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COMING TO CHURCH – COVID-19:

We are still learning to live with Covid 19. We will continue to make adjustments wherever we can and always with the safety of all our parishioners and visitors foremost.





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WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS:



CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES FOR 2021/2022:

We are are about to start catechetical programmes for First Holy Communion & Confirmation in late September/October 2021.






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 also 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 may either help with quick cleaning after each Mass or help with deeper cleaning on Friday after the Morning Mass.



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 07709 000866 or email hallsbooking@btconnect.com



BINGO GROUP: Every Wednesday in the lower hall from 1.00 pm. New members always welcome.



REPOSITORY:

Should you require anything in the meantime please contact Kathy Butcher via 07777663724.



PARENT/CARER TODDLER GROUP:

Due to a number of reasons we have been unable to restart the group in September as we had hoped. However, we do hope to be able to recommence sessions again in the future but really do require volunteer helpers for this. The sessions are normally on a Monday in term time from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. If you are able to offer help please contact either Phil or Kathy Butcher on 07777 663724.



INTER-FAITH WALK OF PEACE:

Redbridge faith Forum will be holding its annual walk on Sunday 19th September. It starts from the Holocaust memorial gardens at Valentine Park at 1.00pm and visits various places of worship in Ilford Town Centre. It will end at the Karamsar Centre (The Old Courthouse not far from Ss Peter and Paul’s Church) where everyone will be invited to enjoy a vegetarian meal. This years theme is Faith, Water and the Climate Emergency.



ST CEDD’S CATHOLIC CLUB:

The Club exists to meet social and fellowship needs of parishioners and friends and has proved over the years to be a great support for the Parish. To become a member or to find out more about the Social Club activities, please contact either Josie O’Brien or Phil Butcher via 07777 663724.



SAINT CEDD CATHOLIC CLUB / SUNDAY NIGHT MUSIC:
Sunday Night Music every first Sunday of the month from 7:30pm to 10:30pm in the lower hall:



LAST SUNDAY COLLECTION:

Thank you for your last Sunday offerings. Total £805.00 (envelopes £431.00 & loose £374.00).



HOME MISSION SUNDAY COLLECTION:

There is a special collection towards Home Mission Sunday today.



GIFT AID ENVELOPES 2021/2022:

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 etc. will be increased by the Government by 25%.





If you need any help talk to the person that is distributing the Envelopes, one of the stewards or contact the Parish Office, please.



SUPPORTING OUR CHURCH / SUNDAY COLLECTION:

Just a gentle reminder that our Sunday Collection is taken at the door while you are leaving the church.

There are also other ways of supporting the Parish:

Catholic Church Goodmayes St Cedds,

Sort Code 40-13-22, Account Number 31017446.


(Gift Aid Declaration and Standing order Mandate forms can be collected from our Parish Office or downloaded from our Parish Website)



LONDON MARATHON 2021 FOR BCCS:

Father Marek, Mark Butcher & Phil Butcher are running in the London Marathon in October 2021 on behalf of the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society. If you would like to support them, all you need to do is forward a donation using the link below:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LondonMarathon2021StCedd



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THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE QUESTIONS are a series of talks for adults who want to grow in understanding and confidence when questioned or speaking about their Catholic Faith. The talks and discussion will take place on Zoom from 4.00 - 5.00 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. The next talk is on the 26th September and will consider the question: "What is the relationship between faith and reason?" It will be given by Fr Mark Swires, the chaplain at the University of Essex. If you would like to join this discussion please email your name and a contact email address to adultformationvicariate@dioceseofbrentwood.org 

For more information about The Thresholds of Hope Questions go to www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk 

 

 

THE YOUTUBE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE: Do you feel the Bible is too big and too difficult to understand? Do you get lost with all the characters and stories? If so, this course aims to help you better understand the riches of the Bible in a simple and straightforward way. The course begins on Wednesday 29 Sept, 2021 at 7pm. For more information and to register go to www.comeandsee.org