Sunday, 12 January 2014

The Baptism of the Lord (Old Rite: Holy Family, Jesus, Mary & Joseph)

White Flower Appeal: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children will be holding its annual appeal this weekend. In common with the Catholic Church, SPUC defends and upholds the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death. The Society’s work covers a wide spectrum of pro-life, pro-family issues. It works to protect unborn children from abortion and defends the disabled, elderly and incapacitated from euthanasia and assisted suicide. SPUC also provide trained speakers for schools and offers pro-life support for teachers, parents and medical professionals. Please give generously to this worthy cause which depends entirely on your support. 

Church Unity Octave: Each year the Church observes eight days’ prayer for Christian unity.  The week runs from the Saturday 18th to 25th January, which is the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle.

Welcome to Fr Robert Copsey: who have come to help us out this week.  He will be with us till next Sunday.

Welcome to Fr Kidane and the Eritrean & Ethopian Community: The 12.30pm Mass today will be in celebration of their Christmas which was last Tuesday (7th January).    

Anne Keane RIP: Anne passed away at the end of December.  Many of you may remember Anne - she lived for many years on Atkins Road, worked in our school and was a member of the UCM and was the sister of the late Frank Phelan who died last year.  Her funeral will be held here at St Bede’s on Monday 20th January at 4.30pm (Reception of the body will be at 4pm) before her body being flown back to Waterford for burial.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Tues 14th: 4pm Federation Mass
Fri 17th - 4pm Polish Mass
Sat 18th: 4.30 - 6pm Confirmation Class followed by Mass.
Sun 19th: 10.30am - First Holy Communion Class.
Mon 20th - 4.30pm Requiem - Anne Keane

Mass Time Changes this week:  There are no expected changes for this coming week.
Forthcoming Changes: 
Mon 20th: No 9am Mass in Church.  5pm Requiem for Anne Keane
Tues 21st:  No 9am Mass in Church.  9.30am Mass at St Bernadette's School

‘A Day With Mary’:A day of instruction, devotion & intercession based on the message given at Fatima in 1917.’ The next three planned events are 

Saturday 25th January at Westminster Cathedral starts at 9.45 with entry procession of Our Lady of Fatima, Angelus, and Crowning of Our Lady’s statue and sung Litany, and finishes at 4pm.
Saturday 8th February at St Joseph’s in New Malden.  The day starts at 9.30am and ends at 5pm. 
Saturday 15th February at Our Lady of the Rosary in Blackfen.  The day starts at 10am and finishes at 5.30pm.  
For more information on each of these dates, see the poster on the notice boards.

2014 Diocesan Directories for sale: £3.50 Spiral bound.  £3 standard bound. Inside Liturgical calendar for whole year, Mass times for every parish, lists of  Priest, Bishop, Deacon, School, Convent and Catholic institution.  Buy one today!  There are also some diaries remaining

Church Cleaners Rota - 17th / 18th January: Biannie Bilwala, Legion of Mary and Regina Curaj. 

2014 Pilgrimages with 'A Day with Mary': There are three pilgrimages planned: to the Holy Land (4-12 April); Fatima (9-14 June) and Italy (9-17 September).  For more information or to book, contact A Day with Mary, PO Box 432, Sutton, SM1 9LF; phone 020 8641 6418; email  There is a link to their website on our blog ( which has more details of each of these pilgrimages

The World Apostolate of Fatima National Pilgrimage to Fatima: 10th-17th July 2014 (led by Mike Daley/ Rev. Fr. Gerard Kelly).  Prices includes: Return flights from Heathrow, half board in Domus Pacis; Taxes and all coach tours. For itinerary and booking form contact: Oliver Abasolo (WAF Southwark Representative) 02082748261 or 07782661922; or Email:  Poster at back

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

Coloma Convent Girls School - for a Part-time Maths Teacher and a Domestic Assistant . Closing Date: ASAP

The Apostleship of the Sea - Legacy Officer based in Central London.  Applicants should have a minimum of two years experience of working in legacy fundraising. This post is part time, salary dependent on skills and experience.  Applications close: 24th January.  Interviews 4th February .

Catholic Education Service (CES) - CES Religious Education Advisor (England & Wales) - Part Time.  The role is based in the Eccleston Square office but may require travel to other areas within England and Wales. Closing date: Friday 14th February.