Sunday, 1 November 2015

Feast of All Saints

All Souls Day Masses:  There will be 9 Masses for All Souls in 4 languages:
Latin: 6.30am, 7am & 7.30am
English: 8am at Convent, 9am, 10.30am & 12.30pm
Polish: 3.45pm
Spanish 8pm

Mass time changes this week: 
  • Friday - The Laurels School will hold their monthly Recollection at St Bede's on the first Friday of the month starting with 9am Mass to around 11.30am
  • Friday - also from November onwards there will be a Polish Mass on the first Friday (term time only) at 3.45pm.
November - Month of the Holy Souls: poppies are for sale in the porch and tomorrow we have 9 Masses in different languages. Show your devotion for your beloved dead by remembering them tomorrow and in your own Masses offered for their souls.

All Saints Celebration:  After the 11am Mass today, the children are invited to come dressed as their favourite Saint.  Come and contribute to the shared lunch and at 2pm we will have a procession and Benediction.

Bazaar - Friday 27th & Saturday 28th November: less than 4 weeks to go …
Please pull out all the stops and take draw tickets and we need – bottles of wine and spirits, homemade jams, groceries, DVDs, fancy goods, jewellery, objects of piety & plants. Please bring items which are new or almost-new (no dumping!). The next planning meeting will be Monday 16th November.  
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Welcome to Fr Behruz: Like Fr Christopher, Fr Behruz spent his earliest years in Iran being baptised in the Dominican Church of St Abraham’s. Later he attended Bishop Thomas Grant School. After Hull University he was trained for the priesthood at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh and is currently parish priest of Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. He grew up in nearby Norbury where his grandparents, the Mackesy’s were pillars of St Bart’s. He is now recovering from some health issues and we are delighted to welcome him here amongst us.  

Fr Lukasz & Mgr Leo in Lourdes:  Last Wednesday under the able surveillance of Marie Chang, about 40 parishioners went on Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine. We count on their prayers and pray for their safe return tonight.  

African & Caribbean Association: will hold a brief meeting next Sunday (8th) following the 9.30 Mass to discuss the upcoming bazaar. 

A Day with Mary: Saturday 7th November starting at 10am - St Anslem's, Tooting Bec.  Please see poster for more details.

Musicians & Singers Wanted: for fundraising St Bede’s Charity Concerts/Evenings in the New Year. Please get in touch with Phil Jones 07735 569 265 or email

Little Sisters of the Poor - Christmas Fayre: on Saturday 14th November, St Peter’s Residence, 2A Meadow Road, Vauxhall, SW8 1QH from 12noon. See poster at back 

APF Red Boxes: Don’t forget you can drop your Red boxes in at any weekend Mass if it is full. We will empty it and return to you ASAP – please make sure your name and address is written on the label at the bottom so we know who you are!

Church Cleaners - 6th & 7th November: Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome, Alem Araya Zemichael. Please note extra Mass on Friday 3.45pm and a baptism at 12noon on Saturday.

Welcome back to our schools: We hope you have had a good half-term and are ready to get back to school again.

Full Time Caretaker needed at The Laurels School: Please see the poster on the notice board or click here for more details.  Email to request an application pack.

Other Vacancies: We are also advertising for a School Caretaker at Coloma Convent School in Croydon, a vacancy at the Apostleship of the Sea and two vacancies at the Education Commission.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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 or email or phone 07503 241 127.