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Third Sunday of Advent

Gaudete, Bambinelli Sunday,

Year ‘C ‘,

16th December 2018




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CHRISTMAS SERVICES

IN ST CEDD’S 2018



CHRISTMAS EVE

(Monday, 24th December):


5 pm – Children’s Mass with Nativity


11.30 pm - Readings and Carols


12 midnight - Concelebrated Mass


CHRISTMAS DAY

(Tuesday, 25th December):


9.30 am - Mass


11.00 am - Mass


No Evening Mass





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WE REMEMBER THIS MONTH ESPECIALLY IN OUR PRAYERS:






BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: Today the children are invited to bring their Baby Jesus from their crib at home, to be Blessed at the 11am Mass.



There will be also an opportunity to GET A BABY JESUS for a donation to the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society (London Marathon 2019) from Fr. Marek in the porch



YOUTH LOURDES COFFEE MORNING TODAY AFTER 9.30 AND 11.AM MASS by the young people. Coffee, tea, cakes for sale, mini sale, raffle.  All proceeds to assist them.



ALTAR SERVERS LIST FOR CHRISTMAS SERVING IN SACRISTY.



PARISH RECONCILIATION SERVICE in St. Cedd’s on Tuesday 18th December at 7.30 pm.



Children will dress the CHRISTMAS TREE in the Church next Sunday at the 11 am Mass.



CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN’S MASS WITH NATIVITY AT 5 PM: All families with primary school children are invited to be involved in this Mass. There is a list in the porch for names. Rehearsals on  Saturday 22nd at 11–12noon and Sunday 23rd December at 2-3pm.



GOODMAYES HOSPITAL – CAROL SINGING on Tuesday 18th December between 2-3 pm in the Wards.  Also on Wednesday 19th December between 11am & 12noon.  in the hospital courtyard



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 11.00am Mass.



THANK YOU also for your collection last week amounting to £1088.15 (£524.15 loose, £564.00 envelopes), Bucket collection for flowers £260.00 and for your continuing support of the La Salette Mission in Ukraine & Madagascar.



ST. CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB LTD; music from 9 pm: 16th Dec. - Finbarr Black, 23rd Dec – Dan McHugh, 30th Dec - No Music.



NEW YEARS’S EVE DANCE, LOWER HALL - Monday 31st December from 9pm. Music by Billy & The Northwinds. Admission £5, bring your own food/nibbles.




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GIFT AID BRIEFLY EXPLAINED…

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.



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‘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




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Parish of Saint Cedd, Goodmayes