Sunday, 24 November 2013

Feast of Christ the King (Old Rite: XXIV & Last Sunday after Epiphany)

Annual Bazaar: 29/30th November – Fast approaching - this week!!!
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!
Good-as-new items: Please bring in: Good-as-new toys, books, DVD’s and CD’s, fancy goods, Religious articles, and your handmade goods and jams by Wednesday.
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!  
Cakes: Please sign the cake list and make a cake for the 29th and/or 30th. 
Heavies: We need strong men Thursday 28th 7.30pm; Friday 29th 4pm; Saturday 30th 4pm and 10.30am Sunday 1st December.  Last year we were almost crippled by the work on the Friday afternoon so we appeal to our teenage boys to come and help.
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 during the Bazaar.   If we have sufficient volunteers, you will only need to get us 1 hour of your time.
Crèche Volunteers Needed: We need some women to help look after children during bazaar.  As above, we are aiming for volunteers based on 1 hour each.
Bazaar Dinner (Saturday 30th): If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on Saturday 30th, please see Fr Christopher B or Fr Simon.
Family Bistro (Friday 29th 6pm): The menus for the Family Bistro are now available.  Please pick up one and return with the money by Wednesday

The Bazaar relies on YOUR SUPPORT - so don't forget to come along!!!

New Chair of Governors at St Bede's School: Since October 1994 Fr CB has chaired on the Nursery and Infant School.  The day before yesterday Meabh Quoirin (a parishioner who lives off Weir Road and is Mother to Nora, Inez and Maurice) was elected as our new Chair.  Congratulations!

FHC & Confirmation Programmes 2014: Start next weekend.  Confirmation candidates should come to 6pm Mass on Saturday evening and there will be a small meeting after Mass so you can meet the coordinators and get the programme.  The First Communion programme will begin with 9.30am Mass next Sunday, followed by a meeting and the programmes will be handed out at this time.

Exposition for Pro-Life Cause: On Thursday 5th December from 5pm to 8pm, there will be Benediction at 7.45pm followed by the usual 8pm Mass and UCM meeting.  This will replace 'First Friday' Devotions for December.

Advent Preachers:  This year's preachers will be:
  • 01/12 Fr Christopher Basden (goodbye)
  • 08/12 Fr John Hemer, Mill Hill Missionary (Fr Peter Gee at the evening Masses and Fr David Stanley at the 8am)
  • 15/12 Canon Anthony Charlton, old boy of St Bede's and St Bernadette's ordained here in 1975.  Now PP of Tolworth assisted by our own Fr Tom Lynch!
  • 22/12 Fr David Gibbons, Director of the Catholic Centre for Formation in Tooting Bec.
  • (Christmas) Fr Andrew Southwell, Angelicum University in Rome.
FUTURE DATES:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

MASS TIME CHANGES:  There are no planned changes to the Mass timetable this week, at time of posting.

Church Cleaners Rota (29th/30th): Arinola Badejo, Temilade Lawal and Ngozi Otukuwu.