Fr. James McCormack RIP
Fr. Jim, whom some parishioners will remember from his days as an assistant priest at Ilford, died suddenly last week.
Reception into Our Lady of Light and St Osyth’s Church, Clacton-on-Sea Monday 1st June at 4.30pm
Requiem Mass Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30pm
May he Rest in Peace
CAFOD NEPAL APPEAL
Sincere thanks for contributions which now amount to £870. The Parish has matched what parishioners have generously donated and a cheques for £2000 has been sent to Cafod. Further donations may be given using Cafod Envelopes which are available at the back of church. The Government will match what Cafod raises.
Basildon Catholic Collegiate Trust (BCCT)
The BCCT includes the Catholic schools and parish in Basildon, providing vibrant and thriving youth ministry. We are looking for a Chaplain to work with our 7-16 year olds, and to help inspire, form and train young adult leaders. £22,937 pa, September start. Full details at www.basildoncatholics.org
Befriending those coming out of prison
Basic Caring Communities. Following the talk from Pact a few weeks ago about befriending those coming out of prison: You are invited to a taster session to find out more. Wednesday 27th May, in Camberwell SE London, from 18.00 - 20.00. RSVP to BaCC@prisonadvice.org.uk or call 0207 735 9535
A Word of Scripture
Be united in your convictions and united in your love, with a common purpose and a common mind. There must be no competition among you, no conceit; but everybody is to be self-effacing. Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interests first but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead.
A Thought for Today
O Lord, I cry for peace,
Purify my eyes to see peace,
Purify my mind to understand peace,
Purify my heart to love peace,
Purify my memory to work for peace,
The peace that comes from your love and compassion.
O Lord, sustain my vision of peace
following your inspiration,
You have many ways of revealing your presence and love for humanity,
But your style is constant:
You are in dialogue with all,
You care for all.
James H Kroeger MM
Once upon a Time in Asia,
edited by James H. Kroeger and Eugene F. Thalman