February 2nd 2020

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Sunday February 2nd, 2020. The Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas. (Racial Justice collection)




8.00am   ints. Doris D’Silva

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Witherows)





10.00am   Margaret Jean Tomkins RIP (Mrs Hulme, Mrs Owens)



10.00am   Barbara Clarke RIP

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration


7.00am   St Agatha

10.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Philip Quinton)


7.00am   Ss Paul Miki & companions   

10.00am   w/o Bishop Tripp



12.00pm   Molly Tombs RIP


9.30am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations. Day of Prayer for Victims                                                                                                                             of Trafficking

10.00am   George Buckley RIP

Sunday February 9th. Fifth Sunday of the Year Racial Justice Day.


6.30pm   Mary, Peter & Michael Hagan RIP


8.00am   Ann Hall RIP Mary Lucely)

9.30am   Macy Quinn RIP

11.00am   celebrating St Appolonia


The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every 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.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

Mass of anointing of the sick, here at Holy Cross, Sunday February 9th, 3pm.

(The following Tuesday = World Day of Prayer for the Sick.)

Valentines Cafe This is a fund-raising event, Saturday 15th February, 15.00 to 17.30. Tickets £10, with afternoon tea service offered. The cause is to raise money to go to Ethiopia to buy Ambubags to save the lives of new-born babies who canot breathe at birth. Spread the news!

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.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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 www.marriagecare.org.uk or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

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

 Thanks for £11412.60 given in last week’s collection, of which £552.91 was given through Gift Aid.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins  uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

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

Anniversaries: We pray for  Tony Neal and Edmund Weaving who have died recently and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including William Shearman, Alan Blaker, Mary Frye, Kathleen Clamp, Gabrielle Holland, Margaret Hignett, Thelma Congreaves, Therese Hanks, Mary Smith, John Nethersole, Margaret Liston, Moira Tombs, Sid Morris and George Buckley.

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.

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

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

 We pray for the sick,  and all who are ill in our community.


Maternity cover for Nursery Class from March 2020, St Mary’s.

Midday lunch-time supervisors for Infant andf Junior Schools, St Mary’s.

See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342

 Examination invigilators at St Philomena’s. HR Office, 0208 642 2025.