Sunday, 1 July 2012

13th Sunday of OT (Old Rite: Most Precious Blood of OLJC)

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION - 3pm TODAY:  After all the great Feasts of the year ranging from Christmas to Easter to Pentecost ending in the celebration of the sublime Trinity, we come to Corpus Christi (7th June in the Old Rite and 10th June in the New Rite).  In this feast we see the outpouring of the love of God for us in the Eucharist.  The Manna of old kept the first people of God on their way through unexpected and bewildering terrains.  Today we honour the Lord by the greatest procession of the year.  Our First communicants and Confirmation candidates lead the way with the Scouts, trumpets and drums. Come and honour the Lord passing through your parish!

WELCOME TO FR JOSE TICLLA ROJAS: who is from Peru and was here at Christmas.  He will be staying with us until 7th October.  He is one of 8 children and his sister is a Dominican Nun.  He is studying at the University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

NEWS OF NEW APPOINTMENT:  Fr Simon Francis Leworthy has been appointed to St Bede's to fill the place of Fr Andrew.  He will be responsible for the Latin Mass Community.  Born in England, he was educated in Australia.  For some years now he has been with Fr Armand de Malleray in Reading

FAITH SUMMER BREAKS – WOLDINGHAM, SURREY: Please see Fr CB for application forms.  Mon 30th July – Fri 3rd Aug for young Catholics aged 16-35.  Mon13th – Thurs 16th for those aged 11-15yrs.

GIFT AID FORMS are available at the back of the church, on our website (click on Gift Aid Forms) or ask one of the priests.
APPEAL ON BEHALF OF LAMBETH POLICE.  There is a bank card scam circulating the borough at present where the perpetrators are targeting the vulnerable and elderly trying to obtain pin numbers.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE – your bank will never ask for it!  If you get a call from someone asking for your PIN, hang up.  If someone knocks at your door asking for your PIN or credit/debit card shut your door and call the police.
FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events
Tues 3rd 12.30pm Jubilee Lunch - £3 envelope with name. 
A DAY WITH MARY:  A day of instruction, devotion & intercession, based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.  Please see posters at back of church for more information
Holy Ghost, Balham – 14th July (10am – 5.15pm) or 
Our Lady & St Peter, Wimbledon Common - 28th July (9.45am – 5pm).  

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA 6th/7th JULY: Vicki Sabatini, Fernanda Rodrigues and Philomena Dayanc.

Thank you to all those who supported the Schools’ Summer Fayre. BAGS2SCHOOL APPEAL FOR GOOD-AS-NEW CLOTHES!  By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have the opportunity to sort through your cupboards & wardrobes & donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided (Friday 6th please) – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains & bedding (not duvets or pillows).  We will receive £500 per tonne or 50p per kg which will be a great boast for our fundraising.  In addition it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse. 
SPUC: A pro-life meeting is being organised by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) on Mon 16th July, 7-9pm at St Anslem’s Church Hall (Tooting Bec).  John Smeaton, SPUC’s national director will be pointing out the way forward for the pro-life movement & launching SPUC’s Nine Million Children campaign.  For further info please contact William Jolliffe, 0207352 7212