Saint Chad’s News
Quote: Charity is the cement which binds communities to God and persons to one another. (St Vincent de Paul).
Fr Bartholomew will be away to Ghana on a break from 4th September to 14th October 2018. Please contact Fr Emmanuel in his absence for advice for issues that need the priest’s attention.
Baptism: Parents and godparents are require to attend two short meetings in the Church/Hall from 7.00om to 8.00pm on Friday 7th and 21st September. Baptism is on Sunday 23rd September.
Funeral Mass: There will be a Funeral Mass for Mr Hughy Earl Hart on Friday 28th September at 12.30pm followed by internment at Mitcham Road, Croydon. Parishioners are welcome to attend.
St Philomena’s Catholic High School For Girls: Open Mornings for YR6 by appointment only (prospective Year 7 entrants starting in September 2019) Monday 24th – Friday 28th September 2018. Arrival at 8.45am for a 9.00am start. The Tour aims to finish by 10.45am. One session per day by appointment only. Telephone Admissions Manager: 0208 642 2025 ext 266 email: email@example.com
St Chad’ Social Club – Ladies Night: St Chads Social Club is holding their LADIES NIGHT 60s &70s Theme, music by GAYLE on Saturday 29th September 2018 at 7.30pm to 11.30 pm. Tickets £10.00 each which includes food. Licensed Pay Bar & Cocktails.
St Chad’s Baby & Toddler Group: Baby & Toddler group will resume activities in October. Exact date will be confirmed via N/letter, St. Chad's School and text to registered Families from 07535513093.
Saint Vincent De Paul – Healing Mass: Saint Chad’s SVP group will be having their annual Healing Mass on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 10.30am. Parishioners are welcome to attend. PLEASE NOTE: MORNING MASS WILL COMMENCE AT 10.30AM AND NOT 10.00AM TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THE HEALING MASS.
Bishop Thomas Grant School Evening: Bishop Thomas Grant School Sixth Form Open Evening (6.00pm-8.30pm) Monday 15th October.
Nursery, Reception & Yr7 School Recommendations: Parents whose children are entering or transferring to Nursery, Reception and Yr7 in 2019 are requested to meet with Fr Emmanuel on Monday 1st October and Wednesday 3rd October from 10.30am – 12.30pm at the Presbytery, 3.00pm – 5.00pm in the Church hall to sign the school admission forms.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation that came into force on 25th May 2018, which is going to impact on all of us. One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the vast amount of personal information we hold in the parish. I know that a great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop. Please could you let either me or the (the parish secretary) know if this applies to you so that I can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward. The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes and I thank you in advance for your co-operation.
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.
Offerings: £1121.45 Thank you, Votive Candles £126,17, Thank you, Second Collection: The Bishop’s national work of evangelization £117.04 Thank you.
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: Augustine Boateng, Nnaa Rapu, Stella Vaz, Lawrence De Souza, Marie Therese Valapinee, Vibiana Ekwueme, Edmund Chukwude, Onyinyechi Anyim, Kevin Olewunne, Palm Crescent Jackson, Albert Harris, 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, Joseph D’Souza, Elizabeth Mgbenwelu 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: Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, William Tawiah, 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 10.00am 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.
A selection of old news stories is here.
Please hand in items for the newsletter at the Presbytery by 1.00pm on a Tuesday of each week.