Sunday, 17 April 2016

4th Sunday of Easter (Old Rite: III Sunday after Easter)

For this week's Masses - Click Here
Solemn Easter Vespers: 5pm Sundays until 15 May

Goodbye to Fr Andrawes Farag: A big thanks to Abouna (Father) Andrawes for his devotion and service to this parish since Advent. Not only does he have to grapple with a foreign language but he has also had to learn how to say Mass in a completely different Rite. He leaves us Saturday night and will return to Minya which is in the heart of Egypt if you look at your map. We are privileged to have had a member of the Coptic Catholic Church and we promise to remember him in our prayers.  

Queen Elizabeth II: On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday (that’s the last time Fr CB complains about the late age that PP have to wait to retire!) May God bless her and on Thursday morning our first Mass will be for her.  

Congratulations: Two children of our Latin Mass community today make their First Holy Communion:  Peter Windsor, son of Jim & Geraldine and Martin Windsor, son of Tom & Vreni. Please pray for them and their families on this very special day. We also congratulate their proud grandparents – John & Jane Windsor.

to Matheus Vila Real and Teresa Hellyer who were married in Plymouth last Saturday. Fr CB was in attendance as was Ashford Clovis who helped with the serving. The newly-weds are honeymooning in Rome and hope to meet up with Fr Andrew Southwell.  

Welcome to Fr Lukasz: 
Fr Pawel: is in Lourdes this weekend for his first pilgrimage. He should meet Fr Nicholas du Chaxel who is now the MC for the Shrine

We apologise: for the long wait some of your Mass intentions are taking – some of the Masses are so oversubscribed at present that the intentions exceed the Masses we have – but we will get there eventually and thank you for your patience.  Where possible we will attempt to get Masses in on the dates requested but it will not always be possible (for example 8th May we have 4 people all requested one Mass time).  These are the latest dates and outstanding numbers.


8am: 19th June
9.30am: 18th September (8 Masses waiting) 
11am (Latin): 24th July
6pm: 5th June

9am: June
Thurs 12.30pm Latin: 2nd June 
Thurs 8pm - 5th June

9am Latin: 14th May / 25th June / 30th July (from August more availability)
6pm: 30th July (6 Masses waiting)

Church Cleaners this week: Ellen Asafu-Agyei and Adiam Berhane.

Mother's Help Wanted: Around 10 hours per week, 8.30-10.30 Mon-Fri. Responsibilities to include childcare, some housework and meal prep. Some childcare experience necessary. If you are interested please see the noticeboards inside church for contact details.

Accommodation Wanted: Catholic mother and professional daughter seek accommodation. Preferred areas: Streatham Hill, Crystal Palace, Norbury, Beckenham. Contact information is available from the noticeboards inside Church or newsletter.

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage: On 18th June at 3pm, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. If you celebrate your 1st/10/25/40/50/60th+ wedding anniversary this year, please complete one of the yellow forms at the back of Church ASAP. - writing VERY CLEARLY so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.

Family Life International Conference: On Saturday 7th May at St George’s Cathedral’s Amigo Hall – with challenging talks, presentations from a Catholic perspective and opportunities to network with other attendees. Please register online

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 at 7.30pm.  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