Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Most Holy Trinity

Trinity Sunday: After the whole cycle of the Pascal Mystery culminating in Pentecost, Mother Church has us ponder and contemplate the utter mystery and essence of God. Revelations demonstrates God in one in three persons; a mystery which defies mathematics. We ask Our Lady, Daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son and Spouse of the Holy Spirit to obtain for each of us the spirit of adoration before the Most Blessed Trinity.

Congratulations: to all those who are making their First Holy Communion today at 1pm Mass:
  • Miley Castillo 
  • Lisandro Abreu Correia 
  • Alex Hidalgo Analuisa
  • Louise Keenan 
  • Brandon Kimbambu Lembe
  • Edeline Noble 
  • Tiago Ferreira Oliveira 
  • Lizdana Ordonez Delgado 
  • Aimee Steele 
  • Solomon Williams
Thank you to Mrs Maggie Keane & Mrs Marcia Marshall who has run the programme. 

Welcome to:  Ms Hogan (Head of St Bernadette), Miss McCahill (Deputy Head), Miss J Ruff and Mr Harney (Teachers of Yr 3), Mrs Murphy, Mrs Nicholas & Miss Marriott.  We also welcome Mrs Ostrynska & Miss Lowney (Co-Heads) from St Bede’s School who are all here for First Holy Communions.

Fr Pawel: leaves after the 8am Mass to go to Poland to do his exams.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Welcome to Fr Krzsiek: from the same Diocese in Poland as Fr Lukasz & Fr Pawel.  

Luisa Hogan RIP: Her Requiem will be held on Friday 16th June at 2pm. At 10am Fr Andrew will say a Tridentine Requiem Mass.  We will have the reception of the body at 4pm on Thursday.


Ordinations (FSSP): On Saturday 17th June, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, OP, will ordain two priests for the Fraternity of St Peter.  Fr Christopher will represent the Parish.  Fr Armand has worked hard since he left here in 2004 to promote vocations.  He has now got 14 priests and seminarians!

Ordination of Deacons: Saturday 17th June 11.30am at St James’, Spanish Place by H.E. George Cardinal Pell.  On Sunday 18th 10.30am at Our Lady of Assumption, Warwick Street, Cardinal Pell will celebrate a Pontifical Solemn Mass and then at 5.30pm there will be the Corpus Christi Procession from Our Lady of Assumption (Warwick Street) to St James’, Spanish Place.  All are welcome.

Female Accommodation available: Struan House is a Catholic residence located near Southfields and is run by the Religious of Mary Immaculate for women aged 18-30 years who are in London for work or study.  Rooms start from £110 per week.  Please see the poster for more details.
Cleaners this week: Yorusaliam Zekristos, Sara Tuccu & Senayit Halefom

Summer in the Forest: This is the title of a remarkable new film about the inspirational Catholic philosopher Jean Vanier and the L’Arche communities he founded, being released in the UK on Friday 23 June. The film tells the story of the search for love and friendship by the intellectually disabled members of the the L’Arche communities in France and Bethlehem. It is comic, touching and moving. As one critic said ... ‘it is extremely rare for a film to have the power to change lives - this one really might’. It will be released at Picture House Piccadilly and will be showing for 7 days - and there will be a special screening at Clapham Picture House at 6.30 pm on Thursday 29 June - followed by a Q&A with the film director. Early booking is seriously advised.  www.summerintheforest.com - for more details of the film.

Annual Martyrs' Walks: Sunday 25th June 1.30pm.  Devotional walk from the Churchyard of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Old Bailey, following the route of Catholic Martyrs to Tyburn.  Concludes at 5pm with Benediction and tea.  No charge for this walk, but donations are welcome.  See poster for more Catholic History Walks.

Summer Events for Youth:
The St John Bosco Childrens (SVP) Summer Camp at Aldham Essex. This is a  activities camp with a Catholic ethos that runs as follows :-

·         Week One Saturday 22th July to 29th July for Boys
·         Week Two Saturday 29th July  to 5th August for Boys
·         Week Three Saturday 5th August to 12th August for Girls

It is for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. Should you require an application form or more information then please contact (between 6pm and 9pm) the boys camp on 07534 065347 or the girls camp on 07491 811167. More information can be found on the website http://svpboscocamp.org.uk  or on the poster at the back of the church.

Evangelium Conference 28th – 30th Jul: 18-35 year olds. Visit www.evangelium.co.uk 01834812643 or email evangeliumproject@gmail.com.  Costs£120 or £95 for students & unwaged). 

Faith Summer Session: 31st Jul – 4th Aug: 16-35 yrs. Cost £180/Concession £155 (those in financial hardship & wish to apply for a subsidy in order to attend the Faith Summer Session please get in touch with the conference organiser via conferences@faith.org.uk or 01419 450 393) and 
Faith Summer Break 14–17th Aug. 11-15 yrs.  Cost £160.  Book online for both Summer Session & Summer Break www.faith.org.uk.  

Altar Servers Summer Break 15th – 18th Aug (to be confirmed) for those aged 10-15 years. For more details contact Fr Stephen Boyle at St Anslem’s, Dartford (sboyle@clara.net).