May 5th 2019

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Sunday May 5th 2019, 3rd of Easter

 Table of the Word The first reading shows the power of the risen Christ working even through the shadow of Peter. The second reading has John writing words of encouragement to fellow-Christians being persecuted. The Gospel sees Jesus special appearance to Doubting Thomas.


6.30pm    Michael Francis McGuire RIP


8.00am   Malcolm Probett RIP


11.00am   Margaret Banks RIP

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass



7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Eileen Berry RIP


7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Of Nicholas

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Sp. Ints. Bridget McDonagh


7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Of Fenwick family


7.00am   Mass



9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am   2nd birthday: Katelyn Jan Mirands (Carmelina & Dias)

Sunday 12th May. 4th of Easter. Collection: ecclsiastical education

 Table of the Word.. Paul and Barnabas are ‘a light for the nations’. In the second reading, countless hosts surround the Lamb on his throne dressed in spotless white. In the Gospel, Jesus promises eternal life to his ‘sheep’.




8.00am   w/o Maureen & John Morey (Rowntrees)




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 or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. 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. = 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]

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 or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Anna Bak, David Cottrell, William Keeting, Daniel Locket, Charles Pembereton, Martin Kelly,Alice Farrant, David Geisler, Bernard Carroll, Mary Sullivan, Lily Fguller, Tessa Sherrington, Edwige Spiteri, Peter Collins and Joan Totman

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

Thanks for £981.86 given last Sunday and or £213.92 given for upkeep of St George’s Cathedral.

Thanks to the ‘local Muslim community’. For their condolences and prayers last Sunday concerning the murdered Christian worhsippers in Sri Lanka.

Confirmation Meeting on Tuesday – 7.30pm – 8.30pm..

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

Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287

Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.

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, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; 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 and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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Older Catholics might be interested in

 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]

Christian Aid Week, 12th-18th May. Theme: ‘More Happy Birth Days’ – to provide healthcare training and improved health clinics to enable the world’s poorest mothers to give birth safely. Please sign in porch for street collection in your neighbourhood. Further details: Alex Fairloth, 0208 770 3662.

 St Mary’s School Past pupils (over 18) of St Mary’s, and past staff, are warmly invited to Junior School, Tuesday 7th May, 6-8pm, for St Mary’s Federation, Carshalton Alumni Launch.

 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]

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

London South-West Social Group, for young Catholics. Next gathering, 4th May, 7.30pm at GBK in Waterloo.  More on group from Facebook or ring Dominic on 07779447676


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]

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

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

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