April 11th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

Go to mcnmedia.tv or follow the link on the Home page for live streaming 

We are still under Government restrictions – please see the Home page for details of requirements

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest, Holy Cross Church, Carshalton;

Account: 11064943; sort code:  60 22 20

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2nd Week of Easter

Divine Mercy Sunday

MASS TIMES

on Mon:

08:00am

on Tue:

08:00

on Wed:

08:00

on Thu:

08:00  : 10:00

on Fri:

08:00 : 12:00

on Sat:

08:00 :18:30 (Sunday vigil)

on Sun:

08:00 :  09:30  : 11:00  :  18:30

First Holy Communion

 

First Holy Communion Group 2020

For those children that were due to make their First Holy Communion last year these have now been rescheduled and will take place the weekend of 26/27 June 2021. Parents/carers will receive an email shortly giving them the date/time for their child’s mass.

First Holy Communion 2021

For children in Year 3 and above that are due to make their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion this year, classes will begin in September with the First Holy Communion Masses taking place on 27 / 28 November 2021. If you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion at Holy Cross this year please email your child’s name, date of birth, school and year to fhcholycross@gmail.com so that the Catechist Team can keep you updated with the arrangements.

Missio news
Despite the difficulties of 2020, Missio supporters have continued to give generously and the amount raised at Holy Cross was £2004.11
(This includes on line donations and direct debits) Thank you so much for continuing to support the Charity financially and the missionaries around the world
The collection this year has been delayed and with limited access to the Church, I will be contacting Missio Box holders individually on the best way to gather in the monies.
 You can also donate directly to Missio  through their website which is missio.org.uk 
Thank you
Alex Faircloth
Missio Local Secretary

Clerk to the Governing Body

The governors at St. Philomena’s Catholic School for Girls, Pound Street, Carshalton, Surrey, are seeking to appoint the following position, Clerk to the Governing Body, for April 2021. Further details and an application form are available by emailing recruitment@stphils.org.uk or contacting the HR Officer on 020 8642 2025, or can be downloaded from our school website: http://www.stphils.org.uk/join-us/vacancies.

Prayer for Vocations

“Gracious and loving God, we thank you for   the gift of our priests; help them to be strong in their vocation and become instruments   of your love and grace. Send your Holy Spirit to give courage and guidance to all those you are calling to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life in our Archdiocese. May those called hear your voice and respond wholeheartedly to become the person you created them to be. Heavenly Father, form us all in the likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, so that we may love you more deeply and serve you more faithfully. We ask this through Christ Your Son, the Eternal High Priest,   Amen.

Southwark Directory

There are still copies of Directory in the parish office. It is £2.

May they rest in peace.We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo…

Sick or in hospital?Please tell Fr Philip of anyone in hospital. Thank you for keeping in prayer all who are sick.

Next Week: Priest Training Fund Second Collection 

Next week is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. As members of the Church, we are encouraged to pray earnestly for an increase in priestly and religious vocations. Next week we take up the second collection in support of the Priest Training Fund, which pays for the formation of Southwark Seminarians and Deacons and the good work of our vocations team.   Please be generous to this appeal. Your gifts will support 7 men currently in formation to the Priesthood for our Diocese.  There will be a donation envelope available at Mass today, which can be used to Gift Aid your donation. You can also donate online via www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/vocations.htm, by scanning the QR code, or via telephone on 020 7960 2504 (office hours Monday – Friday).  Thank you for your prayers and generosity.

Good Shepherd Sunday – Priest Training Fund Second Collection  Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  As members of the Church, we are encouraged to pray earnestly for an increase in priestly and religious vocations. This week we take up the second collection in support of the Priest Training Fund, which pays for the formation of Southwark Seminarians and Deacons and the good work of our vocations team.   Please be generous to this appeal today. Your gifts will support 7 men currently in formation to the Priesthood for our Diocese.  There will be a donation envelope available at Mass, which can be used to Gift Aid your donation.

You can also donate online via www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/vocations.htm, by scanning the QR code, or via telephone on 020 7960 2504 (office hours Monday – Friday).  Thank you for your prayers and generosity