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First Holy Communion, 1st May 2022


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WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS:


SYMPATHY & PRAYERS:

We offer our sympathy and prayers to the Family and Friends of Karl Noga RIP. Funeral Mass on Thursday 19th May at 11am in St Cedd’s.


COVID RESTRICTIONS:

As you are aware we have now removed almost all of the restrictions relating to Covid. Please remember that the virus is still active and we ask that you continue to sanitise your hands when entering and leaving the church and also, if possible, to wear a face covering. We are gradually beginning to reinstate a number of pre-pandemic practices and over the coming weeks hope to return to more standard practices during our services.


MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:

As we reintroduced the second minister for Holy Communion during our Easter Services we are planning to do so on the regular basis on Sundays. Holy Communion will be distributed under one kind (Body of Christ in hand only). So if you are a Minister of Holy Communion and are both willing and able to return to this duty, please drop an email to the Parish Office (goodmayes@dioceseofbrentwood.org) also indicate which mass you are willing to serve at. We will be drawing up a rota and hope that we can reintroduce this over the coming weeks.


MINISTERS OF THE WORD (READERS):

We require more people to read at Mass. If you feel that you would like to help with this important ministry then please contact the Parish Office (goodmayes@dioceseofbrentwood.org). In addition it would help if you could advise which Mass you normally attend.


REDBRIDGE IN BLOOM:

Following consultations with Redbridge Council we are pleased to announce that two new raised flower beds (similar to the ones near Seven Kings Station) are being placed on the footpath in front of the church. LB Redbridge will provide the plants and soil and we have agreed to look after these and water them from time to time. If you would like to help with this please contact Phil Butcher (phil.sog@btconnect.com). We hope that this will provide a pleasant sight in an otherwise barren pavement.


CLEANING OF THE CHURCH:

If you would like to help with cleaning of the church simply come for or after our Morning Mass on Friday and come to the Sacristy.


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.


SAINT CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB (OPENING HOURS):


SAINT CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB:

Music on the last Saturday of the month in Lower Hall. From 8:00 to 11:00; Admission £5:


BINGO IN THE LOWER HALL:

Bingo sessions every Wednesday at 1pm in the Lower Hall. New players always welcome.


GIFT AID SCHEME & NEW TAX YEAR ENVELOPES:

The Gift Aid scheme remains an important way of increasing your offertory collection. It is available to all UK taxpayers. You are not required to give a specific amount but, whatever you give through donations, offertory collections, Mass intentions, etc. will be increased by the Government by 25%.


CARITAS DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD is in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. There is a special website dedicated to ways that people can help. For more information use: www.caritasbrentwood.org/ukraine


LAST SUNDAY COLLECTION:

Thank you for your last Sunday offerings. Total £860 (envelopes £539 & loose £321)


CHRISTIAN AID WEEK & COLLECTION:

This week we begin Christian Aid Week (15th – 21st May). Special envelops will be distributed at the door today and collection will take place next Sunday.


SUPPORTING UKRAINE:

Thank you for additional £2000 raised as individual donations that will be sent to our Parishes in Ukraine this week.


LONDON MARATHON 2022 FOR BCCS ONE MORE TIME:

Phil Butcher, Mark Butcher & Fr Marek are running one more time in the London Marathon in October 2022 on behalf of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society. If you would like to support them, simply forward a donation using the following link: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/vlm2022


ST CEDD’S - LIVE STREAMING:

We would like to remind you that our services are available online in real time only.




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BRENTWOOD CATHEDRAL AND THE FIVE CLASSICAL ORDERS:

A lecture to be given by the architect of Brentwood Cathedral, Quinlan Terry, on Thursday 19th May at 8.15pm in the Cathedral. This will be a unique opportunity to find out more about the classical inspiration that informed the distinctive style of Brentwood Cathedral. All welcome.