Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Holy Sacrifice of Mass - vimeo.com/event/29862

Link: https://vimeo.com/event/29862
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Changes to live streaming Mass times from Sunday 5th July
Please go through to our Vimeo site using the link above to view the Mass.
Sundays: 9.30am English Mass
Mondays - Fridays: 11am English Mass

All past videos produced by fr Marcus since the end of March 2020 can be found here: https://vimeo.com/divinitasuk (vimeo.com/divinitasuk)


If the Mass doesn't show on this screen - please click on the Divinitas and scroll down to the Mass videos (you will need to click on 'more videos' )- one will have a red Live box showing. 



To view the daily Tridentine Mass - please visit the FSSP live link from Warrington - livemass.net/warrington

Monday, 21 September 2020

25th Sunday / XVI Sunday after Pentecost

Dear Parishioners and Families of the Parish,

With the uncertainties that still surround us, we need to keep our eyes fixed on the Lord and fixed on heaven. 52 years ago on Wednesday St Padre Pio died and went to heaven. One of his best-known sayings which he often repeated to his penitents was 'Pray, hope and don't worry'. This advice is so simple but very profound. Prayer is our bond with God, the exercise of our life of grace. Everything comes from this relationship to the Lord. When we live in communion with the Blessed Trinity we always have hope. Nothing that this world throws at us can ever deflect us from our hidden life in God. Deep anxiety and worry never adds anything good to our lives and is banished by knowing absolutely the love of Christ for us. For all the suffering that Padre Pio endured, both physical and mental, both from people and from evil, he always had a charity for others and a burning joy and within. If we are tempted during this time to lose our focus in any way or to feel overwhelmed, try to think on his words and take them to prayer. 

With my prayers and blessings, Fr Marcus


Child and Youth Catechises
Child and Youth Catechesis
Pre-Confirmation: Monthly group will meet on Friday 16th October 5.30 pm-6.45 pm in the club.

Post Confirmation 'Pizza and Prayer' - Monthly group postponed until October.  Please email the parish office claphampark@rcaos.org.uk to register your interest in attending.  
 
Latin Mass Confirmation and First Communion courses will begin in October bi-weekly (and will take place after the 11 am Latin Mass on Sundays). Please send email to the parish if you would like to register your child ASAP - claphampark@rcaos.org.uk

 
Adult Formation
Bible Timeline will begin again on Friday evenings from 9th October at 8.15 pm (with limited numbers in the club) and there will be online participation through zoom - sign-up needed – please email the parish office to register ASAP and give us permission to contact you with details of the course

On-line Evangelium Course full weekly course will begin through Zoom every Sunday from 11th October at 7 pm-8 pm until Easter (sign-up needed – please email the parish office ASAP and give us permission to contact you with the details of the course

Parish Surgeries - Mondays 9.30 am - 10.30 am and Thursdays 6 pm - 7 pm (baptisms, weddings, forms, requests, enquiries)


New Pledge Form: This week we are including the pledge form for you to sign up to make your weekly collection donations via Standing Order, Bank Transfer weekly Gift Aid envelopes or by cheque.  You can either complete the form and return it to the parish or set the standing order up yourself via online banking and just tick the box under section 2 before returning the form to us.  Please note you do not have to be a taxpayer/gift aider to donate using this form (apart from envelopes).  Thank you to everyone who has recently started or increased their standing order.  Clapham Park Pledge Form

2nd Collection – Support of Home Mission: This collection provides the Bishops of England and Wales with resources to support ‘Home Mission’ the spread of the Gospel in our own country.  The money collected enables a breadth of work to be done in support of parish evangelisation.  
As we only have the collection box now, for anyone who is not using the gift aid envelope scheme, there are envelopes available to put your donation in before placing in the collection box.  For those who use the gift aid envelopes, you can continue to use your green numbered envelopes for 2nd collections.  

Missio Red Boxes: If you have a red Missio box at home, please bring it into the church for counting by the end of October.  It is also possible to donate your money by sending a cheque, giving online, giving via text, phoning or by bank transfer.  Details can be found on the ‘Think outside the box’ postcards you may have received recently
 



Job Opportunity: Are you interested in making the proclamation of the Gospel and propagation of the Faith your full time work? Would you like to work for the new Agency for Evangelisation and Catechises in the Archdiocese? There are two jobs available. A unique opportunity for talented, highly committed Catholics, who want to work for the Church. See online the details - www.rcsouthwark.co.uk

Live Streaming our Masses: The following English Masses are also live streamed: Monday to Friday 11am and Sunday 9.30am. Please visit our vimeo page to view the Mass: https://vimeo.com/event/29862 or the main channel Divinitas (scroll down, click more videos to view the Masses)   https://vimeo.com/divinitasuk

Sign up to parish updates by email: If you haven’t already done so, why not sign up to our Mailchimp distribution list.  This newsletter is emailed out each week and in future, we will be using it to send out information about upcoming events, rotas, sacramental programmes etc.  You can do it via the parish blog - CLICK HERE, visit the page using the top menu bar or send an email to the office to request. 

Track & Trace: We need to have one slip for each household group and for every Mass you attend. In order to speed up the process, you can either: print the PDF CLICK HERE (there are 4 to a page) or take additional blank forms with you today, and then you can bring them already completed when you come to Mass again.

Cleaners Rota this week: Trisha & Emma Johnson and Teresa Ablett.
Please note: exposition on Saturdays from 10.15am – 1pm (apologies this was not noted on the recent rota)


Monday, 14 September 2020

24th Sunday / XV Sunday after Pentecost

   Link to this week's Mass Intentions
Link to the Live Streaming of the Masses
Link to the Tridentine Live Streaming at Warrington
Sign up to the Parish mailing list

Dear Parishioners and Families of the Parish,

I'm delighted that our Confirmation and First Communion courses re-start this weekend. Please pray for the children and young people preparing for the sacraments. We will also restart over the coming weeks our other educational/catechetical opportunities. 

Despite some misunderstandings the new Government rules regarding social gatherings do not refer to Masses and to our classes. It does mean however that any return of social events and gathering for refreshments are made much more difficult for us to host. We do also need to be conscious of groups meeting informally in front of the church. It is important that all guidelines and laws are followed in the parish, not only to create an atmosphere that people find safe to return to, but also so that we can remain open and operative. I know that every person has a different view on the present situation regarding rules and restrictions, and I totally respect that (indeed I have my own views!) and believe in robust scouting and challenge. My concern right now is to ensure the best for every member of the parish and keep St Bede's open as well as safe. We do not make the rules but disregarding them could adversely affect the parish and the open practice of our faith. Please be sensitive to the very delicate situation in which we find ourselves.

As I've said before, I'm very proud of St Bede's right now, the way so many of you have returned to Mass and the Sacraments (and with greater fervour than ever before)! Our numbers are between 75% and 90% right now and you have stabilised the parish financially. I haven't heard of any other parish with such a bounce back! Please keep it up! I believe this all shows the dedication and deep faith that you and your families have. The practice of our faith is no optional extra like visiting the shops or entertainment facilities, but it regards the essential services of the soul. Thank you for putting your priorities in the right order, and for making the things of God, the matters to take risks over.  I'm aware that some still shield themselves, particularly our very frail and elderly parishioners, and we keep you in our prayers and maintain our live-stream services. Soon, I pray, all this will end, and we will be back together again, in a full and proper way. 

I wish you all every blessing, Fr Marcus


Child and Youth Catechises
First Communion - three short catch up sessions after Masses starting today 13th (then 20th & 27th) in the club, immediately after 9.30 am Mass with social distancing. Parents should drop their child off at the door and collect at Club entrance on the school side of church after 30 minutes. 
 
Confirmation for November: Classes restarted yesterday, and will be held on Saturdays at 4.30pm with Fr Paul.  Please enter the club using the entrance on the church side.  
 
Pre-Confirmation: Monthly group will meet again from this Friday (18th September) 5.30 pm-6.45 pm in the club.  We will be emailing you all this week.
 
Post Confirmation 'Pizza and Prayer' - Monthly group will meet again from Friday 25th September at 5 pm-6.45 pm in the club.  Please email the parish office claphampark@rcaos.org.uk to register your interest in attending.  We will email everyone in the next week or so with the details.  
 
Latin Mass Confirmation and First Communion courses will begin in October bi-weekly (and will take place after the 11 am Latin Mass on Sundays). Please send email to the parish if you would like to register your child - claphampark@rcaos.org.uk
 
Adult Formation
Bible Timeline will begin again on Friday evenings from 9th October at 8.15 pm (with limited numbers in the club) and there will be online participation through zoom.  Pre-registration is required.  Please email the parish office to register ASAP and give us permission to contact you with details of the course

On-line Evangelium Course full weekly course will begin through Zoom every Sunday from 11th October at 7 pm-8 pm until Easter (sign-up needed - please email the parish office ASAP and give us permission to contact you with the details of the course)

Job Opportunity: Are you interested in making the proclamation of the Gospel and propagation of the Faith your full time work? Would you like to work for the new Agency for Evangelisation and Catechises in the Archdiocese? There are two jobs available. A unique opportunity for talented, highly committed Catholics, who want to work for the Church. See online the details - www.rcsouthwark.co.uk

Parish Surgeries - Mondays 9.30 am - 10.30 am and Thursdays 6 pm - 7 pm (baptisms, weddings, forms, requests, enquiries)

Live Streaming our Masses: The following English Masses are also live streamed: Monday to Friday 11am and Sunday 9.30am. Please visit our vimeo page to view the Mass: https://vimeo.com/event/29862 or the main channel Divinitas (scroll down, click more videos to view the Masses)   https://vimeo.com/divinitasuk


Sign up to parish updates by email: If you haven’t already done so, why not sign up to our Mailchimp distribution list.  This newsletter is emailed out each week and in future, we will be using it to send out information about upcoming events, rotas, sacramental programmes etc.  You can do it via the parish blog - CLICK HERE, visit the page using the top menu bar or send an email to the office to request. 

Standing Orders: If you wish to set up a standing order to the parish, the forms are located at the back of the church, or can be accessed by clicking the link below.  You can either return the form to the parish or set it up the standing order with the bank yourself (make sure to tick the box on the first page to tell us).  Thank you to everyone who has set up a standing order in recent weeks. Clapham Park - Standing Order & Gift Aid Declaration

Track & Trace: We need to have one slip for each household group and for every Mass you attend. In order to speed up the process, you can either: print the PDF CLICK HERE (there are 4 to a page) or take additional blank forms with you today, and then you can bring them already completed when you come to Mass again.

Cleaners Rota this week: Ella Shllaku, Anais Tarelho & Vicki Sabatini.