Sunday, 23 November 2014

Feast of Christ the King (Old Rite: XXIV & Last Sunday after Epiphany)

November - Month of Holy Souls. 


Annual Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov): This week!!! 
Draw Tickets: are available, please don’t forget to return the counterfoils and money – in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.     
Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits and soft drinks. This wonderful stall is always popular and helps the atmosphere and the takings of the Bazaar as a whole.  How about donating your ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free’ offers that you may be getting with your supermarket shop!
Please bring in: Good-as-new toys, DVDs & CDs, fancy goods, Religious articles, your handmade goods and jams by Wednesday.
Cakes: Please sign the cake list and make a cake for the Friday and/or Saturday.
Heavies Needed for Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun!  We need strong men for the following days and times this week to help with the setting up tables etc: Thursday 7.30pm; Friday 4pm; Saturday 4pm and Sunday 10.30am.  Last year we were almost crippled by the work on the Friday afternoon so we appeal to our teenage boys to come and help.
Bazaar Dinner: If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on the Saturday evening, please see Fr Christopher B or Fr Simon £25.  Copies of the menus are on the available at the back of Church.
Family Bistro: The menus for the Family Bistro are now available at the back of Church.  Please take one home and bring it back by Wednesday in a sealed envelope with the money.
Tombola:  This is a very successful stall on Friday nights but we need more items to be able to continue to have it on Saturdays - so we need your donations for this too!  See Nicky G
The Bazaar depends on your support!

BAGS2THEFUTURE: We collected half a ton(!) of clothes & raised £204 towards the Bazaar.  This has now finished.  No more please!!

Welcome (again) to Fr Michael Holman SJ: of Heythrop College.

Advent Preachers 2014: 

  1. 29/30th November - Fr Michael Creech C.Ss.R.  
  2. 5/6th December - Fr Michael Holman SJ.  
  3. 12/13th December - Fr Stephen Boyle.  
  4. 19/20th December -  Fr Terry Martin.  
  5. Christmas – Fr Andrew Southwell.  
Message from Fr Creech: Advent is the season when John the Baptist comes into his own, and his basic message to repent. I look forward to next weekend's visit, not just because of the Christmas Fayre, but also to help you in making the right preparations for Christmas - putting more love, compassion, prayer into your life, and also a heart open to welcome God's healing forgiveness. Fr Michael Creech C.Ss.R.

St Bede’s Catholic Infant & Nursery SchoolReception Applications for September 2015
If your child was born between 1st Sept 2010 and 31st Aug 2011 and you would like to apply for a Reception place at St Bede’s Catholic Infant & Nursery School for Sept 2015, the application process is now open. Applications need to be submitted by 15th January 2015 to Lambeth Local Authority. You will need also need to fill out our school’s supplementary forms and submit these to the school office at the same time (by 15th January).
On Monday 8th December at 2.30pm, we will be holding a workshop for parents who would like help filling out their application form. Please let the office staff know if you would like to attend (0208 674 7272).
Please remember, even if your child is at St Bede’s Nursery, there is no guarantee that they will be offered a Reception place. Our Admissions Policy, including the criteria, is available on our school website (www.st-bedes.lambeth.sch.uk).
Remember, you will need to get your parish priest to sign your supplementary form
before it is submitted.
Thank you.

Parish Leafletting: in the spirit of Evangelisation, we want to attempt to leaflet the entire parish.  This will be an invitation to come and join us at Mass and also to advertise the Bazaar, Christmas and the four Advent Preachers.  We need volunteers to do either your own road, block of flats or a road or a block for which have no volunteers.  See Fr Christopher or Fr Simon to sign up.   

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

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

Church Cleaners - 28th/29th Nov: Arinola Badejo, Temilade Lawal and Ngozi Otukwu.

Welcome to God's Church: Ella Rose Nickson, daughter of James & Louise and Tammy Lia Lydia Hughes-McGowan, daughter of Thomas & Zoe both baptised by Fr Christopher last weekend.


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

Currently we are listing volunteer vacancies at St Vincent de Paul Society in Elephant & Castle, a vacancy at and The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) based in Kennington.  

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 2nd November.  All welcome 7.30pm 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

Sunday, 16 November 2014

33rd Sunday (Old Rite: XXIII Sunday after Pentecost)

November - Month of Holy Souls. 


Annual Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov): Less than 2 weeks to go …
Draw Tickets: are available, please take some home; sell them to friends and family and then return the counterfoils and money – in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.     
Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits and soft drinks. This wonderful stall is always popular and helps the atmosphere and the takings of the Bazaar as a whole.  How about donating your ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free’ offers that you may be getting with your supermarket shop!
Please bring in: Good-as-new toys, DVD’s, CD’s, fancy goods (especially things for prizes), Religious articles, your handmade goods and jams.
Cakes: Please sign the cake list & make a cake for the 28th and/or 29th. 
Heavies! We need strong men 7.30pm Thurs 27th; 4pm Fri 28th; 4pm Sat 29th and 10.30am on Sunday 30th.  Last year we were almost crippled by the work on the Friday afternoon so we appeal to our teenage boys to come and help.
Latin American Bistro:  Saturday 22nd November 8pm
Bazaar Dinner: If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on the Saturday evening, please see Fr Christopher B or Fr Simon.
Family Bistro: The menus for the Family Bistro are now available at the back of Church (BBQ food will be available too).  Please take one home and bring it back next weekend in a sealed envelope with the money. 
Tombola:  This is a very successful stall on Friday nights but we need more items to be able to continue to have it on Saturdays - so we need your donations for this too!  See Nicky G
Lucky Dip prizes needed: If you have some nice little good-as-new toys or knick-knacks that children would love, please bring them in!  See Fr CB or Harman Ross
Time is short, let us accelerate the effort!

Welcome to Fr Michael Holman SJ: of Heythrop College.

Congratulations: to Benedict Blaney (Albert) confirmed by Bishop Arnold at the Traditional Confirmation yesterday at St James Spanish Place.


Sisters from Holy Cross Bookshop: will be here after the 9.30 and 10.45am Masses today to sell Christmas Cards and other repository items.

Advent Preachers 2014: 


  1. 29/30th November - Fr Michael Creech C.Ss.R.  
  2. 5/6th December - Fr Michael Holman SJ.  
  3. 12/13th December - Fr Stephen Boyle.  
  4. 19/20th December -  Fr Terry Martin.  
  5. Christmas – Fr Andrew Southwell.  

St Bede's School - Reception Applications for September 2015:  The application process is now open to apply for a Reception place at St Bede’s School for children born between 1st Sept 2010 & 31st Aug 2011.  Applications need to be submitted by 15th January 2015 to Lambeth Local Authority. (School’s supplementary forms will need to be submitted to the school office by 15th January.   On Monday 8th December at 2.30pm, we will be holding a workshop for parents who would like help filling out their application form. Please let the office staff know if you would like to attend (0208 674 7272).

Parish Leafletting: In the next couple of weeks in the spirit of Evangelisation, we will attempt to leaflet the entire parish.  This will be an invitation to come and join us at Mass and also to advertise the Bazaar, Christmas and the four Advent Preachers.  Can you please volunteer to do either your road, your block of flats or a road or a block that we have no volunteers for.   

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
NOV: 
Sat 22nd: 10.30am Towards Advent - Westminster Cathedral Hall
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

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

Church Cleaners - 21st/22nd Nov: Angela Ilo, Teresa Ablett & Rita Ajuga.

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

Currently we are listing volunteer vacancies at St Vincent de Paul Society in Elephant & Castle, a vacancy at Coloma Convent Girls School in Croydon and SPUC.  

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 18th November.  All welcome 7.30pm 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

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

November - Month of Holy Souls. Poppies are for sale in the porch.


Annual Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov): Less than 3 weeks to go …
Draw Tickets: are available, please take some home; sell them to friends and family and then return the counterfoils and money in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.
Please bring in your GOOD items: bottles, jams, good-as-new toys, fancy goods, Religious articles, DVD’s, CD’s and your handmade goods.  We do not want electrical items, jumble, videos or books please.  When out shopping why not think of us when you see the ‘Buy-one-get-one-free’ offers – it won’t cost you anything but can help us to raise those extra funds.   
Tombola:  This is a very successful stall on Friday nights but we need more items to be able to continue to have it on Saturdays - so we need your donations for this too!  See Nicky G
Lucky Dip prizes needed: If you have some nice little good-as-new toys or knick-knacks that children would love, please bring them in!  See Fr CB or Harman Ross
Latin American Bistro:  Saturday 22nd November 8pm
Family Bistro & Dinner: Bistro menus and dinner places will be on sale from next week.
Next Planning Meeting: Tuesday 11th November 7pm – please come along and offer your support & help!   
Time is short, let us accelerate the effort!

Goodbye to Fr Christopher Andrews OSB: who returns to Clear Creek Abbey (Oklahoma) tomorrow. We thank him very much for ministering with such zeal for the last year.  This time last year his arrival happened so unexpectedly and quickly and was an answer to prayer.  Let us support in prayer Fr Andrews as he returns to a very different type of life in the monastery!

Annual Blessing of Graves Today at Streatham Park Cemetery, Rowan Road, 3pm sharp.  From the main gate, proceed along the path ahead; at the end, turn left.  We meet about half way along on the right hand side, beside the new tombs.  Please come prepared for wet weather and slippery conditions underfoot.  Priests will be available afterwards to bless individual graves.  Please not that darkness falls quickly and the cemetery will close at 4pm, so this activity may need to be curtailed.  Also, our priests will need time to return to their parishes for evening Mass.

First Communion & Confirmation 2015We will be sending letters out to all those who have applied and organising a start-up meeting for all parents & candidates in the next few weeks.

Adult Baptism / Reception: if you are an adult who would like to think about being received into the Catholic Church for Easter, please contact one of the priests.

PARISH LEAFLETING: In the next couple of weeks in the spirit of Evangelisation, we will attempt to leaflet the entire parish.  This will be an invitation to come and join us at Mass and also to advertise the Bazaar, Christmas and the four Advent Preachers.  Can you please volunteer to do either your road, your block of flats or a road or a block that we have no volunteers for.   

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
NOV: 
Tues 11th: 7pm Bazaar meeting
Sat 22nd: 10.30am Towards Advent - Westminster Cathedral Hall
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

Mass Time Changes this week: 
Mon 10th:  The Latin Mass will be slightly earlier at 6.45am to allow Fr Christopher Andrews to say Mass before he leaves for the airport.

Church Cleaners - 14th/15th Nov: Michelle Murphy & Margaret Corcoran

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

Currently we are listing volunteer vacancies at St Vincent de Paul Society in Elephant & Castle, a vacancy at Coloma Convent Girls School in Croydon and 2 vacancies for Bishop Challoner School in Bromley.  

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 18th November.  All welcome 7.30pm 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


From the Centre for Catholic Formation (Tooting Bec):  
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS).  
This course is open to all wishing to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith, including
·         teachers, trainee teachers, governors and others working in Catholic schools and colleges;
·         parish catechists and those responsible for adult formation;
·         lay people in parish and chaplaincy ministries;
·         for personal interest and formation.
The two-year course for 2014 - 16 on Saturdays commences in November, on 8th November at Tooting Bec and on 15th November at The Angelus Centre, Erith.  For full details, to download the brochure, and to register, please visit www.ccftootingbec.org.uk.  
Makaton Training Course - A two-day course on the Makaton system of symbolic communication with those with special needs.  Tuesdays 18th and 25th November, 9:30am - 4:00pm.  Cost: £85 inc all course material.  Please register at the CCF (020 8672 7684 or office@ccftootingbec.org.uk).