Saint Chad’s News



The Big Lunch: Our parish 2018 “BIG LUNCH” (Street Party) planning is up and running. We had the fifth planning committee meeting on Thursday 17th May in the Guild room. We have made huge progress so far and all went well. A collective effort is definitely required at this time in order to make the event a success. We the planning committee members together with Fr Bartholomew are therefore appealing to all parishioners for your usual generous donation of bottled drinks etc. for the event on 3rd June. Your voluntary support with time and energy are equally needed on 3rd June to help set-up the place in the morning and clear the things away after the occasion. As Father Bartholomew has already suggested and announced last Sunday, envelopes are still available for individuals and families to make their contribution of at least £20.00 towards the heating in the church for which we are organizing the Big Lunch event. Many thanks for your usual understanding and support. Fr Bartholomew would like to meet with the volunteers on 31st May 2018 at 7.30pm in the Guild Room.

Batism: Parents who have completed forms to baptize their children in May are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall with Godparents from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on Friday 18th May and Friday 25th May in the Church. Baptism is on Sunday 27th May

A Day With Jesus: “A Day With Jesus” programme for Saturday 26th May 2018, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Theme “I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU” Jeremiah 29:11. Officiating priest – Fr. Mark Higgins.

Pastoral Visit: Archbishop Peter Smith will pay a pastoral visit to St Chad's, South Norwood on Trinity Sunday 27th May 2018. He will be celebrating the 10.30am Mass on that day.

'Moment With Jesus And Mary’: All the children of our parish and their families are warmly invited to this special event on Wednesday 30 May 2018 (half term) between 4pm and 6.30pm in the church hall for prayer, singing, fun activities and refreshments. Parents please encourage your children to participate and explore their catholic faith. Children can you come dressed in white, blue or red for this event. For details please contact Fatima on 07557400034. Thank you.

Justice, Peace And Integrity Of Creation: The Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission, Spring Assembly 2018 entitled Laudato Si! Responding to the call of Pope Francis, will be at St Mary’s Church, Croydon, Surrey. Saturday 2nd June. 10.30am to 4.00pm, Preceded by Mass at 10.00am celebrated by Bishop Pat Lynch. Speaker Ellen Teague. Free event. Everyone welcome. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & Coffee provided.

St Chad’s Social Club: St Chad’s Social Club will be having Line Dancing on Saturday 2nd June 2018 from 7.30pm-11.30pm in the Church hall. Tickets @ £10.00 (includes curry & rice) Licensed Bar & Raffle. For tickets please contact Mary Miles or Grace.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): 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.

Special Wedding Anniversary? If you are celebrating one this year – your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th or 60th plus – Archbishop Peter would like to invite you to a Mass in celebration of marriage at St George’s Cathedral. It’s on Saturday June 16 at 3pm. Enter your details on the form at the back of the church. We need to receive that back as soon as possible but in any event no later than May 7th. You will then receive a personal invitation from the Archbishop. You can also bring your immediate family. More details from Office for Marriage on 020 8651 2477 or email

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 Please see noticeboard for further information.

Offerings: £1352.06 Thank you, World Communication Day £105.84 Thank you, Today’s Second collection is for Christian Aid Envelopes.

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: 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: tella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Louisa Nyandey, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, William Tawiah, Bridie Carter, Mina Pobee, Leroy Serrette, Julie Hayfron, Esme Brewer, Palm Crescent Jackson, 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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