Sunday, 7 October 2012

27th Sunday OT (Old Rite XIX Sunday after Pentecost)

BAZAAR - FRI 30th NOV / SAT 1ST DEC:  Now is a good time to start bringing in good quality items for our annual bazaar – bottles, fancy goods, jewellery, cake making materials, home-made jam, groceries, good-as-new toys, CDs and DVDs – NO JUMBLE PLEASE! More draw tickets are available if you haven’t already got yours – or if you just want some more!  Please return the counterfoils and ‘correct money in an envelope’ to either a priest or those handing out new books. 

ROSARY CRUSADE THIS SATURDAY: This is the biggest procession of the year, leaving from Westminster Cathedral at 2pm and walking all the way across London to Brompton Oratory where we have hymns, a sermon, blessing of scapulars and finally Benediction.  Our first communicants (in their special clothes) and our servers lead the way.  We will meet at Westminster Cathedral by the statue (entrance on left-hand side – Ambrosden Avenue) by 1.45pm.  Children MUST be accompanied by their parents or approved adult.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN ANNUAL THANKSGIVING MASS: Next Sunday at 12.30pm Mass, to inaugurate our ‘Year of Faith’ we have the special Mass with the La Retraite Gospel Choir.  This will be followed by a reception in the school hall.  TODAY: after 9.30 Mass there will be a meeting to discuss preparations for next week.

BIBLE PROGRAMME - RESCHEDULED: Tonight at 7pm in the social club.  Please read the book of Acts before the session.  All welcome.

OCTOBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY. Today, and every Sunday in October we have Devotions & Benediction at 5pm.  The rosary is usually recited after every 9am Mass on weekdays. 

GOODBYE TO FR JOSE TICCLA ROJAS. Many thanks – Muchas Gracias to Fr Jose who has been with us since June.  He is going back to Peru via Oxford & Madrid tomorrow.  God bless him in his future apostolate.

FAMILY FAST COLLECTION TODAY: This weekend we will have our “Harvest Family Fast” collection.  The money will be for Fr Romany’s parish in Egypt.  Please be generous as he has courageously started building a new Church and his people are poor and very vulnerable in this time of political tumult.  

FUTURE DATES:     (for school open days – see listing below) 
Every Sunday 5pm – October Devotions & Benedictions
Thurs 11th – Year of Faith starts.
Sat 13th – 1.45pm Rosary Crusade Westminster Cathedral
Sat 13th – 2pm Traditional High Mass at St Mary’s, Clapham
Sun 14th – 12.30pm African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass
Sun 14th – 3-5pm Year of Faith Event – St George’s Cathedral
Tues 16th – 10.30am Requiem – Robert Marris
Sun 21st – 10.30am UCM Table Top Sale 

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 Mornings (9.30am - 12noon)
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 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)
Monday 8th Oct

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

Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School: Upper Norwood (A Voluntary Aided School Specialist College for Mathematics and Computing)
Sixth Form Open Evening (6.30 – 8.30pm)
Wednesday 17th October

Sixth Form Open Morning (10am - 12pm)
Saturday 10th November

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA - 12/13th OCTOBER: Vicki Sabatini, Fernanda Rodrigues & Philomena Dayanc.

FR CHRISTOPHER B: is with his sister near Washington DC.

HOLY LAND TRIP – 21st – 28th NOVEMBER – PLACES STILL AVAILABLE: led by Fr Adrian McKenna-Whyte, from SS Simon & Jude, Streatham Hill & Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen.  For more information contact Fr Adrian: Tel 020 8678 9051, email  

SOUTHWARK ARCHDIOCESAN YEAR OF FAITH PILGRIMAGE: for more information see item in 16th September's posting.

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