April 28th 2019

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Sunday April 28th 2019,  Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy).  Collection for maintenance of St George’s Cathedral.


6.30pm   Thanksgiving (D’Mello family)


8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Pletts family)


11.00am   Mary Kimpton (P.Moore)


Monday         No 7.00am Mass throughout  this week

10.00am   St Catherine of Siena: Gemma, Ros & Desouza family



6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament




10.00am   St Athanasius


12.00pm   Ss Philip & James  :  Dec. friends Dollie Wilkins


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am  English Martyrs

Sunday May 5th 2019, 3rd of Easter

 Table of the Word The first reading shows the power of the risen Christ working even through the shadow of Peter. The second reading has John writing words of encouragement to fellow-Christians being persecuted. The Gospel sees Jesus special appearance to Doubting Thomas.


6.30pm    Michael Francis McGuire RIP


8.00am   Malcolm Probett RIP


11.00am   Margaret Banks RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass


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]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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   [email protected]

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 Nelly O’Reilly, John Clay, Una Barford, Kathleen Hannah, Nancy McNama, Eadward Hourigan, Wilhelmina Sprockel and Joan Hibbins.

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

Thanks for your very generous Easter Offering, and also for £324.32 given opn Good Friday for the Holy Places.

Confirmation Meeting on Tuesday – 7.30pm – 8.30pm..

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

 Lourdes pilgrim/prison volunteer, Mass-goer here Colin de’Ath, celebrates 80th birthday and 40 years of motor neurone disease by walking 100 km. to Compostella in April to raise funds and also awareness of the condition. A donation can be sent via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath

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

 Missio I am pleased to tell you that the total raised by Holy Cross parish came to £2551.98 for 2018. This means that Carshalton is ranked 16th out of the  parishes participating in this scheme in the diocese. Thanks to those whose support and generosity allows this work in the world to continue. Alex Faircloth.

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.

 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.

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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact Peter Thompson, 0208 241 4491, Michael Whale, 0208 660 4071, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 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]

Scam  Some people have been emailed asking for money and using Fr Paul’s (inaccurate) email address. Please have nothing to do with it. It is a scam.

 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]

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


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]

 Vacancies for School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.