Saturday, 21 May 2022

6th Sunday of Easter / V Sunday after Easter

Changes to Masses this week
No 9am Mass on Monday, Tuesday or Friday
Tuesday 24th - Evening English Mass for the Vigil of St Bede
Wednesday 25th - English Mass at the slightly later time of 9.30am
Thursday 26th - Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord - Holy Day of Obligation
(Mass times below)
Latin Mass on Thursday and Friday will be slightly early at 12.05pm
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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:
Saturdays: 10.30 - 11 am & 5.45 - 6.15 pm
Sundays: 9 am – 12.30 pm
(also at the beginning of the 8 am & 6 pm Sunday Masses)
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Parish Surgeries
Tuesdays 8 - 9 pm
(Contact Fr Patrick to book an appointment - patrickpullicino@rcaos.org.uk
Fridays 9.30 - 10.30 am
(no appointment needed)
No Surgeries this week as fr Patrick is away.


This week we celebrate our Patron St Bede - English Sung Mass on Tuesday 7.30pm; Latin Sung Mass on Friday at 12noon. There will also be veneration of the relic of the St Bede at his altar. 

THURSDAY IS THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION AND IS A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION - ALL CATHOLICS ARE TO ATTEND MASS
Masses are at
8.30am (Convent)
9.30am (schools in attendance)
12noon (Latin Sung), 
6.45pm (English Sung)
7.45pm (Latin - Low Mass)

Phase 2 for fundraising for the Parish Hall


In your newsletter today, there is a pledge form to support the building of the new hall. We know that financial times are precarious so we ask you only to give as you can afford after careful discernment. We appreciate the generosity of so many already. We would like everyone to play a part as the hall will be for everyone - so even a small contribute to buy a brick or grand draw ticket is appreciated.
After all Masses today, there is an opportunity to:
  • Get tickets of coming events (Garden party and Concert)
  • Buy a brick at £5
  • Get a raffle ticket

Dates and Events ahead for the new Parish Hall project

  • Saturday 11th June – Parish Sponsored Walk with Men’s group – Canterbury to Ramsgate (10am-6pm). Details and sponsor forms will be ready next week
  • Friday 17th June – Parish Concert 7.45pm. Tickets £10 and £5 for concessions (under 18s, OAPs etc)
  • Saturday 2nd July - Parish Garden Party Fundraiser (7.45pm) with a Grand Draw and raffle (prizes needed)
  • African & Caribbean Cake & Food sales – Sundays 5th June and 3rd & 24th July after the 9.30 Mass.  
  • FHC Family Cake Sale: On Sunday 19th June after the 9.30am Mass, the families of the First Communion children will be holding a family cake sale to help raise funds.
Sponsored walk with Men’s Group – Saturday 11th June: from Canterbury to Ramsgate.  Sponsorships are available at the back of the church.  Please let us know if you are coming.  We will be taking the minibus so room for 16 (including driver). First come, first served.


Evangelium for Young Adults – This Friday (27th):  Meet in the church at 7.45pm for rosary, adoration & confessions, followed by a meal and at 8.45pm a presentation by Dr Mark Nash on Our Lady of Kazan.

Confirmation Classes: No class next Saturday or 4th June due to Half-Term  
First Communion Classes: No class on Sunday 29th or 5th June due to Half-Term.
Congratulations to the children who made their First Confession yesterday.
Latin Mass FHC & Confirmation Classes: Today after the 11am Mass.

Meeting for those involved in Catechesis and faith Formation (or those who would like to be) at 7pm on Friday 27th with Fr Marcus and Dr Mark Nash - meal will be provided.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Sunday 5th June 2022: Masses at 9.30am & 11am will be offered for HM the Queen.   After the 9.30am Mass there will be a special cake sale from African & Caribbean community.  After the 11am Mass, bring and share Jubilee lunch (for the Special Sunday)

Special Sunday - 5th June with a Shared lunch at 1pm, lecture from 1.45pm and concluding with Rosary and Benediction at 3pm.  There will be apologetics and catechises sessions for our younger parishioners.

Summer Servers Trip – 18th June:  9.45am meet here at the church.  We will visit Our Lady of Consolation Shrine, West Grinstead and other places


2nd Collection next weekend for World Communication Day

Details on how to book your place are on the poster.  Pre-booking is needed so you can do this online, by phone or through the parish. We will be taking the minibus leaving here at 9am (and people are welcome to come at later times in the day too). Please sign the list or send us an email if you would like a place. 

Saturday, 14 May 2022

5th Sunday of Easter / IV Sunday after Easter

 

Changes to Masses this week

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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:
Saturdays: 10.30 - 11 am & 5.45 - 6.15 pm
Sundays: 9 am – 12.30 pm
(also at the beginning of the 8 am & 6 pm Sunday Masses)
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Parish Surgeries
Tuesdays 8 - 9 pm
(Contact Fr Patrick to book an appointment - patrickpullicino@rcaos.org.uk
Fridays 9.30 - 10.30 am
(no appointment needed)

Details on how to book your place are on the poster.  Pre-booking is needed so you can do this online, by phone or through the parish. We will be taking the minibus leaving here at 9am (and people are welcome to come at later times in the day too). Please sign the list or send us an email if you would like a place. 

Sponsored walk with Men’s Group – Saturday 11th June: from Canterbury to Ramsgate.  Sponsorships are available at the back of the church.  Please let us know if you are coming.  We will be taking the minibus so room for 16 (including driver). First come, first served.

Dates and Events ahead for the new Parish Hall project


There are two books of draw tickets in each of the newsletters this weekend – one book for you and one book to pass on to a friend.  Each book is £5. 

Next weekend – please bring change to buy a brick (£5 each) for the hall or to get tickets for our special events. 

Please sign a letter to the council at the back of the church supporting the building of the new hall and the benefits it will bring to the community.  This will be forwarded on.

  • Saturday 21st /Sunday 22nd May – After all masses an opportunity to 'buy a brick', to purchase 'Grand Draw tickets', and sign up for events.
  • Saturday 11th June – Parish Sponsored Walk with Men’s group – Canterbury to Ramsgate (10am-6pm). Details and sponsor forms will be ready next week
  • Friday 17th June – Parish Concert 7.45pm. Tickets £10 and £5 for concessions (under 18s, OAPs etc)
  • Saturday 2nd July - Parish Garden Party Fundraiser (7.45pm) with a Grand Draw and raffle (prizes needed)
  • African & Caribbean Cake & Food sales – Sundays 5th June and 3rd & 24th July after the 9.30 Mass.  
  • FHC Family Cake Sale: On Sunday 19th June after the 9.30am Mass, the families of the First Communion children will be holding a family cake sale to help raise funds.

African & Caribbean Mass – today at 2pm.  African & Caribbean Mass – today at 2pm.  There will be a second collection at the Mass.  Bishop Patrick has asked that the monies go to the people of Ukraine so we will donate it on his behalf to this worthy cause.

Confirmation Classes: Saturdays at 4.30pm.  Next Saturday parents & sponsors meeting.

First Communion Classes: Sundays at 10.30am – the children should sit in the front with the catechists for the 9.30am Mass.  Meeting for parents today.

Pre-Confirmation Class: this coming Friday 20th May at 6.30pm in the club.


Carlo Acutis Grp: Friday 20th May at 6.30pm

Latin Mass FHC & Confirmation Classes: Sunday 22nd May after the 11am Mass.


Evangelium for Young Adults – Friday 27th May 7.45 – 9.30pm

Special Sunday - 5th June with a Shared lunch at 1pm, lecture from 1.45pm and concluding with Rosary and Benediction at 3pm.  There will be apologetics and catechises sessions for our younger parishioners. 

New Gift Aiders:  If you recently signed up for Gift Aid with Marie Chang and took a gift aid box - please return your gift aid declaration as soon as possible.  We are unable to register you or your envelope number until we receive this form.  You can post it through the Presbytery door for the attention of Marie or Nora or give to one of the priests to pass onto us.

Parish Council Meeting – tomorrow (Monday 16th) at 7.30pm  


Parish Surgeries
Tuesdays 8 - 9 pm
(Contact Fr Patrick to book an appointment - patrickpullicino@rcaos.org.uk
Fridays 9.30 - 10.30 am
(no appointment needed)

Please call in to see Fr Patrick on Tuesdays at 8pm-9pm or Fridays at 9.30am-10.30am. 
Marriages usually require six months’ notice for preparation, discernment and preparation (though a convalidation, 'regularising', for someone married outside the church, may in circumstances be simpler and shorter). 
For baptism of children of practising parents, there is no delay. On meeting the priest, you will complete the form with them and a date can be set. A short preparation course will also be arranged and it will be suited to the knowledge, experience and needs of the parents (so a family having a third of fourth child baptised, for example, maybe dispensed repeating the course). 
Fr Patrick’s email is patrickpullicino@rcaos.org.uk. Or you can call him directly through the parish number (option 3 on the menu). 
For adult baptism or reception into the Catholic church please contact Fr Marcus