Sunday, 12 February 2017

6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Old Rite: Septuagesmina Sunday)

Changes to this week's Mass times:
Monday 13th: No 9am Mass.  At 12.30pm we will have the Requiem of Raymond Nwohia

Half Term: What a wonderful invention – the school run, the playground noise – the incessant meetings, and the huge swell in local population is suddenly suspended for a week or so.  Prices rocket if you want to go anywhere, but here at St Bede’s it is quiet.  We pray that our staff and pupils all have a good rest so as to be ready to come back refreshed and full of zeal.  

St Bede's Youth Club: Every Sunday after 6pm Mass.  Open to all those aged 10 years and over.

Requiem Masses:

  • Monday 13th: 12.30am Raymond Nwohia;
  • Wednesday 22nd: 11am Margo Richardson;  
  • Monday 27th 12noon: Carmell Davis. 
Family Bingo at St Bernadette's School: The Friends of St Bernadette’s are holding a family bingo night on Wednesday 22nd February 6.30-8.30pm.  Come and join the fun!  £1 entry fee per family.  Hot food and other refreshments available. Raffles & Music.  Bingo cards £3 per game or 4 games for £10.  Kids bingo only 50p per game.  See poster for more details.  Donations of prizes will be gratefully received.    


St Patrick's Night - 18th March: Following on from the wonderful ‘St Patrick’s nights’ run by Mick & Giselle Cronin over the last couple of years – they hope to repeat it all again this year.  Put the date in your diaries!!  More details to follow.

Upcoming Dates: 
February: Monday 13th - Friday 17th: Half Term.
Monday 13th: Altar Servers Day Out.
Sunday 19th: 11am ‘Special Sunday’.
Wednesday 22nd: 6.30-8.30pm Family Bingo (St Bernadette School).
March: Wednesday 1st: Ash Wednesday.
Saturday 4th: 10am First Confessions.
Saturday 18th: St Patrick’s Night.
April: Sunday 9th - Sunday 16th: Holy Week & Easter.
June: Sunday 11th 1pm First Holy Communions;
Sunday 25th 3pm Corpus Christi Procession.
July: Sunday 2nd: 12.30pm Confirmations.

Confirmation Application forms for 2017 Programme: If you haven’t pick up a form please do so ASAP as we hope to start the programme soon.  The Bishop will come on Sunday 2nd July at 12.30pm Mass.  

Cleaners for this week: Annie Nongo, Biannie Bilwala & Mamie Bazakana.  

Altar Servers Day out: tomorrow (Monday).  We will go to Westminster Cathedral, Quasar Elite in Bromley where we will meet up with Fr Stephen Boyle and his Altar Servers.  Meet Fr Chris & Fr Pawel at Clapham South by 9.30am and we aim to return by 5pm.

Lenten Preachers this year: We look forward to welcoming the following priests as our 2017 Lenten Preachers: Fr Michael Creech; Fr Bartek; Fr Neil Brett and Deacon Xavier Champagne-Deuve. 

Healing Mass: Saturday 25th February at Sons of Divine Providence Chapel of Our Lady of Westminster (25 Lower Teddington Road, Hampton Wick, KT1 4EU).  There will be Mass, Adoration, Prayers, Intercessions, Benediction and Anointing of the Sick.  Please see poster for more details.


London Evenings of Faith- February & March 2017: All are welcome to a series of talks on 'Reasons for believing’ which will take place at 7:30pm on alternate Tuesdays (talks are on Tuesday 21st February, 7th March & 21st March). Talks are held in the basement of 24 Golden Square, London W1F 9JR (Tube: Piccadilly Circus). Full dates and details are available at www.faith.org.uk/events/evenings-of-faith.