It is with great sorrow that we have to announce that Fr Paul died just before midnight on Friday 29th January, after having been admitted to St Helier hospital on Thursday 21 January with Covid 19. He had the comfort of receiving the Sacrament of the Sick before his passing and is without doubt now with our heavenly Father. Please pray for the repose of his soul and the comfort of his family, his brother clergy and his many friends.
There will be the Reception of Father Paul into the Church and Mass on Sunday 14th March at 16.30 led by Archbishop John Wilson.
After the Mass at 19.30 Father Philip will pray the Rosary and there will be prayers and readings. (n.b. this will be live streamed only )
(n.b There will be no 18.30 Mass on this day)
On Monday 15th there is the funeral Mass for Father Paul at 12.00 noon led by Bishop Paul Hendricks
Please note that both of these services will have limited numbers allowed to attend the Church and so regretably they have to be for family and invited guests only.
They will of course be streamed online.
Unfortunately we have been advised by the Police that any lining of the route of the funeral cortege by Parishioners would be a breach of government guidelines.
As such please do not attempt to view the procession as it leaves the Church.
For up to date information regarding Holy Cross Parish and a request for your help in reopening the Church
please go to the ‘UPDATE‘ page on this site (New Update available)
——————————————————————————-For live streaming from Holy Cross use the link below
We are in tier 4 restrictions plus the lockdown.
The Church has re-opened for public worship from the 18.30pm Mass on Saturday 20th February 2021.
Please see ‘Mass Times’ page for details of new times.
Please see the Updates page for further information.
Details for attending the Church
- We need to fill in a ‘Track and Trace’ form each time.
- Use the link below to access the form online, once open click on ‘Enable Editing’ and now you can print it or fill in a form in the porch as you arrive.
- Please leave in the box provided
- Please use hand sanitiser on entering
- Masks need to be worn, over your nose and mouth, at all times within the Church.
- The Church has a maximum capacity of 55
- Please observe social distancing at all times
At the end of Mass please leave the Church promptly
Streaming is available all the time.
Let’s pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Each parish you have lived in must have been a new experience, a way of sharing your faith in fellowship. Every community is constantly being renewed – newcomers take the place of others who have gone and bring with them a new impetus and a fresh enthusiasm. We need you and we realise that the contribution you can make is unique.
With the help of these pages we hope you can see where you might fit in. Do let us know how we can contact you. We hope we can help you to settle in among us.
We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. We too are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.
Everyone is welcome
These are difficult times when we cannot make our weekly donation to Holy Cross. If you feel you would like to continue to do so, below are details of the churches bank account for online donations.
Nat West, account number 11064943, sort code 60 22 20
(If you would like to leave a message on a Book of Remembrance page please follow the link below)
Any queries regarding Preparation for Sacraments – please use the contact form
My thanks are due to the Red Box holders for their continued support during 2020. The December collection raised £450 and the total for the year is £1534.11. This amount will increase when gift aid is added.
You are invited to join the Lenten Reflections being held each Friday during lent at 10.30.a.m. or view the recording on their YouTube channel.
Contact Missio to register your interest on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7821 9755
===================================================LENT DISCUSSION GROUPS 2021
Please go to Forthcoming Events page for more details and how to sign up.
First Holy Communion 2020 and 2021 – for an update on FHC please go to the ‘Ministries’ page