Saint Chad’s News
Quote: esus, food of strong souls, strengthen me, purify me, make me godlike. (St Gemma Galgani)
Thank You: The priests; Fr’s Bartholomew, Emmanuel Pascoal are thankful to all the parishioners of St Chad’s for your beautiful Christmas cards with the inspiring messages and the wonderful variety of Christmas gifts. We are really grateful.
Pax Christi - Sharing The Peace Of Christ With Our World: “The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all its forms. Rooted in Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice”. There will be a guest speaker at all Masses next weekend.
R C Diocese of Southwark: ‘Come back to me’ – Teaching and Leading in Catholic Schools Are you a Catholic teacher, middle or senior leader in a community school or academy and are interested in moving to the Catholic educational sector? If so, the Archdiocese of Southwark Education Commission would like to invite you to one of two twilight sessions: Teaching in and Leading Catholic Schools. The session will include information about the uniqueness of Catholic schools and practical tips in relation to the application and selection process. Twilight run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. 14th January 2019 – Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 6HR. 17th January 2019 – St Francis Catholic Primary School, Queen’s Road, Maidstone ME16 0LB. With my thanks +Peter
Parish Council Meeting: A reminder to St Chad’s Parish Council members that there will be a meeting on Wednesday 16th Jan in the parish hall at 7.30pm.
Baptism: Parents who have filled the infant baptism form for January are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall with your Godparents from7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 18th and 25th January. Baptism is on Sunday 27th January 2019.
A Day With Jesus: A Day with Jesus will be on Saturday, 26th January 2019 from 11:30am to 4:30pm here at St Chad’s Church. The officiating Priest will be Fr Mark Binang.
St Chad’s Social Club - Quiz Night: Saturday 26th January 2019 7:30pm St. Chad’s Church Hall Burgoyne Road Adults £6.00, under 16yrs £3.00 Ticket price includes chicken & chips Licensed Bar & Raffle Money raised for this event will be donated to NSPCC (Children’s Protection Charity) in support for our parishioner Garry Greenland who is taking part in a marathon. For tickets please contact: Mary or Grace.
St Chad’s Youth Mass: St. Chad’s Youth Celebrate World Youth 2019 #Panama 2019 Sunday January 27th 2019 10:30am Mass 34th World Youth Day 2019 Theme: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk 1:38). The Youth in St Chad’s are all invited to join with the Youth all over the World together with Youth pilgrims gathering in Panama as the Holy Father hosts millions of young people from across the world from 22nd to 27th January. World Youth Day is a call to all Catholic youth and young adults to renew their faith in Christ and prepare themselves for the work of the new evangelization that lies ahead. Parents please encourage the youth to attend rehearsals on Friday 18th and 25th January 6pm to 8pm. Refreshments for all the Youth in the Hall after Mass. Parents are invited to support by donating drinks, snacks and cooked food for our youth. Please contact Dona and Tina or any of the Youth Volunteers for more details.
Ursuline High School & Wimbledon College Sixth Form: ‘Extended deadline for September 2019 Entry into Ursuline High School and Wimbledon College Sixth Form: 25th February 2019’.
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.
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
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: £1091.99 Thank you, Votive Candles £111.34 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for PAX Christi, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for SPUC (Society Protection for Unborn Children).
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: Bernadette Obayi, Arnold Korlettey Sogbodjor, 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, 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 10.30am 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.
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.