24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - Sunday 16th September 2018
Atrocities in the Church: clerical abuse & ecclesial cover-up of abuse
Comment & suggestion from the Parish Priest, Fr. Michael Scanlon
Given the recent 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
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. The next First Saturday is 6th October 2018 preceded by the next First Friday, being 5th October 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 2018/2019 - Faith Journey
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
"I have called you by your name, you are mine"
If you would like to explore the Catholic Faith, missed a Sacrament or you would like to join the Catholic Community, please use the contact details below.
The Faith Journey continues with gentle exploration on Wed 19 Sept 2018 - 7.30pm - Small Hall of the Parish Centre
Until then, all enquiries are welcome and warmly encouraged.
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
(020) 8688 1857