The topic proved popular for about 100 came last Wednesday to hear Dr Kiran give a very thorough perspective of how mind and emotions develop especially in the young. We will pursue the subject further. If you can help us with suggestions they will be welcome. If you would like to receive the “slides” - power-point? of last Wednesday please contact email@example.com.
Nine people who have been on the Journey of Faith for many months are going to Brentwood Cathedral this afternoon. They will each be introduced to our Bishop Alan. They are on the final stage of more intensive preparation for baptism and reception into our church at the Easter vigil Mass. Please pray for them. Please also use any opportunity to draw them into all the events and occasions of our parish life. They are joining the family. Make sure we relate well at all levels.
The bible passages chosen through Lent are good for all of us but geared particularly to those coming into our family. Today and next Sunday we concentrate on the person of Jesus. He is truly human, disoriented and going back to basics in the desert, then truly God transfigured on the mountain. The following three Sundays give us detailed instruction on baptism. Are you conscious of the difference it makes through your daily life? And from Palm Sunday we accompany Jesus throu
At the outset the communion preparation group had set themselves a target of raising £10,000 for the church restoration. Lockdown abruptly put an end to several fund-raising ventures. Still they have raised over £8000 for this purpose. I am amazed at your industry and generosity. Thank you very warmly. Contractors spent some time this past Thursday viewing the premises and task.
Many thanks to all who donated, helped or attended the jumble sale last weekend. An amazing £837 was raised which will be divided between the Chigwell Sisters mission and the CWL children charities and a donation will also be made to the restoration fund.
We are looking at mental well-being this Lent. On Wednesday March 4th we are lucky that Dr Kiran Nijabat director of the Family Wellness Practice has agreed to come and give us the benefit of her expertise. She is a much sought-after expert especially in the mental well-being of young people. This is a quite exceptional opportunity. It is particularly for you parents who have the care and concern for the development of children and young people. So please do make a special ef
Alas the weather and start of half-term holiday played havoc with last Saturday’s film night. The Spears family converted the Becket into a modern cinema: all glitter, popcorn and nachos yet they and a couple of friars and one other were the audience. They are resilient and not to be down-hearted. Michelle and family: I do thank you for all the trouble you took.
St Thomas at 10 am and 8 pm. Chigwell 9.30 am The whole Mass is a call to “penance”. We plunge straight into hearing the Word of God calling us to change. Ashes symbolise decay, death, the absence of life. We used to hear a sombre “Remember man that thou art dust; and unto dust shall you return”. Much better on Wednesday the priest will say: “Change your life: believe (that is put into practice) the Gospel”. It is not one of the old so-called “Days of Obligation”. But each ye
We are looking for some more volunteers to join our Sunday morning Tea/Coffee rotas after the 10.00am mass and the 11.30am mass. Please if you can, come and speak to me in the Becket Centre after either mass or contact me on 0208 504 3839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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