New Mass Times
As you may have been aware, we are undergoing Restructuring and Renewal in our parish in tandem with our Bishops plan for the Diocese of Brentwood. We have had consultations and meetings in the past two years, and have been speaking to each other about the new direction of journey in our quest to rediscover Christ.
Before the end of the year 2018, we have, through our parish discussions, set a timetable in which to effect some change in the way we worship in the parish. In the interim we have a new mass timetable from now onwards until Lent. Weekday mass is as follows: Monday: mass is at 1 pm; Wednesday: mass is at 7 pm. The remainder days we have Eucharistic Service only. Weekend masses and mass times remains the same.
Timetable: From 11th – 23th February 2019
Services and Mass Intentions.
6th & 7th Sundays of the Year (C)
Saturday 9th February: 6.00pm People of the Parish
Sunday 10th February: 9.00am David Harris RIP
Sunday 10th February: 11.00am Donato Agatiello
Monday 11th February: 1.00pm Mariana De La Cruz RIP
Wednesday 12th February: 7.00pm Joseph Jules RIP
Saturday 16th February: 6.00pm People of the Parish
Sunday 17th February: 9.00am Private Intention
Sunday 17th February: 11.00am Private Intention
Monday 18th February: 11.00am Requiem, Herman Reinhardt RIP
Wednesday 20th February: 7.00pm Kathleen Mc Hale
Saturday 23rd February: 6.00pm Private Intention
Sunday 24th February: 9.00am People of the Parish
Sunday 24th February: 11.00am Private Intention
Come with your Children where they will be initiated in the Word of God.
A group of catechists have organised to be initiating the Word of God to our children. At present it will be every other Sunday. The Children Bible Study, as it is called is meant for children from the ages of 7 upwards. It is a one hour session of reading contextually from the Bible; singing; sharing stories while having fun.
The children Bible Study began a couple of years ago and has become a raison d’etre for children – they love it. Nonetheless, this arrangement fits in well with the Renewal and Restructuring of our parish community and will equally allow parishioners with that baptismal gift to commit their talent in that area.
Two years ago the Parish Council decided to act on some of the issues that were considered a lack in our community. One of which was the shear lack of a youth leader. CTC – Centre for Theology and Community who were in partnership and are still our closest partners in terms of Christian philosophy and teaching, and how to go about it in a metropolitan cities like London, supplied our parish with a very motivated young man to set us up. We have seen the foundation he had single-handedly laid down for us.
If you are a parishioner and wants to deepen your understanding in the scriptures, please do not hesitate to make your interest known. Should you also want to help, please approach the catechists in person and they will tell you what to do.
These are the dates for future sessions for children at St Stephen’s Parish – Manor Park;
10th February; 24th February; 10th March; 24th March 2019
You can support us in our quest to seek god through other; our interaction with other faith groups in our neighbourhood; our care for the elderly programme and living wage campaigns through our gift aid program.