|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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First Communion and Confirmation Programmes
The First Holy Communion programme begins on Saturday 21st January at 10am in the Parish Hall. The children and parents should attend this first session.
The Confirmation programme begins on Saturday 21st January at 11:30am in the Parish Hall. The candidates should attend this session.
RETREAT FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
The Parish is organising a day of Retreat by SEHION UK for our children and young people, 5-16 years, on SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY 10am – 4pm. Parents are requested to please keep their diary free this day for their children to participate. Please do take a ﬂyer from the Church Porch for more information
RETREATS FOR READERS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND CHOIR MEMBERS
The Parish wishes to say thank you to all the Readers, Eucharistic Ministers and members of our four Choirs for helping us in our Parish life: in prayer & celebrations. You all are requested to make use of the retreats which are organised for you.
Readers & Eucharistic Ministers: SATURDAY 25th MARCH 11am-3pm
Choirs: SATURDAY 6th MAY 11am-2pm.
SCHOOL SUPPLEMENTARY FORM
If any parent/ guardian wishes to seek admission to your children in a catholic School for the next year three years and would like to a priest to sign the supplementary form, you need to fill in the Mass attendance sheet this year which will begin soon.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Thank you very much to Jim Alford for running this study group for many years. The Bible Study Group will recommence in due course.
110th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEDICATION OUR CHURCH
It will be 110 years on 18th April 2017 since the dedication of our Church. Let us maintain our Parish as we are getting ready for the anniversary celebrations.
ST PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
Irish Community is inviting you all to join them for St Patrick’s Day celebrations this year with a feast day Mass at 6.30pm on FRIDAY 17th MARCH followed by an “IRISH DANCE EVENING” in the hall. There is a prize for the best-dressed leprechaun. Irish coffees and much more.
The Parish wishes to offer support to all those have experienced loss of their loved ones recently or going through any kind of loss. It is a non-formal and friendly gathering for them with professional people to help them if they wish to receive any help. First gathering is on SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY at 3pm in the Presbytery. If you want to help, please contact the Parish Office.
NEW YEAR’S MOTTO
This alone is what God asks of you: that you act with justice; that you love with tenderness;
that you walk in humility with your God.
PARISH FAITH FORMATION, NEWS & MISSION
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.
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A DAY WITH JESUS
The second Saturday of each month.
Recollection, Mass & Healing Prayers. 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.
Novena to St Anthony
The Novena to St Anthony will now take place every Tuesday after 9.30am Mass.
Weddings in the Parish
Please note six months notice is usually required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
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Evelyn Wilson, Desmond Morris, Richard Sagoe, Ray Nieslony, Mary Walsh, Stephen Kinsella, Oliver Murray, Anne Martin, Sean O’Callaghan.
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Pedro Ferndandes, Bety Carrasco, Michael Hennelly, Noel Mullarky, Theresa Oti, Sarah Kelsey, Robert Parker, Joules Foukes, Thomas Lynch, John Coter, Denis Keane, Kathleen Molloy, Narcisa Aldred, Michael O’Gorman, Ethel Lawrence, Peggy Breslin, Caetano D’Souza-Bento, Pamela Besley, Anne Watson, Louisa Nwodo, Marie Desveaux, Len Phillips.
May they rest in peace – Amen.
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