Girls at Grays Convent cleared rubbish from the local beach - and are keen to do more community projects.
Bishop Alan will welcome 220 new entrants from across the Diocese at St Antony's, Forest Gate this weekend.
Four youth leaders from Brentwood Diocese, who are also CAFOD volunteers, will be running workshops on refugees and climate change at the event.
Bernadette Fisher is to become head of the Brentwood Catholic Children's Society, which works with children and families of all faiths and none.
Caritas Anchor House is 'a real game-changer for the people it supports', says Bishop.
Charity Seeking Sanctuary reports on the worsening conditions for refugees and aid workers in France.
Vocations director Fr Graham Smith is inviting every deanery to take part, as priests and seminarians share their stories.
The dynamic centre will support students' aspirations, achievements and progression, said the school.
The students are planning events to raise funds for the TELCO refugee housing appeal. Can you help?
The Diocese of Brentwood is staging a series of events this year to celebrate its Centenary.