Sunday, 12 May 2013

Ascension of Our Lord (Old Rite: Sunday after the Ascension of Our Lord)

Confirmations: We welcome Bishop Patrick Lynch – successor to the Apostles who is to confirm the following:

Adedoyin ADEBAYO
Bishop Thomas Grant
Ursuline High School
Christella BILWALA
Bishop Thomas Grant
Bishop Thomas Grant
Bishop Thomas Grant
Olasubomi Grace LAWAL
La Retraite
Ursuline High School
Ifunanyachukwu (Ify) OSEFOH
Bishop Thomas Grant
La Retraite
La Retraite
La Retraite
Samantha SKOMIAL
La Retraite

Adult Candidates:





Year of Faith Candles for sale: Two of the Clovis girls are going to the World Youth Day in Brazil in July.  In order to raise money for the trip, they will be selling candles with the ‘Year of Faith’ symbol on them after the Mass today -  priced £2.50 each.

 ‘Special Sunday’ – Next Week: On the Feast of Pentecost at 10.45am Mass.  The Ordinary will be Esquivel’s Missa Ave Virgo Sanctissima. The Offertory Motet: Dum Complerentur by Victoria; the Communion Motet: Adoramus te, Christe by Giovanni Nanino.  The Mass will be sung by Cantores Missae under the direction of Charles Finch and kindly sponsored by The Latin Mass Society.

Fr Christopher: brings you greetings from Fr Andrew and Barbara King in Rome.

UCM Table Top Sale: Next Sunday (19th) 10.30–12.30 with raffle, good-as-new & cakes for sale.  Please come along & support.

Gift Aid: Maria Chang, our Gift Aid co-ordinator will be handing out the new boxes of envelopes.  If you are not yet a participant, please consider joining the scheme as it greatly helps the parish finances – at no cost to you!  If you are a tax payer, the Church can claim back the tax that you paid, increasing any donation that you make by 25% - (or more if you are a higher rate tax payer).  This includes your Mass intention offerings and Easter/Christmas Offerings – so don’t forget to put your gift aid number on these too!  We would like to thank all parishioners who already participate in the scheme.  It is essential that you notify the Gift Aid Coordinator if stop paying Income Tax.   The best way to ensure that you don’t forget is to fill out a standing order form for your parish.  These are also available.

Goodbye to Fr Robert Copsey: who leaves us today.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events 
Sun 19th - 10.30am - 12.30pm UCM Table Top Sale
                    10.45am - Special Sunday
                    Survive Miva Appeal at all Masses
Wed 22nd - 9.30am Rosary Procession @ St Bernadette's School
Sun 26th - UCM Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Mgr Leo
Mon 27th - Fri 31st - Half Term
Mon 27th - 10am - 5pm FAITH Youth Day - John Fisher School, Purley

Mass time Changes:  
Mon 13th - No 9am Mass.  12.30pm Requiem - Tom De Sousa

Church Cleaners Rota – 17th/18th May: Caroline Marris, Margaret Corcoran & Michelle Murphy.

FAITH Youth Day - Bank Holiday Monday: For 11-15 year olds.  Mon 27th 10am-5pm  at the John Fisher School in Purley.  Cost is £6 for the day and this includes a hot lunch.  Please see one of the priests for an application form - needs to be completed and returned to the Presbytery by Monday 20th to book your place.

Feast of St George Preca: Maltese priest and Founder of SDC who was canonized in 2007 is to be celebrated this month in London on Sunday 12th May, 4pm at Holy Rosary Church, Brixton Rd. For more information, see poster on the notice board

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013: Lourdes – A Doorway of Faith. Friday 23rd August to Friday 30th August.  Three travel options; By rail from £690; By air from £749 and by coach from £520.  For further info 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': Last one this Thursday 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