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Parish News

August  2018


A very warm welcome to all our visitors trusting their visit will be a very happy one.

A happy, restful and safe holiday to all our parishioners

whether you are holidaying at home or away.



There will not be any CHOIR & ORGAN at the 11.00 am Mass during the month of August. New members of all ages, with or without instruments are very welcome to join them in September.

There will not be any special CHILDREN’S LITURGY at the 11.00 am Mass until the 4th September. This liturgy is for school children so that they can sit and understand the Readings of the day. Please take a copy of ‘Look’ each week from the porch.

FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME 2018/2019: Registration for First Communion in 2019 will begin in September 2018. It will be necessary to produce your child’s Baptismal Certificate and Application Form.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME 2018/2019: The Confirmation programme will start in October. If you belong to St. Cedd’s Parish, are 14 at the beginning of the programme and would like to make your Confirmation you will need to make an appointment to see Fr Marek in September to be enrolled. More details about this will follow after the summer break.

ST. CEDD’S YOUTH CLUB will open again on 7th September for years 5, 6 and 7 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Senior youth club from 8.00pm to 10.00pm for all year 8 upwards. All most welcome for a game of table tennis, badminton or pool, play on ps4s, air hockey or table football or just come along to listen to music and have a chat. Bring a friend on your first night and you both joint for free.

NEW ALTAR SERVERS: If you have made your First Communion and wish to start training as an altar server, please collect Registration Form from sacristy. Training will start in October.

DON’T FORGET THE REFUGEES during August! Boxes in the chapels for small packs of orange juice, basmati rice, tea bags, cornflakes, coffee, jam and will be taken up  in offertory procession at the 11.00am Mass.

LEGION OF MARY: Members and Parishioners are cordially invited to the pilgrimage to Walsingham for The Dowry of Our Lady on 16th September 2018. The cost will be £15. Coach leaves SS Peter & Paul at 7:45am. Please bring a packed lunch on the day. For further information please contact: Claudette (07792021567) or Caroline (07903371894 / 02085944176).


LIST OF MASS INTENTIONS for month of August 2018 will be found on the notice boards outside the church and in the porch.

MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP will not meet now until mid September 2018.

‘BINGO’ club will not meet again until 12th September 2018.

MISSION ENVELOPES: If you wish to give to La Salette Missions in Ukraine & Madagascar there are special envelopes available from the porch. You can place your contribution in the weekly offertory collection.

GIFT AID the tax paid on the money you give in the church collection each week can be refunded to our parish. All you need is to make a gift aid declaration and you will be advised of your gift aid number and receive some envelopes. Please leave your name and address in the collection bag or at the presbytery.

ST. CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB LTD: Music from 9pm every Sunday: 19th August ‘Logic’, 26th August ’Telestar’.


BCYS YOUTH GATHER 20TH - 21ST  OCTOBER 2018, Essex Outdoors, East Mersea:



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