Sunday, 29 September 2013

26th Sunday OT (Old Rite XIX Sunday after Pentecost - St Michael)

Annual Bazaar: 29th / 30th November: Please start to bring in your GOOD items - bottles, fancy goods, jewellery, cake making materials, empty jars for the jam makers, good-as-new toys, religious articles, handmade crafts, homemade jams & chutneys, CDs & DVDs. We don’t want Jumble, Videos, Encyclopaedias or Electrical goods please.  The next planning meeting is Monday 14th October at 8pm – we hope to see you there!  Please think seriously how YOU can help make a difference to this annual fundraiser which is increasingly challenging!

The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM): meet every Thursday and all ladies are welcome.  Usually we have a Mass at 8pm followed by a meeting with varied activities.  This week we will have the Mass earlier to welcome Mary Piper, the UCM Diocesan President and Mary Burt, the treasurer, as 7 of our ladies will be awarded service certificates for several decades in the UCM which gives such wonderful service to our parish.

Family Fast Collection for Syria - next week: This year we are obviously thinking of the devastation and tragedy in Syria.  Over 100,000 people have been killed and millions are in refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.  Over a million Christians have left Syria for Lebanon.  Please be generous (A.C.N).

Spanish Civil War Martyrs: will be beatified in Barcelona on Saturday 12th October.  Bishop Pat will be going as several young members of his congregation were martyred and Sister Micaela will be representing our Sisters as they have 4 to be beatified.  Revd Mother will be at the main Masses next week with literature.

Rosary Crusade of Reparation - Saturday 12th October 2.15pm: For the 29th time, the Rosary Crusade will take to the streets of London in honour of Our Lady in the month of the Holy Rosary. The Crusade attracts a procession of roughly 2000 people each year & follows the route from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory, which owes its foundation to the Blessed John Henry Newman. The First Holy Communion children & Servers lead the way & this year, Fr Christopher will be the preacher. It will start at 2.15pm & finish at 5pm. Unfortunately changes in procedures for the Met Police, and them no longer providing the traffic management required for such a large event, has meant that the costs for staging this event have greatly increased. The organisers would be grateful for any donations to help cover the additional £2,000 cost. If you would like to help, you can donate via their website ( or by sending them a cheque, address on poster or leaflets at back of Church.  Why not check out their blog as well - link on the sidebar

Parish Council Meeting:  tomorrow at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

Mothers & Toddlers Group: will be starting up again on Monday 4th November.  If you are interested in joining, see Fr CB 

Goodbye & thank you to Fr Piotr & Fr Martin: who leave us this week.

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Fri 4th -  7.30pm First Friday Devotions
Fri 18th  - 10.30am St Bede's School & Nursery Open Morning.

Thurs 3rd: 8pm Mass will be at the earlier time of 7.30pm and will be a special Mass for the UCM ladies who are to receive their service certificates.

Welcome to God's Church: Anna-Maria Cilia, daughter of Raymond & Carla (fr SL); Adrian Zare, son of Kourosh & Bahareh (fr CB); Dante Cicatelli, son of Pierr-Luigi & Elizabeth, baptised by Fr Copsey (Great-Uncle!); Mike Moyano Simbana, son of Rodrigo & Rocio (fr Julian) and congratulations to Tracy Lawler, who was received into the Church by Fr Simon last month. 

Secondary School & 6th Form Open Days:  Please see our page on the side bar (situated under Mass Times & Intentions) or notice boards for information on upcoming Open Days & Evenings for September 2014 places.  We will update this page as and when we received more information from the local schools.

La Retraite – Atkins Road
Open Mornings - Tues 1st/Wed 2nd/Thurs 10th/Fri 11th October 9.30am – 12noon. 
6th Form Open Evening - Wednesday 23rd October 6 – 8pm

Bishop Thomas Grant – Belltrees Grove, Streatham
Open Morning - Tues 2nd Oct 9.30-12noon  
Open Evening - Thursday 10th October 6-9pm.  
6th Form Open Evening - Monday 21st October 6-9pm

St Joseph's College - Beulah Hill
6th Form Open Evening - Thursday 3rd October from 6.30pm

6th Form Open Evening - Wednesday 16th October 5.30-7.30pm
6th Form Open Morning - Saturday 9th November 10am - 12noon

Church Cleaners 4th/5th: Tania Pereira, Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick & John Family. 

Italian Catholic Boy - Pasquale, 21 from Naples is looking for a room to rent.  He is studying Petroleum Engineering at London Southbank and last year used to serve Fr Mauricio’s Saturday night Mass her at St Bede’s.  Please see Fr CB for his contact details.

FAITH movement talks:  Evenings of FAITH 2013 - Reason for Believing.  Come and learn more about the Catholic Faith!  Church of the Most Precious Blood, O'Meara Street, SE1 (nearest tube/rail: London Bridge or Borough) on Wednesday 9th & 16th October at 7.30pm.  It will be preceded by Mass at 6.30pm and light refreshments with the talk starting at 7.30pm - Questions, more refreshments and social time.
On Wednesday 9th - the talk subject is "Creation's witness to the Living God:  The path from science to religion" with Fr Roger Nesbitt.  On the second Wednesday (16th) the talk subject is "Jesus Chrisit: source and summit of all creation" with Fr Hugh McKenzie.   For more information