Sunday, 15 December 2013

3rd Sunday of Advent / Gaudete Sunday

Welcome to Canon Anthony Charlton; our third Advent Preacher & Confessor.  Canon Anthony was born in Wandsworth, and was baptised at Stockwell, and is the eldest of three children. At the age of 5, the family moved to the new Clapham Park Estate, and later to Cavendish Road. His mother, Sheila worked at St Bede’s School and his father Joe was in the Legion of Mary, the Knights of St Columba and the Blessed Sacrament Guild. When Canon Anthony was eleven he went to the St Joseph’s College Junior Seminary with another St Bede’s boy, Paul Milligan (now a Deacon in Norbury).  After six years at St John's Seminary, Wonersh, he was ordained priest here at St Bede’s on 19th June 1975 by Archbishop Cyril Cowderoy. He has served as an assistant priest at St Georges Cathedral, and St John Fisher, Merton, held two diocesan posts, first as a student Chaplain in South London and then as deputy director of the Christian Education Centre (now known as the Centre for Catholic Formation) at Tooting Bec. Canon Anthony has served the people of New Addington for 7 years and the people of Tolworth for 13 years as parish priest, and was joined by Fr Tom Lynch a few months ago. He was made a Chapter Canon in 2009.
Fr Simon will be at Tolworth this weekend for the swap.

Advent Preachers: next week we will be welcoming Fr David Gibbons, Director of the Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting Bec to preach for the last Sunday of Advent.  For the Christmas Fr Andrew Southwell will be with us.  

‘Special Sunday’ 10.45am Mass today: The setting will be Missa Ave Maris Stella by Victoria; Offertorium: Ne Timeas Maria – Victoria, Communio: Ave Verum by Elgar and Salutation of Our Lady: Alma Redemptoris Mater - Palestrestina.  Sung by Cantores Missae under the direction of Mr Charles Finch.  

Requiem - Michelle Ennis RIP: Tuesday at 12.30pm.  Reception of the Body will be on Monday evening at 7pm 

Ukrainian Sisters: On Friday 20th December, a couple of Nuns from St Elisabeth’s Convent based in Belarus will be setting up a small stall at both of our schools selling souvenirs and artefacts.  They will be at St Bernadette’s 8.30-9am & St Bede’s 1.30 – 2.15pm

Welcome to God's Church Alfie James Gerard Charles Suddards, son of Leon & Kelly; Jessica Louise Mwambala, daughter of Paul & Shantari baptised by Fr Christopher B in November.

Congratulations: to Tracey Lawler, Lee McNally, Luigi Neri and Tom Bailey who were confirmed yesterday in Spanish Place in the Traditional Rite.

Christmas Mass Times:
Christmas Eve: 6.30pm Children’s Mass.  8pm (Convent) Misa En Espanol.  9pm (Latin); Midnight Mass.  
Christmas Day: 8am; 9.30am; 10.45 (Latin) 12.30pm.  No Evening Mass.  
Boxing Day: 9am (Convent); 10am and 10.45am (Latin).  
New Years Eve: 11.30pm Solemn Te Deum & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at Midnight.

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

Tues 17th: No 9am Mass in Church.  Requiem for Michelle Ennis at 12.30pm.
Fri 20th: No 9am Mass in Church.  There will be Mass at 9.30 at St Bernadette's School.

Church Cleaners Rota (20th/21st): Adebayo Family, Gloria Nwoso, Blessing Osefo & Gina Uriah.

Vacanies at Coloma Convent Girls School - for a Part-time Maths Teacher and a Domestic Assistant . Applications ASAP. 

Vacanies at St Vincent de Paul Society - based in Walworth, SE17.  They required National Young Vicentian Coordinator (Full Time); Membership Development Office (Full Time); and a Youth Administration Assistant (Part Time).  Applications are invited from individuals who can empathise with the Society’s ethos and work.

For more information on all the vacancies, please see our 'Job Opportunties' page on the sidebar.