Welcome to Our Lady Star of the Sea, Tilbury
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I encourage and advise you to read very carefully all the guidelines for Celebration of Mass and the Bishops letter which can be found on the Parish websites under Covid-19 News.
Please see our new Booking for Mass page for our new system to book a place for Mass Starting from 18th July
This Sunday, 12th July is Sea Sunday when the Church prays for all those who live
and work at sea. It is a day of remembrance, prayer and celebration, and an opportunity to think about and thank those seafarers who work tirelessly throughout the year bringing
us goods we often take for granted. For more information about their work, visit
There would have been a retiring collection for Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church.
It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports and as it is dependent on voluntary donations, please hand in your special offertory envelopes or put a cash donation into an envelope and leave it in the offertory basket next weekend
18th/19th July, to support the Seafarers.
You may have seen the cruise ships in Tilbury which still have crew on board which are going nowhere and also in many ports across the world and the Seafarers need our help. They also need our practical help and would be pleased to receive, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip salve, soap, socks and hats but most importantly our prayers and spiritual support. Thank you for your past generosity and please continue to give whatever you can afford.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I take this opportunity to again thank you all for your continued and constant prayers, even though we are not gathered under the roof of our Parish Churches. I am very certain that you have been faithfully finding the time to participate as actively as possible in the livestream Masses that are available. As we continue to observe social distancing, I will continue to celebrate these Liturgies and other prayers, with you and your families very much in my heart and mind.
Pope Francis’ prayer....
…..to unite the world in call for Mary’s intercession for the end of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Pope recommends this prayer to be recited after praying the Rosary.
Oh Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a
sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
‘Protectress of the Roman people,’
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to confirm ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows to bring us,
through the cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our necessities.
but deliver us always from every danger;
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
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