Sunday, 16 September 2012

24th Sunday of OT (Old Rite: XVI Sunday after Pentecost)

BAZAAR 2012 – FRI 30th NOV & SAT 1ST DEC: We need to start preparing for our annual fundraiser. We are taxed £13,000 for our school bill by the Diocese and every year we try to top last year’s amount. We don’t know how lucky we are to have free Catholic education. The Diocese only has to pay 10% of the huge total cost and every parish has to contribute to that 10%. So many of us have benefited from Catholic schools and so now I appeal to you to help us pay the bill! We had very few at the last meeting and so we hope to see you on Tuesday 25th September at 8pm. We need volunteers and ideas! 

FR ANDREW’S FAREWELL: After 15 years (since 17th March 1997) Fr Andrew has contributed so much to our parish community. He leaves for Rome on Monday 1st October. The day before (Sunday 30th September), we want to thank him at a celebration at St Bede’s School after the morning Masses. Please think about what sort of food or drink you might be able to bring on the day and fill in the form accordingly (at the back of Church). We will start around 12.15pm but the presentation will be just after 1.30pm.

SPECIAL SUNDAY: At 10.45 next Sunday (23rd Sept), The Mass setting will be Missa O Quam Gloriosum by Victoria;


BIBLE PROGRAMME: 30th Sept 7pm in the social club. Please read the book of Acts before the session. New participants always welcome.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN ANNUAL MASS & LUNCH: Sunday 14th October at 12.30pm.

FUTURE DATES: - Check out the calendar for upcoming events
SEPT:Tues 25th – 8pm Bazaar meeting
Sun 30th - 1.30pm Fr Andrew's farewell - in school hall. 7pm Bible Programme – Social Club
Secondary School & 6th Form Open Days – see dates below …
Tues 18th
– No 9am Mass, 9.30 at St Bernadette’s
Fri 21st – 9am Mass moved to 9.30am for St Bede’s school.

OPEN DAYS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL & SIXTH FORM ENTRIES SEPTEMBER 2013: The following schools will be open at the following times for visits from parents of Primary school children who are considering a choice of Secondary schools.

La Retraite - Atkins Road
Open Evening (4pm - 7.30pm)Wednesday 26th September
There will be a talk given by Headteacher Mr Conway at 4.15pm, 5.15pm and 6.15pm. Last admission will be at 7pm.

Open Mornings (9.30am - 12noon)Monday 1st / Tuesday 2nd / Wednesday 3rd / Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October.
Headteacher - Mr Conway will speak at 10am. Last admission at 11.30am

Sixth Form Open Evening (6pm - 8pm)Wednesday 24th October
Last admission will be at 7.30pm

Bishop Thomas Grant - Belltrees Grove, SW16 (a Mathematics & ICT Specialist Status School)There will be a tour of the School, an Exhibition of School Work and an opportunity to talk to staff and pupils.

Open Mornings (9.30am - 12noon)Monday 17th September / Tuesday 25th September / Monday 1st October
Address by the Headmaster at 9.30am, followed by a full tour of the school.

Open Evenings (6pm - 9pm)Wednesday 19th September / Tuesday 9th October
Those who arrive by 6pm will have an address by the Headmaster followed by a full tour of the school.
Those who arrive after 6pm will have a full tour of the school followed by an address by the Headmaster at 7.30pm.

Sixth Form Open Evening (6pm - 9pm)Monday 22nd October

St Philomena: CarshaltonOpen Mornings (9 – 10.30am - by appointment only)Wednesday 28th Sept / Tuesday 2nd Oct / Monday 8th Oct

Sixth Form Open Evening (6-8.30pm)Tuesday 9th October 6 – 8.30pm

St Joseph's College: Beulah Hill, SE19 3HL (Specialist College for Mathematics & Computing)Open Evening (5.30 – 8.30pm)Tuesday 25th September

Sixth Form Open Evening (6.30pm)Wednesday 3rd October

Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School: Upper Norwood (A Voluntary Aided School Specialist College for Mathematics and Computing)Open Evening (5.30 – 8.30pm)Tuesday 25th September

Sixth Form Open Evening (6.30 – 8.30pm)Wednesday 17th October

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA 21st/22nd SEPTEMBER: Tania Pereira, Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick & the John family.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: From 26th Sept to 4th Nov, you are invited to join other Christians for 40 days for life – 40 days of prayer & fasting for an end to abortion. You are also invited to stand & peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the Marie Stopes Abortion Facility, Brixton Hill from 8am-8pm, & also help spread the word about this important community outreach. For more info, please contact Dave Belton or tel: 07956 458 516

LIFE PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM: Led by Bishop John Hine - Sunday 23rd September leaving from Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue at 7.30am (prompt). Tickets £16, bookings can be made at Padre Pio Bookshop 264 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, SW1V 1BB (tel: 0207 834 5363)

MASS FOR SEAFARERS: The Apostleship of the Sea invites you to a Mass for Seafarers on 26th September at 5.30pm - Westminster Cathedral, Ashley Place, London SW1. For more information contact Tel: 0207 012 8607

SOUTHWARK ARCHDIOCESAN YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE: to the Holy Land led by Archbishop Peter Smith 22nd – 30th April 2013. The cost of the pilgrimage is £1,465 per person (single supp £329, travel insurance £64). Booking deposit of £300 + travel insurance if required. For more details please contact Gill Didino ( or Fr David Gibbons – 0208 672 7684

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER - WEMBLEY Saturday 29th September 2.00 – 6.30pm. Tickets are available for purchase from their website at a cost of £15 + £1.75 booking fee.