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6th Sunday (year C), 17.02.2019


Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ernest Seager who passed away recently (Barry’s father). We pray for Barry and his Family may the Lord fill them with consolation and May Ernest rest in peace.


Many thanks to Angela Adophy and her Family for a donation towards the purchase of Benediction Cope Vestment. The vestment will be blessed at 11.00am mass.


We are looking for people who can join the rota for Flower Arrangers for weekend masses. If you can help us out with this please let the parish office know. Thank you


The new ALTAR SERVERS Rotas are ready to be collected.


The FLOWERS for the ALTAR this weekend are donated by Donna & Family, in loving memory of Grace & Derek Dunn.


Do you fancy testing the old Brain-Box?  On Saturday 23rd February, there’s a ‘Fundraising QUIZ NIGHT, in aid of MARY’S MEALS; THIS Saturday 23rd in our Hall.  7.30 for 8.00pm start. No more than 8 per table.  Licensed Bar only! Tickets £5 each, available from 01708 524037/07512704975 or at the door. Any money raised will be doubled by the Government!


The Brentwood Lourdes Pilgrimage under the Leadership of Bishop Alan Williams 20th – 27th July 2019. Theme for 2019 “Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours”. Fr Kris is looking for a group of young people from the parish to join him on the diocesan pilgrimage, further details from Fr Kris this Sunday.


Did you know that you can donate the FLOWERS FOR THE ALTAR on a chosen weekend, in memory of a loved one, a friend etc.  If you wish to, please enter the details in the book kept in the porch. There are NO altar flowers during LENT.


MARY’S MEALS. There are still some boxes in the porch for your small change. Thank you for the wonderful response so far.  All money donated before the end of February will be doubled by the government, thus enabling even more children to receive a meal in their place of education.


The Annual Mass with the Bishop for Catholic Fellowship THIS Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 3.00pm, Brentwood Cathedral, followed by a reception in the hall. Everyone is welcome to attend, most especially, People with Special Needs and their Carers.


If you are feeling stressed, anxious, emotionally/psychologically broken or generally struggling with life, you are warmly invited to attend the English Martyrs' Healing Service from 6-8pm Saturday 23rd February for emotional, psychological and spiritual healing.  English Martyrs RC Church, 240 Alma Ave, Hornchurch RM12 6BJ.


Thurrock Council Fostering Team are holding an open Morning 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday 23rd March at La Salette Cottage hall.  If you would like to find out more about Fostering, please come along for a chat’


Are you getting married this year?  Please speak to Fr Marius if you are thinking of getting married either in this Parish or a Catholic Church outside of this Parish this year, as you will need to give at least six months’ notice.  This process can take longer if you wish to marry abroad as they can be more complicated depending on the country.  A marriage preparation course for engaged couples is part of the requirement for marriage. 


Please pray for the Sick Members of our Parish Community: Cecelia Dunning, Joan Lucey, Jim O’Hanlon, Tony O’Keefe, Christopher Muthike, Eileen Pereira, Lorraine Stringer, Bernadette Sullivan. May they feel the comfort of the Lord with them at all times.


THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK is available to anyone who is gravely ill or about to have an operation, so if you know someone who would like to receive this important sacrament then please speak to one of the priests. 


THE LA SALETTE SOCIAL CLUB (www.lasalettecatholicsocialclub.weebly.com) Mick’s next Quiz will be held on Thursday 27th February at 8.30pm. Barrie & Ed’s next Quiz will be held on Friday 8th March at 8.30pm. Sunday evening BINGO in the Lounge at 7.30pm.


LA SALETTE 5921 DRAW: The Winners this 4th week of our 2nd Quarter 18/19, Were A55 & B55 who each receive £25. At the moment we have 23 vacancies. Please do consider joining this ‘FUND-RAISING’ venture for OUR Church! Forms are available in the porch: £13 per quarter. 


Last weekend’s collection: Envelopes: £ 524-05 / Newspapers: £ 9-42 / Loose Plate: £ 772-49 / Candles: £66-42 / Lourdes Fund: £245-20 // There is a 2nd COLLECTION this weekend for ‘Racial Justice’


GIFT AID SCHEME: Ahead of the end of the tax year, we are considering our gift aid claim.  Please get in touch with John Burke, the gift aid organiser, on 522997 or email rainham@dioceseofbrentwood.org, if any of the following circumstances apply to you: • you are no longer a tax payer or became a non-tax payer in 2018/19; • you wish to leave the gift aid scheme; • you signed up to the gift aid scheme, but were unable to make payments during the year. As a housekeeping exercise, if those within the scheme are no longer donating, their record is terminated.  It can always be reinstated at a later stage. Please contact John if this applies to you.  Gif aid envelopes will be available soon. Many thanks for your continued support and for making a real difference to our parish finances. 


Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society (bccs)- Head of School Services // bccs are seeking to appoint an experienced and dynamic team manager who has the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to lead our School Service provision. The Head of School Services will provide professional support, supervision, training and leadership to social workers and counsellors who work in the school setting. Please visit our website at www.bccs.org.uk to down post details, or email bfisher@bccs.org.uk for further information or to arrange an informal chat.


CHARITY BALL Campion School have organized a Charity Ball on Saturday 2nd March at 6.30 p.m. to fundraise for the school’s four main charities: Cardiac Risk in the Young, Motor Neuron Disease Association, Sepsis UK and Teenage Cancer Trust.  If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs P Tucker at ptucker@thecampionschool.org to order tickets.