St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church Newsletter
Commercial Road, Contact 0207 790 5911
Priest in the Community: Fr. Willie Skehan
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Ana Cardoso (Contact 07766302792)
We seek to be a community witnessing to God’s inclusive love, welcoming and affirming all people of every race, age, gender, sexual orientation, place of national origin and economic status.

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sat 2 July 6.00pmRay McGillycuddy (RIP)
Sun 3 July8.00amAlyamma (Anniv)
 10.30amGladys Attenborough (RIP)
Mon 4 July10.00amTerry McCarthy (RIP)
Tues 5 July 10.00amDave Copy (RIP)
Wed 6 July10.00amMrs Pat Wright (RIP)
Thur 7 JulyNo Mass 
Fri  8 July10.00am      Annette McQueen (RIP)
Sat 9 July 10.00am 6.00pmOrdination of Andrew Marlborough Valerie Twiggs (RIP)
Sun 10 July8.00amInt. of Pat Flannery, Anne Hartnett, Annie Mae, Deborah, Joan & Francis Paris
 10.30amPeople of the Parish.

Summer Time Masses
For the weekends of July 23rd & 24th, 30th & 31st, August 6th & 7th 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st and 27th & 28th , Mass times will be 6pm Saturday evening Vigil Mass and Sunday 10.30am only. On Sunday 28th after 10.30am Mass there will be a visit to the Shrine of the Stepney Martyrs on Stepney Green.

Please note there will be a restricted schedule of Masses during the weeks. Mass will be at 10.00am on the following days:

July: Friday 22nd, Wednesday 27th, Friday 29th

August: Friday 5th, Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th, Wednesday 17th, Friday 19th.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Each weekday morning, 9.00am until Mass time except Thursdays when there is no Mass. Please note that there will be no exposition before Mass on those dates set out above during the summer period.

Next Baptismal Preparation: will be on Saturday 16th July at 11am.

Electrical Inspection
In accordance with regulations, a full 5 year electrical inspection of the church, presbytery and hall will take place on 17th, 18th  & 19th  August. 

Deacon Andrew will be ordained on 9 July 2022 at 12 noon in Plymouth cathedral. Should you wish to follow the ordination mass on that day please click the following link which will give further details –

Permanent Diaconate
The Permanent Deacon is a man who serves the Church through ministry of Word, Altar and Charity, under the direction of the Bishop and Priest.  For men who may be interested in learning more about the Permanent Diaconate, please contact Deacon Adrian Cullen  or 07961594725

Mass intentions for the week commencing 11 July

Mon 11 July10.00amTony Health (RIP)
Tues 12 July10.00amPrivate Intention of C. Manning
Fri 15 July10.00amChristy Doran (Anniv)
Sat 16 July10.00amAnnette McQueen (RIP)
   6.00pmKathleen McCarthy (RIP)
Sun 17 July  8.00amTony Health (RIP)
 10.30amMichael Whyte (Anniv)

Love after Love by Derek Walcott

The time will come

when, with elation,

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror,

and each will smile at the other’s welcome

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you have ignored

for another, who knows you by heart.

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.