Sunday, 4 March 2012

2nd Sunday of Lent

WELCOME TO FR FRANCIS LYNCH,
who is our second Lenten preacher and confessor. Many of you will know him as he is the twin brother of Dominic Lynch of Parkthorne Road and the uncle of John & Tom, the latter being at St John Seminary in Wonersh. Fr Francis was born in nearby Peckham and was educated at St Mary's, Sutton followed by a sojourn in Brisbane, Australia and finally at Finchley Catholic Grammar. For University he read Theoretical Physics at Durham and worked in Computing & Artificial Intelligence and at Ealing Abbey School. Feeling the call to the Priesthood, he studied at the English College in Rome. He was ordained 20 years ago saying his first Mass here at St Bede's! Since that time most of his priestly ministry has been in South Wales where he was parish priest of Usk. He has also been a chaplain for both the Army & prison. Recently he has been appointed to South Bermondsey. Make the most of this opportunity and go to Confession for lent!

FIRST CONFESSIONS: will be this Saturday at 10am. Please pray for all the children and their parents.

MINI SPRING SALE - LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: on Saturday 10th March from 1 - 3.30pm with a raffle. Variety of stalls including arts & crafts, jewellery, lucky dip, home-made cakes and a raffle. Admission for adults is 50p, children free. St Peter's Residence, 2a Meadow Rd, South Lambeth, SW8 1QH. Please go along and support them.

WELCOME TO FR MAREK KALETA: who lived here ten years ago preparing for Missionary life in Kenya. He has visited us many times since and hopes to visit us in April & May. He hopes to work in Britain in the near future.

FR CHRISTOPHER EHIDIAMHEN is saying Mass and preaching in the parish of St Gertrude's, South Bermondsey

FUTURE DATES: See calendar for upcoming events
Mon 5th -10am Requiem of Noreen Evans
Tues 13th - 12.30pm Requiem of Christopher Gill

HOLY LAND TRIP: 21st - 28th November getting back before the Bazaar (which should be 30th & 1st December) organised by Fr Adrian McKenna-Whyte of St Simon & Jude, Streatham Hill. Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen is also hoping to accompany the group.

CHURCH CLEANERS' ROTA 9th / 10th MAR: Adebayo Family, Gloria Nwoso, Blessing Osefo and Gina Uraih. NOTE: FHC children making First Confessions at 10am

WELCOME INTO GOD'S CHURCH: Praise Eghoghon Ebhodaghe, daughter of Destiny & Monica baptised by Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen last Saturday

SCOUTS: We are so grateful to Mario & Ana and their team for the wonderful work they do. New times and venues as follows:
BEAVERS: (aged 6 & 7): 6 - 7pm. CUBS: (aged 8 & 9) 7.15 - 8.45pm - St Bede's. SCOUTS (aged 10 - 14yrs): 7- 9pm- St Bernadette's EXPLORERS (aged 14 - 18yrs): Saturdays 3 - 5pm - St Bernadette's

ST BEDE'S SOCIAL CLUB: Sun 12-2.30pm: Fri 8.30- 11pm. Games available- ask at bar.