Sunday, 30 June 2013

SS Peter & Paul (Old Rite: VI Sunday after Pentecost)

Corpus Christi Procession - today at 3pm: After all the great Feasts of the year ranging from Christmas to Easter to Pentecost ending in the celebration of the sublime Trinity, we come to Corpus Christi (30th May in the Old Rite and 2nd June in the New Rite).  In this feast we see the outpouring of the love of God for us in the Eucharist.  The Manna of old kept the first people of God on their way through unexpected and bewildering terrains.  Today we honour the Lord by the greatest procession of the year.  Our First Communicants and those recently confirmed will lead the way with the Scouts, trumpets and drums. Come and honour the Lord passing through your parish!  Today the King of Kings comes through our own streets and we accompany Him; walking with the Lord.  Processions have a meaning in that we walk together in the same direction.  In other words it sums up our whole Christian life which we live with others and for others, always conscious of the direction of our lives which is of course the Kingdom of Heaven.

Welcome to God's Church: Eva Marguerite McAllister, daughter of James & Helen baptised last weekend 

Bazaar planning meeting: Tuesday 2nd July at 8pm.  We need new volunteers & ideas – so if you would like to help, please come along.

'A day with Mary': A day of instruction, devotion & intercession, based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.  Saturday 13th July 10am–5.15pm, Our Lady & St Peter, Wimbledon Common (Fr de Freitas’ parish).  Please see poster at back of church for more information.

WYD@Home Brightlights: 26th – 29th July at Aylesford Priory in Kent.  A weekend festival for young adults aged 16-30 offering a great programme of prayer, speakers, bands and workshops.  Experience the Spirit of World Youth Day in Rio.  For more info visit:, call 0845 805 7010 or email:

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events 

Mass time changes:  
Tues 2nd: 9am Mass cancelled for a Requiem Mass to be held at 11.15am. 
Fri 5th: No First Friday devotions this month as Fr Simon is away.
Sun 21st:  The Latin Mass will be moved to 11.15am.
Sundays in August: No 12.30pm Mass throughout August as per usual summer timetable

Church Cleaners - 5th/6th July: Tania Pereira & Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick.  New rotas have been sent out & a copy is pinned on notice board.  If you haven’t received yours, please give your correct address to Fr CB and collect one of the spare copies!

Summer events for our younger parishioners!

SVP St John Bosco camp: offers children aged 8-13 a sports and activity based holiday on a campsite in the Essex countryside.  Run with a Catholic ethos, the camp is especially for children who may not have any other holiday this year.  There are three weeks of the camp:
For boys: 20th - 27th July or 27th July - 3rd August
For girls: 3rd - 10th August
For details and application forms log onto

Altar Servers 'Summertime 2013' – Woldingham, Surrey: Tues 6th – Fri 9th August for altar servers aged 10-15 of Southwark Diocese.  Cost of the week is £135 which covers all accommodation, games and entrance to Chessington.  See Fr CB for application forms.      

FAITH Summer Session (Woldingham, Surrey): Mon 29th July – Fri 2nd Aug for young Catholics aged 16-35 (Cost £155 /concession £130). 

FAITH Summer Break (Woldingham, Surrey: Mon 19th – Thurs 22nd Aug for those aged 11-15yrs (cost £120).  

For more information on either of these events, check out their website  Application forms are available from Fr Christopher.

Accommodation Needed: Newly wed Catholic couple, David & Kathleen who are Anglo-American looking for accommodation close to St Bede’s from the end of August. See Fr Christopher for their contact details.

Vacancies & Job Opportunities:  Please see our dedicated vacancies page or the notice board inside Church.  There  are currently jobs being advertised for Ursuline High School in Wimbledon, Coloma Convent Girls' School in Croydon, Bishop Challoner School in Shortlands and vacancies for Electoral Registration Canvassers for Lambeth.

Temporary Job (4 months): Medical receptionist; needs to be able to speak English adequately in order to answer phones, deal with public and communicate medical terminology.  Contact Fr CB for more information.