Saint Chad’s News

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Quote: Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2560)

Fr Bartholomew will be away on a break to Ghana from 27th June to 4th August 2017.

Dear Parishioners, Our Big Lunch Street Party is on Sunday 18th June 2017 after the 10:30am Mass

Saturday Morning Masses: Saturday morning Masses on 17th and 24th June have been moved to 9.00am to accommodate for the First Holy Communion Masses taking place at 11.30am.

Baptism: If you would like to have your child Baptised in June, please collect a form from the Presbytery or Church porch. You are also required to attend two meetings in the Hall from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 16th and 23rd of June. Baptism will take place on Sunday 25th June.

Funeral Mass: The funeral Mass of Mrs Cynthia Shreeve will take place on Monday 19th June 2017 at 11.30am followed by internment at Queen’s Road Cemetery at 1.00pm.

Pilgrimage To Walsingham: Pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 25th June 2017. Coach departs from St Chad's at 8.00am, price per person £20.00, Children £15.00 to reserve a seat please contact Monica on 07851 616 086

St Joseph’s College – Car Boot Sale: St Joseph’s College Beulah Hill – Car Boot Sale, Sunday 25th June 2017 8.00am-2.00pm, Cars £10.00, Vans £15.00 Admission £1.00 – Sorry no Food Vans

Parish AGM Meeting: There will be a Parish AGM Meeting on Monday 26th June 2017 at 7.30pm in the parish hall – all are welcome to attend.

St Chad’s Social Club – Jam Session: St Chad's Jam Session will be on Saturday 1st July 2017 at 1.00pm-5.00pm at St Chad's Church Hall, Burgoyne Road SE25 6JT. Tickets Members: £7.00, Non-Members £8.00. Music by ‘Fred & Barney’. Licensed Bar, Raffle and Food on Sale. For tickets please contact Mary Miles or Grace.

St Chad’s Social Club – Senior Citizens Summer Outing: St Chad's Social Club, Senior Citizens Summer outing to Eastbourne on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Coach departs from St Chad's Whitworth Road at 8.30am. The list for names will be in the church porch after Mass.

St Philomena’s Open Evening For September 2018 Entry: Parents are invited to St Philomena’s Open Evening regarding Transfer to Secondary School in 2018 which will take place on Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 3.30pm until 8.00pm.

SVP – Bosco Summer Camp: Application for SVP 2017 Bosco camps is Open SVP conference will send 2 Boys 8 -13 yrs and 2 Girls 9 -12yrs for those who cannot afford. The camp is also open to anyone who would like to send their children to camps. The costs for the camps is £200 for 2 and £115 for 1 person this price has been discounted from £145 if you decide to contact the camp directly. Dates for the camps: Boys 22th July to 29th July 2017 and 29th July – 5th August 2017, Girls: 5th Aug – 12th August 2017 for further information please contact Karen: 07535 513 093 or Chika: 07506 694 962

PACT – Volunteers Required: Pact, the Catholic charity for prisoners and their families, ( is offering free training and support for parishioners interested in volunteering with them in prisons or in the local community. No previous experience necessary. All enquiries welcome. To find out more contact

Offerings: £997.82 Thank you, Second Collection: Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW) £166.76, Holy Ghost Father’s £111.50 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for Day for Life.

Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: 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, Neville Ryan, Sebastian Tavares, Frank Boateng, Patrick McInally, Arnol Lewis, Priscilla Osei-Asibey, Larry Asare, Lawrence Dun-Dery, Simon Sigmeh, Samuel Charles, Teresa Cleary, Margaret Smith 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: ridie Carter, Daisy Gale, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Augustine Boateng, Mary Musa, Julie Hayfron, John Murray, Esme Brewer, Leslie Davies, Palm Crescent Jackson, Chevanese Philip, Tom Finnerty, Cori-Matthew Blanc-Phillips, Theresa Mongan, Valerie Hillman, Matthew Mendes, Baby Maxwell, Iris Daanaba, Beth Simon, Emmanuel Yakubu, Anne Beckenham, Margaret Rowland, Shelley Bunter, Adele Dewluish, Maria Stokoe, Annette Smith, Dorothy Borthwick, Naimah Amimbadwa, Stella Blake, Kathleen Crabb, Fredericka Nettey, Kusuma Munavira, Moira Edinburgh, Patricia Mellor, Vernon Sharland, Pat Mostyn, Tim Belgrave, Ted Stevens, Charlie Cowe, Isabella O’Brien, Margaret Rose Brooks, Matthew Robinson, Oluyemisi Osiyemi, Millie Warren. (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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