Sunday, 21 June 2015

12th Sunday Ordinary Time B (Old Rite: IV Sunday after Pentecost)

Shroud of Turin Exhibition to come to St Bede's:  As Pope Francis visits the actual Shroud in Turin, we are privileged to have a superb exhibit here courtesy of Pam & Philip Moon.  It was only with the advent of modern photography that the detail of the Shroud was realised.  The Shroud is some sort of negative of something extraordinary that happened.  (Resurrection?)  Thirty years ago, scientists dismissed it but now increasingly carbon dating and pollen analysis demonstrate that it is 2000 years old and that it had been in the Holy Land! There are books for sale as well priced at £3.

Welcome back to Fr Andrew:  and also welcome to Fr Thomas Crean and Fr Gabriel Diaz Patri.

Welcome to Fr Yohanes Benny Suwito:  from Indonesia.  He will be staying with us for a couple of months in order to improve his English.  

Readers needed for Sunday 6pm Masses:  We need two more readers for the Sunday evening Mass (the new rota will be available from next weekend).  Please write your contact details down clearly and leave at the Presbytery.  

Summer Fayre - this Friday 5pm - 8pm: Every year our two schools (St Bede & St Bernadette) come together to organise our annual summer Fayre.  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!    

Family Lunch: On Sunday 12th July, the African & Caribbean Association are organising a family lunch in the club following the 12.30 Mass.  Tickets cost £5 each or £12 for a family of four and will be available at the 9.30 Sunday Masses.

Congratulations to Washington & Anelise Da Silva who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday.  Fr Andrew has come over from Rome especially to baptise their first born.

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.  1.30pm Family Lunch to celebrate the end of Youth Mission.

Youth Mission 2nd - 12th July: We still need one more bed and help with lunches over the 10 days. If you could volunteer for one day or possibly two that should be adequate.  The Missionaries are also appealing for some help to pay for their flights & other volunteers to help with games etc.  Please pray for the success and spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission. They also hope to be able to make home visits and blessings – if you would like them to visit you, please fill in your details on the form provided.  

Below are some of the events they have planned over the 11 days of the Mission.
  • Sun 5th: 2.30pm Bring & Share Sunday Lunch (Picnic) - Tooting Bec Common.    
  • Sat 11th: 4.30 – 10pm Catholic Conference for Youth with 6pm Mass followed by Football and Pizza.  
  • Every evening at 7pm (excluding Saturdays) there will be Rosary and Missionary Talk from 6.30pm
  • After School Club (Mon-Fri) – Fun & Games for Kids from 3pm to 5pm.  
See the posters for more information on the various planned events.  


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 - 26th/27th: Tricia Johnson & Family, Rosemary Nicholas and family and Regina Curaj. Please note. The Mass on Friday afternoon.    

'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.