<![CDATA[St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church Norbury (Streatham) SW16 5DE - Latest News]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2020 20:24:05 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[The Year of the Word - The God who Speaks]]>Wed, 26 Feb 2020 15:11:25 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-year-of-the-word-the-god-who-speaks6466216An event for Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Picture
Following the very successful retreat for Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion held last November, Bishop Pat has arranged for Father Victor Darlington to host a similar day at Sacred Heart Catholic School, Camberwell New Road, London SE5 0RP on Saturday 14 March 2020.
Father Victor is a renowned scripture professor and teaches at St. John’s Seminary in Wonersh. His area of expertise is the writings of St. John.
In the first presentation he will speak about “The Journey Towards Faith in the Gospel of John”, reflecting especially on the Gospels for the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent.
In the afternoon session he will speak on the theme “Called to be a Community of Life” drawing especially from the 7 “I am” statements in John’s Gospels, which are used in the readings on the Sundays and weekdays of Easter.
All Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are welcome to attend. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to go along.

Click here for a printable version of the above Programme.
<![CDATA[Irish Night - Saturday 14 March]]>Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:28:15 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/irish-night-saturday-14-marchPicture
As close to St Patrick’s Day as we could get! There will be a traditional Bacon & Cabbage dinner. We shall be having a licensed bar. Irish Coffees will be available at the bar. Music will be provided by Trixon Sound, and there will be dancing too!
A few people have been working very hard in the background to make this event happen. Please do give the occasion your support.
Doors at St. Bart's will be open from 19:00 with dinner at 19:30.
Entry will be by ticket only at just £20.00, with tickets now available from the Parish Office.

<![CDATA[St. Bart's Orchestra - forthcoming concert on 15 March]]>Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:49:55 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/st-barts-orchestra-forthcoming-concert-on-15-march]]><![CDATA[Day of Prayer for Unity and Peace]]>Wed, 05 Feb 2020 17:08:58 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/day-of-prayer-for-unity-and-peacePeace service to be led by Archbishop John Wilson in Streatham
Following the terror attack in South London last Sunday, English Martyrs RC Church in Streatham have organised a Day of Prayer for Unity and Peace on Saturday 8 February 2020.

The Most Reverend John Wilson will lead a Service for Peace at 10:00 and the church itself will be open between 09:00 and 12:00 for those that wish to light a candle privately and to pray for peace in our world and in our communities.

All are most welcome to attend.

Directions to English Martyrs RC Church

Nearest Railway Station: Streatham
<![CDATA[Statement from Archbishop John regarding the terror attack in Streatham]]>Mon, 03 Feb 2020 18:18:04 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/statement-from-archbishop-john-regarding-terror-attack-in-streatham]]><![CDATA[Mary - a series of evening talks for young Catholic adults]]>Wed, 29 Jan 2020 14:09:59 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/mary-a-series-of-evening-talks-for-young-catholic-adults
You are encouraged, and most welcome, to attend this series of talks arranged by the Faith Movement.
<![CDATA[The Year of the Word - The God who speaks]]>Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:02:27 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/the-year-of-the-word-the-god-who-speaks
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 as a Year in celebration of "The God who Speaks", inviting the Church in England and Wales to listen afresh to the Word of God, as did Our Blessed Lady at the Annunciation, to encounter anew the presence of that Word, and to proclaim it afresh in the Church and the World.

Click on the images above to enlarge them. There is a lot of further information on the Archdiocese's dedicated Website and more will become available in the weeks ahead.
<![CDATA[Hire of the Parish Hall]]>Sat, 18 Jan 2020 19:53:45 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/hire-of-the-parish-hallPlease be aware that all paid-for hall bookings are now being handled by an external company. The Parish Office is no longer handling bookings.

Please call 
Low Cost Halls (Praetorium) on 01372 457651. You will be able to make payment by credit or debit card.
<![CDATA[A massive THANK YOU!]]>Tue, 14 Jan 2020 22:20:35 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/a-massive-thank-you]]><![CDATA[Confessions in Polish]]>Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:16:53 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/confessions-in-polishFrom February there will be Confessions in Polish each Saturday preceding the first Sunday of the month 15:00-17:00.


Od przyszłego miesiąca, w każdą sobotę przed niedzielną Mszą w języku polskim będzie możliwość spowiedzi po polsku od 3 do 5 po południu.]]>
<![CDATA[Archbishop John's Pastoral Letter.....]]>Sun, 29 Dec 2019 17:51:22 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/archbishop-johns-pastoral-letter..... that was read at all Masses on the Solemnity of the Holy Family is now available on the Archdiocese's Website to download and read.]]><![CDATA[A Christmas message from Archbishop John]]>Mon, 23 Dec 2019 23:21:09 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/a-christmas-message-from-archbishop-johnDear friends

The holy celebration of Christmas invites us to remember what really matters in life. At the centre of Christmas is the birth of a child, the Son of God, defenceless and vulnerable. This new-born is totally dependent on those around him to provide love, food and shelter.

We share the responsibility of providing for each other, especially for our weaker brothers and sisters.
We all need protection in one way or another. Someone has to love us enough to speak up for us. We are all vulnerable, carrying our hurts and in need of healing. None of us is wholly self-sufficient, even when we think we are tough enough to cope. In short, whoever we are, whatever our situation, our differences or our difficulties, we need each other; more than this, we really do depend on each other.

God showed us how much we are loved when he sent his Son into the world. The Gospel that Christ brings is not simply a manifesto for living well. It is a call to change our hearts, to realise who we are and who God is. The Lord Jesus does not simply call us to goodness. He invites us to holiness, to live in close relationship with God the Father so our lives can mirror his love for every human life and for the whole of creation.

This essential Christmas perspective on life is not just for the 25 December, but for each day. Without it, we might be tempted to prioritise and prize success, power, and wealth above everything else. When we do this the weak and the poor always suffer most.

But the tiny Christ-child of Bethlehem, the Prince of Peace, points to another way, a better way. ‘As I have loved you,’ said the Lord Jesus, ‘so you must love each other.’ Whatever our religion, our politics or our philosophy, the basic demand of our common humanity is to love others, especially the weakest and the poorest, the neglected and the abandoned. When we do this, Christ is born in us anew and, through us, into our world. We can hear this and ignore it. Or we can hear it and bring about change.

At Christmas and into the new year, our communities and country need the unity and harmony taught by the nativity. There is a space in the stable for everyone, with no exception. Each of us has an active part to play in loving others and it begins in the simplest ways. If we want a better society, country, and world, then we have to start by loving the people around us. This is the example of the Lord Jesus. It sustains our hope that a new future is possible.

Will all our festive babble die out with the pine needles that drop off our trees? Or will the Christmas perspective of love be planted in our hearts, to grow and shape who we are and how we live? We each have a choice to make. Love can be all around us, but only when it begins within us.

Dear friends, may the love of God, made flesh in the birth of Christ, find a new place in you this Christmas. May God give us new courage to love those we find difficult, those who are different, who do not look or think like we do. And may God bless you, your families, and loved ones, this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
+ John Wilson
Archbishop of Southwark
<![CDATA[Come and worship Christ, the new-born King]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2019 21:27:13 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/come-and-worship-christ-the-new-born-king
May the blessing of the Christ Child enrich your life this Christmas and through the coming year.
Father Deodat Msahala, Father Tomasz Margol & Deacon Ged Perkins

<![CDATA[Thank you for supporting the CRISIS appeals]]>Sun, 22 Dec 2019 18:29:58 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/thank-you-for-supporting-the-crisis-appealsA big thank you for all your support this year with the Crisis appeals.

The 44 shoe boxes were fantastic! Today your generosity has been exceptional. We have raised £460  from the raffle and coffee morning. This money has helped house 22 people over the  Christmas  period and also can help get them get a chance to work towards ending their homelessness by advice and training.

Your support for the projects that Bart Seniors embark on is amazing. We would like to wish you all a lovely Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

The Bart Seniors Team x
<![CDATA[Confirmation Programme 2020]]>Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:08:30 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/confirmation-programme-2020
Details of the 2020 Confirmation Programme at St. Bartholomew's are now available on our Website; click on the image above.

If you are involved in any way, be aware that there is much important information to become familiar with!
<![CDATA[Clergy Support Fund - Christmas Appeal]]>Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:14:03 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/clergy-support-fund-christmas-appealThe Archdiocese's Clergy Support Fund has launched a fund-raising campaign. Please click on the images below to read about this important initiative. We have a duty to support our retired clergy after so many years of active service to the people of Southwark.
<![CDATA[Msze po Polsku - Mass in Polish]]>Mon, 09 Dec 2019 19:35:43 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/msze-po-polsku-mass-in-polishOd Nowego roku, w każdą pierwszą Niedzielę miesiąca, ks Tomasz będzie sprawował Mszę świętą w języku polskim. Pierwsza Msza będzie sprawowana 5-go stycznia 2020 roku o godz 13.
Prosilibyśmy, jeśli byliby Państwo tak dobrzy i poinformowali swoich znajomych, którzy chcieliby przyłączyć się do naszej wspólnej modlitwy.

Commencing in the New Year, Fr Tomasz will be saying Mass in Polish on the first Sunday of each month. The first Mass will be on Sunday 5 January 2020 at 13:00.

​Do let all your Polish friends know about this.
<![CDATA[Barts Seniors’ Shoe Box Appeal - Thank you!]]>Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:00:14 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/barts-seniors-shoe-box-appeal-thank-youThank you for all your support for the Shoe Box Appeal for Crisis.
We received (top picture) a staggering 44 boxes, a large amount new clothes and toiletries. These have now been handed into Crisis Croydon (bottom picture) who were overwhelmed by your support.
<![CDATA[Big Christmas Coffee Morning - in aid of CRISIS]]>Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:23:41 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/big-christmas-coffee-morning-in-aid-of-crisis]]><![CDATA[Barts Seniors' Christmas Raffle - in aid of CRISIS]]>Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:55:15 GMThttp://stbartsnorbury.co.uk/latest-news/barts-seniors-christmas-raffle-in-aid-of-crisis]]>