All posts by Tim Howlett

March 24th 2019

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Sunday 24th March. 3rd of Lent

 Table of the Word God reveals Himself to Moses in the burning bush. St Paul teaches how everything about Moses tends towards Christ. Jesus uses the signs contained in human suffering as a symbol of sin ans its consequences.

Saturday

6.30pm   John Flynn RIP (Mary Coghlan)

 Sunday 

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)

11.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

6.30pm   Joseph & Agnes Roche & family

Monday          

 7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Annunciation: Holy Souls

Tuesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Terri Timoney RIP (Alex Faircloth)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Mary Traynor)

Thursday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Special int.

Friday   

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Bill O’Mahoney RIP (Anne Bailey)

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Thomas Anderson RIP

Sunday March 24th, 4th of Lent

 Table of the Word. The Passover is celebrated; the manna stops; the Promised Land is reached. St Paul tells us how through Christ a new Promised Land is ours. In the Gospel, the prodigal son finds his way home – and is welcomed.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   William & Lucy Mann RIP (Ann & Louis Mann)

 Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP (Brendan McGrath)

9.30am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am

6.30pm

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

Confirmation Tuesday April 2nd, 7.30-8.30pm, Parish Hall, first session. 60 minute maximum so please be punctual. Parents welcome just for this first gathering to understand what we’re about.

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 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.

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. ContactJeremy  [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 Graham Smithers, baby John Banks, Christina Griffin, May Cranmer, Margaret Muddle, Henry Francis, Emily Mason, Derek Dale, Albert Thomas, Mary Cheesman, Roy Dale, Richie Welsh, Mary Carvell, Alice Butler, Teresa Sherrington, Nicholas Hooker, Pet Buckley, Nora McArdle and Albert Page.

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

Thanks for £1215.08 given in last week’s collection, of which £712.45 was given through Giftaid.

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth by 23/24 March. Thanks.

Monthly prayer group next meets Our Lady of the Rosary, 2, St Barnabas Road, Sutton, 8pm-9.15pm For more, contact Matthew David, 07920788949.

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.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

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. Annual reunion, Saturday 23rd March, Holy Family, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, with Mass at 2pm.                                                             Cf notice board. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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]

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

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?

 Vacancies for:

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

St Phlomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. 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

March 17th 2019

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

Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday 17th March. 2nd of Lent.

 Table of the Word The Lord makes his promise to Abram.. St Paul urges the Philippian Christians to live on a new wavelength. In the Gospel, Jesus trans-figured shows what the whole history of salvation is moving towards.

Saturday

6.30pm   Thanksgiving St Appolonia

Sunday

8.00am   Chris Morey RIP (Rowntree)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Luis Bermudez RIP

6.30pm   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Anne Romaine)

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Jack Harrington RIP

Tuesday  

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   St Joseph : Ints. McDonagh family

6.00-7.00pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Thomas Anderson RIP

Thursday 

7.00am  Mass

10.00am   Ann Williams RIP

Friday  

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Sheila Hawkes (Mrs Brown)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ints. Fr Paul

Sunday 24th March. 3rd of Lent

 Table of the Word God reveals Himself to Moses in the burning bush. St Paul teaches how everything about Moses tends towards Christ. Jesus uses the signs contained in human suffering as a symbol of sin ans its consequences.

 Saturday

6.30pm   John Flynn RIP (Mary Coghlan)

 Sunday  

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)

11.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

6.30pm   Joseph & Agnes Roche & 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]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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.

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 Simon Byrne, Ian Gafoor, Lou Robins, Kathleen Cryan, Doris Woodley, Honora Smith, Bridget McMahon, Rosario Scannella, Patricia Betts, Paul Hamlin, Alfred Owen, Helen Madden, John Murphy, Mary Wallace, Savio Pinto, Thomas Weston, Kathleen O’Dwyer and Michael O’Meara.

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

Thanks for £1195.56 given in last week’s collection, of which £747.90 was given through Giftaid.

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

 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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth by 23/24 March. Thanks.

Monthly prayer group next meets Our Lady of the Rosary, 2, St Barnabas Road, Sutton, 8pm-9.15pm For more, contact Matthew David, 07920788949.

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

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

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. Annual reunion, Saturday 23rd March, Holy Family, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, with Mass at 2pm.                                                             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

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

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]

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

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?

 Vacancies for:

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

St Phlomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. 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]

March 10th 2019

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

 Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday March 10th. 1st of Lent

 Table of the Word In the first reading, the Chosen People must never forget the saving care of God for them. St Paul says there is space for anyone who truly believes. In the Gospel, Jesus prepares for his saving work by 40 days retreat to the desert.

 Saturday  

6.30pm   Celine & Merryl Peinis

 Sunday 

8.00am   Mrs Veronica Mendonsa RIP

9.30am   Garry Harrison RIP (lunch group)

11.00am   Africa Sanz Daza RIP

6.30pm   Dominick & Blanche Fernandes RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am  Emily Barreto RIP (Marie D’Silva & family)

Tuesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Antonio Miranda RIP (Edwin John Miranda)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Liz McGuire (her friends)

Thursday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Philomena & Hubert Saldanha RIP

Friday

7.00am   Mass 

11.00am   Funeral: Bridie McKechnie

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Leno & Maria Desideri RIP

Sunday 17th March. 2nd of Lent.

 Table of the Word The Lord makes his promise to Abram.. St Paul urges the Philippian Christians to live on a new wavelength. In the Gospel, Jesus trans-figured shows what the whole history of salvation is moving towards.

Saturday

6.30

Sunday

8.00

9.30

11.00

6.30

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 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.

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]

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 Frances Atkins, Christopher & Patrick Hennessy, Wendy Redmill,, Mary Wheeler, Mary Marks Cecil Hibbins, Mary Rolfe & Robert O’Reilly.

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

Thanks for £923.50 given in last week’s collection, of which £613.05 was given through Giftaid; and for £329.12 given to help poorer parishes..

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

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

 Mary’s Meals Unwanted clothing and bedding (not pillows or duvets) would be picked up from St Elphege’s church porch, Sunday 10th March – before 12 noon.

 Money management course.  Free. Tuesday   12th March, at  Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church, 7.30-9.30pm.  Book, 0208 668 6260..

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.

 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 or

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. Annual reunion, Saturday 23rd March, Holy Family, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, with Mass at 2pm.                                                             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

Saturday 27th April – UCM Spring party in hall. Bookings, please.

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

 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]

March 3rd 2019

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

 Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday 3rd March.  8th Sunday of the Year. Collection for poorer parishes

 Table of the Word.  The first reading and the Gospel speak on what the human tongue reveals. St Paul, in the second reading, proclaims the new Christian world.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Jean Arnott RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Molly Joseph RIP

9.30am   Liz McGuire’s ints. (Pat McCarthy)

11.00am   Michael & Jennifer Tombs (Rita Gomez)

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Nora Smyth RIP (Potter family)

Monday           

10.00am   Teresa Pinnock

Tuesday 

10.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Kathleen Snell)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Ash Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP

Thursday   

7.00am   Mass

10.00am  Ula Jansen RIP

Friday

7.00am   Mass    

12noon   Cyril Edwardes RIP & Lena Edwardes’ birthday

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Mr & Mrs Conceicao & Vincent Barreto RIP

Sunday March 10th. 1st of Lent

 Table of the Word In the first reading, the Chosen People must never forget the saving care of God for them. St Pul says there is space for anyone who truly believes. In the Gospel, Jesus prepares for his saving work by 40 days retreat to the desert.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Celine & Merryl Peinis

 Sunday

8.00am   Mrs Veronica Mendonsa RIP

9.30am   Garry Harrison RIP (lunch group)

11.00am   Africa Sanz Daza RIP

6.30pm   Dominick & Blanche Fernandes RIP

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  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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.

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 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 Gladys Surita, Thomas Ford, Ellen Grant, John Morton, Arthur Moore, Bridget McMullen, Joan Pound, Dr Kevin Flintan, Michael Betts, Michael Griffiths, Agnese Corbetta and Irene Carlse.

Thanks for £1077.49 given in last week’s collection, of which £644.09 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

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

 Mary’s Meals Unwanted clothing and bedding (not pillows or duvets) would be picked up from St Elphege’s church porch, Sunday 10th March – before 12 noon.

 Money management course.  Free. Consecutive Tuesdays (26th Feb, 5th and 12th March, at  Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church, 7.30-9.30pm.  Book, 0208 668 6260..

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.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

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 or

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.

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]

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

February 24th 2019

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

 Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday 24th February, 7th of Ordinary Time. Retiring collection for poorer parishes.

 Table of the Word. In the first reading, David refuses to kill the king. Paul contrasts the first man and the new man who is Christ. The Gospel teaches generosity of spirit, which is the Christian way.

Saturday

6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Phil Morris (sick)

9.30am   Maria Bay Thi Nguyen RIP

11.00am   TonyAshdown RIP

 6.30pm   Phil Morris (sick)

Monday           

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

10.00am   Joseph Sebastian Lobo

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am   Mario Fuller RIP (Liz McGuire)

Thursday  

10.00am   Dec. Rels. Sheila McGrath

Friday

12noon    St David : Ints. Liz McGuire (Gomez family)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   John Menino Desouza RIP

Sunday 3rd March.  8th Sunday of the Year. Collection for poorer parishes

 Table of the Word.  The firfst reading and the Gospel speak on what the human tongue reveals. St Paul, in the second reading, proclaims the new Christian world.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Jean Arnott RIP

 Sunday 

8.00am   Molly Joseph RIP

9.30am   Liz McGuire’s ints. (Pat McCarthy)

11.00am   Michael & Jennifer Tombs (Rita Gomez)

4.00pm  Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Nora Smyth RIP (Potter 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  Bridie McKechnie, Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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.

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 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 Bridie McKechnie who has died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Alfred Austin, Betty Holbrook, Mario Fuller, Mary Clarke, Mary Fletcher, Sarah Monk, and Christopher Theobald.

Thanks for £963.36 given in last week’s collection, of which £573.63 was given through Giftaid, and for £138.15 given for Racial Justice.

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

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

 Mary’s Meals Unwanted clothing and bedding (not pillows or duvets) would be picked up from St Elphege’s church porch, Sunday m10th March – before 12 noon.

 Money management course.  Free. Consecutive Tuesdays (26th Feb, 5th and 12th March, at  Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church, 7.30-9.30pm.  Book, 0208 668 6260..

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.

 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 or

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Missio Dear Members, Missio is in need of a new Parish Secretary as I am moving at the end of February. If you feel you could help, please contact Alex Faircloth on 02087703662, who will be standing in on a temporary basis and is happy to answer any queries. In the meantime, your envelopes will be available from the back of the church on the weekend of 9/10th March, to be returned 23/24th March.

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for your cooperation and generous donations made over the years while I have been Parish Secretary.            Margaret Ashdown

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]

February 17th 2019

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

 Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday 17th February.  6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Racial Justice collection.

 Table of the Word  Jeremiah puts trust in the Lord ahead of trust in man.St Paul teachs how our belief in resurrection comes fist from Christ’s rising.Jesus teaches how ‘ordinary’ people in the eyes of his Father are from ordinary.

Saturday  

6.30pm   Alan Baker RIP (Iulianos)

Sunday 

8.00am   Pat Clune RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)

9.30am   Mary Quinn RIP

11.00am   Patrick & James Cuffe RIP

6.30pm   Philomena Fonseca RIP

Monday           

11.00am   Funeral: Jean Arnott

Tuesday

10.00am   Thanksgiving (Doris D’Silva)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday 

10.00am   Michael & Janet Tombs RIP (Rita Gomez)

7.30pm   UCM Mass

Thursday

10.00am   Tom Traynor RIP (Mary Traynor)

Friday            

9.30am   Funeral: Thelma Congreave

12noon    Ints. Fr Paul (Mrs K.Brown & Mrs P.Moore)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Garry Harrison RIP (Kathleen Snell)

Sunday 24th February, 7th of Ordinary Time. Retiring collection for poorer parishes.

Table of the Word. In the first reading, David refuses to kill the king. Paul contrasts the first man and the new man who is Christ. The Gospel teaches generosity of spirit, which is the Christian way.

Saturday

6.30pm   Séan Coghlan RIP

Sunday      

8.00am   Phil Morris (sick)

9.30am   Maria Bay Thi Nguyen RIP

11.00am   TonyAshdown RIP

6.30pm   Phil Morris (sick)

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  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 Jean Arnott & Thelma Congreaves who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Reginald Moore, Maureen O’Donnell, Daphne Woolgar, Gladys Cheesman, Eileen Jolly, Pauline Lee, Kathleen Horkan, Margaret Hall, Irene Stewart, Terry Robins, Maria Mendonsa, Graham Davies and Paula Reynolds.

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 £1214.26 given in last week’s collection, of which £634.54 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.

 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 or

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

Missio Dear Members, Missio is in need of a new Parish Secretary as I am moving at the end of February. If you feel you could help, please contact Alex Faircloth on 02087703662, who will be standing in on a temporary basis and is happy to answer any queries. In the meantime, your envelopes will be available from the back of the church on the weekend of 9/10th March, to be returned 23/24th March.        I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for your cooperation and generous donations made over the years while I have been Parish Secretary.            Margaret Ashdown

(On behalf of parish, thanks, Margaret, and welcome to your new home. Fr Paul)

Vacancies

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]