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Youth Mass

24th Jun 2022

BCYS Youth Mass, 7th July from 6pm at Brentwood Cathedral – join us for Pizza in the Parish Hall at 6pm, followed by a Music Workshop in the Cathedral led by Art Wangcharoensab of the Cathedral Music Dept.

Singers, instrumentalists and young people (roughly year 9+) are all very welcome, whether you wish to join in or simply watch and listen! Mass will begin in the Cathedral at 7:30pm, celebrated by Fr Damien Wade.

All information can be found on our website www.bcys.net/events



Scripture Talk

24th Jun 2022

CATHOLIC BIBLICAL ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN

The Association announces its next Scripture talk, to be given by Fr Adrian Graffy, parish priest and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, on ‘Jonah: Prophet for Today’.

You can attend the talk in-person at Christ the Eternal High Priest Catholic Church, Gidea Park, RM2 6DH, from 11.00 BST on Saturday 9th July. Coffee will be provided in the hall from 10.30. If you are attending in-person please book your place by clicking on the Eventbrite link on the poster. The venue is a short walk from Gidea Park Station (TfL from Stratford or Shenfield). Alternatively please join the livestream by going to www.whatgoodnews.org at 11 a.m. on 9th July. There is no need to book if attending by livestream. The talk will be available subsequently on You Tube and on www.whatgoodnews.org Thank you.



Pilgrimage to Transylvania

24th Jun 2022

Transylvania: Religion, History & Culture Fr Eduard Fartan from Holy Family in Benfleet is organising a Pilgrimage to Transylvania from 18th - 25th October 2022. The tour will include many beautiful churches and monasteries often set amongst the stunning Romanian countryside and focus on the melting pot of ancient cultures that have been present in the area. The approximate cost will start at £850 for one place in a double room. For more information or to register your interest please send an email to benfleet@dioceseofbrentwood.org



Faith Lift Day

17th Jun 2022

Faith Lift Day - Sunday 10th July at the Sion Community, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BX.  The day will begin with 12.00 noon Mass, (this is optional if people would prefer to attend their parish Sunday Mass) followed by lunch at 1pm.  At 2pm there will be prayer and praise, followed by a talk from 2.45 - 3.20. After a short break will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with opportunity for Confession, and Prayer Ministry from 3.45 finishing at 4.45 pm.  Tea and coffee will be provided for the day, but please bring your own packed lunch.  Everyone is welcome, and please feel able to join in the day at any time.  No booking is required.



YEAR OF THE FAMILY

17th Jun 2022

YEAR OF THE FAMILY: The 10th World Meeting of Families is taking place in Rome this coming week, with a programme of talks and liturgies which will be live-streamed via Vatican media channels. Our Diocese is marking the close of the Year of the Family at the annual Mass for Marriage and Family Life in July, which Bishop Alan will offer for the intentions of all families in the Diocese. If would like a particular intention to be placed before the altar at this Mass, please complete the prayer request form which can be found on the new Marriage and Family Life pages of the Diocesan website, where you will also find more information about the World Meeting of Families: https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/marriage-family-life



Gap Year Opportunity

17th Jun 2022

Just finished A-levels or Uni? Aged 18-22? Interested in working with young people? Join the Walsingham House Team 2022/23 for an amazing Gap Year opportunity starting September 2022. Details on www.bcys.net or contact Joseph Beattie – phone 01277 373959 or email josephbeattie@dioceseofbrentwood.org



Gap Year Opportunity

17th Jun 2022

Vincentian Volunteers are Catholic young people aged 18-35, from all over the world, who commit a year of their lives to the service of vulnerable people. During their year with us, they live in a community of three or four people and engage in voluntary work in partnership with other, well known charity organisations in order to help the impoverished, the homeless, the disabled, refugees and those suffering with addictions within the local community. We are still recruiting for 2022/23 (September 2022 to July 2023) for more details visit https://www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk/



Vacancy

17th Jun 2022

Choral Director Vacancy – The Diocese of Brentwood Schools Singing Programme 

We are seeking to appoint a Choral Director, this is a new and exciting post which is part of the National School Singing Programme.

Further information about the role can be found on the website https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/NSSP-Choral-Director-Application-Pack-002.pdf

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 4 July 2022.



Thanksgiving Mass

17th Jun 2022

Keith Williams, Headmaster at The Campion School is retiring at the end of this academic year.  In order to celebrate his 40 years of service, there will be a Thanksgiving Mass at the school at 7.00 pm on Friday, 8th July 2022.  The Mass will be followed by a buffet in the Main Hall. If you and any of your family would like to join us on this occasion, please e.mail office@thecampionschool.org giving the numbers expected.



LATE VOCATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD:

29th Apr 2022

A vocation discernment weekend for men between the ages of 30 and 55 will take place at St Beuno’s in North Wales from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2022.  The direct link for further details and booking: Discernment Weekend https://www.pathwaystogod.org/courses-events-retreats/discernment-weekend-older-men-2



Volunteering at Sion Community

5th Apr 2022

Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism runs a Mission House in Brentwood which hosts weekend events to help young people, families and adults deepen their faith.

Do you have some free time? Would you like to put that time to service of God and his church? We are looking to recruit some volunteers to help prepare guests' rooms before and after our events. Or maybe you could spare a weekend to come and assist with hospitality tasks during one of our retreats. 

We can offer travel expenses should this be an obstacle to help plus overnight accommodation for those helping at the weekend. 

A Diocesan DBS would be required at no cost to yourself, which we can process. 

If you are interested or would like further information please email admin@sioncommunity.org.uk or ring 01277 234401.



Needed Donations

1st Apr 2022

The Passage, a Catholic charity working with homeless people is raising funds through the Big Give a matched giving scheme.  Every £1 donated online by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 19 April makes £2 and £2.25 if you are a taxpayer through Gift Aid.  Please visit: https://bit.ly/BigGiveMarch22 to support the campaign. The campaign ‘It takes more than a house to make a home’ focuses on the services we provide to people who have been homeless in their journey to being happily settled in a new home.  The Passage would be very grateful for your support.  For questions about the campaign or assistance making a donation please ring 020 7592 1856.



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