Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Nothing is nearer to our heart than that devotion to the Holy Eucharist grow from day to day throughout the world. (Pope Benedict XV)
Cardinal Newman Declared a Saint by the Pope: Link.
Welcomers: For the last year or so, there has been a team of people, regularly welcoming people to the 8.30am and 10.30am Mass. The welcomer’s hand out books and newsletters and offer a friendly face to all who attend these Masses. We would love to extend this service to the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday evening and 6.00pm on Sunday too. If you attend either of these Masses on a regular basis and would be happy to join a rota, please contact Angie Henley. Thank you.
Baptism: Parents who are intending to baptize their children in October are expected to attend two short meetings in the Hall with their Godparents from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 18th and 25th October. Baptism is on Sunday 27th October 2019.
Transfer to Secondary School: Notices are on the church notice board.
Harvest Collection: The children at Chad’s School are collecting dry goods and toiletries for the Manna Centre in London, which supports the homeless. We at the church would love to support the children and of course the homeless too. Please can you donate something too? There will be a box for donations in the Church porch on the weekends of 5th and 12th October. Please give generously.
World Mission Sunday – Together We Are Mission: Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all creation – ‘Together we are Mission’. You will be able to Gift Aid your donations by using envelopes provided by Missio. For more information, visit missio.org.uk Thank you.
Missio Boxes: Parishioners are reminded to return their Red Boxes to the Church porch during the weekend Masses of 19/20th and 26/27th October. Thank you.
St Francis Ramblers: St Francis Ramblers invite you to join them on their walk on Sunday 13 October. Meet Merstham station (walkers' train due in at 0949 [calls Norwood Junction 0933]). Distance 8 miles with lunch stop (at The Harrow [Chaldon], 235 Stanstead Rd, White Hill, CR3 6AJ), finishing at Oxted. Please call Paul on 07847 282626 for more details. Here is a link to our website for more information about our club:- http://www.stfrancisramblers.ukwalkers.com
The Light of Christ Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group: “Mass for healing of the family tree”. This will be celebrated by Fr. Angelus Houle next Wednesday 23rd October commencing with praise at 7.30pm for Mass at 8.00pm and will take place in the hall of Our Lady and St Philip Neri, 206 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE.
Night of Light: GET READY for Night of Light – St Chad’s Church - Friday 25th October 5pm – 8pm. All children are warmly invited to our annual celebration of the Night of Light. We will meet in the church at 5.00pm and later in the hall for fun filled activities, singing, dancing, games and refreshments. Dress code – Angels, Saints and Biblical characters. Prizes await for best dressed characters.
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.
First Holy Communion 2020: Children in Year 3 and above are welcome to register for the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Registration forms will be available at St Chad’s Church from the weekend of 2nd /3rd November and must be completed and returned by Saturday 23rd November at the latest. Details of how to return completed forms will be announced at all Masses on the weekend of 2nd/3rd November. This information will also be on the registration form. The Holy Communion Team are looking forward to sharing this special preparation time with your family in 2020.
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!
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Offerings: £1217.71. Thank you, CAFOD: £554.32 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for PACT, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for Missio.
National Mass Count: The Fourth National Mass Count will take place on Sunday 13th October 2019.
Please do not block the entrances to the Church particularly the disable entrance. 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: Desri John, Sladajna Rankovic, Wilma Humphrey, 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, 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.
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.