Newsletters

Coronovirus – The church will re-open for public Mass on Saturday 5th December.  
THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE PERMITTED IN THE CHURCH IS RESTRICTED AND IN DESIGNATED SEATING ONLY.  YOU MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING WHICH COVERS BOTH MOUTH AND NOSE.  The Fraternity will continue to keep you all in their thoughts and prayers.  Peace and all good.

Mass at St Francis Church
Click above for more information about attending Mass including new Mass times from 7th March

Ash Wednesday  2 masses – the usual 12.15pm and again at 8pm. Wednesday February 17th

Stations of the CrossScripture reflections and reflections in the time of pandemic for you and your family this Lent. 

Coronovirus – Click for Latest Update from the Catholic Church
Advice re attending Mass and having the vaccine.  
Click here for the full text of the email from Bishop Alan Williams.

Attention Young Adults!
The Vocation Directors and Promoters in the UK are running a Lenten programme on Zoom!
Each Friday we gather together on Zoom from 7-8.15pm. There will be a short input on some aspect of religious life and then a guest speaker will share her/his vocation story. The meeting will also include a time for sharing, questions and discussion.
Click here for poster.
Who? – Young adults 18-35
When? Fridays in Lent starting on 19th February 2021
Time? 7pm -8.15pm
Zoom link: email us on CompassCVP@gmail.com for the link and for any other information.
More info: https://fb.me/e/4TfXt3n8L #vocation #religiouslife #discernment #joy   

A Message from Pope Francis – Click here.

Please keep in your prayers the following –
Madeleine Saville, Michael Gilbey, Ann Roper, Bernardo Subebe and Francisco Alburo who have all died recently.
For the repose of their souls and their family and friends who mourn their loss at this time.
God have mercy

Virtual Pilgrimage from Brentwood to St Peter’s square. During the Lent period Knights of St Columba in Brentwood are raising funds for the Brentwood Ecclesiastical Education Fund (BEEF) and other KSC Charities.  Each year the Knights in Brentwood donate around £2,000 to the BEEF fund to support the education of priests.

When you are out on your daily exercise, which a lot of us are doing, you to note or record the distance you walked, run or cycled. You then submit the details to our website and help cover the 1,168 miles.  You can either get sponsorship or make a donation via Just Giving.  Anyone can join.  For further details and to sign up for free go to https://sites.google.com/view/brentwood-2-rome-2021

This Lent, the Global Catholic Climate Movement invites you to ‘Global Healing’ in response to Pope Francis’ call to care more deeply for Our Common Home!
When? Six Thursdays from 18th February – 25th March 2021, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
What? The Global Healing film sessions with reflection, guest speakers & discussion.
How to join? To register click HERE or email jane@catholicclimatemovement.global
Click HERE for more information
Hosted by GCCM Laudato Si’ Animators in the UK.

Fraud Alert – Please be aware that there are an increased number of scams around, some involving the coronovirus vaccine.  Click here for more information   

Is your marriage stressed – A Lifeline for Marriages.  Click for information / Click for poster

2021 – The Year of St Joseph- click here

Click for the Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan for the Feast of the Holy Family  

 

300 CLUB
December  2020 Our Very last Winner –  Number – 263
If you have any queries re the 300 Club please contact Marian 07715420629
Sadly, we are going to have to close the 300 Club.  We are able to continue to pay prize money to the end of December, but the loss we  have made this year has just about wiped out our reserves.  Thankfully, as the parish own some of the numbers and have had a couple of wins this year, the parish has still benefitted by £480.   However, it is likely that next year, the parish would have to subsidise the club.  Any balance remaining on current subscriptions will be repaid.  Apologies for the delay in sorting this out.  It will be done as soon as possible given the current lockdown.

First Holy Communion 2020 – To parents and families of those children who were to have received their First Holy Communion back in May, this will now be celebrated next year.  The exact date to be confirmed.

 

BCYSThe Brentwood Catholic Youth Service has a number of opportunities coming up for young people and those accompanying them, including “BCYS voices” on YouTube considering the pain and problem of racism, and the potential for us, as young Catholics, to build the world in the image of Jesus Christ – where everyone is welcomed, valued and loved, in all the beautiful diversity of every race. More details at www.bcys.netand on Instagram and YouTube @BrentwoodCYS.  

 

The Three Flowers of Pope,St John XXIII
A Prayer for Strength

 

NEWway email appeal Sept 2020  Items for the homeless are needed by the Newham NEWway Project

 

All Brentwood Diocesan Catholic School Vacancies (for which the Education Services Department are aware) are posted on the Diocesan website.  https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/education/vacancies/school-vac

 

Offerings to Parish /Gift Aid

Practical Help and Advice
Includes:
Links to Brentwood Diocese, BCCS and BCYS
Links to livestreamed services
Some warnings from our local police re fraud