Please take a form from the table at the back of the Church if you wish to enrol your child for First Communion classes. Forms should be returned to the parish office by 31st October with a copy of the child’s Baptism Certificate. The children must be in Year Three or above. We are also looking for some extra Catechists to help deliver the classes. The classes will be at 16.00 on the following Saturdays: 9th November, 14th December, 11th January, 8th February, 7th March, 28th March, 25th April (First Confession) 9th May, 6th June (Practice) and the First Holy Communion will be on 13th June. The idea is that the children come to the classes and then join in the 17.30 Saturday evening mass. Parents should attend on 9th November for the first half an hour so that organisational matters can be clarified.
This Sunday at a special mass thirty of our children will be making their First Communion. Please remember them in your prayers.
Bishop Paul Hendricks will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on eighteen of our parishioners at 12.00 on Sunday 28th April. We assure them of our prayers for their special day.
There will be a Penitential Service with several priests for individual confession at St Mary Magdalen Church, East Hill at 19.00 on Wednesday of Holy Week, 17th April.
Ash Wednesday falls on 6th March this year. Masses at 9.30 and 19.00 with the distribution of ashes. The pupils of St Joseph's School will join us at 9.30.
The Sacrament of the Sick will be offered here at St Thomas à Becket on Monday 11th February at the 9.30 mass to mark the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes which is also World Day of Prayer for the Sick.
Our Christmas Carol Service will take place at 7pm on Friday 21st December. We will be joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wandsworth. There will be mulled wine in the Corry Hall afterwards.
Father Alex McAllister SDS
St Thomas à Becket Church
London SW18 1RX
Parish Office Address:
London SW18 1NT