Saturday, 19 May 2018

Pentecost Sunday / Whit Sunday

Changes to this week's Masses
Rosary - 4.30pm Sundays in May
Thursday 24th May
All night vigil from 8.30pm to 7am on Friday
Friday 25th May (St Bede the Venerable): 
6.45am Benediction following all night vigil
10am Mass for St Bede's School (No 9am)
Sunday 27th May
12.45pm Confirmations

Pentecost is the culmination of the whole paschal mystery. If Christmas is “God with us”; if Good Friday & Easter is “God for us” then Pentecost is “God in us”. The first Pentecost was the beginning of the Church but Pentecost is always happening; the grace of God is always on offer. However, we must make ourselves open to receive His Gifts. Mother Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit obtain for us this grace!

Last Vespers Today: at 5pm

Special Sunday - 11am Mass today: The music for this Mass will be: Ordinary – Missa Ave virgo sanctissima (Esquivel); Offertory – Dum complerentur (Victoria); Communion – Dum ergo essent (Victoria); After Last Gospel - Regina caeli (Lobo).  Music provided by Cantores Missæ under the direction of Charles Finch.  The next Special Sunday will be 24th June.

May Procession: This Tuesday (22nd) 10am Marian Procession, international Rosary & Crowning at St Bernadette’s 

Next Weekend - Confirmations:  Bishop Patrick Lynch will be here to confirm our 18 candidates at the 12.45 Mass. On Saturday we will have a preparation day starting at 11.30 & on Sunday, all candidates should be at St Bede’s school by 11.45 for the group photo. 

FHC DVD Orders:  Please collect your order form from fr Chris this weekend, and return by next weekend.

Parish Catechesis: Friday 25th May at 8pm in the club. 

Irish Referendum on the Eighth Amendment - 25th May 2018: In their Spring Statement, the Irish Bishops wrote, “Article 40.3.3 is a declaration of equality and respect for human life.  It represents, at the very foundations and substructure of our laws, a conviction that all human life is worth cherishing equally.  To repeal this Article would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future. We invite people of faith to pray earnestly that Ireland will “choose life” and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country.” For more info visit  Here at St Bede’s we will have an All-Night Vigil of Prayer Thursday 8.30pm to Friday 7am. Please come and fill the rota, and do an hour for this important intention.  

Adoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress 7th – 9th September in Liverpool.  We hope to send two delegates from St Bede’s and we need some youth aged 13 – 20th to go to the youth section on 8th – visit  

Cleaners This Week: Tania Pereira, Sue Cranmer-Fitzpatrick, Nancy & Natalie Okoji  

London SW Catholic Young Adults is a social group for young Catholics which meets every month. For further details visit our Facebook page or contact Miles on 07790 441242. Our next social evening is on Saturday, 2nd June at 7.00pm at Noor Jahan, Sutton SM2 5BQ. 

Pontifical High Mass – St Mary's Moorfields: Bishop Athanasius Schneider is visiting the UK this month and will celebrate Pontifical High Mass on Thursday 24th May at 6pm.  The Mass will be followed by a talk entitled ‘Church Militant: a forgotten truth,’ hosted by Voice of the Family.  The Mass and talk are open to all.

Altar Servers Summertime 2018: Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th August at Woldingham, Surrey.  Please see one of the priests for an application form.  Costs £145 and is for servers aged 10 to 15 years.

Evangelium Conference: will take place on 17th to 19th August and is open to all 18-35-year-olds.  If you book now, their ‘early bird’ price is £96 or £76 for students/unwaged.  Please visit their website 

National Shrine of St Jude (Faversham) Summer Celebration: The Carmelites would like to invite you to join us for our summer celebration on 26th May.  For more information see the poster or visit

The Pastoral Review Congress 2018: A two day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel.  Takes place on 23rd & 24th June at St Mary’s University, Twickenham.  A weekend ticket costs £70 & day pass £40.  See poster for ‘Early bird online booking’ information and the list of keynote speakers

Helpers of God's Precious Infants: The next processional prayer vigils will take place on Saturday 26th May at Twickenham (St Margaret’s Church (9am – 12.15pm) and Saturday 9th June at Brixton (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary).