July 7th 2019

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Sunday July 7th. 14th Sunday of the Year.


6.30pm   Aurora D’Souza RIP


8.00am   Vibsen Phillips RIP


11.00am   Fr Matthias’ silver jubilee

4.00pm   Last Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Kevin Collyer RIP



10.00am   Brian Flannery RIP




6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament





7.00am  St Benedict






9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Alice Maria Francisca De Souza & Victgor De Souza

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

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]

Thanks for £1157.73 given in last week’s collection,  and for £210.85 given for Peters Pence.

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 Helen Angel, Kathleen Phillips, Mary Hill, Richard Lynch, Barbara Mitchell, Geraldine Aslett, John Eve, Hannah King Ellen McNulty, Anne Nolan and Irene Roper.

A special thank you on behalf of the 30 newly confirmed for the work of the catechists and also numerous others in preparation for this great sacrament,

Missio collectors: your envelopes are ready to pick up in the porch. Please empty your red box into the envelope and return it to the church by the weekend of 22/23 June. Many thanks. Alex Faircloth.

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.

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.

 Fund-raising concert for new Parish Room at Ss Peter & Paul, Cranmer Road, Mitcham, Saturday 14th July, 4pm.  £5 suggested donation.

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]


 Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Knock pilgrimages in August. Cf notice board.

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.

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 in a quiet family home we share with our pet cat in Carshalton. Female professional who is tidy ahd non-smoker preferred. In close promiximity to St Helier hospitsl, 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.

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

 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]


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.

Sts Peter & Paul, Mitcham, for Class Teacher and Support Assistant. 0208 648 1459. More information on notice board in church porch.

John Fisher, Purley, for Exams Officer. More information on notice board.

School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

 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]