5th Sunday of Lent, 18th March 2018
See our current newsletter for details of remaining Lenten Stations & Masses on the Holy Week Approach
7-Day Parish Mission @ St. Mary's
Sat 17th Mar to Fri 23rd Mar join us - the Mission has started
Click on " A Celebration of our Faith"
for the evening Liturgy prayer themes
7pm in the Church, Mon to Fri inclusive
This leads us nicely into Holy Week.
for details of Mass times and services.
St Mary's Catholic Church
warmly 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
Please click on "what to do" to make the Fatima First Saturday Devotion, which all are encouraged to observe as Our Lady requested. To find out more about the miraculous events of 100 years ago, which took place in Fatima, Portugal, plus the prayers, click here to download a special Centenary Fatima bulletin. The next First Saturday is 7 Apr 2018.
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
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
Next meeting is Wednesday 14th March 2018, Parish Prayer Room, 7.30pm
The Seekers are now "Elect" after a calling and naming service of prayer with all others from around the Diocese, took place at St. George's RC Cathedral, Southwark, in mid February. They were joined by their sponsors, family members, catechists, clergy and members of their parish communities for a beautiful Liturgy with wonderful music and led by Archbishop Peter Smith.
"I have called you by your name, you are mine"
Pray for all those who will receive the Sacraments this Easter
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Selection of images - the Font Area where Names were entered into the "Book of Life". Fr. Michael attended and is pictured with Fr. Paul Kyne - Assistant Priest at the Cathedral. The elect with their family, friends and catechists are pictured on this happy occasion of being named & called!