Sunday, 3 September 2017

22nd Sunday (Old Rite: XIII Sunday after Pentecost)

The Federation of St Bede's & St Bernadette. Back in July we announced that the Governing bodies of our two primary schools had voted in favour of forming a ‘Hard Federation’ between our schools, which as of last Friday (1st September), has come into effect -‘The Federation of St Bede’s and St Bernadette’. The two schools have been in a ‘Soft Federation’ since 2011 and the foundations that have been laid over the past 6 years have benefitted both the staff and pupils. The new ‘Hard Federation’ status will allow the two schools to work more closely for their mutual benefit. The schools will continue to keep their own names and the new setup will improve the transition between the infant and junior schools.
Federation Masses: Friday 22nd September at 9.40am & 11am.

Welcome back to our Schools: on Tuesday our four schools will begin their new term and there will be a buzz of activity (and traffic!) throughout the parish. Please God everybody has had a little bit of a break and is now ready to face the new term with energy and zeal!

Change of Latin Mass Time - Mondays only: Starting Monday 11th September we will be changing the Latin Mass to 10am. All other weekday Latin Masses will remain the same at 7am.

Goodbye to Fr Maciek: (the priest friend of Fr Pawel) who helped us out in August while learning English and has now gone to help out in St Simon’s in South Ashford until 27th September.

Fr Pawel's Farewell – Sunday 24th September: Fr Pawel will return, God willing, from holiday late on Monday 18th and will say goodbye to the schools and UCM in the days following. On the weekend of 23rd/24th, he will speak at each Mass and we will have our parish farewell in the context of a shared lunch.

Shared Lunch – Sunday 24th: This is to say goodbye to Fr Pawel and we will start at 12.30 with a buffet. Please sign up on the lists in the porch for the food/bottle you can prepare/bring.

Dates for your Diary - September:
  • Mon 4th: Teachers return. 
  • Tues 5th: Pupils return. 
  • Fri 15th: Fr Przemyslaw Zgorecki arrives! 
  • Sun 17th: 9.30 FHC Reunion Mass. 11am Special Sunday with ‘Cantores Missæ’. 
  • Mon 18th: Fr Pawel returns. 
  • Thurs 21st: UCM farewell Mass for Fr Pawel. 
  • Sat 23rd: Latin American Mass & farewell to Fr Pawel. 
  • Sun 24th: Fr Pawel to preach at all Masses - shared lunch & presentation at 12.30. 
  • Mon 25th: Fr Pawel to go to Maidstone. 
  • Thurs 28th: 11am Pontifical Mass celebrated by Abbott Philip Anderson of Clear Creek, Oklahoma.
FHC Reunion Mass: Sunday 17th September we will have a reunion Mass at 9.30 for our 2017 First Communicants. There are a few DVD still waiting to be collected. (Photos ordered & paid for are here too)

Open Days for Yr 7 Entry - September: See the notice boards for dates of this year’s open events or CLICK HERE

This Year's Bazaar will be: on Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd December just before Advent Sunday.

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

Pere Laval Annual Mass: Sunday 17th Sept 3pm at St Boniface Church, Tooting. This year’s celebrants are Fr Terry Donnelly CSSp and Bishop Paul Hendricks. Mauritian snacks & drinks will be on sale in church Hall after Mass. Please arrive by 2.45pm