Fifth Sunday of Easter 19th May 2019 - Year C
Current newsletter, click here on “Sun 19 May 2019”
Today was made the Lord, we rejoice and are glad !
Atrocities in the Church: clerical abuse & ecclesial cover-up of abuse
Given the reports detailing the experiences of victims of sexual abuse, the abuse of power and of conscience, at the hands of priests, covering about a 70 year period, it is with shame and repentance, we acknowledge these grave failings and the wounds caused to the victims. We echo the words of Pope Francis in his letter of 20 August 2018, addressed “To the People of God”. For more...click HERE . Click on “The Pope’s Letter to the People of God” for the full text of the letter. Click on “In Sinu Jesu” for information about the book and the Chaplet of Reparation.
St Mary’s Catholic Church, West Croydon, Welcomes You
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."
This Parish is Consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart
National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, September 2015
Please click on "what to do" to make the Fatima First Saturday Devotion, which all are encouraged to observe as Our Lady requested. The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is Monday 13th May and a perfect time, during this Marian Month, to start saying your daily Rosary - which heeds Our Lady of Fatima’s Message. The next First Saturday is 1st June 2019.
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 12:50pm to 2pm
Saturdays from 10:30am to 12pm & First Fridays 10.30am to 12 noon
Benediction: Wednesday after 12:10pm till 2pm
The Rosary: begins at 9:40am from Monday to Friday
First Saturday Devotions - Our Lady of Fatima : Every First Saturday monthly - next Saturday 3rd May 2019
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour: All other Saturdays
RCIA 2018/2019 - Faith Journey
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Congratulations and welcome to our New Catholics, who received the fullness of Faith at the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday 21st April 2019
"I have called you by your name,
Adaeze, Craig, Diana, Dionne, Florence, Likezo (Sera), Melissa, Patricia, Robert, Sophie & Victorin
you are mine"
If you want to answer the call to Faith by saying
“…here I am Lord…”
make contact with the parish clergy using the contact information. RCIA is suitable for those who want to explore the Catholic Faith, missed a Sacrament with a view to becoming Catholic
The Faith Journey continues on Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Vailankanni Hall of the Parish Centre 7.30pm
You are welcome and warmly encouraged