All posts by Tim Howlett

May 26th 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, May 26th, 6th of Easter. Retiring collection for Christian Aid.

Table of the Word Different sections of the Infant Church are uncertain  about circumcision. The second reading continues with the apocalyptic vision of the victorious Lamb.The Gospel has part of Jesus’s Farewell Discourse.

Saturday

6.30pm   Kenneth Taylor RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Mrs Amina Omoti RIP (friends of |Omotoso)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie & Judy Kyprianou RIP (Susan’s fam.)

11.00am   Jennifer Loftus RIP

6.30pm

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

6.00-7.00pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Thursday  – Ascension      

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

7.30pm

Friday

12.00pm

Saturday  

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   St Justin Martyr : Eric Pinnock RIP

Sunday June 2nd, 7th of Easter.   Retiring collection for World Communications.

 Table of the Word. The first reading tells of the martyrdom of St Stephen. The Book of Revelation ends with powerful words such as ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’. In the Gospel Christ prays to his Father that their plan for the world will come to fruition.

 Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday 

8.00am   Ints. Genko family (Wilkins family)

9.30am   Jacqui White RIP

11.00am

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Bridie McKechnie 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]

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

Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley [email protected]  or Monica Atkins [email protected] If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

 Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please  do not park  in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.

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

Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   [email protected]

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Rose Gravett, Julia Lewis, Jane Turner, Jean Brett, Stephen de Souza, Mary Geany, Teresa Ditchfield, Greta Clewer, Tessa Rowles, Meg Nurse, Felix Grant, Margaret Penny, Hani Stubbings, Albert Ewald, Denis Barker and Tony Gallagher.

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

Thanks for £1294.45 given last Sunday.

 NO Confirmation Meeting on Tuesday ( Tyburn visit).

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.

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

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]

 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]

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

Welcome to Fr Anthony from Takorati, Ghana, whose visit to England begins on Friday.

Vacancies:

Sts Peter & Paul, Mitcham, for Class Teacher and Support Assistant. 0208 648 1459. More information on notice board in church porch.

John Fisher, Purley, for Exams Officer. More information on notice board.

Headteacher, 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]

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

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

May 19th 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 19th May. 5th of Easter.

 Table of the Word. The Gospel in the hands of Paul and Barnabas. In the 2nd reading St John continues to rally the persecuted Christians. In the Gospel, Jesus gives his basic commandment.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Ints. Yann Guiho

Sunday

8.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP Rowntrees)

9.30am   Dean Locke RIP

11.00am   w/o residents of Marlborough Court

6.30pm   Sofia George & family (Louisa)

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   ints. Ros & Gemma (Doris)

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   ints. Brigid McDonagh

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Thursday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Friday

12.00pm   Private intention

Saturday

9.00am   Exposition with prayer for vocations

10.00am   St Bede the Venerable

 

Sunday, May 26th, 6th of Easter

Table of the Word Different section of the Infant Church are uncertain  about circumcision. The second reading continues with the apocalyptic vision of the victorious Lamb.The Gospel has part of Jesus’s Farewell Discourse.

Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   Mrs Amina Omoti RIP (friends of |Omotoso)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie & Judy Kyprianou RIP (Susan’s fam.)

11.00am   Jennifer Loftus RIP

6.30pm

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

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

Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley [email protected]  or Monica Atkin  [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 Almenida Salim, Margaret Brown, Beatrice Fish, John Taylor, John Sheridan, Dean Locke, Ernest Prince, Elizabeth Clamp, Richard Theobald and Lucy Wicker.

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

Thanks for £938.70 given last Sunday (of which £552.37 was given through Gift aid.

Prayer group Next meeting, St Cecilia’s, North Cheam, Monday 20th May,  8-9pm.

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

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.

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley [email protected]

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

Vacancies

Sts Peter & Paul, Mitcham, for Class Teacher and Support Assistant 0208 648 1459. More information on notice board in church porch.

John Fisher, Purley, for Exams Officer. More information on notice board.

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]

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

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

May 12th 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 12th May. 4th of Easter. Collection: ecclsiastical education

Table of the Word.. Paul and Barnabas are ‘a light for the nations’. In the second reading, countless hosts surround the Lamb on his throne dressed in spotless white. In the Gospel, Jesus promises eternal life to his ‘sheep’.

Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   w/o Maureen & John Morey (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Chris Pegg RIP (Sally & Andy Campbell)

11.00am

6.30pm

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Stephanie

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   St Matthias: Breda & Jim Witherow

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Arnold Sills RIP

Thursday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   St Simon Stock : Ints. Anne Bailey (Kathy & David Ball)

Friday

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am

Sunday 19th May. 5th of Easter.

 Table of the Word. The Gospel in the hands of Paul and Barnabas. In the 2nd rerading St John continues to rally the persecuted Christians. In the Gospel, Jesus gives his basic commndment.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Ints. Yann Guiho

 Sunday  

8.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

9.30am   Dean Locke RIP

11.00am

6.30pm

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

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

Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley  [email protected]  or Monica Atkins [email protected]  If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

 Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please  do not park  in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.

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

Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   [email protected]

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Peter Hurley, William Boyle, Arnold Sills, Alfred Howard, Mark Petre, Stephen Heyes, Simon Byrne, and John King.

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

Thanks for £938.70 given last Sunday (of which £552.37 was given through Gift aid.

Christian Aid Week, 12th-18th May. Theme: ‘More Happy Birth Days’ – to provide healthcare training and improved health clinics to enable the world’s poorest mothers to give birth safely. Please sign in porch for street collection in your neighbourhood. Further details: Alex Fairloth, 0208 770 3662.

 Prayer group Next meeting, St Cecilia’s, North Cheam, Monday 20th May 8-9pm.

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

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.

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

 

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

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]

 Vacancies

Sts Peter & Paul, Mitcham, for Class Teacher and Support Assistant.

0208 648 1459. More information on notice board in church porch.

John Fisher, Purley, for Exams Officer. More information on notice board.

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]

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

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

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

 London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics.   More on group from Facebook or ring Dominic on 07779447676

May 5th 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 May 5th 2019, 3rd of Easter

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

 Saturday 

6.30pm    Michael Francis McGuire RIP

 Sunday 

8.00am   Malcolm Probett RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Margaret Banks RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Eileen Berry RIP

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Of Nicholas

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Sp. Ints. Bridget McDonagh

Thursday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Of Fenwick family

Friday

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am   2nd birthday: Katelyn Jan Mirands (Carmelina & Dias)

Sunday 12th May. 4th of Easter. Collection: ecclsiastical education

 Table of the Word.. Paul and Barnabas are ‘a light for the nations’. In the second reading, countless hosts surround the Lamb on his throne dressed in spotless white. In the Gospel, Jesus promises eternal life to his ‘sheep’.

 Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   w/o Maureen & John Morey (Rowntrees)

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

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

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley [email protected]  or Monica Atkins [email protected] If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

 Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please  do not park  in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.

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

Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   [email protected]

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Anna Bak, David Cottrell, William Keeting, Daniel Locket, Charles Pembereton, Martin Kelly,Alice Farrant, David Geisler, Bernard Carroll, Mary Sullivan, Lily Fguller, Tessa Sherrington, Edwige Spiteri, Peter Collins and Joan Totman

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

Thanks for £981.86 given last Sunday and or £213.92 given for upkeep of St George’s Cathedral.

Thanks to the ‘local Muslim community’. For their condolences and prayers last Sunday concerning the murdered Christian worhsippers in Sri Lanka.

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

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.

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

Christian Aid Week, 12th-18th May. Theme: ‘More Happy Birth Days’ – to provide healthcare training and improved health clinics to enable the world’s poorest mothers to give birth safely. Please sign in porch for street collection in your neighbourhood. Further details: Alex Fairloth, 0208 770 3662.

 St Mary’s School Past pupils (over 18) of St Mary’s, and past staff, are warmly invited to Junior School, Tuesday 7th May, 6-8pm, for St Mary’s Federation, Carshalton Alumni Launch.

 Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley [email protected]

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

London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics. Next gathering, 4th May, 7.30pm at GBK in Waterloo.  More on group from Facebook or ring Dominic on 07779447676

 Vacancies

Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to  [email protected]

Vacancies at Sts Peter & Paul, Mitcham, for Class Teacher and Support Assistant. 0208 648 1459. More information on notice board in church porch.

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

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

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

 Saturday

6.30pm   Thanksgiving (D’Mello family)

Sunday 

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Pletts family)

9.30am

11.00am   Mary Kimpton (P.Moore)

6.30pm

Monday         No 7.00am Mass throughout  this week

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

Tuesday

10.00am

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am

Thursday

10.00am   St Athanasius

Friday

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

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am  English Martyrs

Sunday May 5th 2019, 3rd of Easter

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

 Saturday

6.30pm    Michael Francis McGuire RIP

 Sunday  

8.00am   Malcolm Probett RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Margaret Banks RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

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

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley [email protected]  or Monica Atkins [email protected] If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

 Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please  do not park  in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.

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

Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   [email protected]

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Nelly O’Reilly, John Clay, Una Barford, Kathleen Hannah, Nancy McNama, Eadward Hourigan, Wilhelmina Sprockel and Joan Hibbins.

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

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

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

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

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

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org

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

Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287

Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.

 Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

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

 Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley [email protected]

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

 Vacancies

Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to  [email protected]

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

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

April 21st 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

Easter Sunday April 21st 2019

8.00am           Bridie McKechnie RIP (Pletts family)

9.30am

11.00am           Clare Pinto’s ints.

6.30pm           John J. Howard RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Amber’s 21st + graduation

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Olive Taylor RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday  

7.00am   Mass

 10.00am   Antonio Honorato & Anna Maria Fabiana  Fernandes

Thursday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Friday

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Dec. friends Dollie Wilkins

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy).  Collection for maintenance of St George’s Cathedral.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   Thanksgiving (D’Mello family)

Sunday

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Pletts family

9.30am

11.00am   Mary Kimpton (P.Moore)

6.30pm

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

A happy Easter to everyone as we celebrate Christ’s rising, the powers of sin and death conquered. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Holy Week and Easter – Mass servers, readers,  flowers, music, singers, pray-ers, shrine and so on.                                    Welcome to any visitors to our parish.

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]

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.

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

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

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley, [email protected]  or Monica Atkins, 0208 647 3831, 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 Olive Taylor, Alice Abbott, Ivy Brown, Edmund Fernandes, Sr Mary Fox,,. Winifrede Nicolson, Susan Stewart, Dorothy Say and Patrick Hogan.

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

Thanks for £1082.93 in last Sunday’s collection, of which £653.16 was given through Gift Aid).

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

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

The monthly prayer group  More information from Matthew David, 07920 788949.

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. Thanks.

Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287

Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.

 Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

 Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

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

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.

 Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley, [email protected]

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

 Vacancies

Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to  [email protected]

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

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