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30 Southend Rd 

Stanford-Le-Hope 

Essex 

SS17 0PF 

Tel: 01375 672167
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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


Retrouvaille - a life line for married couples

National Day of Fasting June 23rd Please click





SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)

SUNDAY 25th JULY 2021


loaves & fishes


 

 

Christ feeds us.

Christ, through the miraculous multiplication of

the loaves and the fishes feeds the hungry people

just as he feeds us daily with his Gospel and the

Eucharist.  There was plenty left over when

everyone had eaten enough.  We too have so much

to give others because of the superabundance of

Christ’s generosity to us.  We must give generously

and so preserve the unity of spirit given to us as we

are all children of the same Lord and Father





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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Good News!! STANFORD-LE-HOPE 5.30 p.m. MASS

The 5.30pm Sunday evening Mass in Our Lady and St. Joseph will  will be resumed on the 8th August.

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New

Important Statement from the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales 16th July 2021 

Please click here

or see below




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CHANGE OF WEEKDAY MASSES

Days for Mass in Stanford-le-Hope and Tilbury will be changing with effect from Tuesday 8th June.

TILBURY                             Monday and Thursday 9.00 a.m.

STANFORD-LE-HOPE       Tuesday and Friday 9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration will be on Tuesday in Stanford-le-Hope and Thursday in Tilbury 

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TIPS FOR SUPPORTING WELL BEING AT HOME

Please click here

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Living Laudato Si’ – Online Retreat – 15th – 18th October 2021. 

Open to all, this retreat will help personal prayer and reflection, and parish action, on the critical issue of care for God’s creation. Bishop Alan will open the retreat, which will be led by expert speakers. For more information see the poster at the back of church or email laudatosi@dioceseofbrentwood.org

For more information please click here

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G.K. CHESTERTON WALKING PILGRIMAGE


The 11th Annual GK Chesterton Walking Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 24th July 2021. You can sponsor Stuart as he raises funds for Good Counsel on this 27 mile walk here:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gkcwalk21 You can email prayer intentions to be prayed for along the way, to; catholicgkcsociety@yahoo.co.uk You can join us for Mass or part of the walk on the day or even just join us by saying the GK Chesterton Prayer on the day wherever you are. Find details and the prayer in a number of languages here; www.catholicgkchestertonsociety.co.uk


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GRANDPARENTS DAY


Grandparents have an important place in family life. Pope Francis has established a new World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, to be observed for the first time on Sunday 25th July and subsequently on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Our Lord.

 

It is an opportunity to remind grandparents of their opportunity to witness the Gospel and the importance of their ministry of prayer, as well as praying for those grandparents whose children or grandchildren have turned away from their Catholic faith. 

 

As well as a special video being released on the Diocesan website and on the Marriage and Family Life Facebook page to mark this day, there will also be articles featured throughout this month of July on the importance of grandparents at  www.facebook.com/BrentwoodMandFL 

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THE GOSPEL OF MARK  


On most Sundays of 2021 we shall be reading from the Gospel according to Mark. In two new video presentations Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, demonstrates the skill with which Mark put his gospel together, and how Mark’s material was used by later evangelists. The talks are accessible free of charge from the home page of www.whatgoodnews.org and also on the page entitled ‘Faith Talks’.

 

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T100 DREAMING 2021

Events poster - please click here


Booking is now open:please follow the links below...

 

 

 

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Jos Book Cover

Book Title: LOURDES - “THE HEART OF GOD’S MERCY”:

Accounts and reflections of a pilgrim

 

Author: Joseph Foroma, Our Lady and St Joseph, Stanford le hope

Paperback: 118 pages.

Foreword: by Fr Anthony Cho, Parish Priest, Our Lady and St Joseph parish, Stanford le hope.


For more information please click here

 


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HELP NEEDED

Could you offer up a few hours,  possibly once a month,  to join our team of church volunteers. This is a most important ministry and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact me at joan@ourladyandstjosephchurch.org.uk  or Maureen in the office if you can offer to help with:-

  • Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Cutting the hedges
  • Cutting the lawn
  • Spring cleaning 

Next working party:-


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Free Local Event - Tales from the Thames

To be performed at 10 local venues 

26 June - 10 July


A Creative Estuary Co-commission with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch 


Please click here for details


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MEMORIAL MASS FOR SISTER ELIZABETH CAMPBELL OSU 

(Sister Joseph Mary) 3/07/21 now 04/09/21


Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled  as Lockdown restrictions have been extended. Greenwich  Past Pupils' Association will hold a memorial  Mass on Saturday 4th September at 6pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 68 Crooms Hill, London SE10 8HG to which you are welcome.


The Diocese of Brentwood Vicariate for Adult Formation

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The Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society 

is inviting parishioners across the Diocese to join in with their ‘Relay 100’ summer community event. This initiative is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to our work following the pandemic, to remind our community about the work we do, to reach families who may need our support and to raise some funds through sponsored walks, runs or cycles. We are looking for 100 individuals (or families within bubbles) to complete a ‘leg’ of our relay around the diocese; we have routes of varying distances so there is something to suit all abilities. Can you help us? To find out more, please contact Damian Dillon: ddillon@bccs.org.uk / 07912 308000 or visithttps://www.bccs.org.uk/fundraising-and-events/all-events/relay-100 to read more about this event.

 

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

offering

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The Diocese of Brentwood Vicariate for Adult Formation 

THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE WEBSITE has now been launched. This new online resource is the work of the Brentwood Diocese Vicariate for Adult Formation and aims to help adults to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Please have a look at the website and watch it develop over time. Do let us know what you think of it. The website address is www.thresholdofhope.co.uk  


Please click for Journey Home pamphlet

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Thurrock Foodbank updates - please click

 

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BCYS Event updates

Please click here for information 

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Job opportunities 

 Please click here

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 Right to Life updates


please click here t Right to Life page


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TRIP TO MEDJUGORJE


Please click here for details 


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Beach of Dreams

26 June – 1 Aug 2021

500 Miles 500 People 500 Dreams 500 Silks

A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury

For more information, please go to the T100 page by clickinghere


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DATES OF BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE FOR PARENTS

AND

DATES OF BAPTISM FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

 

 

The following are the dates for Baptismal Preparation Courses for parents who are intending to have their babies or toddlers baptised during the Summer of 2021.  The courses will be held in Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Tilbury.

 


       Wednesday 25th August 7.30 p.m.

       Wednesday 29th September 7.30 p.m.

      

 

Baptisms on Saturday will be celebrated in Tilbury and Baptisms on Sunday will be celebrated in Stanford-le-Hope on the following dates:

 

Saturday 14th August

Sunday 31st October

Sunday 7th and Sunday 14th November

Sunday 9th January 2022

 

 

 

All Saturday Baptisms will be at 4.00 p.m. and all Sunday Baptisms immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.


 

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021


Please pray for our First Holy Communion children and their families

as they look forward to celebrating their First Holy Communion in the Autumn.


Joy

Sienna

Nina

Michelle

Martyna

Clemence

Connor

Gabriella

Jack

Luke

Callum

Theresa

Romain

Tanaya

Holly

Lucy

Rose

Jason

Esosa

Keisha

Zellin

Millie

Albert

Zack

 


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Please pray for the sick

Brian SLydia LChristine VPhilip K
Jeannie BKieron WFr Jean L MMichael Q
Carmel WJan HIsabella CMarian B
John BBarbara S-LJames WAlan H
AlbertMoyra HMarie IDoreen W
Irene MAnnie SDominic BMiriam A
Fr Joe FMike HKevin RNell W

Please pray for the Repose of the Soul of the following:


Cyril McKinney

Shirley Judge

Ron Waters

Phyllis Fill

Annie Wiltshire

Denis Igiewe

Milagros Holub

Rosario Gaye

Diana Sparkes

Betty Ward

Mary Bennett

Margaret Kennedy

James Griffin

Frank Elliott

Dennis O’Brien

Molly Nunn

Gwen Perkins

Pat Simmonds

John Avery

Andrew Yong

Pat McDonald

Michael McCaul

Joyce Donovan

June Smith

John Fitzgerald

Pat Fitzpatrick

Doreen Rawles

John Pollard

Kenu Douglas

Mary Kavanagh

Noreen W

Anne Scott

Nell Walsh

Angela O’Reilly

Richard Doll

Beverley Harrison 

Julia Prayle


Julia Prayle's funeral will be held on Wednesday 11th August at 10.15am in our church. 


John  Fitzgerald's funeral will be held on Friday 20t August at 

11.30am in our church

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Mass Intentions for June/July


Please click here for June 

Please click here for July

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Anniversaries for June/July


Please click here for June

Please click here for July

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Essex Police Fraud Alerts 

Please click here

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offering


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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