Sunday, 18 March 2012

4th Sunday of Lent (Lætare Sunday) (Mothering Sunday)

WELCOME TO FR TIM FINIGAN - gained first class degree in Philosophy & Psychology at Oxford; then went to study theology at Rome where he specialised in Patristics & the History of Theology, also gaining a diploma summa cum laude in Latin Letters under Fr Reginald Foster. Ordained in 1984, he has spent his priestly life working in parishes in the Archdiocese of Southwark. He has combined this with a ministry of teaching & writing. He currently teaches sacramental theology at St John's Seminary, Wonersh, & dogmatic theology at St Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster. He was editor of the Faith Magazine for eight years & continues to contribute to the journal. His recent publications include articles on the Immaculate Conception for the Franciscans of the Immaculate, articles on Humanae Vitae & the Gospel of Life. He writes a regular column for the Catholic Herald & a popular blog "The Hermeneutic of Continuity." He has also written & lectured on the traditional Roman liturgy. Following Summorum Pontificum, his parish was one of the first to have the old rite celebrated every Sunday as part of the parish schedule. Next wk - we will welcome Fr Behiuz. 

SPECIAL SUNDAY - TODAY: At 10.45 Mass, the professional choir will sing the "Missa Ave Maris Stella" by Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Offertory Motet is Victoria's Ave Maris Stella, and the Communion Motet is Adoramus Te, Domine by Lassus. There will be the blessing of the roses in the clubrooms afterwards.

BIBLE PROGRAMME: continues on Sunday 25th March in the social club. Please read Luke 1:1-9:50. New participants are always welcome.

SISTER MICAELA: has gone to Mexico to spend Easter with her parents. She hopes to see the Holy Father who is making a visit to Mexico soon!

FUTURE DATES: See calendar for upcoming events

HOLY LAND TRIP - 21st - 28th NOVEMBER: organised by Fr Adrian McKenna—Whyte of SS Simon & Jude, Streatham Hill. Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen is also hoping to accompany the group. The cost of the tour is £1,345 full-board based on twin-bedded room; single supplement £230; travel insurance £59, & £35pp towards the group gratuity fund. To request a booking form, please contact Fr Adrian. Address: The Priest's House, 5 Hillside Road, Streatham, SW2 3HL. Tel 020 8678 9051, email See poster at back. 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 4th - 9th JUNE: (Half-Term) led by Fr Philip de Freitas. Leaving from Our Lady & St Peter Church, Wimbledon Common. Tour Price £360 - deposit of £50 required to secure your place. If you are interested, please contact Liana 07726 446900 or see poster at back. 

CHURCH CLEANERS - ROTA 16th - 17th MARCH: Tania Pereira, John Family & Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick

PETITION - In light of the letter which was read out last week, the hardcopy petition is still at the back of the church if you would like to sign that. Otherwise you can sign online at

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MGR LEO WHITE: 83 on Tuesday, and in New York until April 24th                                       

FR CHRISTOPHER B: is away this weekend (swapping with Fr Finigan) at the parish of Holy Rosary, Blackfen near Sidcup.