Sunday, 27 October 2013

30th Sunday (Old Rite: OLJC the King)

ANNUAL BAZAAR - 29th & 30th NOVEMBER 2013: Please bring in - bottles, jams, chutneys, good-as-new toys, good books (paper & hardback), fancy goods, Religious articles, DVD’s and CD’s, arts & crafts and your other handmade products.  We still need plain flour & empty jam jars for those making the cakes & jams!
Cake Sale: Chris & Angel will be holding a cake sale after the 9.30 Mass over the next couple of weekends.  All funds will be going towards the Bazaar fund.    
Draw Tickets: have arrived, please be generous and bring the counterfoils back as soon as possible.    

Bags2theFuture: Last year the drive for ‘Bags to the Future’ was great success! The event helped raise £200 towards our £13,000 goal.  Please take a bag home from the table in the porch and fill it with good quality used clothes.  Bring the bag back when you come to Mass from the 9th – 17th November, leave them in the porch please.    
Please Help! At the Bazaar we run a Father Christmas stall, we would appreciate a male volunteer to play a key role.  If you are interested please call either Chris or Emmeline to discuss further.
Football Help: We need 6 men/big boys to help monitor football in the pen on the playground during the Bazaar - 1 hour slots.
Creche for Children: We need some women to help look after children during the bazaar (1 hour slots). 
Lucky Dip Prizes needed! If you have some nice little good-as-new toys or knick-knacks that children would love, please bring them in! 
Matched Funding Needed:  Do you work in a bank, or corporation that could help us?
Please see fr CB or Harman Ross if you willing to volunteer or can help with any of the above.

Goodbye to Fr Julian Morales Garcia who is off to Rome tomorrow and from there he will return to his native Colombia.  We thank him very much for saying the Spanish Mass for our Latin American community every Saturday and wish him well as he goes back to his Diocese which is near Medellin.     

Special Sunday today at 10.45 Mass sung by Cantores Missae, for the Feast of Christ the King.
Ordinary: Missa O Quam Gloriosum by Tomas Luis de Victoria; 
Offertory: Exaltabo Te, Domine by Giovanni Croce; 
Communion: O Sacrum Convivium by Giovanni Croce.    

Sister Gema's Funeral: is now on 7th November and not on 31st October (Halloween).  The poor sisters have been messed about!   The funeral will be at 12noon so 12.30pm Mass will be cancelled.

The flowers in the Church today: are in honour of little Michelle Carvalho who is waiting for an urgent bone marrow transplant.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Little Sisters of the Poor - Christmas Fayre: Saturday 9th November 12noon to 4pm.  Free Admission, St Peter’s Residence, 2a Meadow Road, (off Claylands Rd & Fentiman Rd).  With Christmas gifts, Tombola, cakes, refreshments & stalls galore!

'A Day with Mary': St Anslem's, Tooting Bec, Saturday 9th November 10am to 5.30pm.  

Blessing of Graves (Streatham Park Cemetery): on Remembrance Sunday (10th November) - 3.30pm.  St Bede’s will be leading the prayers at the cemetery on Rowan Road.  Make sure you come and pray for the dead. Afterwards we will bless individual graves.  How wonderful it is to see a crowd of people in a cemetery who have not forgotten their dead! 

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Fri 1st Nov - All Saints Day - which is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses will held at 7am (Latin); 8am (Convent); 9.30am; 12.30pm (Latin) & 8pm
Sat 2nd Nov - All Souls Day.  Additional Masses at 8am & 8.30 Latin and 12noon English
Sat 9th Nov - 10am - 5.30pm 'A Day with Mary' - St Anslem's, Tooting Bec.
Sat 9th Nov - 12pm - 4pm Little Sisters of the Poor Christmas Fayre.
Sat 9th Nov - 2pm - 8pm Youth & Family Day, St Anslems, Dartford

Thurs 7th:  No 9am or 12.30 Masses on this day.
9am Mass - moved to 9.30 and will be for St Bede's School
Adoration & Benediction will take place after the School Mass at approximately 10.30-11am
12noon - Funeral for Sister Gema Arrue.  

Church Cleaners 1st / 2nd: Ellen Asafu, Moji Balogum and Adiam Berhane

Happy Half Term: to all our pupils, teachers and staff.  All of us enjoy this week as it gets so quiet and there is much less traffic! 

Mothers & Toddlers group: open to all Mothers of the parish with babies up to 3 year old toddlers.  The group is starting up again with Katie & Mary Hunt on Monday 4th November - after Half term, the very day we get back to school at 9.45am. 

Youth & Family Day: Organised by Fr Stephen Boyle.  Children aged 8-15 years with parents. All welcome, especially those who went on Servers Summertime and the Faith Summer break. Saturday 9th November – St Anslem’s, Dartford.  See poster for more details & details of how to get to the Church. 

Could you offer someone a home far from home for just a day or two? HOST, a well-established charity, is hoping to hear from people who enjoy making others feel at home, and who would love to meet interesting young adults from other parts of the world who are currently studying at universities in the UK, and who want to understand this country better.
One host wrote: ‘It is a great to welcome these students and make them feel wanted. They get to see a good side of life in Britain in contrast to what they might learn from the media. It is also fun getting to know someone from another country.’  
Invitations can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. Sharing Christmas with someone who has little idea what Christmas is can be really special – and for the guest, much better than being on a deserted university campus. Invitations are urgently needed from volunteer hosts, no matter how far they live from a university. To find out more, please see or call HOST 020 7739 6292. Thank you.