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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Year B,

18th November 2018

World Day of the Poor


Message to launch Caritas Diocese of Brentwood

For Masses on 17th/18th November



Saturday 1st December 2018


will take place at the end of the Bazaar

1st prize - £350.00 cash


2nd prize - SONOS One Wireless Smart SOUND Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-In.

3rd Prize Luxury Hamper

4th Prize £50 Selfridges Voucher

Tickets 20p each Book £1.00.

Boxes are in the porch for your gifts to stock the stalls:


All counterfoils and unsold tickets to be returned

to the presbytery as soon as possible.



NO 10 AM PARISH MASS ON TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER but Deanery REQUIEM Mass for Priests at 11.00 am at SS Peter & Pauls Church.


NOVEMBER is the month when we especially remember all those who have died. THE BOOK OF LIFE containing the names of the dead will be placed on the sanctuary and remembered at Mass during the month. If you wish any names to be added and included in the Masses, envelopes are in the porch. When completed please hand to one of the priests or leave at the presbytery.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH) – in St. Cedd’s Church. Mass at 10.00am followed by Rosary Procession, Exposition of Blessed Sacrament, Benediction & lunch in the lower hall.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION 2018/19: Meeting for candidates today at 4.30 in the Upper Room. Presentation of candidates to the parish next Sunday at 11.00am.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION 2018/19: There will be a meeting for children next Wednesday 21st November at 6 pm.  

LOURDES YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: If you are in school year 10 or above, come and join the Brentwood Catholic Youth service on our hugely popular Summer Lourdes Pilgrimage. They travel alongside the diocese to assist the elderly and infirm, particularly those in wheelchair. Applications are open and will remain open until 31st January 2019. These can be made at www.bcys.net/events

DON’T FORGET THE REFUGEES: Box in the chapel for small packs of orange juice, basmati rice, tea bags, cornflakes, coffee, jam and will be taken up in offertory procession at the 11.00am Mass.

THANK YOU for your collection last week amounting to £824.86 (£399.86 loose, £425.20 envelopes), and for your continuing support of the La Salette Mission in Ukraine & Madagascar.

RETIRING COLLECTION next Sunday for National youth Sunday.

MISSION ENVELOPES: If you wish to give to La Salette Missions in Ukraine & Madagascar there are special envelopes available from the porch. You can place your contribution in the weekly offertory collection.

GIFT AID the tax paid on the money you give in the church collection each week can be refunded to our parish. All you need is to make a gift aid declaration and you will be advised of your gift aid number and receive some envelopes. Please leave your name and address in the collection bag or at the presbytery.

ST. CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB LTD: music from 9 pm, 18th November ‘Logic’ 25th November  ‘Telestar, 2nd December ‘Mary & New counties’.

SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES in lower hall from 8 p.m. learn to jive, waltz, quick step, Line dancing and much more. Adults £7, OAP £5. For further information contact Josie 07815989345



Gift Aid is a method, approved by HMRC, of substantially increasing the value of your offerings. Our Parish, as a registered charity, can reclaim from the Government an extra 25 pence for every pound you give.

For example, if your donation was £5.00 per week, the Parish would be able to claim an extra £65.00 on top of the £ 260 you would have contributed (52 weeks X £5), making your contribution to be £ 325.00 at absolutely no cost to you.  At the end of the financial year, the Gift Aid organiser will send you a letter with details of your donation and how much additional amount the Parish would have gained from your valuable support.

The amounts you give is strictly confidential. 


Anyone whose donations to the Church are made out of taxed income can complete a Gift Aid Declaration which can be obtained from the Gift Aid Organiser. Please note, anyone in the following categories who are resident in the UK can Gift Aid if they are

Please remember every gift whether large or small is greatly valued.  Thank you.

‘Working together to Evangelise Our Diocese. Advent 2017’,

the first formal proposal for the renewal

and restructuring of our diocese

Output from the Parish Meeting

on the Proposed Diocesan Restructuring


Parish of Saint Cedd, Goodmayes