Sunday, 23 October 2016

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Old Rite: XXIII Sunday after Pentecost)

Bazaar - Friday 25th & Saturday 26th November 2016:  In just under 5 weeks …
Draw Tickets: have now arrived – don’t forget to take a couple of books – and of course, don’t forget to return the counterfoils & money as soon as poss.!
Donations: You can start to bring in your donations now – good quality items only please! – Bottles for the stall (& prizes), good-as-new toys, fancy goods, religious articles, homemade jams, chutneys & your homemade crafts. When you are out shopping & come across the Buy-one-get-one-free offers, why not think of us & our bazaar (!). We ask that you DO NOT bring in any electrical items, clothes or jumble, videos or books. It is a time consuming task for the ladies to sort through everything just to have to bin the rubbish that nobody wants!  
Lucky Dip: If you have some nice little good-as-new toys or knick-knacks that children would love, please bring them in!
Changes this year:  As Saturdays have had a low turn-out in last few years – this year the Bazaar will be on Friday night only. Saturday will be for the Christmas Dinner in club & Latin American Bingo in the school!

World Mission Day: Today the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your prayers and donations today will support the work of missionaries, like those in Rwanda, as they share God’s mercy and love with those who are suffering. The World Mission Sunday collection will support mission projects worldwide that bring God’s love and the Gospel message of dignity for all. Please give what you can, and if possible, please use the Gift Aid envelopes if you are a taxpayer. Thank you.

Little Sisters of the Poor: Sister Marie Antoinette will be here next Sunday for their appeal to the parish.

Sundays - 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. 
Please note: No youth club next Sunday 30th due to half-term.  

Happy Half-Term: We wish all our pupils, teachers and staff a happy half-term. We enjoy this week as it gets so quiet and there is much less traffic!!

Fr Christopher & Fr Behruz: left Galilee yesterday morning and should now be at the Benedictine Monastery of Abu Ghosh which used to be one of the best preserved Crusader churches in the Holy Land. It is an Arab village, formerly largely Christian, several miles west of Jerusalem. It is the site apparently of Emmaus and where the Ark of the Covenant rested. Today nearby the Opus Dei are building a huge conference centre called Saxum. The weather has been quite hot and they have met people from every corner of the Earth...a bit like being home at St Bede's!!

Open Days for 6th Form entry - September 2017: CLICK HERE for details.

Cleaners for this week: Yorusaliam Zekristos, Sara Tuccu and Senayit Halefom