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Year of St Joseph



St Joseph

"Mary sleeps" with permission by artist Roger Loveless

On December 8, 2020, Pope Francis proclaimed a special “Year of Saint Joseph,” extending to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 2021. In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of Saint Joseph as a Patron of the Universal Church, describing him as a model father and a support and guide for troubled times.

For more information please click here to go to our Year of St Joseph page



SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)

9th MAY 2021

 

God is love 

God is love.

True love is from God.  The Holy Spirit

comes not only to us but to many outside

the visible Church.  In these people we too

praise the wonderful saving power of God.

We prove we are Christians by the generous

love which we show to one another and

to all people irrespective of race,

colour or creed.

 

 

 

The history of salvation begins with the choice of a man, Abraham, and a people, Israel, but its scope is universal, the salvation of all peoples.  The history of salvation has always been marked by this interweaving of particularity and universality.  We see this connection clearly in today’s First Reading: on seeing in Cornelius’ home the faith of the Gentiles and their desire for God, St. Peter says: “Truly I perceive that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him”.  Learning to fear God and practise justice thus opens the world to the Kingdom of God: this is the most profound purpose of all interreligious dialogue.

 (Pope Benedict X 


 


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The cross could not hold Him; the tomb could not keep Him!

He is indeed Risen!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!”


Father Anthony




DO NOT HESITATE TO RING FR. ANTHONY ON 01375 842309 OR EMAIL HIM AT hinghcho@gmail.com  IF THERE IS ANYTHING URGENT.PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT THE PRESBYTERY AS WE MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

FR. ANTHONY

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VATICAN NEWS

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In response to the Holy Father's heartfelt wish, the month of May will be dedicated to a "marathon" of prayer, to ask for the end of the pandemic, which has afflicted the world for more than a year now, and to ask for the resumption of social and work activities.  Pope Francis wishes to involve all the Shrines around the world in this initiative, so that they may become vehicles of the prayer of the entire Church. The initiative is being conducted in the light of the biblical expression: "Prayer by the Church was fervently being made to God" (Acts 12:5)

Please follow this link for more information

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.READING THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES   


 One of the features of the Easter season is our daily reading of the Acts of the Apostles. Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest of Gidea Park and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, has prepared two audio talks on this interesting book. They can be accessed at any time free of charge by simply going to the homepage of www.whatgoodnews.org  It is hoped they will be a useful accompaniment to our daily reading from Acts.

 

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           COVID-19 VACCINE

A Covid-19 vaccine confidence webinar has been organised for the faithful of Dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster, with the cooperation of Hertfordshire County Council and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, and other local authorities. It will take place on Saturday 15th May 2021 from 10am to 11.30am and will feature a panel of eminent medical experts led by Prof Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health London. The panel will share the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccines.  There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions anonymously. To join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99627319556 Passcode: 546617

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Diocesan Virtual Pilgrimage to Walsingham – Saturday 29th May

 

Bishop Alan will lead a virtual pilgrimage from the Basilica of Our Lady of Walsingham, which we can join using the Shrine’s live-streaming service via their websitewww.walsingham.org.uk or their YouTube channel  ‘Walsingham Catholic TV’.


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CAFOD Lent Appeal 


Thank you for your generous donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day during Lent. We featured Marian and her son Svondo in Zimbabwe in Lent 2018. The community vegetable garden that your donations helped provide is growing well and during the pandemic the family has survived on the vegetables. Your support has also helped to provide soap and handwashing stations in the garden and in family homes. This is just one of many long-term development projects that CAFOD has funded with the money from that Fast Day. Thank you for your steadfast support.


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Gidea Park Study Day


POPE FRANCIS AND THE CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER:  

On Saturday 15th May from 11 am until 12.30 pm www.whatgoodnews.org


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Trip to Medjugorje October 2021


Please click here for details


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Appeal for Father David SSenkaayi's  Project in Uganda


About three years ago we had a Parish Project collecting funds for St. Anthony’s Hospital, Maternity Unit, Uganda and an amazing amount was raised towards the project of purchasing new delivery beds and decorating the ward. Fr. David has now asked if it is possible to raise some funds for the actual hospital which is desperately in need of renovation.  He understands that times are hard but any small amount is gratefully received.

 Please click here  for more information about St Anthony's Hospital


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Act now and stop disability abortion up to birth in NI



Earlier this year the Northern Ireland Assembly voted on the Severe Fetal Impairment Abortion (Amendment) Bill and it passed Second Stage by 48 votes to 12.

 

The Northern Ireland Health Committee is now undertaking a consultation on the Bill and is seeking submissions from the public. It is important that as many people as possible submit to the consultation in support of the Bill to clearly show that there is widespread support for this important change.

 

Right To Life UK has set up an easy-to-use tool on their website that makes it simple to complete your submission. You can do so by following the link below. It only takes 30 seconds!

www.righttolife.org.uk/nidisabilityconsultation


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DATES OF BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE FOR PARENTS 

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DATES OF BAPTISM FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

 

 

The following are the dates for Baptismal Preparation Courses for parents who are intending to have their babies or toddlers baptised during the Summer of 2021.  The courses will be held in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Tilbury.

 

      

Wednesday 2nd June 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 9th  June  7.30 p.m.
Wednesday 14th July  7.30 p.m.
Wednesday  28th July 7.30 p.m.

 

All Baptisms will be celebrated in Stanford-le-Hope on the following dates:


 

Saturday 24th July andSunday 25th July
Saturday 31st July
Saturday 7th Augustand Sunday 8th August
Saturday 14th August 
Saturday 21st August 
Saturday 28th August
Sunday 5th Septemberand Sunday 26th September
Sunday 10th Octoberand Sunday 31st October
Sunday 7th Novemberand Sunday 14th November

All Saturday Baptisms will be at 4.30 p.m. and all Sunday Baptisms immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

 

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION


ENROLMENT MASS – TILBURY   Saturday 22nd May 6.30pm                 

ENROLMENT MASS – STANFORD-LE-HOPE Sunday 23rd May 11.00 am

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME (ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN TILBURY PARISH CHURCH BEGINNING AT 4.45 p.m. AND WILL END AT 6.00 p.m.).  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CANDIDATES AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND EVERY SATURDAY 6.30 p.m. MASS.  YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE BOOKED TO ATTEND THE SATURDAY EVENING MASSES.


 

1st sessionSaturdsay12th JuneTILBURY
2nd sessionTuesday15th JuneTILBURY
3rd sessionSaturday19th JuneTILBURY
4th sessionSaturday26th JuneTILBURY
5th sessionTuesday29th JuneTILBURY
6h sessionSaturday3rd JulyTILBURY
7th sessionTuesday6th JulyTILBURY
8th sessionSaturday10th JulyTILBURY
9th sessionTuesday13th JulyTILBURY
10th sessionSaturday17th JulyTILBURY
11th sessionSaturday4th SeptemberSTANFORD LE HOPE
12th sessionTuesday7th SeptemberSTANFORD LE HOPE


First Confession     Saturday 11th September – Stanford-le-Hope - Time to be confirmed

First Confession     Sunday 12th September – Stanford-le-Hope - Time to be confirmed

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS


Saturday 18th September 6.30 p.m. Mass – Stanford-le-Hope

Sunday 19th September 9.00 a.m. Mass – Stanford-le-Hope

Sunday 19th September 11.00 a.m. Mass – Stanford-le-Hope

 

Please contribute £20 per child for the First Holy Communion Programme Text Book and Stationery at the First Session on Saturday 12th June.

Please make cheque payable to Our Lady Star of the Sea for TILBURY Candidates or 

Our Lady and St. Joseph for STANFORD-LE-HOPE 

Candidates.OR if you prefer you can pay by cash


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MASS ATTENDANCE

We will resume celebrating weekday public Masses in both Parishes from Thursday 11th March in Tilbury at 09.00 a.m.(Thursdays and Fridays) and Monday 15th March at 09.15a.m. Stanford-le-Hope (Mondays and Tuesdays).

 

There is no need to book for weekday Masses.  The usual booking of weekend Masses remains but please take note that attending Sunday and Holyday Obligation Masses are still suspended.




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Please pray for the sick

Pauline CPatrick DSr AnnunciataJoan T
Pat McBMary PMary WJim Baird
LorraineAnne CArlo SPauline P
Marcin SKevin GMary BKirsty
Tony STerence SLinda WMartin R
Sylvia RNick HClifford BMary T
John CPat FMary WAlan
Pam WGabriela DMichael JAlonso
Marian & John BLee NJoyce NMichael G
Margaret APat PAvrilYvonne C
Aisling WDave WMary MJune
Valerie DFrank KDave CHarry
Anthony CRebecca LSueJames G
Terry F
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Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of the following:


Cyril McKinneyFr Tom JordanShirley JudgeRonald Waters
Margaret KennedyAnnie WiltshireDenis IgieweMilagros Holub
Rosario GayeDiana SparkesPhyllis FillMary Bennett
James GriffinFrank ElliottDennis O’BrienMolly Nunn
Gwen PerkinsPat SimmondsJohn AveryAndrew Yong
Pat McDonaldEvelyn Evans Jill Koen  Angela O’Reilly
 John Sage Bernard MullinsYvone Sciamamea John Commons
Susan JohnsHerbert HartDavid Stanley Dorothy Walker
John PollardAlan RusselJeanne BurdonPam O'Neil

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MASS INTENTIONS 

Mass intentions for May 2021   please click


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Regular Donations

Comment from Father Anthony

Hi there good people of Stanford-le-Hope and Tilbury Catholic parishes.
This is a reality for both our parishes too. I am certain that many other parishes are in similar situations.
I know that times are tough for many families and understand also that finances can be very tight for many people. All I want to say is, please continue to contribute as generously as you can afford even if you are still not ready to come back for mass in the parishes.
You can call the parish office to find out how you can give your weekly/monthly offerings.
From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your gifts to our parishes.
I rest my case as your grateful parish priest.

Link to Donations Page 
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Please see our  FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021 for more information about next years programme  Link to page 


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FOSTER FOR THURROCK 


There is an online Zoom open morning and evening session for anybody who may want to know more about fostering and what’s involved.  People can join us where there will be a presentation along with Q&A session.  The website address for Thurrock Fostering is as follows, this shows our upcoming events and our contact details:  https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/fostering


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Brentwood Children's Society Spring News Letter


Please click on the link below


BCCS Newsletter


This edition contains an reflection from Fr. Dominic Howarth about the coinciding of the easing of lockdown with Easter and the impact our work is having on young people in our Diocese.


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Beach of Dreams

26 June – 1 Aug 2021

500 Miles 500 People 500 Dreams 500 Silks

A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury

For more information, please go to the T100 page by clicking here

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 Essex Police Fraud Alerts 

Please click here to go to our EPFA page

 

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