Sunday, 28 October 2012

30th Sunday OT (Old Rite: OLJC the King)

BAZAAR - FRI 30th NOV / SAT 1ST DEC: In less than 5 weeks our annual Christmas Bazaar will be upon us.  You can bring items for the bazaar (cake making materials - e.g. flour, sugar, dried fruit etc), bottles, fancy goods, jewellery, groceries, good-as-new toys, CDs and DVDs – NO JUMBLE OR VIDEOS 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, one of our parishioners is working on a small “reuse textiles project”. 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 at the back of church.

DRAW TICKETS: Have you brought back your sold tickets?   Please bring in as soon as possible!

‘SPECIAL SUNDAY’ – Today at 10.45am Mass 

HALF-TERM: We wish our Heads, staff & pupils a good rest in the coming week.  We thank them for all their hard work and hope that you are refreshed and ready to return to school on Monday 5th

BIBLE PROGRAMME: Tonight 7pm in the social club.  Please read the Book of Acts before the session.  New participants  welcome.

UCM TABLE TOP SALE:  Thank you to all who came to give their support.  The UCM raised £228 which is going towards the Bazaar.

FUTURE DATES:  (last few 6th Form open days – see listing below) 
Every Sunday 5pm – October Devotions & Benedictions
‘Year of Faith’ events – see blog calendar, or
Mon 29th - Fri 2nd Nov - HALF TERM
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
TBC - Annual Mas at West Norwood Cemetary/Crematorium
Sun 11th - Annual prayers at Streatham Park Cemetary
Sat 24th - 10.30am 'Towards Advent' - Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue
Fri 30th & Sat 1st Dec – St Bede’s Christmas Bazaar

Thurs 1st Nov - All Saints Day - Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses at 7am (Latin), 8am Convent, 9.30,  12.30pm Latin & 8pm.  No UCM this week and Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction will be from 11am to 12.15pm
Fri 2nd Nov - All Souls Day - there are 9 masses said on this day to remember our beloved dead.  Masses will be held at 7am Latin, 7.45am Latin, 8am Convent, 9am, 10am & 10.30am, 12.30pm Latin & 6pm, 7pm & 8pm.  Please come to one of the Masses and pray for your own beloved dead.

OPEN DAYS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS & SIXTH FORMS: (Fr Christopher B is back now so please see him after Mass this weekend for any outstanding forms that need Priest's References) 

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

Sixth Form Information Evening (7pm)
Wednesday 7th November.

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

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA - 3rd November:  Caroline Marris, Margaret Corcoran & Michelle Murphy

HOLY LAND TRIP – 21st – 28th NOVEMBER: led by Fr Adrian McKenna-Whyte, from SS Simon & Jude, Streatham Hill & Fr Christopher Ehidiamhen.  Cost from £1439pp full-board incl. travel insurance.  Please contact Fr Adrian to check whether there is still places available and to obtain the booking form: tel 8678 9051:  

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

LIBERA CONCERT: The internationally acclaimed boy singers of Libera continue their Autumn UK concert tour at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, Friday 16th November at 7.30pm.  The boys have a stunningly original sound, which is at once both ancient and modern.  Their distinctive flowing white robes symbolise the traditional origins of their style - yet their music reaches across the generations to a modern audience.  Tickets £17.50 (concessions £10 - Premium £30).  tel: 08444 771 000.

TOWARDS ADVENT: The 2012 Towards Advent Festival of Catholic Culture takes place on Saturday 24th November at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue.  Opening 10.30am with Archbishop Vincent Nichols.  Stalls & displays by a wide variety of Catholic groups and organisations.  Music, talks, sales of books & DVDs and Catholic items including rosaries, statues & Christmas cards etc.  An opportunity to celebrate the Catholic Faith.  Admission is free, everyone welcome.  Please see poster at back of church for more information.  

Bishop Thomas Grant School, 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

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington - School Secretary (20hrs per week, Term Time only). You will be responsible for providing administrative support for school trips and supporting teaching staff with photocopying and typing.  You may occassionally assist the School Receptionist, providing some cover on Reception, dealing with visitors, staff and pupils.  The successful candidate will have strong IT, organisational and communication skills and meticulous attention to detail.  Application packs available via the Headmaster's Secretary (tel 020 7603 8478).  Closing Date - Thursday 8th November 1pm

Coloma Convent Girl School, Croydon - Part Time Site Manager - start ASAP. The successful candidate must have a good knowledge of technical and mechanical cleaning equipment, heating, electrical and security systems together with good DIY general maintenance ability. He/she must be physically fit, energetic, pro-active and prepared to work four hours during the day (11am – 3pm), and approximately four hours in an evening, twice a week. There will also be some weekend work.  He/she will have proven awareness of Health and Safety legislation, must hold a clean driving licence and have passed, or be prepared to undertake a mini-bus driving test.  An application form is available to download from our website or contact Mrs. Dawson (School Secretary) on 020 8654 6228