|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).
There are a number of parish events coming up. Please note the dates so that you will be able to take part.
- A day of prayer, discussion and celebration for our altar servers and their families on Saturday 4th March from 11am to 2pm.
- A retreat day for readers and ministers of Holy Communion on Saturday 25th March from 11am-3pm.
- A retreat day for choir members on Saturday 6th May from 11am-2pm.
- Our Parish St Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday 17th March. There will be Mass in the church at 6.30pm followed by an Irish Dance evening in the Hall.
- The 110th anniversary of the opening of our church on 27 April 2017.
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. See flyer here. Read more in Parish Events.
Confirmation Preparation for Adults
The sacrament of Confirmation strengthens and perfects the graces given to us at our Baptism. During Lent, we will offer a programme of preparation for baptised Catholic adults who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
If you have not been confirmed, please complete one of the application forms available at the back of the church and return it to the parish office.
School Supplementary Forms
If any parent/guardian wishes to seek admission in a catholic school for the next three years and would like to get a reference from the parish in the supplementary form, you should fill in a Mass attendance sheet. The first of these is done on weekend 25/26 February.
Please do collect a sheet from one of the priests, fill in either in the Porch or the Hall and drop in the box provided in the Porch. Please Note: only a parent/guardian should fill in the sheet and the hand writing should match.
New Parish Hall, Offices and Presbytery Project
Thanks for your payers for our new project. We are still in the pre-planning application stage. We have submitted two pre-planning application and the Council is not still happy with the design and layouts. Each time, the process will take at least six weeks. We ask you to continue to pray for the project that we will get the best for our Parish. Before the planning application, you will have an opportunity to see the details of the plans.
Parish Photo Album & Post Cards
We have made a Parish Photo Album of the main events in 2016 and also Rome Pilgrimage. They are at the back of the Church. Many parishioners are in the Albums, you are most welcome to have a look at them. Please do take with you, if you wish, Parish post cards. They are in the Porch. All those who made the pilgrimage to Rome and wish to have a copy of the Pilgrimage Album, please do contact the Parish Office
Parish Quiz Night
We are holding a parish quiz in aid of the church building fund on Friday 17th February. £5 to take part in the quiz or £10 with a curry supper. To order food, please call Tommy on 07949 332 183. Doors open 7pm and Quiz will start 7.45pm
Bible Study Group: Letters of St Paul
Our Bible study group meets on Thursdays at 1.30pm in the presbytery meeting room. All are welcome to attend. This week, we begin an exploration of the letters of St Paul led by our parish seminarian, Tomasz Margol.
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.
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.
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.
You can view Parish Videos on YouTube
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
Next Open House – Friday, 17th February
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.
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…
Giuseppe Piccinini, Ayres Fernandes, Sherifa Joseph, Veronica Antao, Christina Grogan, Ian Addison, Matilda Addison, Maria Da Silva, Bety Joyce, J J Hogan, Tony Hardy, Esther Daley, Cliﬀord Teteh, Norman Mendonca, Irene Mendonca, Idan Vijay, Thomas McDermot, Eula Brito, Geoffrey Blwyddin, Diego Pinto.
Yvonne Wise, Heleno Magro, Ruth Coombs, Ann Murphy, Richard Sagoe, Espicia Monteiro, Luiza Pires, Barbara Bainbridge, Fr Andrew Fernandes.
Felsy Massey, Mary Hickey, Kevin Kenneally, Anne Moran, Spencer Osborn, Thomas Gavigan, Mary Reeves, Hugh Mills, Merton Chang, Donald Aveling, Pearl Johnson, Doris Andrews, Alexander Coull, Carol Gonzales.
May they rest in peace – Amen.
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