Sunday, 10 November 2013

32nd Sunday OT - Remembrance Sunday. (Old Rite: V Sunday remaining after Epiphany)

Annual Bazaar: 29/30th November – Less than three weeks away!!!
UCM Cake Sale & Raffle: this morning in club after 9.30 & 10.45 Masses.
Draw Tickets: are available, please take some home; sell them to friends and family and then return the counterfoils and money – in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.        
Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits and soft drinks.  This wonderful stall is always popular and helps the atmosphere and the takings of the Bazaar as a whole.  How about donating your ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free’ offers that you may be getting with your supermarket shop!
Please bring in: Good-as-new toys, books, DVD’s and CD’s, fancy goods, Religious articles, and your handmade goods and jams.
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!  
Bags 2 The Future: This weekend is your last chance to pick up and fill a bag with any good-as-new clothes;  Please bring the bags back by next Sunday – they will be collected from the club 9am on Monday morning.
Father Christmas: We need a male volunteer to play this key role during the Bazaar.  
Football Pen - Volunteers Needed!: We need 6 men/big boys to help monitor the football pen on the playground (1 hour slots) during the Bazaar. 
Crèche Volunteers Needed: We need some women to help look after children during bazaar (1hr slot)
Matched Funding:  Do you work in a bank, or corporation that help charities like us out with matched funding? 
Bazaar Dinner (Saturday 30th): If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on Saturday 30th, please see Fr Christopher or Fr Simon.
Family Bistro (Friday 29th 6pm): The menus for the Family Bistro will be available from next weekend.

Latin American Bistro: will take place next Saturday after the 7.30pm Mass.
The next Bazaar Meeting will take place on Monday 18th November.

Fr Andrawes: is leaving us on Friday to return home to Egypt   He would like to pass this message “I wish to thank everyone at St Bede’s for their help and kindness and generosity of heart, during my stay here.   Especially to Fr Christopher, Fr Simon, Fr Julian and all the priests and ladies here at St Bede’s.  Finally, I promise to pray for you all and to remember you in my Masses.  Please pray for me”.   

Remembrance Sunday & the Blessing of Graves at Streatham Park Cemetery (Rowan Road): As today is Remembrance Sunday, we remember all of our dead.  The 10.45 Latin Mass will be a 'Special Sunday' Mass and is offered for all those who died in the Two World Wars and subsequent battles. At 12.30pm Mass, we will remembering all those who have died in the parish over the last year,.  Then at 3.30pm St Bede’s will be leading the prayers at Streatham Park Cemetery on Rowan Road followed by the blessing of  individual graves.  

FHC & Confirmation 2014: Please return your application forms as soon as possible as we want to begin the programmes before Christmas.

FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Tues 12th: 9.30am Mass at St Bernadette's school - No 9am in Church.
Tues 19th: 9am Mass is changed to 9.30 and will be for St Bede's School (rescheduled from last Thursday)
12noon - Funeral for Sister Gema Arrue.  
Sat 9th: 10am Mass followed by Adoration and Benediction

Church Cleaners Rota (15th/16th): Caroline Marris and Michelle Murphy

Mothers & Toddlers group: Every Monday during term-time starting at 9.30am in the club and is open to all Mothers of the parish with babies up to 3 year old toddlers.  

Open Days - The Laurels & The Cedars Schools: Saturday 23rd November 10am – 1pm.  The Laurels School along with The Cedars School are Independent School with a Catholic ethos, opened in September 2013, and are run by PACT. The Cedars (boys) and The Laurels (girls currently in Nightingale Lane, moving into their new premises in Atkins Road soon) have regular open days & evenings for potential entrants.  Please see their respective websites for more info The Laurels (Girls - Atkins Road) and The Cedars (Boys - Lloyd Park, Croydon).

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.