Saturday, 3 February 2018

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time / (Old Rite) Sexagesima Sunday

Half Term trips planned

Monday 12th - Confirmation Day out: We will visit Tyburn Convent, Westminster Cathedral, Imperial War Museum and hopefully Mother Teresa’s Sisters in Southwark.  Meet at Clapham South by 9.15am.  This is an obligation beginning of our Confirmation programme and you need to bring packed lunch, your oyster/zip card and money for McDonalds in the evening.  

Tuesday 13th – Altar Servers Day Out: We will have a day out for all our Altar Servers.  So don’t forget to speak to the priests this weekend to put your name down.  Meet at St Bede’s Church at 9.30am. Bring a football too.  

Billy Connaughton RIP: His Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s in Clapham Common on Monday 12th February at 12.30pm followed by burial 2.15pm at Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road and the wake will be held at the Central Golf Centre in Burntwood Lane.  

Jerry Hourigan RIP (Former Caretaker of St Bernadette and La Retraite Schools): His Requiem Mass will take place here at St Bede’s on Friday 16th February at 11.30am.    

Tea Towels for Sale - Fundraising for St Bede's School:  Sharon Murphy will be selling special tea towels designed by the children of St Bede's after the 9.30 Mass today.  They are £4 for 1 tea towel or 3 for £10.  Always handy to have in home & support your local school at the same time!

Calling all Pensioners!  Come along for a light lunch and game of Bingo every Tuesday 12-3pm at Corpus Christie Church hall, 11 Trent Rd, Brixton, London SW2 5BJ. All welcome!

Helpers of God's Precious Infants – Brixton Vigil: The next Rosary Procession Vigil, led by Fr Jacob Hausman CFR, will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018, at Our Lady of The Rosary Church, 6 Knowle Close, Brixton SW9.   The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will begin at 10a.m. after which we will begin our Rosary Procession, following an Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to Marie Stopes Brixton Centre l, where we shall pray 15 decades of the Rosary and sing hymns. At approx.. 12.30pm we return to the Church for refreshments. For full details see poster.  For further details - 01727 763832 or e-mail

Consultation of Lambeth-Wide Ban on Pro-Life Vigils: Lambeth Council is holding a consultation on whether to introduce a Public Space Protection Order in the borough.  The deadline is Monday 26th February 11pm. You can view the documents on this link:

Cleaners this week: Rejgina Curaj & Slavie Chovancova.

Help Requested: After a year & half in temporary accommodation, I will be moving into permanent council housing soon, and would be very grateful for donations of any spare household goods, or suggestions as to where I can acquire them cheaply, as I am not working at the moment. Particularly the following items: 

  • Carpets & underlay for 2 large rooms & 1 small hallway
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dining room table & 4 chairs
  • Sofa, 
  • Kitchen utensils,
  • Towels. 
I would also very much appreciate any offers of assistance moving into my flat (date TBC) from anyone with a van. Any help or advice with supplies and/or transport will be very gratefully received. Thank you very much, Maddie (Please see noticeboard or physical newsletters for contact info)

St Mary Soledad Group: We are starting a group (Mary Soledad) made up of young girls and boys between the ages of 10-18 years.  It will take place at the Handmaids of Mary Convent, every 1st Saturday of the month from 1pm to 4pm.  See poster for more details.

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE: REDEMPTORIST FORCES CHAPLAINS: St Mary’s in Clapham on Friday 16th February 6pm.  Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children (will go towards supporting the work of force chaplains).  See poster for more information.

Knock Pilgrimage 14-18th March 2018. Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 14th March 2018, celebrating the feast of St. Patrick. £599 per person sharing. Price includes flights with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening. All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £50. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

Foundations of the Faith for the New Evangelisation: This is a distance learning course for 18 months duration with 6 study days and 12 study units to complete.  The study days will take place in beautiful Buckfast Abbey.  This course is especially suitable for Parishioners, Catechists, Parents and Clergy.   Buckfast Abbey 10th February 2018.  For more information and to apply, visit our website  Email:  Phone 01364 645 660

Catholic History Walks: Please see poster for more details.  You can contact or Facebook or see  Cost £5, concessions available.  Please wear suitable footwear and plan for the weather.  Walks may take up to 2 hours.

  • For King and Country - Sunday 4th February 3pm; Wednesday 7th March 2pm; Sunday 15th April 3pm. Starting at Westminster Cathedral
  • Lift up your heads, O Gates! - Monday 12th February 3pm; Wednesday 21st February 2pm; Tuesday 10th April 2pm; Monday 23rd April 6pm.  Starting at the Church of the Precious Blood, The Borough.
  • The King's Good Servant - Tuesday 20th February 2pm; Sunday 18th March 3pm; Tuesday 1st May 6pm.  Starting at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Chelsea.
  • Southwark and the Borough - Sunday 25th February 3pm.  Starting at the Church of the Precious Blood, the Borough.
  • The West End - Friday 23rd March 2pm.  Starting at St Patrick's Soho Square.