Sunday, 10 March 2013

4th Sunday of Lent (Lætare Sunday) (Mothering Sunday)

WELCOME TO FR MAURICIO SAAVEDRA-MONROY: who is an Augustinian friar, born in Bogota, Colombia in 1981. He has an M.A. and a Ph. D. in Theology and Patristic Sciences from the Patristic Institute in Rome, run by his own order. He is the author of an unpublished study on the journalist from Nueva Granada, Diego Francisco Padilla (2005) and of an academic contribution entitled The ekklesiai in the socio-cultural contexts of the Mediterranean and the various organisational solutions (2012). He is engaged in the teaching of Patristic Sciences in the Saint Augustine Cervantina University Foundation of Bogota and in Rome. At present he is carrying on post-doctoral studies at the LSE and very kindly providing St Bede’s Latin American community with Mass every Saturday night in Spanish. His Doctoral dissertation won him a Summa cum Laude.  He is also the secretary to Cardinal Proper Grech, OSA of Malta and hopes to travel back for the conclave.  Next week our preacher is Fr Roger Nesbitt from Folkestone.

‘SPECIAL SUNDAY’ TODAY: The Ordinary will be Mass for Four Voices by William Byrd.  Offertory: Ave Maria by Francisco Guerrero; Communion: Adoramus Te by Lassus and the Salutation of Our Lady: Ave regina coelorum (chant). Financially sponsored by the Latin Mass Society.  Sung by Cantores Missae, under the direction of Mr. Charles Finch.  Photos courtesy of Ashford Clovis.

FR TOM HENEGHAN R.I.P: We are all very shocked at the sudden death of our Dean in Lambeth and the Parish Priest of Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill this past Wednesday.  For almost twenty years he was at St Francis, Larkhall Lane in Stockwell.  There will be Vigil Mass held on Sunday 17th at 6pm (Celebrant  - Bishop Pat Lynch) and his Requiem will be held at 12pm noon on Monday 18th March, (Celebrant - Archbishop Peter Smith).  His body will be return to Co. Mayo for the Funeral Mass to be held on Wednesday 20th March.  

YoF EVENT - LENTEN LITURGIES OF RECONCILIATION 2013 (15/03): UPDATE: - due to the sad news that Fr Tom Heneghan, the Parish Priest of Corpus Christi died last week, this service has been postponed until further notice.

FIRST CONFESSIONS: will be this Saturday at 10am.  Please pray for all the children and parents.

ST PATRICK’S NIGHT SUPPER – LAST CHANCE: Next Saturday (16th March) 7.30pm.  Pick up a menu from the back of Church and book your place now – Irish music and dancing will be on tap as well as the bar!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MGR LEO WHITE: 84 on Wednesday and in New York until April.  

FR SIMON LEWORTHY: is at St Mary Magdalene’s in Wandsworth East Hill this weekend covering for Fr Martin Edwards.

CONCLAVE IN ROME: This coming week after the important preliminary meetings of the Cardinals, the conclave should begin.  Please everybody remember to pray and fast for this very important process that the gates of Hell may be truly confounded.

LENTEN EXTRA DAILY MASS:  Just think, a weekday Mass provides us with a fresh part of the Word of God, opportunity for Holy Communion, Adoration, a bit of peace and quiet amidst the uproar of the day, time to reflect on the things we usually forget, fraternity with others, and an opportunity to pray for the pressing needs of the world at the moment!  Give the Lord an extra Mass this coming week as you are amazingly blessed by a parish that has more Masses than practically anywhere in England!  

AFRICAN & CARIBBEAN MEETING: After 9.30am Mass today in the presbytery.

FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events
Year of Faith’ events – see blog calendar, or
Mon 11th - 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting
Fri 15th – 7.30pm Lenten Liturgies of Reconciliation – Bishop Pat Lynch – POSTPONED

Mon 18th – 12pm Requiem Mass for Fr Tom Heneghan (PP) at Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill
Thurs 28th - Sun 31st - Easter Mass Times - please see 'Mass Times' on side bar or our calendar for details & timings.

MASS TIME CHANGES:  no planned changes at time of posting this blog post.  

ST BEDE’S SOCIAL CLUB: the redecoration has been finished.  Come and have a look!

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA – 15th/16th March: Ella Shllaku, Elizabeth Vosas, Maria Eugenia Galvis & Anais Tarelho. (Please note: First Confessions 10am.  Baptism 12.30pm)

WELCOME INTO GOD’S CHURCH: Brielle Austin Bond, child of Michael & Debbian baptised by Fr Christopher Basden.

SOUTHWARK CATHOLIC YOUTH SERVICE – ‘BORN FOR THIS’: is a powerful and moving depiction of the Stations of the Cross written by CJM. Performed by young people from our secondary schools and musicians from the diocese, it is an excellent opportunity for reflection and prayer in preparation for Holy Week. Suitable for all ages. For more details contact  Aylesford Priory: Sat 23rd March 6pm. AND St. George's Cathedral, Southwark: Palm Sunday, 24th March, 7:30pm.  Free admission.


LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT31 hours per week (39 weeks p.a.) Full time salary ME4 £16,482 - £17,196 (pro rata). Required from April 2013. 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 via website address or from Mrs Martin on 020 8879 4381 Closing date:   Wednesday 20th March.  

All vacancies are full-time positions - required from September 2013. An application form and further details are available either on the school website or from Mrs. S Dawson on 020 8654 6228 ext 229. Closing date: Monday 25th March.  

Full-time - required from September 2013.  An application form and further details are available either on the school website or from Mrs. S Williams on 020 8654 6228 ext 301. Closing date: Monday 25th March.