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Lourdes in your Living Room. Someone who watched last week’s pilgrimage said, “I feel like I have been in Lourdes for the last five days. Thank you. I even bought croissants for breakfast!”. For pilgrims of all ages the week had a great impact, and if you have missed it, or want to watch and pray again, it is all on YouTube – turn a Staycation into a pilgrimage! You’ll find everything at If you have comments or questions, simply email or phone 01277373959. The 18 hour challenge has so far raised over £5,250, to be split between Cafod and the BCYS. Congratulations to all who took part, and thank you to everyone who has donated. More details


Lourdes in your Living Room – hundreds of people from across the Diocese watched and prayed at Masses and liturgies last week, and enjoyed the social content too. Everything is on, in case you missed it. Thank you for great generosity as over £4500 was raised by the “18 hour challenge” to be split between the BCYS, and CAFOD’s coronavirus appeal, “Summer of Hope”.

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Lourdes in your Living Room – from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July enjoy an inspiring daily pilgrimage programme, with Mass at 10.30 each day, Morning Prayer (9am) and Night Prayer (9.30pm) as well as afternoon reflections (4.30pm) from Bishop Alan, Michael Barwick, Rev Paschal Uche and Fr Paul Keane, Stations of the Cross (Friday 5pm) and a Marian (“Torchlight”) procession with the Hail Mary prayed in over 40 languages (Thursday 8pm). Everything will be streamed on YouTube (BrentwoodCYS), and the full timetable and links are at This pilgrimage for all ages includes special events for those aged 15-23, as well as a talent show for all on the Friday evening – if you are a musician, magician, singer or dancer, email for details of how to send in your entertainment!

Please keep the whole pilgrimage in your prayers – with 10 hours of pre-recorded content and 14 hours of live content it is a major undertaking, and we hope as many people as possible will benefit from it. There will shortly be a liturgy booklet online, which we will also send as a PDF to parishes early next week, so it can be shared prior to the pilgrimage.

The 18 hour challenge – please support our young people. In the 18 hours when they would have been travelling to Lourdes (where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette 18 times) our creative young people are undertaking all sorts of challenges. On 25th – 26th July 18 metres of hair is being cut, 18 curries are being created; 18 cakes are being baked; 18 pictures are being painted; one young person is running 18km (half a marathon) … and 44 young people and older pilgrims are each walking 18 miles to total the 792 miles from Brentwood to Lourdes. Money raised from donations and sponsorship will be split between Cafod’s support for those across the world suffering from Coronavirus, and our own BCYS youth ministry, and donations can be made online at or send a cheque payable to “BRCDT Youth Service” to Fr Dominic, 18 hour challenge, Walsingham House at Abbotswick, Navestock Side, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5SH. Thank you for anything you can give.

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