Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Christ held himself in his hands when he gave his Body to his disciples saying: ‘This is My Body.’ No one partakes of this Flesh before he has adored it. (St Augustine of Hippo)
Travelling Crib 2019: Thank you to everyone who has signed up to welcome our travelling crib figures into their home during December. Angie will contact each of you to explain what you have to do and when. If you want to ask any questions, contact Angie Henley.
Welcomers: For the last year or so, there has been a team of people, regularly welcoming people to the 8.30am and 10.30am Mass. The welcomer’s hand out books and newsletters and offer a friendly face to all who attend these Masses. We would love to extend this service to the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening and 6.00pm on Sunday too. If you attend either of these Masses on a regular basis and would be happy to join a rota, please contact Angie Henley. Thank you.
Baptism: Parents who are intending to baptise their children in October are expected to attend two short meetings in the Hall with their Godparents from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 18th and 25th October. Baptism is on Sunday 27th October 2019.
Presentation On Fruits & Vegetables: Presentation of a worldwide campaign to raise awareness on healthier living based on fruits and vegetables in the Church Hall after 10.30am Mass.
First Holy Communion 2020: The programme will begin in January 2020. Registration forms are available in the church porch. Completed forms must be returned to the Church hall on either Saturday 16th November 10am-11.00am or Saturday 23rd November 10.00am-11.00am. We are sorry but 23rd November is the last day for registration.
Christmas Fair: Parishioners are reminded of the combined School and Parish Christmas Fair on Sunday 24th November 2019 in the parish hall from 12.00noon to 4.00pm. We are appealing for donations of cooked food, bottle and can drinks and unused new items. We also need helpers to set-up and clear the place before and after respectively. There are valuable prizes to be won and the tickets are available for sale.
Advent/Christmas Parish Reconciliation: The Advent/Christmas Parish Reconciliation service will take place on Friday 20th December 2019 at 7.30pm. A copy of the Christmas programme is pasted on the notice board. But the cards containing the Christmas programme will be available from the beginning of December.
Catechists Sharing Day: This is an advance notice of a day for all catechists in the parish to share some time together on Saturday 25th January 2020, in the Church hall from 12 midday-3pm and will include a shared lunch. Please put the date in your diaries. Thank you.
Repository – Christmas Gifts: The Repository has a new array of Christmas Gifts, please pop-in and take a look after Mass. Thank you.
Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Parishioners are welcome to attend the Divine Mercy Prayer Group every Tuesday 7.30pm-8.30pm in the Guild Room.
St Chad’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group: The St Chad’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal prayer group meet every Monday from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the church for prayers, praise and worship and bible studies, you are warmly invited to attend. The contact person are Lawrence Egwu
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Offerings: £1437.70 Thank you. Today’s Second Collection is for the Archbishop’s Fund for Diocesan Administration, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for World Day of the Poor.
National Mass Count: The Fourth National Mass Count will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.
Please do not block the entrances to the Church particularly the disable entrance. Thank you.
Prayer Room: The small room at the back of the Church is now open for quiet prayer and reflection. At the moment there is an Advent focus inside. Feel free to go and pray inside whenever the Church is open. Mums and Dads maybe take your children inside before Mass or after Mass to help to pray in a different way. Everyone is welcome to use this quiet space.
Reminder: The normal parish office hours are between 9.30am and 12.30pm. But anyone who would like to see the priest in the afternoon outside the office hours should call on Tuesday between 3.00pm and 5.00pm. No appointment necessary.
Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: Archbishop Michael Bowen, Desri John, Sladjana Rankovic, Wilma Humphrey, Bosco Fernandes, Agnes Ubaechu, Filipina Leitao, Anna Beckenham, Brunhilde Kings, Alan Lockwood, Charles Odukwe, Philomena A. Onwuegbuzie, Sheila Campbell, Fr Alec Fraser, Fr Alan Wright, Fr. Columba Ibeh, Sr. Rosary Munonye, Sr. Mary Vianney Okereke, Mrs Ngozi Udekaigbo, Hilda Nkwabilo, Canon John Bailey, Canon Francis Moran, Mary Musa, Christopher Smith, Norine Bradbury all our deceased relatives and friends. May they rest in peace and all our deceased relatives and friends and all our deceased relatives and friends and all our deceased relatives and friends. May they rest in peace. (If you would like to include names of your deceased relatives please let us know.)
Please pray for all who are sick in the parish, especially: Beautilyn Awe, Corinne Samuel, Janet Moore, Lourdes Leitao, Kings Family, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Chevanese Philip, Tom Finnerty, Cori-Matthew Blanc-Phillips, Theresa Mongan, Matthew Mendes, Beth Simon, Emmanuel Yakubu, Margaret Rowland, Shelley Bunter, Adele Dewluish, Maria Stokoe, Annette Smith, Kathleen Crabb, Fredericka Nettey, Kusuma Munavira, Moira Edinburgh, Patricia Mellor, Vernon Sharland, Pat Mostyn, Tim Belgrave, Ted Stevens, Charlie Cowe, Isabella O’Brien. (It would be greatly appreciated if the office could be notified of the recovery of those on this sick list.)
Please note that Father Bartholomew will be available (except in an emergency, when you can ring at any time) from 10.30am to 12.30pm each day, Monday to Friday except Wednesdays, if you wish to speak with them or to book a Mass. Thank you. All enquiries from now onwards should be made during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm) through the Parish Secretary. thank you.
Please bring all announcements for the Parish Bulletin by the latest Wednesday. Thank you.
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Please hand in items for the newsletter at the Presbytery by 1.00pm on a Tuesday of each week.