Saint Chad’s News

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Quote: Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart. (St Therese of Lisieux)

Prayer of St Chad: Almighty God, Keep us, we pray, from thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to think, and ready at all times to step aside for others. Amen.

Baptism: Baptism on Sunday 26th May 2019 is at 1.00pm.

Please do not block the entrances to the Church particularly the disable entrance. Thank you.

Big Lunch Street Party: "St Chads Planning Committee are currently accepting the following donations for the 2nd June Big Lunch. Full bottles of drink (both alcoholic and soft) for the Bottle Tombola stall, food donations such as chicken, rice, oil and cakes for sale and any unwanted gifts. Raffle tickets are available for sale and there are great cash prizes this year. If you are in the position to sell additional tickets at work, school or elsewhere please contact Ukachi or any other planning committee member who will be stationed at the back of the hall each mass".

Norwood Circle of the Catenians: Norwood circle of the Catenians invite interested Catholic men to join them at their meeting at Addington palace golf club on Monday June 3rd at 8 p.m. We will be hearing about an exciting new course for men called Signposts. If you need a lift please contact johnwoodhousecat@gmail.com or 07908888586 by text.

St Chad’s Social Club – Race Night: St Chad’s Social Club is having a Race Night on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 7.30pm in the Church hall. Tickets: Adults £6.00 Children under 16s £3.00 which includes Chicken & Chips, Licensed Bar & Raffle on sale. For tickets please contact:- Mary, Grace, Lorraine, Tessa.

Coach Trip To Scotland To Visit Fr William: Coach departs from St Chad’s at 05.00hrs on Friday the 14th June and returns approx. 21.00hrs on Sunday 16h June. Cost £210 two people sharing a room or £265 for a single room. VACANCIES ONLY UPTO 12TH APRIL 2019. Contact Juliet on 0208 771 6273 or 07886686703, Mary on 0208 916 1311 or 07368 338771

Parish AGM: The Parish Annual General Meeting this year will take place on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 7.30pm in the parish hall.

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: www.tangney-tours.com/CA and its special section for Southwark.

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

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 norwoodsouth@rcaos.org.uk

Offerings: £873.29 Thank you, Second Collection: Holy Ghost Fathers Mission Appeal £459.82 Thank you, Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for World Communications.

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: 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, Dave Cook, 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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