Sunday, 16 November 2014

33rd Sunday (Old Rite: XXIII Sunday after Pentecost)

November - Month of Holy Souls. 


Annual Bazaar (Fri 28th / Sat 29th Nov): Less than 2 weeks to go …
Draw Tickets: are available, please take some home; sell them to friends and family and then return the counterfoils and money – in a sealed envelope as soon as possible.     
Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits and soft drinks. This wonderful stall is always popular and helps the atmosphere and the takings of the Bazaar as a whole.  How about donating your ‘Buy-One-Get-One-Free’ offers that you may be getting with your supermarket shop!
Please bring in: Good-as-new toys, DVD’s, CD’s, fancy goods (especially things for prizes), Religious articles, your handmade goods and jams.
Cakes: Please sign the cake list & make a cake for the 28th and/or 29th. 
Heavies! We need strong men 7.30pm Thurs 27th; 4pm Fri 28th; 4pm Sat 29th and 10.30am on Sunday 30th.  Last year we were almost crippled by the work on the Friday afternoon so we appeal to our teenage boys to come and help.
Latin American Bistro:  Saturday 22nd November 8pm
Bazaar Dinner: If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on the Saturday evening, please see Fr Christopher B or Fr Simon.
Family Bistro: The menus for the Family Bistro are now available at the back of Church (BBQ food will be available too).  Please take one home and bring it back next weekend in a sealed envelope with the money. 
Tombola:  This is a very successful stall on Friday nights but we need more items to be able to continue to have it on Saturdays - so we need your donations for this too!  See Nicky G
Lucky Dip prizes needed: If you have some nice little good-as-new toys or knick-knacks that children would love, please bring them in!  See Fr CB or Harman Ross
Time is short, let us accelerate the effort!

Welcome to Fr Michael Holman SJ: of Heythrop College.

Congratulations: to Benedict Blaney (Albert) confirmed by Bishop Arnold at the Traditional Confirmation yesterday at St James Spanish Place.


Sisters from Holy Cross Bookshop: will be here after the 9.30 and 10.45am Masses today to sell Christmas Cards and other repository items.

Advent Preachers 2014: 


  1. 29/30th November - Fr Michael Creech C.Ss.R.  
  2. 5/6th December - Fr Michael Holman SJ.  
  3. 12/13th December - Fr Stephen Boyle.  
  4. 19/20th December -  Fr Terry Martin.  
  5. Christmas – Fr Andrew Southwell.  

St Bede's School - Reception Applications for September 2015:  The application process is now open to apply for a Reception place at St Bede’s School for children born between 1st Sept 2010 & 31st Aug 2011.  Applications need to be submitted by 15th January 2015 to Lambeth Local Authority. (School’s supplementary forms will need to be submitted to the school office by 15th January.   On Monday 8th December at 2.30pm, we will be holding a workshop for parents who would like help filling out their application form. Please let the office staff know if you would like to attend (0208 674 7272).

Parish Leafletting: In the next couple of weeks in the spirit of Evangelisation, we will attempt to leaflet the entire parish.  This will be an invitation to come and join us at Mass and also to advertise the Bazaar, Christmas and the four Advent Preachers.  Can you please volunteer to do either your road, your block of flats or a road or a block that we have no volunteers for.   

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
NOV: 
Sat 22nd: 10.30am Towards Advent - Westminster Cathedral Hall
Fri 28th & Sat 29th: Bazaar!  

Mass Time Changes this week: 
no changes planned at the time of posting this blog post

Church Cleaners - 21st/22nd Nov: Angela Ilo, Teresa Ablett & Rita Ajuga.

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

Currently we are listing volunteer vacancies at St Vincent de Paul Society in Elephant & Castle, a vacancy at Coloma Convent Girls School in Croydon and SPUC.  

FAITH Movement London Talks: Next talk to be held on Tuesday 18th November.  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 www.faith.org.uk/events/evenings-of-faith