Sunday, 18 September 2016

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Old Rite: XVIII Sunday after Pentecost)

Clergy Support Fund
Archbishop Peter Smith would like every Catholic in the Diocese to have an opportunity to hear about the needs of sick and retired priests and how you can lend your support to this fundraising campaign to raise £4.5m over the next five years. Packs with information are being distributed at all Masses this weekend so that everyone who is interested can have an opportunity to find out more about the needs of these priests. Only pack required per family.  Thank you.

Bazaar - Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2016: Please put this important date in your diaries and start thinking seriously about your ideas of how to make this year’s annual Bazaar the best ever. We will have our first preparation meeting this Wednesday (21st) at 7.30pm in the presbytery. So please come along with your thoughts & suggestions on how we can improve & build on previous year’s successes! 

New St Bede's Youth Group: We have now started our new Youth Club for those aged 10 and over in the social club on Sundays 7-9pm. Come along and bring your friends. There is football, table tennis, snacks and lots of fun! If you have any questions then come to our youth club or email Chris Brew Graves (

First Communion Reunion Mass: DVDs & Photos will be handed out after Mass. Don’t forget the Rosary Procession on Saturday 8th October – which is the last event of the 2016 programme 

African & Caribbean Meeting: after the 9.30 Mass.

Special Sunday - Next Week 11am Mass: Ordinary: Missa brevis (Gabrieli); Offertory: Sancta Maria (Guerrero); Communion: Ave verum (Byrd).  Music provided by Cantores Missae under the direction of Mr Charles Finch.

Open Days for Year 7 Entry September 2017: We will post on the notice boards the info on Open Mornings & Evenings as and when we get them. You can also find the information on this blog CLICK HERE to be taken straight to the page.  This week there are open days at:
  • Monday 19th: Bishop Thomas Grant 9.30 - 12noon (please arrive promptly for the tour which starts at 9.30am)
  • Tuesday 20th: Bishop Thomas Grant 6.30-9pm (those who arrive at 6.30 will receive a talk from the Headteacher followed by a tour of the school.  Those arriving after 6.30pm will do the tour first followed by the talk from the Headteacher)
  • Wednesday 21st:
    La Retraite 4.30-7.30pm (last admission at 7pm).  The Headteacher will address the parents/prospective pupils at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm.
    Ursuline High School, Wimbledon 6.30-8.30pm
  • Thursday 22nd:
    Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, Kensington 4.30pm / 5.30pm & 6.30pm
    Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood 5.30-7.30pm
Cleaners for this week: Annie Nongo, Biannie Bilwala and Maime Bazakana.

Accommodation needed: Local couple of our parish with an 11 year old looking to rent a two bedroom accommodation within a mile of the church for approximately 3 months.  Please see Fr Chris for Mary Frances' contact details.

Catholic Evidence Guild: Offers weekly courses - study doctrine and apologetics to learn to speak publicly in defence of the Faith. Come support the members at Speaker's Corner by listening to their defences on Sunday afternoons. For more information, contact David Hunt 

SPUC 40 Days for Life: As part of the Autumn 40 Days For Life campaign, a local group will be praying every Saturday from the 1st of October until the 5th of Saturday from 10.30am until 12.30pm outside Marie Stopes abortion centre on Brixton hill. Please come to pray for an end to abortion and to change the hearts and minds of parents who come to abort their children. So far 11,796 babies have been saved worldwide through 40 Days For Life vigils led by normal people like us! For more details, please contact Rhoslyn on 07837687344.