23 February – 8 March 2015
As part of the parsh’s commitment to Livesimply , everyone is encouraged to support Fairtrade Fortnight, perhaps by buying just one Fairtrade item (e.g. tea or coffee) in place of your usual purchase. Such a simple act can have real benefits for poor people throughout the world
Foodbank Collection at the Cathedral – 15 March 2015
On 15 March the parish will be holding a collection for the Brentwood Food Bank.
In preparation for Easter, donations of treats (biscuits, cakes, Easter eggs etc) are most welcome in addition to the basics (particularly needed is sugar, instant mashed potato, fruit juice, steamed tinned puddings).
At present the food bank has plenty of pasta, tea and breakfast cereals so it would help to avoid these goods.
Please leave your donations in the narthex on Sunday 15 March only. Donations at other times can be made with details available at www.brentwood.foodbank.org.uk
Fairtrade Cake Competition – 22 Feb 2015
Peace One Day
Mass at the Cathedral
Thurs 18 September 2014 7:30 pm
Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral as part of the Peace One Day campaign
followed by refreshments, a short film and discussion
Justice & Peace Meeting – The Holy Land
A very well-attended meeting on the future of the Holy Land was held on 6 June. A fascinating presentation, outlining some of the complexity and appalling problems affecting the region, was given by Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi.
Margaret Doe (Assistant Head, Ursuline Convent High School), Rebecca Howe, Claire Ataman (Ursuline Convent High School students) & Pat Gaffney (General Secretary – Pax Christi)
After their recent pilgrimage to the region Rebecca and Claire then gave moving personal testimony as they shared their vivid impressions of the very difficult living conditions suffered by the local population in the Holy Land
Justice & Peace Fairtrade Cakes
24 February 2013
At a very well-attended meeting after the 9:30 Mass at the Cathedral the J&P group organised a Fairtrade Cake Competition .. proceeds went to Maria Ratschitz Parish
Following the series of talks led by Fr Martin Boland and Fr Paul Keane concerning the Government’s intention to redefine marriage we have produced a pamphlet which hopefully answers some of the questions raised.