The SVP are looking for volunteers willing to help children put their faith into action. Could this be you? The St Vincent de Paul Society have primary school groups called Mini Vinnies, and volunteers would support teachers or youth leaders wishing to start a group in their school or parish. They will talk to children about how they can make a difference to those living in poverty and share resources to support the group. The role is flexible but does need people with some availability during school hours (at least 2 mornings or afternoons per month) who are willing to travel within the diocese (all costs are covered). If you are passionate about helping children discover how they can make a difference in their communities, please email Sarah for more information on email@example.com. You do not have to have previous experience of working with children as all training will be given. Our next initial training day is on Tuesday 27th February 2024.
DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD
From Rt Rev Mgr Gordon Read, Diocesan Chancellor & Judicial Vicar. If you know the whereabouts of Mr Simon Masey Robinson, please contact the Tribunal Office via Email – firstname.lastname@example.org – quoting reference number 16/23. Thank you.
Sahara Desert Retreat in Morocco, 26th February 2024 – 11th March 2024
Including a day visiting Marrakesh and 9 full days in the Desert. With Fr Arnaud and Deacon Vladimir from St Antony’s in Forest Gate. Designed for young adults, open to all adults able to hike 4 – 6 hours a day for 9 full days in the desert. £952 (plus flight). www.desert-retreat.com or phone Catherine at 07807 348223.
BCYS SUMMER LOURDES YOUTH PILGRIMAGE – July 2024 (exact dates TBC) Bookings are now open online for the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service pilgrimage to Lourdes in July. The week is spent serving the main Diocesan pilgrimage, assisting the elderly and infirm, alongside times of retreat, reconciliation, visiting the baths, taking part in the beautiful Processions, an afternoon in the mountains, party and social nights – all with other young Catholics from around our Diocese. The pilgrimage is open to all those in school year 10 – 13, with all those of school leaver age (18+) invited to join us as young leaders (subject to attending a training weekend). All details and applications can be found on the website www.bcys.net/events/sl24
To find out more about the work of the BCYS, please visit www.bcys.net
Our Young Parishioners safely back from World Youth Day with Fr Pascal Uche and Fr Anthony Cho.
PRAY FOR UKRAINE:
Pope Francis has asked that we all pray for the situation in Ukraine.
Brentwood Diocese Laudato Si Initiative –https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Laudato-Si-Main-Document-Low-Res-PDF-for-website-1.pdf
- A short guide to Laudato Si – https://www.progressio.org.uk/sites/progressio.org.uk/files/laudato_si_guide_web.pdf
- Global Healing Formation Sessions – https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/environment/global-healing/
- CAFOD’s Parish Livesimply Award –https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Livesimply-award
THE REPOSITORY remains closed but items are available through the parish office. Items can be ordered via the parish office (by phone or email) and can be picked up on a Sunday from the back of the church.
Note that the MASS INTENTION BOOK is still available. Intentions can be made via the parish office in the absence of the actual book in the church. Also via the Mass Intentions page on this website
THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE WEBSITE has now been launched. This new online resource is the work of the Brentwood Diocese Vicariate for Adult Formation and aims to help adults to deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. Please have a look at the website and watch it develop over time. Do let us know what you think of it. The website address is www.thresholdsofhope.co.uk
Threshold of Hope page – Brentwood Diocese
Vocation Cafe – A Facebook Group for Catholic Young Adults in London
COMPASS Discernment Programme. Young adults 18-40 – How do I make good decisions? Can I notice how God’s spirit acts in my life? Join us to listen, reflect and share. Email us: CompassCVP@gmail.com More info: Discernment Programme or Https://fb.me/e/3MA8KE2ar #vocation #religiouslife #discernment #joy