Sunday, 23 September 2012

25th Sunday OT (Old Rite: XVII Sunday after Pentecost)

FR SIMON LEWORTHY:  This week we have welcome Fr Simon Leworthy to our Parish.  He will be taking over from Fr Andrew as the chaplain to the Latin Mass community here at St Bede’s from 1st October.  Fr Leworthy was born in Yorkshire and grew up in Australia.  He was ordained in March 1992 and obtained his Licence in Theology in Rome in 2000.  He has worked in Diocese of Armidale, Australia, German District of the FSSP in 2008, Archdioceses of Westminster & Edinburgh-St Andrew’s and the Diocese of Northampton, and for the last 3½ years, he was at the Apostolate of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter with Fr Armand de Malleray.  

BAZAAR – FRI 30th NOV & SAT 1ST DEC:  Please start bringing in good items - bottles, fancy goods, jewellery, cake making materials, groceries, good-as-new toys, CDs and DVDs – NO JUMBLE please!.  You can also start bringing back counterfoils and monies from the draw tickets you have sold – more are available!  Our next meeting in this Tuesday at 8pm in the presbytery – please volunteer and share some ideas.

SPECIAL SUNDAY: Today at 10.45am, the Mass setting will be Missa O Quam Gloriosum by Victoria;

SOLEMN REQUIEM FOR FR HUGH SIMON THWAITES next Saturday - 29th September at 12pm.

NEXT SUNDAY: will be Fr Andrew’s last Mass with us before he heads off to Rome the next day. Farewell celebration in school hall after 10.45 Mass.

FR CHRISTOPHER EHIDIAMHEN: is at St Gertrude’s in South Bermondsey this weekend helping out Fr Francis Lynch.
BIBLE PROGRAMME: Next Sunday (30th Sept) 7pm in the social club.  Please read the book of Acts before the session.  All welcome.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN THANKSGIVING MASS: Sunday 14th October at 12.15pm Mass.

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Wed 26th Sept until 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

FUTURE DATES: - Check out the calendar for upcoming events
Tues 25th – 8pm Bazaar meeting
Secondary School & 6th Form Open Days – see dates below …

Wed 26th – 9am Mass moved to 8.45am.  Requiem for Caro Nicholas at 9.30am
Sat 29th  – 12pm Solemn Requiem for Fr Hugh Simon-Thwaites.

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)
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)
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's: Carshalton
Open 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 FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER: Pauline Ajuga. Rose Anunwa & Ms Nazereth Kristos (Please Note: Next Saturday there will be a 12pm Requiem & 4pm Baptism in addition to usual 9am Mass)

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: for more information see item in 16th September's posting. Or 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.