Sunday, 17 September 2017

24th Sunday (Old Rite: XV Sunday after Pentecost)

Welcome to Fr Przeyslaw Zgorecki: Fr Przemyslaw was born in 1986 in the City of Poznań situated in western part of Poland and has 1 brother.  He was ordained in 2011 in their Cathedral. Since then he has been an assistant priest in Swarzędz, Poznań itself and Pruszków near Warsaw. Currently he is finishing his PHD in Philosophy at Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw and has been supplying in Italy this past summer.

Special Sunday - 11am Today: The music is provided by Cantores Missæ under the direction of Charles Finch: 
  • Ordinary: Missa brevis (Gabrieli); 
  • Offertory: Ave Maria (Guerrero); 
  • Communion: Pange lingua (Victoria) 
  • After Last Gospel: Salve Regina (Schubert).  
Welcome back to our First Communicants and their families for our reunion Mass. There are a few DVD still waiting to be collected. (Photos too)

African & Caribbean Meeting after 9.30am Mass today.

Don't forget Latin Mass time changed to 10am on Monday mornings

Fr Pawel's farewell - Shared Lunch Sunday 24th September: Next Sunday we will have a shared buffet lunch, starting at 12.30pm.  Please sign up on the lists in the porch for the food/bottle you can prepare/bring.  

Confirmation Reunion Mass: Next Sunday (24th Sept) at 6pm.  A photo of the Confirmation group is available at £12.

Youth Club: Will start again on Sunday 24th Sept after the 6pm Mass.  Open to all 10 years and over – Parental volunteers are also welcome! 

First Communion 2018: Please see Fr Chris for an application form.  Your child should be in Year 3 or above.

Pontifical Mass – Thursday 28th September 11am: Abbot Philip Anderson of Clear Creek Monastery in Oklahoma (where fr Christopher Andrews is a Monk and was at St Bede’s 2013-14) will visit us from Tues 26th–Thurs 28th. On the Thursday he will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool at 11am (Exposition & Adoration will be cancelled on this day).  There will be an opportunity to meet the Abbot after the Mass in the club.

Fr Tom S.D.B: who was abducted in Yemen during an attack on a Care home run by the Missionaries of Charity in March 2016 has been freed.

Volunteers needed for Church Cleaners & Repository runners: We need some volunteers to join the current cleaning rota.  You will need to be able to clean on a Friday or Saturday approximately every 8-10 weeks.  We also need volunteers to run the repository before/after Mass at weekends for a short period of time.  Fr Chris will be at the back of Church with sheets you can write your details on (please write clearly). 

Cleaners this week: Ellen Asafu, Adiam Berhane & Pauline Ajuga. 

Open Days for Yr 7 Entry - September: See the notice boards for dates of this year’s open events or CLICK HERE

40 Days for Life: 27th September to 5th November.  Outside BPAS Streatham (76 Leigham Court Road) 7am to 7pm.  See poster for more information.

Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW): PLW is a New Evangelization founded by Fr. Ignacio Larranaga in 1984.  It is a 15 week workshop starting here at St Bede’s on Sat 30th Sept 10-12noon.  Throughout the program, participants will exercise friendship with the Lord through reading & meditation of the Word, the practice of 15 Methods of Prayer & the listening of Doctrinal Messages from the Founder. This transforming treasure of our Catholic faith is currently being imparted in 47 countries & 12 Languages. Those who truly live it, experience a radical process of purification & pacification, undertaking the path to holiness imitating Christ. For more information contact: Humberto: 07703 782 260 or Jose: 07999 913 954

Reliable Polish cleaner looking for local work.  £11/hr.  Please contact: BEATA on 07840 134915

Sunday, 10 September 2017

23rd Sunday (Old Rite: XIV Sunday after Pentecost)

Back to School: We hope our staff and pupils have had a good summer break.  The holidays are very important for our families from all over the world as it is the only time they get to see Grandparents and family.  This vacation time off gives both children and teachers time to be refreshed.  We are so proud of our four schools, St Bede’s and St Bernadette which have recently federated.  La Retraite which has almost 1000 girls has been judged outstanding by OFSTED.  The Laurels has a unique Catholic ethos and at the heart of the building is the Tabernacle which is much visited by the girls and the staff. Pray for our schools that they may transmit the treasure of the faith to the next generation as Western Europe becomes increasingly secular.  We are becoming a spiritual desert with fewer conversions, declining Mass attendance, fewer vocations and fewer marriages.  However you and I must stand up and make a difference.  We ask Our Lady to obtain for us the grace to make this desert bloom!

Change of Latin Mass Time - Mondays only: Starting tomorrow we will be changing the Latin Mass to 10am for a trial period.  All other weekday Latin Masses will remain at 7am.

Fr Pawel's Farewell – Sunday 24th September: Fr Pawel will return, God willing, from holiday late on Monday 18th and will say goodbye to the schools and UCM in the days following. On the weekend of 23rd/24th, he will speak at each Mass and we will have our parish farewell in the context of a shared lunch.

Shared Lunch – Sunday 24th: This is to say goodbye to Fr Pawel and we will start at 12.30 with a buffet. Please sign up on the lists in the porch for the food/bottle you can prepare/bring.

Dates for your Diary - September:
  • Mon 11th: Change of Latin Mass time.  7.30pm Bazaar Meeting.
  • Fri 15th: Fr Przemyslaw Zgorecki arrives! 
  • Sun 17th: 9.30 FHC Reunion Mass. 11am Special Sunday with ‘Cantores Missæ’. 
  • Mon 18th: Fr Pawel returns. 
  • Thurs 21st: UCM farewell Mass for Fr Pawel. 
  • Fri 22nd: 9.30am & 11am Federation Masses
  • Sat 23rd: Latin American Mass & farewell to Fr Pawel. 
  • Sun 24th: Fr Pawel to preach at all Masses - shared lunch & presentation at 12.30. 
  • Mon 25th: Fr Pawel to go to Maidstone. 
  • Thurs 28th: 11am Pontifical Mass celebrated by Abbott Philip Anderson of Clear Creek, Oklahoma.
FHC Reunion Mass: Next Sunday 17th September we will have a reunion Mass at 9.30 for our 2017 First Communicants.  There are a few DVD still waiting to be collected. (Photos are here too)

This Year's Bazaar will be: on Friday 1st / Saturday 2nd December.  Our first Bazaar meeting will be tomorrow (Monday 11th) 7.30-8.15pm

Open Days for Yr 7 Entry - September: See the notice boards for dates of this year’s open events or CLICK HERE

Cleaners this week: Vicki Sabatini & Fernanda Rodrigues.  

Pere Laval Annual Mass: Sunday 17th Sept 3pm at St Boniface Church, Tooting. This year’s celebrants are Fr Terry Donnelly CSSp and Bishop Paul Hendricks. Mauritian snacks & drinks will be on sale in church Hall after Mass. Please arrive by 2.45pm

CCF Course: An Introduction to Canon Law: Sat 30th Sept & 14th October at the Centre for Catholic Formation, Tooting Bec (Cost £25.)  Participants will explore the Church’s law and its relationship with Scripture, Tradition and the Church’s teaching over two Saturdays.    Contact or 020 8672 7684.


"How to be a Disciple Making Disciple" Prayer, Faith, Loving Service and the Sacramental Life: A talk on 25th Anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Bishop Mark O’Toole. Monday 2nd Oct at 6.30pm at St Patrick’s Soho Sq.  £5 on the door.  Book your place:

Catholic History Walks in London September / October 2017: in and around London.  See poster for more information.