Sunday, 24 September 2017

25th Sunday (Old Rite: XVI Sunday after Pentecost)

Goodbye & Good Luck to Fr Pawel: We are all sad to have to say goodbye to this good priest, but we do so with the promise of prayers and affection.  We pray he may settle down in Maidstone and do great things for the Lord there.  We will all miss him here a lot but want to say a big thank you to him for all he has done at St Bede’s.  Today he is preaching at every Mass and then we will have a shared lunch starting after 12.30pm with a presentation at around 1pm.  Please do make every effort to come at this poignant moment in the history of the parish.  (Tomorrow fr CB will drive him to Maidstone where he himself served 1990-3)

God bless you fr Pawel. May Our Blessed Lord and Our Blessed Lady abundantly shower you with the special graces you will need!

Fr Andrew back to Rome tomorrow: We thank him for his time here this summer and wish him well with his Doctoral Dissertation.  Please God he will be back for Christmas.

Pontifical Mass – Thursday 28th September 11am: Abbot Philip Anderson of Clear Creek Monastery in Oklahoma (where fr Christopher Andrews is a Monk and was at St Bede’s 2013-14) will visit us from Tues 26th–Thurs 28th. On the Thursday he will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool at 11am (Exposition & Adoration will be cancelled on this day).  There will be an opportunity to meet the Abbot after the Mass in the club.


Welcome back to our Confirmation Candidates: A photo of the Confirmation group is available at £10.  After this Mass we will join the youth club for their goodbye to Fr Pawel.  

Youth Club: Starts up again today after the 6pm Mass.  Open to all 10 years and over – Parental volunteers are also welcome! 

First Communion 2018: Please see Fr Chris for an application form.  Your child should be in Year 3 or above.

Readers Rota: for October to December now available at the back of Church.  Please pick up your copy today.

Volunteers needed for Church Cleaners & Repository runners: We need some volunteers to join the current cleaning rota.  You will need to be able to clean on a Friday or Saturday approximately every 8-10 weeks.  We also need volunteers to run the repository before/after Mass at weekends for a short period of time.  Fr Chris will be at the back of Church with sheets you can write your details on (please write clearly). 

Cleaners this week: Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome & Alem Araya Zemichael. 

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


40 Days for Life: 27th September to 5th November.  Outside BPAS Streatham (76 Leigham Court Road) 7am to 7pm.  See poster for more information.


Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW): PLW is a New Evangelization founded by Fr. Ignacio Larranaga in 1984.  It is a 15 week workshop starting here at St Bede’s on Sat 30th Sept 10-12noon.  Throughout the program, participants will exercise friendship with the Lord through reading & meditation of the Word, the practice of 15 Methods of Prayer & the listening of Doctrinal Messages from the Founder. This transforming treasure of our Catholic faith is currently being imparted in 47 countries & 12 Languages. Those who truly live it, experience a radical process of purification & pacification, undertaking the path to holiness imitating Christ. For more information contact: Humberto: 07703 782 260 or Jose: 07999 913 954

CCF Course: An Introduction to Canon Law: Sat 30th Sept & 14th Oct at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec (Cost £25.)  Participants will explore the Church’s law and its relationship with Scripture, Tradition and the Church’s teaching over two Saturdays. To register: contact office@ccftootingbec.org.uk or 020 8672 7684.


How to be a Disciple making Disciple: A talk on 25th Anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Bishop Mark O’Toole.  Monday 2nd Oct at 6.30pm at St Patrick’s Soho Sq.  £5 on the door.  Book your place: guildofourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com

Reliable Polish cleaner looking for local work.  £11/hr.  Please contact: BEATA on 07840 134915