The course begins this weekend. We are saddened by the illness that has stricken Jackie Reilly who has led the programme for many years. Please pray for her. Because the number is so great we are still struggling to find the best way to arrange the masses next May. For the moment the stress is on you parents. It is your task to prepare your child. Our organisation, our catechists are there to help you do your task. You have to show by your practice that you are thoroughly com
Another spectacular success! Great fun and great enthusiasm. You worked hard setting it up and next morning evidence you cleared up so well. Nothing left but some popcorn for the birds. It was a great parish event and great for the Telco groups funds for Syrian refugee families. Thank you for both.
We still require a few more cooks to volunteer to cook a dish for our international food evening on Saturday 3rd of November. If you would like to make a main dish or a dessert or simply just want to know more please do contact email@example.com or talk to the parish office.
The next Heart Screening weekend with CRY will be taking place on the 13th and 14th of October 2018, for 14-35 years old.
If you are interested or need any information on the screening, please contact Della on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The autumn count of attendance at weekend masses has to be taken today and on the next 3 Sundays. Please take special care to record the number present at each of the masses at St Thomas and also at St James Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell Convent.
Sunday Mass and tea, 30th September at 3 pm I thank you members of the SVP and many more who regularly visit in their homes and care for our housebound members throughout the year. We are making a special effort to bring as many of them as possible to church next Sunday afternoon. The mass will be brief, as it needs to be for you who are suffering. Then tea and chat follows in Becket. The sacrament is for any who labour under any serious ailment or disability. It is one of th
This weekend is a rarity: no retiring collection. They have come thick and fast recently and you have excelled yourselves in giving: to the Little Sisters of the Poor, to the Franciscan Missions and most recently to the SVP for relief of the flooding in Kerala. I thank you for your wonderful example of generous giving.
Our congratulations to Alan who was ordained Deacon here yesterday in a most impressive ceremony. Being a religious parish we are fortunate in having several priests as well as Deacon Matthew for the liturgical and ministerial services of our parish. So Alan’s ministry will lie elsewhere, in surrounding parishes and other roles where his talents will be much in demand. Ad multos annos Alan
70 years ago this week, after a year’s noviciate a young Hans Krueger began his Franciscan life as frater Boniface. He celebrates his platinum jubilee of this profession on Wednesday, when he will lead the 10 am Mass. We thank and congratulate him on a Franciscan life spent in teaching and initial formation of friars, school and parish work and long service in the General OFM Curia in Rome.
There is a meeting this Wednesday evening for parents of all the children who will receive their first communion next May. It is very important that every family is represented so that you will know exactly what is required of you to help your children be ready for their great day next May.
22nd September 2018 5pm-12.30am Woolston Manor, Chigwell, IG7 6BX For further details, please email Della Tudisca at: email@example.com
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