Newsletter 19th May 2024

Mass Times and Intentions

HOLY NAME GARDENING HELP NEEDED: This Tuesday 21st of May 10-12 meet the team with coffee and biscuits provided, meeting alternative Tuesday mornings. All welcome no experience necessary. Please bring your own tools if you have them. If you need any further information please contact the Parish Office.

LEGION OF MARY HOUSE ROSARY: Two members of the Legion of Mary will be happy to visit your home to say a rosary with your family during May. If you would like a visit there are sign up sheets at the back of churches or contact the Legion of Mary via the Parish Office

ST PATRICK'S WAY PILGRIMAGE 2025: The Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre are organising a pilgrimage on 22-27 April 2025. We will be journeying along the newly-established St Patrick's Way in the North of Ireland. The pilgrimage is open to all faiths and none and is aimed at being accessible to everyone - walkers and non-walkers. If you are interested in joining us, please find further details and booking form on our website or email Closing date: 10th May 2024.

‘REVIVE DISCOVER; EMPOWER’ A YOUNG ADULTS RETREAT: Walsingham House are hosting a young adults retreat on the weekend of 22nd – 23rd June. The retreat is open to those who are 19+. It will be a weekend of prayer and friendship and a wonderful opportunity to take a break from work or university. The cost of the retreat is £45, more information,can be found at Please contact the Parish office if you would like help with funding.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING IN AN ELECTION YEAR: On Saturday 15th June Raymond Friel OBE, CEO of Caritas Social Action Network, will lead a Study Day, reflecting on Catholic Social Teaching and what the Church says about democracy and voting. Talks will be at the Catholic Church of Christ the Eternal High Priest, Gidea Park (RM2 6DH). Coffee will be available from 10.30 am and the talks begin at 11am, and conclude by 2 pm. This is an in-person event, also available online at If you intend to be present please email Please bring a packed lunch. No booking necessary for online participation. Talks available on the website after the event.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: Take place in Holy Name Parish Church after the 7:30pm Mass on Monday 20th May. All are very welcome.

WORLD COMMUNITY OF CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP: meets at 8pm on Mondays. Please contact Val via the Parish office for more information or email her on All very welcome.

WALSINGHAM HOUSE ANNIVERSARY MASS: On the 31st August at Walsingham House at Abbotswick. Celebrate 40 years of team at Walsingham House with us, beginning with Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan at 12pm followed by celebrations at our beautiful retreat house just outside Brentwood. All very welcome to attend.

CATHOLIC MARITIME CHARITY STELLA MARIS: (formerly called Apostleship of the Sea) is very grateful for this parish’s prayer and financial support of its work on Sea Sunday last year. To report back on the use of those funds, it invites parishioners to join an online update and thank you webinar on Tuesday 28th May from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. You will hear about the impact of your generosity on the lives of seafarers, fishers, and their families over the last year. Its CEO and chaplains will share inspiring stories of how they have helped seafarers and fishers through your support. To register for this virtual event, please visit

PACT (THE PRISION ADVICE & CARE TRUST): is recruiting a full-time, permanent head of fundraising - homebased/hybrid, within commutable distance of Peckham. A pioneering national charity, Pact provides caring and life changing services to men and women in prison, to people with convictions on release and in the community, and to their children and families. All the details for the role are here:

SVP MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT OFFICER - BRENTWOOD CENTRAL COUNCIL: the organisation looking after all SVP conferences within Brentwood and East London is looking for a Membership Support Officer (Paid part time position based in East London), a Secretary (with MS office skills- voluntary position) and an activities coordinator (voluntary position) as well as Youth Camp volunteers (no experience required) for the Summer camp in Mersea early August . If you are interested please contact Eve-Victoria on 07876 551150

FOR CURRENT VACANCIES IN BRENTWOOD DIOCESE: Please see: https://www.dioceseofbrentwood...

THE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: provides practical support where possible for those who need it. Are you, in need of help, or know someone who is? If so, contact us on 0207 703 3030 or via the Parish Office. All calls are completely confidential. If you would like to donate furniture or are in need, please contact the SVP furniture project on 0330 0436474.

HOSPITAL AND SICK VISITS: If you or a member of your family go into hospital, or are sick and housebound, please inform the Parish Office so a priest or the Legion of Mary can visit you.