On the weekend of 11 February 2018, there will be a second collection for the Poor Parishes of the diocese. Would all those who Gift Aid their offerings kindly note that the blue envelope in your boxes bears the incorrect date of 25 February. Please retrieve the envelope for 25 February, marked “Poor Parishes” and change the date on it. As ever, if you give by Standing Order, your payment to this and indeed any second collections may only be Gift Aided if you use one of the same envelopes, since Standing Orders do not cover such collections. A large number of boxes remain uncollected.
The Polyphony Choir is looking for an organist to accompany them for the Masses and Services they sing at, and for the last two Tuesday evening practices each month. This opportunity may suit a grade 7-8 pianist wishing to extend their keyboard abilities to the pipe organ. Sight-reading skills a huge advantage.
The Choir's Web site may be found here, together with details of the instrument.
A monthly stipend is available, negotiable according to ability.
Please contact Tony Price by email or by 'phone 020 8647 4435 for more details
The Bishops of England and Wales, mindful of the Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress which is due to take place in Liverpool in September this year, have decided to develop the practice of Eucharistic Adoration across the country. As a result of this initiative, our own Archdiocese of Southwark is putting together a Diocesan Adoration Lay Team in order to promote, expand and consolidate Eucharistic Adoration across the See of Southwark.
You are therefore invited to attend a Special Information Meeting at the Centre for Catholic Formation at 21 Tooting Bec Road, SW17 8BS on Saturday 3 February 2018 at 11:00 through to 12:15, with registration from 10:00. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to attend this event, please inform the parish office no later than Wednesday 24 January 2018, as numbers must be given soon after that date. Please see the posters in the porch which contain the necessary information regarding this splendid initiative.
We are most fortunate in this parish to have daily adoration before 10:00 Mass, weekly adoration and Benediction on Sundays, as well as a whole day each Advent and Lent, when we hold our Days of Penitence. It is hoped that such practices will spread across the archdiocese, so that the faithful might have greater access to the Real Presence of Christ, the Bread of Life, placed in the Monstrance upon the altar.
The Prayer for the Church in Southwark, associated with September's Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Conference, Adoremus, which takes place in Liverpool in September this year may be found HERE.
Please be aware that, due to a special event for our First Holy Communion candidates, there will be no Confessions after the 10:00 Mass. Confessions will be heard as usual from 17:00 to 18:00.
First Holy Communion Masses for 2018 have now been allocated. The list is posted on the notice board in the main porch. Please note the date allocated to your child. Please check carefully the spelling of names. If any amendments are required, please let the parish office know.
There will be a very important meeting for all parents at 20:00 on Tuesday 9 January in the lower hall. At this meeting, vital information will be given to you.
A reminder to all potential Confirmation candidates that their application forms should be returned to the Parish Office no later than Sunday 7 January.
Parents, guardians and candidates are reminded of the Introductory Meeting to be held in the lower hall on Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 19:30.
Bishop Patrick Lynch will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, 20 May 2018, at 12:00.
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