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July 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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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY

Sat. 2nd July

The Blessed Virgin Mary

18:30 Anne Laurie – RIP
Sun. 3rd July

St Thomas

08:00
09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Intentions
11:00
18:30 McDonagh Family Intentions and Thanksgiving to St Joseph
Mon. 4th July

St Elizabeth Of Portugal

08:00
10:00
Tue. 5th July

St Anthony Zaccaria

08:00 Antony Ben – RIP
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 6th July

St Maria Goretti

08:00  
10:00  
Thu. 7th July

St Maelruain

08:00 Colomb Charles Noyon – RIP
10:00
Fri. 8th July

St Killian

08:00  
12:00 Paulina Galvis – RIP
Sat. 9th July

Ss Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

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

Second collection next weekend for Sea Sunday (Stella Maris). It is a day people come together to pray for seafarers and fishers and thank them for the vital role they play in all of our lives.

Funeral Mass:  Anne L. on Friday 08th July at 10 am.

————————————————————————————-Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. Full explanation on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————-We welcome feedback regarding the size of the newsletter.

If you would like an item to be included in the newsletter, you need to supply the notice to the Parish Office by Wednesday Midday. Items are included or may be edited at the discretion of the Parish Priest. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Holy Communion for those who are housebound.

Holy Communion at Home can be offered to any Catholic who cannot attend Church because of their own infirmity, or because they cannot leave the house due to caring for others. If you or someone you know, would like Holy Communion at home, or simply to be visited, please get in touch with one of the priests.


————————————————————————————-Synod 2023.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matt 11:15). Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023. Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the Diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfil this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. Summaries of responses from the listening phase can be found on the website.

https://holycrosscarshalton.co.uk/synod-2023/

https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/media/n0vfb2my/southwarksynthesis_final.pdf

You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 2022, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-Tea & Coffee after Mass

You are all invited to have Tea & Coffee every Sunday after the 09.30 am Mass and every Thursday after the 10 am Mass in the Hall.

————————————————————————————-A Thank you note from Little Sisters of the Poor.

We would like to thank you all for your generous donation, we are most grateful to you for your kindness. Be assured that all your intentions will be remembered in our daily prayers. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Missio Red Box collections

Please pick up your new envelope from the Church Porch and empty your box. Return the envelope to the Sacristy or post to the Church letterbox by the weekend of 16th/17th July. As ever your support is appreciated and so much needed.

Thank you kindly – Alex F.

————————————————————————————-Encountering the Relics of St Bernadette

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them. Details on how to register and other venues: https://stbernadette.org.uk/the-tour/

Westminster Cathedral:

Arrive -11:00: 03/09/2022   Depart – 09:30: 05/09/2022

————————————————————————————-The Universe Catholic Weekly: Digital 4 weeks FREE trial

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – July. 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.

 

————————————————————————————-Vincentian Volunteers are Christian young people aged 18-35, from all over the world, who commit a year of their lives to the service of vulnerable people. During their year with us, they live in a community of three or four people and engage in voluntary work in partnership with other, well known charity organisations in order to help the impoverished, the homeless, the disabled, refugees and those suffering with addictions within the local community. We are still recruiting for 2022/23 (September 2022 to July 2023) for more details visit: https://www.vincentianvolunteers.org.uk/

 

June 26th 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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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY

Sat. 25th June

Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary

18:30 Alex Faircloth – BD
Sun. 26th June

 

08:00 Brian Flannery
09:30
11:00 Gillian Lyons Wellbeing
18:30 People of the Parish
Mon. 27th June

St Cyril of Alexandria

08:00
10:00
Tue. 28th June

St. Irenaeus

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 29th June

Ss Peter and Paul Apostles

08:00
10:00
19:30
Thu. 30th June

First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church

08:00
10:00
Fri. 1st July

St Oliver Plunket

08:00  
12:00 John Howard – RIP
Sat. 2nd July

The Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Second Collection on the 29th of June and weekend masses: Peter’s Pence for the needs of poor dioceses, religious institutes and faithful in grave difficulties.

Wednesday 29th of June is a Holyday of Obligation. St Mary’s school children will join us at 10 am mass.

————————————————————————————-Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. Full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!


————————————————————————————-BIBLE Study:  Monday 27th June 7.30pm

DVD and discussion: read Romans: 4-5

Come and join us for another session on the teaching of St Paul: “Entering into the Paschal Ministry.” While Christ’s death atones for sin; the goal of salvation is for us to share in the divine life.

All welcome for one or all of the sessions. Light refreshments available. Carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

————————————————————————————-Synod 2023.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matt 11:15). Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023. Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the Diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfil this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. Summaries of responses from the listening phase can be found on the website.

https://holycrosscarshalton.co.uk/synod-2023/

https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/media/n0vfb2my/southwarksynthesis_final.pdf

You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 2022, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-Father Desiderius Pule Olima

A warm welcome to Fr Desiderius Pule Olima who will be arriving on Thursday the 30th June.  Father will be staying with us until the 30th September as he takes a mini Sabbatical here at Holy Cross. As always do make him welcome.

————————————————————————————-Encountering the Relics of St Bernadette

In September and October this year, the relics of St Bernadette will journey on pilgrimage to England, Scotland, and Wales for the very first time. This very special once in a lifetime event will provide an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the special gifts and charisms of Lourdes, in a church or cathedral near them. Details on how to register and other venues: https://stbernadette.org.uk/the-tour/

Westminster Cathedral:

Arrive -11:00: 03/09/2022   Depart – 09:30: 05/09/2022

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – June. 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.

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Open Evening St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls on the 28th June from 3:30 pm to 7:30pm for prospective new parents and students of Year 6 going into year 7 entrants.

————————————————————————————-CELEBRATING FAMILY (WMF)- June 22-26

Wednesday (the 22nd) sees the start of the World Meeting of Families with events celebrating the family taking place globally. Pope Francis will celebrate a special family Mass in Rome (which you can watch online) and issue a papal message on the importance of the family to the world. Do make use of the WMoF prayer card being distributed at Mass this weekend. Visit the website World Meeting of Families June 22-26: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk) for more information.

————————————————————————————-The Universe Catholic Weekly: Digital 4 weeks FREE trial

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————————————————————————————-SS  Peter  and Paul Parish is inviting you to their Annual  Outdoor Mass to celebrate  the  feast  of  our  Patrons  this Sunday  26th June  at  3.30pm  on Mitcham Cricket  Green.

June 19th 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.

————————————————————————————CORPUS CHRISTI

Sat. 18th June

 

18:30 Max Galvis – RIP
Sun. 19th June

 

08:00 People of the Parish
09:30 Charles Eileen Berry – RIP
11:00
18:30
Mon. 20th June

The Irish Martyrs

08:00 Louise Leonie Leo – RIP
10:00
Tue. 21st June

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 22nd June

Ss John Fisher and       Thomas More

08:00
10:00
Thu. 23rd June

Nativity Of St John The Baptist

08:00
10:00
19:30
Fri. 24th June

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

08:00  
12:00
Sat. 25th June

Immaculate Heart of The Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Collection this week for CaTEW: The Catholic Trust for England and Wales.

———————————————————————————–Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!

We welcome feedbacks regarding the size of the newsletter.

————————————————————————————-First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all the children who will receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion this weekend. A special thank you to Nadine Mitchell and Clare Goggin our catechist.

————————————————————————————-BIBLE STUDY:  Monday 27th June 7.30pm

DVD and discussion: read Romans: 4-5

Light refreshments available.

Come and join us for another session on the teaching of St Paul: “Entering into the Paschal Ministry.” While Christ’s death atones for sin; the goal of salvation is for us to share in the divine life.

All welcome for one or all of the sessions.

Carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

 ———————————————————————————Synod 2023.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matt 11:15). Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023. Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the Diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfill this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. Summaries of responses from the listening phase can be found on the website.

https://holycrosscarshalton.co.uk/synod-2023/

https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/media/n0vfb2my/southwarksynthesis_final.pdf

You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 2022, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage

The Southwark Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place between 19th and 26th August. We are sad that, like most Lourdes pilgrimages this year, we have not been able to include pilgrims who need medical support. At the same time, we are delighted to be returning to Lourdes after two years of absence. Details are available at:

www.tangney-tours.com/pilgrimages/lourdes/catholic-association.

Southwark contacts::

Canon Ed Perera (edwardperera@rcaos.org.uk) and

Bishop Paul Hendricks (paulhendricks@rcaos.org.uk).

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – June. 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.

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Postponed :  Day for Catechists will instead now take place on Saturday 12 November 2022

————————————————————————————-CELEBRATING FAMILY (WMF)- June 22-26

Wednesday (the 22nd) sees the start of the World Meeting of Families with events celebrating the family taking place globally. Pope Francis will celebrate a special family Mass in Rome (which you can watch online) and issue a papal message on the importance of the family to the world. Do make use of the WMoF prayer card being distributed at Mass this weekend. Visit the website World Meeting of Families June 22-26: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk) for more information.

 ———————————————————————————PRAYER FOR FATHERS –  Happy Father’s Day

God our Father, through the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, we give you thanks and praise for all fathers in the world.

We pray for them so that they may find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice. We pray for those whose children are lost or are suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow. We pray for men, especially the priests and monks, who exercise their paternity in a spiritual way and guide others with fatherly concern and advice. Amen.

June 12th 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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THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

SAT. 11TH JUNE ST BARNABAS 18:30 FITZROY HENRY – RIP CYLMA HENRY – RIP

SUN. 12TH JUNE

MOST HOLY TRINITY 08:00

09:30 Michael F McGuire – RIP

11:00 Baby Thomas Joseph Weston – RIP

18:30

Mon.13th June

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA 08:00

10:00

Tue. 14th June

ST DAVNET 08:00

10:00

18:00 Adoration

Wed. 15th June

08:00

10:00

Thu. 16th June

ST RICHARD OF CHICHESTER 08:00

10:00

Fri. 17th June

08:00

12:00

SAT. 18th June

08:00

09:00 Adoration and Benediction

10:00

Second collection next week: CaTEW

Next Sunday there will be a second collection for the Catholic Trust for England and Wales, which supports the legal, financial and charitable activities of the Bishop’s Conference, its departments, agencies and offices.

===================================================Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————-Parking restriction on Sunday 19th June 2022

Due to the London to Brighton Bike Ride, Carshalton- Pound Street will be closed between High Street and Carshalton Road via North Street between 06:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Please do not use the car park during that time. Other roads remain open to all traffic.

————————————————————————————-First Holy Communion

The sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 18th of June and Sunday 19th of June. Please keep our children in your prayers.

Please note that we will have a restricted parking on that Sunday.

————————————————————————————-Diocesan Day for Catechists 2022

This year’s special event will take place on Saturday 25 June 2022 from 10.30 am until celebration of Mass with Archbishop John starting at 4pm.

Place: Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 6HR.

This Day is for all the Catechists of the Diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process and is our first since 2019.

All parish catechists should try to attend this day if they possibly can.

The programme is as follows:

10:30 am Arrivals, registrations and tea/coffee

11:00 am Welcome and practical notices

11:05 am Keynote Address: The contribution of catechesis to the

mission of the Church. Fr Marcus Holden

12 noon Session 1 (‘Some Definite Service’ workshop)

1:00 pm Lunch and Bookstall

1:45 pm Session 2 choice of Workshop

2:45 pm Session 3- choice of Workshop

4:00 pm Commissioning Mass to be celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson,

followed by graduation ceremony for students.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please contact the parish office to register and for more information regarding the workshops please visit: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/latest/day-for-catechists-2022

Deadline for application: Thursday 16th of June.

————————————————————————————-Synod 2023.

‘Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!  ‘(Matt 11:15)

Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023. Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the Diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfil this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. Summaries of responses from the listening phase can be found on the website.

https://holycrosscarshalton.co.uk/synod-2023

To view Southwark Diocese Synod website go to:

https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/media/n0vfb2my/southwarksynthesis_final.pdf

You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 2022, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-The Archbishop’s Certificate

The Archbishop’s Certificate (ArchCert) is a 2-year online course for all in the Diocese who proclaim their faith to others: as evangelisers, catechists or adult formators.

It is a course for all wishing to know their Catholic faith more deeply no matter their stage in life. For further course details: https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/archcert

————————————————————————————-Last Chance: WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS

Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John Wilson invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday July 9 at St George’s Cathedral. Book now and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. Children (and grandchildren) are welcome to accompany you to the Mass. But you need to act immediately. Email: mflsw@rcaos.org.uk

————————————————————————————-Archdiocese of Southwark 2022 Spring Assembly

by the Justice and Peace Commission on Saturday 25th June 2022 at St Paul Catholic Church, 103 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RU. Preceded by Mass at 10.00am at St Edmunds Chapel, Priory Road, Dover CT16 1BB. Registration 10.40am. Programme 11am to 4pm. Entitled: Caught in the Act: How do we open a sea of hospitality in a distorted world for people fleeing countries of war, climate and economic disaster, when the Nationality and Borders Act and removal to Rwanda threaten their very being? Plus navigating the challenges to find opportunities in offering safe sanctuary to the people from Ukraine. Keynote speakers from major organisations. Everyone welcome. Entrance is free. Lunch is provided. Donations suggested. Email: jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk or just turn up on the day. Finishing with a prayer service at the sea front and ice-creams on the beach.

————————————————————————————-The World Meeting of Families (WMF)- June 22-26

“The family, which is founded and given life by love, is a community of persons.”

(Familiaris Consortio 18) Saint Pope John Paul II.

This summer we are all invited to spiritually gather as a World Family in Christ to celebrate the joy, love, and glory that is the vocation of family life through The World Meeting of Families (WMF), Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022.

More information can be found on the Southwark diocesan website.

————————————————————————————-Catholic History Walks: Sunday, June 26th The Martyrs Walk

Meet at 2.30 pm churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields London WC2H 8LG (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road). We will walk to Tyburn Convent for Benediction and Tea, arriving approx. 4 pm. Come and celebrate…. www.catholichistorywalks.com

————————————————————————————-Garden Party

The Passage would like to invite you and your parishioners to attend a Secret Garden Party on Thursday 7th July, 6pm-9pm, at College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Tickets start at £55 per person and include a barbecue, alcoholic and soft drinks, live entertainment and a raffle & auction.

Tickets can be purchased here on our website:

https://passage.org.uk/get-involved/events/garden-party/

All ticket purchases help us to continue our vital work supporting London’s most vulnerable people.

————————————————————————————-COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – June 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 the Church door

June 5th 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.

————————————————————————————Pentecost Sunday

Sat. 4th June

ST Charles   Lwanga

18:30 Rodolfo A Iuliano – RIP
Sun. 5th June 08:00
09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Intentions
11:00 For people taking GCSE & A-level exams
18:30 People of The Parish
Mon.6th June

Mary-Mother of the Church

08:00
10:00
Tue. 7th June

St Colman

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 08th June

St Medard

08:00
10:00
Thu. 09th June

St Columba

08:00 Phyllis Say – FM
10:00
Fri. 10th June

St Ephrem

08:00  
12:00 John Kenneth Taylor – RIP
SAT. 11th June

St Barnabas

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

 

Today is a Day of special Prayer for the Church.

Next weekend second collection : Day for Life.

————————————————————————————-Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————-Parish Leads and Deanery Mentor

I am pleased to announce that the following people are now undertaking a period of discernment and training with a view to becoming parish leads.  Please pray for them as they prepare for these roles.

Natacha Crosdale – Parish Lead for Evangelisation

Cherryl Howlett – Parish Lead for Adult Formation

Michael Reed – Parish Lead for Catechesis

Kathy Ball was commissioned as Deanery Mentor for Evangelisation last November.

————————————————————————————-Synod 2023 – Sunday July 10, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matt 11:15) Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023.

Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfil this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-‘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.

————————————————————————————-Garden Party

The Passage would like to invite you and your parishioners to attend a Secret Garden Party on Thursday 7th July, 6pm-9pm, at College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Tickets start at £55 per person and include a barbecue, alcoholic and soft drinks, live entertainment and a raffle & auction.

Tickets can be purchased here on our website:

Garden Party

All ticket purchases help us to continue our vital work supporting London’s most vulnerable people.

————————————————————————————-Last Chance: WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS

Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John Wilson invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday July 9 at St George’s Cathedral. Book now and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. Children (and grandchildren) are welcome to accompany you to the Mass. But you need to act immediately: the deadline is Monday the 6th of June.

Email: mflsw@rcaos.org.uk

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COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – June 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.

————————————————————————————-Archdiocese of Southwark 2022 Spring Assembly by the Justice and Peace Commission on Saturday 25th June 2022 at St Paul Catholic Church, 103 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RU.  Preceded by Mass at 10.00am at St Edmunds Chapel, Priory Road, Dover CT16 1BB. Registration 10.40am.  Programme 11am to 4pm.  Entitled: Caught in the Act: How do we open a sea of hospitality in a distorted world for people fleeing countries of war, climate and economic disaster, when the Nationality and Borders Act and removal to Rwanda threaten their very being?  Plus navigating the challenges to find opportunities in offering safe sanctuary to the people from Ukraine.  Keynote speakers from major organisations. Everyone welcome.  Entrance is free. Lunch is provided. Donations suggested. Email: jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk or just turn up on the day.  Finishing with a prayer service at the sea front and ice-creams on the beach.

———————————————————————————The World Meeting of Families (WMF)- June 22-26

“The family, which is founded and given life by love, is a community of persons.”

(Familiaris Consortio 18) Saint Pope John Paul II.

This summer we are all invited to spiritually gather as a World Family in Christ to celebrate the joy, love, and glory that is the vocation of family life through The World Meeting of Families (WMF), Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022.

More information can be found on the Southwark diocesan website.

————————————————————————————-Prayer for the Queen

Following the Prayer after Communion

  1. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen. R. And hear us on the day we call upon you.
  1. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come before you.
  1. The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.
  1. And with your spirit.

Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen, who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace, she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil and, being blessed with your favour may, with the royal family, come at last into your presence, through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

————————————————————————————-Catholic History Walks: Sunday, June 26th The Martyrs Walk

Meet at 2.30 pm churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields London WC2H 8LG (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road). We will walk to Tyburn Convent for Benediction and Tea, arriving approx. 4 pm. Come and celebrate…. www.catholichistorywalks.com

————————————————————————————-Pact Road Show – Saturday 11th June 10.00 – 4pm

Amigo Hall St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1

‘I Was In Prison…’

We extend a warm welcome to all including those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system.

A simple lunch will be provided.

* Please register on: https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/news-events/events/

Pact’s JustPeople Southwark Roadshow – ‘I was in Prison…’

Contact Theresa for more information: parish.action@prisonadvice.org.uk

May 29th 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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7th Sunday of Easter

 Sat. 28th May

ST. GERMAIN

18:30 Mary Teresa Rodrigues-RIP
Sun. 29th May

 

08:00 Joseph Poole – RIP
09:30 Lidia Alfonso – RIP
11:00
18:30 Yann Guiho – Thanksgiving
Mon. 30th May

ST. JOAN OF ARC

08:00
10:00
Tue.31st May

Visitation Of the Blessed Virgin Mary

08:00 People Of the Parish
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 01st June

ST. JUSTIN

08:00
10:00
Thu. 2nd June

STS. MARCELLINUS,  And PETER

08:00
10:00
Fri. 3rd June

STS. CHARLES LWANGA AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS OF UGANDA

08:00 Kathleen Rowe – FM
12:00
Sat. 4th June

ST. FRANCIS CARACCIOLO

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

Next Sunday is Pentecost day; it is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass will be at the usual time.

This weekend collection: World Communications.

————————————————————————————-Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————-Missing: One church window Pole last seen at Easter. We need to be able to open the windows during warm weather.

Please keep your eyes open.


————————————————————————————-‘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.

————————————————————————————-The Southwark Brethren

The Charity of the Southwark Brethren started in 1921 and has always focused on helping the sick priests and those who are in need. Although Priests’ standard of living has increased over the years, what is greatly noticed is the cost of care whether a priest chose to have care at home or decide to go into residential care or nursing care, the costs of care are extremely high and so support in this way is necessary if a priest cannot support themselves. Please send donations to either Fr Paul Hough or Fredericka Pizzoferro (Trustee) at 3 Birch Way Warlingham CR6 9DA, for further enquiries please call 07939654522. We thank you for your continuous generosity in the past and ask for your help again this year.


————————————————————————————-Catholic History Walks: Sunday, June 26th The Martyrs Walk

Meet at 2.30 pm churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields London WC2H 8LG (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road). We will walk to Tyburn Convent for Benediction and Tea, arriving approx. 4 pm. Come and celebrate…. www.catholichistorywalks.com

————————————————————————————-Help for Accommodation

“I am Josefina, a 24-year-old, practicing catholic and fashion designer. I am looking for a quiet place where I could rent a single or double room to live, paying a monthly rent. I’m also looking for easy going and respectful people. Please, feel free to contact me if you have any room available for rent or if you know someone that could help me with my accommodation search. Please, contact me by email: coteteranfrias@gmail.com or phone: 07308776075. Thanks.

————————————————————————————-Queen ‘s Platinum Jubilee

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has asked that, at all Sunday Masses on 4–5 June 2022, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

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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 22nd 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.

————————————————————————————-6th Sunday of Easter

Sat. 21st May

ST. Christopher of Magallanes

18:30 Rodolfo Iuliano
Sun. 22nd May

ST. RITA OF CASCIA

08:00 People of the Parish
09:30
11:00 Barbara Wei – RIP
18:30 Ann McDonagh
Mon. 23rd May

 

08:00
10:00
Tue.24th May

ST. VINCENT DI LÉRINS

08:00
10:00
  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 25th May

St BEDE

08:00
10:00
19:30 Confirmation Mass
Thu. 26th May

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

08:00 Pat Walmsley – BD
10:00 Adrian Mann -BD
19:30 Lidia Alfonso – RIP
Fri. 27th May

ST. AUGUSTINE

08:00  
12:00
Sat. 28th May

ST. GERMAIN

08:00 Peace and Thanksgiving for the family D’Mello
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
10:00

Feast of The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ: Thursday 26th of May is a Holyday of Obligation. Mass will be at the usual time.

Second Collection next weekend: World Communications.

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

Bishop Paul Hendricks will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation this Wednesday. The candidates need to be here by 7:00pm and wear a face mask.

Please pray for our children.

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

– Help to clean the church on Thursdays.

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

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

————————————————————————————-Thank you from Father Henry

Father Henry is back from the hospital and is recovering. He would like to extend to all the parishioners, his warmest thank you for all your prayers and concern, especially on his birthday. GOD bless you and all your family.

————————————————————————————-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

 ———————————————————————————Southwark Vocations

Have you ever considered you may be called to the priesthood or the religious life? Southwark Vocations will be hosting a 60-minutes webinar on Tuesday 24th May at 7pm entitled ‘Here I am, send me’ where different presenters will speak about discovering God’s plan for each one of us. Please join us by registering for the event in advance by following the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84384912807?pwd=UWJzSzVsY2VTaGI3c09Fa0tNbVVWZz09

————————————————————————————-Mass For Anniversary of the visit of Pope St John Paul II To 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. For more information, email: admin@stgeorges.org.uk

 ———————————————————————————Fix the Food System – CAFOD Summer Campaign

CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See: www.cafod.org.uk/food for more information, including an invitation for parish groups to learn about the impact of our food with our Fix the Food System: a 7-station journey resource.

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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.

 ———————————————————————————Drop-In morning for Ukranian guests.

Drop-In on Thursday mornings at St Elphege’s Church Hall 10.30 – 12. The aim is to provide a welcome space for Ukranian guests to meet each other for a chat and tea/coffee. Parishioners have offered to help give a welcome and we have 3 parishioners able to translate for us.

————————————————————————————-Save The Date: 25th Of June 2022: Day for Catechists

Back after two years, this wonderful opportunity for training, sharing and fellowship is back. Keynote talk, workshops, stalls and Mass with Archbishop John Wilson. Bookings through your parish or contact the Agency.

————————————————————————————-Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact): Online Just People workshop. Free to attend, it offers an opportunity for prayer and reflection upon Scripture, Church Teaching and Catholic Social Teaching through the lens of people affected by imprisonment. All are welcome. To book – https://rb.gy/pkwqji

Tuesday 26th May, 9am – 2.30pm, Online via Zoom

To find out more about this event or other Just People workshops, call Marie on 07581 194907 or email marie.norbury@prisonadvice.org.uk

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.