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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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Read Newsletter for Sunday, 04 December 2016. Check Christmas Mass Times.


 

A DAY WITH JESUS

The second Saturday of each month.

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Jesus

The next one will be
Saturday 10th December starting at 9.15am

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.

CAROLS THIS YEAR

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Carol Singing

As it may not be feasible for all of us to go to the Carol Service followed by Christmas midnight Mass the Parish gives you an opportunity to start the Christmas celebration with a special Carol Service by our parish Choir & Children’s Choir on SUNDAY 18th, 5-6pm followed by mulled wine & mince pies in the Parish Hall and the CHRISTMAS RAFFLE DRAW.

Carols will be sung in different languages and by our Parish and the Children’s Choir. The Parish encourages different nationalities to come forward and sing carols in their own language respectively. Please speak to one of the priests if any nation wishes to sing.

LAST MASS IN 2016

Like last year, we offer the 9.30am Mass on Saturday 31st December for all those deceased in 2016 especially family members and friends.

During the Canon of the Mass the names of your loved ones who died this year will be read out. If you wish their names to be included, please put down them on the sheet in the Church Porch.

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE DRAW


Our next building project is the restoration work to the front of the Church and the tower. This year’s Christmas raffle money will go towards this project. Please take some raffle books to sell among your friends, family and colleagues.

Please return the ticket counterfoils with the money to a priest or to the Parish Office. The last date to return sold and unsold raffle tickets is SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER. Many thanks for your support.

 

SIMBANG GABI

Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”) is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practised by Roman Catholics in the Philippines in anticipation of Christmas.

There will be Simbang Gabi Masses in our church from 16th—24th DECEMBER at 6.30pm.

FIRST CHRISTMAS MASS 2016

The first Christmas Mass this year will be at 5pm on 24th DECEMBER that is ideally for children, who will act out the gospel of the day. Children are most welcome to dress as shepherds or angels or kings.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Thanksgiving Service and Adoration from 11pm on Saturday 31st December followed by Mass at Midnight.

Children’s Choir REHEARSALS

The Children’s Choir will be rehearsing to sing at the Parish Christmas Carol Service and Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve. The rehearsals will take place in the church from 4pm – 5pm on Saturdays: 10th and 17th and Friday 23rd December.

CHURCH FLOOR POLISHING

On Thursday 8th December the Church will be closed from 11am-1pm for floor polishing. Fr Shaju will be most grateful if anyone wishes to give him a hand with the floor polishing. Please speak to him.

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS

This year we have printed personalised Parish Christmas cards. The Parish encourages you to buy these religious cards rather than commercial ones. These are available from the back of the Church and money to be put in the honesty box.

ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE

The Parish encourages you to make your confession and get ready spiritually for the celebration of Christmas. Two priests will be available in the confessionals during all the weekend Masses on 17th and 18th December.

Novena to St Anthony

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St Anthony

The Novena to St Anthony will now take place every Tuesday after 9.30am Mass.

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.

 

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.

Weddings in the Parish

rings-01If 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 : 04 December 2016

Recently Deceased:

Hazel Hodges, Cyprian Alvares, Elizabeth Sealey, Joseph Kariam.

The Sick:

Sherifa Joseph, Veronica Antao, 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 Mendonca, Irene Mendonca, Idan Vijay, Thomas McDermot, Ola Brito.

Anniversaries:

Gerard Dunne, Thomas Moore, Michael Hickey, Teresa Humphreys, Michael Spencer, John Neal, Daniel Moriarty, Harry Higgs, Angelina Joseph, Mary Gear, Marie Fitgerald, Aubrey Nolan, Leo Keating, Florencio D’Mello, Margaret O’Brien, Declan Donoghue, Jim Mackin, John McGrath, Paul Lambert, Lawrence McGrath.

May they rest in peace – Amen.



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