Saturday, 21 April 2018

4th Sunday of Easter / (Old Rite) III Sunday after Easter

Changes to Masses this Week
Monday 23rd
9am Mass will be slightly earlier at 8.45am

Congratulations: Three children of our Latin Mass community today make their First Holy Communion: 

  • Dominic Windsor
  • Matthew Quail 
  • Leo Linton  
Please pray for them and their families on this very special day.   

Pray for Vocations: at St Bede’s we are uniquely lucky to have a lot of priests and sisters but elsewhere throughout the land they are an “endangered species”.  Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and our Sisters have asked us to think and pray imaginatively for vocations.  Any ideas?

St Bede's School: Places available for the Nursery - 30-hour full time / 15-hour part-time and Reception - full time starting September 2018.  Please contact the school for a tour and/or to apply.  Please see posters for more information.
 


Dates for the Future:
May: 
  • Friday 4th: 9.30am Recollection for Ladies.
    3.45pm First Friday Polish Mass.  
  • Saturday 5th:  (Convent) 2-4pm St Mary Soledad group;
    5-6pm Monthly prayer group.  
  • Thursday 10th: Feast of the Ascension.  
  • Sunday 13th: 9am-6pm FLI Conference (London Oratory).
    12.30pm African & Caribbean Mass.  
  • Wednesday 16th: 10.30am-12pm The Laurels Open Morning. 
  • Saturday 19th: 12-3pm The Laurels Spring Fete 
  • Tuesday 22nd: 10am May Procession at St Bernadette School
  • Sunday 27th: 1pm Confirmations. 
June:
  • Sunday 10th: 1pm First Holy Communion (Group 1)
  • Sunday 17th: 1pm First Holy Communion (Group 2)  
  • Sat 23rd: 6pm Reunion Mass for FHC & Confirmation. 
  • Sunday 24th: 3pm Corpus Christi Procession. 
  • Friday 29th: 5-8pm Summer Fayre (St Bede’s School) 
New Data Protection Legislation: As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation coming into force on 25th May, which is going to impact on all of us.  One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish.  A number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop.  Please, could you let either fr Christopher or fr Przemek know by next weekend if this applies to you so that we can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward.  The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.   

Evangelium Conference: takes places on 17th – 19th August this year.  More details and booking information to follow in the next couple of weeks. 

Alcohol Addiction? If you have problems in this department and could use someone to talk to, there is a Catholic man in the area who is a cured alcoholic who helps people who are struggling with this.  See fr CB.


Saturday, 14 April 2018

3rd Sunday of Easter / (Old Rite) II Sunday after Easter

Changes to Masses this Week
Wednesday 18th April
No 9am Mass.  
12noon Requiem Mass for Eileen McGinty
Friday 20th April
No 9am Mass
11.30am Requiem Mass for Nora Christine Egan

Special Sunday - 11am Today: The music for this Mass will be: Ordinary - Missa brevis (Andrea Gabrieli); Offertory – Ego flos campi (Alonso Lobo); Communion – Ego sum panis vivus (Juan Esquivel); After Last Gospel - Regina caeli (Francisco Guerrero).  Music provided by Cantores Missæ under the direction of Charles Finch.  The next Special Sunday will be 20th May – Pentecost Sunday.

Margaret Howard: celebrated 8 decades last week and Clare Corcoran and fr CB represented St Bede’s at the reception in the Catholic Church hall in Rottingdean.  


Lourdes: Mgr Leo, Fr Przemek and 40 others returned safely.

Former Polish Priests: fr Bogdan Buksa (at St Bede’s 2004-05) and Fr Maciek Wygnanski (at St Bede’s 2013-14) were both in touch and the former hopes to visit us next year from Cape Town.

Pray for Vocations: At St Bede’s we are uniquely lucky to have a lot of priests and sisters but elsewhere throughout the land they are an “endangered species”.  This Sunday is “Good Shepherd Sunday” in the Old Rite and next Sunday we mark it in the New Rite Masses.  Our Sisters have asked us to think and pray imaginatively for vocations.  Any ideas?

Welcome Back: to all of our staff and pupils.  We hope you all had a restful Easter break and are ready for the next term!

St Bede's School: Places available for the Nursery - 30 hour full time / 15 hour part time and Reception - full time starting September 2018.  Please contact the school for a tour and/or to apply.  Please see posters for more information.
 


Dates for the Future:
April:
  • Sunday 22nd: 4.30pm Youth Club begins again.  
May: 
  • Friday 4th: 9.30am Recollection for Ladies.
    3.45pm First Friday Polish Mass.  
  • Saturday 5th:  (Convent) 1pm St Mary Soledad group;
    5pm Monthly prayer group.  
  • Thursday 10th: Feast of the Ascension.  
  • Sunday 13th: 9am-6pm FLI Conference (London Oratory).
    12.30pm African & Caribbean Mass.  
  • Wednesday 16th: 10.30am-12pm The Laurels Open Morning. 
  • Saturday 19th: 12-3pm The Laurels Spring Fete 
  • Sunday 27th: 1pm Confirmations. 
June:
  • Sunday 10th & 17th 1pm FHC.  
  • Sat 23rd 6pm Reunion Mass for FHC & Confirmation. 
  • Sunday 24th 3pm Corpus Christi Procession. 
  • Friday 29th: 5-8pm Summer Fayre (St Bede’s School) 

New Data Protection Legislation: As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018, which is going to impact on all of us.  One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish.  I know that a great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop.  Please could you let either fr Chris or fr Przemek know if this applies to you so that we can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward.  The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.