Sunday, 5 October 2014

27th Sunday (Old Rite: XVII Sunday after Pentecost)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary. Today, and every Sunday in October we have Devotions, Sermon & Benediction at 5pm.  The rosary is usually recited after every 9am weekday Mass. 

Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov):  Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries!   Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the £16000 needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support to get there! On Wednesday at 7.30pm we have our next planning meeting – so please come along, with your ideas, volunteer and help meet this challenge!  Donations of GOOD items please - fancy goods; jewellery; cake making ingredients (flour, sugar, mixed fruit etc), empty jam jars; religious articles; CDs & DVDs; drinks for the bottle stall; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys.  We do not want Electrical items, jumble, videos or books – thank you.  

Rosary Crusade of Reparation – Saturday 11th October: This is the biggest procession of the year, leaving from Westminster Cathedral at 2.15pm and walking all the way across London to Brompton Oratory where we have hymns, a Sermon, blessing of scapulars and Benediction. Our first communicants (in their special clothes) and our servers lead the way.  We will meet at Westminster Cathedral by the statue (entrance on left-hand side – Ambrosden Avenue) by 2pm.  Children MUST be accompanied by their parents or an approved adult.

Thank You: to everyone who supported The Laurels School‘s Macmillan Coffee afternoon which raised £260; and the UCM Coffee morning last Sunday which raised £255 for Christians in Iraq.  

Welcome back to Fr Simon: father returns very much refreshed after his holiday in Australia with his family. 

Welcome to Sister Jessica: originally from Mexico!

Readers Rota for October to December 2014: now available at the back of Church.  Please pick yours up this weekend if you haven’t already!

African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass: next Sunday (12th) at 12.30pm Mass followed by a reception.  All are welcome.

Secondary School Open Days:
For more information on all our local schools and others with our Diocese, please see our notice boards or check out of dedicated 'Open Days & Evenings' page on the sidebar.  

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget to bring your red boxes back to the Church when they are full.   We will empty them, send the monies you have collected to APF and return the empty back to you as soon as we can so you can continue 

Scouts: are looking for volunteers to help for Beaver & Cub groups (St Bede’s School) & Scouts (St Bernadette’s) who meet on Fridays.  They also need someone to be secretary (possibly 2 meetings per year) and a new Treasurer.  If you can help, please see Fr CB or contact Marco Lecca.

Aid to the Church in Need Day: On Saturday 11th October at Westminster Cathedral.  Speakers include Archbishop Elias Nassar (of the Maronite Church, Saida, Lebanon), Bishop Boris Gudziak, (President of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv), Fr Michael Shields (who ministers to the faithful in Magadan in the Kolyma region of Siberia) and John Pontifex. Holy Mass followed by talks in Cathedral Hall. Tickets: £10 each. Book tickets early by calling 020 8642 8668 or by booking online via their website.

JERUSALEM BALL: On Friday 17th October, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem are hosting the Jerusalem Ball to raise funds for the Christians in the Holy Land.  The Ball will take place at the Lansdowne Club in London.  For more information and to purchase tickets please see their website:
Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Wed 8th: 7.30pm Bazaar Meeting
Sat 11th: 2pm Rosary Procession, Westminster Cathedral.  
Sun 12th: 12.30pm African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass followed by reception.
Mon 27th - Fri 31st: Half Term
Sat 1st: All Saints Day
Sun 2nd: All Souls Day  
Sun 9th: Remembrance Sunday - blessing of the graves to be confirmed
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

Mass Time Changes this week: 
no planned changes at time of posting / printing.

Church Cleaners - 10th/11th October: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa and Ms Nazareth Kristos.

Mothers & Toddlers Group - will start up again on this week on Tuesday 7th 9-11am in Club. 

Please remember St Bede's in your Will: 

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 7th October.  All welcome 7.30pm in the basement of 24 Golden Square, W1F 9JR – nearest tube Piccadilly Circus.  For more info, please see poster on notice board or visit their website  

Talks at CCF - Tooting Bec: We would like to remind you of the three talks by Sebastian Morello.  The next two on Thursdays 9th & 16th October, time 7.30pm until 8.30pm at the Centre for Catholic Formation Tooting Bec. For further enquiries, or to book a place, please email the CCF or telephone: 020 8672 7684.

Talk 2:  ‘The Three-fold office:  Priest, Prophet and King’
Talk 3:  ‘Divine Filiation’

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