Monday, 29 June 2015

SS Peter & Paul (Old Rite: V Sunday after Pentecost)

Corpus Christi Procession today: After all the great Feasts of the year ranging from Christmas to Easter to Pentecost ending in the celebration of the sublime Trinity, we come to Corpus Christi (4th June in the Old Rite and 7th in the New Rite).  In this feast we see the outpouring of the love of God for us in the Eucharist.  The Manna of old kept the first people of God on their way through unexpected and bewildering terrains.  Today we honour the Lord by the greatest procession of the year.  Our First Communicants and those recently confirmed will lead the way, trumpets and drum. Come and honour the Lord passing through your parish!  Today the King of Kings comes through our own streets and we accompany Him; walking with the Lord.  Processions have a meaning in that we walk together in the same direction.  In other words it sums up our whole Christian life which we live with others and for others, always conscious of the direction of our lives which is of course the Kingdom of Heaven.

Welcome to Fr Miguel Angel Chumpitaz Camacho: from Peru.  He will be staying with us until the end of September.

New Readers Rota July - September 2015: please collect your copy this weekend

'End of Mission' 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.  Menus are available at the back of Church.

Youth Mission Thursday 2nd - Sunday 12th July: These are just some of the events planned 

  • Sun 5th: 2.30pm Bring & Share Sunday Lunch (Picnic) - Tooting Bec Common.    
  • Sat 11th: 4.30pm Catholic Conference for Youth with 6pm Mass followed by Football and Pizza.
  • Every evening (excl. Saturdays) there will be Rosary at 6.30pm followed by a Missionary Talk from 7pm.  
  • They will also be holding an After School Club – Fun & Games for Kids from 3pm to 5pm (Monday – Friday). 
  • There is a form at the back of Church for you to sign up for home visits & blessings.  
We still need one more bed for a seminarian & offers of 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 & volunteers to help run some of the events alongside them.  See the posters at the back of Church for more info and/or collect a flyer of their timetable. Please pray for the success & spiritual fruitfulness of this youth mission 



Installation of Fr Richard Reid C.Ss.R:  On Friday 3rd July at 7pm Bishop Patrick Lynch will install Fr Richard as the new parish priest of St Mary's.  All are welcome.

Church Cleaners - 3rd / 4th: Tania Pereira & Sue Cranmer - Fitzpatrick.

Organ Recital: Saturday 11th July 7.30pm at St Luke’s Church (Thurleigh Road, SW12 8TT) in aid of Iraqi Christians in Need.  Carl Bahoshy performs works by Bach, Boellmann, Messiaen, Schbert, Vierne & Widor.  Free admission.  See poster for more information.

Pilgrimage to Fatima: 22nd – 28th November including all excursions £629.  Early booking recommended – for further info call Mrs Mozzi on 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027 301.

'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.   

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