Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Any time spent before the Eucharistic presence, be it long or short, is the best-spent time of our lives. (St Catherine of Genoa)
Please do not block the entrances to the Church particularly the disable entrance. Thank you.
Baptism: Parents and Godparents are expected to attend two short meetings in the Hall from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 20th and 27th September. Baptism is on Sunday 29th September 2019.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children - Baptism Classes for Children Over 7yrs: RCIC Baptism Classes for children over 7years will start on Saturday 21st September at 10.00am with Mass. Please contact Monica.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: The RCIA Course will start on Monday 16th September at 7.30pm in the parish hall. This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about the faith, who wishes to be baptised, receive Holy Communion for the first time or to be confirmed. If you were baptized in any of the main stream Churches and would like to be in full communion with the Catholic faith, you are also welcome to join the programme. If you wish to attend please just turn up on 16th September or if you would like more information please contact Lesley.
Transfer to Secondary School: Noteices are on the church notice board.
St Chad’s Social Club – Ladies Night: Calling all the ladies of the parish, we are holding a Ladies Night on Saturday the 28th September, featuring Ed Elvis and his disco, 7.30-11.30pm. Food is included in the ticket price. Bar, cocktails and raffle. So why not come along and let your hair down. Lots of fun to be had. Tickets are £12. Please see a committee member or ring Grace, Tessa, Merryl, Mary. See you all there.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Eucharist – Day of Prayer: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Eucharist Day of Prayer will be held on Saturday 12th October 2019, commencing with Mass at 10.00am and then AGM at 11.00am in the Hall, followed by lunch and Day of Prayer.
Day For Readers And Eucharistic Ministers: “The annual day of recollection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Readers for South West Area will take place at St Boniface, Tooting SW17 9PG, on Saturday 26th October 2019. Please collect an invitation and programme sheet from the church porch. Fill in the booking form slip, detach it and hand it over to the priest/parish office before 12th October. All the Ministers of Word and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are requested to attend the Day. Many Thanks” Fr Shaju Varkey, Dean, Wandsworth
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
Free GCSE Tutoring: Qualified sixth-formers in our Parish are volunteering to tutor Y9-Y11s for English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business and History GCSE. This will take place every Wednesday (from 4th September onwards) at 4:30pm-5:30pm in the Church Hall. No need to book, just come along!
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.
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Offerings: 994.79 Thank you, Second Collection: Catholic Education £347.37 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for the Support of Home Mission.
300 Club Winners: July Draw 1st Prize £40 Louise Archer, July Draw 2nd Prize £20 Mrs P Johnson, August Draw 1st Prize £40 Linda Baptiste, August Draw 2nd Prize £20 Christine Kitchen. Many thanks to all those who have renewed their subscriptions & welcome to all those who have recently joined. Forms are available in the porch ...please join & help the fundraising efforts.
National Mass Count: The First National Mass Count will take place on Sunday 22nd September 2019.
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: Sladajna Rankovic, 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: Corinne Samuel, Janet Moore, Lourdes Leitao, Kings Family, Wilma Humphrey, 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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