Saturday, 25 November 2017

Christ the King (Old Rite: XXIV & Last Sunday after Pentecost)

Annual Bazaar – This week!!  The Bazaar depends on your support!!!

Bazaar - Friday 6.30pm  Admission – adults £2, children free. 
Bistro – Friday: Menus are available at the back of Church. Please take one home & bring it back before Wednesday in a sealed envelope with money. 
If you are providing food for Bistro - please bring in Fri PM (latest 4.30pm!)
Dinner - Saturday 7.30pm: If you would like to book your place for the Dinner on Saturday evening, please see Fr Chris today – £25 per person. 
Latin American Bingo - Saturday 6.15pm: The Spanish Mass will be earlier than normal (5pm) and the Bingo will take place in the School Hall afterwards. 

Please bring in:  Good-as-new toys, fancy goods, CDs & DVD’s, religious articles & your homemade marmalade, jams & chutneys. 
Bottle Stall: Please bring in bottles of wine, spirits & soft drinks. All donations need to be in by Wednesday.
Grand Draw Tickets: are available, don’t forget to return the counterfoils & money in an envelope ASAP! Any unsold tickets should also be returned so that we can sell these over the weekend. The draw will take place in the club next Sunday at 1pm.
Donations welcome: If you are unable to come.
Cakes: Please sign the cake list and make a cake(s) for the Friday night.  This stall is always very popular (fairy cakes popular too).
Don't forget to bring bags on the night! Whilst we don’t charge 5p for them – we also don’t have a supply like we did in previous years so please bring your own to carry your purchases / prizes back home in – just to be sure!  
Heavies needed for Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday: We need strong men for the following days and times this week to help with the setting up tables etc:  
  • Thursday: 7.30pm in the club; 
  • Friday: anytime between 1.30-4pm St Bede’s School; 
  • Saturday: 11am St Bede’s School 
  • Sunday: 10.30 after Mass in the club. 
We appeal to as many of you as possible to come and help – as we are starting earlier this year we need to get the stalls set up quickly.  

Welcome to Fr Romany: After 5 refusals, fr Romany Shenouda Fathy has finally arrived.  He was here for shorter visits in 2010 and 2012.  He comes from Sohag in Upper Egypt (that means up the river in the Southern part of the country).  He should be here until at least July 2019.  Welcome or “Mar Haban!”

Collection Stolen Again: Last Saturday after the 6pm Mass.  This is the third time this has happened to us this year so we are going to have to look into tightening security around the Church and Presbytery.

Parish Council Meeting: Monday 4th December 7.30pm

Thank you from UCM: to all those who went down to the club last Sunday for their coffee morning and cake sale.  

Youth Club - Sundays 4.30-6pm for anyone aged 10-15 years.  Please bring any board games you could donate to the Parish Youth Club.  No Youth club next Sunday (3rd Dec)

Confirmation Application Forms: Pick your form up from Fr Chris this weekend.  You must be in Yr. 8 or above.

Altar Servers: Junior Servers to meet on Saturday 2nd December 10–12noon.  The Senior Servers will meet on Saturday 16th December 10-12noon. 

Young Adults Presentation: starts on Friday 8th December at 8pm in the club.  

Parish Catechises Presentation: Open to all adults, starts on Friday 15th Dec in the club at 8pm.  

Veilka Bellieni RIP: of Weir Road.  Her cremation will be held at Putney Vale on Wednesday 29th November at 11am (Mass at a later date)

Message from Archbishop Peter: Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them?  Then we need you to make your voice heard.  The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend.  They have acknowledged that this policy discrimates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics.  Visit or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools.

Cleaners: Regjina Curaj, Anjali Fletcher & Slavie Chovancova

Volunteer Handy Man Needed: for little jobs around the Church and Presbytery.  see Fr CB

Helpers of God's Precious Infants – Streatham Vigil: The next vigil at BPAS Abortion facility on Leigham Court Road will take place on Sunday 10th December leaving from St Bede’s after the 11am Mass (approx 12.30pm). See the poster at the back of Church for more info.