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Event Calendar

This page contains one off events in the parish for weeks to come, in chronological order.
Regular and routine activities such are listed separately on the activities page.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with maintaining the lawns around the Church, hall and presbytery. Equipment provided. Please contact Fr Bernard if you able to help.

Free English Lessons

for Polish and Other Nationalities at Our Lady of Fatima Hall, Back Room on Sundays 6 pm—7 pm. All welcome. Please telephone Austin 01279 411165 for details.

Date for Your Diary

On Sunday 14th September (Exaltation of the Cross) there will be a Children’s Mass at 11 o’clock (HX) follow by a Family Barbecue.

Baptism Talks

The next Baptism Talks will take place on 15th September starting at 8 pm, in Holy Cross Church. This is one off talk and is for parents who have already seen and made the necessary arrangements with Father Bernard. Those attending should contact Jim Wall in advance on 419920.

Youth Group

The Youth Group will recommence their meetings on Thursdays at 7.30 pm in the Parish Centre on 14th August.

Help 500 children have a holiday

Energetic and friendly helpers needed to help children on holiday at St John Bosco SVP Summer camp this year. The camp runs for four weeks: helpers are needed for a week from Saturday to Saturday and must be 16+. This Catholic project gives holidays to children who may not otherwise afford it, and is based around lots of sport including fishing and canoeing, football, basketball and more. Help also needed in the kitchens! Details on www.bcys.net/bosco. Helpers aged 18+ need a CRB check: the camp will arrange this.

Harlow Branch of The Council of Christians and Jews

Harlow Branch of the Council of Christians & Jews are having a Table Top Sale at Harlow Synagogue, Harberts Road, Harlow on Sunday 7th September from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. There will be receiving sessions of donations of good quality items (excluding clothing or electrical items) at the Synagogue on 31st August, 2nd and 4th September from 12 to 1 pm. Further information from Julia 01279 442901.

Fatima Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Fatima - 8 days by plane from 22nd November to 29th November 2008 £569 including all excursions and full board in Fatima. For further details call Mrs R Mozzi on 020 8472 0843.


Walsingham Housing Catering Supervisor. Are you able to cook for groups of 40 - 50 people? Do you like working with young people in a friendly and supportive environment? Are you available to work evenings and weekends in term time, with most school holidays free? Salary £10,500 pa for a 23 hour week. Job based at Walsingham House, Canvey Island. Job details from Fr Dominic Howarth 01268 696610 or frdominic@walsinghamhouse.org Closing date 10th August, interview 22nd August, start early September.

Gift Aid Envelopes

Gift aid envelopes : If you are a taxpayer and would like to join the gift aid scheme, please complete a form available in the porch, and/or contact Pat Wemyss on 01279 723724 and a box of envelopes will be provided for your use.

Church Repair

Building Fund “News” - Front on Church Repairs have commenced.
Your HELP URGENTLY needed with :

Names of Companies and Organisations we can write to requesting Donations to the Building Fund Appeal.

Suggestions for Parish Events which can be schedules over the coming months to help raise funds for the above appeal.

Second Collection

2nd and 3rd August extra Southend Trip
16th and 17th August Building Fund
30th and 31st August Regina Coeli

Items for The Newsletter

If you need to submit an item for the newsletter, please write a letter for Christine, & pop it through the Presbytery door BEFORE 10 am, on Friday. Thanks.