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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.

Our beautiful Easter Garden at St Bede’s. Have you spotted all the animals that have made a home in the garden?

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

The Holy Dusters are back and hard at work keeping our church clean! If you’d like to lend a hand, please come along to the next session on Thu 26 May after the 09:30 mass

Deacon Tony reflects: Sharing the Gospel

We are called to share the Gospel with the people we meet. We can all become a complacent and need the support and challenge of our fellow travellers to give us ‘fresh heart’,

St. Bede’s Kneeler Group would like to invite past, present and new members to our relaunch meeting on Wednesday from 7-9pm in St. Bede’s Church Hall. We are excited to start planning celebrations for our 10th Anniversary in September. Open to all – male, female, of all ages and abilities. If you can’t stitch, we are happy to teach you. For more information contact Susan Beard: susanbeard@gmail.com

There will be a cake sale after the 9 am and 11 am Masses on Sunday to raise funds for the lighting in Holy Ghost Church. Please come along and support this event.

St Bede’s Church is hosting a retreat day of spiritual renewal on 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

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

Tomorrow there is a second collection for the Clergy Training Fund. Your donation will support the work of the diocese’s vocations team, so they can encourage and inspire those who hear God’s calling. Your donations will also support the seminary fees and living costs of our Seminarians and those in formation for the Diaconate. It costs £30,000 a year, for 6 years, to sponsor each seminarian, so your generosity makes a big difference.

The BACCA choir will be singing regularly at St Bede’s from now on. Join them this Sunday at the 11am mass.

Are you celebrating a 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or Anniversary over 60 years? If so, Bishop Philip would like to invite you to a Mass of Celebration at St Bede’s on Saturday 2nd July at 11 am. The link to the application form in last week’s newsletter isn’t live, so please use this one: https://www.stbedesbasingstoke.org.uk/significant-…

The Holy Dusters are back! On Thu 12th May, after the 9.30 am Mass, we are getting together to clean the church and cloister. If you have an hour to spare, men/woman, any age!!!!! please come along and help us clean. Thank you for your support.

During May, Pope Francis asks us to pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Deacon Tony reflects: Follow me

What is Jesus calling you to do today? Does it take you out of your comfort zone? Remember with the gifts of the Holy Spirit then we are able to fulfil His mission.

All families who have had a child baptised during the pandemic, are invited to attend a celebratory Mass at St Bede’s on Sunday 19th June at 2pm. Afterwards there will be light refreshments in the Hall. Please contact Pam on 07883 059529 to confirm attendance to help with planning for catering.

St Bede’s Kneeler Group are resuming face to face meetings . First session is this Wednesday between 7 – 9 on at St Bede’s Church. We look forward to welcoming past and present members for tea and cake