Sunday, 14 June 2015

11th Sunday Ordinary Time (Old Rite: III Sunday after Pentecost)

Congratulations to all those who are making their First Holy Communion today at 12.30 Mass 
  • Valentina Baez
  • Arturo Camacho Marquez
  • Milene Celi
  • Kevin Silvestre Ferreira
  • Jonathan Garzon
  • Farah Kennedy
  • Zoe Nacato Ponce
  • Troy Okoji
  • Isabel Weir
Thank you to Mrs Maggie Keane and Mrs Marcia Marshall who have run the FHC programme.

Welcome to: Mrs Deborah Hogan, Head of St Bernadette and Mrs Marion Walters, Teacher of Yr 3 and Miss Laura Lowney and Miss Aleksandra Onyemerekwe from St Bede’s School who are all here for First Holy Communions.

Goodbye to Fr Markus Doppelbauer:  After the 7am Mass tomorrow, Fr Markus is to fly back to Vienna.  I cannot thank him enough (so please do so yourselves) for making a U-turn and coming back to St Bede’s when we had no extra priests.  Please pray for him and his apostolate (Gloria TV) 

Shroud of Turin Exhibition to come to St Bede's:  on Friday 19th we welcome an exhibit of the Shroud. This past week it has been at St Mary Magdalen’s in Wandsworth.  On Monday 22nd it will go to La Retraite School.   

Readers needed for Sunday 6pm Masses:  We need two more readers for the Sunday evening Mass (new rota starts w/e 4th/5th Jul).  If you are interested, please write your contact details down clearly and leave at the Presbytery or alternatively you can email:  

African & Caribbean Association: are having their planning meeting after 9:30 Mass to discuss future events.

Future Dates:- Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Fri 19th - Sat 27th: St Mary's - 9 Days of Prayer.
Fri 26th: Federation Summer Fayre - St Bernadette School
Sat 27th: 6pm Reunion Mass for all the Confirmation & FHC Candidates
Sun 28th: 3pm Corpus Christi Procession
2nd - 12th: Youth Mission.
Fri 3rd: Induction of Fr Richard Reid at St Mary's, Clapham Common
Sun 12th: 10.30 Reunion Mass and party for FHC children and families

Nine Days Prayer in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help:  St Mary’s annual Festival of Faith begins on Friday 19 June and concludes with the great Feast on 27 June.

Church Cleaners - 12th/13th: Ella Shllaku, Elizabeth Vosas, Maria Eugenia Galvis & Anais Tarelho

Summer Fayre: Every year our two schools (St Bede & St Bernadette) come together to organise our annual summer Fayre.  This year it will be Friday 26th June starting at 5pm.  Please do come and support our schools.  It is fun for all ages and we will put St Joseph’s statue out that day so that Our Lady will not allow him to get wet!  

Youth Mission 2nd - 12th July: Thank you for the offer of beds.  We now need only one more offer.  We still need some help with the volunteer cooks.  If people could volunteer for one day or possibly two that should be adequate.  They are also appealing for some help to pay for their flights and other volunteers to help with games etc.  Please pray for the success and spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission in our parish. 

'Pray, Play & Tumble': Mondays 10-11.30am starting with prayer and praise in the church followed by refreshments/play time in the parish rooms and an optional session in the school soft room.  Suggested donation: £1.50 per child or sibling group.  Email: (removed for privacy - please see newsletter or notice board). If you can let Susan know you are coming but otherwise do just turn up at ten.   

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