Sunday, 29 October 2017

30th Sunday (Old Rite: OLJC the King)

Changes to Masses this week:  
Wednesday 1st November (All Saints) 
Masses will be at 7am (Latin); 8.30am (Convent); 9.30am; 12.30pm (Latin) & 8pm
Thursday 2nd November (All Souls) 
Masses will be at 7am (Latin); 8.30am (Convent); 9.30am; 12.30pm (Latin); 5.30pm (French); 6.30pm (Italian) & 8pm


Appeal by Mary's Meals – Today: Mary’s Meals will be at church this weekend (up to the Latin Mass) to collect all your unwanted clothing/bedding (no duvets or pillows).  Please bring all your bags before 11 am.  Please ensure all clothing/bedding is put into tied black sacks - 4 full sacks will feed a child one good nutritious meal every school day for a whole year!   Thank you.

November – Month of the Holy Souls: On Wednesday, we will have 6 Masses for All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation) and on Thursday we have 8 Masses (day of Devotion). Show your love for your beloved dead by remembering them on Thursday & throughout the month dedicated to the Holy Souls. Next Sunday we will have our children’s All Saints celebration and shared lunch.  If you want your child to participate, dress them in the costume of their favourite Saint and rehearse with them a brief statement of that Saint’s importance. On Sunday 12th – Remembrance Sunday – we will have a ‘Special Sunday’ at 11am Mass when we will remember all the war dead as well as those parishioners who have died in the last year.  At 2.45pm we join together with St Bartholomew & SS Simon and Jude with the blessing of the graves at Streatham Park Cemetery (we must start promptly as they close at 4pm during the winter) 

French / Italian Readers needed for All Souls day: If you would like to be a reader at either of these Masses, please see Fr Przemek this weekend.

Bazaar - Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December: We need you to pull out all the stops to help make our annual bazaar a great success.  Our Diocesan Donation for 2017 is over £20,000 so every penny counts!
  • Draw Tickets have arrived – pick yours up today and don’t forget to return the counterfoils and money as soon as possible.
  • Donations of Good quality items please - fancy goods; religious articles; drinks for the Bottle stall & raffle prizes; homemade crafts, jams & chutneys. (Empty jam jars – clean & with lids - and sugar will also be gratefully accepted!!)
  • Please do not bring in electrical items, videos, books or clothes.  (If you have any clothes to donate – see ‘Mary’s Meals Appeal’ in below.  
  • Friday night - Bazaar & Bistro Last year we trailed the bazaar on the Friday night only and it worked so we will do the same this year. 
  • Saturday night - Christmas Dinner As normal we will have our annual Christmas Dinner on the Saturday evening in the club.  
  • Volunteers wanted: If you would like to help with the Bazaar, please speak to Harman Ross. 
  • Latin American: As soon as we have details of planned events we will let you know!!
Do you have a red 'Mill Hill' box in your home? If so, please bring it with you and hand to one of the priests at a weekend Mass.  In order to meet the year-end account deadline we would appreciate if you could do so no later than 19th November.  Thank you. 

Marcia Williams RIP: Her Requiem will be held at St John Fisher in Merton (207 Cannon Hill Lane, SW20 9DB) on Friday 3rd November 12.45pm.  Please note this time printed in the newsletter last week is incorrect.  

Youth Club: Next Sunday (5th November) after the 6pm Mass we will re-start the Youth Club.  The Youth Club is for anyone aged 10 to 15 years old.  Confirmation application forms will be available at this time.

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


Welcome back to our Schools: we hope all our staff & pupils have had a nice & restful half-term break.

Part Time Gardener Assistant/Caretaker/Minibus Driver (The Laurels): The school is looking to recruit a person who is happy to carry out gardening duties, some caretaking duties and occasional mini-bus driving duties to cover the Clapham, Balham and Central London areas on a split shift basis covering morning & afternoon school runs. However, there may be other driving tasks required too. You must hold a D1 driving license.  Email: v.middleton@thelaurelsschool.org.uk or phone 020 8674 7229.  The full advert can be found on the notice boards. 

50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act: This past Friday marked the anniversary of this act becoming law.  In our Holy Communions and time before the Tabernacle let us make reparation for this huge and obscene loss of innocent life.

Annual Good Counsel Ball: Saturday 11th November at the Palace Suite, Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. Doors open at 6pm with dinner starting promptly at 7pm.  Costs £95 per person (black tie event), and to book tickets you will need to email gcnball@gmail.com as soon as possible.

40 Days for Life: comes to an end next Sunday.