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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.
6.30pm John Flynn RIP (Mary Coghlan)
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
10.00am Annunciation: Holy Souls
10.00am Terri Timoney RIP (Alex Faircloth)
6.00-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Bridie McKechnie RIP (Mary Traynor)
10.00am Special int.
12.00pm Bill O’Mahoney RIP (Anne Bailey)
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.
6.30pm William & Lucy Mann RIP (Ann & Louis Mann)
8.00am Martin McGrath RIP (Brendan McGrath)
9.30am Thelma Congreaves RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)
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.
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
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]
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.
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?
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