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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, 29 May 2016.
Read more about Booking Masses in remembrance of loved ones or for special intentions.

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The Month of May

Our Lady

This month is traditionally kept in honour of Our Lady.

Why not look for some special way of honouring Our Lady during this month, for instance by praying the Rosary either individually, as a family or with parishioners in the church?
PARISH DEVOTIONS: Please join the Parish for ROSARY after 9.30am Mass on weekdays, before 9am Mass (8:40am) & 6pm Mass (5:30pm) on Sundays.

Upcoming Events

Please see the Events page for more information, including:

  • Parish Day Of Marriage – 5th June
  • Weekend Retreat & Pilgrimage – 1st – 3rd July
  • Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and San Giovanni (Padre Pio) – 29th Oct

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the translation of the Mass changed in 2011 and the musical settings in most of our older hymn books are therefore out of date.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.

Open Parish Meeting

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calendar-12thAs Fr Shaju announced at all Masses last weekend, there will be an open Parish Meeting in the Hall on Sunday 12th June at 3.30pm. Please make a note of this important date.
Now that the majority of the work in the church has been completed, it is time to turn our attention to the parish’s other buildings—the Hall and the Presbytery–and how to make the best possible use of them.
We are very conscious of the need to make good decisions now so that the parish will have useable facilities not only in the short term but for decades ahead.

A professional consultant has been working with Fr Shaju to produce a number of proposals for the future. These have been discussed by the Parish Pastoral Council and it is now time for these to be presented to the whole parish. At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and to express your opinion on the proposals. More details will be available in the coming weeks.

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.

Celebration of Marriage

Married CouplesWe celebrate a day for Married couples in our Parish.

The parish invites all the couples to join for a special Mass on Sunday 5th June at 12 noon.

Couples will have an opportunity to renew their marriage Vows at this special Mass and there will be a special blessing for the couples and a reception in the Hall afterwards.

6-Day Parish Pilgrimage

Rome and San Giovanni (Padre Pio)

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.

Date: 29th October – 3rd November. Details are on the Notice Board. If you wish to join, please pick up a booking form, fill it in and give it to a priest or Parish Office together with your deposit. Only 25 seats are available.

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.

Children’s Liturgy

Parents are encouraged to send their children from age 5-10 years for Children’s Liturgy in the Hall from 10.30am–11am on Sundays. Please also make use of the Children’s bulletins available from the back of the Church.

Parents are requested to collect & put back all the pencils that their children use so that other children can also use them. Many thanks.

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.

The next Baptism preparation session will be on Tuesday 31st June at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.

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.

Novena to St Anthony

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St Anthony

After the 9.30am Mass on Tuesday 31st May, we will have our regular first Tuesday devotions to St Anthony.

The Novena to St Anthony is made on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month after the 9:30am Mass.

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 : 29 May 2016

Recently deceased:

Lewis Elwin; Carmela Conway.
May they rest in peace – Amen.

The sick:

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

Anniversaries:

Francis Bastian, Michael Devlin, Martin Walsh, Annie Nordon, Bridget McAndrew, Bridget Moran, Marie Bleach, Joseph Mackie, Michael Thornton, Lawrence Vincent, Camillo De Souza, Donal Sullivan, Zoltan Szabo, Maria Zlataric, Michael Malone, Lily D’Souza.
May they rest in peace – Amen.



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