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COVID-19 – UPDATE:

As you will have heard, the Government have advised that the general restrictions regarding Covid-19 will be relaxed. Whilst there is no longer a requirement to wear face masks we are advised that the virus is still active and it would be good practice to take sensible precautions when meeting in crowded places. This is particularly relevant if an individual falls into any of the vulnerable groups. We will continue to sanitise the church although this will be reduced over time. Please continue to make use of the sanitisers when entering and leaving the church and also maintain social distance wherever possible.



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WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS:



JOHN O’DRISCOLL RIP:

We offer our sympathy and prayers to Mary O’Driscoll and the Family on the death of John who passed away recently. Funeral Mass on 4th February at 11am at Corpus Christi Church, Colier Row (RM5 2AP) then to Bentley Cemetery & Crematorium. May he rest in peace.



MARGARET NICHOLSON RIP:

We offer our sympathy and prayers to the Family and Friends of Margaret Nicholson RIP. Funeral arrangements: the body reception to St Bede’s Church on Monday 31st January at 7pm and funeral Mass on Tuesday 1st February at 10.00am. May she rest in peace.



SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR MASS STIPENDS FOR 2022:

As you are well aware there is no stipulated offering for a mass intention and a customary offering of £5 has been for more than 20 years. It is worth noting that the stipend is an offering to associate the donor with the sacrifice; a means to provide the requisites used for the Mass and, traditionally to keep the priest for a day. We ask you to consider a Mass stipend of at least £10 for the forthcoming year as your voluntary offering if possible. Thank you for your understanding and generosity.



EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT from Monday to Saturday half an hour before the Morning Mass.



ALTAR SERVERS:

Those altar servers who did not attend the meeting and would like to start serving after the break are asked to contact Father Marek.



LEGION OF MARY:

The Legion of Mary prayer meetings is held in the committee room on the first floor of the Parish hall every Tuesdays at 6.30-8pm. On Bank Holiday Mondays it is held at 11am-12.30pm. If you want to know more about the Legion of Mary, please contact - Stellamaris on 07939821690; Esther on 07958 485383 or Veronica on 07724 876198.



STEWARDS:

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 phil.sog@btconnect.com


CLEANERS:

We are 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 are welcome to join us every Friday after the Morning Mass for deeper cleaning.



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 07777 663724 or email hallsbooking@btconnect.com



REPOSITORY:

Our repository in the lower hall is open on Sundays after 11am Mass. Should you require anything in the meantime please contact Kathy Butcher via 07777663724.



ST CEDD’S YOUTH CLUB:

We are now entering our 47th year and would welcome more youngsters. St Cedds Youth Club, Blythswood Road, Goodmayes (opposite Homebase) is a youth club open every Friday evening for Youngsters in School Year 5 upwards through to Year 10 from 6pm to 9pm. Come along to play Pool, Badminton, Table Tennis, PS4, Table football, air hockey or just come along to relax and hang out, listen to music or just to see friends. We are looking for new members, membership and your weekly fee is just £1.00, pop up and try us any Friday evening. Any questions please ring John 07803116729



SAINT CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB (OPENING HOURS):



SAINT CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB:

Our Club has been providing social activities, fellowship and support for our parish for many years. The Club has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is open to all parishioners, friends and people from the local community. Over the coming weeks we are building and exciting range of events so look out for further details in the Newsletter. The club is open each evening and at weekends. We look forward to seeing you soon!



ST CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB:

Part time Experienced Bar Staff Required. Please contact Tom on 0208 597 8191 after 7pm.



BINGO IN THE LOWER HALL:

Our weekly Bingo sessions will resume on Wednesday 19th January from 1.00pm. New players always welcome.



LAST SUNDAY COLLECTION:

Thank you for your last Sunday offerings. Total £931.00 (envelopes £498.00 & loose £433.00).




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BE PART OF THE WALSINGHAM HOUSE TEAM 2022/23:

If you are 18+ and looking for an exciting gap year opportunity, then a year on the Walsingham House Team could be for you. For more information please contact Joseph Beattie, manager of Walsingham House, by emailing josephbeattie@dioceseofbrentwood.org or calling 01277 373959. There is more information about our work on our website: https://bcys.net/



THRESHOLDS OF HOPE QUESTION:

What do the Martyrs teach us about the life of faith? Input will be given by Fr Paul Keane, Vice Rector at Oscott seminary, Birmingham on Sundays 23rd and 30th January 4.00 – 5.00 p.m. via Zoom. To join send an email to us: adultformationvicariate@dioceseofbrentwood.org. For more information go to www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk



BCYS FEBRUARY YOUTH MASS:

From 6pm join the BCYS for pizza and drink in the Parish Hall, and from 6:30pm Beth Warren, former Walsingham House Assistant Manager and now Senior Parish Engagement Officer for “Million Minutes” will help us prepare for the upcoming Lenten Season, with their SiLENT campaign and other exciting ventures! This will be followed by Mass at 7:30pm, where we will be joined by Fr Paschal Uche and Fr Michael Barwick who will preach the gospel. All information about this and other events can be found on our website www.bcys.net , or you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by searching @brentwoodcys