Our Lady of Fatima Centenary

1917 to 2017 (May to October)

First Saturday Devotions (during the Centenary) May to September 2017

The Centenary provides an excellent opportunity to start the First Saturday Devotions if you’ve not practised it before, or for you to renew and refresh.     We very much hope that one of the many blessings of the Centenary Year will be the uptake and continuation of the Devotion which is monthly for 5 months starting on Saturday 6th May 2017.

First Saturday Devotions as requested by Our Lady of Fatima are now part of the regular prayer life of our Parish and will be observed every First Saturdayin the Church.  Please join us in person or over the internet.  First Saturday dates for the remainder of the year are:   7 Oct, 4 Nov & 2 Dec. 

You must love one another just as I have loved you.
It is by your love for one another, that everyone will recognise you as my disciples (John 13:35).

 For "what to do" click here.

Please click on "what to do", to find out the dates, devotion acts, what the Devotions entail and the spiritual benefits,  in order to answer Our Lady of Fatima’s call and God’s wish to establish Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  By doing this,  the souls of sinners will be saved.

We are filled with grace & blessings  

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue Visitation together with the relics of the St. Francisco & St. Jacinta took place in early August 2017.  To find out more about the miraculous events of 100 years ago,  which occurred in Fatima, Portugal,  plus the prayers,  click here to download a special Centenary Fatima 2017 bulletin.

image: statue visit to st. Mary's in  sep 2015

image: statue visit to st. Mary's in  sep 2015

A Very Warm Welcome to

St Mary's

Catholic Church,

West Croydon

“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 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 High School. Please come and join one of our celebrations or for some quiet time in the midst of this busy world." 

Fr Michael Scanlon, Parish Priest

RCIA 2017/2018 - Faith Journey

(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

A Prayer for those Seeking God

 Heavenly Father: we pray for those You are calling in into your Church.  Please strengthen their Faith and deepen their understanding.  Open their hearts to the fullness of your love and set them afire with your Holy Spirit.  Guide us all in continuing conversion through Jesus Christ, your Son , who is the Way, the Truth and the Life

The Journey continues

Wednesday 20th September 2017

7.30pm in the Parish Prayer Room

It's suitable for those wanting to become Catholic, those who've missed a Sacrament, eg. Confirmation and those who are simply curious and feel drawn to knowing more.

Come & Explore through the RCIA doors !

rciacroydon@gmail.com or parish@saint-mary.org.uk

(020) 8688 1857

Times of Prayer

While you are always welcome to find a quiet place to pray and reflect at St Mary's there are some time 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 - Saturdays from 10:30am to 12pm and each first Friday from 10:45am to 3pm
Benediction: Wednesday after 12:10pm till 2pm and Every First Friday after the 12:10pm Mass till 2pm

The Rosary: begins at 9:40am from Monday to Friday

First Saturday Devotions - Our Lady of Fatima : Every First Saturday monthly

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour: All other Saturdays