St Mary’s & St Michael’s Church Newsletter
Commercial Road, Contact 0207 790 5911
Priest in the Community: Fr. Willie Skehan, Fr. Aidan Sharrett
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.

This Month we pray for the Hospital Chaplaincies

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Mar 14th Sat 6:00pm Janice Robinson, Ludwick Kolacz. Anniv
Mar 15th Sun 9:00am Maria Holland, Ellen Fisher. Anniv
Sun 11:00am Bridget Kelly. Anniv
Mar 16th Mon 9:15am Monica Mary Towns. Ripg
Mar 17th Tue 9:30am Ellen Webber. Rip. Josephine, Jim & Seamus Dooley. Anniv
Mar 18th Wed 9:30am Teresa Mary Willson. Anniv
Mar 19th Thu 9:30am (Convent) Celebrants Intention
Mar 20th Fri 9:10am Marese Skehan. Rip
Mar 21st Sat 9:30am (Convent) May Edwards (nee Griffin) Rip
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sat 6:00pm Ellen Webber. Rip
Mar 22nd Sun 9:00am Flossie Reid. Rip. Ann Testa. Anniv
Sun 11:00am Jennifer O Leary. Anniv


BANK STATEMENT at end of February 2020 is £88,329.16.

Our Diocesan Assessment is now £734.98 a month.

Collections for the Coming Year 2020 : Cafod raised £532.87. Thank you.

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498.                          

Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony
Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 30th May 2019 at 3pm.  The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2020. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email

Beginning Experience Weekend
A healing weekend for men and women who are separated, divorced or widowed will be held from 3rd to 5th April 2020 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. For details please contact Freda 01322-838415 or Maura 01322-551503 or email

CONFIRMATION at St Mary & St Michaels on Sunday 21st June
Young adults who would like to be Confirmed by Bishop Nicholas Hudson, must fil in the form at the back of the Church. Preparation will begin before Easter. Names please.

Re-Dedication of England
Here are the electronic links enclosed in the recent letter:   ‘Behold’ is the Official Companion of the Re-Dedication of England as Mary’s Dowry, and contains much more information on the Re-dedication, including a timeline of events.

33 Days to Morning Glory, which is a ‘Do-it Yourself Retreat’ by Michael E. Gaitley MIC.  The booklet is s a preparation for Marian Consecration, which individuals or groups may like to undertake ahead of the National Re-dedication.—michael-gaitley-.pdf

St. Mary’s and St Michael’s parish welcomes all children ages 3-8 to join our Sunday liturgy at 11am mass every week. Children will learn about the Gospel and complete an activity sheet they can take home. All instructors are volunteers with DBS checks. Parents and guardians are welcome to join or just enjoy a few free moments to reflect on the mass while their little ones are enjoying an engaging discussion with friends. Children return to their parents/guardians for the Eucharistic prayers. We have a special activity planned for Palm Sunday! All are welcome!

Masses Online For those parishioners who are unable to attend church for Mass, other liturgies, or for personal prayer, enclosed is a poster giving details of parishes across the diocese that have live streaming, along with their scheduled Mass times. The web address for live streaming is

OUR WEBPAGE  will have updated details.

Catholic History Walks: 07495 205 568

Do it anyway written by Mother Theresa
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centred….Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives….Be king anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies…..Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you…..Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight….. Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous……Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow…… Do good anyway.
Give the world the best love you have it may be never enough-Give the world the best you have anyway
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

Finance Meeting next Sunday 22nd after 12noon mass. All welcome to attend.