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VERY URGENT MESSAGE
( dated 13th January 2021)
You are strongly advised to self isolate/quarantine for the next 10 days. This is to take precaution for the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
If you have booked masses between Sunday 17th January and Saturday 30th January please be informed that these masses are suspended for the time being.Please look out for more information on our parish website regarding the resumption of public mass for Sunday 31st January.
Please immediately inform Fr Anthony via email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been tested Covid-19 positive.
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DO NOT HESITATE TO RING FR. ANTHONY ON 01375 842309 OR EMAIL HIM
AT email@example.com IF THERE IS ANYTHING URGENT.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT THE PRESBYTERY AS WE MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.
Please note that 10th January 2021 will be the last 5.30 p.m. Sunday Mass during Lockdown or until things get back to normal.
Please click here to go to our Marys Meal page to read a thank you letter for this year's appeal
Please go to our new pages Donations and Gift Aid to find out more and the
on line Gift Aid page to join our Gift Aid scheme
CATHOLIC BIBLICAL ASSOCIATION:
On 23rd January from 11 am until 12.30 Dom Henry Wansbrough will be presenting a live stream talk entitled ‘The Adventures of a Biblical Translator’. Dom Henry is the editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and the recently published Revised New Jerusalem Bible. The event will be presented by Dr Sean Ryan, chair of the Catholic Biblical Association. The event can be accessed live by going to www.ssppilford.org.uk and will be available to download subsequently on www.whatgoodnews.org Questions for Fr Henry, and other queries, may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD: ONLINE CONFERENCE
To prepare for the second Sunday of the Word of God, which falls on January 24th 2021, the Catholic Biblical Federation has organised an online conference with participation from all over Europe.
The Conference will take place at 5 pm London time on Friday January 22nd and will end at 6.30 pm. Reflections will be shared on two of the readings of the Sunday: Jonah 3:1-5,10 and Mark 1:14-20. Speakers will be from Croatia, Italy, Romania and Ireland. Presentations will be in English, Italian and French. Introduction and conclusions will be from Ernesto Borghi (Switzerland) and Adrian Graffy (UK). The Conference will take place online and can be followed via c-b-f.org/streaming or YouTube and Facebook at the Catholic Biblical Federation.
Fr Adrian Graffy, English representative at the Catholic Biblical Federation, explained: ‘In the rich but fragmented European continent we aim to come together around the Word of God. In the post-pandemic world it will be important to derive from the Scriptures guidelines in our relationships with God, with brothers and sisters throughout the continent and beyond, and in our protection of the planet. Pope Francis’ institution of the Sunday of the Word of God is welcome and timely, and this is an excellent way to prepare for the day.’
Please Consider Responding to the Department of Health consultation to stop home abortions!
The Department of Health is holding a public consultation on whether to continue the practice of allowing abortion providers to send abortion pills to women so that they can perform their own abortion at home. We need as many pro-life people as possible to complete the Department of Health’s questionnaire in order to help stop dangerous DIY abortions becoming permanent. SPUC has prepared a briefing which gives a step by step guide to completing the consultation questionnaire. Please go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/Get-Involved/Campaigns/England-DIY-Abortion-Consultation The consultation ends on 26 February 2021.
Right To Life UK
Please join us in our prayers.....
January 17th - “As we open the week of prayer for Christian Unity, we pray especially for our shared calling to protect and preserve all life. We pray that our unity and ecumenical efforts on all life issues would inspire the world to join us in defending the lives and rights of all vulnerable in society. Lord hear us”
January 24th - “We pray for our Government, that their ability to support pregnant women would increase and that they would anchor themselves in the desire to protect all human life. Lord hear us”
January 31st - “For all going through difficult pregnancies, we pray for an overwhelming sense of hope and joy to fill their lives, and for increased support to be given by their family, friends, and local communities. Lord hear us”
MARY'S MEAL APPEAL
A huge thank you to everyone who was able to contribute towards this year’s Mary’s Meals Appeal. We managed to send off a cheque for £652, which was fantastic under the circumstances of three lockdowns. Janet Goona says that she will continue to accept any donations through the coming year and hopes to restart the annual advent appeal 2021!
Mary’s Meals provides chronically hungry children with one meal every school day, encouraging education that can lift them out of poverty in later life, Please follow the link below to find out how you can help
Link to Mary's Meal page
AUSTEN IVEREIGH LIVESTREAM EVENT: On Saturday 30th January from 11 am until 12.30 pm Dr Austen Ivereigh will speak about the book he recently co-authored with Pope Francis. ‘Let us Dream’ presents the Pope’s vision for the post-pandemic future. How should we move forward from the multiple coronavirus crises? To access this livestream event please go to www.ssppilford.org.uk and click on live stream remote services. The event, which is sponsored by Gidea Park parish in conjunction with Brentwood Interfaith, will be available subsequently on www.whatgoodnews.org Questions for Austen may be emailed beforehand email@example.com
We received a huge thank you from the Foodbank. Our contributions for the Foodbank were over 40 large carrier bags full of goodies for those not as fortunate as ourselves.
A thank you letter from the Combine Missionaries
Please pray for the sick
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Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of the following:
Anniversaries for January 2012
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Mass Intentions for the coming week:
11.00am Sunday 24th January - Diann Gurry RIP (The family)
9.15am Monday 25th January - Br. Malachi Seymour O.F.M. RIP
9.15am Tuesday 26th January - Betty Farrell RIP (Tessa & Steve Duggan)
11.00am Sunday 31st January - Richard Doll RIP (Gemma)
Please not that as there are no weekday Masses during Lockdown 3 some Masses will be said in private by Father Anthony
URGENT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS
FORMS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL ONLY
Due to the current lockdown the signing of School Certificate of Catholic Practice for Primary School application has now been suspended until Monday 7th/Tuesday 8th December in Stanford-le-Hope and Thursday 10th/Friday
11th December in Tilbury until 8th January 2021.
7.30 – 8.00 p.m. Tilbury
10.00 – 10.30 a.m. Stanford-le-Hope
Fr. Anthony will not be signing school forms after
A Personal Message from Father Antony
While Mass is still being celebrated every Sunday at 11.00am
and on Monday and Tuesday’s at 09.15am I do appreciate that you may find it
difficult or unsettling to attend a gathering at Mass at the moment. Please be
assured that, when we meet as a parish, all of you are remembered in our
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your
continuing generosity in these strange and difficult times, without which we
could neither maintain our parish life and parish family with the worship of
Christ in the way we do now. I am very aware of the straightened times in which
we live, and I marvel at the kindness of all of you who continue to help me in the vital work of upkeeping our parish.
As, with yourselves, the bills for the parish do keep
These bills are normally met by your generosity of your
donations to the weekly offerings.
You will understand that, in these strange times, the
offertory collections are much reduced.
While you may not feel able at the moment to attend Mass I
am asking that you consider how you could continue to support the parish
financially for the good of the future of the parish.
Opportunities for giving can be found in the ‘Offerings /
Gift Aid tab of the website.
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