Sunday, 4 October 2015

27th Sunday OT (Old Rite: XIX Sunday after Pentecost)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary: Today, and every Sunday in October we have Devotions, Sermon & Benediction at 5pm.  The rosary is also usually recited after every 9am weekday Mass.   Fly the flag by hanging your Rosary in your car, but better still pray it everyday especially for the synod and world peace.  

Bazaar 2015 - Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November: Each year we have to raise around £18000 needed for our annual payment to the Diocese so we need your good ideas & support to meet this challenge.  You can now start to bring in bottles of wine/spirits; homemade jams empty jam jars & cake making ingredients (sugar, flour, mixed fruit etc) and fancy goods. Please bring in ONLY good quality items to avoid the time consuming misery of sorting through the rubbish for binning! Next Bazaar meeting - Friday 23rd October at 8pm.

Easyfundraising - the Online Portal for shopping: Fundraising in today’s world is becoming increasingly difficult.  We at St Bede’s have done so well over the years; however we are constantly seeking new angles. We have now registered at which is an online portal with over 2500 retailers many whom you already use when online shopping.  You can find us listed as St Bede’s Church (be careful as there are quite a few St Bede’s listed).  All you need to do is register, and then every time you shop online – go onto website, select your chosen retailer and the portal will direct you to the shop of your choice!  By doing this, the church will receive a small percentage of your shopping bill (varies by retailer) and at no extra cost to you!!!  It’s not only shops either - you can also book holidays, insure cars/property too – why not have a browse! The portal can be used all year around – not just for Christmas.  

Estate Agent Boards: Patrick Henry (PH) Estate Agents have agreed to sponsor the bazaar this year, by way of putting up property boards with both their logo and the details of the bazaar.  We need to put up as many as possible and PH will pay us £10 for each one. The boards will go up at least 28 days before the event & must be taken down 2 weeks after. The more boards we put up, the more money we raise!  If you own your property (you must in order to grant permission) and are willing to have a board, please email Chris BG (, so she can compile a list.  Why not ask your neighbours either side as well.  Remember ….little drops of water make a mighty ocean.

Fr Andrew Southwell's 25th Anniversary of ordination is on Tuesday 13th October.  Susan Gollop is arranging a spiritual bouquet.  In the church porch there are sheets of folded paper where you can write down your prayer offering for fr Andrew’s intentions.  These can be Masses, receiving Holy Communion, Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Litanies, individual prayers (please specify) etc.  On a separate piece of paper – please sign your name.  Next weekend, Susan will collect the sheets and send a card on our behalf with the totals of each kind of offering along with the signatures.     

Readers Rota - 4th October to 27th December: is now available at the back – please pick up your copy this weekend

Rosary Crusade of Reparation - Saturday 10th October: This is the biggest procession of the year, leaving from Westminster Cathedral at 2.15pm & walking all the way across London to Brompton Oratory where we have hymns, a sermon, blessing of scapulars & Benediction. Our first communicants (special clothes) and our servers lead the way.  We will meet at Westminster Cathedral by the statue (entrance on left-hand side – Ambrosden Avenue) by 2pm.  Children MUST be accompanied by their parents or an approved adult.

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.

Kate Peacock: has resigned as Chair of Governors at St Bernadette after several years (Marcia Marshall has stepped into the hot seat).  Thank you, dear Kate, for your generosity and & wisdom in so many varied areas within the educational arena! We are looking for new blood & so we invite you to consider being a school governor

Welcome back to Fr Lukasz
Fr Christopher: is away in Houston visiting his father’s sisters (aged 97 and 94!) 

First Communion 2016:  Please bring back your yellow application form and seriously begin to go through the text.  DO NOT leave until later.  There is a lot of material to get through so begin now and try to do a little bit every night.  

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.  

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

Church Cleaners Rota - 9th/10th October: Pauline Ajuga, Rose Anunwa & Ms Nazereth Kristos.
BTG Production - Cabaret - 21st to 23rd October: The classic Broadway fable explores the twilight days of the roaring 1920s, as the decadent party-goers of Berlin ignorantly allow the dark spectre of Nazism to take over.  Over the last few years, our musical productions have grown in scope and ambition, and so this year the performances will take place at the Michael Croft Theatre at Alleyn's School in Dulwich, a state of the art performance venue.  Performances will take place on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October at 7.30pm and will feature musicians and performers from Year 7-13, accompanied by a professional orchestra.  Tickets will cost £10 for adults and £6 for children, students and OAPs.  Refreshment will be on sale.  Tickets may be purchased at our online box office  Please note that tickets bought online will incur a 10% service charge per ticket.  Tickets purchased in this way will be available at the door before the performance.  Please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  It is unlikely that many tickets will be available on the night.  All students and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please note that the show contains some adult themes and is not suitable for young children.

Are you interested in Teaching? For advice on primary and secondary teacher training in Wimbledon come along to our recruitment event on Wednesday 7th October at Wimbledon Library 3-7pm.  Merton has 14 schools who offer training for PGCE qualifications.  All schools include are diverse and have subject expertise, excellent classroom practices and experienced mentors.  For further information contact:
Primary places: - 020 8879 4360
Secondary places: - 020 8946 2208  

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.  Contact email for further details: