Last week`s newsletter

Flowers in Church
during July
are from
Maureen Ashkuri
In Memory of
Sam Ashkuri
and from
Mary Butterworth
In Memory of
Eddie & Mary McLaughlin.
THE CATHOLIC FAITH
- WHAT IS IT?
Would you like to
find out more?
If so, we are looking to
begin a programme
(RCIA), around the autumn time,
investigating the Catholic Faith.
This is open to both non-Catholics
who may wish to become Catholic
(through being received into the
Catholic Church next Easter) and to
those who are already Catholic
who wish to discover the deeper
meanings of our Faith.
If you are interested, please
contact Fr Paul.
CAN YOU HELP??
LIFT REQUESTED...
to and from
Saturday 6pm Mass.
Can you give a lift to a parishioner from
Gordon Roughley Court, Hilltop Close,
Rayleigh? Please let Fr. Paul know.
MASS TEXT
FIRST READING:
Acts 3: 1-10
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: 33
RESPONSE:
From all my terrors the Lord set me
free.
1. I will bless the Lord at all times,
his praise always on my lips;
in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.
The humble shall hear and be glad. (R.)
2. Glorify the Lord with me.
Together let us praise his name.
I sought the Lord and he answered me;
from all my terrors he set me free. (R.)
3. Look towards him and be radiant;
let your faces not be abashed.
This poor man called; the Lord heard him
and rescued him from all his distress. (R.)
4. The angel of the Lord is encamped
around those who revere him, to
rescue them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
He is happy who seeks refuge in him. (R.)
SECOND READING:
Galations 1: 11-20
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Alleluia, alleluia! You are Peter and
on this rock I will build my Church.
And the gates of the underworld can
never hold out against it. Alleluia!
GOSPEL:
Matthew 16: 13-19
NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS:
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
Ezekiel 2: 2-5
2 Corinthians 12. 7-10
Mark 6: 1-6
OUR LADY OF RANSOM
PARISH NEWSLETTER
“I’m a brilliant footballer” said the little boy to himself
as he threw the ball up and went to kick it. He missed,
caught the ball and tried again saying the same thing.
Again he miss-kicked, caught the ball, and tried again.
Each time he either mis-kicked or missed the ball and
caught it. The last go, the same thing, caught the ball,
looked up at God and said “wow! what a brilliant goalie
you want me to be!”
Sometimes God calls forth something different than
we expect of ourselves. It may take a certain fairly
radical event in our lives to help us to realise this truth.
This is so true of our two heroes today. For Peter, it was
his confession of the Christ along with God’s mercy; for
Paul it was his Damascus experience and knowing the
Lord’s power in his life. Both men make honest statements
on how we come to God. Not by being holy, not by being
nice, pious or right, but, against all the odds, by doing it
wrong. Except Jesus and Mary, all Bible heroes are
testaments of that truth – and so many of our church
saints too. All come to God by getting it wrong. Where is
there a commandment saying “thou shalt be right?”
I wonder if Peter or Paul (and many others) would have
been made Saints according to today’s criteria of
holiness. Holiness is about God’s faithfulness to us,
grace, and his call, not about our responses to him,
since our initial responses, like the child above, may
well be wrong or poorly chosen.
Like Peter and Paul, true holiness is an appreciation
that God loves us because God is good, merciful and
patient, not because we are. Once we get that, we
stop neurotically trying ourselves. We all mess-up; but
instead of relying on God’s goodness and mercy in a
effort to do better, we can try to be totally self-reliant.
This then so easily leads to denial, pretence and
disguise. Very bad for the soul.
God does not love us if we are good, God loves us so
we can be good. Peter and Paul radically get this, know
that all their sillinesses are totally forgiven, live out that
truth and become great. Now, what about us?
God Bless you. Fr. Paul
STS. PETER AND PAUL
27th / 28th June 2015
Year B
Eucharistic Prayer 2
Divine Office Week 1
PARISH PRIEST
Father Paul Fox
50 London Hill
Rayleigh, Essex
SS6 7HP
01268 742229
www.olor.org.uk
email: [email protected]
Sacrament of
Reconciliation
(Confessions)
Saturday 5pm - 5.30pm
or by confidential appointments
Baptisms
by Appointment
Sunday Mass
Saturday 6pm
Sunday
8am and 10am
MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY 27th June
6pm
SUNDAY 28th
8am
10am
MONDAY 29th
9.30am
1pm
TUESDAY 30th June
9.30am
WEDNESDAY 1st July
9.30am
THURSDAY 2nd
9.30am
FRIDAY 3rd
9.30am
SATURDAY 4th
9.30am
6pm
SUNDAY 5th July
8am
10am
John & Irene Barry RIP (Kathleen & Michael Barry)
STS PETER & PAUL
Pat Holohan RIP
For all Parishioners
Jack Ward RIP (Anniv) (Marie Smith)
Requiem Mass - Doreen Cowdrey
Doreen Cowdrey RIP
Emma Louise Lucibello RIP
Shirley & Dick McCamley Ints (Brenda and Terry Askem)
St Thomas
Pat Holohan RIP (M.H.)
Eucharistic Service
Roger & Stephanie Corder in thanksgiving for 40yrs of Marriage
For all Parishioners
Eddie & Mary McLaughlin RIP (Annivs) (Mary Butterworth)
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2016
PARENTS OPEN MEETING...
TUESDAY 7th JULY
7.15pm for 7.30pm
in Our Lady of Ransom School
for all parents whose children are at present in Year 2 or older.
If you would like your son/daughter to make their First Holy
Communion next year, it is very important that you attend this
meeting to find out more details and to get an application form.
All applications MUST be returned by Sunday July 12th.
If for whatever reason you cannot be there, please let Fr Paul know.
PARISH SECRETARY: CHRISTINA: TUES-THURS 9am-3pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Items for this newsletter need to be in the Presbytery by 10am ON WEDNESDAYS.
Our parish is part of The Brentwood Diocesan Trust, Registered Charity Number 234092.
Brentwood Catholic
Children’s Society
CHARITY SHINDIG
on Friday 10th July at The
Campion School, Hornchurch.
Tickets cost £22 per person
which will include a light supper. Guests
will be treated to a display of Irish Dancing
followed by dancing to a traditional ceili
band and caller and a traditional sing-along. Tickets for this adult-only event are
limited and will be sold on a strictly ‘first
come first served’ basis.
For tickets and information, contact Julie
Abbott – 01268 784544/ 07912277413
/ [email protected] See Poster in Porch
GRANDPARENTS’ PILGRIMAGES
AYLESFORD PRIORY - Sat. 11th July
Calling all Grandparents, Grandchildren
and of course Mums and Dads. Join us
from 11am - 4.30pm for a day of faith and
fun. Plenty to do for all the family in
wonderfully peaceful surroundings. Rosary
procession and concelebrated Mass.
For more details please contact Caroline
on 01328 560333. See posters in porch.
AN EVENING OF IONA MUSIC
AND MORE...
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave
Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance
vocalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding
evening of music at The Megacentre, Brook
Road, Rayleigh on Sunday July 12th at
7pm (Doors 6.30pm). Tickets £10
advance, £12 on door 01268 779100.
JJ
Elizabeth Dunlop &
Elizabeth Upsher, Pupils
& guests Present
A SUMMER
CONCERT
Saturday 18 July 2015
IN AID OF HAVENS HOSPICES
Tickets £8, include a glass of wine &
finger buffet. Arrive 7 - 7.30 p.m.
In the Parish Hall, St Helen’s Church,
St Helen’s Road, Westcliff, SS0 7JP
Please ring Elizabeth 01702 347369 to
book your seats. (Please do book in
advance for catering purposes)
LOURDES WITH ACROSS,
10TH - 19TH SEPT 2015
Southend ACROSS Group have a couple of
spaces available for people who have disability/
illness who would benefit from a pilgrimage to
Lourdes. We are able to assist people who are
unable to travel by air. The cost is £755.00 per
person. If you, or someone you know would like
further information please contact Anita on
07889 416481 (evenings only)
A VERY BRITISH CONCERT
A concert celebrating British composers,
followed by Pimms, held at St Gregory’s,
The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, SS1 3HH on
Sunday 13th September at 3.00pm. Tickets
cost £8/£5 concessions from Hannah or
Christine
on
07774004699/
07795086239. Proceeds will go towards
HCPT and young helpers fares. It would be
lovely to see you there!
FOR THE JUNE JOKES - WIN FRUIT STARS!!!
JJ
What do you get if you cross a cat with a parrot? A carrott!! Why did the shark cross the
great barrier reef? To get to the other tide!! Why did the shark spit out the clown? Because
he tasted funny!! This week’s Terrible Jokes come from Lily-Anne Stobbs who wins Fruit
Stars, Tangfastics, a Drumstick, Maltesers and a Lolly!!
Come on boys & girls, TERRIBLE JOKES always needed & major prizes to be won!!! J
PART TIME ADMIN
ASSISTANT
(Fixed Term Contract)
Our Lady of Ransom PreSchool is looking to recruit a part time
Admin Assistant on a fixed term contract
(Sept-2015 – July 2016) to work alongside
the Admin Manager for 16-20 hours per
week – Term Time Only.
Detailed Job Descriptions available from Email
- [email protected] /
Telephone – 01268 780 797
A copy of your CV should be sent for the
attention of Siobhan Havis.
Closing date for applications –
4pm, Friday 3rd July 2015
Interviews – Tuesday 14th July
ST BERNARD’S HIGH SCHOOL
Open Evening for Year 5 Students
(Prospective Year 7 in 2016)
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 6pm - 9pm
We shall be delighted to welcome to our
Open Evening Year 5 girls, together with
their parents / carers, who are interested
in joining St Bernard’s High School’s
Year 7 in September 2016
ST. THOMAS MORE HIGH SCHOOL
OPEN EVENING,
Thurs. 9th July, 6-9pm
For families who have a son due to
transfer to secondary school in
September 2016. The headteachers’s
talk will begin at 7.30pm.
Prospective Sixth Form students for
September 2016 are also welcome,
although there will be an open evening
for students currently in Yr 10 on
Thursday 19th November 2015.
www.st-thomasmore.southend.sch.uk
JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT CAFOD
Details at www.cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us/
UK-Jobs/CPC
PLEASE PRAY for all the
sick members of our
Parish; we pray especially
for Edwin Forbes, Sheila
Spraggen,
Christine
Sugrue, Andy Smyth, Daniela Paterson,
Bernie Hannon, Malvine Li Vigni, John
Cobley, Tineke Robertson, Bill Slattery,
Vera Stone Davis, Tony Newman, Betty
Lowe, Glenda Bunn, Peter McCamley, Dan
Abel, Gulizar, Christina Coath, Lily de
Cristofano, Baby Alexander William Olver,
Valerie Quill, Pat Matcham, Connie Brilus,
Josephine O’Connor, Jean Flight, Hannah
Binyon, Pam Denton, Christopher Paterson,
Ivor Buckley, Anne Reilly, Kathleen Darley,
Ted Mahoney, Nikki Church, Rupert Lyon,
Kathleen Kirkland, Eric Leech, Patrick
Francis, Kate Cracknell, Margaret Heath &
all our sick relatives and friends.
Kindly pray for Dora Maishman, Susan
Banister, Ellenor Launers, Wilfred Raynor,
Clarice Moore, Mrs. Ann Dorricott, Arthur
Jones, Lynn Mossop, Francis Rose, Mrs.
May Bowring, Daisy Elphick, Michael
Pointon, Frank Kaye & all others whose
anniversaries occur about this time.
VV
PLEASE REMEMBER IN
YOUR PRAYERS...
Mrs Doreen Cowdrey who died on
Monday 11th May. Her Requiem Mass
will be held on Monday 29th June at
1pm, followed by cremation at
Southend Crematorium.
also Mr Ted Mahoney who died last
weekend. His body will be received into
the Church at 4pm on Thursday 16th
July. His Requiem Mass will be held
on Friday 17th July at 2.30pm followed
by
cremation
at
Southend
Crematorium.
We remember them and their families
at this time. May they rest in peace. VV
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
2015
Well done to our 32 children who are here
today for their Going Forth Mass.
Many thanks to our Team of catechists who
have helped them, and to their parents for
their support during this year.
Ruby Athol
Mia Bartlett
Roxie Bartlett
Daniel Bayley
Laoise Bullock
Louie Copley
Francesca Ellis
Xavier Garms
Caleb Lucibello-Goodman
Laura McClenaghan-Carson
Harry Mason
Emily Paterson
Stephanie Tomide-Johnson
Finn Whyley
Natalie Young
Charlotte Bishop
Michael Chester
Samuel Colvill
Joshua Corrigan
Elliot Crowhurst
Louis Dowman
George Fryer
Ellen Girling
Erin Holborn
Joseph McGhee
Amelia Stiles
Lily-Anne Stobbs
Poppy Sylvester
Holly Vaufrouard
Isaac Wilson
Emmie Witton
Enzo Witton
VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED FOR S.V.P.
STRAWBERRY TEA
PARTY
Sat. 4th July 2015
The S.V.P. urgently require volunteer drivers
to provide lifts to young-at-heart parishioners
to and from their homes on 4th July and also
helpers in the hall. The party is being held
from 2-4pm at the Pope John Paul II Hall.
Please contact Jim Harforth on 01268 426
695 asap if you can help. Thankyou.
NEW ALTAR SERVERS
If you are in Year 3 or
above - including those
who have recently made
their
First
Holy
Communion - would you
like to become an altar
server?
If you are interested please let Fr Paul
know. Training will start after the
summer holiday.
David and Chris Boyle
would like to thank all
the parishioners who
have sent us their good
wishes and prayers for
our move to Wiltshire.
We have had 40 very happy years in Our
Lady of Ransom Parish and Rayleigh will
always hold a special place in our hearts.
RAYLEIGH CHURCHES
FREE FAMILY FUN DAY
18 July 2015,
11am - 4pm
We are still in desperate need of
volunteers for this years Family Fun
Day. If you can spare an hour or two
please complete the helpers forms
in the porch. We have lots of free
activities waiting for you. Face
painting, crafts biscuit decorating
or crafts, bouncy castles or BBQ
serving.
WE NEED YOU PLEASE
Ruth Fitzgerald 01268 780895.
(I will be away for 3 weeks so please
contact Leigh Blower with your
completed forms or send direct to
Trevor Seddon 12 Belgrave Close
R ay le i gh
01 26 8
7 8 32 00 /
07889225304)
SATURDAY 27th JUNE
SUNDAY 28th JUNE
ANNUAL SECOND COLLECTION
FOR ‘PETER’S PENCE’..
this money is collected around the world,
and is used by the Pope in his work of
caring for the entire Church.
NEXT WEEKEND
SATURDAY 4th JULY
PRAISE & WORSHIP
EVENING
at SION Community, Sawyers Hall Lane,
Brentwood, will take place on Sunday 28th
June, 7.30pm to 9pm. Everyone welcome.
MONDAY 29th JUNE
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION GROUP
GOING FORTH MASS AT 10am
ALL Our First Holy Communion Children
will join the whole Parish Family as
together we ask God to guide them on
their journey of faith.
COFFEE MORNING
after Mass
is organised by
Malvine Li Vigni raising
funds for the Parish Project.
All are invited. Look forward to seeing you.
Next week: The Youth Group.
AVAILABLE IN THE PORCH
BIBLE ALIVE for July 2015, articles &
meditations on the readings at Mass.
£2.25.
MY DAY BY DAY - The readings for each
day during July 2015 - £1
LIVING FAITH
Free copies of the very popular booklet which
has a thought for every day for the next three
months. Limited number available.. going,
going....
LARGE SIZE NEWSLETTERS for those
who find the standard type size difficult
to read.
meet Monday evenings at 7pm in the
Presbytery. Anyone is most welcome to join
us in this ancient form of contemplative
prayer. Phone Chris 01702 207722, or
visit www.wccm.org
TUESDAY 30th JUNE
THE CHILDRENS
ART CLUB
3.30 - 5.30pm in the
Bethany Room.
The Art Club is £1.50 per child (to cover
costs) and they have lots of fun making
and designing wonderful works of art.
Please wear old clothes or bring an old
shirt for paint protection. Tel. Malvine
01268 772268.
THE LEGION OF MARY
MEETING
is held in the Presbytery
on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Our Lady Needs You.
Can you spare Her the
time?
If you would like to find out more about
our work please contact Tom Kennedy
01702 230578 or just come along to one
of our meetings. You will be most welcome.
WEDNESDAY 1st JULY
MOTHERS’ PRAYERS
We meet every WEDNESDAY
morning, during term time,
at 9am in the Convent
Chapel to pray together for
our children.
This is followed by Tea/Coffee. All are
welcome! Please come and join us.
THURSDAY 2nd JULY
MOTHER & TODDLER GROUP
Thurs. 9:30 - 11:30am
We warmly invite new parents/carers and
their children to the group to meet new
friends while your children play but kindly
ask that you contact us in order that we
can add you to our member list. Contact
Juliet Johnson 07713626147 / Jo Lloyd
07970796497.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
The ladies that currently run the parish
toddler group will be stepping down in July
and are therefore looking for a group of 3
or 4 willing volunteers to take over from
September. The group runs on Thursdays
during term time, between 9.30 and
11.30, at the Pope John Paul II Hall. If
anyone is interested in keeping this long
standing group running, please contact Jo
Lloyd on 07970 796497 or Juliet Johnson
on 07713 616147 for more information.
THE ROSARY is said
in Church on
THURSDAYS after
9.30am Mass
‘EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW’
Men aged 18-40 with a passion for God and
the Church are invited to consider a vocation to
the men’s branch of a new religious community
- the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham.
Join us on the weekend of 4th/5th July at
Abbotswick House of Prayer, Brentwood, for a
time of prayer, sharing and reflection. For further
information call Jim on 01277 373848 or visit
www.walsinghamcommunity.org
LOOKING AHEAD...
OUR LADY OF RANSOM PRE-SCHOOL
IS HOSTING A DISCO
at Pope John Paul II Hall for the OLOR
Primary School on Friday 10th July .
Years 1-3: 5.45–7.15pm and
Years 4-6: 7.30-9pm.
Advance Tickets £4 or on the door £5.
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