Saint Chad’s News


Quote: Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. (St Ignatius of Loyola)

Fr Bartholomew is thanking God for his many blessings and favours as he celebrates his 12th Anniversary of priestly ordination. Remember in your prayers.

Baptism: Please note there will be NO BAPTISMS IN AUGUST

St Chad’s Caring Service: The Caring Service will be closed from Monday 23rd July to 5th August due to holidays.

St Chad’s Motown Night: - come and enjoy an evening of music and dancing to all the classic Motown songs and help raise funds for the church heating system. Bring friends and family and meet new people at what promises to be a great evening. St Chad’s church hall on Saturday 4th August 7.30-11.30pm. Adults only - tickets £10 includes a plate of snacks. Pay bar, cocktails, raffle. Contact Chris Kitchen or Grace Webb for tickets or information or see the posters on the church notice board.

Family Retreat: St Chad’s Charismatic Renewal Group in conjunctions with All Nations Catholic Charismatic Renewal Group is organising 3 days Annual Family Retreat and Picnic at Divine Mercy Retreat Centre, St Augustine’s Abbey at Ramsgate from 24th August to 26th August 2018. Adults £60 and Child £30.00. For more information and to register your interest please contact Mrs Teddy Curran.

Pilgrimage To Mount St Bernard Abbey Leicester: Annual pilgrimage in honour of Blessed Cyprian Iwene Tansi, led by Rt Rev Dom Joseph Delargy OCSO, Abbot Emeritus, at Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Whitwick, Coalville, Leicestershire, Le47 5UL. Saturday 25th August 2018 at 10.30am. Interested persos are invited to book their seats on available coaches. See displayed poster for your nearest contact details or call your parish contact: Mrs D Eguzoraku.

Pilgrimage To Walsingham: Annual pilgrimage to Walsingham on Monday 27th August 2018 – Our Lady Queen of Peace. Cost £20.00 pp. Coach leaves St Chad’s Church at 07.00 hrs and returns at 21.00 hrs. Please contact Juliet or the Presbytery.

St Philopmena’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:

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): As you may all be aware there is some new data protection legislation coming 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.

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

Offerings: £1084.84. Thank you.

300 Club: 300 CLUB HAS DONATED £865.00 TO THE PARISH FUND. Many thanks to its members. New members are welcome and will help the parish fund-raising efforts. Forms are available in the church porch. SUBSCRIPTION IS ONLY £2.00 PER MONTH.

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: Stella Vaz, Lawrence De Souza, Marie Therese Valapinee, Vibiana Ekwueme, Edmund Chukwude, Onyinyechi Anyim, Kevin Olewunne, Palm Crescent Jackson, 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 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, 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.


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