Sunday 22ndOctober 2017 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Our Lady of Fatima Centenary 1917 to 2017
First Saturday Devotions are now part of the regular prayer life of our Parish and will be observed every First Saturday in the Church - remainder dates for 2017 - 4 Nov & 2 Dec and the Parish is now consecrated to Our Lady of the Immaculate Heart.
Please click on "what to do" to make the First Saturday Devotion, which we strongly encourage is observed for this centenary year and beyond. To find out more about the miraculous events of 100 years ago, plus the prayers, click here to download a special Centenary Fatima 2017 bulletin.
Scroll along for more pictures of the visit of the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, to our Parish in August 2017, which includes the Custodians of the Statue, the Knights of St. Columba together with Parish Clergy and parishioners.
St Mary's Catholic Church, West Croydon
warmly welcomes you
St Pio of Pietrelcina
We were blessed by the presence of the Sacred Relic, the mitten of Padre Pio, on the weekend of his Feast, 23rd & 24th September 2017. Many joined us in person and over the internet including the Custodian of the Sacred Relic, one of several Catholic Women of the Year, Kathy Kelly. A good number completed the request forms to become Spiritual Children of the Saint and these are now being prepared for despatch to Rotondo, Italy, for completion of the request.
Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ. Who, other than God, pardons sin and forgives the transgression…and delights to show mercy? We know that the Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy, so let us approach God’s throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive that mercy.
Click on the links below to view the Chaplet Prayer & 3'o'clock Prayer
“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."
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 - "Here I am, Lord"
Wednesday 25th October 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 - you might even be Catholic but want to deepen your Faith, know more about it...
All enquirers are welcome!
Come & Explore through the RCIA doors
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
(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