St Mary Mother of God Church

213 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch , Essex RM12 4TF

Parish News Archive

Latest news and information and upcoming events within the parish

St Marys School Streamed Mass

Mr Tucker, Head Teacher, is inviting all parents and school children to join him and Fr Martin for this special school mass.  The mass will be streamed on Tuesday 9th February at 10:00am.

Fr Ticão

Some of you may remember the visit to St Mary’s in 2000 by Fr Ticão and some of his parishioners from the parish of São Francisco de Assis in São Paulo, which we supported as a twin parish for years. Sadly, Fr Ticão (actually Fr Antonio Luiz Marchioni) died on New Year’s Day in Santa Marcelina Itaquera Hospital at the age of 68. He was admitted on Thursday (31st Dec), with cardiac arrhythmia and pulmonary oedema. The next day, he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest and did not survive. For years he had been parish priest of the Parish of São Francisco de Assis, São Paulo and was known for his social work, mainly in the East zone of São Paulo.

Fr John Hayes wrote that he was very sorry to learn of the death of Father Ticão. He was a great priest, one that Pope Francis would be proud of for his work with the poor. He certainly had the smell of the sheep off him. Fr John felt it was a great privilege to have given him some help by offering solidarity with his parish through the prayers and financial support of the people of St Mary’s parish. From his point of view, he was no age!