A reflection on reopening for private prayer…

"We can’t step away from the world altogether but sometimes, even every day, we need to step back from the world into that space within us where God sits quietly, to see things as they are, to get perspective and to approach the world anew."

Livestreamed Mass to honour migrant workers on the frontline

This year Caritas Brentwood was organising the annual Mass for Migrants on behalf of the Dioceses of Westminster, Southwark and Brentwood (picture above from 2017). The Mass honours all those migrant workers who have made such a contribution to our society and is traditionally held near the feast of St Joseph the Worker. It was

An Easter pastoral letter from Bishop Alan

In these challenging days we need to support each other and, especially, look after and pray for the vulnerable and elderly... each and every act of kindness, in imitation of our Lord, reminds us that we are truly blessed by God.

Holy Week events at St Philip’s Priory

The Norbertines at Our Lady Immaculate, Chelmsford invite you to take part in an online retreat during Holy Week and attend liturgies virtually via their Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChlkkivPXvddwvUOQzd9itA

Watch Lenten lectures in preparation for Easter

"I would invite people to watch the videos with the gospel text of John before them, so that in new circumstances we can celebrate the new life of the Risen Jesus which we have received, and which guides and nourishes us even in the most difficult circumstances."

Please support the work of BCYS

National Youth Sunday in England and Wales falls this weekend. Speakers from the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service will be appealing for your support at Masses across the Diocese.

Are you going to join ‘Thy Kingdom Come’?

In recent years a wave of prayer that has taken its name from the Our Father, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, has been spreading around the world with individuals, families and churches of every Christian denomination praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As part of this movement, on the afternoon of Pentecost Sunday,

Bishops welcome Pope Francis’ message to young people

The Bishops said the document arising from the Youth Synod is "a great invitation from Pope Francis asking all of us to reflect on so many aspects of our world today, a world in which hunger, homelessness, violence, cruelty and exploitation touch and diminish the lives of so many young people".

A look back at World Youth Day

Thirty five people from our Diocese, including a number from the Brentwood Catholic Youth Service, travelled earlier this year to World Youth Day in Panama and Costa Rica. Here, some young pilgrims tell their stories.

Are you going to Flame 2019?

With a well-known rap artist alongside video input from Jean Vanier and prayerful reflection from a Cardinal and an Archbishop, as well as superb music, drama from RISE theatre, and live art work, there is much to inspire at the fourth Flame Congress for young people in March. Don't miss it.

Diocese publishes Vision Document

The Vision Document aims to maximise the opportunities for evangelisation and sacramental provision across the diocese, given the resources available in the future.

Showcase your work on Brentwood’s Caritas site

A new website to draw together and support social justice groups and organisations is under construction in the Diocese - and needs your input by 18 October. Don't miss the opportunity to tell your stories and attract new volunteers.

In Rome with Caritas

Director of Development Steven Webb reports on his visit to Rome on behalf of Caritas Social Action Network and Caritas Brentwood.

Pledge to Pray at Thy Kingdom Come

What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops’ of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer.