As a result of recent interviews by the School Governors we are pleased to be able to announce that Miss Emma Cashier, who has been Acting Head of St Joseph’s School for the last two terms, has now been appointed as the permanent Headteacher. We offer her our congratulations and look forward to experiencing inspiring leadership from her in the years ahead.
Palm Sunday Vigil 24th 17.30 Mass & Blessing Palms
Palm Sunday 25th 10.00 Mass & Blessing Palms
15.00 Royal Hospital Mass
Mon of Holy Week 26th 09.30 Mass
19.00 Penitential Service at St Mary Magdalene
Tue of Holy Week 27th 09.30 Mass
Wed of Holy Week 28th 09.30 Mass
11.15 Chrism Mass at St George’s Cathedral
Maundy Thursday 29th 19.00 Mass
Good Friday 30th 10.00 Children’s Stations of the Cross
12.00 Walk of Witness
15.00 Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion
Holy Saturday 31st 10.00 Confessions
20.00 Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 1st 10.00 Mass of Easter Day
15.00 Royal Hospital Mass
The staff and pupils of St Joseph's School will join us for mass at 9.30 on Monday 19th March, their patronal feast.
Stations of the Cross take place at St Thomas a Becket Church on Fridays at 10.00 and Sundays at 17.30.
Our Marriage Preparation Course takes place on Saturday 24th February in the Corry Hall 10.00-16.00.
The floodlighting for the Church which was installed for the Millennium by Wandsworth Council has been out of action for some time. This week the old fittings were replaced with new LED lights and the floodlighting is now operational from dusk to midnight. It is a great enhancement to our beautiful Church building.
There will be a Cheese and Wine Party for Young Adults at 19.30 on Thursday 22nd February in the Corry Hall. Theme of the discussion: Effective Communications.
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes normally falls on 11th February but this year, since that day is a Sunday, we will celebrate the feast on Monday 12th. This is also the World Day of Prayer for the Sick and so we will offer the Sacrament of the Sick after 9.30 mass that day.
If you are applying for a place for your child at primary or secondary school you will require a reference from the priest. Since Father Alex is new and doesn’t know people’s names yet you will need to provide evidence of regular mass attendance. To provide this please sign the sheet at the back of the Church each Sunday.
There will be a meeting of the Parish Council at 19.30 on Thursday 28th September in the Parish Hall. All parishioners are very welcome to attend and express their views. With the change of parish priest it is a good time to discuss the situation of the parish.
Father Alex McAllister SDS
St Thomas à Becket Church
London SW18 1RX
Parish Office Address:
London SW18 1NT
Saturday Vigil 17.30
15.00 (Royal Hospital)
Confessions Saturday 10.00