Sunday, 21 October 2012

29th Sunday OT (Old Rite: XXI Sunday after Pentecost)

BAZAAR - FRI 30th NOV / SAT 1ST DEC: In less than 6 weeks our annual Christmas Bazaar will be upon us.  So start bringing in cake making materials (eg flour – plain & SR, soft dark sugar, dried fruit, cherries, mixed peel etc.) , bottles, fancy goods, jewellery, groceries, good-as-new toys, CDs and DVDs – NO JUMBLE PLEASE.  We appeal to all of you to really make an effort to help make this bazaar be a success like last year. These are hard times so cannot presume just to make it without elbow grease.

BAGS2THEFUTURE: Save yourself a trip to your local charity shop – As part of our drive to raise funds towards our £13,000 benchmark for our schools, we are working on a small “reuse textiles project”.  We will be paid 50p per kilo. Please start preparing for our collection date – Fri 9th Nov, by putting aside all your good quality 2nd hand adults & children’s clothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, shoes, belts & handbags. Pick up a bag if you haven’t already and a couple of Sundays before our collection date, we will ask you to bring in all your bags, clearly marked ‘Bags 2 the future’.  Every little helps towards our BIG BAZAAR.

‘SPECIAL SUNDAY’ – NEXT SUNDAY 10.45am Mass (28th October Feast of Christ the King):

UCM TABLE TOP SALE - TODAY:  After 9.30am Mass, the UCM will hold a Table-Top sale, all proceeds going towards the Bazaar.  There will be cakes and good-as-new items to buy and a raffle. Please come along & support them and kick-start the bazaar total!

BIBLE PROGRAMME: Next Sunday (28th Oct) 7pm in the social club.  Please read the book of Acts before the session.  All welcome.

GOODBYE TO CLOTHAIRE & MANUELLA BUNKETI: who have been parishioners here for over 16 years, they were married here; their 3 lovely children have been baptised & educated here (save baby!) & Clothaire has been an excellent foundation governor at St Bede’s School. They are moving to Rochester. Many thanks & God bless!

FUTURE DATES:  (for school open days – see listing below) 
OCTOBER: Every Sunday 5pm – October Devotions & Benedictions
Year of Faith’ events – see blog calendar, or
Today – 10.30-12.30pm UCM Table Top Sale
Sun 28th – 10.45am Special Sunday - Feast of Christ the King
Thurs 1st - All Saints Day (Holy Day of Obligation)
Fri 2nd - All Souls Day
Fri 9th - Bags2school Collection
Sat 10th – 10am – 5.30pm ‘A day with Mary’ – St Anslem’s, Tooting
Fri 30th & Sat 1st Dec – St Bede’s Christmas Bazaar

there are no mass changes this week - at time of printing

OPEN DAYS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS & SIXTH FORMS: (Applications requiring Priest Reference can only be completed by Fr Christopher Basden.  Please submit your application to your chosen secondary school as normal,    and inform them that Fr Christopher is away until the end of October - all reference will be completed after his return.  La Retraite, BTG & St Joseph's have been made aware that Fr CB is away.) 

La Retraite: Atkins Road
Sixth Form Open Evening (6pm - 8pm)
Wednesday 24th October.

Bishop Thomas Grant: Belltree Grove, Streatham
Sixth Form Open Evening (6pm – 9pm)
Monday 22nd October

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

Open Day (10am - 2.30pm)
Saturday 10th November
Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA - 26/27th OCTOBER:  Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome & Alem Araya Zemichael.

FR CHRISTOPHER B: is with his ancient Aunts in Texas - back DV Friday evening

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: 8678 9051:

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

BTG, Streatham: Examination Invigilators required at Bishop Thomas Grant School.  For application forms and details of the posts available can be obtained from Mrs S Branson, School Business Manager.  Closing date - Friday 2nd November.  Tel: 0208 835 9207 or email

Ursuline High School, SW20 – 2 F/T English Teacher (Key Stage 3 to A-Level) required from January 2013.  Closing date 12pm Mon 5th Nov.  Further details and application forms are available via website or from Mrs Martin Tel: 0208 879 4381, email