All posts by Tim Howlett

October 17th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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29th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat.

16th Oct.   

18:30 Angela McGhee – RIP
Sun

17th Oct.

08:00
09:30 Christina Nolan
11:00
18:30 Lawrence John Lobo & Sophia Lobo – INT
Mon.

18th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Tue.

19th Oct.

08:00
10:00 The Thirteen Blessed Souls.
Wed.

20th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Thu.

21st Oct.  

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Fri.

22nd Oct.

08:00
12:00 Intentions of Fr Henry
Sat.

23rd Oct.

08:00
10:00

First Holy Communion Candidates: Those children attending the First Reconciliation and Holy Communion Programme will be attending the 9.30am Mass and 11am Mass with their parents as one of their ongoing preparation programmes.

Copies of Sacramental Certificates.  Would parents requesting a copy of the Sacramental Certificates of Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation etc please send an email to the Parish Office carshalton@rcaos.org.uk with all the details of your child, eg names of the child, parents, dates of birth and of the celebration of the Sacrament. A telephone call cannot give the whole picture of the request as most information is not taken.

PARISH CENTRE: Parish activities have recommenced in the Centre. For all bookings regular or otherwise, to avoid duplication of events, please carshaltonparishpcbooking@rcaos.org.uk

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters whishing to sing or play an instrument at a new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email: morri46pmms@gmail.com

COVID-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace Forms still apply. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing ministers to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com

Bible Study Starts Tuesday 2nd November. In the Parish Hall with Light Refreshments from 7.15pm to start at 7.30pm with a 30 min DVD shown followed by discussion. Jeff Cavins- Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. It helps you to uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so you can get the big picture of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for us, a love we are called to share with others. Email : carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

The Synod: Pope Francis has invited the Catholic Church across the world to begin a journey of listening attentively to the Lord and to each other. We want to deepen our understanding of what it means to live together, in union with Christ, as fellow disciples called to announce His Gospel. This experience of encounter is called a Synod and follows a Synodal process. The word Synod comes from two Greek words which mean ‘journeying forward on the way together’, the Way who is Lord Jesus, our Truth and our Life

On a Parish level we are requested to get two delegates to represent us in this listening process. I will be very grateful if we can have some people to represent us in the Diocese in this very important Synodal programme. If you feel you can do so please do get in touch with me or with Kathy Ball. Thank you very much.

May they rest in peace:

Remember those who died, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey, Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy and Doug Banks…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

October10th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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28th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat.

9th Oct.   

18:30 Gorgonius Mendonsa – RIP
Sun

10th Oct.

08:00 Giuna Seeli Simon – RIP
09:30
11:00 Elgin Sladen – Birthday
18:30
Mon.

11th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Tue.

12th Oct.

08:00 Elgin & Vasantha Sladen, Wedding Anniv.
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Wed.

13th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Thu.

14th Oct.  

08:00 13 Blessed Souls, Thanksgiving
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Fri.

15th Oct.

08:00
12:00 Thomas Anderson – RIP
Sat.

16th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Debbie Whittaker – RIP

Fr. Paul Sander’s Ashes are going to be interred in the grounds of St. Margaret of Scotland, Carshalton Beeches on Friday the 15th October with a few invited to join the family. There will be the Memorial Mass for Fr. Paul here at Holy Cross at 18:30pm on Sat. 16th Oct. 2021 to celebrate his life as a dear Parish Priest for the many years of service he offered in the Parish. All are welcome. May he rest in peace.                                    

First Holy Communion: First Reconciliation this weekend for all the candidates as they continue their preparations to receive our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist.

PARISH CENTRE: Parish activities have recommenced in the Centre. For all bookings regular or otherwise, to avoid duplication of events, please carshaltonparishpcbooking@rcaos.org.uk

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters whishing to sing or play an instrument at a new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email: morri46pmms@gmail.com

COVID-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace Forms still apply. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing ministers to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com

Parish Secretary Applications. The applications for the post of the Parish Secretary have now been closed, Thank you very much.

Bible Study. A plan to start a Bible Study Group for those who would like to deepen the knowledge of the Scriptures, Details following soon.

The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission Autumn Assembly 2021 entitled ‘COP26: What next?’ in a continued response to the huge environment issues of our time. At Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Brixton Hill, Saturday 20th November from 10am onwards.  Entrance is free.  Everyone welcome.  Email jpiccontact@rcaos.org.ukto reserve your place. Please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee provided.

CAFOD: The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow between 31 Oct.- 12 Nov. CAFOD is asking people to organise a meeting with their local MP to discuss how to rebuild from the pandemic in a way that tackles the major global issues of our time. David Murray will try to set up a meeting with Elliot Colburn, MP for Carshalton & Wallington. If you are interested in being part of this vital task let David know at davidnmurray@yahoo.co.uk

May they rest in peace:

Remember those who died, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey, Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy and Doug Banks…

 

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

October 3rd 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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27th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat.

2nd Oct.   

18:30
Sun

3rd Oct.

08:00
09:30
11:00
18:30
Mon.

4th Oct.

08:00 Holy Souls
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Tue.

5th Oct.

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Wed.

6th Oct.

08:00 Theresamma Kumarasingham, RIP
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Thu.

7th Oct.  

08:00 Killick and Burke, RIP(FM)
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Fri.

8th Oct.

08:00
12:00 Jim Witherow, RIP
Sat.

9th Oct.

08:00
10:00

 

School Form Signing:

(Only for the Secondary School Applications)

On Tue 5th Oct at 6pm-7pm

On Thu. 7th Oct at 6pm-7pm

In the Parish Centre

Fr. Paul Sander’s Ashes are going to be interned in the grounds of St. Margaret of Scotland, Carshalton Beeches. The Memorial Mass for Fr. Paul will be here at Holy Cross at 18:30pm on Sat. 16th Oct. 2021. All are welcome. May he rest in peace.                                    

First Holy Communion: We all remember the First Holy Communion Children at Holy Cross and their catechists in our prayers who started their programme a few weeks ago. We also pray for their parents, who are the “best teachers of their children in the ways of faith.”

PARISH SECRETARY

Holy Cross Carshalton is looking to recruit a part time Parish Secretary to assist in the administration of a busy parish. This will initially be on a 12 months fixed term contract. The role is to provide comprehensive support to the Parish Priest in all administrative matters within the Parish and will cover secretarial, financial and office management work. Previous secretarial experience is essential – along with good knowledge of bookkeeping/ financial work.  The successful candidate will be fully conversant with current office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel and be generally comfortable with IT and office equipment. He/she will have excellent telephone skills and a good understanding of the workings of a Roman Catholic Parish. Our ideal hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 2pm, Fridays 11am -4pm.  Rate of pay £13 per hour. Holidays by negotiation. If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to carshalton@rcaos.org.uk Please do not apply for this job if you do not have current permission to work in the UK.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing one minister to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com

PARISH CENTRE: Parish activities have recommenced in the Centre. For all bookings regular or otherwise, to avoid duplication of events, please contact carshalton@rcaos.org.uk or carshaltonparishpcbooking@rcaos.org.uk

Churches Together in Carshalton: “Religious Freedom, what does it mean in today’s world?” A presentation by Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need. On Tue. 5th Oct. at 8PM. Church of the Good Shephard, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton.

Thomas More Catholic School (Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2XP) is holding an Open Evening for children currently in Year 6 of primary school and their parents on Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 18:00-21:00 There is no need to book for this event. Any further information, Admissions Officer, on 020-8668 6251

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters whishing to sing or play an instrument at a new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email: morri46pmms@gmail.com

COVID-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: Currently the number of persons allowed in the Nave is 140: 6 people in each of the 9 rows of benches at the back of the Nave and 4 in the alternate rows at the front. If you are in a group of more than 4 persons, please sit at the back. Please observe any request to, ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace will be via the NHS App only. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

CAFOD: The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow between 31 Oct.- 12 Nov. CAFOD is asking people to organise a meeting with their local MP to discuss how to rebuild from the pandemic in a way that tackles the major global issues of our time. David Murray will try to set up a meeting with Elliot Colburn, MP for Carshalton & Wallington. If you are interested in being part of this vital task let David know at davidnmurray@yahoo.co.uk

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey, Jim Witherow,and Maurice McEvoy…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

September 26th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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26th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat. 25th    18:30
Sun

26th

08:00
09:30
11:00 Jo Whitbread
18:30
Mon. 27th 08:00 Holy Souls
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Tue.

28th  

08:00 Maria Palha, RIP
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Wed.

29th    

08:00 Doris de Silva’s Intention
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Thu.

30th  

08:00 Lou Robins, RIP
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Fri.

1st

08:00
12:00
Sat.

2nd

08:00  
10:00

COVIT-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: Currently the number of persons allowed in the Nave is 140: 6 people in each of the 9 rows of benches at the back of the Nave and 4 in the alternate rows at the front. If you are in a group of more than 4 persons, please sit at the back. Please observe any request to, ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace will be via the NHS App only. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing one minister to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com 

PARISH SECRETARY

Holy Cross Carshalton is looking to recruit a part time Parish Secretary to assist in the administration of a busy parish. This will initially be on a 12 months fixed term contract. The role is to provide comprehensive support to the Parish Priest in all administrative matters within the Parish and will cover secretarial, financial and office management work. Previous secretarial experience is essential – along with good knowledge of bookkeeping/ financial work.  The successful candidate will be fully conversant with current office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel and be generally comfortable with IT and office equipment. He/she will have excellent telephone skills and a good understanding of the workings of a Roman Catholic Parish. Our ideal hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 2pm, Fridays 11am -4pm.  Rate of pay £13 per hour. Holidays by negotiation. If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to carshalton@rcaos.org.uk by the closing date of September 30th. Please do not apply for this job if you do not have current permission to work in the UK.

School Forms: Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.

Wimbledon College welcome prospective parents and pupils for admission into Year 7 in September 2022 to a VIRTUAL OPEN EVENING on Thursday 30th September from 5pm. For registration and further information go to http://www.wimbledoncollege.org.uk and see poster in Narthex

Churches Together in Carshalton: “Religious Freedom, what does it mean in today’s world?” A presentation by Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need. On Tue. 5th Oct. at 8PM. Church of the Good Shephard, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton.

Thomas More Catholic School (Russell Hill Road, Purley, CR8 2XP) is holding an Open Evening for children currently in Year 6 of primary school and their parents on Tuesday 5 October 2021 from 18:00-21:00 There is no need to book for this event. Any further information, Admissions Officer, on 020-8668 6251

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters whishing to sing or play instrument at new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email:morri46pmms@gmail.com

PARISH CENTRE: Parish activities have recommenced in the Centre. For all bookings regular or otherwise, to avoid duplication of events, please contact carshalton@rcaos.org.uk or carshaltonparishpcbooking@rcaos.org.uk

CAFOD: The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is scheduled to be held in Glasgow between 31 Oct.- 12 Nov. CAFOD is asking people to organise a meeting with their local MP to discuss how to rebuild from the pandemic in a way that tackles the major global issues of our time. David Murray will try to set up a meeting with Elliot Colburn, MP for Carshalton & Wallington. If you are interested in being part of this vital task let David know at davidnmurray@yahoo.co.uk

THE BIBLE TIMELINE COURSE: Understand the Bible from start to finish, the Old and New Testament, with this FREE OF CHARGE, worldwide-famous course delivered online LIVE by Mauro Iannicelli. Starts Wed 29th September 2021. Eight Wednesday sessions (7pm-8:40pm). Info & Registration: http://www.comeandsee.org

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

September 19th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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25th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat. 18th    18:30 Thiago Guimares-Thanksgiving
Sun

19th

08:00
09:30 Edward’s Thanks
11:00 Mrs D. Patterson: Wellbeing
18:30
Mon. 20th 08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Tue.

21st  

08:00 Suni-Thanksgiving
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Wed.

22nd   

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Thu.

23rd     

08:00
10:00 Eucharistic Service
Fri.

24th  

08:00
12:00
Sat.

25th  

08:00  
10:00

COVIT-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: Currently the number of persons allowed in the Nave is 140: 6 people in each of the 9 rows of benches at the back of the Nave and 4 in the alternate rows at the front. If you are in a group of more than 4 persons, please sit at the back. Please observe any request to, ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace will be via the NHS App only. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

School Forms: Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.

 PARISH SECRETARY

 Holy Cross Carshalton is looking to recruit a part time Parish Secretary to assist in the administration of a busy parish. This will initially be on a 12 months fixed term contract. The role is to provide comprehensive support to the Parish Priest in all administrative matters within the Parish and will cover secretarial, financial and office management work. Previous secretarial experience is essential – along with good knowledge of bookkeeping/ financial work.  The successful candidate will be fully conversant with current office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel and be generally comfortable with IT and office equipment. He/she will have excellent telephone skills and a good understanding of the workings of a Roman Catholic Parish. Our ideal hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 9am – 2pm, Fridays 11am -4pm.  Rate of pay £13 per hour. Holidays by negotiation. If you would like to apply for this position please email your CV to carshalton@rcaos.org.uk by the closing date of September 30th. Please do not apply for this job if you do not have current permission to work in the UK.

Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing one minister to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Of course, for the time being at least the chalice is NOT offered. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Thank you! Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com

RCIA- Journey in Faith 2021–2022: Journey in Faith is the process by which adults can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. It aims to help people deepen their knowledge of Jesus and their relationship with Him. Weekly sessions take people through the key teachings of the Catholic Church and look at the issues facing Catholics in today’s world. We look in detail at the sacraments and prepare those who decide to become Catholics to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Other parishioners who would like to join us and perhaps refresh their own faith are also very welcome. Sessions begin with an introductory evening and refreshments on Thu. 23rd Sep. at 7:45PM in the parish centre (unless anything changes re. COVID restrictions). If you are interested and would like to find out more, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Please contact the RCIA Team via the contact form on the parish website, so that we have an idea of numbers.

Churches Together in Carshalton: “Religious Freedom, what does it mean in today’s world?” A presentation by Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need. On Tue. 5th Oct. at 8PM. Church of the Good Shepherd, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton.

Adoration: Every Tue. from 6pm-7pm and on every Sat. from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

Annual Mass Count 2021: from this weekend (18-19 Sep.)

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters wishing to sing or play instrument at new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email: morri46pmms@gmail.com

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

Pray for the sick: D. Patterson, Mr. S. Brown,…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

 

September 12th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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24th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat . 11th    18:30
Sun 12th 08:00
09:30 Matthew Nguyen Van Hue, RIP
11:00
18:30
Mon. 13th 08:00
10:00
Tue. 14th   08:00
10:00 Union of Catholic Mothers
Wed. 15th    08:00
10:00 Bereaved in the parish
Thu. 16th     08:00
10:00
Fri. 17th 08:00
12:00
Sat. 18th 08:00  
10:00 Paul Trotter, RIP

COVIT-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: Currently the number of persons allowed in the Nave is 140: 6 people in each of the 9 rows of benches at the back of the Nave and 4 in the alternate rows at the front. If you are in a group of more than 4 persons, please sit at the back. Please observe any request to, ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times and everyone must use the hand-sanitiser provided. Track & Trace will be via the NHS App only. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

School Forms: Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.

Annual Mass Count 2021: There will be Annual Mass Count from next weekend (18-19 Sep.) for four weekends.

To all the Holy Cross Special Ministers: Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing, Fr. Henry asked me to prepare the rota, allowing one minister to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Of course, for the time being at least the chalice is NOT offered. Please, any special minister who has not been in touch with me confirm which Mass they are available for. Many thanks. Christina Buckley. Email: buckley448@btinternet.com

RCIA, Journey in Faith 2021–2022: Journey in Faith is the process by which adults can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. It aims to help people deepen their knowledge of Jesus and their relationship with Him. Weekly sessions take people through the key teachings of the Catholic Church and look at the issues facing Catholics in today’s world. We look in detail at the sacraments and prepare those who decide to become Catholics to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Other parishioners who would like to join us and perhaps refresh their own faith are also very welcome. Sessions begin with an introductory evening and refreshments on THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER at 7:45pm in the parish centre (unless anything changes re. COVID restrictions). If you are interested and would like to find out more, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Please contact the RCIA Team via the contact form on the parish website, so that we have an idea of numbers.

The Archbishop’s Certificate (ArchCert): an online course for all in Southwark who wish to know their Catholic faith more deeply. Participants will take a two-year journey through the Church’s teaching to understand their faith in a more profound way and be able to share it with both confidence and joy. The course will commence in October 2021 and the cost will be £365 per year.  Registration must be completed in advance.  Further details can be found here: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/archcert

Adoration. Every Tue. from 6pm-7pm and on every Sat. from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening.The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment.

PRESBYTERY REFURBISHMENT: The Diocese has given the permission to begin the process of refurbishment of the Priest’s House with the invitation of Bids. A Team in the parish are working to sort this out. Do support the works with your prayers and finances if you can.

Sutton Catenians: Sutton Catenians are hosting a Memorial Mass for Brother Paul Trotter, RIP, at 10AM on Sat. 18th Sep. Catenians support each other in their Catholic lives.

Want to help Afghan refugees? Sutton has joined the London wide effort for donated items. Please donate clean or new items in a sealed bag /box and deliver to one of the donation centres. Currently children’s shoes and clothes, nappies, baby milk (halal), baby bottles, adult shoes and clothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste. Hill House(Bishopsford Road SM4 6BL | Mon – Fri, 9 30am – 4.30pm). Volunteer Centre Sutton (216-220 High Street Sutton SM1 1NU | Mon – Thur , 11am – 3pm) Sutton Carers Centre (Benhill House, 1st Floor, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DA | Mon – Wed, 11am – 3pm). Please wear a face mask delivering your donation.

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

September 5th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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23rd SUNDAY IN OT

Sat . 4th    18:30 Joseph Craig, RIP
Sun 5th 08:00
09:30 Miranda Family, Wellbeing
11:00 Mairead Corless, RIP
18:30 Welfare of Norman and Mary
Mon. 6th 08:00 SPUC
10:00
Tue. 7th   08:00 SPUC
10:30
Wed. 8th    08:00 John Bartley, RIP
09:30
Thu. 9th     08:00 John Bartley, RIP
10:00
Fri. 10th 08:00
12:00 Sheila Walsh, RIP
Sat. 11th 08:00  
10:00  

School Forms: Unfortunately, the signing of school form has had to be cancelled again. Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.

Journey in Faith 2021–2022 (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Journey in Faith is the process by which adults can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. It aims to help people deepen their knowledge of Jesus and their relationship with Him. Weekly sessions take people through the key teachings of the Catholic Church and look at the issues facing Catholics in today’s world. We look in detail at the sacraments and prepare those who decide to become Catholics to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Other parishioners who would like to join us and perhaps refresh their own faith are also very welcome. Sessions begin with an introductory evening and refreshments on THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER at 7:45pm in the parish centre (unless anything changes re. COVID restrictions). If you are interested and would like to find out more, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Please contact the RCIA Team via the contact form on the parish website, so that we have an idea of numbers.

Adoration. Every Tue. from 6pm-7pm and on every Sat. from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled. The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Visit school’s website to book a place (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

PRESBYTERY REFURBISHMENT: The Diocese has given the permission to begin the process of refurbishment of the Priest’s House with the invitation of Bids. A Team in the parish are working to sort this out. Do support the works with your prayers and finances if you can.

Covid – 19 Guide line for Churches.  Following the new Guide-line and with the meeting that was held with a few parishioners we can now announce that the Mass attendance has been increased to 140 from this weekend 4th September. We however would kindly request that the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc still be kept. Details are on the Parish website under the Home page.

Besides, we need more volunteers to clean and sanitizer the Church after every Mass as at the moment there are only a few doing that. Make use of the Cards that are provided by the Stewards if you feel vulnerable. Thank you so much for your cooperation

WHAT’S NEW: Young People, NEW to the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is the formation of a group of musicians (Grade 2 and above) ie two violinists, cello player, flute player and clarinet player. Also needed will be Choristers from age 10 plus seniors of all voice parts. If you would like to, and feel you have the confidence to do so, the Choir and Musicians will lead the Congregation during the Mass with hymns, motets and music to reflect the Liturgical part of the year. We have a professional organist who will also help with the formation of the group.

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

August 29th 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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22nd SUNDAY IN OT

Sat . 28th   18:30 Blessings of Amadi: Thanksgiving
Sun 29th 08:00  
09:30 Christina Cloney, RIP
11:00 John Dodwell, RIP
18:30  
Mon. 30th   08:00  
10:00  
Tue. 31st   08:00  
10:30 Funeral: The Late Mrs Jaffri
Wed. 1st    08:00  
09:30 Funeral: The Late Frank Leavy
Thu. 2nd     08:00  
10:00  
Fri. 3rd 08:00  
12:00 Peggie and Fred Muddle, RIP
Sat. 4th 08:00
10:00

NOTE: There is no Mass on Tue. At 10:00am and on Wed. 10:00am

School Forms.  I will be signing School Forms this week at the Parish Centre due to unavailability of space at the Presbytery at the moment.  Please do not bring your Forms into the Sacristy.

on Thursday 2nd Sep. 12:00pm-13:00pm and 18:00:19:00.

on Friday 3rd Sep. from 12:00pm-13:00pm and 18:00:19:00. Thank you.

Adoration. Every Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm and on every Saturdays from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled. The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Visit school’s website to book a place (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

Mass Intentions. The greatest gift you can give a loved one deceased or living is the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass.  We have the opportunity to offer such Mass for your own intentions and for them. Most of our Masses have no Intention and we encourage parishioners to offer Masses. Please pick a Mass envelope at the back of the Church to book a Mass, together with your offering either drop it in the Sacristy or through the Letter box of the Presbytery.

Thank you very much.

 Covid – 19 Guide line for Churches.  Following the new Guide-line and the with the meeting that was held with a few parishioners we can now announce that the Mass attendance has been increased to 80 from this weekend. We however would kindly request that the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc still be kept. Details are on the Parish website.

Besides, we need more volunteers to clean and sanitizer the Church after every Mass as at the moment there are only a few doing that.  Make use of the Cards that are provided by the Stewards if you feel vulnerable. Thank you so much for your cooperation

PRESBYTERY REFURBISHMENT: The Diocese has given the permission to begin the process of refurbishment of the Priest’s House with the invitation of Bids. A Team in the parish are working to sort this out. Do support the works with your prayers and finances if you can.

WHAT’S NEW: Young People, NEW to the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is the formation of a group of musicians (Grade 2 and above) ie two violinists, cello player, flute player and clarinet player. Also needed will be Choristers from age 10 plus seniors of all voice parts. If you would like to, and feel you have the confidence to do so, the Choir and Musicians will lead the Congregation during the Mass with hymns, motets and music to reflect the Liturgical part of the year. We have a professional organist who will also help with the formation of the group.

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, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

 

August 22nd 2021

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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  the Home page for details of the next steps 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.

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

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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21st SUNDAY IN OT

Sat .21st  18:30 Juliano Family – INT
Sun.22nd   08:00  
09:30 Chris & Sue Richardson – THKS
11:00 Jim Whiterow – RIP
18:30  
Mon.23rd  08:00  
10:00  
Tue.24th 08:00  
10:00  
Wed.25th  08:00  
10:00  
Thu.26th    08:00  
10:00  
Fri. 27th  08:00  
12:00 Brin Vaughan – RIP
Sat. 28th 08.00  
10.00  

 Adorations; Every Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm and Saturdays from 9am – 10 am ending with Benediction.

 Confessions. Confessions in the Confessional Box on Saturdays after the 10.00am Mass and evening from 5.45pm, or request one, anytime during the weekdays. However, no Confessions during Sundays.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled.  The Open Evening “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students”. details on the parish notice board.) and on www.stphils.org.uk

WHAT’S NEW: NEW to the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is the formation of a group of musicians (Grade 2 and above) ie two violinists, cello player, flute player and clarinet player. Also needed will be Choristers from age 10 plus seniors of all voice parts.

If you would like to, and feel you have the confidence to do so, the Choir and Musicians will lead the Congregation during the Mass with hymns, motets and music to reflect the Liturgical part of the year. We have a professional organist who will also help with the formation of the group. Please contact Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@gmail.com

Covid-9 Guide line for Churches.  Mass attendance has been increased to 80 and kindly follow the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc. Details on the Parish website. More volunteers needed to clean after the Masses.  Use the Cards that are provided by the Stewards if you feel vulnerable. Thank you so much for your cooperation.

 Parish Registration; For new and existing parishioners

Parish Registration. Cards available in the narthex of the Church, which you can use and hand in at the sacristy or through the Priests house letter box. We will follow GDPR protocol in handling your data.

Mass Intentions. The greatest gift you can give a loved one, deceased or living is the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass. Please pick a Mass envelope at the back of the Church to book a Mass, with your offering either drop it in the Sacristy or through the Letter box of the Presbytery. Thank you.

Presbytery Refurbishment. The Diocese has given the permission to begin the process of refurbishment of the Priest’s House with the invitation of Bids. A team in the Parish are working to sort out this. Do support the works with your prayers and finances if you can.

 Parish Hall. At present the Hall is available for Parish Activities only until the necessary works are completed which should be soon. Bookings @ carshalton@rcaos.org.uk or adrianmann@talktalk.net

Art Class: Coming soon. The seasons friendly class is waiting for you, here is something to really cheer you up for everyone from beginners to improvers at Holy Cross Church. For more details call 0208 835 2116. 

May they rest in peace.

Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey, Jim Whiterow, Bernard Frank Bruton, Thomas Queally, Simonne Marie T Jafri……..

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.