Sunday, 13 May 2012

6th Sunday of Easter (Old Rite: V Sunday after Easter)

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)

NIGHT OF WITNESS - WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL - THURS 17th MAY 5.30-8.30PM: an event organised by Aid to the Church in Need aims to bring religious freedom to the forefront of public debate & give a voice to millions of suffering Christians around the world.  "As attacks against Christians - and Christianity itself - become more prevalent, please help us to give a voice to the persecuted Church.  Taking our lead from Pope Benedict XVI, we are hosting a public witness event at Westminster Cathedral & on the cathedral piazza." 
St Bede's are hosting two of the special visitors for this event: Archbishop Joseph Coutts of Karachi, Pakistan and Bishop Joannes Zakaria of Thebes/Luxor, Egypt.

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.  Tel: 0208 678 9051 or email

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MASS: Today at 12.15pm.  There will be a second collection at this Mass for HCPT.  The next meeting will be next Sunday (20th) after 9.30 Mass.

FUTURE DATES: please see calendar for upcoming events
Fri 18th - 1pm Josie Gardner's Requiem

MASS TIME CHANGES There is no 9am Mass on Friday (18th) due to Josie Gardner's Requiem at 1pm

INVOCATION 2012: For young people aged 18-35; 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.

ST BEDE'S CHURCH Sunday 20th May 2.30pm. Rosary, Procession and Benediction.
ST BERNADETTE'S SCHOOL Wednesday 23rd May at 9.30am

GOODBYE to Margaret Beacon who has now moved to Crawley to be nearer her famly.  She used to come to Saturday evening Mass with Mary Dennehy and Eve Salmon.

CHURCH CLEANERS' ROTA: 18th/19th May: Teresa Ablett, Angela Pinto and Rita Ajuga.

BINGO: Thanks to Paula & Kate for organising the recent bingo event.  It raised £108.50 towards the organ fund.

HELPERS OF GOD'S PRECIOUS INFANTS: Processional prayer vigil - Our Lady of the Rosary Church to Marie Stopes Brixton Centre - Saturday 9th June 9am to 12pm.

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

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

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