Saturday, 7 April 2018

2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday / Low Sunday

Changes to Masses this Week
Thursday 12th April - No 9am Mass
10.30am Requiem - Patricia Reid

Divine Mercy Sunday is a modern Devotion propagated by Blessed Faustina, a Polish Nun, who experienced revelations from our Blessed Lord. She died before the Second World War & for several decades the revelations were under investigations by the Church authorities. During the Pontificate of John Paul II, he promoted this devotion which is now spread throughout the world & is recited every day at St Bede’s after the daily Rosary. 

Thank you to the '12 Apostles' who had their feet washed during the Maundy Thursday Mass: 
  1. Heyden Fenech (Anglo-Maltese); 
  2. Oscar Martin (Colombia); 
  3. Robert Lopez (Ecuador); 
  4. Sueoko De Cruz (Angola); 
  5. Jeff Bilger (USA); 
  6. Mattia Gas (Italy); 
  7. Michael Adu (Ghana); 
  8. Nick Hunter (Scotland); 
  9. Francis Camille (Seychelles); 
  10. Fenan Tekle (Eritrea); 
  11. Obi Ajuga (Nigeria) 
  12. Filip Fortuna (Croatia)
Requiem Masses in April: 
  • Thursday 12th: 10.15am Patricia Reid.  
  • Wednesday 18th: 12pm Eileen McGinty.  
  • Friday 20th: 11.30am Nora Christine Egan.
Dates for the Future:
  • Monday 16th: Schools starts back.   
  • Sunday 22nd: 4.30pm Youth Club begins again.  
  • Friday 4th: 9.30am Recollection for Ladies. 
    3.45pm First Friday Polish Mass.  
  • Saturday 5th:  (Convent) 1pm St Mary Soledad group;
    5pm Monthly prayer group.  
  • Thursday 10th: Feast of the Ascension.  
  • Sunday 13th: 9am-6pm FLI Conference (London Oratory).
    12.30pm African & Caribbean Mass.  
  • Wednesday 16th: 10.30am-12pm The Laurels Open Morning. 
  • Saturday 19th: 12-3pm The Laurels Spring Fete 
  • Sunday 27th: 1pm Confirmations. 
  • Sunday 10th & 17th 1pm FHC.  
  • Sat 23rd 6pm Reunion Mass for FHC & Confirmation. 
  • Sunday 24th 3pm Corpus Christi Procession. 
  • Friday 29th: 5-8pm Summer Fayre (St Bede’s School) 
St Bede's School: Places available for the Nursery - 30 hour full time / 15 hour part time and Reception - full time starting September 2018.  Please contact the school for a tour and/or to apply.  Please see posters at the back of Church.  


The McAveety Family wishes to express a sincere thank you to the people of the parish, for their kindness, support and prayers, following their recent bereavement of Joe McAveety.  A special thank you to the UCM for organising refreshments on the morning of the funeral.  

New Data Protection Legislation: As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018, which is going to impact on all of us.  One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish.  I know that a great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop.  Please could you let either fr Chris or fr Przemek know if this applies to you so that we can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward.  The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.   

Events at the Centre for Catholic Formation (CCF) Tooting Bec
  • The New Evangelization Summit is an annual event hosted in Ottawa, Canada and streamed to venues across North America. This year, for the first time, the event will be shown via video link in both Australia and in the UK, at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec, on Saturday 28 April 2018 (9.30am to 9.30pm). Tickets are £30 and include two meals and printed literature. To book visit  A preview video can be found here:
  • CCF Golden Jubilee: 1968-2018: The Centre for Catholic Formation will be 50 years old this summer and a lecture series has been arranged as part of our celebrations. All are welcome to attend one or all of four evening talks on key themes: Bishop Paul Mason on adult formation (5 June); Dr Caroline Farey on catechesis (8 June); Canon John Udris on GK Chesterton (14 June) and Dr Pia Matthews on Disability Theology (19 June). To book your place: or call 020 8672 7684; email:  NB The talks have a limited capacity (100 spaces) so we advise booking soon. 
  • There will be a Mass (with Archbishop Peter) on Saturday 23 June at 3.30pm at St Anselm’s Church – with refreshments thereafter in the CCF. 
  • Post-Easter Talks at the Amigo Hall:  Each year the Centre for Catholic Formation hold a series of talks at the Amigo Hall, SE1 7HY, in the weeks of Eastertide. This year, the series’ theme is Eucharist in anticipation of the upcoming National Eucharistic Congress. Entry is free, donations welcome. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Eucharist: Sacrifice and Banquet (12 April); Eucharist and Mission (19 April); Eucharist in Art (26 April); Eucharist and Prayer (3 May) and Eucharist in Scripture (10 May). The talks will also be filmed and will be viewable on the CCF YouTube channel. For more info:  YouTube channel’s URL:

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A Day with Mary - St Edmund of Canterbury, Beckenham on Saturday 14th April. Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 5th May and National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham on Sunday 20th May.  See posters for more details. 
They also have a 7 day pilgrimage to Fatima in June.  Costs £585 for twin-room en-suite or £685 for single room en-suite.  See poster for more details.

Mass in Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage: If you are celebrating your 1st /10th/ 25th/ 40th/ 50th/ 60th + wedding anniversary this year, please give your names as soon as possible. Please use the form provided at the back of Church and write very clearly so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop to the Mass in June.
Cleaners this week: Saba Tekle, Nebiyat Zereome & Alem Araya Zemichael

Call for participants: My Health Story is a collaborative multi-media project aiming to capture powerful and personal stories of people living with several chronic health conditions in Lambeth and Southwark. We are looking for people who would like to share their story. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a free and enjoyable workshop in late April that will lead to the production of a simple multimedia story.   The project will inform a programme of work by the Charity which aims to improve the lives of people with multiple long term health conditions.  See poster for more information or click here