June 5th 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.

————————————————————————————Pentecost Sunday

Sat. 4th June

ST Charles   Lwanga

18:30 Rodolfo A Iuliano – RIP
Sun. 5th June 08:00
09:30 Ebube Okechukwu – Intentions
11:00 For people taking GCSE & A-level exams
18:30 People of The Parish
Mon.6th June

Mary-Mother of the Church

Tue. 7th June

St Colman

  18:00 Adoration
Wed. 08th June

St Medard

Thu. 09th June

St Columba

08:00 Phyllis Say – FM
Fri. 10th June

St Ephrem

12:00 John Kenneth Taylor – RIP
SAT. 11th June

St Barnabas

09:00 Adoration and Benediction


Today is a Day of special Prayer for the Church.

Next weekend second collection : Day for Life.

————————————————————————————-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 beginning from Pentecost Sunday, 5 June 2022. However, those who, as a result of age, poor mobility, sickness or any other tenable reasons, are unable to be physically present are exempt. You can read a full explanation of this plenary resolution on our website. Welcome Home!

————————————————————————————-Parish Leads and Deanery Mentor

I am pleased to announce that the following people are now undertaking a period of discernment and training with a view to becoming parish leads.  Please pray for them as they prepare for these roles.

Natacha Crosdale – Parish Lead for Evangelisation

Cherryl Howlett – Parish Lead for Adult Formation

Michael Reed – Parish Lead for Catechesis

Kathy Ball was commissioned as Deanery Mentor for Evangelisation last November.

————————————————————————————-Synod 2023 – Sunday July 10, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! (Matt 11:15) Pope Francis has initiated a listening process for discussion in 2023.

Holy Cross has already contributed to this. We need now to discuss the feedback the diocese received from all the parishes. More importantly we should meet to help fulfil this listening process at ‘home’ in Holy Cross. You are invited to our parish’s meeting on Sunday July 10, 4:30 – 6:15 pm in the parish centre. Please do consider contributing to this and put the date in your calendar now.

————————————————————————————-‘The Spirit That Gives Us Life’ John 6:63

The All Nations Catholic Charismatic Group invites all the people of the parish for the celebration of the feast of the Pentecost at St Andrews Church, Thornton Heath, Croydon on Sunday 5 June from 1pm onwards. The feast of Pentecost is an integral part of our Christian life. Our main celebrant will be His Grace Most Rev Archbishop Emeritus Kevin McDonald. In attendance as well are Rev Fr Francis Utotu and Rev Fr Mark Binang.  Let us come together to celebrate the birthday of our church.  Food and drinks will be provided after the Eucharistic celebration.  Please see the poster on the notice board for more information. Thank you.

————————————————————————————-Garden Party

The Passage would like to invite you and your parishioners to attend a Secret Garden Party on Thursday 7th July, 6pm-9pm, at College Garden, Westminster Abbey. Tickets start at £55 per person and include a barbecue, alcoholic and soft drinks, live entertainment and a raffle & auction.

Tickets can be purchased here on our website:

Garden Party

All ticket purchases help us to continue our vital work supporting London’s most vulnerable people.

————————————————————————————-Last Chance: WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION MASS

Are you celebrating your 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later wedding anniversary this year? Or did you last year? If so, Archbishop John Wilson invites you to join him in celebrating a Mass for married couples at 3pm on Saturday July 9 at St George’s Cathedral. Book now and by doing so you will then receive a personal written invitation from Archbishop John. Children (and grandchildren) are welcome to accompany you to the Mass. But you need to act immediately: the deadline is Monday the 6th of June.

Email: mflsw@rcaos.org.uk


COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross – June 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.

————————————————————————————-Archdiocese of Southwark 2022 Spring Assembly by the Justice and Peace Commission on Saturday 25th June 2022 at St Paul Catholic Church, 103 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RU.  Preceded by Mass at 10.00am at St Edmunds Chapel, Priory Road, Dover CT16 1BB. Registration 10.40am.  Programme 11am to 4pm.  Entitled: Caught in the Act: How do we open a sea of hospitality in a distorted world for people fleeing countries of war, climate and economic disaster, when the Nationality and Borders Act and removal to Rwanda threaten their very being?  Plus navigating the challenges to find opportunities in offering safe sanctuary to the people from Ukraine.  Keynote speakers from major organisations. Everyone welcome.  Entrance is free. Lunch is provided. Donations suggested. Email: jpiccontact@rcaos.org.uk or just turn up on the day.  Finishing with a prayer service at the sea front and ice-creams on the beach.

———————————————————————————The World Meeting of Families (WMF)- June 22-26

“The family, which is founded and given life by love, is a community of persons.”

(Familiaris Consortio 18) Saint Pope John Paul II.

This summer we are all invited to spiritually gather as a World Family in Christ to celebrate the joy, love, and glory that is the vocation of family life through The World Meeting of Families (WMF), Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022.

More information can be found on the Southwark diocesan website.

————————————————————————————-Prayer for the Queen

Following the Prayer after Communion

  1. O Lord, save Elizabeth, our Queen. R. And hear us on the day we call upon you.
  1. O Lord, hear my prayer. R. And let my cry come before you.
  1. The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.
  1. And with your spirit.

Almighty God, we pray, that your servant Elizabeth, our Queen, who, by your providence has received the governance of this realm, may continue to grow in every virtue, that, imbued with your heavenly grace, she may be preserved from all that is harmful and evil and, being blessed with your favour may, with the royal family, come at last into your presence, through Christ who is the way, the truth and the life and who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

————————————————————————————-Catholic History Walks: Sunday, June 26th The Martyrs Walk

Meet at 2.30 pm churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields London WC2H 8LG (nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road). We will walk to Tyburn Convent for Benediction and Tea, arriving approx. 4 pm. Come and celebrate…. www.catholichistorywalks.com

————————————————————————————-Pact Road Show – Saturday 11th June 10.00 – 4pm

Amigo Hall St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1

‘I Was In Prison…’

We extend a warm welcome to all including those who have lived experience of the criminal justice system.

A simple lunch will be provided.

* Please register on: https://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/news-events/events/

Pact’s JustPeople Southwark Roadshow – ‘I was in Prison…’

Contact Theresa for more information: parish.action@prisonadvice.org.uk