Sunday, 25 March 2012

5th Sunday of Lent

WELCOME TO FR BEHRUZ. Fr Behruz Rafat was born in Tehran where Fr CB used to live. He was baptized at St Abrahams, near the University which was staffed by the Irish Dominicans (one of whom ordained Fr CB). On his Mothers side he hails from the McKessy clan who lived in Norbury and he went to Bishop Thomas Grant School and then on to study Philosophy at Hull University. He was ordained in October 2006 by Archbishop Kevin McDonald and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, having served in Morden, New Addington and now St Justus, Paddock Wood as parish priest for over one year. Fr CB is away doing a swap with Fr Behruz this weekend.

PALM SUNDAY – NEXT WEEK. At 9.30 we will have the Palm procession starting at the school. The Latin Mass will be held at La Retraite School Chapel starting at 10am.

LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR – will also be here next week to sell tickets for their fair.

BIBLE PROGRAMME: continues on tonight at 7pm in the social club. Please read Luke 1 1-9:50. New participants are always welcome.

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO AYLESFORD – 14th APRIL: led by Bishop Paul Hendricks (auxiliary bishop of Southwark Diocese) and Marian Fathers.

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY 15th APRIL: at Church of The Sacred Heart, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19. Starting with Mass at 2pm, Eucharistic Adoration, 3 o’clock prayer, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, (Sacrament of Reconciliation) Blessing of Image, Benediction, Veneration of Blessed Image & Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

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 plans 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 of church.

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 of church.

NEW READERS ROTA for April – July is available from Saturday 24th March

CHURCH CLEANERS’ ROTA: 30th / 31st MAR: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa & Ms Nazereth Kristos

LA RETRAITE HIGH SCHOOL – CLASS OF ’79: Did you take your ‘O’ levels at La Retraite in 1979? The old girls are organising a re-union and would like you to get in touch. Please email: for more details

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