Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. (St Francis of Assisi)
Thanks And Appreciation From Fr Emmanuel: l would like to express a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all parishioners for prayers, gifts and support towards my Birthday celebration. Words cannot express it all.
Children's Bibles: Thank you so much for the very generous response to our appeal for donations towards the purchase of story bibles for our First Holy Communion families. We received enough to buy more than half of the bibles we need. Many people also took away envelopes to make a donation at another time. Please write 'Children's Bibles ' on the front of the envelope and post your donation through the presbytery door where it will be gratefully received. Thank you.
November’s Deceased Croydon Deanery Clergy Mass: A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s, West Croydon for the Deceased Croydon Deanery Clergy on Wednesday 14th November at 12.10pm.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Trip to Medjugorje on Wednesday 8th May 2019 to 15th May 2019 (8 Days/7Nights) Cost per person £470 (including a deposit of £200.00). For more information please contact Juliet.
St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Club will be having their Winter Dance on Saturday 17th November 2018 from 7.30pm-11.30pm at St Chad’s Church Hall. Members: 7.00, Non-Members £8.00, Music by John Hunt & Wild Fire. For tickets please contact Mary or Grace.
St Chad’s Christmas Fair: This year St. Chad’s Christmas Fair will take place on Sunday 25th November 2018 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at St. Chad’s Church Hall, Burgoyne Road. Our event is fun for all to attend and it is also one of the major fund-raising events which benefits both St Chad’s Church and the School. HELPERS NEEDED In order for the day to be a success we need you to come along and support, but just as importantly we need LOTS OF YOUR HELP. We need volunteers before the event, from 10.00am on the day to help setup, act as co-ordinators for a stall, give a couple of hours on the day to help run a stall and to help clear up at the end of the day. If you are able to assist in any way, either by helping on the day or in advance please complete the slip attached, address it to and send back to the presbytery or contact Kamisha Ewan5 or Paulina Ahenfie8. Please may we ask that once you commit to helping in any way, you keep this commitment or advise us in advance of the day if you are unable to commit. Thank you.
St Chad’s Caring Service: St Chad’s Caring Service will be closed from Monday 5th November to 18th November.
Repository: Christmas is coming, come and look at the nativities, candles, cards and much more.
Adoremus 2018 - A National Eucharistic Congress and Pilgrimage was held at Liverpool from 7th-9th Sept 2018. This Congress was the first of its kind in over 100 years. Thousands of the laity attended, including hundreds of priests and religious and many Bishops. The Southwark Diocese was well represented and from St Chad's Parish, the delegates were Tina Hanson and Chris Henley. In addition to the inspiring experience of being among so many people gathered with the same purpose - namely deepening their understanding of the Eucharist, and the moving acts of worship, delegates had the opportunity to hear some profoundly inspiring speakers. This opportunity is available to anyone who has access to the internet. Videos of all the main (keynote) speakers and many of the workshops and testimonies can be seen by following the links provided on the Parish website and Facebook.
A report by Tina and Chris:
"National Eucharistic Congress Liverpool 7-9th Sept 2018
This Congress was the first of its kind in over 100 years. Thousands of people attended including hundreds of priests and religious and many Bishops. Southwark Diocese was well represented and from St Chad's the delegates were Tina Hansen and Chris Henley.
In addition to the inspiring experience of being among so many people gathered with the same purpose - namely deepening their understanding of the Eucharist, and the moving acts of worship, delegates had the opportunity to hear some profoundly inspiring speakers.
This opportunity is available to anyone who have access to the internet. Videos of all the main (keynote) speakers and many of the workshops and testimonies can be seen by following these links.
7th September 2018
8th September 2018
9th September 2018
More resources available for parishes and individuals to engage more deeply with different aspects of the Eucharistic Mystery.
We hope that many people give some time to these talks, and you will be touched by them as we have been."
Tina and Chris
St Chad’s Baby & Toddler Group: Request for Help St Chad’s Baby & Toddler Group is looking for volunteers to help support the group from 9am-11am on Monday mornings, in the Church Hall. If you can spare some time, either weekly or once or twice a month, please let us know. Without extra support it will be very difficult for the group to reopen. Please call the presbytery or, alternately, ring St Chad’s School on 020 8771 3470 (ask to speak to Mrs Davern). Thank you.
Legion Of Mary: We need new members to join Legion of Mary, you are most welcome to attend our meetings on Wednesday at 7.30pm to 8.30pm in the Guild Room auxiliaries can also join until they are ready to commit themselves as a full members.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation that came into force on 25th May 2018, which is going to impact on all of us. One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish. I know that a great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop. Please could you let either me or the (the parish secretary) know if this applies to you so that I can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward. The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and I thank you in advance for your co-operation.
St Chad’s Charismatic Renewal: Praise and worship session will take place every MONDAY from 7pm-9pm in the Church. Everyone is welcome!
Gazebos For Hire: St Chad’s Parish pop-up gazebos for hiring @ £10.00 per day. £50.00 deposit refundable on return in good condition.
Parish Email Address: Change Of Parish Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Offerings: £1325.82 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for The Archbishop’s Fund for Diocesan Administration.
300 Club: 300 Club Winners: September 2018: Grace Webb £40, Ava Skilton £20, October 2018: Mary Talty £40, Paul McGee £20
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: Michael King, Dave Cook, May Barker, Rose Nnaike, Joseph Domingo, Augustine Boateng, Joseph Domingo, Edme Fidele, Nnaa Rapu, Stella Vaz, Lawrence De Souza, Marie Therese Valapinee, Vibiana Ekwueme, Edmund Chukwude, Onyinyechi Anyim, Kevin Olewunne, Palm Crescent Jackson, Albert Harris, Denis Rebeiro, Peter Mellor, Ida Solomon, Sylvester Adigwe, Sr Clasita, Chukwu, Sr Rosita Azodo, Sr Helen Onyiuke, Teresa Salami, Boniface Mbatimin, Charles Amalu, Billy Castillo, Fr. Egdehonghon John Ehichioya, Leslie Davies, Ivan D’Cruze, Joseph D’Souza, Elizabeth Mgbenwelu 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: Kings Family, Wilma Humphrey, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, William Tawiah, 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, 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.
A selection of old news stories is here.
Please hand in items for the newsletter at the Presbytery by 1.00pm on a Tuesday of each week.