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Quote: In one day the Eucharist will make you produce more for the glory of God than a whole lifetime without it. (St Peter Julian Eymard)

Prayer Of St Chad: Almighty God, Keep us, we pray, from thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to think, and ready at all times to step aside for others. Amen.

Stations of the Cross: Stations of the Cross every Friday morning (after Mass) and evening at 7.00pm during the season of Lent.

Lenten Donation Basket: A basket will be placed on the altar from Ash Wednesday for donation of non-perishable food for the poor.

Lenten Masses: Lenten Masses in Croydon University Hospital. Bishop Paul Hendricks will celebrate Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Ash Wednesday (6th March) at 12 noon. There will be Mass every Monday during Lent, at 12 noon, in the Hospital Chapel. All are most welcome.

Appreciation: On behalf of the Parish Council, I would like to thank all parishioners for your generous donations of food and drinks towards St Chad’s Feast Day celebration two ways, your active participation on the day. Special thanks to our efficient and dedicated organisers.

Adoremus Presentation: There will be a power point presentation, a repeat of two of the Adoremus speakers.

Baptism: Parents who have filled the infant baptism form for March and have received an invitation from the Baptism Team are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall with your Godparents from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 15th and 22nd March. Baptism is on Sunday 24th March 2019.

Baptism: There will be no Baptisms during in April.

Baptism: Parents who are intending to baptise their children in May are expected to submit the completed application forms by the end of April. Parents are required to attend two short meetings in the Hall with their Godparents from 7.00pm-8.00pm on Friday 17th and 24th May. Baptism is on Sunday 26th May 2019.

Solemenity - St Joseph, Husband of Mary: There will be two Masses on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 9.30am and 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass: There will be a funeral Mass for Cathleen Murphy at 12.30pm followed by Internment at Elmers End. Parishioners are welcome to attend.

St Chad’s Social Club – Motown Night: St Chads Social Club is holding a MOTOWN NIGHT with live performance tribute to TINA TURNER performed by Julie NEVADA on Saturday 23 March 2019 at 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Tickets Members £10.00 and Non-Members £11.00, Licensed Bar, Food on Sale and Raffle will be on sale. A night not to be missed, so that you are not disappointed please request your tickets ASAP. For tickets Please contact Mary 07944 578759 , Grace 07714 732625 , Lorraine 07984 412530,Tessa 07803 099183

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: Trip to Medjugorje on Wednesday 8th May 2019 to 15th May 2019 (8 Days/7Nights) Cost per person £470 (including a deposit of £200.00). For more information please contact Juliet.

Pilgrimages To Lourdes, Holy Land And Fatima: Pilgrimage to Lourdes, Lisieux Paris, Nevers, Rocamadour & Montligeon by luxury coach from 25th May to 2nd June for £789 including all excursions. Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 3rd September to 11th September for £1,259 including all excursions. Pilgrimage to Poland from 10th October to 17th October including all excursions for £897. For further information call Mrs Mozzi on 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301

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 Philomena’s Catholic High School For Girls – Vacancies: Examination Invigilators to invigilate public examinations at St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls, to work as part of a pool of Examination Invigilators who work on an ad-hoc basis, as required by the school. The majority of hours would be worked in mind-May-June annually. Further details and an application form are available by emailing or contacting the HR Officer on 0208642 2025, or can be downloaded from our school website:

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.

Parish Email Address: Change Of Parish Email Address

Offerings: £975.44 Thank you, Second Collection: CAFOD £270.03 Thank you, Ash Wednesday £356.57, Parishioners are to return the CAFOD 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: r. Columba Ibeh, Sr. Rosary Munonye, Sr. Mary Vianney Okereke, Mrs Ngozi Udekaigbo, Hilda Nkwabilo, Canon John Bailey, Canon Francis Moran, Mary Musa, Christopher Smith, Norine Bradbury, William Tawiah, Medinat Jawando-Siyanbola, Ena Curtis Griffith, Bernadette Obayi, Arnold Korlettey Sogbodjor, Michael King, Dave Cook, May Barker, Rose Nnaike, Joseph Domingo, Augustine Boateng, Joseph Domingo, Edme Fidele, Stella Vaz, Lawrence De Souza, Marie Therese Valapinee, Vibiana Ekwueme, 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: Lourdes Leitao, Kings Family, Wilma Humphrey, Stella Blake, Alice Berkoh, Cecilia Boakye-Agyeman, Nigel Blake, Mary Clerkins, 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 10.30am 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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