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Second Sunday of Advent,

Year A,

Bible Sunday

8th December 2019





to all those who organised, supported and help

make the Christmas bazaar

such a happy occasion

and raised the magnificent sum of £6.558.00.

Christmas Bazaar Raffle Winners 2019



In Italy BAMBINELLI SUNDAY traditionally the third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, the Baby Jesus from every crib and nativity scene in homes throughout each parish is brought to the church to be blessed. Next Sunday in St. Cedd’s, the children are invited to bring their Baby Jesus from their crib at home, to be blessed at the 11am Mass.


CHRISTMAS EVE Children’s Mass with Nativity at 5pm. All families with primary school children are invited to be involved in this. There is a list in the porch for names. Rehearsals on Saturday 21st at 11–12.30 and Monday 23rd from 4-5pm.

COFFEE MORNING TODAY after 9.30am and 11am Mass to assist our young people going to Lourdes. Coffee/tea/cakes/raffle. Mini sale!

PARISH AGM: Our Parish AGM will be held on Sunday 15th December in the Lower Hall at 12.15. All are welcome to attend. In addition, we are looking to restart our Parish Council. If you are willing to stand and have a say and be active in the how the parish is run, please drop an email to goodmayes@dioceseofbrentwood.org.  We are particularly interested in attracting a wide range of skills, talents and expertise from the parish.  We expect to meet around four times a year.

PARKING: As you know parking is becoming increasingly difficult in this area. Following a recent meeting and in common with other faith groups we have organised a petition against the increasing number of developments in the area and the adverse impact that this is having on all who worship and visit St Cedd’s and other places of worship. You can find the petition at the back of the church. We hope to hand this in next week so please don’t delay.

BRENTWOOD DIOCESCAN DIRECTORY price £2.50 on sale in repository.

THANK YOU for your collection last week £781.35 (£341.35 loose, £440.00 envelopes).

BUCKET COLLECTION next Sunday for flowers for Christmas.

ST CEDD’S PARISH REGULAR ACTIVITIES IN THE HALLS (Open to all): Monday 10-11.30am – Mother & Toddler; Tuesday 9.30-11.00am – Joe Jingles; 1-4pm - Line Dancing; Wednesday 1-3pm – Bingo; Thursday 1-4pm – Keep Fit; Friday 6.30-8.3pm - Youth Club. For more information on how to take part contact the Parish Office.

DON’T FORGET THE REFUGEES: Box in Chapel for small packs of cornflakes, rice, orange juice, semi-skimmed milk, fruit cocktail, sugar, pasta, toilet tissue, plain flour, tuna fish.

8 DAYS PILGRIMAGE TO LA SALETTE AND LOURDES 6-13th June 2020. Full package price is £775pp (based on min 30 passengers), single room supplement £140. Travel insurance £35. If you are interested contact Fr. Mariusz 0178 552897 or Fr. Bogdan 01279 426017. Non-refundable deposit of £250 required by 11th December.             

Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.Fully escorted PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE, Ireland, led by Bishop Alan Williams.  25th May 2020.  £649.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast and dinner.  All entertainment and excursions included.  Lunches on days out.  Single supp £100.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

ST CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB LTD: Music from 8pm Every Sunday: 8th December - Finbarr Black, 15th December - Declan Gaynor.

TUESDAY 31st DECEMBER, NEW YEAR’S EVE – Music Billy & The Northwinds; Admission £5.00.

GIFT AID: The Gift Aid scheme is a simple way of making your offertory and other donations increase by 25%! If you live and pay tax in the UK all you need to do is complete a simple form and we will provide a set of envelopes for you to use. You are not committed to a fixed weekly amount, just give what you can and want. For more information please contact the Parish Office 020 8590 9026.


Parish of Saint Cedd, Goodmayes