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Deacon Tony reflects: The moment is now

Jesus knows how urgent our response must be to our call to discipleship. Not until the end of this term, or until after the summer holidays, or until the moment feels right. For Jesus the right moment is now.

Today our Candidates will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral in Portsmouth. Please keep all our Candidates, their Sponsors and families in your prayers. Thank you to all the Catechists who have prepared the young people, and all involved in organising the programme.

Evening Masses are resuming this week at Holy Ghost Church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6pm. Thank you again to everyone who has supported the urgent repairs to the lighting and gas pipework. Further work will continue in the coming months.

There will be a “Bring and Share” lunch after the 12 noon Mass tomorrow, Monday 6th June. Please come along and join the lunch if you can.

The bishops of England and Wales have reinstated the obligation on Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. This will take effect from this Sunday.

During June, Pope Francis asks us to pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.

The Catenians are holding a Golf Day at Weybrook Park Golf Club in aid of CAFOD on Friday 1st July 2022. Teams of 3 stableford competition. Entry Fee: £50 per person. For entry forms and further details please contact: Joe Shevlin 07881781407 or email: joeshevlin@icloud.com

Deacon Tony reflects: A loving community

Jesus prays for his disciples and those who will follow them. This includes us. Do others see us as a loving community? Do we look out for one another?

The bishops of England and Wales have reinstated the obligation on Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days. This will take effect on Pentecost Sunday, 5th June.

St Bede’s Church is hosting a retreat day of spiritual renewal this Saturday, 28th May, beginning with Mass at 9.30 am (please note there will not be Adoration beforehand). The morning continues with a talk on praise and an extended time of lively praise and worship with the Stay Awake Band. In the afternoon there will be silent Adoration, Prophetic Reflection, Rosary and the day will conclude with an opportunity to receive Prayer Ministry from experienced prayer teams. The day finishes at 3.30 pm. For more information on ADoRE go to http://www.altonrenewal.com

Today we celebrate the feast of St Bede, who is the patron of our church and Primary School. St Bede. pray for us!

“Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.” – St. Bede the Venerable

Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord
There will be an additional Mass on Thursday 26th May at 6pm in Holy Ghost Church.

During this month of May, pray the mysteries of the Rosary with Bishop Philip using the videos on our website.

The next ‘Afternoon Tea’ will be taking place on Sunday at 3.00 pm in St Bede’s hall. Please send an email to stbedessocial@gmail.com so we can plan for numbers.

Deacon Tony reflects: Now we are the church

As we hear in the 2nd reading, the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem bear the names of the apostles. We are their legacy, now we are the Church, the ones to share God’s word with those we meet.

Please keep in your prayers children from St. Bede’s School who will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend; and for the children who made their Communion in the church last week. Thank you to all the Catechists who have prepared the children, and all involved in organising the programme.

On Sunday, the school car park will not be available for use for the 9 am and 11 am Masses. Please be considerate of our neighbours if you park off-site.