|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).
On the 18th April 1907, 110 years ago today, our church was opened for worship. Read our history…
There are a number of parish events coming up. Please note the dates so that you will be able to take part.
- A retreat day for choir members on Saturday 6th May from 11am-2pm.
- Divine Mercy Sunday: Sunday 23rd April.
- The 110th anniversary of the opening of our church on 27 April 2017.
- Pilgrimage to Fatima – 6-10 June, 5 Day pilgrimage.
On Maundy Thursday, we mark the end of Lent and the beginning of the Easter Triduum—the three-day period leading up to Easter Sunday. It is ONE celebration continuing from Thursday to Easter. That is why there is no dismissal after Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service- it is one continuous time of watching and celebrating the mystery of our salvation.
So Please don’t miss any of the THREE CELEBRATIONS OF MAUNDY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER.
- Holy Thursday: Morning Prayer (8.45am) & Mass 9.30am, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm followed by Watch & Pray until 10pm
- Good Friday: Morning Prayer at 9.30am, Station of the Cross for children at 10am, The passion of the Lord at 3pm Stations of the Cross at 7pm
- Holy Saturday: Morning Prayers at 9.30am, Blessing of Easter Baskets at 9.45am, Easter Vigil at 8.30pm
- Easter Sunday: Masses 9am, 10.30m, 12:00pm & 6.30pm
ALTAR SERVERS ANNUAL MASS
All the Altar Servers and their families are invited to this year’s Annual Mass on Monday 1st May at The Friars, Aylesford.
Parish has arranged two Coaches for travel.
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA & THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
to prepare ourselves for the feast of the Divine Mercy 23rd April at 3pm, the Parish invites you to join for a 9-Day Divine Mercy Novena started on Good Friday and continuing until Easter
Saturday. Novena is at 10.30am on Easter Monday and 10am from Easter Tuesday to Easter Saturday.
Divine mercy Sunday: devotions & confessions start at 2pm, Mass at 3pm followed by Anointing of the Sick.
FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 2017
As many people were unable to get a seat for the July Pilgrimage to Fatima, the Parish has managed to organise another pilgrimage to Fatima from 6-10 June, 5 Day pilgrimage. The cost is £499. Only 5 more seats are available. Closing date for booking: 24th April.
FRIENDS OF ST BONIFACE
Table Top Sale & Cake Sale in St Boniface Parish Hall on Sunday, 23rd April after the 9.00am Mass until 13.30. If you wish to have a table to sell – clothes/shoes/accessories in good condition, quality household items (no electrical please), books, good quality toys and bric-a-brac, or unwanted gifts, please email your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is £10 per table (which will be provided). To take part in the sale we are asking for 10% of anything you make on the day is to be donated towards the Friends of St Boniface.
Sunday 23 April
There will be a cake sale in the Parish Hall in aid of the SVP and a sale of hand knit and crocheted items (shawls, toys and other items) in aid of the Parish Orphanage Lenten appeal.
If anyone wishes to receive bereavement support, please do make use informal support programmes on Saturdays 6th and 20th May.
SPANISH AND POLISH LESSONS
Our Parish community is happy to offer both Spanish and Polish language, history and cultural lessons for children. We are looking for more parents who can help in these area. If you can, please speak to one of the priests or contact the Parish Office.
SENIORS CITIZEN’S DINNER
We value very much the presence and the contributions of Seniors to our Parish Family. To say a thank you to them, we celebrate a Day in honour of them which will be on Sunday 30th April with a special Mass at 12:00 followed by a dinner & entertainment in the hall. If any senior parishioner would like to come for dinner, please put your name on the sheet in the back of the Church, If you require transport, please specify it. We need help to serve food and organise some entertainment for them.
RETREAT FOR PARENTS & COUPLES
ON Saturday 3rd June 11am-3pm. All the parents & couples are requested to put this date in your diary.
Following Sunday, 4the June, we will celebrate a DAY OF PARENTS. Couple will have an opportunity to renew their Marriage vows at the Mass. If anyone is celebrating special anniversary of their wedding such as 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th, please fill in a form which can be found on the table in the Porch.
Food & Drink in the Church
Please do not consume food & drink in the Church for both children & adults. The Parish is very happy that we 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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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…
Rose Mullins, Ify Muo, Giuseppe Piccinini, Aires 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, Albert Folivi, Kevin Hider, Carys Bradshaw, Yacintha Subramaniam, Julianna Hayfron.
John Anderson, Margaret Reid, Maria Philips-Sadler, John Alvares, Diego Pinto, Anne Richardson, Judith Amito, John McNamara, Theresa Lawrence.
Antonio Ramos, William Holmes, Herman Bertrand, Ellen Rosedene, Maurice Walsh, Mary Winters, George Jhugroo, Honorio Montfort-Gill, Yves Koo-Mo-Shan, Kathleen Clarke, Joseph Donoghue, Eileen Vernon, Irene Tomkinson, Josephine Martin.
May they rest in peace – Amen.
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