Saint Chad’s News


Quote: Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live. (St Robert Southwell)

Dear Parishioners, Our Big Lunch Street Party is getting closer and we would like you all to keep this date 18th June 2017 and attend in your numbers. Thank you to all who have bought their Grand Raffle tickets. We would like to encourage everyone to support the Raffle Tickets which are sold after each weekend Mass. Collect as many as you can and sell them for us to your friends, families and at workplaces. We are still requesting for volunteers to run Stalls on the day, help set up and clear up. Gazebos are also needed to support the event. Please see the Committee members and let us know how many Gazebos you can lend to us to support the event. We are also appealing for donations for the Pink Stall any pink goods, toiletries, jewellery, pink toys or fancy goods will be very much appreciated. All proceeds go to the Royal Marsden Hospital in memory of Valentina of St. Chad's who died of a brain tumour at 3 and a half. Please contact Sarah Chelsom on 07960189802 Thank you. The next committee meeting will be on Thursday 18th May 2017 at 8.00pm in the Guild Room.


Christian Aid Week 14th – 20th May: Christian Aid comes to an end this weekend. I’ll be available in the church porch at the end of each mass to collect your kind donation. Alternatively you can post your Christian Aid envelope through the Presbytery door up until 26th May and it will be handed to me. Thank you so much for your support. Irene Bakpa 07908688245.

Baptisms: Parents and Godparents are required to attend two meetings in the Hall/Church from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 19th and 26th of May. Baptism will take place on Sunday 28th May.

Familias The Joy Of Love – And Its Challenge: Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation ‘The Joy of Love’ (Amoris Laetitia) has attracted great interest and not a little controversy. This is a watershed document which will have an effect on our Church for decades to come. You can find out why it is so important and how it affects you and your family by attending a presentation near Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday May 24. The event runs from 10.30am till 3pm and will be held at Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, London SW1P 1QN. Booking is essential but all are welcome. The cost is £20, including lunch. For more details telephone 020 7931 6064 or email

Confirmation Mass: Our Year 8+ children will be having their Confirmation Mass on Saturday 27th May at 1.00pm. Bishop Paul Hendricks will be celebrating the Confirmation Mass.

Empowering Parishes For Mission: A one day workshop for clergy and laity on Empowering Parishes for Mission Directed by Clare Watkins MA PHD 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 27th May 2017 at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. To book a place, please email

Pilgrimage: Cilla Herman is organising a pilgrimage to Lourdes/Nevers from 29th May -3rd June 2017 there are 2 PLACES LEFT. Please contact her on 020 8684 7671 or email if you wish to go.

St Chad’s Caribbean Group: Trinity Sunday Event - on Sunday 11th June 2017 after 10.30am Mass until 4pm. Food will be sold at £2.50 per container, to include rice, chow mein & macaroni cheese, along with either, a meat, fish or vegetarian dish of your choice. Drinks, fruit salad and a small selection of cakes will be available to purchase for 50p each.

Clergy Support Fund Campaign: Thank you to all parishioners who supported the Diocesan-wide Campaign to raise money to support our sick and retired clergy. Our parish has raised £10,833 for this special cause. During the last few years, many parishioners expressed appreciation for particular priests who have had a positive influence in their lives, and have enquired about the possibility of leaving a gift in their Will to the Campaign. If this is a cause that resonates with you and you would like to find a way of thanking our retired priests for their service to our community, please consider picking up an introductory leaflet from the porch/narthex today. Thank you.

Third Anniversary Convention Of Divine Ramsgate: All are welcome for the inauguration of new pilgrim and visitor centre at St Augustine’s Shrine on Saturday 3rd June from 8.30am – 5.00pm, Led by Fr Augustine Vallooran V.C. Main Celebrant of Holy Mass Bishop Paul Mason (Episcopal Vicar of Kent), Archbishop Peter Smith from 5.00pm and guest speakers. Coach departs from St Chad's at 06.30am, Cost per person £18.00 to reserve a seat please contact Honorine on 07884131837

Offerings: £1105.50 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for Christian Aid Envelopes, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for World Communications Day.

St Chad’s Ugandan Community: St Chad’s Ugandan Community would like to thank all Parishioners for their generous support. We raised £201.9 towards Martyrs day celebration on 3rd June 2017 at St George’s Cathedral. A Sincere thank you from all the group members. God Bless you all.

Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: Hilda Grace Nettey, Lucy Ennin, Alec Slattery, Martin Joseph Hennessy, Cynthia Shreeve, Pat Hanrahan, Jeremy Dodds, Fr Barry Angus, Helena Vincent, Michael Sayers, Philomena D’Cruze, Neville Ryan, Ronald Daley, Sebastian Tavares, Frank Boateng, Patrick McInally, Arnol Lewis, Priscilla Osei-Asibey, Larry Asare, Lawrence Dun-Dery, Simon Sigmeh, Samuel Charles, Teresa Cleary, Margaret Smith, Mother Louis Mariae Ezenkweh, Irene Ikpoh, George Hellier, Cecilia Okai, Clinton Attram, Margaret Odametey, Stella Obongo, Mary Victoria Onochie, Randolph Netto 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: Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Augustine Boateng, Mary Musa, Christian Ekow Biney, 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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