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.
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Retrouvaille - a lifeline for married couples
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Important Statement from the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales 16th July 2021 about relaxing COViD regulations
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TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WELL BEING AT HOME
Living Laudato Si’ – Online Retreat – 15th – 18th October 2021.
Open to all, this retreat will help personal prayer and reflection, and parish action, on the critical issue of care for God’s creation. Bishop Alan will open the retreat, which will be led by expert speakers. For more information see the poster at the back of church or email email@example.com
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Memorial Mass – Fr Tom Jordan – 5th August, 6.30pm. On the first Anniversary of Fr Tom’s death, Mass will be offered for him at St Edward the Confessor, Romford. Those who knew Fr Tom are warmly invited to attend. The Mass will also be Livestreamed viahttps://stream.seccomgroup.com/channel/st-edward
T100 Dreaming 2021
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The Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is inviting parishioners across the Diocese to join in with their ‘Relay 100’ summer community event. This initiative is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to our work following the pandemic, to remind our community about the work we do, to reach families who may need our support and to raise some funds through sponsored walks, runs or cycles. We are looking for 100 individuals (or families within bubbles) to complete a ‘leg’ of our relay around the diocese; we have routes of varying distances so there is something to suit all abilities. Can you help us? To find out more, please contact Damian Dillon: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07912 308000 or visithttps://www.bccs.org.uk/fundraising-and-events/all-events/relay-100 to read more about this event.
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.thresholdofhope.co.uk
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THE GOSPEL OF MARK
On most Sundays of 2021 we shall be reading from the Gospel according to Mark. In two new video presentations Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, demonstrates the skill with which Mark put his gospel together, and how Mark’s material was used by later evangelists. The talks are accessible free of charge from the home page of www.whatgoodnews.org and also on the page entitled ‘Faith Talks’.
Over the coming months we have two events that we would appreciate some help and support at, if you are able and would like to be involved please let us know.
Saturday 7th August: - Morrisons Corringham are holding a Community Carnival and have asked if we @ Thurrock Foodbank would like to be represented. This would be answering any questions about our work and giving out leaflets.
Saturday 28th August - Morrissons Grays are holding a food collection for us @ Thurrock Foodbank and Friends of Essex & London Homeless, with what is collected being split across the two Charities. Again this would require a few volunteers to be on hand to help give out leaflets and/ or with the collection.
Items that we have lower stocks this week are:
Long Life Milk (Green/ Blue)
Fruit Juice/ Squash
Thank you for your continued support and encouragement. It really does help and encourage us in our work.
Right to Life information update
Trip to Medjugorje October 2021
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Job opportunities page link
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.
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Comment from Father Anthony
Essex Police Fraud Alerts
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