Saint Chad’s News


Quote: We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. (St Teresa of Calcutta)

Thanks And Appreciation: Archbishop Peter Smith has sent a letter of thanks which has been placed on the noticeboard.

Archdiocese Of Southwark Adoremus Webpage: The Diocesan Adoremus webpage: The Adoremus pages of the Bishop’s Conference:

Parish Office: The Parish Secretary will be ‘out of the office’ from Monday 11th June to Monday 25th 2018. During this time, please direct your queries to the parish email. Thank you.

Funeral Mass: There will be a Funeral Mass for Albert Harris on Monday 18th June at 12.30pm followed by internment (2.00pm) at Bandon Hill. Parishioners are welcome to attend.

A Day With Jesus: Parishioners are welcome to attend a Day with Jesus on Saturday 23rd June 2018 from 11.30am to 4.30pm.

Prayer March: 24th June 3.30pm is scheduled to be the next event to pray about violent crime in the area. The starting point will be Norbury Park and it will finish at South Norwood Recreation Ground. For further details contact Irene on 07908688245
REMINDER: Anybody who is in possession of personal data of people regarding St Chad’s Church is advised to contact the parish office for a piece of information about General Data Protection Regulations.

St Chad’s Parish AGM: The Parish (AGM) Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th June in the hall at 7.30pm. Every parishioner is invited to attend. The meeting is basically based on the parish annual income and expenditure.

St Chad’s Social Club: For Senior Citizens of the parish and members of St Chads Social Club our Annual seaside trip to Brighton will be on Tuesday 3rd July, forms will be in the church entrance from Saturday 16th June and closing date for application of seat will be 27th June, seats will be allocated on first come basis. Coach will leave promptly at 9.00 am on the day

St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Club will be having a Jam Session on Saturday 30th June 2018 from 1.00pm-5.00pm in the Church hall. Tickets @ £7.00 Members, £8.00 Non-Members Music by ‘Island Brothers’ Licensed Bar & Raffle and Food on Sale. All monies raised for the Jam Session will be donated to Mary’s Meals in memory of Dennis Rebeiro who supported the Charity.

Gazebos For Hire: St Chad’s Parish pop-up gazebo’s for hiring @ £10.00 per day. £50.00 deposit refundable on return in good condition.

CAFOD: CAFOD Free Will-Writing Service. Including a gift to CAFOD in your will is a wonderful way to share your faith, hope and love with future generations. CAFOD offers a free will-writing service for supporters. To find out more, pick up a leaflet at the back of the church or call Hannah on 02070955367.

Reminder: Anybody who is in possession of personal data of people regarding St Chad’s Church is advised to contact the parish office for a piece of information about General Data Protection Regulations.

Coloma Girls School – Summer Music Festival: The Coloma Parents' Association are holding a Summer Music Festival on 7th July in honour of Mrs Meyer at Coloma Convent Girls School, Upper Shirley Road, CR9 5AS from 12:00 - 16:00, entrance is £2.00 per adult and 50p per child. The day will include performances from past and present Coloma pupils as well as external acts (i.e. Pop Choir). There will be a BBQ, Beer/Pimms Tents, Human Demolition and large slide inflatables, as well as tea/scones, tuck shop, grand raffle etc. We hope you can support this event, everyone is welcome. If you would like more details please send an email to

St Philomena’s 125th Year Celebration Ball: Hosted by St Philomena’s Parent Association, you are cordially invited to the 125th Anniversary of St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls founded in 1893 by the Daughters of the Cross. This will be a celebration evening of dining and dancing for parents, staff Governors, past students and friends of St Philomena’s School. The celebration will take place on Saturday 7th July 2018 6.30pm-11.00pm set in a marquee on the school grounds. Ticket prices: £50.00 per person to £500 per table of 10. Ticket payments can be made by ParentPay, Cheque or Bank transfer. Please call: 07846363762 or email Please see noticeboard for further information.

St Chad’s Charismatic Renewal: Praise and worship session will take place every MONDAY from 7pm-9pm in the Church. Everyone is welcome!

Offerings: £1084.84 Thank you, Second Collection: CTEW £190.57 Thank you, Votive Candles £98.43 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for Day of Prayer for Human Life.

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: Albert Harris, Doreen Noseworthy, Dame Comfort Mary Ozegbe, Denis Rebeiro, Peter Mellor, Ida Solomon, Sylvester Adigwe, Sr Clasita, Chukwu, Sr Rosita Azodo, Sr Helen Onyiuke, Teresa Salami, Boniface Mbatimin, Charles Amalu, Billy Castillo, Fr. Egdehonghon John Ehichioya, Leslie Davies, Ivan D’Cruze, Baby Amelia Jean Alfred, John Murray, Joseph D’Souza, Elizabeth Mgbenwelu, Sr Chetachukwu Mounyili, Sr Maria Chibuifem Ojimba, Joseph Addo, Michael Onyeji, Mr Christopher Egbulefu, Mr Piazza, Gerry Golding, Mamadou Dia, Albert Pires, Elton Gonzales, Kareem Simon, Mark Yeobah-Addjei, Nevan Leuw-Sang, Fr Antony Boateng Mensah, Joseph Dwomoh, Fr Patrick Ndulue, Obiageli Mba, Eunice Ikpeama, Sylvester Yaw Aboagye-Mensah, Octavio Buule 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: Wilma Humphrey, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Louisa Nyandey, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, William Tawiah, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Palm Crescent Jackson, 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 10.00am 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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