Today Father Martin was officiated at Thorpe-le-Soken so Father Mervyn, back from helping at St. Mary’s, Ilford presided and preached. He preached on the question posed by the lawyer to Jesus “which is the greatest commandment” He pointed out that the answer Jesus gave of “loving God” with the corollary that we should love our neighbours as ourselves were two sides of the same coin. We must love our neighbour if we love God; if we don’t love our neighbour we can’t love God. Father Mervyn then pointed out that our neighbour included both those we liked as well as those we didn’t.
NEXT SUNDAY WE CELEBRATE ALL SAINTS
Next Saturday the clocks go back by ONE HOUR
Amber Tindiyaeli Hodder will be baptised at 12 noon next Sunday and the family hope that everybody will stay after Mass and Coffee to take part in this service and to give a warm St. Augustine’s welcome to Amber.
ALL SOULS DAY Wednesday 2nd November SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS 7.30 p.m. A list is now available at the back of church for names of the Faithful Departed you would like remembered
LUNCH AT THE “LIBERTY BELL”
Thursday 24th November
It has been suggested that following the 10.00 a.m. Mass we catch the bus into Romford and have lunch at the Liberty Bell. There is a three course Festive menu on offer. If you are interested please contact Cathy for more details.
PCC MEETING Tuesday 8th November
Mass 7.00 p.m. Meeting 7.45 p.m.
SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS
MASS STARTS AT 9.45 a.m. TO ALLOWS US TO BE IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE TWO MINUTES SILENCE AND THE LAST POST AT 11.00 A.M.