Saturday, 24 July 2021

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time / St James

Changes to this week’s Masses:
No 7 am Latin Mass on Tuesday 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Bede's:
Monday to Friday: 7.45 - 9 am (excluding Bank Holidays)
Saturday: 10.30 – 11.30 am
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Confessions:
Saturday: 10.15 - 11 am & 5.30 - 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 12.30 pm


As we begin holiday times I hope everyone can get some respite and peace after a long and complicated year. I want to thank everyone for their help in steering us through the many challenges of this year and for all our volunteers, from the cleaners to the catechists, from the servers to sacristans, from the stewards to the singers! We pray for all the teachers, staff and children from our schools. 

As we open out the benches today in church for Masses please be mindful of giving others the space they may need. We have kept the Lady Chapel as the area with more strict social distancing for those who require it. 

Everyone is now encouraged to sing and the club rooms will be open after the principal Masses for refreshments (please be sensible with spacing there and read the basic guidance available there for entry).

While many things are quiet in the parish over the next five/six weeks all our Masses and sacraments continue as normal. Remember that holiday comes from 'holy day' and there is no vacation from God and the practice of our faith. Please continue to come to Mass and let's use the extra time we may have to build up our prayer lives, to build towards eternity. 

These have been difficult times in a number of different way. Let's keep our eyes focussed on Our Lord who will always provide what is needed for us to remain faithful. 

Fr Marcus



For our Young Parishioners: Apologetics (14-18 yrs.) Please register for this meeting on Monday evening (6.30 pm) in advance. It’s so important to meet together with other young people of faith. This is being run by young people for young people.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Cantores Missæ will now come for five 'special Sundays' each year. After a period of reflection and consultation, which has taken on the various thoughts of the community and as well as financial considerations, this is to be the fixed arrangement. For the remaining 'Special Sundays’ of each year we will engage our regular Latin choir and the new children's choir. 

Congratulations to two of our catechists and choir members who were married at St Bede's on Saturday - Anne Howard and Benjamin Morrell. May they be blessed with many children and many years of happiness in this Holy Sacrament. 

Sacramental Programmes: will recommence in September.  We hope you all enjoy your summer break.

Zip Card – found in church: Last weekend an 11-15 Oyster Zip card was handed into the parish office.  It is in a black wallet – if it is yours, please see one of the priests to collect it.   

Trace & Track Forms: Download PDF Version  

Cleaners Rota this weekEllen Asafu-Agyei, Adiam Berhane & Pauline Ajuga.  Please Note: On Saturdays the church is usually in use until 11.30 am / 12 noon




Saturday, 17 July 2021

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time / VIII Sunday after Pentecost

Live Streaming of the Masses - Vimeo & Facebook
(last live-streamed Mass will be Sunday 18th July)
Live Streamed Traditional Mass from FSSP Warrington

Changes to this week’s Masses:
Tuesday 20th - No 7am Latin Mass
Tuesday 20th  - no 9am Mass due to School Mass
Thursday 22nd - No 7.30pm Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St Bede's:
Monday to Friday: 7.45 - 9 am (excluding Bank Holidays)
Saturday: 10.30 – 11.30 am
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Confessions:
Saturday: 10.15 - 11 am & 5.30 - 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 12.30 pm

Dear Parishioners and Families of the parish,

It is good news that we can lift many of the restrictions in the parishes from 19th July. The Archdiocese has written to us, however, to remain sensible, cautious and vigilant to ensure the safety of everyone. We are moving from strict guidance rules now to recommendations and personal responsibility. 

We have been asked to keep a designated area with social distancing - this will be the Lady Chapel. All other areas will be opened out but we ask that people are sensible in creating a comfortable distance between themselves. The one-way system will end but the opportunity for hand sanitising will remain. We will open the club for tea and coffee after Mass from 25th July but we need some volunteers for service and cleaning at the end of each opening (please let us know if you are able to do this). A full list of all the changes and mitigation going forward will be ready in the week ahead of the 19th. 

I’d like us to keep all our schools in prayer this week as they break up. That all staff, students and families have a refreshing break after a tumultuous year. We pray especially for children leaving their schools this year and for the staff who are leaving us. I want to mention, especially Deputy Head Caroline McCahill, who is leaving after many many years of outstanding teaching and leadership.  

With my prayers and blessings for you all, Fr Marcus

Following the Motu Proprio ‘Tradititiones Custodes’ from Pope Francis all Traditional Latin Masses (the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) now need direct express permission from the local ordinary to continue. Fr Marcus obtained an official permission today (16th July) from Archbishop John Wilson for Latin Masses to continue unhindered at St Bede’s at the regular times. 

 


Catholic Apologetics (for ages 14-18): A series of discussions/debates, that that focus on the views held by the Catholic church.  The first session will be held on Sunday 26th July at 6.30 pm so please register your interest as soon as possible. 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsc--rpz4qE9FVVwVqJnQUsFCcIhwMJyvC

Goodbye to Mrs McCahill:  Mrs McCahill leaves St Bernadette School on Tuesday and we would thank her for her dedication to the school and pupils, over the years as a teacher and currently Deputy Head.  We wish her all the best in her future endeavours. 


Sacramental Programme Date
  • Confirmation Class: Last class before the summer break - Saturday 24th 4.30 pm in the club with social distancing measures – please wear a face-covering unless exempt.  
  • First Communion Class: Last class today before our summer break - after the 9.30 am Mass in the club.

Trace & Track Forms: Download PDF Version  


Cleaners Rota this weekAnnie Nongo, Biannie Bilwala, Mamie Bazabakana & Chinwe Uwalaka.  Please Note: wedding next Saturday at 2pm

Friday, 16 July 2021

Continuation of TLM Mass at St Bede's, Clapham Park

 Following the Motu Proprio ‘Tradititiones Custodes’ from Pope Francis all Traditional Latin Masses (the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) now need direct express permission from the local ordinary to continue. 

Fr Marcus obtained official permission today (16th July) from Archbishop John Wilson for Latin Masses to continue unhindered at St Bede’s at the regular times.