All details can be found on our website
www.bcys.net/events and we will be regularly updating our Instagram,
Facebook and Twitter (@brentwoodcys) so please keep an eye on those for information!
Brentwood Catholic Youth Service
Brand New, Thursday Youth Mass which will take place on the first THURSDAY of the month at Brentwood Cathedral.
The evening will start at 6pm with workshops, speakers, reconciliation and more, which will differ each month as well as welcoming different priests to preach! AND we will of course provide food and drink, as we know many will be coming straight from work or school. Brentwood Cathedral is just a short walk from Brentwood train station, or there is ample parking in the Cathedral car park if you are able to drive. We always welcome new people, old friends, school and confirmation groups so please do come along! (Please do let me know if you intend to bring a group, so I can ensure there is ample catering!) https://bcys.net/events/september-youth-mass/ The First Youth Mass for this year will be on THURSDAY 2nd September, and will simply begin with a celebration in the Parish Hall, as we are finally able to celebrate Youth Masses together again. So please do join us from 6pm and for Youth Mass at 7:30pm. The following months will include a workshop from One Hope Project in October, a chance for quiet remembrance in November and an Advent Reconciliation service in December.
Autumn Youth Gather is BACK, but with a slight difference…. This year we will invite all young people from school year 9 and above to join us at Walsingham House at Abbotswick for a one day event on Saturday 23rd October! Not only will be setting up some of your favourite outdoor activities and inflatables in our very own grounds but we will be welcoming 2 fantastic speakers as well! The incredible John Pridmore will speak about his conversion from a life of organised crime in the East End of London, to teach us that we are all capable of changing our futures. Leila Bousbaa is a former Walsingham House volunteer and “BCYS-er”, who will inspire and educate us on the Catholic response to climate change. We are asking just £20 for the day and you can book online NOW at
https://bcys.net/events/youth-gather-2021/ (If you are a catechist, chaplain or youth leader and would like to bring a group please email me directly!)
Catechist Training and Resources Day – Save the date!
Will once again take place at Sacred Heart of Mary school in Upminster, on Saturday 6th November 2021 so save the date now!!! This training and resources day is open to all First Holy Communion and Confirmation Catechists, as well as those who look after the children’s liturgy in the Diocese of Brentwood. It will be an opportunity to hear about fresh resources, as well as receiving input to assist you in your First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes. As always, there will be keynote speakers and updates from the BCYS in the morning, with a variety of inspiring and exciting workshops for you to choose from in the afternoon. We would particularly like to welcome any young catechists or young people in your parish (16+) who may be interested in working as or with catechists, and wish to develop their faith further post-confirmation. https://bcys.net/events/catechist-training-day-2021/We are very pleased to share with you news about some staff changes and professional development of the staff Team at Walsingham House at Abbotswick.
Cycling for charity (“Pedalling through the Pandemic”). Fr Dominic Howarth, a priest of the Diocese, has been cycling for many months, heading towards 5,000km – and he now has just 500km to go. He is raising money for the Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society, Walsingham House, HCPT Easter Lourdes Group 709, and Help Refugees. Find out more and sponsor him online viahttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/frdominic5000at50, or phone 01708740308 or email email@example.com if you want to donate via cheque or cash. Thank you for any support you can give.