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Sunday Mass Obligations:
With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!
Changes to Covid restrictions within Holy Cross – March 2022
In the light of the lifting of the legal requirement to abide by COVID safety precautions, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has given considerable thought as to what precautions should still be observed within our churches, subject to the judgement of each Parish Priest.
This matter is particularly sensitive for us at Holy Cross due to the death of Fr Paul and we have moved more cautiously towards lifting precautions than some of our neighbouring parishes.
However, in the light of the Bishops’ advice, Fr Henry has agreed that until further notice the following will apply:
· The limit on the number of people permitted at any Service is removed and all the benches are now open; although please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone using one of the request cards which are available at the back of the Church.
· The requirement for everyone aged eleven and above to wear a mask whilst inside the main body of the Church will remain in place for the foreseeable future. This also applies to Altar Servers, regardless of age, whilst on the Sanctuary and to members of the Congregation whilst singing.
· Singing by the Congregation is now permitted.(Please wear a mask)
· Everyone is also asked to please remember to use hand-cleanser before entering the Church.
· Holy Communion will remain under one kind and be given only into the hand.
· The Bishops strongly recommend that everyone takes part in the national vaccination programme.
· Anyone feeling unwell or experiencing Covid symptoms should stay at home.
These precautions are designed to keep all members of our community safe so please observe them and the instruction of the Stewards at all times.
Please go to the ‘Update Page’ and scroll down for the latest statement from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference
(The Update page will contain any further advice as we receive it.)
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
Acc. name : RCAS Carshalton
Communicating Christ – 2022(3) – July 2022
For the latest from the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis follow the link below
SYNOD 2021 – 23
Please go to the Update page and select the dropdown page Synod 2023 or follow the link below for details of this important event and how to participate.
Follow the link below for a Southwark Diocese document on the Synod:
Any queries regarding Preparation for Sacraments – please use the contact form
Baptism Preparation enquiries – see under ‘Sacrament’ page or use the link
First Holy Communion – for an update on FHC please go to the ‘Sacrament’ page
To contact the First Holy Communion team:
Confirmation – see under ‘Sacrament’ page
The link below will download the form if you wish to
See under Sacraments, Confirmation page for further details.
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