Newsletters

 

Newsletter 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 09 22

A REQUIEM MASS FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH II will be celebrated by Bishop Alan Williams in Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday 25th at 11.30 a.m.  All are very welcome to attend and pray for the repose of the soul of the late Queen.

Newsletter 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 09 22

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Alan 10th/11th September 2022

Newsletter 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 04 09 22

St Bonanventure’s -Year 5/6 Parents’ Open Evening 6th October 6 to 8pm.  Also Open Mornings. Click for more info.

Newsletter 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 28 08 22

Bank Holiday Monday 29th August – Mass at 10am

Newsletter 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 08 22

Newsletter Assumption 14 08 22

Newsletter 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 07 08 22

Newsletter 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 31 07 22

Newsletter 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 24 07 22

Applications for First Holy Communion 2022/2023 are now invited.  Please see all three documents.  (Printed copies available at the back of the church or from the Parish Office)
Letter        Preparation Form     Application Form

Newsletter 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 07 22

Newsletter 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 03 07 22

This week is the first week after A-level exams. As students begin to unwind, many of them will also be very unsure about what they are doing next year. Their year were the ones who did not take in-person GCSE exams, and so they felt the particular pressure of A-levels being their first set of public exams.
This time of year is also when Uni students are moving back home, after finishing final exams.
A gap year at Walsingham House is a tremendous opportunity, and there are currently four places on this year’s volunteer team.  It is absolutely ideal for any young adult committed to discovering more about their Catholic faith, and living that faith in an environment of community, service to young people, retreat leadership, energy and joy. The year offers practical and social skills, and is often a pathway to chaplaincy, teaching, or further avenues of Youth Ministry within the Church.
There is an updated item on the BCYS website: https://bcys.net/applications-for-the-walsingham-house-team-2022-23-now-open/

Newsletter 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 06 22

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Allan 26 06 22

Newsletter Trinity Sunday 12 06 22

Newsletter Pentecost Sunday 05 06 22

Newsletter 7th Sunday of Easter 29 05 22

Newsletter 6th Sunday of Easter 22 05 22

Newsletter 5th Sunday of Easter 15 05 22

Newsletter 4th Sunday of Easter 08 05 22

Newsletter 3rd Sunday of Easter 01 05 22

Newsletter 2nd Sunday of Easter 24 04 22

Newsletter 10 04 22 Palm Sunday

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Rosary round the Grotto

Newsletter 03 04 22

Newsletter 20 03 22

Newsletter 13 03 22

Mass Times

UKRAINE PRESS RELEASE

PRAY FOR UKRAINE:
Pope Francis has asked that we all pray for the situation in Ukraine.

Laudato Si

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

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

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:
For those couples looking to get married either here, in another parish in England, or abroad, we require  A MINIMUM of 6 months notice with regard to Marriage Preparation, and the completion of the necessary formalities.  
Please contact the Parish Secretary, if possible, to discuss your requirements, and for further advice.

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   

Compass is a project of CVP (Catholic Vocations Projects). CVP is supported by a group of religious women and men in the UK who are interested in promoting a culture of vocation in our Church.

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants’ vigils at BPAS on Romford Road need your help!  Sister Chinedum goes there on Wednesdays at 11am for an hour and also Saturdays at the same time.  She is often on her own and so she cannot offer leaflets to girls entering BPAS for abortions and pray at the same time.  The girls going there need help on the spot, supported by people praying on the opposite side of the road to BPAS.   Please help Sister Chinedum, phone  07455 441235

CAFOD is combining efforts with the DEC to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal.  In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel. During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. You can donate on the CAFOD website: cafod.org.uk/AfghanistanAppeal and please pray for the people of Afghanistan.

What’s all this about a “synod” and the “Synodal Process”

 

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

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

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