Sunday, 19 October 2014

29th Sunday (Old Rite: XIX Sunday after Pentecost / Dedication of Cathedral Church)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary is one of the simplest prayers to say.  One can say it anytime and anywhere.  James Foley, who was the first hostage to be killed, testified that the Rosary helped him a lot.  It may be easy to say but it has a huge depth.  Often it is difficult for us to concentrate but let us try to say it with love.  With the five decades we can have five different intentions and Heaven knows how we must pray for peace, the Ebola crisis and for all our own families.

Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov): Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries and come along to the next meeting on 11th November at 7.30pm!   Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the £14,000 needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support. Donations of GOOD items are needed please - fancy goods; jewellery; toys, empty jam jars; religious articles; CDs & DVDs; drinks for the bottle stall and raffle prizes; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys.  We do not want electrical items, jumble, videos or books!  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 helps us and our schools.   


Bags 2 the Future: As part of our drive to raise funds towards our £14,000 benchmark for our schools, we are repeating our bags 2 the future project. We will be paid 50p per kilo.  Please take a bag or two home with you and start preparing for our collection date of Wednesday 5th November 2014 by 9am, by putting aside all your good quality second hand adults and children`s clothing, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags. All items collected are for re-use - we are not collecting dirty or wet clothing, single shoes, off cuts of material, mats, carpets, pillows, duvets,bedding, towels, cutains or bric A Brac.  Please bring your bags back from Sunday 26th October, not before, due to limited storage and not after the 4th of November.  Thank you for supporting The St Bedes Bazaar and related Initiatives.

Cake Sale: Next Sunday the UCM will be holding another cake sale, this time to raise money towards our bazaar.   


First Communion & Confirmation 2015: Applications are available after the Masses from fr CB. Applicants should be a parishioner of St Bede’s who usually attend Mass here.  First Communion Applicants are normally in Year 3 and Confirmation applicants should be in at least Year 8.  

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.

Welcome back to Fr Andrew: from Rome, here for a few days.  Fr Christopher Andrews is in Dortmund until next week.

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget to bring your red boxes back to the Church when they are full.   We will empty them, send the monies you have collected to APF and return the empty back to you as soon as we can so you can continue 

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
OCT: 
Sun 26th: 10.30am UCM Cake Sale
Mon 27th - Fri 31st: Half Term
NOV: 
Sat 1st: All Saints Day
Sun 2nd: All Souls Day  - will be celebrated on Mon 3rd - please see newsletter nearing the time for additional Mass times.
Wed 5th: Bags 2 the future collection
Sun 9th: Remembrance Sunday - blessing of the graves to be confirmed
Tues 11th: 7.30pm Bazaar meeting
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

Mass Time Changes this week: 
Tues 21st - No 9am Mass in Church.  Instead there will be 9.30 Mass at St Bernadette's School.

Church Cleaners - 24th/25th October: Vicki Sabatini and Fernanda Rodrigues – Please note - there is a Mass on Friday evening

Welcome to God's Church: Elena Maryam Frances Connelly, daughter of Jimmy & Leila baptised on Friday just gone.

Welcome back to Jim & Geraldine Windsor and their children

SPUC: Following the successful SPUC parish mission at St Bede’s some weeks ago, Rhoslyn Thomas, a SPUC employee & parishioner, is organising a leafleting group to spread the pro-life message in this area in time for the next general election (May 2015). The group would meet for a couple of hours every 2 weeks to deliver leaflets to houses. (The time & day will depend on the availability of those who are in the group). Would those who are willing to be a part of the group please contact Rhoslyn on 07837687344 or rjwthomas@yahoo.co.in. 

Holiday Exchange:  We have been contacted by a Catholic family who live in Spain.  If you can help and would like to find out more details, please see the poster with photos of the apartment on the notice board.
'I write you from Spain. We are a catholic family that have a request and a offer...
We have a son living in London, and we would like to visit him.  As it's too expensive to stay there, I want to propose you an interchange. If there's some family that can host us (me, German, my wife Mercedes, and my sons Gonzalo, Clara and Andres: 16, 19 and 23 years old).  We can offer an apartment in Cullera, Valencia (in the beach), for a weekend.  Ryanair and Easyjet, flies every day to Valencia from Stansted and Gatwick. Thank you very much.  

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 21st October.  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.  

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, 12 October 2014

28th Sunday (Old Rite: XVIII Sunday after Pentecost)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary. Today, and every Sunday in October we have Devotions, Sermon & Benediction at 5pm.  The rosary is also usually recited after every 9am weekday Mass.   Fly the flag by hanging your Rosary in your car, but better still pray it everyday especially for peace in the Middle East and therefore here! Pray also for the containment of the Ebola epidemic.  Use this powerful prayer for your own intentions and those of the world! 

Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov):  Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries!   Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the £14,000 needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support to get there! Donations of GOOD items are needed please - fancy goods; jewellery; toys, cake making ingredients (flour, sugar, mixed fruit etc), empty jam jars; religious articles; CDs & DVDs; drinks for the bottle stall; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys.  We do not want electrical items, jumble, videos or books otherwise our UCM ladies spend a lot of time throwing articles out! The next Bazaar meeting is 11th November at 7.30pm


Bags 2 the Future: Last year ‘Bags2thefuture’ was a great success! The event helped raise £200 towards our Bazaar total.  Hopefully we will have the bags for distribution from next weekend and collection will be Wednesday 5th November.  Thank you to Chris Brew-Graves who organises this each year.

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget to bring your red boxes back to the Church when they are full.   We will return them to you as soon as they have been counted.   

First Communion & Confirmation 2015: Applications are available after the Masses from fr CB. Applicants should be a parishioner of St Bede’s who usually attend Mass here.  First Communion Applicants are normally in Year 3 and Confirmation applicants should be in at least Year 8.  

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.

Bethlehem Nativity Group from the Holy Land: Nicholas Khader who was with us all last Sunday raised £2622.18 to support the Christian families in the Holy Land.  Well done!!

Open Day & Evening at The Laurels School: Tuesday 14th October 10am to 12pm and 6pm – 8.30pm.  The Laurels is finishing up on their new Chapel, Altar and Tabernacle!   


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.  

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
OCT: 
Mon 27th - Fri 31st: Half Term
NOV: 
Sat 1st: All Saints Day
Sun 2nd: All Souls Day  - will be celebrated on Mon 3rd - please see newsletter nearing the time for additional Mass times.
Sun 9th: Remembrance Sunday - blessing of the graves to be confirmed
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

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

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget to bring your red boxes back to the Church when they are full.   We will empty them, send the monies you have collected to APF and return the empty back to you as soon as we can so you can continue 

Scouts: are looking for volunteers to help for Beaver & Cub groups (St Bede’s School) & Scouts (St Bernadette’s) who meet on Fridays.  They also need someone to be secretary (possibly 2 meetings per year) and a new Treasurer.  If you can help, please see Fr CB or contact Marco Lecca.

 
Church Cleaners - 17th/18th October: Annie Nongo, Biannie Bilwala, Regina Curaj and Legion of Mary.

Welcome to God's Church: Lumiere Adam Naseri Mootookistnen, son of Sayed & Sabrina baptised by Fr Chris B last weekend.

Holiday Exchange:  We have been contacted by a Catholic family who live in Spain.  If you can help and would like to find out more details, please see the poster with photos of the apartment on the notice board.
'I write you from Spain. We are a catholic family that have a request and a offer...
We have a son living in London, and we would like to visit him.  As it's too expensive to stay there, I want to propose you an interchange. If there's some family that can host us (me, German, my wife Mercedes, and my sons Gonzalo, Clara and Andres: 16, 19 and 23 years old).  We can offer an apartment in Cullera, Valencia (in the beach), for a weekend.  
Ryanair and Easyjet, flies every day to Valencia from Stansted and Gatwick. Thank you very much.  



FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 21st October.  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.  
Talks at CCF - Tooting Bec: We would like to remind you of the three talks by Sebastian Morello.  The last talk will be held on Thursdays 16th October, 7.30pm until 8.30pm at the Centre for Catholic Formation Tooting Bec. For further enquiries, or to book a place, please email the CCF or telephone: 020 8672 7684.

Talk 3:  ‘Divine Filiation’

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

Sunday, 5 October 2014

27th Sunday (Old Rite: XVII Sunday after Pentecost)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary. Today, and every Sunday in October we have Devotions, Sermon & Benediction at 5pm.  The rosary is usually recited after every 9am weekday Mass. 

Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov):  Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries!   Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the £16000 needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support to get there! On Wednesday at 7.30pm we have our next planning meeting – so please come along, with your ideas, volunteer and help meet this challenge!  Donations of GOOD items please - fancy goods; jewellery; cake making ingredients (flour, sugar, mixed fruit etc), empty jam jars; religious articles; CDs & DVDs; drinks for the bottle stall; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys.  We do not want Electrical items, jumble, videos or books – thank you.  

Rosary Crusade of Reparation – Saturday 11th October: This is the biggest procession of the year, leaving from Westminster Cathedral at 2.15pm and walking all the way across London to Brompton Oratory where we have hymns, a Sermon, blessing of scapulars and Benediction. Our first communicants (in their special clothes) and our servers lead the way.  We will meet at Westminster Cathedral by the statue (entrance on left-hand side – Ambrosden Avenue) by 2pm.  Children MUST be accompanied by their parents or an approved adult.

Thank You: to everyone who supported The Laurels School‘s Macmillan Coffee afternoon which raised £260; and the UCM Coffee morning last Sunday which raised £255 for Christians in Iraq.  


Welcome back to Fr Simon: father returns very much refreshed after his holiday in Australia with his family. 

Welcome to Sister Jessica: originally from Mexico!

Readers Rota for October to December 2014: now available at the back of Church.  Please pick yours up this weekend if you haven’t already!

African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass: next Sunday (12th) at 12.30pm Mass followed by a reception.  All are welcome.


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.  

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget to bring your red boxes back to the Church when they are full.   We will empty them, send the monies you have collected to APF and return the empty back to you as soon as we can so you can continue 

Scouts: are looking for volunteers to help for Beaver & Cub groups (St Bede’s School) & Scouts (St Bernadette’s) who meet on Fridays.  They also need someone to be secretary (possibly 2 meetings per year) and a new Treasurer.  If you can help, please see Fr CB or contact Marco Lecca.

Aid to the Church in Need Day: On Saturday 11th October at Westminster Cathedral.  Speakers include Archbishop Elias Nassar (of the Maronite Church, Saida, Lebanon), Bishop Boris Gudziak, (President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv), Fr Michael Shields (who ministers to the faithful in Magadan in the Kolyma region of Siberia) and John Pontifex. Holy Mass followed by talks in Cathedral Hall. Tickets: £10 each. Book tickets early by calling 020 8642 8668 or by booking online via their website.

JERUSALEM BALL: On Friday 17th October, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem are hosting the Jerusalem Ball to raise funds for the Christians in the Holy Land.  The Ball will take place at the Lansdowne Club in London.  For more information and to purchase tickets please see their website: www.jerusalemball.org.uk
 
Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
OCT: 
Wed 8th: 7.30pm Bazaar Meeting
Sat 11th: 2pm Rosary Procession, Westminster Cathedral.  
Sun 12th: 12.30pm African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass followed by reception.
Mon 27th - Fri 31st: Half Term
NOV: 
Sat 1st: All Saints Day
Sun 2nd: All Souls Day  
Sun 9th: Remembrance Sunday - blessing of the graves to be confirmed
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

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

Church Cleaners - 10th/11th October: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa and Ms Nazareth Kristos.

Mothers & Toddlers Group - will start up again on this week on Tuesday 7th 9-11am in Club. 

Please remember St Bede's in your Will: 

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 7th October.  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.  


Talks at CCF - Tooting Bec: We would like to remind you of the three talks by Sebastian Morello.  The next two on Thursdays 9th & 16th October, time 7.30pm until 8.30pm at the Centre for Catholic Formation Tooting Bec. For further enquiries, or to book a place, please email the CCF or telephone: 020 8672 7684.

Talk 2:  ‘The Three-fold office:  Priest, Prophet and King’
Talk 3:  ‘Divine Filiation’


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