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Sunday 26th January, 3rd Sunday. Sunday of the Word of God.
6.30pm Jean Arnott RIP
8.00am James Rowntree RIP
9.30am Maria Bay Thi Nguyen RIP
11.00am Tom Traynor RIP
6.30pm John Connolly RIP
10.00am Holy Souls
7.00am St Thomas Aquinas
10.00am In honour of St Philomena
6.00pm – 7.00pm Adoration
10.00am Barbara Clarke RIP (Doris & family)
7.00am St John Bosco
9.00am Holy Hour with prayers for vocations
10.00am Thanksgiving (Thomas)
Sunday February 2nd, 2020. The Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas. (Racial Justice collection)
8.00am ints. Doris D’Silva
The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass.
New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Natacha Crosdale firstname.lastname@example.org For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, email@example.com
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 readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for the sick, including Edmund Weaving and all who are ill in our community.
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 £1215.24 given in last week’s collection, of which £708.54 was given through Gift Aid; and for £122.23 given for Pax Christi (Peace Sunday).
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@example.com or Monica Atkins firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Anniversaries: We pray for Barbara Clarke who has died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Margaret McKenna, John O’Reilly, Richard Dyer, Gerald Stubbs, Maria Hunt, Vincenzo Mancuzo, Catherine Bond, Connel Gallagher, Fitzroy Henry, Kenneth Martindale, Anne Wainhouse, Martha Horstead, Maria Iles, Janet Sacre and Jean Arnott.
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 cannot 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.
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 email@example.com for more details.
6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.