February 3rd 2019

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Sunday 3rd February 2019. Fourth of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word.  The first reading is the call of Jeremiah.The second reading is Paul’s famous hymn to love. In the Gospel, the people of Nazareth begin to listen but then let their own ideas take over.


6.30pm   Ints. Agatha Sheriff


8.00am   Doctors at Springfield Hospital

9.30am   Surita & Felix John Fernandes (Fernandes family)

11.00am   Doris D’Silva (Rita Gomez)

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Ints Peter Dangana




10.00am   St Agatha Peggy Cleary & Mry Guidera RIP                                                                             :Jack & Vanessa Pinkney & new baby

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


10.00am   St Paul Miki & cc.  Inacio Fernandes & Ana Christatina                                                                                                                De Souza & children


10.00am   Molly Tombs RIP


12.00pm   George Buckley RIP – 1st anniversary


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Thomas Anderson RIP


Sunday 10th February, 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Table of the Word. Isaiah is called to be God’s messenger. St Paul stresses that the Gospel is firmly based on the death then the resurrection of Christ. Jesus famously urges his apostles to be courageous in their missionary efforts and to cast their nets in the deep waters.


6.30pm   Health of Pinto family (Ida & Pat Mendonsa)


8.00am   Simon Grace RIP

9.30am   Anne Mary Russell RP (Maureen Taylor)

11.00am   Fr Augustine Chigodora RIP (Mrs Leary)

6.30pm   Seby D’Silva RIP (Marie D’Silva & family)

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected] . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie, Bridie McKechnie, Joan Burford and Maria D’Silva.

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley, [email protected]  or Monica Atkins, [email protected] If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

 Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please  do not park  in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.

Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website

Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

Our Mission Statement 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. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including   Mary Frye, Kathleen Clamp, Gabrielle Holland, Margaret Hignett, Therese Hanks, Mary Smith, John Nethersole, Margaret Liston, Moira Tombs,, Sid Morris and George Buckley.

Our Lady of Walsingham The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum includes bringing the statue from the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, to all our cathedrals. St Georges’, Southwark is 21st-23rd February.

Thanks for £1038.52 given in last week’s collection, of which ££630 was given through Giftaid.

Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley, [email protected]

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

 Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org

Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287

Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.

Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.

 Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?

 Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Small children at 9.30am Mass    It’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour. Please feel free to take whatever’s in the porch this week.

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org


John Fisher School needs Data Manager. See notice board for more.

 Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood, needs school caretaker, and also Key Stage 3 & 4 Administrator. See noticeboard.

Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.

Team Secretary Southwark Marriage Tribunal vacancy. See notice in porch.

Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to  [email protected]


Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

Knock, St Patrick’s Weekend Pilgrimage, 16th March. £599.00 per person sharing. For more, contact Patricia on 01268 762 278, or 07740 175557