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Greetings, in Christ

Fr Will
Welcome to your Parish. As you can see this Parish has a long history of ministry and an equally long history of Priests who have loyally served our community of faith.

I welcome you as your Parish Priest, to a place dedicated to St Anselm, but above all to a place committed to prayer as the foundation for the life of our family.If you are a parishioner, I thank you for the way you serve Christ in your Parish and if you are a newcomer or guest, welcome.

Please join us and be part of a living community to share prayer and ministry to others here in this place. As you get to know more of your Parish and your fellow parishioners you can see that this is a compassionate place, where we minister to those in need, to those who need compassion and to those who want to belong.

I remind everyone of two things:

Firstly, to belong to one of the many ministries that take place in this parish and to offer the opportunity of sharing your talent for the good of others is part of our Christian duty. Christ said "Love your neighbour as yourself." Therefore, I urge you to think of your talents and share them with this your parish community.

Secondly, we have a duty to pray. St. Paul reminds us to "pray without ceasing" (1Thessalonians 5:7) and I urge each and every one of you to spend time in prayer. It can be quiet reflection spent in the church, the lighting of a candle, the attending of a Eucharistic celebration during the week, the saying of the Rosary, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction or the reflective thought during the activity of a busy day. Pray with us here, pray to have time to reflect, pray to have time to let Jesus into your busy life.

Weekly Newsletter

This week's newsletter.

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A Parishioner Writes . . .

Re-opening of the Church

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Re-opening of St. Anselm's Parish Church, Tooting Bec
- starting on Wed, 24 Jun 2020; Fri, 26 Jun 2020.

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Pastoral Letter Concerning the Reopening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer

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Church Roof Appeal, Offertory and Mass Intentions
Offertory appeal

As Canon Will announced at the end of Mass on Sunday, 17th May, work on the new slate roof of the church will commence shortly. Our appeal last year raised enough to pay for the flat roofs, largely thanks to a few very generous large donations. As advised earlier this year, the current project will cost about £125,000, towards which the "Roof Fund" now contains £25,000. We are truly grateful to all those who have contributed to this substantial sum. We are now hoping that other parishioners will be generous, as far as their means allow, in supporting this major undertaking.

Mass Intentions can be requested through the parish office email: tootingbec@rcaos.org.uk. Please include full name of the person for whom you wish to offer the Mass and the intention i.e. RIP, wellbeing, anniversary, etc. Also include your telephone number so we can get in touch with you. Please give your Mass stipend online if at all possible.

The costs of running the parish also unfortunately continue throughout this crisis; as with all of us, the usual bills keep coming, and food has to be bought. We should therefore be most grateful if parishioners would continue giving to the collections online.

Details for Standing Orders and/or one-off bank transfers to St Anselm's Church below:

Barclays Bank, sort code 20-21-78, account number 40492728.
Download    Standing Order form; Download    Bank Account Details
Please use one of these references as applicable: Offertory, Roof, Mass.

The clergy wish to thank you all for your Easter offerings, and to thank those who are now giving to the offertory collections by standing order.

Thank you very much from the Finance Team.

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Offertory appeal

Laudato Si'

Laudato si' (English: Praise Be to You!) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis. The encyclical has the subtitle "on care for our common home". (24 May 2015)

Laudato Si'
In Laudato Si', Pope Francis said:
" Theological and philosophical reflections on the situation of humanity and the world can sound tiresome and abstract, unless they are grounded in a fresh analysis of our present situation, which is in many ways unprecedented in the history of humanity. So, before considering how faith brings new incentives and requirements with regard to the world of which we are a part, I will briefly turn to what is happening to our common home. "

Click here to read the full text of Pope Francis' encyclical called Laudato Si'.

Click to see reflections relating to Laudato Si'.

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Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec
Lord Jesus Christ, Our Divine Physician ,

we ask You to guard and protect us and all people

from the Coronavirus and all serious illness. . . .

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Useful Links:

Click to read Nick Dunne's In Search of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

Click to read Stephen de la Bedoyere's The Story of Saint Anselm

The Institute of Mental Health: Newsletter March 2020

Mental Health: Coronavirus and Mental Health

Spirituality Conference: Spirituality Conference broadcast online, 11-12 July 2020.

When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

Pastoral Letter - 18 March 2020

Minutes of the Parish Pastoral Council meetings

- PPC February 2020

St Anselm's in Tooting Bec's war dead remembered with plaque
- Link to the BBC youtube film of the event.
Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec                         Prayer: Our Lady at St Anselm's, Tooting Bec
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