Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in central London, by attending in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 13 July 2018, from 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm. . There is a poster at the back of Church.
We are pleased to say that Streaming Mass is back at St Thomas. We were overwhelmed by the level of support for streaming mass on social media, by email and in personal conversations. It was clearly demonstrated that this is something that is wanted and needed in our parish. One parishioner wanted to know how to show this to her sick sister, another said that this would have been of enormous comfort to his parents before their deaths when they were unable to get to church any
Their feast falls on Friday of this week. It is a holy-day so there will be mass of the vigil on Thursday at 7.30 pm and at 10am and 8 pm on Friday. Both the evening masses will be celebrated in the Becket Centre because the church is needed for choir rehearsal. As you found out a couple of Sundays ago sometimes Mass in a different setting can be helpful. St Antony’s school will have mass in church at 1.45 pm. Mass at Chigwell will be at 9.30am.
Each year our musicians have outdone their previous year’s success and this year‘s performance will be no different. Please do come on Saturday to hear the outstanding programme Kathy has prepared, rendered by expert musicians. Please buy your ticket today. There are refreshments – as at all great concert halls – in the interval and the caterers need to know for how many they should provide.
Will take place in the Becket Centre starting about 12.30, on Sunday 15th July. Next weekend the annual report and state of finances will be published. Most important: we need three willing volunteers to offer themselves for election to the Council. Any one ready should seek a nomination form from the parish office. The nomination needs to be supported by two members of the parish, and signed by all three. All nominations must be handed to the office by 1st July. So you have
Thank you to the parish for your excellent support - there are only a few tickets still available from the parish office. You must bring your tickets with you on the night as there will be a seating plan for those numbered up to No. 123.
This is an activities camp with a Catholic ethos for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. For an application form please look on the website http://svpboscocamp.org.uk. Please call the parish office if you need financial help for your children to attend.
We recognise how important it is that we pray for those who are sick or in need in our Parish and that it also offers an opportunity for us individually to offer support at a time of need. We do of course, include in our bidding prayers reflection time for the sick of the parish. The new data protection rules has caused us to review how we share this information in the future as there is likely to be a need for the person to consent to their name being published, as a consequ
There is more to come: end-of-school events. A parish walk on Saturday 23rd June. A good way to chat to friends and to make new friends walking gently through the forest. A grand concert on Saturday 30thJune. Then the Summer Fete – under new management and promising to be great. The parish AGM will follow the last mass on Sunday 15th July.
Volunteers urgently needed. With enough on the rota it would only be a commitment once every 6-7 weeks and takes less than an hour on a Friday. Full instruction will be given. If you are interested please contact Mario@harbour-residential.com
Fr Isidore sends his grateful thanks to all who sent in Mass cards, cards, and gifts on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee of Priesthood Celebration. Grateful thanks to all those who prepared the church, the choir, servers, sacristan, ushers, the Catholic Women’s League who prepared a veritable feast, and to all who helped in any way. He was overwhelmed by the numbers of those who were able to attend the Mass of Thanksgiving last Saturday. May the Lord bless you and keep you.