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.


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


2nd Sunday in OT- Yr C


15th Jan.

18:30 People of the Parish

16th Jan.

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

17th Jan.


18th Jan.

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

19th Jan.

10:00 Elizabeth Crotty – RIP

20th Jan.

10:00 Rose Taylor – RIP

21st Jan.

12:00 Annie Connolly- RIP

22nd Jan.

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


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



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.


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.


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







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.


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.


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.


Remember those who died recently…

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