Sunday, 22 June 2014

Corpus Christi (Old Rite: II Sunday after Pentecost)

Congratulations to all those who are making their First Holy Communion today at 12.30 Mass
  • Max Balinski
  • Mariana Belloso Dall
  • Brianna Bond
  • Samara James
  • Aidan Lee
  • Augeline Moya
  • Ryan Okoji
  • Gabriel Santos Diniz
  • Aishat Shiro
  • Emily Weekly
  • Stella Whelan
There is a reunion Mass next Saturday at 6pm for all the FHC & Confirmation families.  Then they will all lead the Corpus Christi Procession the following day (Sunday 29th) at 3pm.
After the Mass next Saturday Fr CB will hold a brief meeting for the FHC families.

Goodbye from Fr Maciek: Warsaw curia informs me that in a few weeks I should start my new assignment as the Chaplain to the Warsaw Maternity Hospital.  I realise that it is a huge responsibility as it is such an important issue and not always an easy one for many people.  Fortunately it is a good place that focuses on giving medical care, help and support to mothers and their children.  So when I ask you to pray for me at the same time I would like to express my gratitude for the last 8 months to the whole parish of St Bede’s for your kindness, hospitality and prayers.  I will take this with me as part of my happy memories.
God bless.  Fr Maciek
Fr Maciek leaves us on Wednesday and we wish him every blessing and success in his new placement.

Welcome to Fr Martin Thompson: a friend of our parish who has long supported the Albania Fund.  Fr Martin is now working with the Albanians in Greece.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Sat 21st - Tues 29th:  Nine Day Novena - St Mary's Clapham Common
Sun 29th: 10.45am Special Sunday
Sun 29th: 3pm Corpus Christi Procession.
Fri 4th: First Friday Devotions

Mass Time Changes this week: 
Thurs 26th:  the evening Mass will be slightly earlier this week - changed to 7.30pm

Summer Fayre - Friday 27th June: 5pm - 8pm at St Bede’s School.  Each year our two schools, St Bede and St Bernadette, hold their annual summer fayre at the end of June.  Please show your support for our schools as they do a tremendous job in developing our young people and with all the financial cuts are in increasing need.  Don’t forget to come!

Church Cleaners - 27th/28th: Rosemary Nicholas & Family and Tricia Johnson & Family.    (Please note: Baptism Saturday 11.30am)

Brass Cleaners Needed: We need some more volunteers to help with the brass cleaning on Thursday afternoons.

Peace Walk - Saturday 28th June:  Justice and Peace in the three London dioceses together with Pax Christi invite you to walk for peace and commemorate peace making 1914-2014. The walk will begin in Tavistock Square at 10am by the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and end at the Tibetan Peace Garden, in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum at 2.30.  There will be a mid-way starting point leaving St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square at 12 noon.  For more information please contact office@southwarkjanddp.co.uk or phone 0207 928 9742.  Everyone is welcome, especially children and families.

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Pilgrimages:
Please see previous blog postings for other pilgrimages and their relevant contact details.