Sunday, 22 July 2012

16th Sunday of OT (Old Rite: VIII Sunday after Pentecost)

LAST NEWSLETTER UNTIL SEPTEMBER…. The Mass schedule will be posted inside and outside the church. No 12.30pm Sunday Mass during August and no Mass at the convent during their retreat 29th July – 7th August inclusive.

DAREN LANE – OUR ORGANIST replaced Dolores Pomares in the autumn of 1998 and in the spring of 1999 replaced Matthew Willis as the Director of the Choir. Over the years he has provided sterling service to our parish, being an outstanding professional accompanist (he can even catch the note of the officiating priest in the organ’s response!) Daren was trained at the Royal Academy where he studied under many famous professors including Patrick Russell of the Oratory and the late Nicholas Danby of Farm Street. A heartfelt, and huge thanks to Daren who, in September, will take up a position at the parish of Woodford Green, Essex which is closer to his home. Pray that we find a new organist/choir director!

SISTER HILTRUDIS FOLA & SISTER EMMANUELA KUUKIY: are to return to Cameroon. We are very sad that the new legislation forbids the NHS to allow foreigners to do nursing training in Britain. We will miss them and thank them for all.

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events
Wed 25th July – 10am – 1pm New Altar Servers Practice

MASS TIME CHANGES
Mon 30th Jul – Tues 7th Aug - No Convent Masses
Sundays (5th/12th/19th/26th Aug) - No 12.15/12.30pm Mass on Sundays during August 
Wed 15th Aug - (Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Virgin Mary) HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION:  Masses will be at 7am Latin, 8am Convent, 9.30am, 12.30pm Latin & 8pm

WELCOME TO FR GABRIEL DIAZ PATRI: who is staying with us until September.

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA 27th/28th (AM ONLY) JULY: Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zerome, & Alem Araya Zemichael. Please Note: Baptism at 1pm & Wedding at 3pm

'POSSIBLE' NEW SCAM. We were contacted by one of our parishioner last week who has received a letter supposedly from “Our Lady of Fatima” asking for £150 to be sent to a PO Box in Glasgow. This is very likely to be a scam – so please keep an eye out for anyone who may be taken in by fraudsters. 

MRS LOWE: has informed us that her mother-in-law has passed away. The funeral is being held on 31st July at 12pm - St Augustine’s Church, Broadwater Road, Tooting Broadway