Sunday, 3 November 2013

31st Sunday OT (4th Sunday remaining after Epiphany)

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!
UCM Cake Sale & Raffle: next Sunday (10th November) in the club after 9.30 & 10.45 Mass.    
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 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.

Welcome to Fr Maciek (pronounced “Ma-chick”) Wygnański from Warsaw, Poland.  He was born in 1972, received into the Seminary in 2000, and ordained a priest in 2007 by Cardinal Nycz, just after the latter succeeded the famous Cardinal Glemp.  Fr Maciek has worked in 3 different parishes in Warsaw, and has now come to St Bede’s for the next 6 months not only to improve his English, but also to learn about different approaches to pastoral needs in a parish such as ours and in a cosmopolitan place like south London.

Sister Gema's Funeral: Thursday 7th November at 12noon.  Therefore there will be no 8am Convent Mass, Adoration, Benediction, or 12.30pm (Latin) on Thursday.  

Mothers & Toddlers group: open to all Mothers of the parish with babies up to 3 year old toddlers.  Starts tomorrow and will be held every Monday during term-time starting at 9.30am

Mass & Rosary Procession: The monthly Helpers of God's Precious Infants procession, led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal will be on Saturday 9th November, here at St Bede's Church.  Mass is at 10am with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 10.40am, followed by the Rosary Procession to BPAS abortion facility, Leigham Court Road, Streatham where we pray 15 decades of the Rosary.  We return at approximately 12.30pm to St Bede's for Benediction at 1pm; refreshments in Church Hall at 1.15pm.  For full details, please see poster.  Telephone 020 8252 3109; Email:

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): Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday when we remember all our dead.  The 12.30pm Mass will be offered for all those who have died in the parish over the last year, and then at 3.30pm St Bede’s will be leading the prayers at Streatham Park Cemetery on Rowan Rd followed by the blessing of  individual graves.  

Welcome to God's Church Nathan Li Hueng Chan, son of Derek & Jennifer baptised last week by Fr Christopher and Lee Anthony McNally who was received into the Church last Friday.

Goodbye to the Verri Family: It is very sad to have to say goodbye to Leonard and June Verri who have been coming to St Bede’s for decades.  In recent years they have always been at the 6pm Mass (with June’s Mum) which their son Christian used to serve.  Now he is a father himself and the family have moved to Carshalton and we wish them every blessing and grace.

Open Day - SFX 6th Form College: Saturday 9th November 10am-2.30pm.  Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Open Day/Evening - The Laurels: Thursday 7th November 6-8pm & Saturday 23rd November 10am – 1pm

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Thurs 7th - 6pm - 8pm Open Evening - The Laurels, Atkins Road
Sat 9th - 10am - 5.30pm 'A Day with Mary' - St Anslem's, Tooting Bec.
Sat 9th - 10am - 2.30pm Open Day - St Francis Xavier 6th Form College
Sat 9th - 12pm - 4pm Little Sisters of the Poor Christmas Fayre.
Sat 9th - 2pm - 8pm Youth & Family Day, St Anslems, Dartford


Thurs 7th:  No 8am Convent, 9am or 12.30 Masses on this day.  
9am Mass - moved to 9.30 and will be for St Bede's School
12noon - Funeral for Sister Gema Arrue.  
Sat 9th: 10am Mass followed by Adoration and Benediction

Church Cleaners 8th/9th: Sable Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome & Alem Araya Zemichael. 

Welcome back: to all our pupils, teachers and staff.  We hope you have had a restful half-term and are ready to get back to work!! 

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.