Sunday, 3 July 2016

14th Sunday Ordinary Time (Old Rite: VII Sunday after Pentecost)

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Congratulations: We welcome Bishop Patrick Lynch – successor to the Apostles - who is to confirm the following:
  • Marco Albuquerque (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Philip Anunwa (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Afua Baryeh (La Retraite)
  • Coolio Bernard (Trinity)
  • Tatiana Bilwala (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Andre De Sousa (Wimbledon College)
  • Miracle Hamilton (La Retraite)
  • Janat Mariam King (Oasis Academy)
  • Kevin Lopez Cando (Wimbledon College)
  • Ashanti Maafo (La Retraite)
  • Nuria Marmol (Ursuline High School)
  • Henry Millington Abad (The Cedars)
  • Lucia Millington Abad (The Laurels)
  • Leah Murphy (La Retraite)
  • Elizabeth Nantege (Park Academy Centre)
  • Kevin Narvaez Torres (St Mary’s, Croydon)
  • Myles Ogbonna (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Steven Peters Macauley (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Marchel Shllaku (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Lauren-Jessica Snowdon (Coloma)
  • Valentina Aparicio Tarelho (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Heydy Verdezoto (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Jennifer Abreu Vieira (Bishop Thomas Grant)
  • Arjan Guri (adult candidate) 
  • Klodjana Hysa (adult candidate)
Thank you: to Mrs Marcia Marshall and Mrs Phyllis Cort who have run this year’s Confirmation programme. Thanks also to Katie Hunt & Mark Mosconi.

Bishop Inducts New Head today at 12.30 Mass: Bishop Patrick Lynch is formally inducting Mr Dominic Malins as the new Head of La Retraite School. He hails from Epsom where he was educated at the Glyn School and later at Royal Holloway & Oxford. He worked in Ghana and the Salesian College in Battersea for 14 years. He has been at La Retraite since 2009 and is only the second man to ever to hold the Headship since 1880. He is married with three children and is a member of St Joseph’s Church in Epsom. We welcome Fr. Liam Gallagher our Dean from English Martyrs. We also welcome the Deputy Mayor of Lambeth, Cathy Twist from Lambeth Education Authority,  Stephen Bryan from the Diocesan Schools Commission and Mrs Bernadette Boyle, the newly appointed Head of Bishop Thomas Grant School¬¬ and later Canon William Daverne of Epsom. We welcome the staff, students, parents and Governors. Congratulations!

Mgr Leo's Diamond Jubilee of Ordination: On Sunday 17th July at the 9.30am. Next week we will ask for volunteers for food.

St Bede's Visit to Holy Door: at St George's Cathedral on Saturday 9th (this week!).  We meet at St Bede's at 10am and go by bus to the Cathedral where we will be greeted at 11am.  We will visit the Holy Door, have time for adoration and confession and then at 12noon we will have Mass.  The Amigo Hall will be open for refreshments and if you wish you can bring a packed lunch with you (or why not head off to the Little Sisters of the Poor at Vauxhall for their garden fete - on until 3.30pm!!!)

Little Sisters of the Poor - Garden Fete: Next Saturday (9th) 12pm - 3.30pm. The fete is always a joyous family occasion & ‘fun is had by all’!  

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!

Welcome to Fr Lukasz Nycz: who comes from the same Diocese as Fr Lukasz H & Fr Pawel. With us until August 20th.

Fr Lukasz Haduch: will be away from tomorrow to 26th July.

Confirmation Reunion Mass & launch of a possible youth club: Next 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.

Gift Aid forms still not returned: If you signed up to the Gift Aid scheme a little while ago and took a form home - please ensure it is returned as soon as possible - we are unable to claim the tax back without them! You can either contact Marie Chang or leave with one of the priests.

Church Cleaners this week: Vicki Sabatini & Fernanda Rodrigues      

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.