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).
A Very Warm Welcome to
“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
Flame 2017 (CYMFED) Faith Event
Parish Young People & Catechists
What our young people said about the Faith FLAME Event, Wembley, Sat 11th Mar 2017
Many thanks to our parish catechists who accompanied young people from the parish to this EXCELLENT Faith day joining thousands of young people from the Dioceses and further. We received a steady flow of texts from them throughout the day and here is what they said, live and as it happened …”such an amazing feeling to be here and part of this beautiful community…10,000 reasons…”, “today’s message focussed mostly on welcoming refugees and volunteering to welcome them. We had inspirational talks from young people who worked in Lebanon alongside CARITAS, inspirational talks from the Jesuits”. “Refugees are people who should be welcomed and loved”, “Asylum seekers should be given a “message of love and hope”. Our parish young people are enthused! They want to re-start the Youth Group and do something collectively. They want to link up with CAFOD WHO ARE fully established in working with refugees and asylum seekers. We invite YOU to join them in the suggested 40 day challenge to give up an item everyday that you DON’T NEED, to charity.
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