Sunday, 6 May 2012

5th Sunday of Easter (Old Rite: IV Sunday after Easter)

CONFIRMATION: We welcome Bishop Patrick Lynch - successor to the Apostles who is to confirm the following:
Gary ABLETT (St Joseph's College)
Joey Nobrega ABREU (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Sebastian Aparico AGUILAR (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Bill BILWALA (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Chiara CONTINI (St Philomena's)
Steve GUEVARA Marin (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Olivia HARRIS (Dunraven)
Estelle JONES (St Philomena's)
Jan Christian MATIAS (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Anjelo NTEGE (St Joseph's College)
Ciaran ONYENAOBIYA (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Starr PETERS-MACAULEY (St Joseph's College)
Andreia PEREIRA (Bishop Thomas Grant)
Dorothy REDDIN (Coloma Convent)
Axel RIVERA Pilozo (St Mary's, Croydon)
Moremike Anne SHIRO (La Retraite)

REGINA CAELI (Easter Anthem to Our Lady)
Regina Caeli Laetare Alleluia!
Quia quem meruisti portare Alleluia!
Resurrexit Sicut dixit Alleluia!
Ora pro nobis Deum Alleluia!
O Queen of Heaven, rejoice Alleluia!
For he whom you did merit to bear Alleluia!
Has risen as he said Alleluia!
Pray for us to God Alleluia!
(V. Rejoice and be glad O Virgin Mary Alleluia)
(R. For the Lord has risen indeed Alleluia)

INVOCATION 2012: The 3rd National Discernment Festival for young people aged 18-35 is being held between 6-8th July at St Mary's College, Oscott.  The weekend is open to both men and women and only costs a nominal fee of £50 which includes all meals.  Please let one of the priests know if you are interested in attending.  There will be a coach leaving from London, and organisers will be able to forward on the details to you.

Lourdes (incl. Paris)
4th - 9th June - led by Fr Philip de Freitas. Price £360 - deposit £50.  Tel: Fr Philip 0208 788 9603 or Kensington Travel 0207 937 9861
Diocesan Pilgrimages to Lourdes 24th - 31st August. Prices from: By air £754; by rail £695; by coach £525. Southwark 5-day Option 27th - 31st August. Price (by air only) from £505. Contact Deacon Michael Kennedy.
Holy Land 21st - 28th November - led by Fr Adrian McKenna-Whyte and accompanied by Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen. Cost from £1345.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MASS: next Sunday at 12.15pm.  There will be a second collection at this Mass for HCPT.

FUTURE DATES:  See calendar for upcoming events 
 Tues 8th - 8am Sisters Feast Day
Fri 11th - 11.15am Terry Reid's Requiem
JUNE: Sun 17th - Archbishops Mass for Centenary of Sisters

MASS TIME CHANGES There is no 9am Mass on Friday (11th) due to Terry Reid's Requiem at 11.15am

FR CHRISTOPHER EHIDIAMHEN is away from tomorrow for a month visiting family and friends back home in Nigeria.

GOODBYE to Chris & Gianinna Kavanagh-Russo who are moving away next week to Ebbsfleet.  They were married here and their daughter, Maria-Gia, was baptised here as well.

CHURCH CLEANERS' ROTA: 11th/12th May: Angela Ilo and Legion of Mary.

LA RETRAITE RC GIRLS' SCHOOL ALUMNI SOCIETY (LARAS) 15th June from 4-6pm beginning in the school chapel. If you are an old girl of La Retraite, this is a great opportunity to come and see the school as it is today and reminisce with friends about the good old days. If you would like to attend this event please register your interest via website

COLOMA CONVENT SCHOOL - 4 VACANCIES: The Governors are seeking to appoint the following vacancies for September 2012 (Outer London Pay Scale).  English Teacher (F/T), Music Teacher (F/T) - please see poster on noticeboard.  Art Teacher (P/T) - this may include teaching at The Quest Academy, Coloma Trust.  Maths & ICT Teacher (P/T).  Closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th May.  For more information and an application form, please download from the school website ( or contact Mrs S Dawson on 0208 654 6228 ext 229 email