Saint Chad’s News

Second Sunday of Advent


St Chad’s Social Club – Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party: Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 8th December 2019. Tickets: £5.00. Members of the committee will be in attendance after each mass with forms and/or to take details.

Parish Office: The parish secretary is out of the office until Thursday 19th December 2019.

Carol Singing – Saturday 14th December: On Saturday 14th December, a group of parishioners will be singing outside the homes of some of our housebound parishioners. Everyone is welcome to join the group. Meet at 4.00pm outside the Church. If you have a care, do bring it because we will be travelling, the extent of the parish and we can share lifts! Words for the Carols will be provided. Do join us if you can. Contact Angie on 07939 049839 for more information.

St Chad’s Primary School Christmas Carol Service: The children of St Chad’s School welcome all parishioners to their Christmas Carol Service in St Chad’s Church at 6.00pm on Wednesday 18th December. Please come and enjoy their singing and thoughtful presentation of the Christmas story. If any elderly parishioners would like to attend, but need a lift, please contact Angie Henley

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.

Catholic Children’s Society: This Christmas our Crib Offering will be donated to the Catholic Children’s Society’s Southwark Crisis Fund. This fund provides emergency grants for children and families in our Archdiocese who are facing a crisis in their lives. Every single penny donated to the Crib will be given out via these grants.

Christians Together South Norwood (CTSN) are hosting Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day (Wednesday 25th December) again this year in South Norwood at St Mark’s Church Hall, Albert Road, SE25 from 12.30pm to 3.45pm. If you know of anyone who would like an invitation or any volunteers willing to drive or help on the day, please telephone or email Cicelyn on 020 8656 2474 or email:

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.

Spiritans Pilgrimage: Parish/Spiritans Pilgrimage to Prague/Poland in summer half-term Friday 22nd to Friday 29th May 2020: Beginning from Prague in Czech Republic, There will also be tours of many sites of interest. The weeklong pilgrimage is open to parishes and communities in London served by the Spiritans at the cost of £650 including flight, lodging, breakfast and dinner. Expression of interest is with £200 deposit before the end of November to enable booking of flights and hotel reservations. Those who need a visa to travel will have to obtain this by themselves, the tour company will provide hotel reservations to support visa application. Contact the Parish Office or Juliet. Please see the noticeboard for further information.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April - Oct 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518 ENGLAND: 0044 20 3239 8662, Website:

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.

Trevelling Crib Figures

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

Parish Email Address: Change Of Parish Email Address

Offerings: £1061.92 Thank you, Second Collection: Catholic Youth Work £274.75 Thank you, Votive Candles £212.45. Thank you.


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: Benvinda Morais, Leroy Serrette, Catherine Ruby Martin, Eugenia Okpala, 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: Michael Hayland, Agnes Harris, 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, 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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