Friday, 5 April 2013

2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday (Old Rite: Low Sunday)

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY is a modern Devotion propagated by Blessed Faustina, a Polish Nun, who experienced revelations from our Blessed Lord.  She died before the Second World War & for several decades the revelations were under investigations by the Church authorities.  During the Pontificate of John Paul II, he promoted this devotion which is now spread throughout the world & is recited every day at St Bede’s after the daily Rosary.  This feast meant so much to Pope John Paul; he was beatified on this day two years ago and in fact, died on the eve of this feast, in 2005.  

SPECIAL SUNDAY – NEXT WEEK: At 10.45am Mass. Sung by Cantores Missae, under the direction of Mr. Charles Finch and financially sponsored by the Latin Mass Society.  

THANK YOU TO THE ‘12 APOSTLES’ who had their feet washed here on Maundy Thursday.  
  1. Nelson Parreno (Ecuador); 
  2. Nasser John (Pakistan); 
  3. Joaquin Guevara Travero (Argentina); 
  4. Ronald Gunputrav (Mauritius);
  5. Jean Kobako (Uganda);
  6. Cesar Daus (Philippines);
  7. Mario Salcedo (Mexico)
  8. Jose Luis Franco (Portugal)
  9. Ignatius Anunwa (Nigeria)
  10. Louis Dayanc (Armenia/Turkey)
  11. Fabian Moreno (Colombia) 
  12. John King (Anglo Irish)
CONGRATULATIONS: to Philip Marshall who was received into the Church by Fr Linus Clovis during the Easter Vigil Mass last weekend.

FUTURE DATES: Check out the calendar for upcoming events 
Thurs 11th - 7.30pm 'Women of Faith' talk, Amigo Hall, St George's Cathedral
Sun 14th - 10.45am 'Special Sunday'
Sun 21st - 12.30pm Fr Christopher Ehidiamhem's Goodbye Mass
Sun 12th - 12.30pm Confirmations (Bishop Patrick Lynch)

Sunday 9th - 1.30pm First Holy Communion
Sunday 23rd - 12.30pm First Holy Communion
Sunday 30th - 3pm Corpus Christi Procession

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

CHURCH CLEANERS ROTA – 12th/13th Apr: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa & Ms Nazereth Kristos.

'THE LAURELS' SCHOOL INFORMATION MORNING: On Saturday 20th April 10.00am they will be holding an Information Morning for all parents interested in an excellent secondary education for their daughters.  The Laurels School offers young women an education based on the development of virtue and a rigorous intellectual formation within a Catholic framework.  The headmistress, Linda Sanders, will be delighted to meet you at The Blue Room, Oliver House, 7 Nightingale Lane, SW4 9AH.  You can find out more at our website: or contact us at 020 8772 1911 or

VACANCIES:  Please see last week's posting for additional details.
The Cedars School (Coombe Lane, Croydon CR0 5RD).  4 x Part-Time Teachers in ART, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY - MUSIC - PE & SPANISH required.  For further details, please contact the school on 020 8185 7770 or via email Closing date for applications is Monday 15th April.

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, (89 Addison Road, Kensington, W14 8BZ).  SENIOR SCIENCE TECHNICIAN:  Full-time or Term Time plus 2 weeks & LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT: 30 hrs per week term-time only. Closing date Wednesday 10th April.  

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2013: Lourdes – A Doorway of Faith. Bishop John Hine will lead our 2013 Diocesan Pilgrimage and warmly invites you to join him.  Friday 23rd August to Friday 30th August.  There are three travel options; By rail from £690; By air from £749 and by coach from £520.  For further information and booking forms contact: Fr Edward Perera (Pilgrimage Director), Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, 45b Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London, SE12 0AE; Tel 020 8857 5006; Email  Please see poster at back of the Church or see the link on our sidebar menu.

‘WOMEN OF FAITH’ A SERIES OF TALKS FOR THE YEAR OF FAITH: Starting this Thursday (11th) at the Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, 7:30pm—9:00pm (nearest: Lambeth North, Elephant & Castle).  Refreshments on arrival; no charge, but please register at the CCF (020 8672 7684 or email  This week’s talk will be given by Sister Finbarr Coffey from the Seminary at Wonersh.  For more info & future speakers please see the poster below or located on the noticeboard at the back of the Church.