St Mary’s Catholic Church, West Croydon, Welcomes You
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year C
Sunday 20 October 2019
For this week’s newsletter click on the word “current”
Parish October Devotions 2019: Rosary prayer times: Sundays @ 1.30pm and Monday to Friday 9.40am
We wish all visitors, to this website and to the parish church, every peace and joy. We are a lively, richly diverse and very welcoming parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. We extend pastoral care to those living in and around the Croydon area, including Croydon University Hospital, St Mary’s Infant and Junior Schools, and St Mary’s Catholic High School. Please come and join one of our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world."
Our new Archbishop for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark, was installed on 25th July 2019 Click on “homily” for the full written text and a link for the recorded Solemn Installation Mass.
This Parish is Consecrated to Our Lady
Please click on "what to do" to make the Fatima First Saturday Devotion, which all are encouraged to observe as Our Lady requested. It’s never too late to start saying your daily Rosary. The next First Saturday is 2nd November 2019. Families are particularly welcome and children will lead the Rosary and are encouraged to remain for Adoration.
We give thanks to God for the Visit of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima together with the relics of the seers, St. Francisco and St. Jacinta, on the 12th & 13th October 2019.
We are graced to have had the Visit during this Marian month of October. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom we have constant recourse, be the cause of your joy as She leads you to her son with this prayer:
“O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy” (Our Lady, 13 July 1917)
Our very big thank you to the Custodians of the Statue and their team for enabling this 2 -day Visit, to the Knights of St. Columba (KSC) for their very special care and attention of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and to you all for your attendance. Click on the gallery carousel below for a few images of the Visit Team & KSC.
Times of Prayer
While you are always welcome to find a quiet place to pray and reflect at St Mary's there are some times of formal prayer you might want to attend. Mass times and times for confession can be found in the righthand column.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays from 12.45pm to 2pm
First Fridays 10.45am to 12 noon followed by Mass at 12.10pm including Blessings with the Holy Oils for the Sick - next on Friday 1st November 2019
Saturdays 10:30am to 12 noon
Sundays 4pm to 5.45pm
The Rosary & Marian Devotions
Monday to Friday @ 9:40am & for the Marian month of October 2019, Sundays @ 1.30pm
First Saturday Fatima Devotions to 12 noon - Our Lady of Fatima : Every First Saturday monthly - next Saturday 2nd November 2019
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour to 12 noon: All other Saturdays
First Friday Mass & Blessings with Holy Oils for the sick, disabled and housebound - next on Fri 1st November 2019
The end of the 10am Mass is followed by Adoration, silence and congregation-led prayers to 12 noon. Mass is then celebrated at 12.10pm for the sick, disabled and housebound and their carers and welcomes the house-bound participating via the internet. The Mass includes the blessings with the Holy Oils.
RCIA 2019/2020 - Faith Journey
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Wed 23 Oct 2019 - 7.30pm - Parish Centre
gently explore through the RCIA doors
Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? God has you in the palm of His hand and has a plan for you. You might be a wife our a husband and regularly go to Mass or take the children, but you yourself don’t take part, or you might be someone who’s been to a few Catholic weddings, Baptisms and similar and want to know more…? Alternatively, you might already be Catholic but have missed a Sacrament like Confirmation? You might just want to deepen your Faith, afterall, it offers the beautiful treasures of “The Word” to see you through life and into eternal life. The Word is “Christ” and Christ, is yesterday, today and forever.
make contact with the parish catechism team or contact the clergy
(020) 8688 1857
Speak to or meet the clergy direct about your Faith Journey
Parish Surgery on Mondays, 4.30pm to 7pm and Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am and 5pm to 6.30pm
You are welcome and warmly encouraged
and will be supported by the clergy, catechists and parish community
we are praying for you !