Sunday 21st January 2024

Sung Parish Mass 11.00am

(The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr. B)

Thank you for staying back last Sunday after Mass. It was good to hear everyone’s comments and questions to the Churchwardens. This follows their meeting with Bishop Jonathan. I think we were all gratified to hear Malcome and Matthew’s words of warmth & encouragement from The Bishop of Fulham.

Now is the time, as was said last week, for people to pull together; especially over the next few months. People will need encouraging here. St Chad’s has a great opportunity to welcome others and be renewed in its own mission.

People know what to. They have the gifts to do what is needed. It is a work that will be amply rewarded here and now. We have Christ’s spirit with us even more than ever at this time of renewal. Each and everyone have always been valued here, now each one can share the gift they themselves were given. I know you will try your very best.

Monday 22nd    Feria           

Second Week in Ordinary Time Yr. II of The Daily Missal and Week 3 of Daily Prayer Books.

Tuesday 23rd       Feria

Wednesday 24th    St Francis de Sales     Mass 10.30am

 The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity ends tomorrow.     (18th-25th January every year)

Thursday 25th    THE CONVERSION OF ST PAUL, APOSTLE     Mass 10.30am

Friday 26th     Sts Timothy & Titus, Bishops                   

Saturday 27th Our Lady   Mass 11.00am

Sunday 28th      Sung Parish Mass 11.00am      Fourth Sunday Year B

                                    Buffet and Music after Mass from 1pm

Thank you to those who have kindly offered to bring some fresh food to share on the 28th January after Mass  There is a list if you might be able to add and item please.  In the small lobby on the blue board. Thank you. 

The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr B

14th January 2024

Sung Parish Mass 11.00am

There is a short meeting of the Parochial Church Council after Mass  

Please keep the time free for just half an hour to sit at the table.

WELCOME TO OUR MASS TODAY.  This is our Second Sunday Mass of 2024. It is good to note that some familiar words we say each Sunday and Week-day at the Eucharist are taken directly from the Gospel. Today is one example: Look, this is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the World.   Or another is the Roman Soldier whose servant was sick: Lord, I am not worthy that you should come to my home (under my roof), but sonly say the word, and my servant may be healed. When we can’t get to Mass sometimes, we might use some of the words for ourselves, and for the world so in need of good kinder words; and of the Saviour, Jesus of Nazareth. My Lord and my God.

Monday 15th   Feria             Mass 10.30am

Second Week in Ordinary Time Yr. II of The Daily Missal and Week 2 of Daily Prayer Books.

Tuesday 16th Feria               Mass 10.30am

Wednesday 17th Feria        Mass 10.30am

 The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place between 18th-25th January every year

Thursday 18th Feria          

Friday 19th St Wulstan                        Mass 10.30am

Saturday 20th St Sebastian Martyr   Mass 11.00am

Sunday 21st      Sung Parish Mass  11.00am      Third Sunday  Year B

Thank you to those who have kindly offered to bring some fresh food to share on the 28th January   There is a list if you might be able to add and item please.   No names needed. In the small lobby on the blue board. Thank you. 

Sunday 7th January 2024       The Epiphany of The Lord

Sung Parish Mass 11.00am

We are grateful to all who, throughout the year past, have given their time and talent to keep this church a warm and welcome place for us all.  I know you were all again encouraged by our Bishop’s own words to me few days before Christmas. He too wishes and intends to see this church to continue to flourish with the parishes of The See of Fulham. Please make time every Sunday for Mass and Holy Communion here. We have to accept some hardships and the cross for our faith. Our journey of faith in the world was never going to be an easy one. The church is here in people as Christ’s Sacrament in the community and the world.

 We pray today for those who struggle at Christmas, especially in our own parish. This church on the corner of Dunloe Street and Appleby Street must remain a sign of God’s welcome to all who call upon us. The light over The blessed Sacrament reminds us of this.

Thank you to all who helped in any way to make the Christmas Festival at Mass a good one. Welcome to our Mass of The Epiphany today. This day is kept as a special re-telling of the visit of the Wise Men from the East. Most of us now see the scene of Bethlehem through the lens of a journalist’s camera. Above in the sky we see missiles and drones; no room for a Star in a universe blighted by war.

Yet we are still called to follow that Star, not to a lovely looking church crib and nice singing and smiles; but to accompany people in places of darkness, insecurity and danger. Precisely what the visitors from the East found. So much so that the gospel records them having to make their return more like an escape. The grips of evil were around them then, as it is today in a world chasing the stars of war.

Monday 8th The Baptism of The Lord  Solemnity  Mass 10.30am

Decorations should be removed today.

Tuesday 9th    Feria    The First Week in Ordinary Time Yr. II (Daily Prayer Wk. 1)

Wednesday 10th Feria    Mass 10.30am

Thursday 11th Feria     Mass 10.30am

Friday 12th St Aelred of Rievaulx, Abbot  Mass 10.30am

Saturday 13th St Hilary, Bishop & Doctor of The Church   Mass 11.00am

Sunday 14th The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Daily Prayer Week 2)

                                           Sung Parish Mass  11.00am          

There is a short meeting of the Parochial Church Council after Mass  

Please keep the time free for just half an hour to sit at the table.

Sunday 31st December 2023

The Seventh Day of Christmas dedicated to The Holy Family

Sung Mass 11.00am

Thank you to all who helped in any way to make the Christmas Festival at Mass a good one.

We are grateful to all who throughout the year have given their time and talent to keep this church a warm and welcome place for us all. It is by being present, (a good word for Christmas) that we will continue to make it so. I was much encouraged by our Bishop’s own words to me few days before Christmas. He too wishes and intends to see this church flourish with the parishes of The See of Fulham. Please make time and put our usual devoted love for every Sunday Mass and Holy Communion here.

 We pray today for those who struggle at Christmas, especially in our own parish.

We are grateful that today and throughout 2023 that the Fellows Court Community Centre has been able to open.

This is due to volunteers who assist at Idia’s Community Kitchen who occupy the Fellows Crt. centre. The pracrical help and donations from St Chad’s has been particularly noticed this year; especially when we have so much going on in our own corner of the parish.

To paraphrase some words of Bishop Weston on our Website Home page: We have our Mass, our Sacraments and our Tabernacles, our Priests and Parties. Let us not forget those who may need the comfort of friendship and welcome of our church here. Go out to them too. And meet them as Christ.

A Happy New Year from the Vicar