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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).


Read Newsletter for Sunday, 19 June 2016. You can also see our Facebook page.
Read more about Booking Masses in remembrance of loved ones or for special intentions.


MAJOR WORKS TO THE HALL AND PRESBYTERY

Thanks for your prayers and support for the care and maintenance of our parish buildings. Around 75 parishioners came to the meeting last Sunday (12th June 2016) and the presentation on the hall & presbytery project.

Two options were put forward, either to do major renovations to the hall and presbytery, or demolish the hall buildings and rebuild on the site a new complex with facilities for halls, parish offices, meeting rooms with disabled access, car parking and priests’ residence. The first option will cost in the region of £1.2m for a proper renovation to get another 30-40 years usage on the existing halls and presbytery. The second option to build brand new facilities will cost in the region of £2m but will be self- financing if we sell the presbytery and some land from the present garage area. The meeting concluded with the decision that parishioners should submit their valuable suggestions via a questionnaire by 3rd July 2016.

For those who were unable to attend the meeting, there will be another opportunity on Thursday 23rd June at 7.30pm in the Function Suite. If you cannot attend this meeting a hard copy of the presentation will be available from the back of the church. Your suggestions should reach the parish office by 3rd July 2016. Many thanks.

Hymn Books

books_032Music is an important part of our worship. To reflect this, the parish has recently ordered new hymn books to replace our existing sets.
As you will recall, the translation of the Mass changed in 2011 and the musical settings in most of our older hymn books are therefore out of date. The new hymn books include the text of the Order of Mass at the front and have musical settings for the new translation of the Mass.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to sponsor a hymn book and, if you wish, to dedicate it to the memory of a loved one. To sponsor a hymn book costs £10. A dedication label will be placed inside the front cover including the name of the person that the book is dedicated to.

If you would like to sponsor one or more books, please give clear details of your dedication along with you payment to the Parish Office.

Shrines of Our Lady, St Anthony, St Jude, Sacred Heart and The Holy Family

The Parish is very pleased with the completion of the work on the shrines in our Church. Your devotions and prayers to the saints will bring graces to both our parish and families.

Please respect the silence at the shrine areas. This Sunday 19th June after 9.00am mass we shall bless the new statues and dedicate the Holy Family statue to all our families.

Ministry of Welcoming

This is an important ministry of the Parish Life. Visitors, new parishioners, elderly, people with special needs, parents with young children need help and support from us.

The Parish asks you to consider joining the Ministry of Welcoming. Please take a sheet that explains more about the ministry and if wish to join, please fill in a form and return it to a priest or the Parish Office.

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.

Monthly Recollection and Healing Prayers

The Parish is happy to offer you a day of recollection every month: an opportunity to spend time in prayer, reflection, reconciliation, prayers for your family tree, anointing of the sick and prayers over people for special intentions.

Starting from June, Every Second Saturday commencing at 11am with devotions, talks, confessions, Special Mass at 12:30pm followed by Anointing and prayer over people. First Service is on Saturday 11th June.

6-Day Parish Pilgrimage

Rome and San Giovanni (Padre Pio)

Date: 29th October – 3rd November. In the year of Mercy, Fr Shaju will lead a Parish Pilgrimage to visit Rome and San Giovanni, the place Padre Pio lived and his mortal remains are kept.

All 25 seats have now been taken. However, the airline and hotels have offered five more seats, these will be the last ones.

Those who wish to join the Pilgrimage, please fill a form and give to the Parish Office.

Parish Pilgrimage to LOURDES

All those who are travelling– the coach will leave from the Church to Heathrow at 4.45am on 27th.

Fr Shaju is very happy to take your intentions and special prayer requests with him and say Masses for them at the Grotto and other shrines during the Pilgrimage. If you wish him to take your intentions, please write them on a sheet of paper and place them in the box which can be found on the table at the back of the church.

A Day With Jesus

This will take place on Saturday 9th July starting at 11.00am with devotions and talk. Mass at 12.30pm followed by anointing and praying over the people.

Upcoming Events

Please see the Events page for more information, including:

  • Weekend Retreat & Pilgrimage – 1st – 3rd July
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and San Giovanni (Padre Pio) – 29th Oct

Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Church cleaning

The Parish wishes to say a Big Thank You to all who do these ministries.

Please do collect your rotas from the back of the Church or see here on the website.

Rehearsals for First Holy Communion Masses

The rehearsal for children making their First Holy Communion on Sunday 26th June is on Saturday 25th June at 10:00 am.
All children and parents for this ceremony should attend.

Arranging Baptisms

Baptism

Baptism

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.

Catholic Tradition

Please do keep our Liturgical Tradition that the faithful leave the Church only after the priest has processed out.

This also gives you an opportunity meet the priest as you leave.

Parish Open House

This week’s Open House is on Thursday 23rd June 6 – 7:30pm

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 : 19 June 2016

Recently deceased:

Lewis Elwin, James Lyons.
May they rest in peace – Amen.

The sick:

Tony Hardy, Amleset Gebrezgi, Priscilla Esi, Richard Sagoe, Esther Daley. Clifford Tetteh, Norman & Irene Mendonca, Gemma, Evelyn Hyland, Denis Lockwood, Kevin Coulson, Reg Ebdy, Winston, Arthur Smurthwaite & Fredda Smurthwaite.

Anniversaries:

James Maurice, Kathleen Syms, Esther Surrey, Mary C Yates, Ivan J Collins, Attilio Montalto, Lilian Weller, Anna F Gomes, George Ryan, Peter A Shea, Maureen Flood, Frances Lambert, James Breslin

May they rest in peace – Amen.



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