You may have noticed in our local press that Redbridge Council is under reproach for failing to produce the required number of housing units it should have built. Thanks to Telco their record of dealing with homeless is good. It is our responsibility to push our Council for the housing needed. If we care about our role in the community we need to strengthen our work with Telco.
It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Michael Butterworth. Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his wife, Debbie, and his family. Before his retirement, Michael held a very demanding job that involved travel both here in the UK and elsewhere, yet he gave great service to our parish. He served as Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council, then the Parish Finance Committee, Chair of Governors at St Antony’s School, and assistant Cub/Scout leader. For thi
We have prioritised provision of masses at the weekend. This is to enable families to come. Those with children preparing to receive communion – and those who are still young in the practice - have a special need for the reality rather than seeing it on stream. The number returning to real mass has been disappo inting this past week. Last weekend the masses were fully booked – and yet almost half the available places were empty. They tell me now that all the Easter service
How have you done with prayer fasting and good works in the past 5 weeks? Not as good as you intended? Never mind! Concentrate now on accompanying Jesus through the last days of his life on earth. The services are reduced because of covid restrictions: the reality is the same. Join us at 8pm on Thursday and then keep vigil with Jesus in his agony. On Friday at 3 pm the usual service will comprise hearing the passion of St John, prayer for the universal church and commun
Following the success of our virtual Lenten Lunch a few weeks ago, we would love you to join us for another one before Easter. This will be a Zoom Lunch on Tuesday 30th March between 12.15 and 1.30pm. Please come along withyour bowl of soup or anything else you fancy. The details are: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030882812?pwd=QjRRY1U4RTdWNjJZY2xaWHkw VTVBUT09 Meeting ID: 848 6719 3819 Passcode: 953335 Of course our regular charity Mary’s Meals will miss out on our fundrais
We welcome you back to a shining clean church. Just the carpet awaits a thorough bath when all the work is complete. You will admire the look of the new heating system. At present it is providing only background heat. In addition the windows will be open. We are told that ventilation is the essential protection and more important than cleaning all surfaces. Still we do both. But just a reminder to come well wrapped-up.
We have received instructions from Rome – no less – telling us what we must not do in our Holy Week liturgies. There must be no processions and no singing. I shall miss the drum next Sunday. Instead we will use our imaginations. From the sanctuary the priest will read the Gospel of the excited people pulling down palm branches to honour Jesus. Picture a sunny day on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Imagine Jesus riding the donkey down the hill and up into Jerusalem. Q
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We have two good courts and a clubhouse in the Friary Gardens. If you are itching to get more exercise, why not join us - email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Tennis, with appropriate Covid precautions, will restart on Monday 29th March.
At the mass of the Last Supper there is to be no ceremonial washing of feet. No procession as the meal ends and the apostles go off the garden of Gethsemane. Normally we go with them and stay till midnight praying with Jesus in his agony. There will be space to remain at the end of mass to meditate with him. For this and all the liturgies we will just be grateful to be back in church. The Holy Spirit is with us and in us and we can pray using memories of former years.
All our services are live streamed. Monday & Wednesday Open for 10am Mass Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8am Mass no public live streamed ONLY and recorded Saturday Open for Mass at 10am & 6pm Booking required https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saturday-10am-mass-reservation-tickets-145443083177 - Saturday 10am https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/ e/124524627513 - Saturday Evening Mass Sunday Open for Mass at 9am & 11am Mass at 11am will be recorded Booking required https://www.eventbrite.