Since it falls this coming Sunday, the masses of that day will be of his feast rather than the 26th Sunday. We begin the celebration at the time he died, on the preceding evening, with a moving re-enactment of Francis’ gradual approach to death. We friars will act it out with recorded songs and music, and I hope plenty of visuals as we hear accounts of the key episodes of his life. It will be done in church at 7.30pm this coming Saturday and we welcome you to join us in chu
Next Sunday CAFOD are due for one of their normal 2 annual collections. They have provided the customary envelopes available as you leave the church today. Perhaps you can bring them back next Sunday, filled with the product of the self-denial you have chosen and put them in a basket separate from the main church collection. This will help our search to find valid ways to help many in all sorts of need.
Amid the coronavirus gloom there is one piece of good news. Almost a year ago we told you of our project to renew the heating of our entire plant at St Thomas. The cost looked impossible. Then Covid19 struck and shut down several good ventures to raise some money as well as any progress towards heating. But now the contractors are making their bids, and a start is possibly only a few months away. You responded with your customary generosity, and already have produced nearl
Welcome to our regular meeting -in the Becket Centre –(under Covid guidelines )— Henrietta suite----on Tuesday 6th October at 2:15pm. You will be invited to listen & share, if you so wish, on the Gospel of the following Sunday’s reading. Looking forward to meeting YOU there.
Parish annual sponsored walk for Brentwood Catholic Children's Society (bccs) - David Underwood As parishioners may know, the sponsored walk for Brentwood Catholic Children's Society (bccs) is something we have held in our parish in each of the past 11 years. Last year was our most successful in terms of numbers taking part and funds raised for this deserving local children's charity. See this link to the parish website for these past walks https://www.stthomaswoodford.org/bc
Last Pentecost in the month of May 62 of our young people were ready and eager to receive the Holy Spirit. They had engaged with much interest in a very good preparation programme. The programme was completed last week. Between masses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week they will receive the sacrament of confirmation. Each of the candidates will be accompanied only by their parents and one sponsor. But the great thing is that the 2020 programme will have been co
If you can assist please let the parish office know or if you attend a mass and can help the stewards at the end to clean the church it would be greatly appreciated All help however little, helps in these strange times
On-line donations Thank you to those parishioners who have used the Diocese of Brentwood on-line donation website. For those who maybe interested the site can be found at https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/donations/?parish=woodford%20green By Standing order Contact the parish office for details
Visit the Parish Office which is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm OR Phone the office on 020 8504 1686 (answering machine available) Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will need the nam es of those attending in your hous ehold/bubble and a contact number Bookings MUST be made by Thursday each week
There will be mass for you each Monday at 7pm, Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Why not more frequent? Because the needed precautions put a heavy strain on our stewards who care for you and scrupulously clean each time the church is used. Through 5 weeks they have given their time and service most generously for first communions, funerals, baptisms and a wedding. Without them we cannot open our doors. I thank them for their generosity. And I look for more to share the load.