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INVASION OF UKRAINE
To see a large print version of this letter from the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family in London
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Helping those in the Ukraine, and Ukrainian Refugees. Caritas Brentwood are regularly updating information on their website, covering donations, prayer, and welcoming those who are fleeing the Ukraine. You will find everything at:https://www.caritasbrentwood.org/ukraine/
Jubilee Celebration Poster
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Brentwood Cathedral are very proud of their regular Wednesday Lunchtime Music Recitals which have been running for a number of years. Every third Wednesday of the month they have had young organists from the Royal College of Music, London performing for us all (their recitals are now in their thirteenth year) as well as other wonderful recitals they host, i.e. piano, violin, cello, saxophone, voice etc .etc. Entrance is free but a donation would be greatly received. They are delighted to inform you that next Wednesday 25 May at the usual time of 1pm – 1.45pm David SILKOFF will be giving a Lunchtime PIANO Recital which will consist of the following popular pieces:-
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Pathetique Op 18 in C minor
Franz Schubert Impromptu Op 90 Gb major
Frederic Chopin Nocturne Op 48 in C minor
Frederic Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor
Claude Debussy Clair de Lune
Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude Op 23 in G minor
Gidea Park Faith Talks
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES:
Throughout the fifty days of Easter we read from the Acts of the Apostles, the New Testament book which narrates the early years of the Church. Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest of Gidea Park and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, has prepared faith talks on ‘The Acts of the Apostles’ and ‘Paul in Acts’, for your use through the Easter season. To access these free audio recordings please go to the home page of www.whatgoodnews.org and scroll down to ‘Acts in Easter’. Thank you.
Have you thought about becoming a Trustee for the Christus Catholic Trust?
The Christus Trust is a dynamic Catholic Multi Academy Trust which currently comprises of 6 primary schools in the Thurrock, Basildon, and Brentwood areas.
Holy Cross, South Ockendon
St Joseph’s, Stanford Le Hope
St Mary’s, Tilbury
St Peter’s, Billericay
St Teresa’s, Basildon
St Thomas of Canterbury, Grays
All the schools are thriving, successful communities and the Trust Board is looking to recruit additional trustees to assist in governing the organisation. Trustees are responsible for providing appropriate oversight, governance, and leadership.
If you think that you would like to contribute to the education of young people in this area, then the Christus Trust would be delighted to hear from you. Being a trustee can be a challenging but very rewarding role with the potential to effect change and improve the educational experience, welfare, and success of children.
Please contact Joanna Seymour, Catholic Senior Executive Leader. Registered Office: St Joseph’s primary School, Scratton Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex SS17 0PA 01375 672217 email@example.com
Potential Trustees Information pack
DOES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE A FUTURE? …
HAVE YOUR SAY …
In 2023 the Bishops will gather at a Synod in Rome to discuss the future of the Catholic Church and WE have been given an opportunity to contribute to that discussion. Don’t miss that opportunity for our families and future loved-ones. The Diocese have asked us: “What is the Holy Spirit saying to us now as Church? What are the opportunities that are opening up? How might the Church look tomorrow? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, a fantastic chance to have a voice. Tell us and share your dream for the future of the Church.” Our Synodal Journey 2021-2023 - Brentwood Diocese (dioceseofbrentwood.net) .
Please pray for our First Holy Communion Children
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham – 28th May 2022: Join Bishop Alan and other parishes around the Diocese of Brentwood in Walsingham as we celebrate the Year of the Family ‘Hearing and Doing the Word of God’. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica before walking the Holy Mile to the grounds of Walsingham Abbey to celebrate Vespers and Benediction on the site of the Holy House. If you would like to come please contact Fr. Anthony with your name and mobile number and how many will be participating ASAP.D
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Baptism Courses 2022
The next Baptism Course at Tilbury are
Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm
Wednesday 27th July at 7.30pm
Wednesday 31st August at 7.30pm
An example of charity work from within the community
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Getting the less fortunate back on their feet again
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
PLEASE COLLECT YOUR NEW GIFT AID ENVELOPES FROM THE BACK OF THE CHURCH
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Right to Life updates
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Safeguarding Advice from the diocese
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Essex Police Fraud Alerts
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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
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
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.