July 17th 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  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.

————————————————————————————SIXTEENTH SUNDAY

Sat. 16th July

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

18:30 Sean Coghlan – RIP
Sun. 17th July


09:30 Bridget McDonagh

Full Healing and Conversion

11:00 John Stacey
18:30 Fr Michael Scanlon – Full healing
Mon. 18th July


10:00 Fr Mark Higgins – Anniversary
Tue. 19th July


  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 20th July

St John Plessington

Thu. 21st July

St Lawrence of Brindisi

Fri. 22nd July

St Mary Magdalene

12:00 Rosary before mass
Sat. 23rd July

Saint Bridget

09:00 Adoration and Benediction

Second collection for Hymns books this weekend and next weekend.

————————————————————————————-Sunday Mass Obligations:

With the ease of almost all the lockdown regulations, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales have decided to reinstate the Sunday Obligations. This means that every Catholic is expected to attend Mass in Church on Sunday. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. Full explanation on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————Confession Time

Every Saturday from 10:30am to 11:15am; 5:45pm to 6:15 pm

————————————————————————————-Welcome to Fr Desi who will stay with us until the end of Sep. Please give him a warm welcome as you always do.

————————————————————————————-Holy Communion for those who are housebound.

Holy Communion at Home can be offered to any Catholic who cannot attend Church because of their own infirmity, or because they cannot leave the house due to caring for others. If you or someone you know, would like Holy Communion at home, or simply to be visited, please get in touch with one of the priests.

————————————————————————————-Missio Red Box collectiors

Please pick up your new envelope from the Church Porch and empty your box. Return the envelope to the Sacristy or post to the Church letterbox by the weekend of 16th/17th July. As ever your support is appreciated and so much needed.

Thank you kindly – Alex F.

————————————————————————————-New to the Parish: If you are new to the parish or believe that your name and address are not known to the priests, please fill in one of the forms for new parishioners that you will find in the church porch.

————————————————————————————-Getting Married: Please contact Father Henry at least 6 months before the proposed date of marriage, so that we can get the necessary documents and arrange a course of preparation for marriage.


COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – July. 22 UPDATE


Any people displaying symptoms of Covid-19 should stay at home and not participate in acts of worship in church but online.

Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times.

Hand sanitisers are available for all to use at places of entry and exit to our church.

Holy Communion is to be received in the hand. Those who wish to sing are encourage to keep their face coverings while singing. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the spread of the virus; please leave them open. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.

————————————————————————————-Change in our Archdiocese.

During the course of September, Bishop Paul will move from south-west to Kent, which has not had an area bishop since 2018. Fr Victor Darlington will be episcopal vicar for the south-east area, and Fr Gerard Bradley will be episcopal vicar for south-west area.

————————————————————————————-Mount Sion Family Camp / 28th July – 31st July 2022

“The house of God; the gate of Heaven” Genesis 28:17

The Family Camp is taking place from 3pm Thursday 28th July until 3pm Sunday 31st July at Sion HQ in Brentwood, Essex.

It is 3.5 days of time with family in a faith filled atmosphere, fun as a family and with other families, prayer, worship, formation and fellowship. A place where we discover more fully how to put God at the heart of our family lives. More information on https://sioncommunity.org.uk/family-camp/

————————————————————————————-Eco-Fair 22 – Monday 29th August2022

Request from Churches Together for your support for a stall at the coming Eco-Fair. Please check the board for more information.

————————————————————————————-St Mary’s Catholic Nursery & Infant Schools:

Limited Nursery & Reception Spaces Available for September 2022

————————————————————————————-Altar Servers and Teens Summer Break – 2nd August – 5th August 2022

For altar servers and any teenagers who practice their catholic faith with regular mass attendance, boys and girls, aged 11-17, of the Southwark diocese. A well organised, fun, educational and prayerful week. It is a great opportunity to experience a packed programme of activities, with the faith being presented in imaginative ways, as well as the opportunity for fun and making new friends. The cost of the week is £199, which covers all accommodation, games, swimming and entrance into Thorpe Pk.

————————————————————————————-World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly – 24 July 2022

It will fall on the Sunday closest to the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, Grandparents of Jesus. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year’s celebration is: “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15). More information on https://www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org/