June 2nd 2019

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Sunday June 2nd, 7th of Easter.   Retiring collection for World Communications.

 Table of the Word. The first reading tells of the martyrdom of St Stephen. The Book of Revelation ends with powerful words such as ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega’. In the Gospel Christ prays to his Father that their plan for the world will come to fruition.

 Saturday   

6.30pm   Ann Mullarkey RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Ints. Genko family (Wilkins family)

9.30am   Jacqui White RIP

11.00am

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Bridie McKechnie RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Ss Charles Lwanga & cc..: Mass

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   St Boniface: Mass

10.00am

Thursday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Hurrylall Seedoyal & Ben Felix RIP

Friday

7.00am

12.00pm

Saturday        NO HOLY HOUR

10.00am   St Justin Martyr  Eric Pinnock RIP

3.00pm            FIRST COMMUNION MASSES

Sunday 9th June. Pentecost. Collection for Catholic Trust for England and Wales.

 Table of the Word. The first reading is an account of Pentecost.The second reading describes life in the Spirit. The Gospel has Jesus promising ‘another Advocate’.

 Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday 

8.00am  Christine Ashworth RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Jean Arnott RIP

11.00am   FIRST COMMUNION MASS

6.30pm

 

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 Mary Heard, Gwendoline Sturm, Bridget Begley, Josie Cauke, Kathleen Rowe, Raymond Thoreau, Fr David Waite, Pauline Clarke, John Seale, Christina Joyce and Henryk Olearczyk

Thanks for £1294.45 given last Sunday.

Confirmation Meeting on Tuesday, 7.30pm

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]

 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]

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

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

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]

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]

Vacancies:

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]

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

St Philomena’s Open Evening, Tuesday 2nd July, 3.30-8.00pm for 2019/20 Year 7. More on 020 8642 2025, ext. 263 or ndennigan[email protected]

 

Welcome to Fr Anthony from Takorati, Ghana, who is visiting England and our parish.