December 1st 2019

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Sunday 1st December 1st Sunday of Advent.


6.30pm   Michael Francis McGuire RIP


8.00am   Margaret Probett RIP

9.30am   w/o Mary Dolan

11.00am   Sarah Moore (Mrs K.Brown)

6.30pm   Dec. clergy of diocese (Kathleen Snell)



10.00am   Mrs Berry, Charles & Ellen Berry RIP


7.00am   St Francis Xavier

10.00am   Garry Harrison RIP (Maureen & Theo)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   w/o Eileen Coyle



10.00am   Dec. clergy (Kathleen Snell)



12.00pm   Franzy Miranda’s 5th birthday


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Kathleen, Carmel & Tony Gallagher RIP


Sunday 8th December, 2nd of Advent  Bible Sunday


6.30pm   Ints. Ted & Margaret Morton


8.00am   ‘Bish’ Shanahan RIP (Diana Shanahan)



6.30pm   Carmeline Mendes RIP


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

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

 Christmas Hamper Raffle Money raised is for Sutton Nightwatch Homeless Charity. Tickets on sale this weekend. Hamper Draw, Sunday 15th December after carol service in church at 4pm

 Project  For Holy Cross to team up with six Carshalton churches to provide supervised accommodation in Centre one night a week for 7 weeks, starting early January, for 10 homeless people. Some help, + feelings welcomed. Training event, Saturday 14th December, Sutton Vineyard Church, 9.30am-12.30pm. (93, Stayton Road, Sutton, SM1 2PS.  0208 641 1698)

Missio Collectors, please pick up your envelope from the porch,empty your box and return the envelope to the sacristy by the weekend of 14/15th December. Monies need to be banked before Christmas. Call Alex Faircloth, 0208 770 3662

 Thanks for £936.47 given in last week’s collection, of which £540.62 was given through Gift Aid; and for £203.42 given for Youth Services, of which £67.61 was given through Gift Aid.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. or

 All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley  or Monica Atkins If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement. = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

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

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

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

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy

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

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

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

Anniversaries: We pray for  Edward Dixon who has died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Molly Harding, Kenneth Brown, Timothy Buckley, Geoffrey Snell, Margaret Probett, Peter Thomas, Beatrice Say, Benito della Rocca,, Maureen Gallan, Edward Frey, Patricia Butterby, Kathleen Gallagher, Peter Harrington, Joyce Overy and Babs Larner.

John Fisher School needs an Exam Officer. Contact Mrs H.Palmer on 0208 660 4555 for more.

To all servers It has been noticed that servers are not serving at their chosen Mass. This means there is sometimes no one to assist Father. If you no longer wish to serve, please let me know. Thank you. Ted.

HMP Christmas presents It’s hoped to continue our programme of contributing Christmas presents for prisoners’ children. They would be wrapped, with the suggested sex and also age of the child for whom they would be suitable.

 Repository Please visit us at the back of the church. We now have Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Cribs and Crib figures, plus lots of other articles in stock. If you can’t see what you are looking for, please ask.

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva, Tristan Kombol, Colin Brewis, Hilda Clark, Benjy and Janis Turner.

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

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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in or

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

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

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

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

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members.

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

Find the newsletter online:

Older Catholics might be interested in

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

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

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

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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