Newsletter 28th April 2024

Mass Times and Intentions

SVP FUNDRAISING EVENT COLOURWORX COLOUR AND STYLE DEMO: Fantastic opportunity to get the inside deal on what colours really flatter your skin tone and make the most of your personal style. Sandra, a Colour and Style Coach will give you the tools and the confidence to look and feel amazing. The 45-minute practical demo will help you understand which colours work best for you so you’ll need to buy less clothes and make more of what you’ve got already in your wardrobe! The live talk is in OLI Church Hall on Saturday May 11th at 11.15am followed by tea, coffee, cake and a chance to browse and buy accessories. Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door. Bring some friends! All proceeds go to the SVP. Apply: Tickets on sale this weekend after 9am and 12 noon masses in OLI and after the 6pm and 10:45am weekend Masses in Holy Name.

ASSISTED SUICIDE PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE: On April 29th following an online petition the Government to allocate Parliamentary time for assisted dying to be fully debated in the House of Commons and to give MPs a vote on the issue. The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have published online reasons for Catholics to oppose physician assisted suicide available here:

Two further websites with thoughtful information to discuss and share with others are: and

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: 10 May 2024.

FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER: Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be held every First Friday at 6:30pm at Our Lady Immaculate church starting on Friday 3rd May 2024. This will be followed by the mass at 7:30pm for all the Holy Souls.

YOUTH MASS IN BRENTWOOD CATHEDRAL: Thursday 2nd May. Celebrating the Month of Mary by praying the Rosary. All meet in the Parish Hall from 6pm for pizza and refreshments, before a youth led session where we will help you understand the importance of praying the Rosary, and asking for Our Lady’s intercession as we pray together. At 7:30pm, we will celebrate Youth Mass in the Cathedral. All very welcome to come.

If you would like transport to the Youth Mass please contact the Parish Office.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA VISITATION IN OUR LADY IMMACULATE CHURCH: Over the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May there will be a visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco. Various events are planned over the two days, all very welcome. There will be opportunities to take part in prayers, litanies and devotions, and an opportunity to learn more about the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima from the World Apostolate of Fatima of England and Wales. Additionally there will be an extra Mass on Sunday as part of the celebrations.
Saturday 4th May

1:30pm Opening Procession and Enthronement of Our Lady of Fatima Statue and the relics of Ss Jacinta & Francisco
1:45pm Joyful mysteries of the Rosary
2:15pm 15 Minutes meditation on a mystery of the Rosary
2:30pm Veneration of the Relics of Ss Jacinta & Francisco. Litany to Ss Jacinta and Francisco
2:45pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:15pm Holy Mass.
4:30pm Talk on the message of Fatima in OLI Parish Hall
5:45pm Enrolment and Investiture in the Brown Scapular
Sunday 5th May

10:45am Docu-film "Fatima of Hope" in OLI Parish Hall
1:00pm End of Visit. Distribution of flowers from our Ladies Bier

There will be 24/7 prayer running from 2pm on Sunday 12th May to 10pm on Saturday 18th May at the Sion Community Chapel. You are welcome to join us any time from 6am to 12 midnight. It would be very helpful if you could book an hour slot in the prayer room by visiting this link: https://signup.24- or you can join us for Praise & Worship at 8pm which is taking place each evening. We look forward to welcoming you for this special prayer time.

HOW BEAUTY DRAWS US CLOSER TO GOD LECTURE: With Fr Patrick van der Vorst at 7 PM, Friday, 17th May 2024 St Patrick's Church, Soho Square, London. Fr. Patrick van der Vorst is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, and the founder of the evangelistic initiative www.Christian.Art. Fr. Patrick will explore how beauty elevates us to encounter the Divine, how the Church has historically sought to create art that facilitates this meeting, and how this can happen in our visually overstimulated world. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and then refreshments will be available.

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

THE SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: provides practical help and support where possible for those who need it. Are you, in need of help, or know someone who is? If so, contact us on 07876 551150. All calls are completely confidential.

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.