Saturday, 24 February 2018

2nd Sunday in Lent

Extra Mass this week
Friday 2nd March - 7.30pm 
Latin Requiem Mass for Fr Michael Clifton RIP (1st Anniversary

Welcome to Fr Habte Ukbay Neghassi: Fr. Habte is originally from Eritrea, he studied with the Franciscan Capuchins in Eritrea and in Rome, and he was ordained to the priesthood on 20 July 1997 in Asmara. On 13th October 2013, Father Habte became the parish priest at St. Simon and St. Jude Streatham Hill. Previously to this Fr. Habte served as the assistant priest at St. Ann’s parish Kingston Hill and St. Boniface Church, Tooting for seven years.  While based at St Boniface he also served as the Catholic Chaplain to St. George’s Hospital. On 20th December 2017, Fr. Habte has been appointed as the chairman of the Diocesan commission for justice and peace and integrity of creation.
Fr Chris will swap with Fr Habte on Saturday evening and Fr Przemek will swap on Sunday.

Next Week: Fr Michael Creech from St Mary's, Clapham.

Lenten Preachers

9/10th Mar: Fr Christopher
16/17th Mar: Fr Przemyslaw

24 Hours for the Lord: In response to the Pope’s request, the Lambeth Deanery will be holding their “24 Hours for the Lord” at two Churches: St Mary’s in Clapham and Church of the Holy Redeemer (Scalabrini Fathers), Brixton Road.  There will be Eucharistic Adoration all night and plenty of opportunity to go to Confession.  More details to follow soon.  

Join us for St Patrick's Night Celebration - Saturday 17th March: 7 for 7.30pm.  All things Irish: 3 Course meal, live music, singing and poetry.  Book in advance £20 per person – phone Mick Cronin or see Fr Christopher.  All proceeds will be split between Parkinson UK, Cancer Research and St Bede’s Bazaar fund. 

Welcome to our Confirmation Candidates and their parents: Today (Saturday) we kick off our programme for 2018 with a meeting for all the candidates and their families.  Bishop Patrick will come on Sunday 27th May to confirm our 17 candidates.    

2 Places on Lourdes Pilgrimage: Two places have come available for our April pilgrimage to Lourdes (5-9th).  If you are interested, please give your details to one of the priests this weekend.  Costs £ per person.  

Chartres Pilgrimage - 18th to 22nd May: The 25th British Pilgrimage leaves London on Friday 18th at 7.30am.  (Mass of Departure in Westminster Cathedral Crypt at 7am). The Registration Form should be completed & returned with a deposit of £50 per person to reserve your place.  Payment in full by 25 March (Palm Sunday) please! We arrive back in London about 8pm on the following Tuesday.  Cost £275 (£140 Children under 12).   Preliminary information is contained in the print outs at the back of Church.  We will have one Youth chapter (ages 13-30) dedicated to St. Alban & one chapter (Our Lady of Walsingham) for everyone else!  Please note that we have been unable to obtain our usual allocation of rooms in our hotel in Chartres and, therefore, there will be very few single rooms available.  A single room in the Paris hotel only will be at a supplement of £30.00.  Further information and updates may be posted to our website,  Please contact us for any further information on email:

St Mary Soledad GroupStarting next Saturday (3rd March) our Sisters are starting a group (St Mary Soledad) made up of young girls and boys between the ages of 10-18 years.  It will take place at the Convent, every 1st Saturday of the month from 1pm to 4pm. 
Prayer Group for Vocations: They also have a monthly prayer group from 5-6pm on the first Saturday of the month with Rosary & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.        
Cleaners this week: Tricia & Emma Johnson, Teresa Ablett and Franca Otuo.

A Lenten Day of Recollection: at St James’s Spanish Place, Saturday 3rd March.  “The Saints: Models of Repentance” led by Fr Mark Higgins.  Starts 10.30am and ends at 3.30pm.  

London SW Catholic Youth Adults is a social group for young Catholics which meet every month. Our next social evening is on Saturday, 3rd March from 7.30pm at The Alexandra, Wimbledon SW19 7NE. For further details visit our Facebook page or contact Miles on 07790 441242

CTS Stand: Please take the time to have a look at the CTS stand in the Church porch.  There are a number of books available for Lent and Easter including books of Stations of the Cross.

Open Morning - The Oratory School:  Saturday 10th March 9.30am to 12noon.

Knock Pilgrimage 14-18th March 2018 - Spaces still available. £599 per person sharing. Wheelchair accessible rooms in the hotel. Limited single rooms at supplement of £50. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email

A Day with Mary: at St John Fisher, Cannon Hill Lane, SW20 on Saturday 17th March 9.45am to 5pm.  See poster for more details.

Exam Invigilators Required at Ursuline High School:  14th May to 26th June.  You must be available on any day Monday to Friday during this period (excluding 28th May to 1st June which is half-term).  Sessions are allocated on a rota basis.  £9.75 p/hr for hours worked.  Please contact Maggi Chick for more info maggiec@ursulinehigh, 020 8879 4346.  See posters at the back of Church or CLICK HERE to be taken to our vacancies page. 

St Philomena's 125th Year Celebration Ball: Please join us to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls founded in 1893 by The Daughters of the Cross.  This will be a celebration evening of dining and dancing for parents, staff, Governors, past students and friends of St Philomena's School.  Saturday 7th July 6.30pm to 11pm.  Dress code will be formal.  See poster for more details.