Sunday, 3 April 2016

2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday (Old Rite: Low Sunday)

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Solemn Easter Vespers: 5pm Sundays until 15 May

Divine Mercy Sunday: is a modern Devotion propagated by Blessed Faustina, a Polish Nun, who experienced revelations from our Blessed Lord. She died before the Second World War & for several decades the revelations were under investigations by the Church authorities. During the Pontificate of John Paul II, he promoted this devotion which is now spread throughout the world & is recited every day at St Bede’s after the daily Rosary. 

Special Sunday - 11am Mass next week: Sung by Cantores Missae, under the direction of Mr Charles Finch.

Thank to the '12 Apostles': who had their feet washed during the Maundy Thursday Mass: 

  1. Fr Lukasz Haduch (Poland); 
  2. Fr Marcos Saleh (Egypt); 
  3. Ronnie El Akkawi (Lebanon); 
  4. Arjan Guri (Albania); 
  5. Milton Senseve (Boliva); 
  6. Dominic Walker (Wales); 
  7. Oscar Martin (Colombia); 
  8. Ronnie Gunputrav (Mauritius); 
  9. Walter DeSouza (Goa-India); 
  10. Richard Edwards (England); 
  11. Lal John (Pakistan); 
  12. Raymond Casey (Ireland)
Michael Murphy RIP: Some of you will remember this tall man with white hair & glasses who sat in the back row on Saturdays at 6pm. He was a volunteer at the British Home for Incurables and although he lived at Du Cane Court, always asked me if he could have his funeral at St Bede’s.  After making some enquires, the police have told us he was found dead in his flat on 29th Jan. Pray for him and PLEASE if you have special requests for your funeral, please let your family & friends know exactly what you want & where to find your documentation.  

Mother Angelica RIP: Please pray for Mother Angelica who died on Easter Sunday aged 92 at her order’s Our Lady of Angels Monastery in rural Alabama. She founded the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in 1981 which today transmits 24-hour programming to 144 countries. Her funeral was broadcast live on the channel on Friday.  

Goodbye to Fr Andrew: who returns to Rome on Tuesday.

Fr Lukasz: is on his Easter break in Poland where he will attend class in Warsaw and then he will be visiting Fr Piotr in Greece.   

New Photos: Fr Pawel has uploaded photos taken at the Latin Mass on Laetare Sunday and from last week’s Palm Sunday procession. Why not take a look at them over the holidays - a direct link to the posts are on the sidebar!  

New Readers Rota for April to June: is now available at the back of Church.  Please pick up your copy this weekend.

Welcome to God's Church: Arjan, Klodjana Hysa, Isabel and Elio Guri who were all baptised during the Easter Vigil Mass.

Goodbye to: Luca & Lidia Debiasi who are moving to Valencia this week with Ariana, Sienna and Santiago. The schools and indeed all of us will miss you. Luca was a server here 1990-2003 and his parents, sister Lila Mitchell and her baby are still in the parish.

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage: If you are celebrating your 1st/10th/25th/40th/50th/60th+ wedding anniversary this year, please give your names as soon as possible. Please use the form ASAP at the back of Church - writing VERY CLEARLY so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.

Church Cleaners this week: Annie Nongo, Biannie Bilwala & Mamie Bazakana.

Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM): on holidays until Thursday 14th April
Pray, Play & Tumble Group: on holidays until Tuesday 12th April

Family Life International Conference: 7th May 10am to 4pm at Amigo Hall.  For more information and to book your place please visit their website

Evenings of Faith: All are welcome to the forthcoming series of talks organised by the Faith Movement on ‘The Sacraments: Sunshine for the Soul'. Talks take place every other Tuesday from 5th April 2016 at 7:30 pm.  Full details at: . The new venue is St Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, London, W2 5DJ except for talks on 19th April and 17th May which are at The Oratory, Brompton Road, London, SW7 2RP.

Lourdes - 2016 Diocesan Pilgrimage: The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (with the Catholic Association) will take place this year from Fri 19th–Fri 26th August.  Prices from £752 by air or £687 by train.  For full details and booking forms contact Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director – Canon Edward Perera (tel: 0208 399 9550 or  Young helpers (17-25) £498 by coach.  Contact John Toryusen 01227 272 900 or

Administrative Co-ordinator. Salary: £15,102.13. Applications are invited for this part-time post from those with suitable experience and qualifications in secretarial and office work and/or education provision. The person appointed will work as a member of a Team and will contribute to the ongoing work of the Centre for Catholic Formation in its role as the diocesan agency for evangelization, catechesis and adult faith formation. They will have particular responsibility for co-ordinating the Certificate courses offered by the Centre as well the names for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion. Closing date for applications: midnight on Sunday 3rd April. Interviews: Tuesday 12th April. Further details of the post, together with an application form, are available from: Fr David Gibbons, Director, Centre for Catholic Formation, 21 Tooting Bec Road, London. SW17 8BS. Tel: 020 8672 7684. Email:

Easyfundraising: Don’t forget to use our Easyfundraising page when you are shopping online.  Your support of our parish through this and the Gift Aid scheme is greatly appreciated.   

St Catherine's Trust Summer School: 24-31 July - with our very own Fr Andrew Southwell.  For 11-18 year olds. Sung or High Mass, Rosary & Compline each day. Partasaph Friary, N. Wales. Minibus places available.  Contact John Tennant or see

Active Kid Vouchers:  If you have been collecting these vouchers and you don't have anyone to give them to, there is an evenelope pinned to the noticeboard at the back of Church for you to donate them to.  We will split all those given in between both of our schools.