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"Mary sleeps" with permission by artist Roger Loveless

2021 The Year of St Joseph 

St Joseph Pray for us

For more information please click here to go to our new Year of St Joseph page




Newsletter


30th Sunday of the Year


SUNDAY, 24th October 2021


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DO NOT HESITATE TO RING FR. ANTHONY ON 01375 842309 OR EMAIL HIM AT hinghcho@gmail.com  IF THERE IS ANYTHING URGENT. PLEASE DO NOT CALL AT THE PRESBYTERY AS WE MUST MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING.


THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

Father Anthony

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Please note 

that from October, Parishioners will no long have to book to attend Mass

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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.

Copy from https://thurrock.nub.news

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FOSTERING 

 

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 fostering.adoption@thurrock.gov.uk

 

https://youtu.be/_oOAty12lBc

 

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“Wednesday 27th October is the 54th anniversary of the Abortion Act being passed in England and Wales


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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.

 

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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 calaislight@yahoo.com before the deadline of Wed 27 Oct. You will then be contacted about booking. More information at www.calaislight.com


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Laudato Si’ 

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Prison Sunday

    Letter from  Richard Moth Liaison Bishop for Prisons

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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.

 

Thank you.


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 

 

Sandra Sawle

Volunteer Business Co Ordinator 

Thurrock Foodbank 07810372140

 

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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

Please click to go to our CAFOD page 

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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

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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 josephbeattie@dioceseofbrentwood.org.

 

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 josephbeattie@dioceseofbrentwood.org.

 

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BAPTISM


Please click  here to go to our baptism page 


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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

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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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TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WELL BEING AT HOME

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PLEASE COLLECT YOUR NEW GIFT AID ENVELOPES FROM THE  BACK OF THE CHURCH

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Tilbury CommunityForum  are looking for a new committee, if any of your members are interested, please will you ask them to contact noticeboard@virginmedia.com to request a voting form, putting Committee in the subject box or forward the attached form to them.



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TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WELL BEING AT HOME

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Job opportunities 

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 Right to Life updates


please click here t Right to Life page


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Safeguarding Advice from the diocese

Please click https://cathedralbrentwood.org/safeguard-cv-scams/


Essex Police Fraud Alerts 

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Regular Offertory

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

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A Personal Message from Father Anthony

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 prayers.

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 arriving!

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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