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7th Sunday in Ordinary Time , Year ‘C’

24th February 2019



SYMPATHY: We offer our sympathy and the support of our prayer to the family of Jim O’Connor who died last weekend. Reception in to St. Cedd’s on Wednesday 13th March at 5.00 pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday 14th March at 10.00am. May he rest in peace!

BAPTISM: We welcome with joy Hosaana Mulungi Kangaye Kimuli who was Baptised last Saturday.  Congratulations to his parents and sponsors.


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Come Everything Is Ready - Praying for Slovenia a Service for everyone, on Friday 1st March 2019 to be held at 7.30 pm at Seven Kings Methodist Church – Seven Kings Road (across from Seven Kings Station).

ST. CEDD’S CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE are hosting a retreat at St. Cedd’s on Saturday 9th March 2019. Parishioners are cordially invited to join. The day will start with Mass at 10.00am. Cost of the day is £8.00 and this includes a light lunch and afternoon tea/buns. There is a form at the back of the Church to put your name on if you wish to attend (numbers are needed for catering). Payment can be made to Bridget Murtagh tel. 0208 599 9149. Alternatively, you can leave your payment at the presbytery marking the envelope: CWL RETREAT.

THE JOY OF HOPE. HOW TO LIVE JOYFULLY IN THE HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE. CaFE inspirational four session course filmed on the Greek Holy Island of Patmos. REFRESHMENTS – VIDEO – DISCUSSION on Wednesdays in LENT at 7.30pm - St. Cedd’s Upper Hall starting 13th March 2019. All are welcome.

THANK YOU for your last week collection of £1000.99 (envelopes £460.20 & loose £640.79), Racial Justice Sunday £124.00, as well as for your continued support of the La Salette mission in Madagascar.

TODAY APPEAL BY DAUGHTERS OF DIVINE LOVE CONGREGATION. Their charity home in Nigeria provides care & education for orphans, motherless, abandoned children, street children/teenagers and children with special needs.

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 am Mass.

COFFEE/TEAS/BISCUITS available in the lower hall after 11.00 Mass.


Father Marek is running in the London Marathon on behalf of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society. If you would like to support him, all you need to do is forward a donation to:


ST CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB LTD: Music from 9 pm:  24th Feb - Mary & New Counties; 3rd March - Tony Kearney; 10th March - Anton & Lyn; 17th March – Eugene Doonan; 24th March - Dave White; 31st March - Ramblin Pete.



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