Saint Chad’s News
RE-OPENING OF ST. CHAD’S FOR CELEBRATION OF MASS
St Chad’s Parish, South Norwood Mass Attendance Pre-Booking & NHS Test and Trace Advice
Please fill the pre-booking form (please click on the link below) or call the number provided (in the Guidelines) to inform Fr Bartholomew and Fr. Pascoal, which Mass you and your family prefer to attend each weekend. There is a limited capacity for each Mass. YOU CAN CHOOSE ONLY ONE TIME. You have to re-book if you change your time. Please note that we are GDPR compliant.
To also manage the risk of the virus re-emerging this information is being collected at the direction of the U.K. Government. It will be kept secure and will be destroyed 21 days after the act of worship.
We shall start celebrating public Mass from the weekend of 18/19 July 2020 beginning with the Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturday evening of the 18th of July.
*You are strongly advised to wear a face covering and ensure you have booked before turning up for Mass. *
Please listen to the directions of the stewards for you and everyone’s safety.
Pre-booking Form for Mass
Guidelines for Reopening the Church for Public Worship
Re-opening of St. Chad's Church for Private Prayer
Ther church has reopened the church for private (individual) prayer on Saturdays from 2.00pm to 6pm afrer a careful risk assessment which was approved by the diocese.
Here are provisional rules to ensure this took place in safety: Link. Please check for the current rules on arrival.
Here is a Report by a Steward entitled 'Welcome Home'. This expl;ains what happened on the first day of opening on Saturday 20th June 2020.
Reflection from Fr. Batholomew on this Sunday's Readings
Mwaka Mudenda ("Mwaksy") is the new presenter on Blue Peter! Congratuations to Mwaka Mudenda, formerly of St. Chad's and now living in Manchester, on becoming the 39th presenter of the long-running BBC children's TV programme Blue Peter!
Mwaka joined the show on 14th May 2020.
"I would like to assure all parishioners that we the Priests still celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist. We always remember and pray for you, especially those who are suffering from the virus infection and all those who booked for Masses in advance, your intentions are prayed for at our Masses." Fr Bartholomew
COVID-19 corunavirus update: Pastoral Letter from Archbishop John Wilson (click to read)
Baptism: There will be no baptisms until further notice.
St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Committee regret that all future events will be cancelled until further notice. If things change we will let you know. We wish you all well and please keep safe. Thank you.
Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: Rose Lobo, Ann Britton, Brian Green, +Peter Smith, Obima Nganori, Mrs Christiana Obi Nkpolukwu, Rita Lobo, Ugochukwu Dike, Penelope Berkoh, Sheila Collins, Margaret Rowland, Oscar John Charles, Ugochukwu Ugwujioku, Madame Lucky Otokito, Benvinda Morais, Leroy Serrette, Catherine Ruby Martin, Eugenia Okpala, Archbishop Michael Bowen, Desri John, Sladjana Rankovic, Wilma Humphrey, Bosco Fernandes, Agnes Ubaechu 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: Henry Aboagye-Brobbey, Matthew Nyame, Martin Gardner, Rose Lobo, Michael Hayland, Agnes Harris, Beautilyn Awe, Janet Moore, Lourdes Leitao, Kings Family, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Chevanese Philip, Tom Finnerty, Cori-Matthew Blanc-Phillips, Theresa Mongan, Matthew Mendes, Beth Simon, Emmanuel Yakubu, 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.)
When we faced Easter in lockdown, Chris and Angie created a video service for children. To share this with your children, download by clicking here.
Or view on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/2Jvpvpa4F7E
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.