Monday, 29 June 2015

SS Peter & Paul (Old Rite: V Sunday after Pentecost)

Corpus Christi Procession today: After all the great Feasts of the year ranging from Christmas to Easter to Pentecost ending in the celebration of the sublime Trinity, we come to Corpus Christi (4th June in the Old Rite and 7th in the New Rite).  In this feast we see the outpouring of the love of God for us in the Eucharist.  The Manna of old kept the first people of God on their way through unexpected and bewildering terrains.  Today we honour the Lord by the greatest procession of the year.  Our First Communicants and those recently confirmed will lead the way, trumpets and drum. Come and honour the Lord passing through your parish!  Today the King of Kings comes through our own streets and we accompany Him; walking with the Lord.  Processions have a meaning in that we walk together in the same direction.  In other words it sums up our whole Christian life which we live with others and for others, always conscious of the direction of our lives which is of course the Kingdom of Heaven.

Welcome to Fr Miguel Angel Chumpitaz Camacho: from Peru.  He will be staying with us until the end of September.

New Readers Rota July - September 2015: please collect your copy this weekend

'End of Mission' Lunch: On Sunday 12th July, the African & Caribbean Association are organising a family lunch in the club following the 12.30 Mass.  Tickets cost £5 each or £12 for a family of four and will be available at the 9.30 Sunday Masses.  Menus are available at the back of Church.

Youth Mission Thursday 2nd - Sunday 12th July: These are just some of the events planned 

  • Sun 5th: 2.30pm Bring & Share Sunday Lunch (Picnic) - Tooting Bec Common.    
  • Sat 11th: 4.30pm Catholic Conference for Youth with 6pm Mass followed by Football and Pizza.
  • Every evening (excl. Saturdays) there will be Rosary at 6.30pm followed by a Missionary Talk from 7pm.  
  • They will also be holding an After School Club – Fun & Games for Kids from 3pm to 5pm (Monday – Friday). 
  • There is a form at the back of Church for you to sign up for home visits & blessings.  
We still need one more bed for a seminarian & offers of help with lunches over the 10 days. If you could volunteer for one day (or possibly two) that should be adequate.  The Missionaries are also appealing for some help to pay for their flights & volunteers to help run some of the events alongside them.  See the posters at the back of Church for more info and/or collect a flyer of their timetable. Please pray for the success & spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission 











Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
2nd - 12th: Youth Mission.
Fri 3rd: 7pm Induction of Fr Richard Reid at St Mary's, Clapham Common
Sun 12th: 10.30 Reunion Mass and party for FHC children and families.  1.30pm Family Lunch to celebrate the end of Youth Mission.

Installation of Fr Richard Reid C.Ss.R:  On Friday 3rd July at 7pm Bishop Patrick Lynch will install Fr Richard as the new parish priest of St Mary's.  All are welcome.

Church Cleaners - 3rd / 4th: Tania Pereira & Sue Cranmer - Fitzpatrick.

Organ Recital: Saturday 11th July 7.30pm at St Luke’s Church (Thurleigh Road, SW12 8TT) in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need.  Carl Bahoshy performs works by Bach, Boellmann, Messiaen, Schbert, Vierne & Widor.  Free admission.  See poster for more information.

Pilgrimage to Fatima: 22nd – 28th November including all excursions £629.  Early booking recommended – for further info call Mrs Mozzi on 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027 301.

'Pray, Play & Tumble': Mondays 10-11.30am starting with prayer and praise in the church followed by refreshments/play time in the parish rooms and an optional session in the school soft room.  Suggested donation: £1.50 per child or sibling group.  Email: (removed for privacy - please see newsletter or notice board). If you can let Susan know you are coming but otherwise do just turn up at ten.   

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

Sunday, 21 June 2015

12th Sunday Ordinary Time B (Old Rite: IV Sunday after Pentecost)

Shroud of Turin Exhibition to come to St Bede's:  As Pope Francis visits the actual Shroud in Turin, we are privileged to have a superb exhibit here courtesy of Pam & Philip Moon.  It was only with the advent of modern photography that the detail of the Shroud was realised.  The Shroud is some sort of negative of something extraordinary that happened.  (Resurrection?)  Thirty years ago, scientists dismissed it but now increasingly carbon dating and pollen analysis demonstrate that it is 2000 years old and that it had been in the Holy Land! There are books for sale as well priced at £3.

Welcome back to Fr Andrew:  and also welcome to Fr Thomas Crean and Fr Gabriel Diaz Patri.

Welcome to Fr Yohanes Benny Suwito:  from Indonesia.  He will be staying with us for a couple of months in order to improve his English.  

Readers needed for Sunday 6pm Masses:  We need two more readers for the Sunday evening Mass (the new rota will be available from next weekend).  Please write your contact details down clearly and leave at the Presbytery.  

Summer Fayre - this Friday 5pm - 8pm: Every year our two schools (St Bede & St Bernadette) come together to organise our annual summer Fayre.  Please do come and support our schools.  It is fun for all ages and we will put St Joseph’s statue out that day so that Our Lady will not allow him to get wet!    

Family Lunch: On Sunday 12th July, the African & Caribbean Association are organising a family lunch in the club following the 12.30 Mass.  Tickets cost £5 each or £12 for a family of four and will be available at the 9.30 Sunday Masses.

Congratulations to Washington & Anelise Da Silva who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday.  Fr Andrew has come over from Rome especially to baptise their first born.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Fri 19th - Sat 27th: St Mary's - 9 Days of Prayer.
Fri 26th: Federation Summer Fayre - St Bernadette School
Sat 27th: 6pm Reunion Mass for all the Confirmation & FHC Candidates
Sun 28th: 3pm Corpus Christi Procession
JULY:
2nd - 12th: Youth Mission.
Fri 3rd: Induction of Fr Richard Reid at St Mary's, Clapham Common
Sun 12th: 10.30 Reunion Mass and party for FHC children and families.  1.30pm Family Lunch to celebrate the end of Youth Mission.


Youth Mission 2nd - 12th JulyWe still need one more bed and help with lunches over the 10 days. If you could volunteer for one day or possibly two that should be adequate.  The Missionaries are also appealing for some help to pay for their flights & other volunteers to help with games etc.  Please pray for the success and spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission. They also hope to be able to make home visits and blessings – if you would like them to visit you, please fill in your details on the form provided.  

Below are some of the events they have planned over the 11 days of the Mission.
  • Sun 5th: 2.30pm Bring & Share Sunday Lunch (Picnic) - Tooting Bec Common.    
  • Sat 11th: 4.30 – 10pm Catholic Conference for Youth with 6pm Mass followed by Football and Pizza.  
  • Every evening at 7pm (excluding Saturdays) there will be Rosary and Missionary Talk from 6.30pm
  • After School Club (Mon-Fri) – Fun & Games for Kids from 3pm to 5pm.  
See the posters for more information on the various planned events.  









Nine Days Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:  St Mary’s annual Festival of Faith begins on Friday 19 June and concludes with the great Feast on 27 June.


Church Cleaners - 26th/27th: Tricia Johnson & Family, Rosemary Nicholas and family and Regina Curaj. Please note. The Mass on Friday afternoon.    

'Pray, Play & Tumble': Mondays 10-11.30am starting with prayer and praise in the church followed by refreshments/play time in the parish rooms and an optional session in the school soft room.  Suggested donation: £1.50 per child or sibling group.  Email: (removed for privacy - please see newsletter or notice board). If you can let Susan know you are coming but otherwise do just turn up at ten.   


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

Sunday, 14 June 2015

11th Sunday Ordinary Time (Old Rite: III Sunday after Pentecost)

Congratulations to all those who are making their First Holy Communion today at 12.30 Mass 
  • Valentina Baez
  • Arturo Camacho Marquez
  • Milene Celi
  • Kevin Silvestre Ferreira
  • Jonathan Garzon
  • Farah Kennedy
  • Zoe Nacato Ponce
  • Troy Okoji
  • Isabel Weir
Thank you to Mrs Maggie Keane and Mrs Marcia Marshall who have run the FHC programme.

Welcome to: Mrs Deborah Hogan, Head of St Bernadette and Mrs Marion Walters, Teacher of Yr 3 and Miss Laura Lowney and Miss Aleksandra Onyemerekwe from St Bede’s School who are all here for First Holy Communions.

Goodbye to Fr Markus Doppelbauer:  After the 7am Mass tomorrow, Fr Markus is to fly back to Vienna.  I cannot thank him enough (so please do so yourselves) for making a U-turn and coming back to St Bede’s when we had no extra priests.  Please pray for him and his apostolate (Gloria TV) 

Shroud of Turin Exhibition to come to St Bede's:  on Friday 19th we welcome an exhibit of the Shroud. This past week it has been at St Mary Magdalen’s in Wandsworth.  On Monday 22nd it will go to La Retraite School.   

Readers needed for Sunday 6pm Masses:  We need two more readers for the Sunday evening Mass (new rota starts w/e 4th/5th Jul).  If you are interested, please write your contact details down clearly and leave at the Presbytery or alternatively you can email: Basden@stbedesclapham.freeserve.co.uk  

African & Caribbean Association: are having their planning meeting after 9:30 Mass to discuss future events.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Fri 19th - Sat 27th: St Mary's - 9 Days of Prayer.
Fri 26th: Federation Summer Fayre - St Bernadette School
Sat 27th: 6pm Reunion Mass for all the Confirmation & FHC Candidates
Sun 28th: 3pm Corpus Christi Procession
JULY:
2nd - 12th: Youth Mission.
Fri 3rd: Induction of Fr Richard Reid at St Mary's, Clapham Common
Sun 12th: 10.30 Reunion Mass and party for FHC children and families


Nine Days Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:  St Mary’s annual Festival of Faith begins on Friday 19 June and concludes with the great Feast on 27 June.


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

Summer Fayre: Every year our two schools (St Bede & St Bernadette) come together to organise our annual summer Fayre.  This year it will be Friday 26th June starting at 5pm.  Please do come and support our schools.  It is fun for all ages and we will put St Joseph’s statue out that day so that Our Lady will not allow him to get wet!  

Youth Mission 2nd - 12th July: Thank you for the offer of beds.  We now need only one more offer.  We still need some help with the volunteer cooks.  If people could volunteer for one day or possibly two that should be adequate.  They are also appealing for some help to pay for their flights and other volunteers to help with games etc.  Please pray for the success and spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission in our parish. 




'Pray, Play & Tumble': Mondays 10-11.30am starting with prayer and praise in the church followed by refreshments/play time in the parish rooms and an optional session in the school soft room.  Suggested donation: £1.50 per child or sibling group.  Email: (removed for privacy - please see newsletter or notice board). If you can let Susan know you are coming but otherwise do just turn up at ten.   


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