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This Week in Church

Saturday 1st 6.30pm Donie O’Callaghan RIP (Peggy)

Sunday 2nd 9.30am The People of the Parish

11.30am Danny Grannell RIP (Khoury)

Monday 3rd 10.00am Kathleen Ryan (Foundation)

Tuesday 4th 10.00am Cornelius O’Sullivan RIP (Johal)

Wednesday 5th 12.15pm John McCarthy RIP (McCarthy)

Thursday 6th 8.00am Service of the Word/Holy Communion

Friday 7th 10.00am Holy Souls (Herbert)

Saturday 8th 6.30pm Mary & Jim Holland RIP (Holland/Wiseman)

Sunday 9th 9.30am Dennis Barton RIP (Geary)

11.30am The People of the Parish

Morning Prayer of the Church is celebrated after the morning services. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament normally takes place on Saturday morning’s from 11am - 12noon.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is normally held on Saturday between

11am - 12.00 noon & 5.30pm. – 6.15pm.



What’s On?

Mon 3rd St Edwards Preschool 9.00am-3.00pm Parish Hall

Knit & Natter 2.30pm-4.30pm Community Centre

First Holy Communion Interviews 3.30-7.30pm Priest’s House

Legion of Mary 4.30pm-5.30pm Upper Room



Tues 4th Parent & Toddler Group 9.45am-11.45am Parish Hall

Beavers/Cubs/Scouts 5.00pm-9.30pm Parish Hall

First Holy Communion Interviews 3.30-7.30pm Priest’s House

St Vincent de Paul 7.00pm Community Centre



Weds 5th St Edwards Preschool 9.00am-3.00pm Parish Hall

First Holy Communion Interviews 3.30-7.30pm Priest’s House

Golden Club 1.00pm Community Centre

Rainbows/Brownies/Guides 3.45pm-8.45pm Parish Hall



Thurs 6th St Edwards Preschool 9.00am-12.30pm Parish Hall

Mgr George Stokes memorial 11.30am Cathedral

RCIA 7.30PM Priest’s House

Fri 7th St Edwards Preschool 9.00am-3.00pm Parish Hall

Pastoral Meetings 4, 5, 6pm Priest’s House



Sat 8th Farewell Mass – Abbotswick House of Prayer 11.30am Abbotswick

Sun 9th Confirmation Catechists 4.00pm Brentwood

Clergy Support Group 7.00pm Dagenham


Parish Stewardship: Offertory Collection Weekend 17th /18th June

Envelopes: £365.20 Cash: £435.78

Standing Orders to 5th May £1975.02
Travelling Chalice

Weekend Family Mass

1st /2nd July H Lin 9.30am

8th /9th July Prendi Family 9.30am

15th /16th July Alberia Owusu 11.30am


Collectors Rota

6.30pm 9.30am 11.30am

1st /2nd July Gordon & Dermot John Sheen & Vicky Maureen & Tony

8th /9th July Michael & Anne Julie Smith & David Briden Antonella & Andy
Please pray for our Dead whose Anniversaries occur about this time:

Margaret Ings, Ruby Isaac, Thomas Manley, Marie Moothoo, William Dempsey, John McCarthy, Mary McCallion, Ronald Medici, Una Duffy, Margaret Osborne, Maria Moyse,

Margaret Corcoran, Barbara Thone and Joseph Gibson.
Please pray for all who are sick in our hospital, our nursing homes and at home. For those who are anxious, bereaved or struggling in the Faith. May they experience the healing hands of Jesus through our prayerful actions and visitations. Especially we pray for:

John Abbott, Margaret Alake, Nora Brennan, Margaret Brockbank,

Bob Cole, Dyllis Dangerfield, Jose De Abreu, Veronica Flood, Marie Gahagan,

Margaret Harries, Margaret Harvey, Eileen Heneghan, Ben Holmes, Evelyn Hughes, Fatima Hussein,

Hannah Jermain, Fr Tom Jordan, Benjamin Joseph, Mona Keenan, Paula Lam, Mrs D Langan,

Fr Tony McKentey, Ann Montgomery, Teishan Mulholland, Brendan O’Connor, Chioma Onwumere,

Bernadette O’Sullivan, Fr David Prior, Maureen Ross, Fr John Taylor,

Andrew Todd, Danny Toye, Eileen Terrell, Martine Vella, Betty Walsh and Trudy Wijeyeratnam
RIP – We pray for all those who have died and entered into eternal life:

George Crawley aged 88years of Reed Pond Walk

His Funeral takes place at Gidea Park on Thursday 6th July at 11.45am

also pray for families and friends who have lost loved ones that they may

find strength in God to bear their loss.
Communion for the First Time 2018

For children who are at least 7 years old on or before 31st August 2017 – our next Programme starts in September. Please sign up AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH FOR YOUR 15 MINUTE APPOINTMENT WITH FR TOM – WHERE HE WILL DISCUSS THE PROGRAMME AND GIVE YOU THE REGISTRATION FORM TO COMPLETE. PLEASE BRING YOUR CHILD’S BAPTRISM CERTIFICATE TO THE MEETING IF THEY WERE NOT BAPTISED AT ST EDWARD’S



THE CLOSING DATE TO REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT IS 2ND JULY 2017

Peter’s Pence This weekend after all Masses we will have the annual retiring collection for Peter’s Pence. The offerings to the Holy Father are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See.

Parish Shop Rotas Would the people that kindly help in our Parish Shop please collect your new rota from the Porch. Thank you.

Mgr George Stokes RIP There will be a Memorial Mass for Mgr George Stokes RIP on Thursday 6th July in the Cathedral at 11.30am.   All are welcome.

Service of Healing Prayer at St. Joseph's Church, Upminster Tuesday 4th July at 8pm For details contact Richard & Frances Healy 01708 250717
News of the Diocese

The following appointments will take effect from 16th /17th September 2017;



Parish Priests

Fr Chris Brooks from Chingford to OLG Colchester

Fr Francis Coveney from South Woodford to Chingford OLG

Fr Neil Brett from Upton Park to South Woodford

Fr Angelus Houle returns from Cor et lumen Christi Community to Upton Park

Fr Maurice Gordon from Walthamstow to Elm Park

Fr James McShane from Elm Park to Danbury/ South Woodham Ferrers

Fr Niall Harrington from Danbury South Woodham Ferrers to Walthamstow

Fr Dominic Howarth will move to Abbotswick

Canon Tony McKentey from Colchester to Halstead

Fr Brian McGilloway will be retiring

Priests-in-Charge

Fr Daniel Kelly is appointed Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity Basildon & St Therese of Lisieux at Laindon

Fr Paul Kerner is appointed Priest-in-Charge at St Basils Basildon

Bishop Alan Williams sm will live in the Presbytery at Laindon

Fr Sabu Pariyadin remains at Springfield

Fr Thomas Madukkamoottil who has been based at Hainault to St John the Baptist Ilford

Fr Joseph Marian assistant priest from Barking to Beacontree

Fr John O’Brien to remain at Barking assisted by Fr Paul Gabriel Makita



Claretian Missionaries – Leyton

Fr Gerry Ezekwere is newly appointed Parish priest assisted by Fr James Boothman from St John the Baptist Ilford, Fr Philip Blandford who remains and

Fr Bijoy Chandra Nayak.

Fr Paul Cracknell is appointed Chaplain to HMP Chelmsford



Journey in Faith (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA) If you know of an adult who desires to be baptized as a Catholic Christian, an adult who is already baptized (e.g. C of E, Methodist etc) or a Catholic adult who has not made their Communion or Confirmation then our Parish Journey in faith course may be for them, with Reception into Christian Faith and Full Communion at Easter 2018. Our next course begins in September. Contact Fr Tom for more details.

Catechists Training and Resources Day for Holy Communion and Confirmation helpers on Saturday 4th November from 10.30am – 3.30pm at Sacred Heart of Mary School, Upminster RM14 2QR. See poster for details or contact F4r Tom.

St Peter’s School If your children no longer attend St Peter’s but you would still like to know what’s going on – copies of the school newsletter can be found at the back of the church for information.



Parish newsletter ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

CATHOLIC CHURCH

(St Edward is the Patron Saint of our Deanery)

5 Park End Road, Romford, Essex RM1 4AT

Telephone & Fax: 01708 740308

e-mail: romford@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Parish Web www.stedwards-romford.org.uk

Diocese of Brentwood Registered Charity No.234092

Web Site: www.dioceseofbrentwood.net

____________________________________________

Parish Priest: Father Tom Jordan

St. Peter’s Primary School 01708 745506

Head Teacher: Mrs Jenny Waterfield


Our Parish is part of the Brentwood Diocese and Alan Williams is our Bishop

and we belong to the Havering Deanery.

We are twinned with the parish of Regina Pacis, Ladysmith, Diocese of Dundee, South Africa,

and pray for their Bishop, Graham Rose.

The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

2nd July 2017

Strawberry Tea – THIS SUNDAY

2nd July: 3pm- 5pm in the Parish Hall

Proceeds will be divided between Prostate Cancer & Epilepsy.



Please come along and support these worthy causes while enjoying a strawberry tea with family and friends.
Centenary Anniversary Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of

Our Lady of Walsingham on Saturday 22nd July 2017

If you have signed up for the Pilgrimage to Walsingham, please make payment to the parish office any weekday (except Thursday) between 9am and 12pm. Alternatively, make payment in a clearly marked envelope with your name and post through the Presbytery door. The cost is £17 pp (includes £2 admission) payable by cash or cheque to ‘St Edward the Confessor’. Once you have made payment, a ticket will be left for you in the correspondence rack. The coach will leave St Edwards at 7.00am (not 7.15am) and return approx 8pm. You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day, also suitable clothing, (umbrella/ sun cream) and something to sit on, as the Mass will be outside. See poster for more details. PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY EVENING MASS IN PARISHES ON THIS DAY. 


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