Sunday, 14 September 2014

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov):  Last Thursday we had a small kick off to prepare the annual Bazaar, but please put Wednesday 8th October at 7.30pm in your diary.  This year we do not want books (last year, 22 heavy boxes of books had to be carried elsewhere!) or videos, but instead CDs and DVD’s.  We need good quality fancy goods, both for the stall and prizes.  We also need good quality objects of piety, jewellery, arts & crafts, homemade jams & chutneys.  We still have loads of damsons and plums on the presbytery trees and it would be shame for them to be wasted.  The bottle stall is one of the most popular so some nice bottles of wines and spirits would be helpful, (don’t forget those ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free’ offers; you can always donate the second one to the Bazaar). A little bit of nice looking donations is better than a load of stuff that the UCM will have to throw out.

SPUC Information Day Next Week: In this parish we have collections like White Flower Appeal for SPUC (in January) and we help the Good Counsel Network.  Next week we will have some special speakers from SPUC (the Society for Protection of Unborn Children) to help us understand how profound these problems are & how they affect us all.

Daphne McLeod: Welcome to this valiant warrior for Catholic Truth.  Like St John the Baptist she has been a ‘voice crying in the wildernesses.  However something wonderful came after the Precursor and so we live in hope that the tide will turn!

Collection for Iraqi Christians - today: The Assyrian Church of the East (sometimes called ‘Nestorians’) is one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.  At the time of Saddam Hussein there were 1.5 million in Iraq.  Now there are less than 250,000 & they are destitute and despoiled.  Make sure that you do something to help these suffering brothers &  sisters of ours who are being persecuted by Islamist fanatics. We are no doubt next on their list so do not panic – just help and pray!

Welcome to God's Church: Mario Chidiegwu Daniel Nwaiwu son of Emeka & Susana baptised by Fr Christopher last Saturday.

African & Caribbean Association: meeting after 9.30am Mass today.  Their annual Thanksgiving Mass will be on Sunday 12th October at 12.30pm.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Sat 20th: 2pm Mass of Thanksgiving - Don Bosco, St George's Cathedral
Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Home Mission 2nd Collection / SPUC information day.  
Thurs 23rd: 7.30pm FAITH Movement London Talk.
Sun 28th: UCM Coffee Morning for Iraq.  
Mon 29th:  4.30pm Annual Deanery Mass for Teachers - Corpus Christi, Brixton  
OCT: 
Wed 8th: 7.30pm Bazaar Meeting
Sat 11th: 2pm Rosary Procession, Westminster Cathedral.  
Sun  12th: African & Caribbean Annual Thanksgiving Mass

Mass Time Changes this week: 
no planned changes at time of posting

Church Cleaners - 19th/20th September: Adebayo family, Gloria Nwoso, Blessing Osefo and Gina Uriah - please note there is a baptism next Saturday

Altar Servers: From October we hope to be able to email/post future rotas on Google Drive or Dropbox – this is to help reduce costs within the parish and also to ensure Rotas are received in a timely manner.  Please write your email address on the listing in the sacristy or email us as soon as possible.


FAITH Movement London Talks: ‘Why The Church?’   All are welcome to our series of talks on ‘Jesus Christ and Human Love’ on selected Tuesdays from 7.30pm starting 23rd September in the basement of 24 Golden Square, W1F 9JR – nearest tube Piccadilly Circus.  For more info, please see poster on notice board or visit their website www.faith.org.uk/events/evenings-of-faith.  


Accommodation Needed in the area: for a professional female parishioner.  She would like a find a room to rent or flatshare near to the Church.  Please see Fr CB for Maria's contact details.

Current Vacancies:
For more information on all the vacancies, please see our 'Job Opportunties' page on the sidebar.  

Secondary School Open Days:
For more information on all our local schools and others with our Diocese, please see our notice boards or check out of dedicated 'Open Days & Evenings' page on the sidebar.  

Sunday, 7 September 2014

23rd Sunday OT (Old Rite: XIII Sunday after Pentecost)

Back to School: Welcome back staff and pupils after one of the hottest summers for years.  All of our fruit trees are so over laden with fruit that it looks a bit like the Garden of Eden!  Anymore volunteers to make jam for the bazaar?  Congratulations to La Retraite on their very good examination results.  We welcome especially our new pupils in all four schools.  May you have a blessed and fruitful new term.  

Condolences: Our hearts go out to the Iesini and Silva families who live just across the road from St Bede’s on Kings Avenue.  Their first cousin Palmira Silva was decapitated this past Thursday.  As yet we do not know how there can be any motive but let us support them with our prayers and Masses.   

Bazaar Meeting: This coming Thursday – September 11th we will have a short kick-off meeting at 8.30pm in the social club.  Bazaar dates this year are Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November just before Advent. 

Daphne McLeod: former Headmistress of Little St Joseph’s, Crystal Palace, has for many years been Madam Chairman of the Pro -Ecclesia Movement which has bravely battled against inadequate Catechesis in our schools and sacramental programmes.  It is said that over 90% of our Catholic pupils abandon the practice of their faith.  While one agrees that the contemporary culture is opposed to our Gospel values and that family life is weak, the quality of Religious Education is also responsible for this apostasy.  Next week, we will give thanks to Daphne at the 10.45 Mass as she hands the torch over to Graham Moorhouse, one of our loyal and generous members.  

Collection for Iraqi Christians: The situation of our fellow Christians in Iraq (many Chaldean Catholics, others are Orthodox) is really terrible.  Next weekend we will have a collection for them through Aid to the Church in Need which has recently been acclaimed by Prince Charles.  The UCM will have a coffee morning after the Masses on Sunday 28th.  

Welcome to Fr Marco Laguna Costano, OSA & Fr Paul Hruby: The former is an Augustinian Friar from Bolivia (now in Rome) and is here to learn English for a month.  The latter is from Newbury Park near LA in California, where our Sisters have three convents, one of them in his parish.  Fr CB met him last Advent on sabbatical and now Fr Paul on sabbatical is preparing to walk the Camino in Spain.

Fr Simon is in Australia for a month – back on 3rd October.

Congratulations: to Paul Holloway & Anna Cruzado Sanders who got married here at St Bede’s on 16th August, and Javier Gonzalez-Castro and Stephanie Caley who were married in Spain a few weeks ago.  God bless you all.

Welcome to God's Church: Rodrigo Ivan Martinez, son of Gonzalo and Nieves and Albert Jean-Eric Penfold, son of Matthew and Michelle who were baptised over the summer.


Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Thurs 11th: 8.30pm Bazaar Meeting 
Sat 13th/Sun 14th: Collection for Iraq.  
Sat 20th: 
Sat 20th/Sun 21st: Home Mission 2nd Collection / SPUC information day.  
Thurs 23rd: 7.30pm FAITH Movement London Talk.
Sun 28th: UCM Coffee Morning for Iraq.  
Mon 29th:  4.30pm Annual Deanery Mass for Teachers - Corpus Christi, Brixton  
OCT: 
Sat 11th: 2pm Rosary Procession, Westminster Cathedral.  
Sun  12th: African & Caribbean Annual Thanksgiving Mass

Mass Time Changes this week: 
Fri 12th: 9am Mass is moved to 9.40am for St Bede's School.

FAITH Movement London Talks: ‘Why The Church?’   All are welcome to our series of talks on ‘Jesus Christ and Human Love’ on selected Tuesdays from 7.30pm starting 23rd September in the basement of 24 Golden Square, W1F 9JR – nearest tube Piccadilly Circus.  For more info, please see poster on notice board or visit their website www.faith.org.uk/events/evenings-of-faith.  

Altar Servers: From September we hope to be able to email/post future rotas on Google Drive or Dropbox – this is to help reduce costs within the parish and also to ensure Rotas are received in a timely manner.  Please provide your email address by 22nd August – there is a list located in the Sacristy.

Church Cleaners - 12th/13th September: Ella Shllaku, Elizabeth Vosas, Maria Eugenia Galvis and Anais Tarelho.

Accommodation Needed in the area: for a professional female parishioner.  She would like a find a room to rent or flatshare near to the Church.  Please see Fr CB for Maria's contact details.

Current Vacancies:
For more information on all the vacancies, please see our 'Job Opportunties' page on the sidebar.  


Secondary School Open Days:
For more information on all our local schools and others with our Diocese, please see our notice boards or check out of dedicated 'Open Days & Evenings' page on the sidebar.  


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Summer Mass Schedule (3rd August - 7th September 2014)

During August we do not produce a weekly newsletter so for the next five weeks the Mass intentions will be posted on the three noticeboards and on this blog.

Sunday 3rd August - 18th Sunday (Old Rite: VIII Sunday after Pentecost)

Sunday 10th August 19th Sunday (Old Rite: IX Sunday after Pentecost)

Sunday 17th August - 20th Sunday (Old Rite: X Sunday after Pentecost)

Sunday 24th August 21st Sunday (Old Rite: XI Sunday after Pentecost)

Sunday 31st August 22nd Sunday (Old Rite: XII Sunday after Pentecost)


The next published newsletter will be Sunday 7th September