January 20th 2019

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Sunday January 20th. 2nd of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word. Isaiah bolsters the morale of Jerusalem. St Paul reminds each Christian how they all have a gift. Then for John, the Public Life begins at the wedding feast at Cana.


6.30pm   Anne, Louis & Nick Mann (Rita Gomez)


8.00am   Peter Halpin RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   ints. Domenico’s family

11.00am   benefactors of |Kathleen Snell

6.30pm   Susan Gallen RIP


10.00am   St Agnes : Phyllis Holland’s ints.


10.00am   Anne & Ken Brown RIP (Liz Sheridan)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


10.00am   Bob Barrington RIP


10.30am   St Francis de Sales : FUNERAL Iris Seale


12.00pm   Conversion of St Paul : Tom Traynor RIP


9.00am   Exposition with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ss Timothy & Titus : Peggy Shanahan RIP

Sunday January 27th 2019. Third of the Year.

Table of the Word  The first reading comes from the great reformation of the Jews after the Babylonian Exile. St Paul teaches how we are all living and important parts of the one Body. Then we hear the beginning of St Luke’s Gospel.


6.30pm  Health of Valerie & Joseph Mendonsa (Pat & Ida Mendonsa) 


8.00am   Peter Halpin RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Bridget McDonagh & family

11.00am   Ints. Of UCM (Witherow)

6.30pm   John Connolly 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, [email protected] . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

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

We pray for the sick, including young Benjie, Bridie McKechnie and Maria D’Silva.

 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 [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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 [email protected]  or Monica Atkins  [email protected] If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 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 via the contact form

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]

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.

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.

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including  Barbara Thatcher, Roger Angibault, Michael Tait, Rozario Fernandes, Maryzsa Olearzyk, John Glynn, Margery Shaw, Peggy Cahill, Joan Norris, Maria Desiderei, Tom Traynor, and Frank King.

Our Lady of Walsingham The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum includes bringing the statue from the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, to all our cathedrals. St Georges’, Southwark is 21st-23rd February.

(please see Forthcoming Events for more detail and a live link)

Winter Shelter Sutton Community Works are piloting a winter shelter in 2019 to help the homeless. Volunteers are needed. For more, email [email protected] Training events Tuesday 22nd January at Church of the Good Shepherd, 7.30-10pm.

Thanks for £1058.64 given in last week’s collection, of which £631.34 was given through Giftaid, and for £175.22 given to SPUC.

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 [email protected]

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

 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

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

Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.

 Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?

 Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  [email protected] for more details.

London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics. Next gathering, 2nd February, 7.30pm, Ganley’s Irish Bar, Morden SM4 5HP. More on group from Facebook or ring Andrew, 07787 231798.

Prayer group, at Matthew’s house, Monday 21st January. Matthew: 07920  788 934.

18-25th January, Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Unity Service, Thursday 24th, 7.30pm at All Saints church – to be followed by AGM of Churches Together in Carshalton.

 Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood, needs school caretaker, and also Key Stage        3 & 4 Administrator. See noticeboard.

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

 Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address  Fr Deogratas,  P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.

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

All parishioners, especially those with Goan connections are invited to a special Mass at 2pm, Sunday 20th January, St John Fisher’s, Merton, to pray for the beatification of Ven. Agnelo. Followed by refreshments in the hall. Further details, 0208 543 7721 or 0208 540 1249. Bring food/drink for sharing.

 Music group? Anyone interested in forming a music group to make/compose Christian music, and who sings or plays the piano, organ, drums, guitar etc, please contact Domenico, [email protected]

Small children at 9.30am Mass    It’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour. Please feel free to take whatever’s in the porch this week.

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to  [email protected]

Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.