Sunday, 13 July 2014

15th Sunday OT (Old Rite: V Sunday after Pentecost)

End of School: On Friday our schools will break up for the summer holidays and there will be a huge quiet all over the parish and neighbourhood. At this time I would like sincerely to thank all the staff for their hard work and hope they all get some real time to relax. Our pupils too need to have a break. Don’t forget the FAITH Summer Break which is held from the 11th to 14th August in Woldingham for 11 to 15 year olds. Then there is also the Servers Summertime which takes place on 12th - 15th August especially for Altar Servers. These two youth conferences are great fun and our youth at St Bede’s have always represented us every summer. 
We would like to congratulate The Laurels School which has, last Friday, completed its first year of operation. We have loved having them in the Church every Tuesday for Mass and Confessions and at this moment they are building a Chapel onsite. Next year we hope to have an Altar at their place for the Annual Corpus Christi procession. To all staff and pupils of our four schools we wish you all a good summer holiday! Fr Christopher B.

Welcome to Fr Jose Ramon Villobas: who is staying with us for a month. He is from Huesca, Spain. 

Special Sunday - 10.45 Mass today: Ordinary – Missa Brevis by Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina. 
Offertory – Dominus regit me by Carl Nielsen. Communion – Cibavit eos by William Byrd. Performed
by Cantores Missae under the direction of Charles Finch and made possible thanks to a generous support from the Latin Mass Society for which we are most grateful. 

A Day with Mary: at Our Lady & St Peter Church in Wimbledon Common. The day starts at 10am with Mass in honour of Our Lady with Fr Philip de Freitas and end around 5.15pm. For more info, please see poster at the back of Church or visit for all their upcoming venues. 

Sea Sunday - 2nd Collection: Today we celebrate Sea Sunday when the Church prays for all those you live and work at sea. There will a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea – the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church in Great Britain. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. Please give generously to support its important work. For more info about their work or the Apostleship of the Sea visit

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.

Mass Time Changes this week: 
Thurs 17th: The 9am Mass will be moved to 9.40 and will be for St Bede's School.  Exposition and Adoration will be moved to 11am.
Thursdays until September: No 8pm Evening Mass or UCM until September 11th
Fri 18th: There will be no 9am Mass in Church.  Instead there will be Mass at St Bernadette's at 10am.
Tues 22 July - 4th Aug:  No 8am Convent Mass whilst nuns are on retreat.

Church Cleaners - 18th/19th July: Biannie Bilwala, Legion of Mary and Regina Curaj.

GK Chesterton Pilgrimage: The 4th Annual London to Beaconsfield pilgrimage is on Wednesday 30th July.  For details, phone or text 07795 205 114 or see their website:

Scouts: are desperate for helpers – please see fr CB.

Young Italian Expert Gilder looking for work – Any ideas?  Contact Mattia Gas (see Fr CB for contact number)

Class of 63 Sacred Heart Hammersmith. If you or anyone you know where in this group we would love to hear from you for a possible reunion. Please contact Carole (nee Agius) on

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

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