Sunday, 21 May 2017

6th Sunday of Easter / (Old Rite) V Sunday after Easter

Rosary - Sundays 4.30pm
Solemn Easter Vespers - Sundays at 5pm

St Bede the Venerable (673-735): is our heavenly patron and Thursday is his feast in the New Rite and Saturday in the Old Rite.  We pray that he may obtain for us the grace to observe our faith as he did with joy and enthusiasm. The chronicles of the time testify him being “one of the most observant and happy of Monks”. May he, in the communion of Saints, by the power of the Holy Spirit teach us this simple lesson: that happiness is the fruit of observance of taking daily care to love both God and neighbour. 

Special Sunday - 11am Mass today: The music for this Mass will be: Ordinary - Missa Aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina); Offertory - Ave Maria (Victoria); Communion – Ego sum panis vivus (Esquivel); After Last Gospel - Regina caeli (Lobo).  Music provided by Cantores Missæ under the direction of Charles Finch.  
Fr Christopher: is in Virginia for the wedding of his eldest niece.  
FHC DVD orders: Don’t forget to place your order soon – the order forms and money can be left with one of the priests or the Parish Secretary.
Memorial Mass for Canon Charles Walker (1924-2017): On Sunday 4th June at 12.30pm the Caribbean Chaplaincy will celebrate a Mass for Canon Charles who died in January.  He was the first Caribbean Chaplain.  The celebrant for this Mass will be Canon Anthony Charlton.  All are welcome. 

Annual Procession in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes: Next Sunday (28th May) at 5pm – Orione House, 12 Station Road, Hampton Wick, KT1 4HG.  There will be Mass at Orione House after the procession, followed by refreshments in the grounds.  Enquiries to: 07921 125 283.
Faith Youth Day: on Monday 29th May (Bank Holiday) 10.30am to 4pm at the John Fisher School, Purley.  Open to all youngsters aged 10-18 years and a hot lunch is provided.  The cost of the day is £7 and application forms can be found at the back of Church.  Closing date is this Tuesday (23rd May)

Sharing the Good News: How can I share my faith with others?  Learn practical approaches to evangelisation from the founder of Mission of the Redeemer Ministries in Canada, Michael Dopp. His programme, Relit - the heart of Evangelisation! trains evangelisation teams to be active evangelists.   Please join us on 24 May at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec, SW17 8BS 5:30pm-8:45 pm £15 includes light supper. To register:

Vacancy - The Centre for Catholic Formation (CCF) based in Tooting Bec, is looking for a new formation adviser (Kent Area). The ideal candidate will be a practising Catholic with previous experience in catechesis and/or adult formation.  This is a full time role which will include some evenings & weekends.  Salary: £30 to £35K depending on skills and experience. For more info see  To apply please contact: by the closing date of Friday 2 June.  Interviews will be held on 13 June. Candidates are welcome to visit the Centre ahead of application.
Cleaners this week: Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome & Alem Araya Zemichael