Saint Chad’s News

Quote: Speak the truth in a million voices. It is silence that kills. (St Catherine of Siena)

I would like to suggest that we use the leather bags we acquired some time ago for our weekend offertory collections. Thanks, Fr Bartholomew.

Lenten Masses In Croydon University Hospital: Bishop Paul Hendricks will celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday (14th February) at 12 noon in the Hospital Chapel. There will be a Mass every MONDAY during Lent at 12 noon. All are most welcome.

Baptism: Parents and Godparents are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday 16th and 23rd February in the Church. Baptism is on Sunday 25th February.

Ugandan Croydon Catholic Community: The Ugandan Croydon Catholic Community are celebrating the Ugandan Missionary Day (locally referred to as Kigungu Day) on Sunday 18th February 2018 in St Chad’s Church. The Mass will start from 2.00pm. All parishioners are invited to join them for the Mass and in the hall for refreshments after the Mass.

Funeral Mass Of Fr John Ehichioya: The Funeral of Fr John Ehichioya will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 6.00pm Fr John’s Body will be received into St Andrew’s Church followed by Mass for the parish. On Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 12noon Funeral service with Archbishop Peter Smith.

Stations Of The Cross: Stations of the Cross on Friday 23rd February will start at 7.45pm.

A Day With Jesus: You are warmly invited to a Day of Prayer, Praises and Worship, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with anointing and inner healing.
Theme: MY TOTAL SURRENDER TO ENCOUNTER GOD Mark10:46-52 on Saturday February 24th 2018 at St Chad's Church from 11:00am - 4:30pm. There will be refreshments after the programme.

St Chad’s Feast Day: St Chad’s Feast day is on 2nd March but to enable the wider parish community to be involved, I propose we celebrate in on 4th March after the 10.30am Mass.

Life In The Spirit Seminars: “Organise Life in the Spirit Seminars to your parishes” Pope Francis speaking to 1000 priests in Rome last year. St Chad's parish is running Life in the Spirit seminars after Easter this year commencing Monday 9th March and then every Monday in the six weeks to Pentecost Sunday. The seminars will begin at 7.30pm and end at 9.30pm and will include talks on DVD by well-known speakers including Charles Whitehead and Michelle Moran. Sharing in small groups will follow each talk and there will be time to chat with fellow parishioners over refreshments. For more details take a leaflet from the back of the church and register your interest on the sheet provided to give an idea of numbers. This is for the many not the few. It is for the whole parish young and old. It is about personal and parish renewal – a parish mission! So put the dates in your diary straight away!

Pastoral Visit: Archbishop Peter Smith will pay a pastoral visit to St Chad's, South Norwood on Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018. He will be celebrating the 10.30am Mass on that day.

Marriage & Family Life: £1,000 TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO DUBLIN WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES on August 21st 26th 2018 the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) will take place in Dublin. Its highlight is a visit by Pope Francis. During the WMOF, there will be a wide-ranging programme of talks and workshops for adults, events for young people and various activities for children. That’s in addition to exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances plus daily Mass. All are welcome at this important and joyful international gathering. Why not plan a visit now, perhaps as your annual holiday? A £1,000 bursary is being offered to enable a family to do so. A condition is that after the event you would share the fruits of your experiences in Dublin with your local parish or school and other people. The deadline is January 31st 2018 so time is of the essence. To find out more, contact Deacon Philip and Mrs Mary Pond now on 020 8651 2477 or email marriage2014@virginmedia.com

Adoremus: In preparation towards the National Eucharistic Congress, which will take place in Liverpool between 7th-9th September 2018 the diocese of Southwark will be holding a range of talks and workshops leading to the main event. On Saturday 3rd February there will be a talk at Tooting Bec, Venue: Centre for Catholic Formation Theme: “The Apostolate of Adoration”. It is an open forum for anyone who would like to attend, but you need to book your place. To book email: rbell@ccftootingbec.org.uk for further information: rebekah.okeeffe@gmail.com

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.

Piano Offered Free: A dark brown upright piano (Claremont, Murdoch &Murdoch, 88 keys, two pedals) offered free to any parishioner who wants it. Collection only from South Norwood. Will need van and two/three strong people to move it. Quite old but works. If interested, please call Suzy on 07759 574 802

Offerings: £798.47 Thank you, Second Collection: Poor Parishes £143.04 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children), Distribution of CAFOD FAST DAY APPEAL envelopes.

White Flower Appeal: The Society for the Protection of Unborn children (SPUC) is currently campaigning to stop the decriminalisation of abortion outside the law. This is the most dangerous threat to unborn children and their mothers in decades. Please be as generous as you can to help us defeat this latest attack on unborn babies and their mothers, and to stop abortion getting even worse in this country by decriminalisation.

CAFOD: Lent Fast Day Appeal Envelopes Will Be Collected At The Weekend Masses Of 24th And 25th February 2018.

The 2017 Parish and Community “Big Lunch”, Charity donations from banks including the individual contributions towards the installation of our new sound and audio system amounted to £7,484.80. I would like to thank you all for your co-operation and generosity of time, energy and talents. Special thanks to all those who were directly involved in one way or the other beginning up to now. Every contribution in any form, whether directly or indirectly has been acknowledge and appreciated. Fr Bartholomew.

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.Piano Offered Free: A dark brown upright piano (Claremont, Murdoch &Murdoch, 88 keys, two pedals) offered free to any parishioner who wants it. Collection only from South Norwood. Will need van and two/three strong people to move it. Quite old but works. If interested, please call Suzy on 07759 574 802

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: Fr. Egdehonghon John Ehichioya, Leslie Davies, Ivan D’Cruze, Baby Amelia Jean Alfred, John Murray, Joseph D’Souza, Elizabeth Mgbenwelu, Sr Chetachukwu Mounyili, Sr Maria Chibuifem Ojimba, Rev. Fr. Moses Nnajiofor, Joseph Addo, Michael Onyeji, Priscilla Adigwe, Mr Christopher Egbulefu, Mr Piazza, Gerry Golding, Mamadou Dia, Albert Pires, Elton Gonzales, Kareem Simon, Mark Yeobah-Addjei, Nevan Leuw-Sang, Fr Antony Boateng Mensah, Joseph Dwomoh, Fr Patrick Ndulue, Obiageli Mba, Eunice Ikpeama, Sylvester Yaw Aboagye-Mensah, Octavio Buule, Chukwuemka Osuji, Bernice Brown, Clarence Gomez, Dorothy Borthwick, Daisy Gale, Kwabena Asamoah-Boadi, Hilda Grace Nettey, Lucy Ennin, Alec Slattery, Martin Joseph Hennessy, Cynthia Shreeve, Pat Hanrahan, Jeremy Dodds, Fr Barry Angus, Michael Sayers, Philomena D’Cruze, Frank Boateng, Patrick McInally and 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: Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakeye-Ageyman, Louisa Nyandey, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, William Tawiah, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Palm Crescent Jackson, Chevanese Philip, Tom Finnerty, Cori-Matthew Blanc-Phillips, Theresa Mongan, Matthew Mendes, Beth Simon, Emmanuel Yakubu, Anne Beckenham, 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 10.00am 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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