Sunday, 16 October 2016

29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Old Rite: XXII Sunday after Pentecost)

October - Month of the Holy Rosary: The Rosary is one of the simplest prayers to say. One can say it anytime and anywhere. It may be easy to say but it has a huge depth. Often it is difficult for us to concentrate but let us try to say it with love. With the five decades we can have five different intentions. Every Sunday in October we have Devotions, Sermon & Benediction at 5pm and the Rosary is also usually recited after every 9am weekday Mass.     

Bazaar - Friday 25th / Saturday 26th November:  Don’t forget to put the date in your diaries. Each year we set ourselves the challenge to raise the money needed for our annual payment to the Diocese, and we need YOUR help & support. Donations of good quality items please - fancy goods; religious articles; drinks for the bottle stall and raffle prizes; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys. We do not want electrical items, jumble, videos or books! The Grand Draw tickets have arrived so they will be handing out after the Masses from today hopefully. The next Bazaar meeting will on Tuesday 8th Nov 7.30pm

Special Sunday – 11am Today: Ordinary: Missa brevis (Gabrieli); Offertory: Locus iste (Bruckner); Communion: O sacrum convivium (Croce) and after Gospel: Salve Regina (Chant). Performed by Cantores Missae under the direction of Mr Charles Finch

African & Caribbean Thanksgiving Mass - 12.30pm: Welcome to everyone who has come especially for this thanksgiving Mass.  There will be a shared lunch in the club after the Mass.

Little Sisters of the Poor - apologies sent: Unfortunately the Little Sisters of the Poor are unable to come this weekend as previously advertised. Instead Sister Marie Antoinette will come on Sunday 30th October to make her appeal to you all.

Fr Christopher: is with Fr Behruz in Jerusalem and is remembering you all in the Holy Sepulchre. 

Thank you from the UCM: Last Sunday they raised £200 from their table top, Cake sale and raffle. Thank you to everyone who went down to the club to support them.

St Bede's Youth Group: 6.45-8.30pm in the club (basement). Open to those 10 yrs & over – bring your friends, have fun, there is football, table tennis and snacks available.  

Cleaners this week: Arinola Badejo, Temilade Lawal & Ngozi Otukwu.  Please note - Baptism on Saturday at noon.

Calling all Catholic Men: Balham Catenians is expanding! As a circle, their aim is to provide a social network which helps Catholic lay men live out their various vocations as husband, father, friend, work colleague, committed Christian & active Catholic! If you are interested in joining please email Matthew, their membership secretary:

BTG Production - Little Shop of Horrors: On Wed 19th, Thurs 20th & Fri 21st Oct, BTG students will be performing their show of Little Shop of Horrors at the Michael Croft Theatre at Alleyn’s School, Dulwich. Tickets can be purchased at For more information – see the poster at the back of Church.