Saint Chad’s News

Quote: A peaceful man does more good than a learned one. (Pope St John XXIII)

Fr Bartholomew will be away on a break to Ghana from 27th June to 4th August 2017.

Fr David Standley, who has been part of St Chad’s Parish community is relocating outside the parish premises. He would be celebrating the 8.30am Mass on Sunday 16th July and 10.30am Mass on 23rd July. There will be a small refreshment for him after the 10.30am Mass on 23rd July. On behalf of all the parishioners I would like to thank Fr David for his availability and dedicated service to St Chad's. We all wish you all the best in your new community. Fr Bartholomew

St Chad’s Nigerian Community: There will be a meeting in the Guild Room after 10.30am Mass all are encouraged to attend.

Baptism: If you would like to have your child Baptised in July please return completed forms to the Presbytery by 18th July. Parents and Godparents are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall from 7.00pm to 7.30pm on Friday 21st and 28th of July. Baptism will take place on Sunday 30th July.

Holy Ghost Father’s British Province: The Holy Ghost Fathers and Brothers of the British Province are happy to announce the recruitment of Spiritans Lay Associate. This group shall participate in the Spiritual and Charisms of the congregation. For more information contact Fr Bartholomew and Fr Emmanuel CSSp at

St Francis Xavier Annual Mission Appeal: Fr Bideri of St Francis Xavier will be holding Mission Appeals during the weekend Masses of 22nd and 23rd July.

Repository: The Repository will be closing on Sunday 23rd July for the summer, we open again on Sunday 10th Septemer.

St Chad’s Social Club – Summer Charity Dance: Will be held on Saturday 29th July 2017 from 7.30pm-11.30pm at St Chad's Church Hall, Burgoyne Road SE25 6JT. Tickets Members: £7.00, Non-Members £8.00. Music by ‘Second Nature’. Food on Sale, Licensed Bar & Raffle. For tickets please contact Mary, Grace or Marilyn

Caribbean Chaplaincy Pilgrimage To Aylesford: The Caribbean Chaplaincy warmly invite parishioners to the annual Pilgrimage to Aylesford, please contact Monica on Sunday 30th July 2017. For further information please contact Monica on 07851 616 086

St Chad’s Youth Group: The Priests of St Chad's are happy to announce to Parents/ Guardians and young people of the parish that a new youth group will be commencing on 30th July 2017. The youth group age range will cater for 12 - 25 year olds, which will be divided into two groups Teens: Ages -12-17 Young adults - ages- 18-25. Location: St Chads Church Hall Time: 4pm-6pm Frequency: Twice a month - 1st and 4th Sunday. Membership: Free Please Come along and meet the group leaders on Sunday the 30th July 2017 at 4pm-6pm to see what it's all about. Thank you – contact Christine Beverton, Abi or Anthony on for further details. Co-ordinator Fr Emmanuel

Request For Volunteers: St Chad’s Baby & Toddler Group meet in the Church Hall every Monday from 9am-11am (term time only). In order for this successful parish group to continue running well in September, we need extra volunteers. If you feel able to spare a few hours once a week or help in any way, please leave your details with Father at the presbytery and we will get back to you. – Many thanks.

SVP – Bosco Summer Camp: Application for SVP 2017 Bosco camps is Open SVP conference will send 2 Boys 8 -13 yrs and 2 Girls 9 -12yrs for those who cannot afford. The camp is also open to anyone who would like to send their children to camps. The costs for the camps is £200 for 2 and £115 for 1 person this price has been discounted from £145 if you decide to contact the camp directly. Dates for the camps: Boys 22th July to 29th July 2017 and 29th July – 5th August 2017, Girls: 5th Aug – 12th August 2017 for further information please contact Karen or Chika

Irish Chaplaincy: ‘Irish Chaplaincy: 60 Years on’ “On Sunday, September 24th 12.30pm A Mass to celebrate 60 years of the Irish Chaplaincy will take place at Sacred Heart, Kilburn and we will be very happy to welcome both Bishop John Kirby, who chairs the Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants, and Bishop Paul McAleenan, Auxiliary in Westminster and with oversight for ethnic chaplaincies. We are grateful to Fr Michael and the Oblates at Sacred Heart for hosting this special event as part of their parish Mass and for letting us use the hall for a little reception afterwards”.

PACT – Volunteers Required: Pact, the Catholic charity for prisoners and their families, ( is offering free training and support for parishioners interested in volunteering with them in prisons or in the local community. No previous experience necessary. All enquiries welcome. To find out more contact

Offerings: £1266.39 Thank you, Today’s Second Collection is for St Francis Xavier Annual Mission Appeal.

Please pray for those who have died recently and those who mourn their loss, especially: Clarence Gomez, Dorothy Borthwick, Daisy Gale, Kim Williams, Kwabena Asamoah-Boadi, Hilda Grace Nettey, Lucy Ennin, Alec Slattery, Martin Joseph Hennessy, Cynthia Shreeve, Pat Hanrahan, Jeremy Dodds, Fr Barry Angus, Michael Sayers, Philomena D’Cruze, Neville Ryan, Sebastian Tavares, Frank Boateng, Patrick McInally, Arnol Lewis, Priscilla Osei-Asibey, Larry Asare, Lawrence Dun-Dery, Simon Sigmeh, Samuel Charles, Teresa Cleary, Margaret Smith 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: Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Augustine Boateng, Mary Musa, 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, 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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