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R.C. Diocese of Southwark


37 Norwood High Street, London, SE27 9JU


Southwark Archdiocese

Email: norwoodwest@rcaos.org.uk

Saint Matthew

Roman Catholic Church, West Norwood

Parish Secretary: Mrs Kate Guest

Parish Priest: Fr. Anthony Cassidy

Tel: 020 8670 1765   


Please refer to weekly newsletter for office opening hours


The Parish Office will be open on:

Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th November (9.30-3.30)  

Emails are checked regularly.  There is an answer phone on the parish line 020 8670 1765 should you wish to leave a voice message.  

The Divine Mercy

Shrine of Divine Mercy - Cracow-Lagiewniki, Poland

Shrine of Divine Mercy - Cracow-Lagiewniki, Poland

Find out more - https://www.faustyna.pl/zmbm/en/

How to pray the Chaplet of the

Divine Mercy using Rosary beads

Start with

Our Father.…  Hail Mary..… I Believe….

On the five large beads:

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood,

Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the ten small beads:

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion,

have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Conclude each decade saying 3 times:

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,

have mercy on us and on the whole world.

Download prayer as a PDF file

Saint Faustina Kowalska was a Polish nun who died in 1938 aged 33. She was Cannonised by Pope John Paul II on April 30th 2000. He also declared the Feast of Mercy a feast for the universal church.

Extract from Christ’s revelations to Saint  Faustina, as recorded in her diary

“My daughter encourage souls to say the chaplet which I have given you to you. It pleases me to grant everything they ask of Me by saying the chaplet .. Write that when they say this chaplet in the presence of the dying, I will stand between my Father and the dying person, not as the just judge but as the merciful Savior “  (D. 1541)

Jesus’ Message of Mercy PDF download