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Parish of Saint Cedd, Goodmayes


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WE REMEMBER ESPECIALLY IN OUR PRAYERS:





SYMPATHY & PRAYERS:


We offer our sympathy and prayers to the Families and Friends of:





May they rest in peace. Due to the current restrictions all the services will be live streamed.



BOOK OF LIFE & MASS INTENTIONS:


If you would like to book a Mass Intention or add Names of your Relatives and Friends to the Book of Life and our Daily November Prayer all you need to do is to complete the right envelope collected from the porch (or any envelope) and return it to the Presbytery, drop it to the Collection Box in the church or hand it to one of the priests.

November Prayer for our Deceased Relatives and Friends is said from Monday to Saturday at 8.45am. All Mass Intentions that have been booked will be said according to the Parish Diary (see the notice board or www.saintcedd.co.uk)



IF YOU NEED ANY HELP:


We continue to pray for all of you and remain here to help and support you wherever and however we can. So if you need any help let us know please.



THE NHS TRACK & TRACE:


To support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we are asking for contact details of Mass attendees, as well as recording times of attendance. If you have the NHS COVID-19 app installed on your smartphone, please check-in using the app by scanning the NHS QR code displayed in the porch. If you don’t have the app, then complete the form collected from the porch and place it in the black box located on the confessional while entering the church. This is to be done at every Mass you attend. If you wish you may also download the form (download available here) print, complete and bring it to the church.



NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS INDULGENCES:


The Holy Father has for this year extended the normal indulgence for the beginning of November, so that anyone who visits a church or cemetery to pray for the dead at any time during this month, reciting the Creed and the Our Father, may obtain a plenary indulgence for the Holy Souls subject to the usual conditions (communion, confession, freedom from attachment to sin and prayer for the Pope’s intentions). Those who cannot leave their homes can obtain this indulgence by uniting themselves in prayer and by their intention to go to communion and confession.



SUPPORT OUR CHURCH:


If you would like to support our Church in this challenging times you may use donation boxes in the church, Gift Aid Envelopes, donate on-line (Click here for online donations) or set up standing order mandate (download here).

We are grateful for all the support we get.



GIFT AID ENVELOPES:


Gift Aid Envelopes 2020/21 available from the porch.


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NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY:


Today is the Feast of Christ the King, and the weekend where we especially honour and celebrate the place of young people. Last year Pope Francis wrote a letter to young people, Christus Vivit, where he said “Young people ... are meant to dream great things … and to offer the best of themselves to the building of something better.” Covid has had particular effects on the young; since March our Brentwood Catholic Youth Service has offered online opportunities for prayer and service, in wonderful ways, and reaching thousands of people. To discover more – including a series of short videos where young people share their experience of the BCYS – go to www.bcys.net. Donations: This year, in addition to lost retreat income, the lack of congregations at Mass will dramatically affect the second collection that usually takes place today – please give a donation to support the BCYS via the website or post a cheque to “Brentwood Catholic Youth Service” through the presbytery letterbox and we will pass it on.



LIVE STREAM STUDY DAY:


2020 marks 150 years since the First Vatican Council and the solemn definition of papal primacy and infallibility. In this live streamed event Professor John Morrill, emeritus professor of history at the University of Cambridge, will take as his theme 'St John Henry Newman and Vatican I'. The study day will take place on Saturday 21st November from 11am. To access go to www.ssppilford.org.uk and click on live stream remote services. It will subsequently be available on www.whatgoodnews.org



ST AIDAN’S SCHOOL APPLICATIONS SEPTEMBER 2021:


If your child turns 4 years old before 31st August 2021 then you need to apply for their Reception place from now until 15th January 2021 online at http://redbridge.gov.uk/eadmissions. You will also need to contact the school for application forms or download forms from our website where you can also see a virtual tour of the school http://staidansacademy.org


CAFOD WORLD GIFTS:


World Gifts, CAFOD's range of virtual gifts, make a real difference to families living in poverty across the world. While we have the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown here, we can still be good neighbours to our sisters and brothers overseas by giving World Gifts as Christmas presents to family and friends. The Keep Clean Kit gift for £6 and the Vegetable Garden gift for £10 are just two gifts that will help vulnerable families affected by the pandemic to protect and feed themselves. Let’s spread joy and hope around the world this Christmas. Visit www.cafod.org.uk/worldgifts.


 

CELEBRATE ADVENT WITH CAFOD:

After a year of uncertainty, we all need the hope, peace and true comfort and joy that the Advent season can offer. CAFOD has a range of resources and virtual events to help us come together online to pray, reflect and celebrate as we prepare for the coming of our Lord. Visit cafod.org.uk/parishes to learn more. We can stretch out our hands to people living in poverty and refugees by donating to CAFOD’s Advent Appeal at www.cafod.org.uk/advent.