St Boniface Parish Newsletter
We are very grateful that permission has now been given for places of worship to reopen for individual prayer from Monday 15 June. This can only happen, however, if all the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures have been put in place. We welcome this first step towards the restoration, in due course, of public liturgical celebrations with a congregation. The Government’s permission to open our churches for visits for individual prayer enables us to draw closer to Christ who is really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. It is a beautiful providence that our churches are allowed to open the day after Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ.
In order to open our Church for individual prayers, we have to do a risk assessment and make sure all guidelines can be met. We are working towards it hoping that we will be able to open our Church from this Monday, 15 June. Initially we are intending to open the Church for public for individual prayer from 11am to 3pm. And then we shall assess the situation and will decide whether we can open until evening. All the live streaming of the Mass, Exposition and spiritual reflection will continue as now.
We can open our Church only if you can help us. We need volunteers from 11am to 3pm to make sure the people who come to the church will keep all guidelines. So if you can be a volunteer, please let me know by phone (0208 672 2345) or email (email@example.com) as soon as possible. It may be an opportunity for your to come and spend some time with the Lord in the Church. You may consider one hour volunteering or more if you wish.
Wish you all a blessed evening
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Parishioners have been in contact asking how they can continue to support the parish financially during this difficult time when the church has to stay closed.
As a result the parish has set up a JustGiving page, under the Archdiocese of Southwark Charity Registration, where you can make donations for collections, Easter Offerings etc. Please state what your donation is for - all donations will go to St Boniface Tooting.
Thank you very much for your donation - Fr Shaju JustGiving
|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 9:00am, 10:30am and 12 noon Masses 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 halls available for hire on weekends (See Hall Hire).
Please remember all those on our Parish Prayer List in your prayers.
The Order of MassThose who are not sure of the parts & responses of the Mass, please make use of the ORDER OF MASS leaﬂet from the back of the Church. Please do not take home this card leaﬂet but please put it back in the holder for the next person. Thank you.
NewslettersBe sure to take a newsletter from the Church at Sunday Mass, you can also subscribe to receive the newsletter by email or see our newsletter page.
A Day with Jesus & Divine Mercy Retreat
The second Saturday of each month.Recollection, Mass & Healing Prayers. Starting 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.
Weddings in the ParishIf 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.
Arranging BaptismsTo 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 Monday of every month at 7.30pm in the Presbytery and a prerequisite for any christening. Baptisms usually take place at 3pm on the first and third Sundays of each month.
Hospital VisitsIf you or a family member are admitted to St George’s Hospital and would like to see a priest, please contact Fr Mark Higgins, the hospital chaplain on 020 8725 3069. His details are also on the front of the newsletter. In an emergency, please ask the ward staff to contact the priest on call.
Parish Open HouseA Parish surgery is held on Friday evenings in the presbytery between 4:00pm – 6:00pm. 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 viewing the hall. If you would like an appointment to view the hall please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
.Novena to St AnthonyThe Novena to St Anthony will now take place every Tuesday after 9.30am Mass.
Food & Drink in the ChurchPlease 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.
YouTubeYou can view Parish Videos on YouTube
.Gift AidYou 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...
Recently Deceased: Mary Hartigan
Anniversaries: Mary Kassim, Ann Collier, Bernard Ward, Teresa Brownhill, Bridget Healey, Kenneth Mulcahy, Hugh Lynch, Sr Philomena Morgan, Thomas Connolly, Alan Berlie, Joyce Donaldson, Stephen Humphreys, Michael Hopkins, Kathleen Sullivan, Margaret Gallagher, Elizabethrani Jekob, Ralph Emerson, Nneoma Onyiukah, Mary Brown, John McNamara, Lorna Charles-Agbowu, Lucy Lartey and Lionel Rajah and Mary McCauley. May they rest in peace – Amen.