August 7th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022


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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

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.

————————————————————————————NINETEENTH SUNDAY

Sat.6th August


18:30 Florentine Todego – Intentions
Sun. 7th August


09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Intentions
Mon. 8th August

Saint Dominic

08:00 Lawerence John Lobo – RIP
10:00 Thanksgiving for Higgins Grandchild Birth
Tue. 9th August

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 10th August

Saint Lawrence

Thu. 11th August

St Clare

Fri. 12th August

St Jane Frances de Chantal

12:00 Frank Macken RIP
Sat.13th August

Ss Pontian and Hippolytus

09:00 Adoration and Benediction

Second collection next week for our Church maintenance

 Visit of Fr Gerard Bradley Sat, 10th Sept at the 6.30pm Mass.

The Episcopal Vicar Fr Gerard Bradley will be visiting Holy Cross, Carshalton for the Induction Mass of the Parish Priest on Sat 10th September @ 6.30pm

Everyone is welcome.

————————————————————————————-Parish Office closed during the month of August. The priests will be available for urgent matters only.


Please note that school forms will be signed from Sept.

————————————————————————————-Holy Communion for those who are housebound.

Holy Communion at Home can be offered to any Catholic who cannot attend Church because of their own infirmity, or because they cannot leave the house due to caring for others. If you or someone you know, would like Holy Communion at home, or simply to be visited, please get in touch with one of the priests.

————————————————————————————-Summer Break:

 The Folk Choir (9:30 Mass) are now taking a break for the summer holiday. We will be back in September – new members very welcome.

‘The 11am Choir will be taking a break during August.  We will return to singing the 11.00 Mass on Sunday 04 September, with practices resuming at 19.30hrs on Thursday 01 September.’

————————————————————————————-Young Catholic Adults (YCA) weekend on 7th – 9th Oct. 2022

retreat at Douai Abbey, with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops.

All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary Form.

Theme: “The Communion of Saints’ prayer and veneration of relics.”

Cost of the weekend: Prices start from £12 (come for the day), or £55 per person per night (residential).

Book as soon as possible, deadline 16th September 2022 as places are limited.

More information on:


Parish-prison pilgrimage: Wed. 31st Aug. from 09:30 am at

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church to HMPYOI Downview, to which parishioners of Holy Cross Catholic Church are warmly invited to join.

9.30am Mass at St. Margaret’s, after which we will answer Jesus’ call to visit Him by walking together to HMPYOI Downview. St. Margaret’s has a short and safe pedestrian route to the prison and we anticipate the pilgrimage walk to take around 45 minutes.

Once at the prison, we will spend a short time in prayer and silence outside the prison gates, praying for prisoners, their families and friends as well as the victims of crime before going into the Family Visitor Centre (outside the prison gates) for refreshments and an opportunity to chat with Pact staff and volunteers.The RC Chaplain at Downview, Deacon William Lo, is also hoping to be with us.

Those who may like to join but do not feel up to the walk would be most welcome to make alternative ways from St. Margaret’s to the prison should they wish.  Please note, we will not be going inside the prison.

Please contact: Marie Norbury – 07581 194907 for more information or to let me know they’ll be joining the pilgrimage – that will help with numbers for refreshments.

————————————————————————————-Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 19th and 26th August 2022. All invited. Details:

More information on the board.

————————————————————————————-Christ is Alive!

The All Nations Catholic Charismatic Group invites all parishioners to the Annual Retreat 2022, at St Chad’s Church, South Norwood, London on Friday 26 August (12 noon – 8PM) and Saturday 27 August (9AM – 8PM). The programme will include various talks by inspiring speakers, workshops, praises and worship, Adoration, Rosary, confessions, prayer sessions and Holy mass.This will be followed by a family Picnic on Sunday 28 August (12 noon – 5PM) at Streatham Common Park.

Adults £35, children aged 11-17 £5 and under 11 are free. Please register using the following link, or by using the QR code on the poster on:


COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – Aug. 22 UPDATE


Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.