Sunday, 20 September 2015

25th Sunday OT (Old Rite: XVII Sunday after Pentecost)

Bazaar 2015 - Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November: Please put this important date in your diaries and start thinking seriously about your ideas of how to make this year’s annual Bazaar the best ever.  On Tuesday 22nd at 7.30pm we will hold our first preparation meeting.

First Communion 2016:  This weekend we will distribute the applications forms for the FHC programme.  First Communion is parish based - that means that applications should come from members of this liturgical community.  At St Bede's we usually have the English Language FHC ceremonies on the first two Sunday of June (This also includes those from the Latin American community).  The Latin Mass community have theirs usually in May.  Children must be Year 3 or above.

Confirmation 2016: Bishop Patrick Lynch has asked if he might come and give Confirmation on Sunday 3rd July.  That gives us a bit more time to prepare.  Applicants must be in Year 8 at least.  

Special Sunday - Today at 11am Mass: The music will be - 
  • Ordinary – Missa Quarti toni by Tomas Luis de Victoria.  
  • Offertory – Ave maris stella me by Tomas Luis de Victoria.  
  • Communion – Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Perluigi de Palestrina.  
Performed by Cantores Missae under the direction of Charles Finch and made possible thanks to a generous support from the Latin Mass Society for which we are most grateful.

2nd Collection - Home Mission Sunday: is celebrated today and is themed: Proclaim God’s Mercy.  On this day we are encouraged to pray for the work of evangelisation in England & Wales, remembering in our prayers especially those whom we know are distant from the life of faith.  Please support the second collection which funds the Bishops’ national work of evangelisation and the development of this year's Proclaim ’15: Building Missionary Parishes initiative.  The collection also ensures that the Catholic Faith Centre is resourced to respond to those who have questions about the Catholic Faith.  It is possible to donate online at Commemorative prayer cards are available to take away.  Please support the work of Home Mission through your prayers and generosity.  For more information see

UCM Cake, Raffle & Table Top - Next Sunday: after the 9.30 & 11am Masses.  There are always lots of great prizes and yummy cakes for sale.  Please come along and support them.

Annual African & Caribbean Association Thanksgiving Mass: will take place on Sunday 11th October at 12.30pm.  There will be a small reception in the club afterwards.

School Open Days:  For dates and times of Open Days for Year 7 entry (and Sixth Forms) in September 2016 - please CLICK HERE

Goodbye to Matheus Vila Real and Teresa Hellyer: For some years now, Matt has been a regular at the Latin Mass and we have benefited from him being MC and serving on a regular basis.  Recently he has got engaged to Teresa Hellyer of Plymouth who then got a job in South London.  They are to marry in Eastertide in Plymouth and for the last month have been storming Heaven (if you noticed on the list of intentions!) and Matt has found a successful position in nearby Bodmin in the northern part of Cornwall (fr CB’s Grandfather came from nearby Blisand).  We will miss you and wish you every blessing for the future. 

Church Cleaners Rota - 25th/26th September: Tricia & Emma Johnson, Regina Curaj and Rosemary Nicholas and family.

LMS Pilgrimage to Aylesford: Saturday 3rd October.  Fr Gabriel (with Frs. Finigan and Holden) will be one of the priests celebrating the Mass before he returns to Italy.  See poster for more information.  

Refugee Appeal: Alongside St Bede’s School we will be collecting clean, good quality clothing (babies up to adults especially men’s clothes) in a box in the Church porch.  The school has organised for the charity to come and collect the donations and bring them to Calais, where many migrant and refugee families are currently camping.  

Rosary Crusade of Reparation - Saturday 10th October: The Crusade follows the route from Westminster Cathedral to the Brompton Oratory.  It starts at 2.15pm & finishes around 5pm.  For more info see the poster or visit

Evenings of Faith: ‘God and our Environment': All are welcome to the forthcoming series of ‘Evenings of Faith' on the theme ‘God and Our Environment'. The series takes place on selected Tuesdays at 7:30pm from 29th September. The venue is the back room, Parish House, St Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London, W2 5DJ (Tube: Bayswater). Talks are organised by the Faith Movement & full details & titles are on the poster at the back of Church or can be found at

St Bede's Social Club: is open on Sundays 12pm to 3pm and Fridays 8.30pm to 11pm.  Games are available - please ask bar staff.

Union of Catholic Mothers: meet every Thursday during term-time.  8pm Mass followed by meeting in the social club. 

'Pray, Play & Tumble': meet on Tuesday mornings 10.15am to 12noon.  Beginning in church for action praise songs, a bible story, quiet time and short prayers.   The social rooms are open for conveniences and pram parking from 9.30am - 9.55am and then afterwards for play and refreshments.  Optional session in the school soft ball room too for those who wish.  Do join us.  Contact email for further details:

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