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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
10.00am St Thomas Aquinas :Holy Souls
10.00am Parishioners (Witherow)
6.00-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Peter Rodrigues RIP (Marie D’Silva & family)
10.00am St John Bosco :Custodio Martinho Luis Lobo & Maria Francisca De Souza
12.00pm Ints. Bridget McDonagh
9.00am Exposition with prayers for vocations
10.00am Presentation Ints. Peter Dangana
Sunday 3rd February 2019. Fourth of Ordinary Time.
Table of the Word. The first reading is the call of Jeremiah.The second reading is Paul’s famous hymn to love. In the Gospel, the people of Nazareth begin to listen but then let their own ideas take over.
6.30pm Ints. Agatha Sheriff
8.00am Doctors at Springfield Hospital
9.30am Surita & Felix John Fe rnandes (Fernandes family)
11.00am Doris D’Silva (Rita Gomez)
4.00pm Tridentine Mass
6.30pm Ints Peter Dangana
The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass
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
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 Margaret McKenna, John O’Reilly, Richard Dyer, Gerald Stubbs, Maria Hunt, Vincenzo Mancuso, Catherine Bond, Connel Gallagher, Fitzroy Henry, Kenneth Martindale,, Anne Wainhouse,, Maria Iles, and Janet Sacre.
Our Lady of Walsingham The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum includes bringing the statue from the D 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 £1186.03 given in last week’s collection, of which £588.82 was given through Giftaid, and for £118.79 given to Pax Christi.
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]
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.
6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]
Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]
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.
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
Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.
Team |Secretary Southwark Marriage Tribunal vacancy. See notice in porch.
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]
Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301