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St. Boniface Catholic Church Tooting opened for worship in 1907 and is home to a large Parish Community in South West London with over 45 nationalities represented in our parish family. We are in the RC Archdiocese of Southwark.

Holy Mass is celebrated daily – see Mass Times for details. Everyone is invited to the hall on Sundays after the 10:30am Mass for tea and coffee; for anyone new to the parish, you are very welcome to join in these coffee mornings and to meet the priests after Sunday Mass.

Our Parish Primary School (St Boniface R.C. Primary School) is a vital part of our community.

The parish has two halls available for hire on weekends (See Hall Hire).

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Parish Day 2016 Photo Album


Read Newsletter for Sunday, 25 September 2016. You can also see our Facebook page.


All Saints Day Celebrations

Our Parish is organising a special celebration of All Saints Day on Sunday 6th November for children to help them to understand better the role of Saints in the Church and their life. Children can choose a special saint they like and are encouraged to dress like their favourite saint.

The 10.30am Mass will be followed by celebrations in the Hall. More details to come.

All are Welcome

We as a Parish Family welcome everyone: children, young people, adults, parents with young babies, disabled and elderly. Recently we have cut six pews close to the last six columns on either side from the back of the Church to make more space for disabled people, parents with buggies etc. Please make use of this facility.

May we ask others not to take these spaces which are created for those who are disabled, people with poor eye sight, pushchairs, parents with babies, etc.

Visit of the Our Lady of Fatima Statue

We will have a unique opportunity to pray to the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

The statue will be visiting our church on 12th & 13th November.

Welcoming Ministry

Parish is grateful for all those who are trying to make our Parish a welcoming Family. The Welcoming Group will help in handing out newsletters and hymn books, to find a seat for people with push chairs / prams and they will also be people to contact if parishioners need any help. We encourage more people to join the Welcoming Team.

DAY WITH JESUS

The second Saturday of each month.

Recollection, Mass & Healing Prayers. Next one Saturday 8th October START at 9.15am with MORNING PRAYER, adoration, devotions, talk, confessions, and a SPECIAL MASS at 11am followed by anointing of the sick and prayer over people.

It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time in prayer and reflection. If you know anyone who is ill in your family or among friends please bring them with you.

Catechists for our

2017 Confirmation Programme

We have around sixty five young people already registered for the Confirmation and fifty five for First Holy Communion. We have now closed the registration for the programmes.

The programmes will start in January 2017. The dates and the details of the programme will be available by the first week in September.

Since we have many young people registered for Confirmation, we need more catechists. If anyone wishes to join the catechists’ team, please speak to one of the priests after Mass. Training will be given to you.

Want to Become a Catholic?

Any person who was never baptised, who was baptised in another Christian tradition and would like to become a Catholic, or any Catholic adults who have never been confirmed, please come and see a priest on Wednesday 5th October at 7.30pm in the presbytery.

Welcome to Tomasz Margol

We are delighted to welcome Tomasz, a seminarian at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh to our Parish. Tomasz will be spending a year at St Boniface as part of his formation.

Please introduce yourself when you meet him and make him most welcome to encourage and strengthen his vocation to priesthood.

PARISH FAITH FORMATION, NEWS & MISSION

Welcome back all who were on holiday. We give thanks to God for the holidays and good summer weather.

The Parish takes this opportunity to thank all of you for helping one another to pray in the Church with silence and also keeping our Church neat and clean. Please do not consume food and drink in the Church for both children and adults. The Parish is very happy that we now have special places in the Church for people with pushchairs and prams. Please leave these spaces free for whom they were intended.
We also thank all parents for bringing their children to the Church and being part of our family.
If your children are getting restless, please take them to the Cry Chapel.

Afro-Caribbean Day

Our Afro-Caribbean community is celebrating their community day in our Parish on Sunday 23rd October with a special Mass at 12:00pm followed by an Afro-Caribbean meal in the Hall.

 

New Choir for 12.00pm Sunday Mass

From the 18th September we are going to have a new choir to sing at the 12.00pm
Mass. We encourage all singers and musicians to please participate and use your God given musical talents to enhance the Holy Sacrament of the Mass.

 

Arranging Baptisms

Baptism

Baptism

The next Baptism course will start this Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

To arrange for the Baptism of your child, please come to the parish open house and speak to one of the priests.

There is a short preparation course which usually takes place on the last two Tuesday evenings of each month. Baptisms usually take place at 3pm on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Weddings in the Parish

If anyone wishes to get married in the Church please see a priest first to begin the documentation process before you start any other preparation.

Please note six months notice is usually required.

Hospital Visits

If you or a family member are admitted to St George’s Hospital and would like to see a priest, please let the hospital chaplain (Fr Jonathon Routh) know. His details are on the front of the newsletter.

In an emergency, please ask the ward staff to contact the priest on call.

Parish Open House

A Parish surgery is held on Friday evenings in the presbytery between 6pm – 7:30pm. This is an opportunity to see one of the priests about routine matters (such as form signing or arranging baptisms) or to have a private chat about any other matter. No appointment necessary.

Please note: parish surgeries are not for turning up to view the hall. If you would like an appointment to view the hall please email secretary@stbonifacetooting.org.uk to arrange this.

Gift Aid

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GiftAid It

You can increase the value of your contributions to the parish by signing up for Gift Aid.

As long as you are a UK tax payer and pay sufficient tax to cover the amount reclaimed by the parish for your contributions, you can be part of the gift aid scheme. Read more…

 


Parish Prayer List : 25 September 2016

Recently Deceased:

Sevilla Samiento, Colin Routh

The Sick:

Christina Grogan, Ian Addison, Matilda Addison, Maria Da Silva, Bety Joyce, J J Hogan, Tony Hardy, Amleset Gebrezgi, Richard Sagoe, Esther Daley, Clifford Teteh, Norman & Irene Mendonca, Idan Vijay, Thomas McDermot,

Anniversaries:

George Brown, Addaikalamuth Santiyaku.
May they rest in peace – Amen.



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