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January 23rd 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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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3rd Sunday in OT- Yr C

Sat Vigil

22nd Jan.

18:30 Eileen Pigott- RIP
Sun

23rd Jan.

08:00
09:30 People of the Parish
11:00 Hardon Lorgat – RIP
18:30 John Connolly – RIP
Mon.

24th Jan.

08:00
10:00 The Juaree Family Intentions
Tue.

25th Jan.

08:00
10:00 Thomas Traynak
  18:00 No Adoration
Wed.

26th Jan.

08:00 Jean Arnott
10:00 No Mass or Service
Thu.

27th Jan.

08:00 John Edward Hawken – FM
10:00 Raymond Gibson & Grandson – RIP
Fri.

28th Jan.

08:00
12:00 Pauline Galvis – RIP
Sat.

29th Jan.

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
  10:00 Fr. Paul Sanders-RIP

Christian Unity Week: 18th Jan. – 25th Jan.

Note: There is No Adoration on Tue. 25th Jan. and

Funeral Mass Weds. 26th Jan. at 10:00am

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 Fr. Paul Sanders’ First Anniversary: on Sat. 29th Jan.   At 10:00 am: Mass at Holy Cross

At 11:30 am: a short service at the graveside at St. Margaret church, Carshalton Beeches. All are welcome.

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HOLY CROSS NEWSLETTER: Please take a copy of the newsletter home to remind you of the Mass times and parish/diocesan events during the coming week. Please take a copy to anyone you know who is sick or housebound. Items for the newsletter can be left at the presbytery letterbox or emailed to carshalton@rcaos.org.uk by Thursday midday. The weekend newsletter is published on Friday mornings.

 BIBLE STUDY: The next session will be on 25th January and will start at 7.30pm. Session Four: Egypt and Exodus. Please read in preparation: Exodus 3, 7-10, 11-14, 32 Numbers 13-14, 25

 GIFT AID: If you are a UK taxpayer, the parish can claim back from the Inland Revenue 25p of every £1 you give, at no cost or inconvenience to you. Setting up a Gift Aid arrangement helps your parish to increase its income, which is much needed for the upkeep of the church and for the many pastoral activities in the parish.

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MASS INTENTIONS

 What does it mean to have a Mass offered for someone? The Mass is considered as the greatest possible prayer of intercession because it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of his death and resurrection. It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass. You may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday, on a wedding anniversary, during a time of illness etc.), in thanksgiving or for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. The grace of that Mass is applied to the specific intention. The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church.  St. Ambrose (d. 397) said; “We have loved them during life; let us not abandon them in death, until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”

 At Holy Cross: In order to streamline the bookings of Masses, those who would like to offer Mass Intentions are encouraged to use the Mass Envelopes in the porch and hand them either in the Sacristy or through the Presbytery Letterbox. They will then be on the Parish Newsletter.

TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19,

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!

 

-GEL YOUR HANDS

-WEAR A MASK

-KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE

 COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – December 2021 UPDATE

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Holy Communion is only to be received in the hand and singing by the Congregation is not permitted. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Just People Workshop, an exciting new initiative recently launched by Pact, the national Catholic charity supporting people affected by imprisonment. The online (Zoom) workshops: Sat. 29th Jan. and Sat. 5th Feb. from 10am – 1pm.  Participants will need to attend both workshops as the second is a continuation of the first. The in-person day on 12th Mar., which this time will be at Amigo Hall, St. George’s Cathedral, is 6 hours long. https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/Event/justpeople-29-1-21

Vacancies: There are vacancies for a Parish Secretary at Mortlake, a Youth Minister for the Bromley Deanery, an Office Administrator for Safeguarding and a Caretaker for the Cathedral site. More details can be found on the Diocesan Website: Work with Southwark: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk)

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Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

January 16th 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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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2nd Sunday in OT- Yr C

Sat

15th Jan.

18:30 People of the Parish
Sun

16th Jan.

08:00  
09:30 Margaret Delney – Healing & Wellbeing
11:00 Mary Hayward – RIP
18:30 Gavin Taylor – RIP
Mon.

17th Jan.

08:00  
10:00  
Tue.

18th Jan.

08:00 Christian Unity
10:00 Robert and Heather Willis- FM
  18:00 Adoration
Wed.

19th Jan.

08:00  
10:00 Elizabeth Crotty – RIP
Thu.

20th Jan.

08:00  
10:00 Rose Taylor – RIP
Fri.

21st Jan.

08:00  
12:00 Annie Connolly- RIP
Sat.

22nd Jan.

08:00  
09:00 Adoration and Benediction
  10:00 McDonagh Family – Healing & Wellbeing

(Note:Tuesday 18th Jan. on Tue. starts Octave – from 18th to 25th January – of Prayer of Christian Unity).

Fr. Paul Sanders’ First Anniversary: on Sat. 29th Jan.   at 10:00 am: Mass at Holy Cross: then at 11:30 am: a short service at the graveside at St. Margaret church, Carshalton Beeches

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BIBLE STUDY: “There will be no Bible study on 11th January. The next session will be on 25th January and will start at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be available at 7.15pm. Session Four: Egypt and Exodus. Please read in preparation: Exodus 3, 7-10, 11-14, 32 Numbers 13-14, 25

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MASS INTENTIONS

What does it mean to have a Mass offered for someone? The Mass is considered as the greatest possible prayer of intercession because it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of his death and resurrection. It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass. You may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday, on a wedding anniversary, during a time of illness etc.), in thanksgiving or for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. The grace of that Mass is applied to the specific intention. The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church.  St. Ambrose (d. 397) said; “We have loved them during life; let us not abandon them in death, until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord.”

At Holy Cross: In order to streamline the bookings of Masses, those who would like to offer Mass Intentions are encouraged to use the Mass Envelopes in the porch and hand them either in the Sacristy or through the Presbytery Letterbox. They will then be on the Parish Newsletter.

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CONTACTLESS DONATIONS      You will find our “Contactless Donations Terminal” in the entrance of the church (on the righthand side of the porch). Just use your contactless (or PIN) debit/credit card or NFC smartphone to donate. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received.

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Urgent: Roxanne Davies, please contact Father Henry As soon as possible. Thank you.

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TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19,

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!

 -GEL YOUR HANDS

-WEAR A MASK

-KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE

COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – December 2021 UPDATE

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Holy Communion is only to be received in the hand and singing by the Congregation is not permitted. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Prayers for the D’Souza family: It is with great sadness we announce the death of Ross D’Souza. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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Churches Together in Carshalton: The annual service for Christian Unity hosted by Churches Together in Carshalton will take place on Wednesday 19th Jan. at 7.30pm at the Carshalton Methodist Church in Ruskin Road. Unfortunately, there will be no streaming of the event. Do come and prayer together so that All May Be One. All are welcome.

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Remember those who died recently…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

January 9th 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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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The Baptism of the Lord- Yr C

“Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments.” (CCC #1213)

Sat

8th Jan.

18:30 Caleb Walker-Healing and Recovery
Sun

9th Jan.

08:00
09:30 People of the Parish
11:00 Julia Ward-RIP
18:30
Mon.

10th Jan.

08:00
10:00
Tue.

11th Jan.

08:00 Ross D’Souza
10:00
Wed.

12th Jan.

08:00
10:00 No Mass
Thu.

13th Jan.

08:00
10:00
Fri.

14th Jan.

08:00
12:00
Sat.

15th Jan.

08:00  
10:00 Erica-Birthday

CONTACTLESS DONATIONS      You will find our new “Contactless Donations Terminal” in the entrance of the church (on the righthand side of the porch). Just use your contactless (or PIN) debit/credit card or NFC smartphone to donate. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received. “Contactless Donations” are simple to administer, secure and convenient. “Contactless Donations” will enable you to quickly and easily support the life and ministry of our parish. Thank you, once again, for your cooperation.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022: If your child is in Year 3 and above and you would like them to make their first holy communion in 2022 please register them by emailing their name, date of birth, home address and school attended to fhcholycross@gmail.com.  There will be a parents’ meeting in the church at 7.30pm on 10th January.

BIBLE STUDY: “There will be no Bible study on 11th January. The next session will be on 25th January and will start at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be available at 7.15pm. Session Four: Egypt and Exodus. Please read in preparation: Exodus 3, 7-10, 11-14, 32 Numbers 13-14, 25

Churches Together in Carshalton: The annual service for Christian Unity hosted by Churches Together in Carshalton will take place on Wednesday 19th January at 7.30pm at The Carshalton Methodist Church in Ruskin Road. After the service there will be a short Annual General Meeting to which all church members are invited. All are welcome.

 REPOSITORY: We have lots of items for sale. Candles, Cribs, Mass Cards and cards for all occasions, Books, Rosaries and lots more like “The 2022 Catholic Directories”, available at £4 a copy thank you. Do come and take a look. We are open after 9:30am Mass every Sunday. Other times on request.

Growing in Faith Together consists of four one hour-long sessions via Zoom and is a wonderful opportunity for:

-engaged couples who have completed their marriage preparation course and want to continue exploring their faith together. -married couples to enrich their friendship and love.

There are two opportunities to attend the course. The first course runs on Tuesday evenings from 8-9pm beginning 18 January 2022 and the second course runs on Saturday mornings from 10.30-11.30am beginning 19 February 2022. Please visit:  https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/together

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 TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19,

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!

-GEL YOUR HANDS

-WEAR A MASK

-KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE

COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – December 2021 UPDATE

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Holy Communion is only to be received in the hand and singing by the Congregation is not permitted. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

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Wednesday 12th January Due to work on the electrical supply to the Church and Parish Hall involving a shutdown of power it will not be possible to have the 10 am Mass.

Please also note that there will be no access to the car park on Tuesday 11th or Wednesday 12th.

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Remember those who died recently…

 

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

January 2nd 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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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2nd Sunday of Christmas-Yr C

Happy New Year! May the New Year 2022 bring you happiness, peace and prosperity.

Sat

1st Jan.

18:30 Light of the Holy Spirit for the Guiho Family
Sun

2nd Jan.

08:00
09:30 People of the Parish
11:00 Cedric &Margaret Bellard, 50th Wedding Anniversary
18:30 Philippe Guiho – RIP

Pierre Numa- RIP

Mon.

3rd Jan.

08:00
10:00
Tue.

4th Jan.

08:00
10:00
Wed.

5th Jan.

08:00
10:00
Thu.

6th Jan.

08:00
10:00 Ebube- Birthday
Fri.

7th Jan.

08:00
12:00
Sat.

8th Jan.

08:00  
10:00 Sophia Lobo- RIP

Note: on Thu. 6th Jan. is The Epiphany of the Lord (Solemnity)

 

THANK YOU: We thank all those who helped with the liturgy during the Christmas period: readers, sacristans, altar servers, choir members, Eucharistic Ministers, stewards and all volunteers in many different ways. And we express our thanks to all who do so much to ensure that our church is clean and tidy.

THANKS, FROM THE CLERGY FOR CARDS AND GIFTS RECEIVED: Father Henry, Father Luke and Father Philip wish to express their thanks for all the Christmas cards and gifts they have received. Your kindness is very much appreciated. Please accept these words as their personal ‘THANK YOU’ to you.

 

TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19,

WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!

-GEL YOUR HANDS

-WEAR A MASK

-KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE

 COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – December 2021 UPDATE
Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Holy Communion is only to be received in the hand and singing by the Congregation is not permitted. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open.
More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022: If your child is in Year 3 and above and you would like them to make their first holy communion in 2022 please register them by emailing their name, date of birth, home address and school attended to fhcholycross@gmail.com.  There will be a parents’ meeting in the church at 7.30pm on 10th January.

CONTACTLESS DONATIONS

You will find our new “Contactless Donations Terminal” in the entrance of the church (on the righthand side of the porch). Just use your contactless (or PIN) debit/credit card or NFC smartphone to donate. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received. “Contactless Donations” are simple to administer, secure and convenient. “Contactless Donations” will enable you to quickly and easily support the life and ministry of our parish. Thank you, once again, for your cooperation.

THE NEW YEAR OF 2022: Many of us have struggled as we had to face up to the difficulties and restrictions of Covid-19. Let’s all pray that as we journey through 2022, we may find life getting back to what we think of as normal. We have missed many parishioners who have not been able to attend Mass because of their fears and situation during these past months. We look forward to welcoming you back to our church Holy Cross and Mass in the near future. Please continue to stay safe.

REPOSITORY: We have lots of items for sale. Candles, Cribs, Mass Cards and cards for all occasions, Books, Rosaries and lots more like “The 2022 Catholic Directories”, available at £4 a copy thank you. Do come and take a look. We are open after 9:30am Mass every Sunday. Other times on request.

BUILDING A BETTER MARRIAGE

Here is a gift for husbands and wives, an opportunity to spend a morning online exploring and improving your relationship. It’s for couples with average-to-good marriages who would like to make them a bit better. There is no group sharing.

The date: Saturday January 8, 9am–1pm. Booking is essential: phone 07983 524 727 or  mailto:mflkent@rcaos.org.ukThere is a nominal charge of £10 per couple.

Remember those who died recently…

 

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

 

 

 

December 26th 2021

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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

 “Morning star, radiance of eternal light, sun of justice, come and elighten those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death.”

Fri.

24th Dec.

Christmas Eve

8:00 No Mass
16:00 Robert Wei – RIP
20:00 Brian Flannery
12 Midnight Martin and Annie McDonagh
Sat.

25th Dec.

Christmas Day

8:00 Noel Cusack
9:30 Thomas Anderson
11:00 Bernard and Rose McDonagh
18:30 No Mass
Sun

26th Dec.

08:00 Stuart Bradley
09:30 Tom & Peggy Ball – RIP
11:00 Fr Paul Sanders – RIP
18:30 Stephen Alkumela – RIP
Mon.

27th Dec.

08:00 Frederick Arthur & Agnes Mary Joynt-FM
10:00 Joseph Connolly – RIP
Tue.

28th Dec.

08:00
10:00 Parents of Aborted Babies
Wed.

29th Dec.

08:00
10:00 Jim & Edith Brennan – RIP
Thu.

30thDec. 

08:00
10:00 Martin & Ann McDonagh
Fri.

31stDec. 

08:00
12:00 Erick Pinnock
Sat.

1st Jan.

08:00
10:00 Rosalyn Parry – RIP

CHRISTMAS ENVELOPES AVAILABLE:

The Christmas Envelopes, which are by the newsletters, are used for the collection at Masses on Christmas Day, which is the traditional ‘Thank You’ collection by parishioners to the priests of their 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 very much for your continued support. We wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas season.

THANK YOU: We, the Priests (Father Henry, the parish priest, Fr. Philip and Fr. Luke) take this opportunity of wishing you and all your families a very Happy Christmas and blessings for the New Year 2022. We thank everyone who help in the Parish in the various areas of our Parish Life at Holy Cross: Altar Servers, Sacristans, Choir Members, Cleaners, Flower Team, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Stewards and All Volunteers. There are so many involved in our Parish Life here!  And may we say thank you for the help and prayers you give us.

NOTE: There will NOT be a 6.30pm Saturday evening Mass on Christmas Day. There will be the normal Mass times on Sunday 26th December, which is the Feast of the Holy Family.

All Masses are open to the public, without booking, and are also live streamed on our parish website. To view the livestream page, please visit  the website: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to respect the safety of all, we request that you wear a face covering in the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Thank you for your cooperation.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022: If your child is in Year 3 and above and you would like them to make their first holy communion in 2022 please register them by emailing their name, date of birth, home address and school attended to fhcholycross@gmail.com.  There will be a parents’ meeting in the church at 7.30pm on 10th January.

COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross-2021 UPDATE: Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs for the time being. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

Remember those who died recently…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

December 19th 2021

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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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4th Sunday of Advent. Yr C

Sat

18th Dec.  

18:30 Anne Costello-RIP
Sun

19th Dec.

08:00 Bernadette Murphy-Healing
09:30 Rita Gomez-RIP
11:00 Joao D’Silva-RIP
18:30
Mon.

20th Dec.

08:00
10:00
Tue.

21st Dec.

08:00
10:00 Jack D’Mello-RIP
Wed.

22nd Dec.

08:00
10:00 Fr. Philip
Thu.

23rd Dec. 

08:00
10:00 Pat Cooper

 The Mass Times for Christmas

Fri.

24th Dec.

Christmas Eve

08:00 Godfrey Nurse-FM
12:00 No Mass
16:00
20:00
00:00 (Midnight Mass)
Sat.

25th Dec.

Christmas Day

8:00
9:30
11:00
18:30 No Mass

(No Booking required for all the Masses)

 All Masses are open to the public, without booking, and are also live streamed on our parish website. To view the livestream page, please visit  the website: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to respect the safety of all, we request that you wear a face covering in the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Thank you for your cooperation.

In addition to the above Masses during the festive season, from Thu. 16th Dec. to Thu. 23rd Dec., there will be a special evening Masses (Simbang Gabi Mass: A devotional nine-day series of Masses) at 7:30pm. All are welcome!

CHRISTMAS ENVELOPES AVAILABLE: The Christmas Envelopes, which are by the newsletters, are used for the collection at Masses on Christmas Day, which is the traditional ‘Thank You’ collection by parishioners to the priests of their 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. The money in the Christmas Envelopes and the collection on Christmas Day will be shared equally by Fr Henry, Fr Luke and Fr Philip. Thank you very much for your continued support. We wish you a peaceful and blessed Christmas season.

 CONTACTLESS DONATIONS

We’re excited to start “Contactless Donations” at Holy Cross. You will find our new “Contactless Donations Terminal” in the entrance of the church (on the righthand side of the porch). Just use your contactless (or PIN) debit/credit card or NFC smartphone to donate. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader. If you need any help, please, do not hesitate to ask one of the stewards in the porch for help. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received. “Contactless Donations” are simple to administer, secure and convenient. “Contactless Donations” will enable you to quickly and easily support the life and ministry of our parish. Thank you, once again, for your cooperation.

 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022: If your child is in Year 3 and above and you would like them to make their first holy communion in 2022 please register them by emailing their name, date of birth, home address and school attended to fhcholycross@gmail.com.  There will be a parents’ meeting in the church at 7.30pm on 10th January.

 COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross-2021 UPDATE: Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs for the time being. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

 Happy Birthday, Father Luke! Thank you for all the good you do and we are so truly thankful to you and to our Lord for blessing us all. May God continue to fill your days with health and happiness!

 Christmas – a Tough Time for Prisoners’ Children

Our annual Christmas Toy Appeal aims to make Christmas magic for the children whose Mothers are in prison by giving a Christmas gift to their child. Please bring your toys to the Parish; Could you also label the presents with age appropriateness.

With your help, we can make the festive period a little brighter for families. Thank you.

Huge Thanks to all the Parishioners who are volunteering to make this festive period so special.

Remember those who died recently…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish…

December 12th 2021

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 of the next steps 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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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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3rd Sunday of Advent. Yr C

Sat

11th Dec.  

18:30 Chris McCarthy-RIP
Sun

12th Dec.

08:00 Joseph Fernandes-RIP
09:30 Rose McDonagh-RIP
11:00 Ricky Bermudez-RIP
18:30 Justina Inacia Severina Noronha
Mon.

13th Dec.

08:00 Herbert Joseph Allanson-FM
10:00 Caro Weir-RIP
Tue.

14th Dec.

08:00 Emily Maud Lyons-FM
10:00 Kimber Family-FM
Wed.

15th Dec.

08:00
10:00
Thu.

16th Dec.  

08:00 Francis Heywood-FM
10:00 Anne Weir-RIP
Fri.

17th Dec.

08:00 Sylvia Sills
12:00 Garry Harrison-RIP
Sat.

18th Dec.

08:00 Father Luke
10:00 Frederick Arthur & Agnes Mary Joynt-FM

The Annual Carol Service will take place in the Church today, Sunday 12 December at 4.00pm to be followed by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

THE PARISH OFFICE: Opening hours of the Parish Office are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The Mass times for Christmas
On Fri. 24th Dec.

Christmas Eve

8:00am (No 12:00 pm Mass)

4:00pm / 8:00pm

12am (Midnight Mass)

On Sat. 25th Dec.

Christmas Day

8:00am/ 9:30am/ 11:00am

(Please note there is no Mass at 6:30pm.)

On Sun. 26th Dec.

The Holy Family

8:00am/ 9:30am/

11:00am/ 6:30pm

(No booking required for all Masses)

All Masses are open to the public and are also live streamed on our parish website. To view the livestream page, please visit  the website: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to respect the safety of all, we request that you wear a face covering in the church, unless you are exempt from doing so. Thank you for your cooperation

 CONFESSIONS: If you wish to make a confession before Christmas, use the times given (on Sat. after 10am Mass and 5:45pm). In addition to the usual Confession times, Fr. Philip will be available, without booking, in the church for Confession.

-on Fri. 17th Dec. 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

-on Sat. 18th Dec. 10:30am – 12:30pm

 In addition to the above Masses during the festive season, from Thu. 16th Dec. to Thu. 23rd Dec., there will be a special evening Masses (Simbang Gabi Mass: A devotional nine-day series of Masses) at 7:30pm, except on two Thursdays at 8:00pm. All are welcome!

 The Season of Advent: With prayer, charity and evangelization, let us welcome Christ deeper into our lives during this special season of Advent. Make an extra effort to pray daily and read the Holy Bible, the Word of God. Seek to experience God’s forgiveness through reconciliation. Make use of the times for Eucharistic Adoration. We celebrate Jesus’ arrival-let’s have our hearts open and ready!

CONTACTLESS DONATIONS We’re excited to start “Contactless Donations” at Holy Cross. You will find our new “Contactless Donations Terminal” in the entrance of the church (on the righthand side of the porch). Just use your contactless (or PIN) debit/credit card or NFC smartphone to donate. Simply choose the amount you wish to donate and hold your card onto the reader. If you need any help, please, do not hesitate to ask one of the stewards in the porch for help. You can also opt-in for Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer then donating with Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 received. “Contactless Donations” are simple to administer, secure and convenient. “Contactless Donations” will enable you to quickly and easily support the life and ministry of our parish. We thank our parish Finance Committee and stewards who have been so generous in their service. Thank you, once again, for your cooperation.

 COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross- December 2021 UPDATE: Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. This is now a government mandate unless medically exempt. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs for the time being. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

 REPOSITORY: We have lots of items for sale. Advent Candles, Cribs, Mass Cards and cards for all occasions, Books, Rosaries and lots more. Do come and take a look. We are open after 9:30am Mass every Sunday. Other times on request.

Huge Thanks to the Parishioners who have volunteered to be Stewards and Cleaners to enable us to celebrate Mass in our church.

Remember those who died recently.

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.