Sunday, 9 December 2012

Advent II

BAZAAR:  Thank you to everyone who helped make sure this years Bazaar was another success.   Congratulations especially to the Latin American community who raised £2000 this year – almost double last year! The total so far is £10,713.31 - well done!  Special thanks to all those who helped sort through all of the donations, made cakes, ran the wide variety of stalls, organised & helped at the Bistro & the Christmas Dinner, all the organisers, the counters behind the scene David & Eunice Wilkins, John Keenan, Harman & Rocco.  

ST NICHOLAS DAY CELEBRATION: Today after 10.45 Mass with a visit from St Nicholas himself!  

‘SPECIAL SUNDAY’ 10.45AM NEXT WEEK (GAUDETE SUNDAY): The setting will be Missa Ave Maris Stella by Tomas Luis de Vittoria; the Offertory Motet will be Ne Timeas Maria – Vittoria, and the Communion Motet will be Exaltabo Te, Domina by Giovanni Croce

FR DAVID STANDLEY: is our Second Advent preacher.  Fr David Standley was ordained in Rome in 1967.  He has served in various parishes in the Southwark Diocese, the last one being St Vincent de Paul near Lavender Hill.  He has been the Chaplain at the Universities of Cambridge & Kent and the communities of L’Arcahe.  He is currently the chair of the Diocesan Interfaith network.  He has recently retired. Don’t forget to go to Confession as he will be available for all of us this weekend.

ADVENT PREACHERS: next week Fr Marcus Holden from Ramsgate is our Advent preacher & the following weekend we are very proud to be welcoming Deacon Tom Lynch.  He is to be ordained next Saturday at Wonersh & is returning home to St Bede’s to preach the last weekend.  For the Christmas Masses we have a preacher from Rome – someone you know: Fr Andrew Southwell!  

GOODBYE TO FR DANIEL NAVARROS CORREA: who leaves us tomorrow to go back to Argentina.  Many thanks for his time amongst us, helping the Latin American community.  Safe travel & come back!

MORE MASS OFFERINGS NEEDED URGENTLY: especially for the Traditional Latin & convent Masses. 

FR CHRISTOPHER BASDEN: is away on retreat at Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland.  Back tomorrow.

Fri 14th - 7.30pm Performance of Gospel of St Mark - CANCELLED 
Christmas Masses - See 'Mass Times' (side bar)
'Year of Faith’ events – see blog calendar, or

MASS TIME CHANGES: no changes at time of printing/posting
Thursday 13th (Feast of St Lucy): After the 12.30pm Latin Mass, the Blessing of Eyes will take place. 

CONFIRMATION 2013:  Forms will be available soon!!!! the deadline for these will after Christmas.  Applications are welcome from anyone who has not been confirmed and is in Year 8 at least.  The Bishop will come on May 12th.  

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA – 14th/15th Dec: Adebayo Family, Gloria Nwoso, Blessing Osefo and Gina Uraih.

ALTAR SERVERS: Copies of the December rota will be in the sacristy if you haven’t got yours. 

Coloma Convent Girl School, Croydon - Full Time Senior ICT Technician - start January. The Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and experienced Senior ICT Technician to maintain, support and develop all aspects of the school’s ICT infrastructure, both hardware and software.  The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge and experience of the general maintenance of the ICT systems.  A knowledge of Apple Macs and/or an interest in recording software and hardware would be an advantage.  For more information and an application form, please download from the school website or contact Mrs S Dawson (School Secretary) on 020 8654 6228 ext 229 (

Ursuline High School, Wimbledon - Catering Assistant. 20 hours per week (9.00 am – 2.00 pm Monday to Thursday) term time only plus 1 week during the school holidays (a total of 40 weeks).  Full time salary ME1 £14,697(paid pro rata).  The position is subject to CRB disclosure.  The school is committed to safeguarding its students and post holders must be responsible for the safety of the students in their care.  Details and application forms from the website address or from Mrs Martin on 020 8879 4381 or email   Closing date:  Thursday 20th December