October - Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary is one of the simplest prayers to say. One can say it anytime and anywhere. It may be easy to say but it has a huge depth. Often it is difficult for us to concentrate but let us try to say it with love. With the five decades we can have five different intentions and Heaven knows how we must pray for peace, the Synod and for all our own families.
Bazaar - Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November: Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries and come along to the next meeting this Friday (23rd). Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the money needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support. Donations of GOOD QUALITY items please - fancy goods; religious articles; drinks for the bottle stall and raffle prizes; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys. When out shopping why not think of us when you see the ‘Buy-one-get-one-free’ offers – it won’t cost you anything but helps us and our schools. We do not want electrical items, jumble, videos or books!
Easyfundraising - the Online Portal for shopping: Don’t forget that you can easily earn donations toward St Bede’s by using the Easyfundraising portal when you do online shopping – at no extra cost to you!!! If you have your own business and order products online, for example stationery why not raise funds for us at the same time on your business purchases. Thinking about booking next years holiday? – there are several airlines, i.e. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Monarch & Flybe; holiday package companies - Thomas Cook, Cosmos and booking agents - Ebookers, Expedia & lastminute.com registered on the site. Do you get your grocery shopping online? – Sainsbury’s, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose & Ocado are on there too. Fancy going to a West End show – you can book your tickets there. Why not have a look on the site today – www.easyfundraising.org.uk/stbedesc The portal can be used all year around – not just for Christmas.
Estate Agent Boards: This is the last weekend that Chris Brew-Graves can add your name to the list for the Patrick Henry Estate Agency boards. If you own your home and would like to display one of these boards to help advertise our bazaar – please contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Boards go up 28 days before and must be taken down no later than 2 weeks after.
Fr Andrew marked the 25th anniversary of his Ordination to the priesthood last Tuesday. He sent a message to thank us for the very nice spiritual bouquet sent by Susan Gollop of behalf of the congregation with the many Masses, prayers and devotions. He said “It is all very humbling and gives one a sense of deep gratitude to God to be an instrument of His Divine grace.”
Welcome to Fr Cyril Law who has come to help Fr Lukasz & Fr Pawel out with the Latin Mass this weekend.
Special Sunday - 11am Today: The music will be – Ordinary: Missa simile est regnum (Tomas Luis de Victoria); Offertory: Sancta Maria (Francisco Guerrero); Communion: Sitivit anima mea (Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina). Performed by Cantores Missae under the direction of Mr Charles Finch.
Fr Christopher: is visiting his sister this weekend and will be back at the end of the week.
Church Cleaners Rota - 23rd/24th October: Vicki Sabatini & Fernanda Rodrigues
A Day with Mary: Saturday 7th November starting at 10am - St Anslem's, Tooting Bec. Please see poster for more details.
Full Time Caretaker needed at The Laurels School: Please see the poster on the notice board or click here for more details. Email email@example.com to request an application pack.
Rhoslyn Thomas of SPUC is organising a group of 25 young people (age 18-35) to attend the Parish March for Life from the 22nd to the 24th of January 2016. A coach will leave London during the day on the Friday the 22nd of January and return late Sunday night. The price will be approximately £150 for two nights, including travel to and from Paris. Places will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are interested, please phone Rhoslyn on 07837687344.
Apply now to take part in a Samuel Group: Samuel groups are discernment groups for young adults (18-30s) who are open to listening to the Word of God and putting it into practice in their lives. This year groups will meet in Central, North, East and South West London. After a launch afternoon in Kensington on the afternoon of Sunday 8th November, participants will meet in local groups from Advent to Pentecost. For more information or to request an application form visit www.ukvocation.org/samuel or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07503 241 127.