All posts by Tim Howlett

May 15th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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5th  Sunday of Easter

 Sat. 14th May

ST. MATTHIAS

18:30 Teresa Rodrigues – RIP
Sun. 15th May

 

08:00 People Of the Parish
09:30
11:00 Dawn Pinkney – Wellbeing
18:30
Mon. 16th May

ST. Simon Stock

08:00
10:00
Tue.17th May

Day Of Prayer for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

08:00 Armel Seedayal-BD
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 18th May

ST. John I, Pope

08:00 Selvadasan Packiyanathar -BD
10:00
Thu. 19th May

ST. Dunstan

08:00
10:00
Fri. 20th May

ST.Bernardine Of Sienna

08:00  
12:00 Father Henry – BD
Sat. 21st May

ST. Christopher of Magallanes

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
  10:00

May Month of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During May the Rosary will be said before the Mass.

Second Collection for Christian Aid this weekend.

————————————————————————————-Do You Feel Called?

If you feel God is calling you to be a priest, deacon or religious sister, or just thinking about it, please do speak to one of our priests. They would be very happy to listen to you and offer support and advice. No pressure!

————————————————————————————-Please can you help? Volunteers needed to:

– Help clean the church on Thursdays.

– Help to plan the Special Ministers rota every 2 months.

Please email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk  Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Confirmation Mass – 25th of May at 7:30pm.

Bishop Paul Hendricks will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for the many young people who have been preparing over these past months. The candidates need to be here by 7:00pm.  Please pray for our children.

————————————————————————————-BIBLE Study: Monday 23rd May 7.30pm

DVD and discussion: Romans: The Gospel of Salvation

“Romans reveals that salvation is not merely the removal of the guilty verdict: it is about entering into Christ’s life, death and resurrection and sharing in His divine life.”

“The Bible is at the heart of our Faith and our relationship with God. Much more than a book, it is a place where our Father comes to meet us and speaks to us with love” (Dei Verbum 21).

All welcome. to any or all the sessions in an informal relaxed atmosphere. Carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

————————————————————————————-‘The Spirit That Gives Us Life’ John 6:63

The All Nations Catholic Charismatic Group invites all the people of the parish for the celebration of the feast of the Pentecost at St Andrews Church, Thornton Heath, Croydon on Sunday 5 June from 1pm onwards. The feast of Pentecost is an integral part of our Christian life. Our main celebrant will be His Grace Most Rev Archbishop Emeritus Kevin McDonald. In attendance as well are Rev Fr Francis Utotu and Rev Fr Mark Binang.  Let us come together to celebrate the birthday of our church.  Food and drinks will be provided after the Eucharistic celebration.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more information. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Diocesan Mass Of Welcome For those Who Became Catholics On Easter Night.

There is an invitation across our Diocese, to those who became Catholics or received sacraments of initiation on Easter night this year, and to their sponsors/family The Mass will be celebrated at 12.30pm on Saturday 21st May at St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6HR. No booking.


————————————————————————————-Day Of Prayer for Eastern Christians: 22nd May 2022

The British Catholic charity Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East (FACE) is delighted to announce the International Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians, which will take place on the Sixth Sunday of Easter -22nd May 2022, with the participation of Christians from all over Europe, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and India. More information on the board.

————————————————————————————Christian Aid Week 15th to 21st May

Hungry for Justice: The theme this year is centred on global poverty and in particular the situation in Zimbabwe where the struggle for survival is at crisis level. Drought starves and robs the people of the ability to grow food and they become hungry. Help alleviate their hunger by supporting Christian Aid Week.

Holy Cross is working with local churches to deliver donation envelopes in your area. Donations can also be made via the website www.christianaid.org.uk


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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – May. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

May 8th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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4th  Sunday of Easter

 Sat. 7th May

ST. FLAVIA DOMITILLA

18:30 Fr Philip – Wellbeing
Sun. 8th May

World day of prayer  for vocations

08:00 People Of the Parish
09:30 Grzegorz Bogdanowicz – RIP
11:00 Stanislaw & Chris Kaminski – RIP
18:30
Mon. 9th May

ST. ISAIAH, PROPHET

08:00
10:00
Tue.10th May

ST. JOHN OF AVILA

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 11th May

ST. ANTHIMUS OF ROME

08:00
10:00
Thu. 12th May

STS. NEREUS AND ACHILLEUS

08:00
10:00
Fri.13th May

Our lady Of Fatima

08:00  
12:00 Charlotte and Samuel Theriault Protection and Wellbeing
Sat. 14th May

ST. MATTHIAS

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
10:00 Philip Lim-Chim

May Month of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During May the Rosary will be said before the Mass.

————————————————————————————-Priest Training Fund Second Collection this weekend.

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church, from the time of Jesus until today.  Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and take up the Priest Training Fund second collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests in our Archdiocese.

————————————————————————————-Prayer Group: Meeting of the group – Monday 9th May 8pm

We pray over scripture for an hour. Many have found this rewarding and uplifting in their spiritual journey with our Lord Jesus. You would be very welcome to join us whatever your situation.

For more details please contact Matthew David at matthew.j.david@outlook.com or ring 07920788949.

————————————————————————————-GIFT AID

Gift Aid envelope boxes for this financial year (2022/23) are now available for collection in the church porch after weekend Masses.

Thank you to all members of the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to claim 25% from HMRC on all your donations to our parish.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to register for Gift Aid, please contact us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk. Alternatively, you can download the Gift Aid form from our parish website and return it to us by email or drop it in the parish office.

If you are currently signed up to our parish Gift Aid scheme but you are no longer a UK taxpayer, please inform us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk or via the parish office.

Please also let us know if you have changed your name or address details.

————————————————————————————-BIBLE Study: Monday 9th May 7.30pm

DVD and discussion: Romans: The Gospel of Salvation

“Romans reveals that salvation is not merely the removal of the guilty verdict: it is about entering into Christ’s life, death and resurrection and sharing in His divine life.”

“The Bible is at the heart of our Faith and our relationship with God. Much more than a book, it is a place where our Father comes to meet us and speaks to us with love” (Dei Verbum 21).

All welcome. carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

————————————————————————————-Friday Luncheon

It will start again, after the 12noon mass, on Friday 13th of May (feast of Our Lady of Fatima). Same routine as before: every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The meal consists of Homemade soup and pudding, tea / coffee. Please note that we will still refrain from eating meat as it is Friday. All are welcome and we will discuss a Charity that you wish to support. Please get in touch with Maureen on: 02083955973. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass of Mr Rodolfo Iuliano takes place on Friday 13th May 2022 at 09.30am. We extend our sympathies to Rodolfo’s family and friends.


————————————————————————————-Christian Aid Week 15th to 21st May

Hungry for Justice: The theme this year is centred on global poverty and in particular the situation in Zimbabwe where the struggle for survival is at crisis level.Drought starves and robs the people of the ability to grow food and they become hungry. Help alleviate their hunger by supporting Christian Aid Week. Holy Cross is working with local churches to deliver donation envelopes in your area. Donations can also be made via the website www.christianaid.org.uk

————————————————————————————-Day Of Prayer for Eastern Christians: 22nd May 2022

The British Catholic charity Fellowship and Aid to the Christians of the East (FACE) is delighted to announce the International Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians, which will take place on the Sixth Sunday of Easter -22nd May 2022, with the participation of Christians from all over Europe, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and India. More information on the board.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – May. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

May 1st 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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3rd Sunday of Easter

Sat. 30th April

ST PIUS V, POPE

18:30 Father Henry
Sun. 1st May

St Joseph the worker

08:00
09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Int
11:00 Ida Kshirsagar – Thanks giving
18:30 People of the Parish
Mon. 2nd May

ST ATHANASIUS

08:00
10:00
Tue.3rd May

st philip and james

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 4th May

st augustine webster

08:00
10:00
Thu. 5th May

ST. NUNZIO SULPRIZIO

08:00 Rose McDonagh – RIP
10:00
Fri.6th May

st john apostle

08:00  
12:00
Sat. 7th May

ST. FLAVIA DOMITILLA

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
10:00 Selvadasan Packiyanathar -BD

May Month of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During May the Rosary will be said before the Mass.

————————————————————————————-Priest Training Fund Second Collection: 7th– 8th May

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church, from the time of Jesus until today.  Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and take up the Priest Training Fund second collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests in our Archdiocese.

————————————————————————————-Justice and Peace

The annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Hartley in Kent takes place from 3.30pm on Saturday 7th May 2022. The original prayer intention proposed by Pope Benedict XV when recognising the new title for Our Lady in 2021 was for Peace among the Nations of Europe. Today, such prayer is as appropriate as ever!  All are welcome.


————————————————————————————-GIFT AID

Gift Aid envelope boxes for the new financial year (2022/23) are now available for collection in the church porch after weekend Masses.

Thank you to all members of the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to claim 25% from HMRC on all your donations to our parish.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to register for Gift Aid, please contact us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk  Alternatively, you can download the Gift Aid form from our parish website and return it to us by email or drop it in the parish office.

If you are currently signed up to our parish Gift Aid scheme but you are no longer a UK taxpayer, please inform us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk or via the parish office.

Please also let us know if you have changed your name or address details.

————————————————————————————-Lenten Lunches

Thank you to everyone that supported the Lenten Lunches. With your kind donations and help, we made a profit of £200. This money will go to the Nursing Home where some of our friends including Kathleen S. are now staying.

————————————————————————————-Friday Luncheon

It will start again, after the 12noon mass, on Friday 13th of May (feast of Our Lady of Fatima). Same routine as before: every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The meal consists of Homemade soup and pudding, tea / coffee. Please note that we will still refrain from eating meat as it is Friday. All are welcome and we will discuss a Charity that you wish to support. Please get in touch with Maureen on: 02083955973. Thank you.


————————————————————————————-PENTECOST 2022: Life in the Spirit Seminars, organised by the Southwark Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis, with the full support of our Archbishop John Wilson and the Southwark Charismatic Diocesan Service of Communion. These will take place on FIVE consecutive TUESDAY EVENINGS ONLINE from 8 – 9pm starting on 10th May until 14th June, and an IN-PERSON Pentecost Retreat Day at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX on Saturday 4th June. LIMITED SPACES ONLY available now! BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To register go to:

http://bit.ly/LISS2022

Speakers include: Allegra Mutanda, Michelle Moran, Fr Peter Morris CSSR, Joan Fernandes and Gerard Pomfret. The course is entirely free. Participants@ Booklet: £4.50 incl. p&p available from Goodnews Books: www.goodnewsbooks.co.uk


————————————————————————————-Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass of Mr Rodolfo Iuliano takes place on Friday 13th May 2022 at 09.30am. We extend our sympathies to Rodolfo’s family and friends.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – May. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Singing is allowed and those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

April 24th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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2nd Sunday of Easter

Sat. 23rd April

ST GEORGE

18:30 Rodolfo Iuliano
Sun. 24th April

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

 

08:00
09:30 Martin – Healing-Wellbeing
11:00 Antoni Mistak – RIP
18:30 People of the Parish
Mon. 25th April

ST MARK

08:00
10:00 Mary J. Zinabala – Healing – W
Tue.26 April

ST CLETUS

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 27th April

ST. ZITA OF LUCCA

08:00
10:00
Thu. 28th April

ST LOUIS GRIGNION

08:00
10:00
Fri. 29th April

ST CATHERINE – SIENA

08:00  
12:00
Sat. 30th April

ST PIUS V, POPE

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
  10:00

 Collection Maintenance of Our Cathedral St George: This weekend. This collection helps meet the cost of its upkeep.

————————————————————————————-Divine Mercy Sunday, 24th April at St Margaret of Scotland

Service starts at 2.00 pm with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass at 3pm. All are invited.

————————————————————————————-Thanks for All Your Easter Cards And Gifts

The priests have received many kind Easter cards and gifts. These are very much appreciated. Please accept this as their personal thanks to you for your support and kindness.


————————————————————————————-Justice and Peace

The Dioceses and Ethnic Chaplaincies of Southwark, Westminster and Brentwood invite parishioners to a celebration of the annual Mass for Migrants on Monday, 2nd May 2022, at 2.30pm at Westminster Cathedral.  Banner procession starts at 2pm. The mass will be live streamed. The celebrant is Bishop Michael Campbell OSA. All are kindly invited to attend in person to celebrate the significant contribution made by migrants to the life of our Dioceses.

————————————————————————————-GIFT AID

Gift Aid envelope boxes for the new financial year (2022/23) are now available for collection in the church porch after weekend Masses.

Thank you to all members of the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to claim 25% from HMRC on all your donations to our parish.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to register for Gift Aid, please contact us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk. Alternatively, you can download the Gift Aid form from our parish website and return it to us by email or drop it in the parish office.

If you are currently signed up to our parish Gift Aid scheme but you are no longer a UK taxpayer, please inform us by email carshaltongac1@rcaos.org.uk or via the parish office.

Please also let us know if you have changed your name or address details

————————————————————————————-Marriage preparation Course organised by Marriage Care in our parish. Marriage Care has been preparing couples for marriage in a Catholic Church for over 70 years. We also provide counselling services for couples experiencing relationship difficulties. Holy Cross will be hosting some Marriage Preparation days throughout the year. For further information please go to https://www.marriagecare.org.uk/marriage-preparation-2/

If you would like to help in any way please contact tim.howlett@marriagecare.org  or cherry.howlett@marriagecare.org

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Special Ministers

Please collect your rota, which starts on the weekend of the 31st April/ 1st May, in the Sacristy. Thank you.


————————————————————————————-Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass of Mr Rodolfo Iuliano takes place on Friday 13th May 2022 at 09.30am. We extend our sympathies to Rodolfo’s family and friends.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – Mar. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Singing is allowed and those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

April 17th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

————————————————————————————-Easter Sunday of The Resurrection of The Lord

Sat. 16th April

Holy Saturday

08:00 No mass
09:00 No Adoration and Benediction
Easter Mass Vigil 10:00 Easter food blessing, no mass
  20:00 Kenneth Martindale
Sun.17th April

Easter Sunday

08:00 Anne Bailey – BD
09:30 Kathleen Brown – Wellbeing
11:00 Radolfo Juliano – RIP
18:30 People of the Parish
Mon. 18th April

 

08:00 Philip Quinton – BD
10:00 Fabiano & Bice Merola Wellbeing & Healing
Tue. 19th April

 

08:00 Monica – BD
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 20th April

 

08:00
10:00 Joao D’Silva – RIP
Thu. 21st April

 

08:00
10:00 Olive Taylor – RIP
Fri. 22nd April

 

08:00  
12:00
Sat. 23rd April

 

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
  10:00

 

Collection for Holy Places: 15th April

Second Collection Maintenance of the Cathedral: 24th April

————————————————————————————-DIVINE MERCY Weekend Events

Divine Mercy Sunday is 24th April. The Divine Mercy Apostolate, will be leading a Pilgrimage -Preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday on Saturday 23rd April from 11am until 4pm at The Friars, Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX. All are invited to attend this day of Preparation.

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Easter Offering Envelopes are on the table in the porch.

The Easter Envelopes are used for the collection at Masses on Easter Sunday, which is the traditional ‘Thank You’ collection by parishioners to the priests of the parish for their work and service. Priests here receive no salary whatsoever for their work and depend on the generosity of parishioners for their personal income. Thank you for your generosity.

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 Confirmation this year will be on the 25th of May at 7:30pm. Please keep our children in your prayers.

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 Southwark Life in the Spirit Seminars 2022

The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis and the Southwark Archdiocese Catholic Charismatic Team are delighted to offer once more a wonderful opportunity for personal and diocesan renewal. Through the Life in the Spirit Seminars you will be invited to grow in your love of the Lord, welcome the Spirit into your life afresh and pray for the renewal of our Diocese.

Each Tuesday Online evening seminar will feature a talk from a gifted speaker and small group sharing and one IN-PERSON retreat at Aylesford. The course is free. To register go to:

http://bit.ly/LISS2022

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Change in our bank account’s name: ‘RCAS Carshalton’ Please note that from now, your cheques should be made out to ‘RCAS Carshalton’. If you wish to make a direct bank transfer the details required now will be:

Account Name: RCAS Carshalton

Nat West: Account number: 11064943 – Sort code 60 22 20 Thank you.

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 Retreat at the Sion Community, Brentwood – Beloved retreat for women, 22-24th April.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

This a beautiful retreat, exploring our identity as the Father’s beloved. Why not come along with a family member or friend for a very special weekend? More info and bookings can be found here: https://sioncommunity.org.uk/adults/

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 Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Oberammergau 27 May- 3 June 22: Please check the board more information.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – Mar. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Singing is allowed and those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Mass for Anniversary of the 1982 visit of Pope St John Paul II – St George’s Cathedral with anointing of the sick 28 may 2022 12.30 pm. The Cathedral will be hosting an exhibition in the period 16 – 30 May about the visit of St John Paul II to St George’s. Those who have photographs or other items relating to the visit which they might wish to loan are asked to write to admin@stgeorges.org.uk with details.

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 Next Marriage preparation Course organised by Engaged Encounter will be held at: St Aloysius. 20 Pheonix Road, London, NW11 1TA. The course is a non-residential course starting on Saturday 2 July from (9.00 – 6.30) and Sunday (9.00 – 4.00). For further information please go to Book a weekend – Engaged Encounter England and Wales (engaged-encounter.org.uk) and click on the link for the Euston experience.

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       Frs Henry, Luke, Philip wish you  and your family a very

Happy Easter.

April 10th 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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5th Sunday of Lent- Year C

PALM Sunday of The Passion of The LORD

Sat. Vigil: 9th April

 

18:30 People of the Parish
Sun.10th April

Palm Sunday

Solemn Procession

08:00
09:30
11:00 Marjorie Alexander-Feveck – RIP
18:30 Annie Donna V. – Wellbeing
Mon. 11th April

 

08:00
10:00
Tue. 12th April

 

08:00 Baby Charlie Smith – Wellbeing
10:00 No mass due to a funeral
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 13th April

 

08:00
10:00 Bridget McDonagh – Wellbeing
Thu. 14th April

MAUNDY THURSDAY

08:00 Mass
10:00 No Mass
  20:00 Mass
Fri. 15th April

GOOD FRIDAY

08:00 No mass
15:00 Good Friday service
Sat. 16th April

Holy Saturday

08:00 No mass
09:00 No Adoration and Benediction
Easter Mass Vigil 10:00 Easter food blessing, no mass
20:00 People of The Parish

HOLY WEEK – No Gloria or Alleluia during lent.

 Collection for Holy Places: 15th April

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No Confirmation preparation session on Tuesday the 12th and 19th April. Session will resume on the 26th of April at 7:30pm.

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 The film for Holy Week: Wednesday 13 April at 7.30 pm.

You are invited to see the film: Of Gods and Men in the Ruskin Hall. Admission is free but by ticket only via Ticket Source, Or by phoning the Box office: 07306 068670 (stating which film is to be booked: “Of Gods and Men”).

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The Easter Food Blessing : Holy Saturday (16th April) at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome to bring their food from 10am.

Święconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah)- the Easter Food Blessing is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sample of Easter foods (eggs, bread, ham, a figurine of lamb made of sugar or bread, salt and pepper) are brought to the church to be blessed on Holy Saturday. The baskets are traditionally lined with a white linen or lace napkin and decorated with ribbons and spring flowers.

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 Change in our bank account’s name: ‘RCAS Carshalton’ Please note that from now, your cheques should be made out to ‘RCAS Carshalton’. If you wish to make a direct bank transfer the details required now will be:

Account Name: RCAS Carshalton

Nat West: Account number: 11064943 – Sort code 60 22 20 Thank you.

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Retreat at the Sion Community, Brentwood – Beloved retreat for women, 22-24th April.

This a beautiful retreat, exploring our identity as the Father’s beloved. Why not come along with a family member or friend for a very special weekend? More info and bookings can be found here: https://sioncommunity.org.uk/adults/

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 DIVINE MERCY Weekend Events

Divine Mercy Sunday is 24th April. The Divine Mercy Apostolate, will be leading a Pilgrimage -Preparation for Divine Mercy Sunday on Saturday 23rd April from 11am until 4pm at The Friars, Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX. All are invited to attend this day of Preparation.

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 Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Oberammergau 27 May- 3 June 22: Please check the board more information.

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DETAILS OF OUR HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES By the newsletters you will find a coloured sheet giving details of our Masses, Services and Confessions during Holy Week. Please take one home and also take one for someone who you know may be interested.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – Mar. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Singing is allowed and those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Easter Offering Envelopes are on the table in the porch.

The Easter Envelopes are used for the collection at Masses on Easter Sunday, which is the traditional ‘Thank You’ collection by parishioners to the priests of the parish for their work and service. Priests here receive no salary whatsoever for their work and depend on the generosity of parishioners for their personal income. Thank you for your generosity.

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 Good Friday Walk of Witness: Carshalton Christians walk together. Meeting at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 15th April at the entrance to Carshalton Park, in Park Rd. Walking through the park to Carshalton High Street and through to the Grove.

We gather for a prayer service outside The Grove house.

For more information on all these contact Alex Faircloth on faircloth@hotmail.co.uk or call 0208 770 3662.

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 Parking: Please remember to park your car at the back of the church and to not block the entrance of the gate. Many thanks.

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QUOTES for Lent: Pope Francis

When we sow seeds of goodness and kindness, “no matter how small,” in our own lives, we radiate light and carry “the fragrance of Christ to the world.”

April 3rd 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below and on the Home page for details  regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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5th Sunday of Lent- Year C

Sat. Vigil: 2nd April

ST. FRANCIS OF PAOLA

18:30 People of The Parish
Sun. 3rd April

ST. JOHN

08:00
09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Intentions
11:00 SPUC – Intentions
18:30 Dermot Mc- Wellbeing
Mon. 4th April

ST. BENEDICT THE MOOR

08:00
10:00 Bridget McDonagh- Wellbeing
Tue. 5th April

ST. IRENE

08:00
10:00 Rose McDonagh – RIP
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 6th April

ST. PETER OF VERONA

08:00
10:00 Anna Mackie – RIP
Thu. 7th April

ST. HENRY

08:00 Cherryl Howlett – BD
10:00 Bill O’Mahoney – RIP
Fri. 8th April

SAINT JULIE

08:00
12:00
Sat. 9th April

Beginning Holy Week

08:00
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
10:00

No Gloria or Alleluia during lent.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday

 Second Collection for Cafod Lent and Harvest this weekend. 

 Second Collection for Holy Places: 15th April

————————————————————————————-Accompanist required for 6.30 Vigil Mass on Saturdays. Also, male and female singers to lead the Congregation in the music of the Mass. Contact: morri46pmms@gmail.com for further details.

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You are invited to see the film: Of Gods and Men in the Ruskin Hall, Carshalton Methodist Church Ruskin Rd. Free booking and more information on the board.

————————————————————————————-Mr/Mrs Laoibhse Ni Tuama please collect a letter from the parish Office.

————————————————————————————-The Easter Food Blessing will take place on Holy Saturday (16th April) at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome to bring their food from 10am.

Święconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah)- the Easter Food Blessing is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sample of Easter foods (eggs, bread, ham, a figurine of lamb made of sugar or bread, salt and pepper) are brought to the church to be blessed on Holy Saturday. The baskets are traditionally lined with a white linen or lace napkin and decorated with ribbons and spring flowers.

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Many thanks to all the Missio donors. Please return your Missio envelope to the Church by the end of March. It can be left in the Sacristy or dropped through the letter box at the Priest’s house. On line donations are also an option via the Missio website.

Contact Alex Faircloth on 0208 770 3662 for a home collection.

————————————————————————————-Change in our bank account’s name: ‘RCAS Carshalton’

Please note that from now, your cheques should be made out to ‘RCAS Carshalton’. If you wish to make a direct bank transfer the details required now will be:

Account Name: RCAS Carshalton

Nat West: Account number: 11064943 – Sort code 60 22 20

Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Ukraine Appeal- Holy Cross : 65 packed boxes sent.

With deepest thanks to Steve Frieze Removals, Fullers Removals, Father Henry and all the people who helped during the appeal. We are grateful. Pictures on the board.

————————————————————————————-The Universe Catholic Weekly is thrilled to announce that we have launched our new online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650

email: Michelle.jones@universecatholicweekly.co.uk

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Please check the board more information.

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – Mar. 22 UPDATE

-GEL YOUR HANDS / – WEAR A MASK

Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Singing is allowed and those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Easter Offering Envelopes are on the table in the porch. Thank you for your generosity.

————————————————————————————-Good Friday Walk of Witness: Carshalton Christians walk together. Meeting at 11.30 a.m. on Friday 15th April at the entrance to Carshalton Park, in Park Rd. Walking through the park to Carshalton High Street and through to the Grove.

We gather for a prayer service outside The Grove house.

For more information on all these contact Alex Faircloth on faircloth@hotmail.co.uk or call 0208 770 3662.

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Parking: Please remember to park your car at the back of the church and to not block the entrance of the gate. Many thanks.

————————————————————————————-QUOTES for Lent: Pope Francis

Bitter disappointment at shattered dreams, deep concern for the challenges ahead and discouragement at the poverty of our resources, can make us tempted to seek refuge in self-centredness and indifference to the suffering of others.

Let us not grow tired of praying. Jesus taught us to “pray always without becoming weary” (Lk 18:1). We need to pray because we need God. Thinking that we need nothing other than ourselves is a dangerous illusion.

Hope “is given to us as inspiration and interior light” through “recollection and silent prayer.”