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WITH REGARD TO THE HEIGHTENED MEASURES IMPOSED BY THE
GOVERNMENT THIS PARISH
CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED ENTIRELY.IF THERE IS ANYTHING URGENT, DO NOT HESITATE TO RING FATHER ANTHONY ON 01375 842309
OR EMAIL HIM AT firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT THE PRESBYTERY AS WE MUST
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.I REGRET THIS CLOSURE AND ASSURE YOU OF MY PRAYERS.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS,
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Father Anthony rings the bells at Tilbury Church to thank the NHS and Keyworkers
For the past 10 weeks the bell has been rung at Our Lady Star of the Sea on Thursday evenings at 8pm. This is to our heartfelt thanks, love and appreciation for the many keyworkers, who work tirelessly and diligently during the COVID 19 crisis. May the Lord keep them in his peace always,
TRACK & TRACE SAFETY MESSAGE
The Holy Spirit is first and foremost a
Creator Spirit, hence Pentecost is also a feast of creation. For us Christians, the world is the fruit of
an act of love by God who has made all things and in which he rejoices because
it is “good”, it is “very good”, as the creation narrative tells us (cf. Gn 1:1-31). Consequently God is not totally ‘Other’,
unnameable and obscure. God reveals
himself, he has a face. God is reason,
God is will, God is love, God is beauty.
Faith in the creator Spirit and faith in the Spirit whom the Risen
Christ gave to the Apostles and gives to each one of us are therefore
inseparably united. The Gospel passage
offers us a marvellous image to clarify the connection between Jesus, the Holy Spirit
and the Father: the Holy Spirit is portrayed as the breath of the Risen
Christ. Here the Evangelist John takes
up an image of the creation narrative, where it says that God breathed into the
nostrils of man the breath of life, (cf.
Gn 2:7). The breath of God is
life. Now, the Lord breathes into our
soul the new breath of life, the Holy Spirit, his most intimate essence, and in
this way welcomes us into God’s family.
With Baptism and Confirmation this gift was given to us specifically,
and with the sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance it is continuously
repeated: the Lord breathes a breath of life into our soul.
Please pray for the sick
||Marian & John B
||Cath &John S
||Fr. Jean Lauren
|Jill and Frank
Deceased Parishioners, Relatives and
Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of
Fantastic News - Saturday 23rd May 2020:
Thurrock Clergymen receive Freedom of the Borough Award
Three clergymen have been recognised with the council's highest honour, the Freedom of The Borough Award.
Reverend John Guest, Canon Brian O’Shea and Father Paul Dynan have been awarded the prestigious Freedom of the Borough, a rare honour which has only been presented five times in nearly 40 years, for their outstanding contribution to Thurrock.
The tribute comes after Reverend Guest and Canon O’Shea retire from their roles. Sadly Father Dynan passed away very recently but was made aware of the honour by Councillor Martin Kerin shortly before he died.
All three men graciously served across the borough including St Margaret’s Church and Our Lady and St Joseph in Stanford-le-Hope, St Thomas of Canterbury in Grays and Our Lady Star of the Sea in Tilbury.
Thurrock Mayor, Councillor Terry Piccolo, will present the awards to Reverend Guest, Canon O’Shea and the family of the late Father Dynan at a formal ceremony later in the year, with all being sent a letter from the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Sue Shinnick, informing them of this recognition.
Councillor Piccolo said: “I am delighted that Reverend Guest, Canon O’Shea and the late Father Dynan have all been recognised for the hard work and dedication that they have put into serving Thurrock and its residents.
“The Freedom of the Borough is an honour held in the highest esteem, and is bestowed to individuals so we can publicly recognise their invaluable contributions to our borough’s civic and pastoral community.
“My heartfelt congratulations to you and your families. I offer my deepest condolences to Father Dynan’s family, friends and all those who knew him. I hope that this recognition of the role he played in our community offers some comfort at this time.”
Deputy Mayor of Thurrock Council, Councillor Sue Shinnick, added: “I also extend my congratulations to Reverend Guest, Canon O’Shea and the late Father Dynan.
“This is a fitting tribute to all three clergymen who have had a notable and lasting impact on the Thurrock residents they have supported over many years. They deserve to be recognised for their efforts and we offer this award as a token of our gratitude.”
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Live stream Mass at Grays
St Thomas' (Grays) is now live streaming the 11 am Mass at 11 O'Clock every Sunday Morning . The live
stream can be access via their new website: https://www.grayscatholic.org/
Also, there is a 54 day rosary novena praying for the end of
the Covid-19 virus at: https://www.immaculateheartrosarygroup.com/
THIS IS FROM THURROCK FOODBANK as the office is near you all
We are still very busy at the warehouse. Since the COVID crisis started we have fed approximately 1,500 people which is a 64% increase on this time last year. We have been blessed with many, many personal and business donations which
have enabled us to meet this increase.
Shortages - our current shortages are Rice Pudding, Packet Mashed Potato, Tinned Spaghetti, Jam, Tinned Carrots, Biscuits, Hot Dogs, Cooking Sauces, Squash (cordial) and Tinned Potatoes.
Prayer Corner - We give thanks for the bounty we are receiving from individuals, businesses and community groups. We are also thankful to churches who are still finding ways to donate to us both in food and money despite the lockdown preventing
public worship, we are grateful to you all. Please pray for the physical health and wellbeing of all our volunteers in the warehouse and the distribution centres. We also give thanks for the grants we have received. We ask for prayers for wisdom as we respond
to whatever the next phase of lockdown will bring.
Many thanks for all your help and thoughts
2 - 4 Chase Road
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Easter & Regular Offertory
As we are no longer able to take our offertory envelopes along to Mass during this time of lockdown, It is now possible to make your Easter gift or regular donations to our church via the following link. When you click on the link you then scroll down to our Parish.
Link to Brentwood Cathedral donations website
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Fr. Anthony will celebrate mass privately and pray the
Angelus and Rosary at the following times:-
Private Masses - 9.30am (Mondays to Saturdays), 10.30am
Angelus - 12noon and 6pm (everyday)
Rosary - 9pm (every evening)
Please try to make some time in your homes each day (if
possible) to join me as I continue to offer masses for all parishioners and
pray for the world in this very crucial time of health crisis. It gives me
great faith and joy to know that I am not alone when I celebrate mass, pray the
Angelus and Rosary because my parishioners are spiritually united with me at
prayer. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement and be assured of mine for
you and your family.
Let us always be united in prayer and hope it will not be
too long before we recongregate to worship in our parishes.
Fr. Anthony Cho
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