Sunday, 24 March 2013

Palm Sunday (Old Rite: Palm Sunday/II Sunday in Passiontide)

WELCOME TO FR LINUS CLOVIS: who was born in the Island of St Lucia in the West Indies.  He is the eldest of 5 children.  Many of you know Gregory Clovis, his brother, who addresses our First Holy Communion and Confirmation parents and Ashford Clovis, his nephew, who serves at the 10.45am Mass.  Fr Linus was educated at Queen Elizabeth College, London University where he took a degree in Mathematics.  He then met Fr Thwaites…!  He then felt the call to the Priesthood.  After several years at the Angelicum University in Rome, he was ordained by Pope John Paul II in 1983.  Since then , despite ravages of rheumatoid arthritis, he has had an incredibly full life being a Parish Priest, Headmaster, International pro-life worker and author of “Biblical searches of the Church Christ founded”. He is our last preacher for Lent … we “save the best till last!”

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: are to be involved in this great week.  On Wednesday we meet at 9.30am at Clapham South to go to the Mass of Chrism at Cathedral in Southwark.  On Maundy Thursday, they will sit behind the 12 Apostles and do the Offertory Procession.  On Good Friday, they should be here at 2.45pm where they sit in the front row.  On Holy Saturday night, at the 8.30pm Vigil (the first Mass of Easter), they help with tapers to light the candles of the congregation.  

THE GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION FOR THE HOLY PLACES is used to maintain 74 Churches & shrines associated with the life of Jesus.  It also helps the work of the Church in the Holy Land & neighbouring countries by the relief of poverty & suffering.  Parishes, schools, orphanages and medical centres they rely very much on assistance from the Collection, especially at this difficult time.  Gift Aid Donors are asked to place their contribution in one of the spare white envelopes supplied (writing ‘Holy Places’ on front), thereby boosting their donation by an additional 25% tax relief. 

FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events 
MARCH:
Wed 27th – 11.30am Mass of Chrism - St George's Cathedral, Southwark (Confirmation Candidates to meet at Clapham South Station at 9.30am)
APRIL:
Sun 14th - 10.45am 'Special Sunday'
Sun 21st - 12.30pm Fr Christopher Ehidiamhem's Goodbye Mass

MASS TIME CHANGES:  
See below for Mass times over the Easter Season.  No morning Masses (7/8/9am) Thursday, Friday or Saturday this week.

MASSES: EASTER TRIDUUM: 
Wednesday 27th – 7pm-9.15pm Tenebrae (St Bede's Church).
Maundy Thursday 28th (All @ St Bede's): 6pm (Latin); 8pm (English); Adoration 9.30pm – 6am.  11pm Meditation on the Passion.  11.45pm Compline/Night Prayer of the Church.
Good Friday 29th: 11am Children’s Stations of the Cross (St Bede's); 3pm (St Bede's); 3pm Latin (La Retraite School Chapel); 8pm Stations & Relic (St Bede's).  
Holy Saturday (30th): 7.30pm Latin - La Retraite School Chapel; 8.30pm English (St Bede's).  
Easter Sunday (31st): 8am; 9.30am; 10.45am (Latin); 12.30pm; 3pm Misa en Espanol, 5pm Solemn Easter Vespers. (no evening English Mass).

CONFESSIONS: EASTER TRIDUUM: 
Palm Sunday 24th – all day.
Maundy Thursday 28th 6.30 - 7.30pm
Good Friday 29th: 10am - 12noon; After 3pm Service & After 8pm Stations & Relic  
Holy Saturday (30th): 10am - 12noon 

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA – 29th/30th Mar: Rosemary Jones & Family and Tricia Johnson & Family. 

WELCOME INTO GOD’S CHURCH: Milly Scarlett Sarah Day, daughter of Jason & Sarah baptised by Fr Christopher Basden.

VACANCIES:
Coloma Convent Girls School, Croydon
TEAM LEADER OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES: 
TEAM LEADER OF PHYSICS:
CHEMISTRY TEACHER:
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.  

FRENCH/SPANISH TEACHER:
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.  


The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, (89 Addison Road, Kensington, W14 8BZ)
SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN:
Full-time or Term Time plus 2 weeks - Applications are invited for a competent and motivated Senior Science Technician to lead a dedicated hardworking team of technicians.  You will be responsible for the provision of support services to the science department; ensuring equipment is well maintained; purchasing consumables and supporting teaching staff with preparation of experiments and associated duties.
Candidates, although not required to have had experience of working in a school, should be willing to work in a busy but happy environment.  Degree level Science, would be beneficial, but not essential.  


LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT:
30 hrs per week term-time only - Applications are invited from candidates who could successfully assist the Head of SEN and join a hard-working and dedicated SEN team to support pupils with a statement of special education needs.
Candidates, although not required to have had experience of working in a school, should be able to demonstrate relevant experience/qualifications of working with young people, an ability to encourage and set appropriate targets for pupils behaviour and have a willingness to adapt to a very busy, but happy school environment.

Both Posts: Completed application forms should be sent to the Headmaster's Secretary at above address.  Further information and an Application Pack available on the School's website.  Closing date Wednesday 10th April.