Sunday, 4 November 2012

31st Sunday OT (Old Rite: XXIII Sunday after Pentecost)

BAZAAR - FRI 30th NOV / SAT 1ST DEC: At the end of this month, we will be holding our annual Christmas Bazaar.  We need religious items, bottles for the bottle stall, CD & DVDs - No videos please, groceries, good-as-new toys, fancy goods, jewellery – You can start bringing them in NOW!  We need your help to make this bazaar a success like last year! 

CHRISTMAS DINNER - 1st DEC: We will be taking bookings for the Christmas Dinner very soon.

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

BAGS2THEFUTURE: Please return all your bags to the Church porch or back room of the social club (if club is open) no later that this Thursday – 8th November.  They will be collected on Friday morning.

MONTH OF HOLY SOULS: Next Sunday, Remembrance Sunday, we have a solemn (polyphonic) requiem for all the war dead at 10.45am and at 12.30 there is a requiem for all those who died in the past year.  In the afternoon of the same day we bless the graves at 3pm on Rowan Road.      
Don’t forget to buy your poppy!

OUR HEARTS GO OUT: to the family of Simone Johnson and our prayers and help are on offer for you all.

BIBLE PROGRAMME: The last session of the bible programme will be on Sunday 25th November at 7pm in the social club.  Regular participants – don’t forget to fill in your evaluation forms and bring them on the day.

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MEETING: Next Sunday after 9.30 Mass

GREYHOUND LANE, STREATHAM: As of yesterday, Greyhound Lane is subject to full closure of the railway bridge until the end of April 2013 (hopefully!).  For cars - it has been made one way northbound from the bridge to Streatham High Road. The diversion route for southbound traffic will be via Mitcham Lane - Westcote Road - Eardley Road – onto Streatham Vale (all this will be signposted).  For those who take public transport, the 60 & 118 will go straight ahead at Streatham High Road, past Norbury station & down Stanford Road onto Rowan Road – close to the Streatham Cemetery - where it will continue its normal route.  A shuttle bus is being operated between Rowan Rd and Streatham Vale.  Posters will be displayed on the notice boards.

DOUBLE LINE OUTSIDE CHURCH: A few parishioners have reported receiving parking tickets for parking outside church on a Sunday.  Please note that there are double yellow lines opposite the St Bede’s school entrance across the road hump and either side of it – and parking on these (or any double yellows) will most likely result in a fine – as it is not permitted at any time!  

FUTURE DATES:  (for school open days – see listing below) 
‘Year of Faith’ events – see blog calendar, or
Fri 9th - Bags2school Collection - Please let your bags in the church porch no later than Thursday evening. 
Sat 10th – 10am – 5.30pm ‘A day with Mary’ – St Anslem’s, Tooting
Sun 11th REMEMBRANCE DAY - 3pm Annual prayers at Streatham Park Cemetary (see above re: Greyhound Lane closure)
Sat 24th - 10.30am 'Towards Advent' - Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue
Fri 30th & Sat 1st Dec – St Bede’s Christmas Bazaar

Mon 5th -  No 9am Mass in church - 9.30am at St Bernadette's School
Fri 9th - Mass will be at 9.30am instead of 9am

Sat 10th - There will be a 10am Mass


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 - 9th/10th November:  Angelo Ilo & members of the Legion of Mary

WELCOME BACK: to our Heads, staff and pupils after their half-term break. We hope you all had a restful break.

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.  


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

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 

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