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Our Lady of Reparation

St. Marys Parish Newsletter


70 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 2AR Newsletter No 1558
Fr. David ORegan Revd. Vincent Morrison (Permanent Deacon)

25th March 2012 - 5th Sunday in Lent (B)


Sunday Masses Daily Mass Confessions Morning Prayer Rosary Recital Evening Service First Mass on Saturday at 7pm, then Sunday at 8.00am, 9.15am, 10.45am, 12.15pm, 3.00pm & 6pm Monday to Friday at 10am, 12.10pm & Saturdays at 10am. Saturdays 10.30am to 11.30am and 6pm to 7pm. Saturdays at 9.40am Monday to Friday at 9.40am. Sundays at 5.15

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LIVE AND CONSTANTLY TRAINED ON THE MAIN ALTAR AND FRONT PEW

Lent at St Marys
Morning Prayer(Matins) Wednesdays only @ 7.30am Stations of the Cross in the Church Wed @ 2pm & 6pm & Fri @ 3pm

Our Parish ~ here at St. Marys


RCIA 2012: The final Scrutiny Rite will take place today, Sun 25th Mar at the 12.15pm Mass. The Faithseekers (the Elect) need your prayers and your support. Speaking of which, their Easter retreat is next Sat 31st Mar at the Holy Ghost Fathers venue, 6 Woodland Road , Bickley, Kent

give your name and address to one of the priests. Everyone is invited to the Mass at 7.30pm that evening and to the Reception after in the parish hall.
St. Marys Church Good Friday Taiz: All are welcome & invited to the Service, Good Friday 6th Apr at 7.30pm. Church closes at 11pm so there is no First Friday monthly all night vigil but
we hope that our Vigil Keepers who usually come, will attend Taiz instead. Join us online too !

BR1 2AF. Volunteer car drivers are needed, for a 9am departure from St. Marys and pick up for the return journey at 5pm. If you can help, please speak with Deacon Vincent, Sue or Penny after the 12.15pm Mass today.
St Francis of Assisi inspired: You are invited to the Fraternity monthly meeting of the Secular Franciscan Order today Sun 25th Mar 2.30pm-4.30pm in St Marys Small Hall (underneath the Church) All welcome just come! Friends of Jesus: Young adults gather today, Sun 25th Mar at 3.45pm in the parish hall. If youre attending the 3pm Mass, come along after and bring your friends. Suitable for those 18 years to 30 (ish). Come & See. CaFE~ Easter to Pentecost: Thanks to all those who were able to come to 1st planning meeting last Tuesday. The next meeting is this coming Tue 27th Mar, 7.45pm in the parish room. Please come along your contribution is very important. The course will run for 7 weeks, every Tuesday starting, 10th Apr and ending 22nd May. Please listen for announcements and pick up any leaflets. Parish Library: This will be open next Sun 1st Apr Palm Sunday, from 10.00am to 1.15pm in the Parish Room. If you have borrowed items from us, please return them or come and see us to renew them. In this season of Lent, come and find out a little more about it. We look forward to seeing you. The Scalabrini Fathers: The Fathers will hear Confessions at 4.00pm on Palm Sunday, 1st Apr. This will be followed by Mass at 4.30pm. Some of the Clergy will be Italian-speaking.

Baptism Course (April 2012) This will not take place on the 1st Thursday of the month, as this day falls on Maundy Thursday. Instead, it will take place on Thu 12th Apr .
Sun 25th Mar @ 1.00am

Confirmation 2012: Young people, school Year 10+, forms are available by e-mail, but please note the closing date for completed forms: 1st Apr. E-mail: stmarysconfirm2012@gmail.com
Easter Newsletter 2012: This will be a special, 2 page, 2 week edition printed for Palm Sunday 1st Apr. Please take one copy per household for constant referral throughout Holy Week & Easter. The next newsletter will be printed for 15th Apr and any articles for that edition, need to be submitted by 11th Apr. Many thanks. Thank you: To Fr. Antony from the Irish Community and all here at St. Marys for being the inspiration which marked the Feast of St. Patrick last week. We thank him most sincerely and look forward to next year.

The Ordinariate: On Tue 3rd Apr some parishioners from St Michaels Church together with Father Donald Minchew and Father Ken Berry will be Prayer & Practice received into the Catholic Church. We do give them a near & far. Mark the warm welcome and the assurance of our prayers. We date & come some how are looking for some of our parishioners to sponsor them. If you are able to come at 6.45pm that evening The Good Friday (6th Apr) procession and reand would be willing to be a sponsor, can you please

enactment of the Crucifixion will start outside St. Michaels opposite Marks and Spencers side entrance (Poplar Walk, Croydon). All actors and carriers would need to attend the rehearsals which are on the following dates: Sun 1st Apr @ 2-5pm, Tue. 3rd April 8.30-10 and Wed. 4th April 8.0010.00pm. in St. Mary Magdalene Church Canning Road Addiscombe. Can anyone who is interested in helping out or taking part contact Toni Suffolk on 0208 654 9035 or 07786 935 554 or by e-mail to toni.suffolk@btinternet.com . Please also note that Christ will carry the cross from outside St. Michaels so please assemble on time at 10.25am. Vocations & Callings Young people, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following the 11am Mass, 25 Mar - 26 Mar, St. Matthews RC Church West Norwood, SE27 9JU. Tel: 020 8760 1765. This year's Acies (Legion of Mary) will be held at St Elpheges RC Church, Wallington this Sun 25th Mar at 3.40pm. The Contemplative Life - Br. Patrick Moore, 30 Mar 31 Mar, 10am - 4pm at the House of Prayer, 35 Seymour Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 0PB.Cost 15. Benedictine Nuns of Minster Abbey, 30 Mar 1 Apr: For young women. Call Sr. Aelred Erwin on 01843821254. Divine Mercy, Prayers, devotions, 1.45pm on Sun 15th Apr here at St. Marys. All are welcome to the Fount of Mercy. Our Junior School teacher (St. Marys) Mr. Doug White,

will raise money for Asthma UK in the Virgin London Marathon 2012. Hes collecting sponsorship after Masses next Sun, 1st Apr (Palm Sunday). Parish & Seasonal Religious Music Latin Choir practice (Tony) 30 Mar @ 8pm, Church Easter Triduum Musicians (Eldon) Practice on 30 Mar @ 6.45pm, parish room Children & Young People (Penny) 31 Mar @ 10am, parish room practice & 3 Apr @ 4pm, parish room practice Young Adults ring Nirmal on 07703 626 375 for practice details Easter Oratorio, Son of Man, public performance @ 7.30pm, John the Baptist RC Church, Purley, 19 & 20 Apr, tickets, 5/8, e-mail chantalkeast@gmail.com. Dont Forget

Reconciliation(Confession) your Lenten Journey friend. Have no worries if youve not been for sometime just have complete trust in God (seal of Confession). See the Church Confessions times or talk to one of the priests. Never too late to be healed.
Dates to make 26 Mar : Annunciation Feast Day 01 Apr : Palm Sunday 05 Apr: Maundy Thursday 06 Apr: Good Friday 07 Apr: Holy Saturday