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…