July 14th 2019

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Sunday July 14th 2019. Sea Sunday. Apostleship of the Sea.

Table of the Word. Moses looks beyond mere observance of the Law.St Paul sees Christ as the centre of everything. Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan.    




8.00am   John Probett RIP


11.00am   Frederick J. Whittaker RIP

6.30pm   Lewis Edmond, John Lewis Lobo  & Margaret                                                                                                                  Namashinga Lobo


7.00am   St Bonaventure

10.00am   Ints. Doris & family


7.00am   Our Lady of Mt Carmel

10.00am   Ints. Medjugorje Prayer Group

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   William & Vi Fenwick RIP



10.00amInts     Fr Mark Higgins



12.00pm   Vincent Eugene Aloysius Lobo RIP


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Maria D’Silva RIP

Sunday 20th July. 16th of the Year

 Table of the Word. The Lord visists Abraham and promises him a son. Paul expresses his total commitment to Christ. The Gospel features Jesus, Martha and Mary.




8.00am   Donald Batty 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]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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   [email protected]

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

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 Oscar Congreaves, Bernard Paddison, Jill Wooten, David O’Donnell, Rachel Liston, Charles Mahe,, Anne Price, and Richard Downey.

Prayer Group meets this month at St Margaret’s, Firtree Grove, Carshalton Beeches, Monday 15th July, 8pm-9pm.  Welcome!

Thanks to the helpers at last Sunday’s Parish Lunch – which was a great success. How about making it a regular, say mointhly, thing from September?

 How about, also, a youth group/gathering/club starting in September? Volunteers, ideas, any equipment (e.g. bar football) welcome.

 Thanks for £1324.26 given in last week’s collection, of which £685 was given through Gift Aid.

Teacher seeking room or room share from September. James Patrick, 07521 565988.

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

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

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]

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

Pilgrimages 2019

Knock pilgrimages in August. Cf notice board.

 Lourdes and more,  Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact Peter Thompson, 0208 241 4491, Michael Whale, 0208 660 4071, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 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]

 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]

Ss Peter & Paul Primary School, |Mitcham is looking for a class teacher. Phone Finoula Quinn, 0208 648 1459

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.

 There are openings for meet and greet roles on a Friday at Salvation Army, Sutton. Full training is provided. Anyone interested, please email [email protected] for more inforamtion and an application form.

To let Double room to let. Female professional who is tidy ahd non-smoker preferred. In close promiximity to St Helier hospital, local schools and excellent transport links. The rent is £600.00 pcm inclusive of bills. References required. Please contact me in 07916 708 565 for more information.