Weekly Newsletter & News
"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 , 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
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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.
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
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’.
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.
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
Trip to Medjugorje October 2021
Please click here for details
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
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!
DATES OF BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE FOR PARENTS
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||and||Sunday 25th July|
|Saturday 31st July|
|Saturday 7th August||and||Sunday 8th August|
|Saturday 14th August|
|Saturday 21st August|
|Saturday 28th August|
|Sunday 5th September||and||Sunday 26th September|
|Sunday 10th October||and||Sunday 31st October|
|Sunday 7th November||and||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.
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 session||Saturdsay||12th June||TILBURY|
|2nd session||Tuesday||15th June||TILBURY|
|3rd session||Saturday||19th June||TILBURY|
|4th session||Saturday||26th June||TILBURY|
|5th session||Tuesday||29th June||TILBURY|
|6h session||Saturday||3rd July||TILBURY|
|7th session||Tuesday||6th July||TILBURY|
|8th session||Saturday||10th July||TILBURY|
|9th session||Tuesday||13th July||TILBURY|
|10th session||Saturday||17th July||TILBURY|
|11th session||Saturday||4th September||STANFORD LE HOPE|
|12th session||Tuesday||7th September||STANFORD 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
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.
Please pray for the sick
|Pauline C||Patrick D||Sr Annunciata||Joan T|
|Pat McB||Mary P||Mary W||Jim Baird|
|Lorraine||Anne C||Arlo S||Pauline P|
|Marcin S||Kevin G||Mary B||Kirsty|
|Tony S||Terence S||Linda W||Martin R|
|Sylvia R||Nick H||Clifford B||Mary T|
|John C||Pat F||Mary W||Alan|
|Pam W||Gabriela D||Michael J||Alonso|
|Marian & John B||Lee N||Joyce N||Michael G|
|Margaret A||Pat P||Avril||Yvonne C|
|Aisling W||Dave W||Mary M||June|
|Valerie D||Frank K||Dave C||Harry|
|Anthony C||Rebecca L||Sue||James G|
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of the following:
|Cyril McKinney||Fr Tom Jordan||Shirley Judge||Ronald Waters|
|Margaret Kennedy||Annie Wiltshire||Denis Igiewe||Milagros Holub|
|Rosario Gaye||Diana Sparkes||Phyllis Fill||Mary Bennett|
|James Griffin||Frank Elliott||Dennis O’Brien||Molly Nunn|
|Gwen Perkins||Pat Simmonds||John Avery||Andrew Yong|
|Pat McDonald||Evelyn Evans||Jill Koen||Angela O’Reilly|
|John Sage||Bernard Mullins||Yvone Sciamamea||John Commons|
|Susan Johns||Herbert Hart||David Stanley||Dorothy Walker|
|John Pollard||Alan Russel||Jeanne Burdon||Pam O'Neil|
Mass intentions for May 2021 please click
Comment from Father Anthony
Please see our FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021 for more information about next years programme Link to page
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
Brentwood Children's Society Spring News Letter
Please click on the link below
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.
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
Essex Police Fraud Alerts
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