS on Romford Road need your help!  Sister Chinedum goes there on Wednesdays at 11am for an hour and also Saturdays at the same time.  She is often on her own and so she cannot offer leaflets to girls entering BPAS for abortions and pray at the same time.  The girls going there need help on the spot, supported by people praying on the opposite side of the road to BPAS.   Please help Sister Chinedum, phone  07455 441235

CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal.  In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.

What’s all this about a “synod” and the “Synodal Process”

Note that the MASS INTENTION BOOK is still available. Intentions can be made via the parish office in the absence of the actual book in the church.  Also via the Mass Intentions page on this website

THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE WEBSITE has now been launched. This new online resource is the work of the Brentwood Diocese Vicariate for Adult Formation and aims to help adults to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Please have a look at the website and watch it develop over time. Do let us know what you think of it. The website address is www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk
Threshold of Hope page – Brentwood Diocese

BCYSThe Brentwood Catholic Youth Service has a number of opportunities coming up for young people and those accompanying them, including “BCYS voices” on YouTube considering the pain and problem of racism, and the potential for us, as young Catholics, to build the world in the image of Jesus Christ – where everyone is welcomed, valued and loved, in all the beautiful diversity of every race. More details at www.bcys.netand on Instagram and YouTube @BrentwoodCYS.  

The Three Flowers of Pope,St John XXIII
A Prayer for Strength

All Brentwood Diocesan Catholic School Vacancies (for which the Education Services Department are aware) are posted on the Diocesan website.  https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/education/vacancies

Offerings to Parish /Gift Aid

Practical Help and Advice
Includes:
Links to Brentwood Diocese, BCCS and BCYS
Links to livestreamed services
Some warnings from our local police re fraud