RELAXATION OF COVID REGULATIONS:
As you will have seen in the media England will now move to the next stage of the relaxation of ‘lockdown’ on the 19th July. We have carefully considered all the available information and in order to continue to keep everyone as safe as possible will be making the following changes from Monday 19th July:
We hope to be able to review all the existing arrangements in September when we have a clearer picture of the situation. We thank you for your support and help in keeping our Church open and safe.
WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS:
There are not too many Mass Intentions booked for months September and October for the weekday Masses. If you would like to book a Mass contact the Parish Office, use the Mass Offering envelopes placed in the porch or see one of the priests after the Mass
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES FOR 2021/2022:
We are hoping to start catechetical programmes for First Holy Communion & Confirmation in late September/October 2021.
We are very grateful to our Stewards for their wonderful Ministry of Welcome. We will still need stewards to welcome people at the door as well as to help at the time for Holy Communion and also to collect the offertory at the end of Mass. If you feel you can help with this ongoing Ministry please contact Phil Butcher via 07777 663724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also very grateful to our Cleaners that make sure that our church is clean and ready to welcome you. If you would like to help with cleaning of the church you may either help with quick cleaning after each Mass or help with deeper cleaning on Friday after the Morning Mass.
ST CEDD’S PARISH HALLS:
If you are interested in hiring either of our halls or the committee room, please contact the Venue Manager via either 07709 000866 or email email@example.com
We are pleased that from the 25th July we will reopening our Repository in the Lower Hall after each Sunday Morning Mass. If you require anything outside of these times please contact Kathy Butcher via 07777663724.
PARENT/CARER TODDLER GROUP:
We are hoping that, from September, the group will be able to restart each Monday (10.00 – 12.00) during term time. However, we do need one or two parishioners to take the lead in this. Whilst the work is not onerous, it does require attendance from about 9.00 to 12.30 each Monday. If you feel that you want to know more please contact Phil or Kathy Butcher via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07777 663724
ST CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB:
The Club exists to meet social and fellowship needs of parishioners and friends and has proved over the years to be a great support for the Parish. To become a member or to find out more about the Social Club activities, please contact either Josie O’Brien or Phil Butcher via 07777 663724.
LAST SUNDAY COLLECTION:
Thank you for your last Sunday collection of £781 (Envelopes £537 & loose £244).
GIFT AID ENVELOPES 2021/2022:
The Gift Aid scheme remains an important way of increasing your offertory collection. It is available to all UK taxpayers. You are not required to give a specific amount but, whatever you give through donations, offertory collections etc. will be increased by the Government by 25%.
If you need any help talk to the person that is distributing the Envelopes, one of the stewards or contact the Parish Office, please.
SUPPORTING OUR CHURCH / SUNDAY COLLECTION:
Just a gentle reminder that our Sunday Collection is taken at the door while you are leaving the church.
There are also other ways of supporting the Parish:
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(Gift Aid Declaration and Standing order Mandate forms can be collected from our Parish Office or downloaded from our Parish Website)
LONDON MARATHON 2021 FOR BCCS:
Father Marek, Mark Butcher & Phil Butcher are running in the London Marathon in October 2021 on behalf of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society. If you would like to support them, all you need to do is forward a donation using the link below:
THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE WEBSITE:
This new online resource is the work of the Brentwood Diocese Vicariate for Adult Formation and aims to help adults to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. The website address is www.thresholdofhope.co.uk
We are happy to say that as restrictions continue to ease we are able to start running events within the BCYS. Here are some ‘save the dates’ for your diaries, with more information coming nearer the time:
For more information on “Lourdes at Your Local” this Summer, please visit www.bcys.net/events
THE CRY OF CREATION – A STUDY DAY ON LAUDATO SI:
As the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), to be held in Glasgow in November, draws nearer, and at a time of unprecedented danger for the world, the 2015 encyclical of Pope Francis, Laudato si’, on care for our ‘common home’, could not be more relevant. Fr Ashley Beck, priest of the archdiocese of Southwark and associate professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham specialising in Catholic Social Teaching, will explore its contents and explain its crucial relevance. To access this free live event go to www.whatgoodnews.org – the event is scheduled for 11.00 to 12.30 BST on Saturday 4th September. No registration is needed. The talks will be available subsequently on the same website.