Sunday, 7 July 2013

14th Sunday OT (Old Rite: VII Sunday after Pentecost)

Summertime!!! Someone once said when the sun shines England is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!  We are very blessed in having a patch of beautiful warm weather.  The procession last week heralded this and the First Holy Communion children with their Confirmation counterparts led the way so beautifully.  The trumpets, drum and our two choirs came together to make a “joyful noise for the Lord”.   The Altar looked resplendent and many thanks to all who contributed to the success of this public witness to the glory of God.  We welcome Fr Andrew back who has passed all of his exams and is half way through his sabbatical.  The Archbishop has granted Fr CB a mini-sabbatical from after the Bazaar to June 2014.  Fr Simon Leworthy is to be the administrator here during that time.   

Welcome back to Fr Andrew from a steamy Rome!

Welcome back to Fr Martin Thompson from Albania who is staying with us for a month.

Welcome to our newest visitor - Fr Julian Morales also from Rome, but originally from Colombia who is with us until the end of October. 

Fr Simon Leworthy: is in Cork this weekend attending the 6th Fota International Liturgy Conference with speakers including Cardinal Burke. 

Welcome to Good Counsel Network - annual appeal today at all Masses.

‘Special Sunday’ – Next week 10.45am Mass:  The Ordinary will be Missa O quam gloriosum by Tomas Luis de Victoria. The Offertory Motet: Locus iste – Anton Brueckner; the Communion Motet: Ego sum panis vivus – William Byrd.  The Mass will be sung by Cantores Missae under the direction of Charles Finch and kindly sponsored by LMS for The Sodality of St Augustine.

Welcome to God's Church: Marina Theresa Broomfield, daughter of Anthony & Josephine and Lucah Lal John, son of Nasir and Aneela baptised by Fr Christopher last Saturday.

'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.

All London Caribbean Pilgrimage to Aylesford: Sunday 4th August.  Solemn Mass will be held at 12pm and Rosary & Benediction at 3.30pm.  Price is £13 for adults & £8 for children.  See poster at the back of Church for contact details & coach pick up points.   Local pick-ups include Clapham Common Pavement  8.45am; Brixton Town Hall 9am & Peckham Bus Garage at 10am. 

Apostleship of the Sea (2nd collection next Sunday):  Next Sunday is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea.  The Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is the offical maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain.  The Apostleship of the Sea reaches out to seafarers visiting our ports, offering pastoral and practical support and care.  AoS is wholly dependent on voluntary donations to continue its work of bringing the love of Christ to seafarers in the name of the Church, recognising them as our brothers and sisters in need.
Sea Sunday is your chance to help AoS make a real difference to the lives of seafarers.  Everything AoS does is on behalf of Britain's Catholic community.  The parish will take up a second collection on Sea Sunday for the work of AoS - so please give generously.  Its ministry cannot continue without your support.  For more information on the work of AoS please visit their website at

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events 
Mon 8th - 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting
Sat 20th - 12.30pm Tom Lynch's Ordination - St George's Cathedral, Southwark

Mass time changes:  No changes to this week's schedule at time of posting.
Thurs 18th:  9am Mass moved to 9.30am and will be a school Mass - for St Bede's leavers.
Fri 19th:  9am Mass moved to 9.30am and will be a school Mass - for St Bernadette's leavers.
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 - 12th/13th July: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa & Ms Nazereth Kristos.  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!

Upcoming summer events for our younger parishioners!

SVP St John Bosco camp: offers children aged 8-13 a sports and activity based holiday on a camp-site 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

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:

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): 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 and The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School in Kensington 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.