Saturday, 18 November 2017

33rd Sunday OT (Old Rite: VI Sunday remaining after Epiphany)

Bazaar - Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December: We had a good meeting on Tuesday, but we need your help to make the bazaar a big success.
  • Draw Tickets: are available, please take some home; sell them to friends & family, then return the stubs & money – in a sealed envelope ASAP.  Any unsold tickets can be returned to us too so we can sell during the Bazaar itself
  • Donations Needed – Good Quality Items only:  Good-as-new, jewellery, fancy goods, religious articles, your homemade crafts & jams. No books, electrical or clothes items. Only bring in items which are new/almost new please!
  • Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits and soft drinks. This wonderful stall is always popular and helps the atmosphere and the takings of the bazaar on the whole.
  • Donations of Tea bags/Instant Coffee/Squash.  Each year our refreshment room and bistro need these necessary supplies.  However buying these items from cash-and-carry is a bit excessive (1000 tea bags and 1kg of coffee) so this year we are asking for donations of these small incidentals. 
  • Cakes & Heavies: the lists await you!!
  • Dinner Bookings: We are now taking bookings for the dinner held on Saturday evening – £25 per person. See one of the priests today!
  • Bistro Order Forms: are available from this weekend. Forms to be returned with money by Wed 29 November
  • Bistro Food Donations: We need volunteers to make Chicken Curry & Rice; Cottage Pie and Apple Pies for Friday 1st Dec.  See fr CB
  • Monetary Donations:  if you would rather make a cash donation – these are grateful received too! 
Time is short – let us accelerate the effort!

UCM Coffee Morning, Table Top & Raffle: after 9.30 & 11am Masses.  Please come along and support them

St Bede's Parish Census & Evangelisation Questionnaire: If you pick up a form last week, please return ASAP.

Confirmation Application Forms: are being distributed now, please see fr Chris to pick yours up. You must be in Yr 8 or above

Youth Club – Sundays 4.30-6pm: (please note the change of time for the winter!)  The Youth Club is for anyone aged 10-15 years. Please bring any board games you could donate to the Parish Youth Club.

Fr Przemek is organising meetings  for our Altars Servers, Youth Adults and Parish Catechises presentations and hoping that we are can make them a monthly occurrence.  The dates already arranged for the various events and groups are as follows:

Altar Servers Meetings: 10am to 12noon Juniors (those in primary school)
  • Saturday 2nd December 
  • Saturday 13th January 2018 
  • Saturday 16th December
  • Saturday 20th January 2018
Young Adults Gathering: (aged 15-25 yrs) 8pm in the club

  • Friday 8th December 
  • Friday 19th January 2018  
Parish Catechises Gatherings: Open to all adults 8pm in the club
  • Friday 15th December 
  • Friday 26th January 2018
Readers: We haven’t forgotten you!! Dates to be arranged soon.

Interested in becoming an Altar Server or Reader? Please speak to Fr PZ (you should already have made your First Communion)

APF 'Red' Boxes: Thank you to everyone who have returned their red box for counting.  Once they have been emptied and counted, the box will be left on the table in the porch – keep a lookout for yours.

Good Counsel 'Blue' boxes: It has been a while since these have been counted too.  If you have a full one, please bring it in and we will count it for you and send the money off to Good Counsel.  If you would like your box back, please put a note with your name and attach to the box.

Handy Man needed: for the Parish & Presbytery.  See fr CB.

Congratulations to St Bede's School on their recent OFSTED inspection.  In his report the inspector acknowledged that “all the children make good or better than good progress by the time they leave the school.” Well done to Mrs Ostrynska, all the teachers, support staff (in the classrooms, office and Martin too) and pupils who work so hard throughout the year.  

Welcome to God's Church: Rosabelle Maria Merighi, daughter of Catarina baptised by Fr Michael Rowe in October and Ciara Anne Murphy-O’Connor, daughter of James & Susan baptised by Fr Przemek at the beginning of November.

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

Christmas Bazaar at St Simon & St Jude's: Sunday 26th Nov 12.30-2.30pm.  Entrance £1 for adults and children free.  See poster at the back of Church for details.

The Laurels School is delighted to announce new entry points of 13+ and Sixth Form with applications now being accepted for both in-year admissions as well as September 2018.  The new entry points are in response to the interest we’ve seen from prospective families with girls in these year groups and in our need to move to double-form entry in the near future.  Music, Art and Academic Scholarships are available.  Please feel free to phone us at 0208 674 7229 for further information or visit to download an application form.  

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: or phone 020 8674 7229.  The full advert can be found on the notice boards. 

The New Evangelisation & The Old Mass?: The Guild of Our Lady & Saint Joseph invite you to join them as we deepen our understanding of the riches of our liturgical heritage and its relevance today. Father Uwe Michael Lang, a priest of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri to help us explore the inexhaustible mystery of the Eucharist. Thursday 29 Nov, St Wilfrid's Hall, London Oratory, Brompton Road.  Doors open 6:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 7 pm.  A low Mass in the Extra-Ordinary Form will be celebrated at 8pm. Refreshments will follow. Admission: £5 at the door.