Although the parish council decided some time ago to discontinue support for of this charity, Fr. Martin still privately raises funds for the Project he established himself in 1987. He is grateful for the donations given by a number of individuals and is very willing to provide information to any parishioners who would like to learn more and maybe join him in supporting it.
REDBRIDGE REFUGEE FORUM
URGENT REQUEST FOR FOOD
For refugees in our area who have nothing!
Small Packets of Corn Flakes, Sugar, Pasta, Cartons of Semi-Skimmed Milk, Orange Juice, Small Packets of
Basmati Rice, Spaghetti. Donations may be left in the
basket provided inside the back of the church.
Catholic Marriage Counselling Ilford Centre 0208 530 8648
National telephone appointment service 0800 389 3801
St. Bede’s over 50’s Friendship Club
Meets first & third Mondays of each month 1.00pm - 3.00pm. See notice board for details.
Pope Francis teaches ....
We cannot be Christians without the grace of the Holy Spirit who gives us the strength to love. St. Paul describes his experience of Jesus, an experience "that led him to leave everything behind" because "he was in love with Christ. The Apostle asks The Father for all of us, "to be powerfully strengthened in our inner selves, through his Spirit". ....
And with this inner life we can understand how Paul gave up everything and considered it all rubbish, in order to gain Christ and be found in Christ. It does us good to think of this, it does us good to worship God. It does us good to praise God, to enter this world of plenty, of grandeur, generosity and love. It does us good, because then we can move forward in the great commandment - the only commandment, which is the basis of all others - love; love God and love your neighbour.
APPLICATION FORMS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Nursery/Reception Forms will be signed in November - A Diary of appointments will be available next weekend. Forms cannot be signed outside published times.
Brentwood Youth Service Lourdes 2015
Fr. Martin has a supply of Applications forms
The Solemnity of All Saints
Is transferred from Saturday 1st November to Sunday 2nd November. Commemoration of All Souls is, therefore, transferred to Monday 3rd November.
Vocations Discerning Evening
Friday 7th November at Brentwood (7.30pm – 9.15pm ) ~ 17-35 year olds considering where and how God is calling you ~ focus on vocation to Priesthood and Religious Life ~ open to all, women and men Vocations Director, Fr Dominic ~ 01268 281732 or firstname.lastname@example.org