Saturday, 10 November 2018

32nd Sunday / (Old Rite) V Sunday remaining after Epiphany / Remembrance Sunday / Armistice Day

Changes to this week's Masses
Monday 12th:
Latin Mass will be at 7am this week only
11am Requiem - Cecil Adams

Thursdays 
We will no longer have a 9am Mass on Thursday mornings unless we have an excess of priests or a Holy Day of Obligation

Notice of Upcoming changes
Mondays  
Starting from Monday 19th November Exposition & Adoration will be moved from Thursday to Monday mornings following the 9am Mass.  The Latin Mass will move to 12.30pm 
Thursdays  
Starting Thursday 22nd November - we will also be losing the 7am Latin Mass
Adoration, Exposition and Benediction will be moved from Thursday mornings to Monday mornings (as above).

Message from Fr Marcus: Over the last few weeks since arriving I've had chance to meet so many of you and to get to know the structures and systems of the parish. I have to say that this is a very blessed parish and I commend my predecessor for so much that has been achieved. People have been asking me about the direction I plan to take the parish. In the New Year, after more discussions and observation, I'll begin to role out some new initiatives in catechesis, projects of restoration and supporting this parish family in a variety of ways. As I've mentioned previously, I do not intend to take away anything that has been achieved but simply to build on things and augment so much that is good already. 
I've made a few changes recently in security and access, in our telecommunications and in some house repairs/decoration which needed immediate attention. Next week I'll announce some small changes to the weekday Mass schedule (maintaining every day an English and Latin Mass in the church and the daily Convent Mass). I've also been pleased that a few people are helping with sacristy work for the Masses. I still need some immediate help with banking processes. 
People have been asking about the best time to see me. It is always possible to make an appointment (please email the parish account or call between 11am-6pm on the weekdays). But for all general enquiries requiring a priest and for signing forms or simple matters (like school or sacramental enquiries) please use the new surgery times on Monday morning and Friday evening. I'll be available to see people without an appointment during those times.
On Fridays 7th, 14th and 21st December from 7.30pm-8.30pm I'll be hosting and leading a new course from the Catholic Truth Society called 'The Why Course'. It is a foundational course in apologetics answering three key questions: Why God? Why Christ? Why the Church? There will be a short presentation and DVD and then some time for discussion and questions. It is for the entire parish but will be also useful as a launching pad for those enquiring about becoming Catholic or want to receive sacraments as adults. The atmosphere will be relaxed and the bar open afterwards. 
On March 24th 2019 I've invited the Day With Mary back to the parish. I'm sure this will bring many blessings as we consecrate this parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
With my blessings and prayers for you and your family, Fr Marcus  

New Parish Surgeries:  Fr Marcus will hold two 1-hour surgeries per week starting Monday 12th November.  You will be able to see him without an appointment at the following times:
  • Mondays 9.40am to 10.40am
  • Fridays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Please come to the presbytery, take a seat in the room to the right of the door and you will be seen on a first come, first served basis.  

~~~ Bazaar (30th November/1st December): (in just under 3 weeks) ~~~:
Thank you to everyone who came to the meeting – copies of the minutes from the meeting are at the back of Church
Grand Draw Tickets: Pick up some books today!  Don’t forget to return the counterfoils & money ASAP – you have to be in it to win it!  We also need volunteers to hand out / sell tickets at the end of all the Masses.
Good Quality Donations needed: Bric-a-brac (new only), Ornaments, glassware; drinks for the Bottle stall (B.O.G.O.F. offers can make good donations!); raffle prizes, homemade crafts, jams & chutneys; Groceries; DVDs, Vinyl & Plants.
PLEASE DO NOT BRING electricals, pots & pans, videos, books or clothes.  We can’t sell these & therefore have to dispose of them. 
Tree of Promises: A tree of promises is made up of pledges.  Each pledge is given a price bracket (£10/20/30) and written inside a ‘star’.  All pledges are needed by Sunday 25th please – so get thinking & pledging! 
Child-Friendly Stalls: Space permitting, we would like to be able to offer more for our younger visitors.  So any ideas & offers of help (Lolly board, face painting, biscuit icing) to Mick & Giselle. 
Bistro Menus: will be out next week and orders by Monday 26th.  Offers to make chicken curry, lasagne, desserts etc (i.e. food that is easily kept hot and easy to portion & serve from a tray/pot is best) will be gratefully received! Contact Mick & Giselle (07825 557 261) or speak to a priest.
Volunteers Needed: 
  • Welcome & collect the money on the door.  
  • run the bottle stall. 
  • Make food for the Bistro - if you made food in previous years & are willing to do so again this year, or helped in running the bistro please contact Mick & Giselle.
~~~ Important Bazaar Dates ~~~:
Bazaar meeting - Tuesday 6th Nov 7.30pm: in the social club.  Whether you are running a stall or offering your help – please come along - everyone is welcome.   
Latin American Bingo - Saturday 17th Nov 8.30pm in the Club.
Bistro – Friday 30th Nov 6-9pm:  in the club.  
Bazaar – Friday 30th Nov 7-9pm: in the school hall.
Christmas Dinner – Saturday 1st Dec 7pm: in the club.  Bookings will be taken from next weekend.  Cost remains at £25 per person and money is payable by no later than Sunday 25th to guarantee your place. 
Grand Draw – Sunday 2nd Dec 1pm: in the club.
Latin American Dinner - Saturday 15th Dec 8.30pm in the club.  (This will also be their farewell to fr Chris)


Remembrance Sunday:  This day of commemoration of those killed in wars falls on Sunday 11th November 2018. That date also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War, as the First World War was known. The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. 

Special Sunday - 11am Mass today: The music will be: Ordinary: Missa pro defunctis (Anerio) & Communion: Versa est in luctum (Jose de Torres y Martinez Bravo) and is provided by Cantores Missae & Charles Finch.  
At the 11am Mass, we remember all those who died in WW1, WW2 & subsequent conflicts.  We also remember all our parishioners who have died over the past year. 

Blessing of the Graves – Remembrance Sunday: This will take place at Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd on Sunday 11th November at 3pm sharp. Please come dressed appropriately for cold & wet weather. From the car park, proceed along the central path which runs either side of the office. At the end of that path, turn left, where we shall meet by the tombs along that stretch. Please look out for passing cars. After a short service for the dead, the priests present will bless individual graves. The cemetery closes at 4pm. Please have consideration for our priests, who may need to get back to say Mass.

Helpers of God's Precious Infants: The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants reach out in love and compassion to mothers who are in crisis pregnancies and to those who have suffered the effects of abortion. Why not come and join us and help to hold out God’s Hand of Love and Mercy? The next Rosary Procession Vigil, led by Father Jacob Hausman, CFR, will be held on Sunday 18th November at St. Bede’s Church.  We begin our Rosary Procession at 12.30pm (after the 11am Latin Mass) following an Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to BPAS  abortion centre, Leigham Court Road, SW16 2QA, where we pray 15 decades of the Rosary and sing hymns, returning at approx.2.30pm to the church for Benediction, followed by refreshments. Full details on the poster in church porch or contact tel. 01727 763832 or e-mail marg@helpersuk.org


Cecil Adams RIP: His Requiem Mass will be on Monday 12th November at 11am.  There will be a reception in the club afterwards.

Cleaners this week: Tricia & Emma Johnson, Teresa Ablett & Franca Otuo

Saturday, 3 November 2018

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time / (Old Rite) IV Sunday remaining after Epiphany

Changes to this week's Masses
Thursdays 
We will no longer have a 9am Mass on Thursday mornings unless we have an excess of priests or Holy day of obligation

Message from Fr Marcus: On Saturday 24th November at 6pm Bishop Patrick Lynch will come to St Bede's for my induction Mass as Parish Priest. I want to invite personally all of you through this newsletter to attend this ceremony. Everyone in the parish and connected to the parish are invited. I will also be inviting our local clergy, a few friends and family members as well as my former parishioners (I know they are coming from Ramsgate in a coach). I look forward to introducing them to you. An induction is when a new parish priest officially takes his position. It hasn't happened here for 24 years so only a few people will remember the last time! The bishop asks me to take the oath of fidelity and I will pledge always to teach the truth of our Catholic faith without compromise. I will also be given the keys to the parish which symbolise my duty of governance which I pray to execute with integrity, justice and gentleness. Afterwards, there is a reception/party in the school hall. If you cannot come to the Mass please don't hesitate to come along to the party. I feel very blessed to be your parish priest and I thank you for all your kindnesses in welcoming me. Please keep me in your prayers - you are daily in mine.

~~~ Bazaar (30th November/1st December): (in just under 4 weeks) ~~~:
Grand Draw Tickets: Pick up some books today!  Don’t forget to return the counterfoils & money ASAP – you have to be in it to win it!  We also need volunteers to hand out / sell tickets at the end of all the Masses.
Good Quality Donations needed: Bric-a-brac (new only), Ornaments, glassware; drinks for the Bottle stall (B.O.G.O.F. offers can make good donations!); raffle prizes, DVDs and homemade crafts, jams & chutneys. 
No electricals, pots & pans, videos, books or clothes, please!  Please do not dump your rubbish with us – if you wouldn’t pay a decent amount for it – no one else will!  
Child-Friendly Stalls: Ideas welcome.
Volunteers Needed: 
  • Welcome & collect the money on the door.  
  • run the bottle stall. 
  • Make food for the Bistro - if you made food in previous years & are willing to do so again this year, or helped in running the bistro please contact Mick & Giselle.
~~~ Important Bazaar Dates ~~~:
Bazaar meeting - Tuesday 6th Nov 7.30pm: in the social club.  Whether you are running a stall or offering your help – please come along - everyone is welcome.   
Latin American Bingo - Saturday 17th Nov 8.30pm in the Club.
Bistro – Friday 30th Nov 6-9pm:  in the club.  
Bazaar – Friday 30th Nov 7-9pm: in the school hall.
Christmas Dinner – Saturday 1st Dec 7pm: in the club.  We hope that Stefano Taliana will be able to do this for us again this year.
Grand Draw – Sunday 2nd Dec 1pm: in the club.
Latin American Dinner - Saturday 15th Dec 8.30pm in the club.  (This will also be their farewell to fr Chris)

Remembrance Sunday:  This day of commemoration of those killed in wars falls on Sunday 11th November 2018. That date also marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the Great War, as the First World War was known. The Armistice was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. 

Blessing of the Graves – Remembrance Sunday: This will take place at Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Rd on Sunday 11th November at 3pm sharp. Please come dressed appropriately for cold & wet weather. From the car park, proceed along the central path which runs either side of the office. At the end of that path, turn left, where we shall meet by the tombs along that stretch. Please look out for passing cars. After a short service for the dead, the priests present will bless individual graves. The cemetery closes at 4pm. Please have consideration for our priests, who may need to get back to say Mass.

Cecil Adams RIP: His Requiem Mass will be on Monday 12th November at 11am.  

Choir (English Mass): New singers required.  There is Choir practice every Tuesday evening 7-9pm.  For more information, please contact Piers Tattersall piers.tattersall@gmail.com or Kate Peacock kate.simonpeacock@btopenworld.com

Do you have a Red 'Mill Hill' Box at home? If so, please bring it with you and hand to one of the priests at a weekend Mass.  In order to meet the year-end account deadline, we would appreciate if you could do so no later than 18th November.  Thank you. 


Cleaners this week: Ella Shllaku, Elizabeth Vosas, Maria Eugenia Galvis & Anais Tarelho.