Events for 2018:
Up-Coming Events for the year 2018. There are a large range of activities listed below covering almost all interests. The list is not inclusive or exhaustive but serves as a guide, it includes social justice events, pilgrimages, choral workshops, liturgical events, weekend retreats, parish events such as, dances, BBQ, local parish fund raisers and more. Please make a note of the dates in your diary or electronic device. You are warmly invited to participate in these events, please do get involved and engaged with our community and parish.
Our Social Events: Our parish is the center where our spiritual and sacramental needs are fulfilled through the pastoral care we receive, mainly from the parish clergy supported by every parishioner. Our parish is a vibrant, close-knit parish community. It is also located in one of the most multicultural areas of London; we belong to a universal Church and a truly diverse neighbourhood.
Our social events help to bring and bind our diverse parish community together and further strengthen that community bond and unity. We all constantly strive to promote a sense of family and community in our parish. This begins with all our liturgical celebrations and extends to our social activities, of which we host a number every year.
Our Parish has an active social events and fundraising committee whose ministry supports, promotes and works together to foster community cohesion, bringing us together through this ministry. The Committee helps to organize parish social activities. These activities provide occasions for socialising and celebrating together. They also provide opportunities for sharing our faith and supporting one another on our journey through life together.
We encourage members of the parish to support and join the social events and fundraising committee.
At St. Leonard's, Streatham. Led By Julie McCann. A Taizé Prayer Service is held at 18.30 p.m. every second Sunday of the month, at St. Leonard's Church, Streatham High Road, SW16 1HS.
Music rehearsals - 17:15 p.m.
Refreshments at - 18:00
The next ones are on the following dates:
- Sunday, 08th July 2018
- Sunday, 12th August 2018
- Sunday, 09th September 2018
- Sunday, 14th October 2018
'Jesus, our hope, in you we find the consolation with which God comes to flood our lives, and we understand that, in prayer, we can bring everything to you, entrust everything to you'
- Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé Community, France.
JULY 2018 EVENTS
Annual Parish B.B.Q
This is one of the most popular events in our parish calendar, it is mostly held at the beginning of July, it provides an opportunity to bring us together as a community. It is a fun filled day with an opportunity to stay outdoors and enjoy the sun and our beautiful parish garden.
- Sunday 08th July 2018
- Time: 12.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. following the 11.00 p.m. mass.
- Details:Our Annual Parish BBQ will be held on Sunday July 8th following the 11 a.m. Mass. This is our parish social event which brings us together as a community. Let us also use this occasion to raise much needed funds for the maintenance and renovation of our church and facilities. We would be very grateful if as many of you could support us as possible. Please see the sign-up sheets at the back of the church.
- Raffle Tickets. As part of our annual Parish BBQ and the fundraising event this year we have prepared two kinds of Raffle prizes, the usual raffle prizes which you will be able to buy on the day and a special raffle prize which you can buy separately any time after either our Sunday Masses or from the parish office.
The prizes include
A. Two tickets to see Justin Timberlake for his World Tour Concert on Wednesday (evening)on 11 July at the O2 Arena, London.
B. Dinner for two at any Ivy Collection Restaurant in London.
Parish Outing Day for the Children and the Youth:
The annual outing day for the younger members of our parish will be on
- Saturday 14th July 2018.
- From 10.15 a.m.
- At Exhibit B, Streatham Hill Branch.
We will need parents to book your children if you are joining us please. We encourage children over 6 years old to join us. Parents please sign-up for your children giving two film preferences from the following:
- The Greatest Showman
- Lady & the Tramp
- Harry Potter (Deathly Hallows part 2)
- Home Alone (Part 1 &2)
- Stars Wars (The Last Jedi)
- Black Panther
Parish Dancing NightFriday July 13th 2018 from 8.00 p.m. till 11.00 p.m
- DJ Jeff 'D' returns for another evening of energetic dance
The parish music or dancing night is an event which is organized once or twice a year by some of the enthusiastic members of our parish, supported by our DJ, and parish band. It provides a wonderful opportunity to bond together by spending some time and enjoying the vast selection of music.
DANCE NIGHT - Friday 13th July 2018 - YES! the popular dance night is returning on - Friday 13th July 2018 an eclectic mix of the best 80s, 90s, 00s & 10s dance music, world music, jazz funk. ~ Tickets £5 (including snacks) available in advance from the church or on the door. Please come along for a night of great music and entertainment.
Tickets will be sold in the parish office, after every weekend mass and on the door (if any are available). Buy your ticket now!
National Network of Pastoral Musicians (NNPM)
- 27th to 29th July 2018
- High Leigh Conference center
- Hoddeston, Hertfordshire.
This years conference will be held from 27th to 29th July 2018 at High Leigh Conference Center Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. Booking forms are now out click here for details.
So far the following have been booked to attend
- John Bell,
- Marty Haugen
- Christopher Walker
- Geraldine Lattey
- Martin Foster
- Richard Hubbard
- Andrew Maries.
For details and to book a place please click here.
AUGUST 2018 EVENTS
August 13th 2018 - Blessed Oscar Romero & the Many Faces of Mercy
The beginning of the centenary year celebrations which will continue through 2017.
- At 12.30pm Bishop Pat Lynch will celebrate a special Mass at St George’s Cathedral in Southwark to mark the 99th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero.
- The Mass will be followed by refreshments in the nearby Amigo Hall and the showing of a rarely-seen Mexican film on Archbishop Romero’s life (with subtitles) called ‘El Cielo Abierto’ meaning ‘the open sky’. All are welcome
Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Friday 24th to Friday 31st August 2018.
This year's theme is 'Joy of Mission'.
For further information and booking forms, please contact the Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director: Canon Edward Perera on 020 8399 9550 to email click here:
or see the poster on the notice board at the back of the church for more information.
SEPTEMBER 2018 EVENTS
Gathering in Liverpool – 7th, 8th & 9th September 2018
The Bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool next year.
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908.
On Friday 7th September, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The day runs from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Numbers for this are limited so places need to be booked when the booking process opens. Click here for details
The morning will feature three Keynote addresses:
The Scriptural Context - given by Canon Mervyn Tower
The Eucharist in the life of the Church - given by Canon David Oakley
Teaching the Eucharist - given by Sr Margaret Atkins OSA
The afternoon will be a series of presentations, allowing the delegates to choose three talks out of a set of nine to attend. The Diocese has been allocated places for 124 delegates.
On Saturday 8th September, in the ACC Liverpool Echo Arena, there will be a six hour stage led event with two key note addresses, various presentations with music, drama, prayer and adoration. This day will be open to a general audience, and 10,000 people are expected. Southwark has an initial allocation of 570 delegate places.
The invited speaker for the event is Bishop Robert Barron. He is well known as an author, theologian and evangelist, particularly for his Word on Fire ministry. He has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles since September 2015.
On Sunday 9th September the Congress Masses will be celebrated at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral followed by an outdoor procession. The numbers for the Cathedral will be limited so these also require booking.
There are seven themes now emerging for the Congress:
4. Ecclesiology – the Church
St Simon & St. Jude R.C - Parish Annual International Lunch Sunday
We are blessed with the diversity of our parish, hence parishioners are encouraged to cook their traditional family and / or national cuisine. The rich variety of food and the culinary skill of our parishioners attracts people from further afield who join us in breaking bread together.
Sunday, 30th September 2018This is the annual parish event, following the sole Sunday 11.00 a.m. morning mass. For this event the church celebrates just the one mass this Sunday.Please watch this space for more details on this event, closer to the day, this is a placeholder for your diary.
OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS
No events listed as yet for October 2018
NOVEMBER 2018 EVENTS
Bonfire Night - Friday 02nd November 2018
DECEMBER 2018 EVENTS
PARISH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR:
Parishioners are encouraged to put their hand crafting and creative skills into practice. We hold at least up to 12 stalls every year. Additionally, we also have music selected by our DJ ‘Jeff’ and the now traditional and popular ‘hot dog’ stand with a great selection of Italian Panini available to buy and enjoy.
It is a wonderful opportunity where we share our skill, gifts and talents and contribute to our parish fund. This is our major fund raising event of the year
This is a placeholder for your diary, details to be confirmed closer to the month.
Come and join in the St. Simon & St. Jude R.C. Annual Parish Christmas Bazaar, tentatively set for on Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 12 noon. Details to be confirmed closer to the date.
St. Cecilia, Patron Saint to musicians & singers
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