May 1st 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


Go to 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.


3rd Sunday of Easter

Sat. 30th April


18:30 Father Henry
Sun. 1st May

St Joseph the worker

09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Int
11:00 Ida Kshirsagar – Thanks giving
18:30 People of the Parish
Mon. 2nd May


Tue.3rd May

st philip and james

  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 4th May

st augustine webster

Thu. 5th May


08:00 Rose McDonagh – RIP
Fri.6th May

st john apostle

Sat. 7th May


09:00 Adoration and Benediction
10:00 Selvadasan Packiyanathar -BD

May Month of the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

During May the Rosary will be said before the Mass.

————————————————————————————-Priest Training Fund Second Collection: 7th– 8th May

The priesthood has always been essential to the life of the Church, from the time of Jesus until today.  Good Shepherd Sunday is the day we pray for vocations, for our priests, and take up the Priest Training Fund second collection. This fund pays for the formation of men to become priests in our Archdiocese.

————————————————————————————-Justice and Peace

The annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Hartley in Kent takes place from 3.30pm on Saturday 7th May 2022. The original prayer intention proposed by Pope Benedict XV when recognising the new title for Our Lady in 2021 was for Peace among the Nations of Europe. Today, such prayer is as appropriate as ever!  All are welcome.

————————————————————————————-GIFT AID

Gift Aid envelope boxes for the new financial year (2022/23) are now available for collection in the church porch after weekend Masses.

Thank you to all members of the Gift Aid scheme which enables us to claim 25% from HMRC on all your donations to our parish.

If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to register for Gift Aid, please contact us by email  Alternatively, you can download the Gift Aid form from our parish website and return it to us by email or drop it in the parish office.

If you are currently signed up to our parish Gift Aid scheme but you are no longer a UK taxpayer, please inform us by email or via the parish office.

Please also let us know if you have changed your name or address details.

————————————————————————————-Lenten Lunches

Thank you to everyone that supported the Lenten Lunches. With your kind donations and help, we made a profit of £200. This money will go to the Nursing Home where some of our friends including Kathleen S. are now staying.

————————————————————————————-Friday Luncheon

It will start again, after the 12noon mass, on Friday 13th of May (feast of Our Lady of Fatima). Same routine as before: every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The meal consists of Homemade soup and pudding, tea / coffee. Please note that we will still refrain from eating meat as it is Friday. All are welcome and we will discuss a Charity that you wish to support. Please get in touch with Maureen on: 02083955973. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-PENTECOST 2022: Life in the Spirit Seminars, organised by the Southwark Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis, with the full support of our Archbishop John Wilson and the Southwark Charismatic Diocesan Service of Communion. These will take place on FIVE consecutive TUESDAY EVENINGS ONLINE from 8 – 9pm starting on 10th May until 14th June, and an IN-PERSON Pentecost Retreat Day at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7BX on Saturday 4th June. LIMITED SPACES ONLY available now! BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. To register go to:

Speakers include: Allegra Mutanda, Michelle Moran, Fr Peter Morris CSSR, Joan Fernandes and Gerard Pomfret. The course is entirely free. Participants@ Booklet: £4.50 incl. p&p available from Goodnews Books:

————————————————————————————-Funeral Mass

The Funeral Mass of Mr Rodolfo Iuliano takes place on Friday 13th May 2022 at 09.30am. We extend our sympathies to Rodolfo’s family and friends.


COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – May. 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. Singing is allowed and 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.