Sunday, 8 July 2012

14th Sunday of OT (Old Rite: VI Sunday after Pentecost)

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MASS - TODAY 12.30: We welcome the Acholi Christian Fellowship who are singing today and playing their traditional instruments. They are mostly Catholics from Northern Uganda but some are Anglicans. They sing once a month at the Beckenham Hill parish whose priest, Fr Mark Odion knows our own Fr CE. The choir are made up of the "Lwo" or "Luo" people who claim President Obama's father as one of their own. Next Friday, Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen, will go to St Joseph's in Shooters Hill for a month as summer supply.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Mrs Phyllis Cort and Mrs Nicky Gunputrav, who have both amassed many decades between them, teaching at St Bernadette’s, who are retiring at the end of this term. The school will miss them terribly but they deserve a happy and fulfilling retirement pursuing new horizons. How much we owe them both as a parish community as well as a school community!

WELCOME TO FR MARTIN THOMPSON: who is here from Albania.

THANK YOU TO ST JOSEPH for the good weather we had for the Summer Fayre & Procession last weekend.

REUNION MASS FOR FHC CHILDREN next Sunday at 9.30am Mass followed by a party. 

BAZAAR: We had our first meeting for the Bazaar last week. The next meeting has been scheduled for 11th September. We need some new volunteers – so if you would like to help, please come along.

THANK YOU to the Eritrean community who bought the club a new vacuum cleaner in exchange for the Tigrinya Club who meet here on Saturday mornings.

GIFTAID FORMS: available at the back of Church, or through the link within title .

FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events
Mon 30th July – Fri 3rd Aug – Faith Summer Session (young adults 16-35yrs)
Fri 3rd - Sun 5th Aug - Evangelium Conference, Reading
Mon 13th – Thurs 16th Aug – Faith Summer Break (11-15yrs old)
Fri 14th – Sun 16th Sept – YCA retreat – Douai Abbey (18-35yrs)

MASS TIME CHANGES
Thurs 19th - 9am Mass will be moved to 9.30am and will be for St Bede's School Leavers
Fri 20th - 9am Mass will be moved to 9.30am and will be for St Bernadette's School Leavers

APPEAL ON BEHALF OF LAMBETH POLICE. There is a bank card scam circulating the borough at present where the perpetrators are 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 - shut your door and call the police.

WELCOMED INTO GOD’S CHURCH over the last couple of months were:
Emma Alice Reindorp - daughter of Simon & Silvia (baptised by Fr Christopher B). 
Amelia Maria Zajac - daughter of Rafal & Marie (baptised by Fr Andrew Southwell). 
Rose Okoji - daughter of Patrick & Nancy (baptised by Fr Christopher E). 
Clara Georgina Harkins - daughter of Adrian & Alexandra (baptised by Fr Christopher B)
Filip Stanislaus Richard Tattersall - son of Piers & Karolina (baptised by Fr Andrew Southwell)

VACANCY: The Diocese is looking for a full-time accountant to join the Finance Team based in Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JE. If you would be interested in this position please visit the Diocesan website www.rcsouthwark.co.uk for more details.

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA 13th/14th JULY: Ellen Asafu-Agyei, Moji Balogum and Adiam Berhane

YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS (YCA) is a group, which helps introduce younger people to the Traditional Mass. YCA is organising a retreat 14-16th September at Douai Abbey for 18-35ish age range led by Fr Armand de Malleray. Douai Abbey has excellent transport links with London. Prices range from £5-51. For more details please see their website www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk/events.htm, ring 07908 105787 or email margaret.barker@hotmail.com. Please see poster on notice board.