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The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Mary Bracken, Christopher Browne, Rosie Brand, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Jonathan Costello, Christine Felicitus Cyril,  Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Hans (Nathaniel) Doronila, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Janetta Gibson, Michael Lynch, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Lee Mitcham, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Jane Sebb, Irene Smeaton, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Mary Elaine Waters, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.

May the Risen Lord

fill our hearts with joy and peace.

May He help us to rise above ourselves, and live

as children of light and love.

Happy Easter!!

   Fr Karol

Autumn Club

The next meeting is a Celebration of St George’s Day on Wednesday 24th April at 1.45 in our parish hall. Please come along and enjoy an English Afternoon Tea as well as some fun and games. No need to book just come along.

Monthly Lunch

The next lunch is on Thursday 25th April when we will be having roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, Roasties and Veg. There will be a choice of pudding and a soft drink. Charge £4.50. You must book by putting your name on the list in the porch not later than Monday 22nd April. Please note if you are booking by phone, Tuesday 23rd at noon is the latest we will accept bookings.

Palm Sunday Second collection

Thank you to all who donated to the SVP coach collection. £380.13 was collected.

Confirmation Class—Candidates and parents

Please note the lesson scheduled for Sunday 28th April will begin 5 minutes earlier in Church at 2.55pm so you can take part in the 15 minute Divine Mercy Devotion and the remainder of the lesson will be in the hall as usual. Remember to bring your presentation of your self to be put on the poster.

First Holy Communion

Classes start again on Sunday 28th April. Please also note

* Wednesday 8th May at 6.30pm, Parents’ Meeting.

Bridge chapel

The Masses will begin on Monday 29th April at 10am and continue on Mondays until August 26th. We need volunteers to clean the chapel, sweeping and dusting the top floor, during this time probably on a fortnightly basis. If you would be willing to do this please put your name on the list in the porch.

Ignite Catholic Youth Festival

4th May - 5th May For more information see

Parish Breakfast

We would like to invite you to a Parish breakfast on 12th May 2019 after 8am Mass. Please put your name and how many of you will attend on the list in the porch. We kindly request donation to cover the costs.

Unwanted Gifts

The Holy land group is planning a sale of cakes and unwanted gifts on 5th May. We are looking for donations of unwanted, unopened gifts in good condition. Any food or drink items donated should be in date and not close to expiry date on 5th May. A box will be available at the back of church for any donations. Thank you for your continuing support of our twin village of Aboud in the Holy Land.

Eucharistic MinistersDay of Recollection for new and existing ministers, at 9.30 to 3.15pm on Saturday 29th June (the weekend of our patronal Feast). Fr Kot MS from Harlow has kindly accepted to lead the Day. The theme will be The Church and the Eucharist.

Special Publications available NOW !!! :

Diocesan Yearbook 2019 & Calendar   - price £2.00

Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament  - price £4.99

The Rosaries      - price £3.00


According to diocesan policy which was set out in a Money Matters in November 2014 standing orders are excluded from Christmas and Easter offerings.

Thank you for your generous donations last week:

Parish Newsletter

The Parish Family

Please keep praying for: Natalie AH-Mane, Marie Aldworth, Christopher Browne, Mary Buckley, Myra & Lionel Buisson, Lea Cardy, Kathleen Clewlow, Theresa Coverdale, Jane Sebb, Eddie Francis, Tina Franks, Jessie Mascarenhas, Aileen McBride, Jim Moir, Amanda Newall , Peter Newton, Jean Poore, Fabiano Quenten, Joan Mary Radforth, Irene Smeaton, Philip Spencer and Family, Christopher Stephenson, Ken Walker, Dr John M. Walsh, Phyllis Wright and all sick and housebound.


Congratulations to:

Dawid Barka                                  Domini que Lavaro

Julia Barka                                     Andr ew Pater

Joseph Carrick                               Mark Pater

Ella De’ath                                     Anto nio Price

Ann Morgan Eidt                            Bartosz Wydmuch

Madalena Eidt                                 Natalia Wydmuch

     Alfred Heylen
who were Confirmed by bishop Alan Hope on 10th April 2018 in our parish.

St Georges Day Lunch

This year our very popular St Georges Day Lunch will be at 12.30 on 19th April when we will be serving roast beef, Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings, choice of pudding and soft drink. £4.50. Proceeds to Crohn’s and Colitis charity. A list is in the porch for names and you are welcome to bring your friends.

Autumn Club

The monthly autumn club meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th April when there will be a display and talk on a very interesting Thimble Collection followed by tea and cakes in our parish hall.

Baptismal Preparation Course

The next session for parents who wish to have their child baptised in the Roman Catholic Church will be on 27th May at 4.00 pm in Presbytery.


Applications are requested for the position Sacred Heart Parish Treasurer.

The Treasurer will be a functional leader with the ability to bring about financial independence and integrity over Parish Church Funds. A good knowledge of Bookkeeping / Accounting will be required. The Treasurer will not be required to personally handle cash.

The position will require a commitment of one half day per week throughout the year, with additional time required during the month of February to prepare the Year End Accounts and Diocese Annual Return.

Aboud Generator Appeal Update

Following our appeal for donations to help provide a new generator for our twin village of Aboud in the Holy Land, may I thank you for your generosity. We already had £6000 from standing order donations and with your contributions we now have £7498.88 towards our target of £9050. I have spoken to Fr Simon (the parish priest in Aboud) and he is extremely grateful for all we are trying to do to help them. There is still an opportunity to contribute to this very worthwhile cause. Please make your donation, big or small, by giving it to Fr Karol, Elizabeth Barker or by handing it in to the parish office. If you are a UK tax payer then please provide your name and address, or e mail address, so that we can send you a Gift Aid Form and further benefit from your donation.

Gift Aid Envelopes:


Standing Orders