21st May 7th Sunday of Easter

Monday 29th May is a bank holiday and Mass will be at 10am – No 12:15 Mass.

BCYS Youth Mass, 1st June at Brentwood Cathedral
Beginning in the Brentwood Cathedral Parish Hall from 6pm, there will be pizza and refreshments available, with the Cathedral open for quiet prayer, music and reflection, particularly thinking of those in the middle of, or nearing the end of, exams who may need a quiet space to rest and revitalise. Join us for as long or short a time as you wish to enjoy the peace of the Cathedral before we celebrate Mass with Fr Michael at 7:30pm. Anyone who wishes is very welcome to bring instruments or sing with our Youth led music group, or if you would like to serve, read, or be involved in the Mass in any way you would be incredibly welcome!
BCYS Youth Gather, 21st – 22nd October, Essex Outdoors on Mersea Island

Youth Gather is back for 2023 and the BCYS are absolutely thrilled to be joined by the fantastic Adenike, semi-finalise on the voice, who many of you will have seen perform and heard from at Flame back in March.
Taking place at Essex Outdoors on Mersea Island, there is cabin accommodation and a brilliant range of outward bound activities, opportunities for climbing high ropes, archery, zip wires and much more to keep you challenged and entertained, plus performances, input and workshops from Adenike and the SVP! All meals are included, plus two Mersea activities, 2 BCYS workshops, accommodation and travel to and from Mersea Island – all of this for just £70!
The event is open to those in school year 9 and above, including opportunities for young leaders (age 18 and above) in the Brentwood Diocese.
Apply now at

Catechist Training and Resources Day, Saturday 4th November

The BCYS will host our Annual Catechist Training and Resources Day once again this November at Sacred Heart of Mary School in Upminster!
With a number of incredible workshops, input, networking and welcoming back the fantastic David Wells as keynote speaker, this is a day not to miss if you are a Confirmation Catechist, First Holy Communion Catechist, Children’s Liturgy or Youth leader in the Diocese of Brentwood!
Visit for details on how to book your place now!

14th May 6th Sunday of Easter

Interested in the Catholic response to homelessness, welcoming refugees and migrants, assisting with the Cost of Living Crisis, or tackling the causes and effects of climate change? Come to the first Caritas Brentwood networking daySaturday 10th June, 10am – 2.30pm, at Sacred Heart of Mary School, Upminster. Hear national speaker Raymond Friel OBE, Chief Executive of the Catholic Social Action network (CSAN). This day is a chance to be sustained, share ideas and good practices with people from parishes across Essex and East London and hear about charities and resources available. Details and registration (free!) at

7th May 5th Sunday of Easter

Dates for your Diary:    .
6TH MAY – 30TH JULY 2023– The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, exhibition exploring ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI. 
#SAT.  17th JUNE – PICNIC IN THE OLYMPIC PARK (Weather Permitting).  SUN. 
#29th JULY 2023 – PARISH COACH TRIP TO THE SEA SIDE – WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE – Watch for more info. 

THE THRESHOLDS OF HOPE EASTER TALKS will explore what it means to have an intimate friendship with Christ. They will take place on Wednesdays 10th, 17th and 24th  of May at St Francis of Assisi, Stratford, E15 1NS from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. The first talk, “Calling on the name of Jesus,” will be given by Fr Martin Boland, the Dean of Brentwood Cathedral. All very welcome.

Aged 18-40, single Catholic, discerning your calling in life ? Ever thought of a religious vocation for religious life and/or priestly life, perhaps as a Franciscan? Why not look at our website, and/or speak to one of the friars about it? Please also contact Br Dónal ofm (Franciscan Vocations contact) via email:

Vocations Weekend for Women (20s & 30s)  Theme: Discerning God’s Call in your life  Dates: 26-28 May 2023  Location: Liverpool 
The weekend is organised by the Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ).
Jesus invites each of us to ‘Come and See’ – this weekend will give the opportunity to explore the vocation to religious life and to reflect on God’s call to you.
If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along?  You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them.
For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at or visit our website 

Vacancy: Reprographics Administrator 
St Bonaventure’s School
Details can be found at OR directly from TES


30th April 4th Sunday of Easter

MARRIAGE BANNS:  Notice of Wedding:
Pablo and Maria will be getting married on 17th July 2023 in Italy.  Please keep them in your prayers.

23rd April 3rd Sunday of Easter

Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is looking for a Fundraising and Partnerships Manager to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to gain valuable experience in fundraising for an established and expanding charity. The Fundraising and Partnership Manager will be required to generate income from new and existing fundraising activities and to develop and manage relationships across key support audiences. Applicants must have excellent organisational skills and be proficient at managing their time and priorities effectively, working independently and creatively. Read the full Job Description and Person Specification at Applications should be returned to Julie Abbott, Head of Voluntary Income at before the application deadline of Friday 12th May at midday.

16th April 2nd Sunday of Easter

The Priests’ Charity Concert: Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is delighted to announce that the Northern Irish classical singing trio ‘The Priests’ will be performing a second charity concert on Friday 30th June 2023 at the Brentwood Cathedral at 7.30pm. All tickets can be purchased directly through Eventbrite and are £30 per person plus booking fee: We expect this to be a sell-out event and would urge you to book early in order to avoid disappointment. Why not organise a minibus or a coach to bring a group from your parish to Brentwood Cathedral? It promises to be a great evening of entertainment. Full details are available on our website:

The Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society is inviting parishioners across the Diocese to join in with their annual ‘Relay 100’ community event this May and June. This initiative is an opportunity to remind our community about the work we do, to reach families who may need our support and to raise some funds through sponsored walks, runs or cycles. We are looking for 100 individuals or groups to complete a ‘leg’ of our relay around the diocese; we have routes of varying distances so there is something to suit all abilities. Can you help us? To find out more, please contact Damian Dillon: / 07912 308000 or visit and click on ‘Relay 100 Sponsored Walks’ to read more about this event.

9th April Easter Sunday

10th to 14th April – Weekday Mass at 10am instead of 12:15pm

Job Vacancy – St Patrick’s Cemetery, Leytonstone are looking to recruit a part-time Cemetery Administrator 10am to 2pm Mon- Fri.  If you are interested in applying please email the Cemetery Director Leo Bones for further details.  Previous administration experience necessary but full cemetery training provided.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible – Overview of the Bible in 8 Weekly Sessions Introduction to the Bible 8 Week Online Course – Newham Deanery  Starting on Sunday April 23 we will be leading an 8-week online Bible Study Course.  A weekly online session for an hour on unlocking the mystery of the Bible.  The first session begins on Sunday April 23 at 2pm.  How do I sign up? – Please contact     to register as we will be sending out weekly notes and notifications.  More information  Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

2nd April Palm Sunday 

Holy Week 2023 Leaflet  

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023: Join Bishop Alan in Lourdes from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 July.  We can support those with medical needs.  For further information, please ‘phone Tangey Tours on 01732 886 666 or book online: Brentwood Lourdes – Lourdes – Tangney Tours (

There are a range of vacancies for staff in our parish schools across the diocese. Please find further information by following this link

Interested in the Catholic response to homelessness, welcoming refugees and migrants, assisting with the Cost of Living Crisis, or tackling the causes and effects of climate change? Come to the first Caritas Brentwood networking day, Saturday 10th June, 10am – 2.30pm, at Sacred Heart of Mary School, Upminster (on C2C & District lines, close to M25 & A127). Hear national speaker Raymond Friel, OBE, Chief Executive of the Catholic Social Action network. This day is a chance to be sustained, share ideas and good practices with people from parishes across Essex and East London and hear about charities and resources available. Details and Registration (free!) at

26th March 5th Sunday of Lent

Holy Week 2023 Leaflet

19th March 4th Sunday of Lent

12th March 3rd Sunday of Lent

5th March 2nd Sunday of Lent

26th February 1st Sunday of Lent

19th February 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

12th February 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5th February 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

29th January 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd January 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th January 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 8th January 2023 The Baptism of Jesus


Newsletter Christmas Day 2022 

Newsletter Fourth Sunday of Advent 18 12 22

Christmas Services Times

Newsletter Third Sunday of Advent 11 12 22

Newsletter First Sunday Advent 27 11 22

Newsletter 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 14 11 22


Newsletter Archive 2022


St Francis’ Nursery There are currently spaces available in St Francis’ nursery. The nursery accepts children from 3 yrs of age for full time and part-time hours. Application forms are available from the school office. 020 8534 0476 

St Angela’s Ursuline School is looking to appoint two foundation Governors to join the Governing Body leading the school.  Foundation Governors need to be practising Catholics, with a keen interest in education and the school.  Interested applicants can email for further details about the role of Foundation Governors.

St Francis’ Primary School (our parish school) is also looking for a foundation Governor.  Interested applicants should email the school

Mass Times


Pope Francis has asked that we all pray for the situation in Ukraine.

Brentwood Diocese Laudato Si Initiative –

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
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: More info: Discernment Programme or Https:// #vocation #religiouslife #discernment #joy