Welcome to St. Dominic's Parish

We extend a warm welcome to all visitors to this website and to our Parish church.

St Dominic’s is a friendly & diverse community seeking to worship God, in Christ and by His Holy Spirit.  We are a Roman Catholic parish in the South-East of England, part of the Archdiocese of Southwark, dedicated to Saint Dominic de Guzmán.  Click here to download the Parish registration form.

Mass & Confession Times

Sunday: 9am and 11am
Saturday: 9:15am and 6pm
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:15am
Wednesday & Friday: 7pm
Holy Days: 9:15am, 7pm
Confessions: Saturday 5:15pm – 5:45pm & Thursday 9:45am – 11:00am

Parish Office: 
Please contact the Presbytery by phone or email. 

Parish News

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Synod 2021-2023  

The Synodal Process we are undertaking is guided by a fundamental question:

How does ‘journeying together’ take place today on different levels (from the local level to the universal one), allowing the Church to proclaim the Gospel? And, what steps is the Spirit inviting us to take in order to grow as a synodal Church?

All parishes in our Archdiocese have been invited by Archbishop John to respond to the invitation of Pope Francis and take part in the initial diocesan listening phase of the Synod.

Everyone in our parish of St Dominic is asked to pray and reflect about the Church’s mission in the life of the parish and the diocese so that the will of the Lord can be discerned, as we seek to grow in faith and number. As you go about your daily lives reflect on what the Holy Spirit might be saying to the church at this time. We are asked to reflect on 3 themes:

  • Communion
  • Participation
  • Mission

These scripture readings and questions might be helpful for reflection.

You are invited to contribute, by 7th January 2022,  in one of the following ways:

  1. Complete a paper questionnaire, which can be found in the Narthex, and post it through the presbytery.
  2. An online submission direct to the diocese.
  3. By post to: Synod Submissions, c/o Archbishop’s House, 150 St George’s Rd, SE1 6HX

Further details about the synod are available on the Southwark diocesan website and the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales website

Mass Booking

Sunday Mass Booking
To attend Sunday masses in November please register using this link.

Once seating capacity is reached, the mass time will not appear on the booking form. Should you wish to cancel a reservation please email the parish office on waddon@rcaos.org.uk.

The NHS COVID-19 tracing app is available for download. Our QR code is displayed in Narthex and can be scanned to check-in for Holy Mass or for  private prayer. Alternatively, you can complete a track & trace card.

Mass Intentions
Mass requests can be made through the parish email or by telephone. Donations for mass intentions can be paid directly into the parish account.

Covid-19 and the Sacraments

Baptism: Services must follow the guidance given by CBCEW for baptisms.

First reconciliation and First Holy Communion: The 2021/22 First Communion and Reconciliation programme will be starting in November.
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Confirmation: If you are in Year 8 or above and wish to join the 2022 Confirmation programme then please download, complete and submit the application form by 30th November 2021.

Matrimony: Services must  follow the guidance given by CBCEW for weddings. Up to 30 people can attend.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Available by appointment but must follow the guidance given by CBCEW for confession.

Anointing of the Sick: In case of emergency please contact the parish office.

Funerals: Services must  follow the guidance given by CBCEW for funerals

Adoration

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays after 9:15 mass to 11am.

Many churches in the Croydon Deanery are open for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Southwark Spirituality Commission have produce this adoration guide.

Daily Readings

From Universalis or from  EWTN.
The Wednesday Word for preparation for Sunday Mass.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet to be prayed daily at 3pm.

Spiritual Communion when you cannot attend mass.

Prayer to your Guardian Angel before the start of Holy Mass.

The Angelus is traditionally prayed at 6am, noon and 6pm but of course you can pray it at anytime.

Spiritual Resources and Prayers

A prayer for protection in times of pandemic.

Psalm 91 provides a source of comfort and protection.

Pray as you go and Pray as you stay provide daily spoken meditations  using music and scripture.

Retreat with Monsignor John Armitage – YouTube
Online retreat led by Mgr John Armitage, Rector of the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham, England.

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet people and share ideas. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome.

Parish Finance

St Dominic’s parish  is funded totally by donations. This is normally given as Sunday cash donations, gift aid envelopes, standing orders and occasionally legacy donations. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the best way to continue to donate is by electronic transfer. A regular standing order or a one-off transfer can be setup via online or telephone banking.

Gift Aid Envelopes
Parishioners who wish to continue using their gift aid envelopes can do so now by putting them in the collection boxes in Church. There is a box at the entrance in the Narthex and another one by the exit door. The 2021/22  envelopes are now available and can be collected from the Narthex.

If you are a taxpayer, please consider joining our gift aid scheme. To join download the GA declaration form, fill it in and post it through the presbytery door.

Please email waddonbk1@rcaos.org.uk for further information.

Safeguarding Policy

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at safeguardingoffice@rcaos.org.uk