that from October, Parishioners will no long have to book to attend Mass
Father Paul honoured by Borough
A CEREMONY took place yesterday (Thursday, 30 September) to honour three priests who have been awarded the Freedom of Thurrock.It was held at the South Essex College in Grays when the honour was bestowed on Rev John Guest, Canon Brian O’Shea and posthumously to Father Paul Dynan.The awards were announced in May last year but because of the Covid restrictions it has taken almost 18 months to arrange the presentation ceremony.Father Dynan, who was priest at Stanford's Our Lady and St Joseph Roman Catholic Church passed away shortly before the public announcement of the award but he was aware of the honour before he died.
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Thurrock Council fostering team have been working with 33 other Local Authorities and Trusts with the primary need to speak to more people about becoming foster carers. The need for more foster carers is huge, so your help and support is crucial. Please click on the below link and watch our new 3 minute film called ‘Out There; Find the best of you’.
#FosterForYourCouncil #FindTheBestOfYou If you would like to find out more about Fostering with Thurrock Council please contact us on 0800 652 1256 or email email@example.com
“Wednesday 27th October is the 54th anniversary of the Abortion Act being passed in England and Wales
A message from CAFOD:
Thank you for supporting our Climate Crisis Appeal for our recent Family Fast Day. Every donation helps us in our work and is gratefully received. cafod.org.uk/climatecrisis
Please pray for the success of the upcoming UN climate talks in Glasgow, COP26, from 31 October to 12 November. There are prayer cards at the back of church; please do take one and pray that that world leaders will put the needs of marginalised communities around the world, those most affected by climate change, right at the heart of these climate talks. For more information see cafod.org.uk/COP26
May the Holy Spirit inspire all political leaders at COP26 and instill in them the courage and gentleness to implement fairer solutions for the most vulnerable.
Calais Light – volunteers are warmly welcome to join the first weekend convoy to Calais since Jan 2020, to support the three charities who are working there with refugees living in dire conditions. It is the fifteenth Calais Light trip, and first time volunteers will be well briefed and supported.The dates are Friday 26th – Sunday 28th November, and there will be a maximum of 30 people. To apply, you must be double vaccinated. Download the pdf version of your digital Covid Pass from the NHS app & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of Wed 27 Oct. You will then be contacted about booking. More information at www.calaislight.com
Letter from Richard Moth Liaison Bishop for Prisons
Thurrock Foodbank Harvest Collection:
We will be collecting for Thurrock Foodbank at the weekends of 23rd/24th October and 30th/31st October. A list of items which are particularly needed is displayed at the back of the church. Please make sure that everything is in date. There will also be a box at the back of the church for your kind donations. Many thanks in advance.
Would you, your family or your work colleagues like to become one of Santas Little Helpers and collect Christmas Food items for Thurrock residents in crisis this festive season.
Throughout November we ask if people can collect items for our Christmas Hampers and deliver them to our warehouse at the beginning of December or leave at one of our collection points located throughout Thurrock.
Last year we even had one company who arranged for Father Christmas to deliver their donation with some of his elves (making a great social media post for them and us)
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions
Volunteer Business Co Ordinator
Thurrock Foodbank 07810372140
CAFOD needs your help
CAFOD is responding to significant crises across the world this week. eg the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti and the tragic situation in Afghanistan
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Thresholds of Hope Questions
The next Thresholds of Hope Questions take place by Zoom on Sundays 31st October and 7th November 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.: What does it mean to talk about morality? These talks will be given by Fr Martin Boland, Dean of Brentwood Cathedral. To join this meeting go to Events at www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk
Rest and Reflection Weekend Retreat for adults (3pm Friday 19th – 3pm Sunday 21st November 2021)
We welcome you to join us for a weekend of reflection and prayer in the beautiful house, grounds and chapel of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. The cost is £150 for a single room, £200 for a twin (twin bookings must be made together with someone known to you). This price is for 2 nights accommodation and all meals (all rooms are en-suite). For more information, enquiries and bookings please contact Joe Beattie on 01277 373959 or email email@example.com.
Remembrance Service at Walsingham House at Abbotswick.
Those who have loved ones remembered within the ground at Walsingham House at Abbotswick are warmly invited to a special Mass of Remembrance on Sunday 7th November at 3pm. Due to capacity please contact Joseph Beattie in advance to reserve a place either on 01277 373959 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thurrock Fostering Our website address for Thurrock Fostering is as follows, this shows our upcoming events and our contact details: https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/fostering A couple of online Zoom open morning and evening sessions for anybody who may want to know more about fostering and what’s involved can be found on the information sheet. People can join us where there will be a presentation along with Q&A session.
Information sheet for Sept-Dec2021
Youth Gather – 23rd October. One day Youth Gather at Walsingham House at Abbotswick. There will be input from John Pridmore and Leila Bousbaa. This event will be for Year 9 and above.
Catechists Training and Resource Day – 6th November. Being held at Sacred Heart of Mary School, the day will be an opportunity for Catechists to come together and receive input from different organisations including Caritas Brentwood and the BCYS.
For more information on all of our events please see www.bcys.net
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