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Quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. (Martin Luther King)

Fr Bartholomew is away to Croatia on a Pilgrimage from Monday 2nd July to Monday 9th July.

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: www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm The Adoremus pages of the Bishop’s Conference: www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage

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.

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

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 coloma.pa@hotmail.co.uk.

Going Forth Service 2018: The First Holy Communion children will share in a short service on Saturday 7th July at midday in our church, followed by a celebration in the Hall. If any previous First Holy Communion families can help us on this day, please contact us at stchads1stcommunion@hotmail.co.uk. We do need your help. Thank you

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 stphils125ball@gmail.com Please see noticeboard for further information.

St John Bosco Children’s Camp: The St John Bosco Children’s Summer Camp at Aldham Essex. This is a activities camp with a Catholic ethos that runs as follows :- Week One Saturday 21st July to 28th July 2018 for Boys Week Two Saturday 28th July to 4th August 2018 for Boys· Week Three Saturday 4th August to 11th August 2018 for Girls. It is for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. Should you require an application form or more information then please look on the website http://svpboscocamp.org.uk For any enquiries then please email the boys camp at boysbookings@boscocamp.co.uk or the girls camp at girlsbookings@boscocamp.co.uk More information can be found on the poster at the back of the church.

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 on 0773363 0551 / 0783 7 797967.

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.

Offerings: £1084.84. Thank you.

Big Lunch/Street Party: On behalf of the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY Planning Committee I would like to thank all the parishioners of St Chad for your generous donations, contributions and support before and during the “BIG LUNCH”/STREET PARTY on Sunday 3rd June. The event was a huge success as everything went on well. Contributions and donations are still on going until the project is completed. The final figure raised was £4,551.67, Expenditure: £2,138.05, Profit made: £2,413.62, Envelopes Donations: £4,007.95.

Missio Red Boxes: Thank you for your continued support we raised £933.20 during 2017. Please try to bring in any full Red Boxes with your names on the box by the end of May.

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: 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, 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, 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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