Sunday, 17 January 2016

2nd Sunday OT - Year C (Old Rite: II Sunday after Epiphany)

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Convent Mass: is now at 8.30am Monday to Saturday

Church Unity Octave: Today marks the beginning of prayer for Christian Unity. It is worth noting that when this week was first established, it began on the 18th January which, in the old calendar, marked the feast of the Chair of St Peter, clearly indicating that the Catholic Church understands Christian unity as a return of all Christians under the See of Peter and the Pope. In our parish area we have an active Anglican parish comprising of two churches and a strong Evangelical presence at the Bonneville Church of All Nations. We are also proud of our connections with the Eritrean & Ethiopian Orthodox churches; many of the pupils in our schools are Orthodox, including the children of Fr Yohannes (of St Michael’s in Vauxhall) who have attended our schools. The week finishes on the 25th January; the feast of the Conversion of St Paul. This emphasises again the need for all Christians to be united to the See of Rome which has as its patrons SS Peter and Paul. “Father, that they may all be one!”

Bags for Life: Do you have any good quality second hand clothing? If you do please pick up a bag at the back of Church and fill it. Drop your full bag off on the weekend of 22nd, 23rd 24th January. Our consignment will be picked up on Friday 29th January 2016 (9am). We are paid by weight so the more clothes you donate the more we raise. The funds will go towards the bazaar effort.

Easyfundraising: Why not log on to easyfundraising.org.uk/stbedesc to find out more.  
Did you get a new phone for Christmas? Considering recycling your old one? – why not use Easyfundraising, you get the all the cash, they donate a nominal amount to us for the referral thus helping us raise funds without it costing you a single penny!! 
Time to book your summer holiday? Easyfundraising has several airlines and holiday package companies registered with them who will donate money to us just because you have used them. 

Church Cleaners this week: Vicki Sabatini & Fernanda Rodrigues.  Please Note:  Baptism on Saturday at 12noon

Fr Chris: is in Egypt on his post-Christmas break. He hopes to be able to visit Frs. Romany & Athanasius this week. 

Helpers of God's Precious Infants - Upcoming Processions: The next two processions will take place on Saturday 30th January at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Brixton (starting with Mass at 10am) and on Saturday 13th February at St Margaret’s Church in Twickenham (starting with Mass at 9am and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 9.40).  Please see the posters for more information.  
 

Walsingham Retreat 27 - 30th May:  Please find attached Invite\ Booking Form and Provisional Programme for the retreat in Walsingham.  We have only been able to book 30 places, so if you wish to come (and we hope you do!), please get in touch as soon as you can.

Jubilee Year of Mercy - Prayer & Study Day: on Saturday 30th January 2016, 10:30am – 4:00pm, at the Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, SE17 8BS. Cost £5 including light Lunch. Please register at the CCF (office@ccftootingbec.org.uk or 020 8672 7684). Nearest tube Tooting Bec; also ample car parking.

St Francis Xavier 6th Form College: is seeking a foundation governor. This is a voluntary role for a practising Catholic who has the time to attend and participate in at least three full Board evening meetings each year and, ideally, also serve on a governors’ committee. The governors are particularly keen (but not exclusively) to hear from a volunteer with experience in Human Resources management. If you are interested, or would like further information, please contact Eleanor Lewis, Clerk to the Governors (020 8772 6062 – e.lewis@sfx.ac.uk). Closing date for expressions of interest: Monday 1st February.

Save the Date! The World Youth Day is being held in Poland 24th July to 2nd August 2016 with Pope Francis. It is open to all the youth aged 18+ not to be missed! Ask Fr Pawel for application form if you would like to go to this wonderful event.

St Bede’s Social Club: Open Sundays 12pm–2.30pm and Fridays 8.30pm–11pm. Games available – Please ask at the bar. 

Union of Catholic Mothers: Thursday during term-time 8pm

Pray, Play & Tumble Group: Tuesdays 10.15 – 12pm. open to all babies and toddlers 0-5 years old (and their parents/carers)