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Catholic News

We share a number of items of Catholic news each week, which may be of interest to you. If you are interested in a Catholic news item that is no longer showing you should be able to trace it on our Archive page.

We cover a breadth of topics from a variety of sources, for example: Catholic news from the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Dioceses of Brentwood and Westminster and in other parts of the UK; Catholic news of events from charitable organisations, with whom we have connections e.g. CAFOD; and wider afield from Vatican News and via Catholic news agencies. If you wish to share some Catholic news please contact us.

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Pray the Rosary in October for Faith, Peace and an end to the Pandemic

October is the month of the Rosary and this year, more than ever, Catholics are being encouraged to pray for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to bring a strengthening of faith to our lands in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. See more

Cardinal prays for peace in Nagorno Karabakh

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has echoed Pope Francis’ call for peace in Nagorno Karabakh and offered his prayers for all those affected by the conflict. See more

Dunmow parishioners receive Papal medals

The Benemerenti Medal is an honour awarded by the Pope for service to the Catholic Church.  See more

Thanks and blessings from Pope Emeritus Benedict

Cardinal Vincent has received a letter of thanks from Pope Emeritus Benedict for the gift of the reflections and meditations of St John Henry Newman.  See more

Churches launch ‘Safe Spaces’ support service for abuse victims

On 29th September 2020, the Catholic Church in England and Wales launched Safe Spaces, a new support service for the survivors of abuse, in partnership with the Church of England. See more

Please find attached the updated Hurt by Abuse leaflets, they now include the contact details for Safe Spaces the joint Anglican and Catholic Church project that provides a vital support service for survivors of church-related abuse. 

NCSC Abuse Leaflet

NCSC Respond Listen Support Leaflet

Gidea Park statue finds new home at Ilford school

A wooden statue from Gidea Park parish has found a new home. See more

The Bible Timeline Course starting on Weds 4th Nov at 7pm – live streamed & free of charge

Jeff Cavin’s worldwide-famous Catholic Bible Study. To register for the course:

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World Mission Sunday 2020: Here I am, send me!

Missio writes:

World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – is happening on 18 October with a shout of courage and faith: ‘Here I am, send me!’

This special day is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world. It is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression. See more

To find out more and to donate go to Missio

New Diocesan Director of Youth Ministry!

Fr Dominic writes …

I am very pleased to share with you the news that Claire Bailey has been appointed as the new Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Brentwood. Claire will begin in January. See more

Diocesan appointment reflects importance of Youth Ministry

Fr Dominic says: “With so much experience and many excellent skills to bring to our Diocesan Youth Ministry, I have no doubt that in this new role Claire will be a wonderful support to parish clergy, catechists and youth leaders, as well as school staff and chaplains. See more

Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP to speak on ‘the joy of the gospel’

The parish of Christ the Eternal High Priest in Gidea Park will be hosting a study day by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP on Saturday 24 October from 11 am. The event will also be live streamed. See more