All posts by Tim Howlett

January 20th 2019

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Sunday January 20th. 2nd of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word. Isaiah bolsters the morale of Jerusalem. St Paul reminds each Christian how they all have a gift. Then for John, the Public Life begins at the wedding feast at Cana.

Saturday

6.30pm   Anne, Louis & Nick Mann (Rita Gomez)

Sunday

8.00am   Peter Halpin RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   ints. Domenico’s family

11.00am   benefactors of |Kathleen Snell

6.30pm   Susan Gallen RIP

 Monday

10.00am   St Agnes : Phyllis Holland’s ints.

 Tuesday 

10.00am   Anne & Ken Brown RIP (Liz Sheridan)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am   Bob Barrington RIP

Thursday

10.30am   St Francis de Sales : FUNERAL Iris Seale

Friday

12.00pm   Conversion of St Paul : Tom Traynor RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Exposition with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ss Timothy & Titus : Peggy Shanahan RIP

Sunday January 27th 2019. Third of the Year.

Table of the Word  The first reading comes from the great reformation of the Jews after the Babylonian Exile. St Paul teaches how we are all living and important parts of the one Body. Then we hear the beginning of St Luke’s Gospel.

Saturday 

6.30pm  Health of Valerie & Joseph Mendonsa (Pat & Ida Mendonsa) 

Sunday

8.00am   Peter Halpin RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Bridget McDonagh & family

11.00am   Ints. Of UCM (Witherow)

6.30pm   John Connolly RIP

 

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

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie, Bridie McKechnie and Maria D’Silva.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the contact form

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including  Barbara Thatcher, Roger Angibault, Michael Tait, Rozario Fernandes, Maryzsa Olearzyk, John Glynn, Margery Shaw, Peggy Cahill, Joan Norris, Maria Desiderei, Tom Traynor, and Frank King.

Our Lady of Walsingham The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum includes bringing the statue from the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, to all our cathedrals. St Georges’, Southwark is 21st-23rd February.

(please see Forthcoming Events for more detail and a live link)

Winter Shelter Sutton Community Works are piloting a winter shelter in 2019 to help the homeless. Volunteers are needed. For more, email [email protected] Training events Tuesday 22nd January at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7.30-10pm.

Thanks for £1058.64 given in last week’s collection, of which £631.34 was given through Giftaid, and for £175.22 given to SPUC.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics. Next gathering, 2nd February, 7.30pm, Ganley’s Irish Bar, Morden SM4 5HP. More on group from Facebook or ring Andrew, 07787 231798.

Prayer group, at Matthew’s house, Monday 21st January. Matthew: 07920  788 934.

18-25th January, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Unity Service, Thursday 24th, 7.30pm at All Saints church – to be followed by AGM of Churches Together in Carshalton.

 Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood, needs school caretaker, and also Key Stage        3 & 4 Administrator. See noticeboard.

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

 Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

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

All parishioners, especially those with Goan connections are invited to a special Mass at 2pm, Sunday 20th January, St John Fisher’s, Merton, to pray for the beatification of Ven. Agnelo. Followed by refreshments in the hall. Further details, 0208 543 7721 or 0208 540 1249. Bring food/drink for sharing.

 Music group? Anyone interested in forming a music group to make/compose Christian music, and who sings or plays the piano, organ, drums, guitar etc, please contact Domenico, [email protected]

Small children at 9.30am Mass    It’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour. Please feel free to take whatever’s in the porch this week.

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

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]

Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.

 

January 13th 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 January 13th  2019.  Baptism of the Lord

Table of the Word. Isaiah presents the Servant. Peter Tells Cornelius of his realisation that Jesus is Saviour of all, not just the Chosen People. The Gospel tells of the aftermath of the baptism of Jesus by John.

Saturday          

6.30pm Garry Harrison RIP

Sunday             

8.00am Christine Cleary RIP

9.30am Marty Ward RIP

11.00am w/o Fr Chris O’Brien

6.30pm Veronica & Andrew Zalof

Monday          

10.00am Kathleen McCaffrey RIP

Tuesday          

10.00am Bob Barrington RIP

6.00-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday     Helen Anderson RIP

Thursday     

10.30am St Anthony :w/o Don Bathy

Friday         

12.00pm Bert Hustwit RIP

Saturday        

9.00am Holy Hour + prayers for vocations

10.00am Children in paediatric intensive care at St George’s

Sunday January 20th. 2nd of Ordinary Time.

Table of the Word. Isaiah bolsters the morale of Jerusalem. St Paul reminds each Christian how they all have a gift. Then for John, the Public Life begins at the wedding feast at Cana.

Saturday          

6.30pm Anne, Louis & Nick Mann (Rita Gomez)

Sunday             

8.00am Peter Halpin RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am ints. Domenico’s family

11.00am benefactors of |Kathleen Snell

6.30pm Susan Gallen RIP 

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie, Bridie McKechnie and Maria D’Silva.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the contact form.

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Ethel Flanders, William Mazza, Mary Waters, Grace Smithers, James Sheahan, Sarah Kiff, Margaret Shanahan, Frances Robinson, Betty Murphy, William Probett, Elizabeth Stapleton, Giovanni Dolce and Rose Keating.

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]

Winter Shelter Sutton Community Works are piloting a winter shelter in 2019 to help the homeless. Volunteers are needed. For more, email [email protected] Training events Tuesday 22nd January at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7.30-10pm, or Saturday 12th January, 9.30-2.30pm at Riverchurch, Carshalton Road.

Thanks £1069.56 given in last week’s collection, of which £610.21 was given through Giftaid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics. Next gathering, 2nd February, 7.30pm, Ganley’s Irish Bar, Morden SM4 5HP. More on group from Facebook or ring Andrew, 07787 231798.

Prayer group, at Matthew’s house, Monday 21st January. Matthew: 07920  788 934.

18-25th Janury, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Unity Service, Thursday 24th, 7.30pm at All Saints church – to be followed by AGN ofChurches Together in Carshalton.

Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood, needs school caretaker, and also Key Stage 3 & 4 Administrator. See noticeboard.

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

Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

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

All parishioners, especially those with Goan connections are invited to a special Mass at 2pm, Sunday 20th January, St John Fisher’s, Merton, to pray for the beatification of Ven. Agnelo. Followed by refreshments in the hall. Further details, 0208 543 7721 or 0208 540 1249. Bring food/drink for sharing.

Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.

Union of Catholic Mothers meet Wednesday January 16th in Parish Centre, 8pm

Music group? Anyone interested in forming a music group to make/compose Christian music, and who sings or plays the piano, organ, drums, guitar etc, please contact Domenico, [email protected]

Small children at 9.30am Mass   It’s too much to expect very small children to learn much from the Mass apart from the atmosphere and some melodies. So it’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour.

This week in the porch there’s ‘Mary, the Mother of God’. Please feel free to take one.

Faith & Belief forum to explore faiths, 17th January, 6-8pm, Granfers Community Centre.

January 6th 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 January 6th 2019.  Epiphany.

 Table of the Word. Isaiah perceive a light that will become clear to all. St Paul enjoys telling the Ephesian Christians how the Gospel is meant for everyone. The pagan and Gentile world is represented by the wise men who come to Bethlehem.

Saturday

6.30pm   Gerald Rowe RIP (Gomez family)

Sunday

8.00am   James Rowntree RIP

9.30am   Brenda Hoey RIP

11.00am   Pierre Numa, Philip Guiho & Maimee RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Thanksgiving Ann Pettingell

 Monday

10.00am   Rose Hall RIP (Liz McGuire)

 Tuesday 

10.00am   Michael Dolan RIP RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am  Funeral : Lino Desiderii

Thursday

10.30am  Funeral : Rita Webb

Friday

12.00pm   Anne & Ken Brown RIP (Liz Shheridan)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour + prayers for vocations

10.00am   Francis & Elena Starkai

Sunday January 13th  2019.  Baptism of the Lord

 Table of the Word. Isaiah presents the Servant. Peter Tells Cornelius of his realisation that Jesus is Saviour of all, not just the Chosen People. The Gospel tells of the aftermath of the baptism of Jesus by John.

Saturday

6.30pm   Garry Harrison RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Christine Cleary RIP

9.30am   Marty Ward RIP

11.00am   w/o Fr Chris O’Brien

6.30pm   Veronica & Andrew Zalof

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

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact form

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Matte Doyle, Carmel Innes, Madeline Copp, Bridgget Baillie, Michael Dolan, Betty Murphy, Trudy Kirsten, Michael Dolan, Albert Dudley, Mary Jolly, Caroline Gruber, Doris Harris, Giovanni Dolce, Charlotte Tay;or, Agnes Welsh, Moses Symes, Dympna Dolan, Marie Liston, Mary Fay, and Rachel Haydon.

Winter Shelter Sutton Community Works are piloting a winter shelter in 2019 to help the homeless. Volunteers are needed. For more, email [email protected] Training events Tuesday 8th & 22nd January at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7.30-10pm, or Saturday 12th January, 9.30-2.30pm at Riverchurch, Carshalton Road.

Thanks £1048.83 given in last week’s collection, of which £643.65 was given through Giftaid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

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

Small children at 9.30am Mass   It’s too much to expect very small children to learn much from the Mass apart from the atmosphere and some melodies. So it’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour.

This week in the porch there’s ‘Mary, the Mother of God’. Please feel free to take one.

December 30th 2018

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

Saturday 29th December. Holy Family

Table of the Word We honour our parents even as parents ourselves. Paul urges Colossian Christians to live as though members of one loving family. In the Gospel, parents defer to their child.

 Saturday

6.30pm    Bridie Meehan RIP

 Sunday

8.00am  Malgosia & Ellen Bober & Zofia & Stefan Rippel RIP (Marta)

9.30am   Viv Parkinson RIP (Sr Dominic Xavio)

11.00am   family & friends of Dollie Wilkins

6.30pm   Dec. members Caffrey & Landowski families

 Monday

10.00am   Eric Pinnock RIP

(New Year’s Eve11.15pm Light for Guiho family

 Tuesday

10.00am  Mary, Mother of God/New Year’s Day: Noel Murphy RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am   Ss Basil & Gregory: Ints. Clare Pinto (Doris)

Thursday 

10.00am   Mrs C. Barreto RIP

Friday

12.00pm   Esther Fallon RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour + prayers for vocations

10.00am   Yvonne Hersey

Sunday January 6th 2019.  Epiphany.

 Table of the Word. Isaiah perceive a light that will become clear to all. St Paul enjoys telling the Ephesian Christians how the Gospel is meant for everyone. The pagan and Gentile world is represented by the wise men who come to Bethlehem.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   Gerald Rowe RIP (Gomez family)

 Sunday

8.00am   Christine Cleary RIP

9.30am   Marty Ward RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

11.00am   w/o Fr Chris O’Brien

6.30pm   Veronica & Andrew Zalof

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

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via website contact form

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Norma Fawcitt, Jack Yearna, Alfred Hoare, Peter Gibbon, Raymond Gibson, Michael Hagan, Frederic Israel, and Vincent Maccaree.

Winter Shelter Sutton Community Works are piloting a winter shelter in 2019 to help the homeless. Volunteers are needed. For more, email [email protected] Training events Tuesday 8th & 22nd January at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7.30-10pm, or Saturdat 12th January, 9.30-2.30pm at Riverchurch, Carshalton Road.

Thanks to everyone for Christmas cards and presents, and also for a very generous Christmas Offering.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for  £1015.38 given in last weekend’s collection, of which £655.00 was given through Giftaid.

 Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

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

Small children at 9.30am Mass   It’s too much to expect very small children to learn much from the Mass apart from the atmosphere and some melodies. So it’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour.

This week in the porch there’s ‘Mary, the Mother of God’. Please feel free to take one.

 A very big thank you to all who keep Holy Cross going: pray-ers, music makers, cleaners, catechists, Mass servers, readers, Special Ministers, flower arrangers, sacristans, and those I may have missed out.

December 23rd 2018

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Sunday 23rd December, 2018. 4th of Advent

Table of the Word Micah hymns Bethlehem and the new dawn that will arise there. Hebrews speaks on the one sacrifice to replace all sacrifices. In the Gospel the Old Testament meets the New as the mother of Jesus meets her cousin, the mother of John the Baptist.

Saturday 

6.30pm   w/o Eileen & Mary Coyle & Mary Dolan

Sunday 

8.00am   Recovery of Benjie

9.30am   Micheal Sage RIP

11.00am   Antonio Santana RIP

6.30pm   Ints. of 6.30pm choir members

 Monday (Christmas Eve)

10.00am  Raymond Hoyt RIP

4.30pm  Paddy Reilly RIP; Don & Helen Flannery & fam.

8.00pm   Theresa & Tom Flynn RIP (Carols 7.30pm)

12 midnight   Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP (Carols 11.30pm)

Tuesday (Christmas Day) 

8.00am   Brian Flannery RIP

9.30am   Holy Souls

11.00am   Bernard & Rose McDonagh RIP

6.30pm   Thomas Anderson RIP

Wednesday  ( Boxing Day) 

10.00am   St Stephen : Bogdan Peplinski RIP

Thursday

10.00am   St John : Glanville family

Friday   

12 noon   Holy Innocents : ints. Josephine Taylor (Rita Gomez)

Saturday

9.00am   Exposition + prayers for vocations

10.00am   St Thomas of Canterbury : Rita Webb RIP (Ann & Ade                                                                                                                                     Lusmore)

Saturday 29th December. Holy Family

 Table of the Word We honour our parents even as parents ourselves. Paul urges Colossian Christians to live as though members of one loving family. In the Gospel, parents defer to their child.

Saturday

6.30pm    Bridie Meehan RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Malgosia & Ellen Bober & Zofia & Stefan Rippel RIP (Marta)

9.30am   Viv Parkinson RIP (Sr Dominic Xavio)

11.00am   family & friends of Dollie Wilkins

6.30pm   Dec. members Caffrey & Landowski families

 Monday ( New Years Eve)

10.00am   Eric Pinnock RIP

11.15pm  Light for Guiho family

 Tuesday 

10.00am   Mary, Mother of God/New Year’s Day Noel Murphy RIP

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

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact form.

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Bill Harding, Leah George, Christopher Hall, Sarah Kiff-Murphy, Godfrey Nurse, Dirck Gunning, Arthur Green, Joseph Doyle, Anna Penston, John Cardwell, Ellie Lynch, Geoff Petre and Ellen McMahon.

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

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

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

Coloma Convent Girls’ School is seeking a new head teacher. See notice board.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for  £1015.38 given in last weekend’s collection, of which £655.00 was given through Giftaid.

Altar Servers The Guild of St Stephen’s Mass for ALL  servers will take place Wednesday 26th December, St Stephen’s Day, 10am. Medals will be presented to all who have served for more than a year, and the blue cord will replace the red cord for those who have served 5 years or more.

 Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

‘Christmas is coming’ THANKS on behalf of children connected with HMP Downview who received Christmas presents through parishioners’ kindness.

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

December 16th 2018

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Sunday 16th December, 2018  3rd of Advent.

Table of the Word. Zephaniah tells Israel of great times ahead. St Paul tells the Philippians of the happy times of hope in which they live. In the Gospel, John the Baptist preaches a new way of living.

Saturday  

6.30pm   Arthur Berry RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Jean Carrol RIP (Carrol family)

9.30am   Jean Carrol RIP (           “         )

11.00am   Miriam, Marthur & daughter Patricia RIP (Ann & Louis  Mann) 

12.00pm   Mass in St Philomena’s chapel followed by Fr Luke’s

90th birthday reception in school dining room

4.00pm   Parish Carol Service in church, followed by mulled wine  &                                  minced pies in parish hall

6.30pm   Sophia Lobo

Monday 

10.00am   Sylvia Sills RIP

Tuesday

10.00am   Garry Harrison RIP (Mary, Doris & friends)

2.00pm    Funeral Service, Morden Cemetery, Garth Road, of Rose Hall (those attending please wear something red)

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

10.00am   Forgotten dead + dec. of de Putron & Snell families

Thursday

10.00am   w/o Don Batty

Friday

10.30am   Funeral: Denise O’Driscoll

Saturday

9.00am    Exposition with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Kestutis RIP, Stepomas RIP

Sunday 23rd December, 2018. 4th of Advent

 Table of the Word Micah hymns Bethlehem and the new dawn that will arise there. Hebrews speaks on the one sacrifice to replace all sacrifices. In the Gospel the Old Testament meets the New as the mother of Jesus meets her cousin, the mother of John the Baptist.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   w/o Eileen & Mary Coyle & Mary Dolan

 Sunday

8.00am   Recovery of Benjie

9.30am   Micheal Sage RIP

11.00am   Antonio Santana RIP

6.30pm   Ints. of 6.30pm choir members

 Monday  (Christmas Eve)      

10.00am  Raymond Hoyt RIP

4.30pm  Paddy Reilly RIP; Don & Helen Flannery & fam.

8.00pm   Theresa & Tom Flynn RIP

12 midnight   Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP

Tuesday (Christmas Day) 

8.00am   Brian Flannery RIP

9.30am   Holy Souls

11.00am   Bernard & Rose McDonagh RIP

6.30pm   Thomas Anderson RIP

 

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

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

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact form

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

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for Terry Smith, Rose Hall, Desi Desiderii, and Denise O’Driscoll who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Fr Augustine Chigodora, Francis Heywood, Sylvia Sills, Angela Lay, Peggy O’Connor, Margaret McSorky, Mary Wildey, Peter Fuller, Rudolf Moretti, Mary Wright, Fion Pini and George Watson

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

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

Coloma Convent Girls’ School is seeking a new head teacher. See notice board.

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for  £1150.96 given in last week’s collection, of which £710.40 was given through Giftaid.

Bishop Paul invites anyone to receive a short Advent daily email during this time. Please visit www.southwarkdsc.org.uk

Altar Servers The Guild of St Stephen’s Mass for ALL  servers will take place Wednesday 26th December, St Stephen’s Day, 10am. Medals will be presented to all who have served for more than a year, and the blue cord will replace the red cord for those who have served 5 years or more.

 Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

Christmas is coming Any presents for young children of prisoners on Banstead Downs would be welcomed – wrapped with label ‘boy/girl’, and suggested age of recipient.

 Christmas Hamper Raffle in aid of Home Start, a national charity which recuits and trains volunteers to help families with young children, who may be finding it hard to cope because of illness, the disability of a child, post-natal depression, bereavement or loneliness.

UCM members will start collecting from the weekend of 17th/18th November after all the Masses. See poster on the board in church porch.

The Draw will take place, Sunday 16th December, after the Carol Service.

CALLING ALL MISSIO MEMBERS – Your magazine, which includes a 2019 calendar, can be collected from the back of the church, together with your envelope for this quarter’s donations. Please can you return your envelope a.s.a.p-. as all the donations for the year must be banked before Christmas. If you wish to see how your generosity is put to work, there is a small feature on the work in Kenya on the Red Box Film, which can be found at https://missio.org.uk/videos  That you once again for your continued support of Missio which is a charity so close to Pope Francis’ heart. Margaret Ashdown. 0208 647 9926

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