Newsletter 26th May 2024

Mass Times and Intentions

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: We are excited to announce the upcoming Corpus Christi Procession on the 2nd of June after the 12Noon Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate our faith. We encourage everyone to bring their national flags and wear their national dress to showcase the diversity and unity within our parish. After the procession, we will gather in the school to enjoy our packed lunches together. First Holy Communion children are especially invited to attend in their special clothes, joy and significance to the event. If you are able to assist in any way, please contact Fr. Paschal via the parish office. Your help and participation will be greatly appreciated, witnessing our faith together.

‘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. Talks available on the website after the event.

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.


Girls' Clothes-aged 7 and 12 years

Boys' Clothes-aged 9 and 10 years

Men's XXL- T Shirts/jumpers

48" Waist/40" Leg -trousers/tracksuit bottoms/jeans (M For Male aged 30 years)

Double Buggy-(side by side) - for infant and 3 year old.

If you are able to help please email to arrange pickup or drop off to or contact the Parish Office.

FR MARTIN'S 30th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION MASS AT NEW HALL SCHOOL: Keep the date free. All from the Chelmsford Linked Parishes are invited to attend Mass at New Hall School at 4:30pm on Sunday the 30th June. Light refreshments will be available after the Mass. More details to follow.

BRENTWOOD CATHEDRAL - BATTLE OF THE ORGANS: On Saturday June 29th at 8pm, a one-off event will take place in Brentwood Cathedral...a Battle of the Organs. Tickets are £15 and £7.50 for under 16s, and are available from Eventbrite Further details available from Richard Nott at

PARISH LIBRARY UPDATE: The parish library has recently had another tidy up. All books now have a colour coded sticker indicating the category they belong to, making it easier to find what you want, and to reshelve books in the correct place - there is a sign with the categories listed to help you. Many thanks to all those who have donated books. Our next step is to create a children's library section. We have begun purchasing books, but we would be grateful for any donations of good quality children's books, for any age, especially with Christian themes. Please place any donations in the Book Return box, or on the bottom shelves, as all books are catalogued and stamped before they are added to the library. Many thanks in advance!

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Please pray for our young people who begin their preparation for the sacrament of confirmation this weekend.

PRAYER OF INTENTION OF POPE FRANCIS FOR JUNE: We pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys full of danger and violence, find welcome and new opportunities in the countries that receive them.

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.