Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring. (St Catherine of Siena)
Many thanks to all those who helped in any way to organize and participated in the 24hour Eucharistic adoration last weekend. God bless you all.
Lenten Masses In Croydon University Hospital: There will be a Mass every MONDAY during Lent at 12 noon. All are most welcome.
St Chad’s Nigerian Community: The Nigerian Community is meeting this Sunday at 12:30pm after Mass in the Guild Room.
RCIA Scrutiny: Our RCIA candidates will have their scrutiny ceremony during the 10.30am Mass on the 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent.
Parish Easter Reconciliation Service: The Parish Easter Reconciliation Service will take place on Friday 23rd March in the Church at 7.30pm. We are inviting different priests from other parishes to come and help.
Gospel Concert: Adoremus – The River of Life, Friday 23rd March 2018, St George’s RC Cathedral, 7pm-9pm the Christ The King (CTK) Gospel Choir will be one of eight different Gospel choirs that will perform at St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HR (opposite the Imperial War Museum). The seven other choirs performing on the night will be: St Bernadette’s RC Primary School, St Michael’s Catholic College, St Thomas the Apostle College, St Catherine’s Catholic School, St Matthew Academy, St Philomena’s Catholic School, and La Retraite Catholic School. The music will be played live by a Gospel band. Tickets cost £5 in advance or £8 if purchased from the Cathedral on the night of the performance.
A Day With Jesus: Will be held at 72 Warlingham Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, Near St Andrew’s RC Church,Thornton Heath on Saturday 24th March 2018 from 12.00noon to 4.30pm
St Chad’s Social Club – Race Night: St Chad's Social Club will be having Race Night on Saturday 24th March 7.30pm in the parish hall. Buy a horse for £3.00. Ticket prices: Adults £5.00, under 16’s £2.50. Ticket price includes chicken & chips, Licensed Bar & Raffle.
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!
Feast of Divine Mercy: Come and celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday 8th April 2018. Programme starts at 13.00hrs and concludes with Mass at 16.30hrs. Novena to the Divine Mercy starts on Good Friday. See poster for information.
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.
A Call To Married Couples: There are still some places left on the Lifetime of Loving. That is the title of a day in which married couples with average/good marriages can explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communications skills and the call of the Church to the married. The date is Saturday March 10, the time, 9.45am – 4.30pm. The venue is Holy Cross School, New Malden in south west London. Booking is essential and there is a suggested donation payable of £25. More information from Deacon Philip and Mrs Mary Pond on 020 8651 2477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Mary’s Catholic High School – Croydon: The school reports a significant increase in the number of successful Year 7 applications from Catholic families this year. If parents are disappointed that they have not been allocated a Catholic school for their child, there are now just a few places available at St Mary’s for September. Please contact the school for further information regarding admission to the school (Tel: 0208 686 3837), or visit the school’s website
Offerings: £1167.24 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for Easter Flowers. 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: Sylvester Adigwe, Sr Clasita, Chukwu, Sr Rosita Azodo, Sr Helen Onyiuke, Teresa Salami, Boniface Mbatimin, Charles Amalu, Billy Castello, 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, Joseph Addo, Michael Onyeji, 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 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: Denis Rebeiro, Stella Blake, 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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