Sunday, 26 June 2016

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Old Rite: VI Sunday after Pentecost)

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Corpus Christi Procession - 3pm today: After all the great Feasts of the year ranging from Christmas to Easter to Pentecost ending in the celebration of the sublime Trinity, we come to Corpus Christi (26th May in the Old Rite and 29th in the New Rite). In this feast we see the outpouring of the love of God for us in the Eucharist. The Manna of old kept the first people of God on their way through unexpected and bewildering terrains. Today we honour the Lord by the greatest procession of the year. Our First Communicants and those to be confirmed will lead the way, with accompanying trumpets and drum. Come and honour the Lord passing through your parish! Today the King of Kings comes through our own streets and we should be for at least some of it; walking with or waiting here the Lord. Processions have a meaning in that we walk together in the same direction. In other words it sums up our whole Christian life which we live with others and for others, always conscious of the direction of our lives which is of course the Kingdom of Heaven.

Next weekend - Confirmations & Induction of new Head of La Retraite - Mr Dominic Malins: Bishop Patrick Lynch will be here to confirm our 24 candidates at the 12.30 Mass. On Saturday we will have a preparation day starting at 11.30 & on Sunday, all candidates should be at St Bede’s school by 11.45 for the group photo. Also at the Confirmation Mass, Mr Malins will be inducted as the Head of La Retraite.

Confirmation Reunion Mass & Meeting to discuss possible St Bede's Youth Club: On Sunday 10th July at the 6pm Mass, this year’s Confirmation candidates will receive their certificates at the end of Mass. Afterward Mass we will discuss the launch the St Bede’s Youth Club which we hope start in September only if some of you will offer to help.

Yr 6 Leavers Invite to launch possible Youth group: On Sunday 17th July we invite our school leavers and their parents to the 6pm Mass and a presentation afterwards in the club.

Krakow Meeting for World Youth Day: Fr Stephen Boyle & Fr Pawel will have a meeting in the club on Sunday 10th July 1pm. This is to discuss everything you need to know for 25th!

Celebrating 150 years of Perpetual Succour: On Saturday 2nd July at 2pm, Bishop Ralph Heskett CSsR (former Parish Priest before he became Bishop of Gibraltar) will be coming to St Mary’s to celebrate Mass for this anniversary 

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.   

Welcome to God's Church: Edie Fordham, daughter of Amy & Michael of Telford Ave baptised by Fr Christopher last weekend.

Fr Julian: is Salamanca this weekend taking exams.

Church Cleaners this week: Tania Pereira & Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick.    

Summer Events for Youth: 
  1. Evangelium Conference 29-31st Jul: 18-35 year olds at Oratory School, Reading. Cost £120 or £95 for students/unwaged. Visit 01834812643 or email 
  2. Faith Summer Session 1–5th Aug: (£180 or £155 concession – book by 11th July) A five day conference for young Catholics 16-35 year old and 
  3. Faith Summer Break 8th–11th Aug (cost £160 – book by 18th July). An exciting four days for 11-15 year olds. Both Faith events are held at Woldingham in Surrey. You can book online at or complete one of the booking forms from Fr CB. 
  4. 'Summertime 2016’ - Altar Servers Summer Break 9th–12th Aug at Woldingham, Surrey for altar servers aged 10-15. For more details contact Fr Stephen Boyle at St Anslem’s, Dartford ( Booking form also available from
Principles & Practice of Palliative Care in the Year of Mercy: A conference being held on Saturday 30th July at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, organised by the Catholic Medical Association.  It is for all those who work in the medical field as well as those interested in care of the dying. With a line up of international speakers, this conference is for all who want to know more about good palliative care. Visit to book your place.