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Quote: I love so much a soul’s desire to receive me, that I hasten to it each time it summons me by its yearnings. (Words of Jesus to St Margaret Mary Alacoque)

Sea Sunday: Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thank you. To donate online please visit

PTFA - Big Lunch Thanks & Appreciation: The Planning Committee would like to send out a great big thank you to all the St Chads parishioners, St Chads School, St Chads Parish Community groups and our local businesses who supported the Big Lunch effort on Sunday 2nd June. With your generous support and assistance we managed to raise over £2200 pounds taking us ever so much closer to our Parish Goals objective. What a fantastic community effort, working together and with each other we managed to pool our resources, time and energy to achieve this fantastic result. Thank you once again.

Annual Holidays: Fr Bartholomew will be on holiday from Thursday 4th July until Thursday 8th August 2019. In my absence, please contact Fr Emmanuel for anything, including the Sacraments.

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 with their Godparents from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 19th and 20th July. Baptism is on Sunday 28h July 2019.

St Chad’s Social Club - Quiz Night: Saturday 13th July 2019 7:30pm St. Chad’s Church Hall Burgoyne Road. Tickets: Adults £6.00, under 16yrs £3.00 Ticket price includes chicken & chips Licensed Bar & Raffle For tickets please contact Mary, Grace, Lorraine, Tess.

Caribbean Pilgrimage to Aylesford: Parishioners are invited to the All London Caribbean Pilgrimage and Memorial to Fr Charles Gaillard to Aylesford Priory on Sunday 28th July 2019. Solemn Mass at 12.noon. Main Celebrant Bishop Patrick Lynch VG. Tickets are £13 for adults. £8 for children under 12. Please contact Monica

Altar Servers Summer Break: Altar Servers Summer Break August Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th Woldingham, Surrey Cost £145.This is an excellent few days for boy and girl servers aged 10- 15. Meeting in a holiday atmosphere activities include talks, discussions, prayer, daily Mass, as well as sport, Chessington World of Adventures, Laser Elite, Swimming. For more details take form, download from, or contact Fr. Stephen Boyle, Tel: 01322 220075, email:

Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2019: Some places are still available on the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Paul Hendricks. Dates: 23-30 August 2019. A range of hotels are available, with options for travel by air from Stansted or Manchester, or by train from London. Advantages of travelling with a diocesan pilgrimage include better participation in Lourdes events and devotions, facilities for pilgrims who need assistance, options for local excursions – and the support of a community devoted to Our Lady and to all that Lourdes means to us. For details please see: and its special section for Southwark.

Blessed Cyprian Tansi Catholic Society UK: “Pilgrimage to Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Coalville, Leicestershire in Honour of BLESSED CYPRIAN IWENE TANSI” The pilgrimage will be in the monastery: Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, led by Dom Joseph Delargy OCSO, Abbot Emeritus and will take place on Saturday 31st August 2019. Interested persons are invited to book their seats on available coaches that will leave London from You coach booker will give you exact departure time from your pickup point. See displayed poster for your nearest contact details or call your parish contact. Mrs Ifeoma Onuorah 07908674395, Mr Chukwudolue Okolie 07882106037, Mrs Bernadette Anyanjo 07581411086, Mrs Pauline Ejiegbu 0207 642 0534, Mrs Victoria Opara 07963810137, Mrs Monica Samuel 0785716086, Mr Melvin Carty 07930366721, Mrs D Eguzoraku 07805227691, or other nearest contact details or call the Chairman Sir Joe Duke on 07956274279, Secretary Mrs Francesca Uche 07931652056 or Mother Maria on 07940143545

Repository – Volunteers Required: We are looking for volunteers for the 10.30am and 6.00pm Masses on Sundays. If interested please write name, phone number and Mass and leave in repository.

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

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

Offerings: £1564.37 Thank you. Second Collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea.

Archdiocese of Southwark – Vacancy: Site Maintenance and Caretaker - We are looking for someone to join our site maintenance and caretaking team at the Cathedral site. The primary function of this role is to provide maintenance and caretaking services across the whole site. The successful applicant must have previous experience in a similar environment and ideally some knowledge of health and safety. This job also requires a DBS disclosure. Hours: 35 worked over a varying shift pattern to include some evenings and weekends. Salary: £21,500pa - £23,000 depending on skills and experience. Interviews will be on 10th July 2019. To apply please send you CV to by 4th July 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: 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, William Tawiah, Medinat Jawando-Siyanbola, Ena Curtis Griffith, Bernadette Obayi, Arnold Korlettey Sogbodjor, Michael King, May Barker 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: Janet Moore, Louise Santhanam, 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, 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.

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