February 23rd 2020

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Sunday, February 23rd, Seventh of Year

Saturday

6.30pm    Thomas Traynor RIP (Rita Gomez)

Sunday

8.00am   recov. of Gortheny Lee (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   John Menino & Maria Magdalena De Souza RIP

 6.30pm   Maria Veronica Mendonsa RIP

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday 

7.00am

10.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Josephine Taylor)

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Ash Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Edward Dixon RIP (Angela Lewis)

7.30pm

Thursday

7.00am

10.00am   Thomas Traynor RIP (Witherows)

Friday

7.00am

12.00pm   Tony Neal RIP (Pat McCarthy)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Tony Neal RIP (St Mary’s School) 

 

Sunday March 1st, 1st Sunday of Lent.

Saturday

6.30pm   w/o Mary Wright (Iuliano family

Sunday

8.00am   Thomas Traynor RIP (Paddison family)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Marchant family)

11.00am   Africa Sanz Daza RIP

6.30pm   Ann Ginnell RIP

Funerals:

Margaret (Rita) Lucey, Tuesday 3rd March, 10.00am, Our Lady of the Rosary;   Thomas Traynor, Wednesday 11th March, 10.00am, Holy Cross.

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every 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. We pray for each other.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

Thanks for £860.07 given in last week’s collection, of which £514.32 was given through Gift Aid.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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  buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 07712649606..

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for Thomas Traynor and Rita Lucey who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries this week including Graham Davis, Tony Ashdown, Paula Reynolds, Maria Bay Thi Nguyen, Alfred Austin, Betty Holbrook and Mario Fuller.

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.

UCM Annual Spring lunch, 25th April, 1 pm for 1.30 pm. Reply slips and post box in church porch. Final date for replies, Sunday 12th April.

 Natonal Novena to St Joseph, 10th-18th March. St Joseph’s Church, Maidenhead and Herbert House, Freshfield, Liverpool. Send pentitions or request Novena booklet from Novena Director, St Joseph’s Missionary Society, 58, Cookham Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7HT, or novenahm @gmail.com

SW London Social Group Next gathering Sunday 1st March, 10.30am sung Latin Mass, St James, Spanish Place W1U 3QY, followed by a walk in Regents Park, then lunch at Pizza Express, Baker Street, 2pm. We aim to visit a different parish church each month. Please join us in exploring new parishes and making new friends. If coming, please phone Andrew Law, 07787 231798.

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

 We pray for the sick,  and all who are ill in our community.

Oakwood School Open Morning, Sat. 7th March, 10am-1pm, 0208 668 8080.

The Laurels Open Day, Saturday 7th March, 12-2pm, 0208 674 7229.

 Vacancies:

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Maternity cover for Nursery Class from March 2020, St Mary’s.

Midday lunch-time supervisors for Infant andf Junior Schools, St Mary’s. (See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342)

 Examination invigilators at St Philomena’s. HR Office, 0208 642 2025.

World Day of Prayer (interdenominational)Friday 6th March, 2pm, at Holy Cross. Theme: ‘Rise! Take up your mat and walk’ – prepared by Christian women of Zimbabwe.  Please join us as we host the afternoon service, when we can join people from all over the world in reflecting on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued Zimbabwe over many years. The women share the challenges they have had and their hopes for the future.

There are also services at Sutton Salvation Army, 10.30am and Wallington Baptist Church, 7.30pm.

Any parishioners from Zimbabwe or with Zimbabwesn connections who would like to be involved in the service, please contact Mary Thoreau, marythoreau @yahoo.co.uk

 Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members.

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

Holy Cross Flower Team Anyone, retired or with some spare time, is invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley, buckley448@btinternet.com

HCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage?Fr Luke, 25th September-2nd |October. See notice board, or go to Summer Pilgrimages at  www.hcpt.org.uk

Annual reunion, Holy Family, Sutton Green, Saturday 4th April, with 2pm Mass. More from Sandra Allen, 0208 395 5462, or Manus Finnerty, 0208 669 5265, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863.

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

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Please contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com

24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

February 16th 2020

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Sunday February 16th, Sixth Sunday of Year

 Saturday

6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Sebastian D’Silva RIP

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

11.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Mary Thompson)

6.30pm   Thomas Traynor RIP

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Tom Traynor RIP (Pat McCarthy)

11.30am   Funeral: John Suzuki

Tuesday

7.00am

10.00am   Doris & family living and dead

2.00pm   Funeral: Edmond Weaving

6.00pm – 7.00pm    Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   John Menino DeSouza

Thursday  

7.00am    

10.00am  Magdalena DeSouza RIP

Friday

7.00am

12.00pm  Funeral Mass: Tony Neal

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Chair of St Peter

 

Sunday, February 23rd, Seventh of Year

Saturday 

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   recov. of Gortheny Lee (Rowntrees)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Africa Sanz Daza RIP

6.30pm   Ann Gridneell RIP (Landowski)

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass.

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centered 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. We pray for each other.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £1076.07 given in last week’s collection, of which £674.32 was given through Gift Aid; and for £139.04 give for Racial Justice Sunday.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  John Suzuki, Tony Neal, Thomas Traynor and Edmond Weaving who have died recently and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Anthony Corbett, Marjorie Smith, Reginald Moore, Maureen O’Donnell, Daphne Woolgar, Eileen Jolly, Pauline Lee, Kathleen Horkan, Margaret Hall, Irene Stewart,  Terry Robins and Maria Mendonsa

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.

World Day of Prayer (interdenominational)Friday 6th March, 2pm, at Holy Cross. Theme: ‘Rise! Take up your mat and walk’ – prepared by Christian women of Zimbabwe.  Please join us as we host the afternoon service, when we can join people from all over the world in reflecting on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued Zimbabwe over many years. The women share the challenges they have had and their hopes for the future.

There are also services at Sutton Salvation Army, 10.30am and Walliington Baptist Church, 7.30pm.

Any parishioners from Zimbabwe or with Zimbabwean connections who would like to be involved in the service, please contact Mary Thoreau, marythoreau@yahoo.co.uk

 UCM Spring lunch Saturday 25th April, 1pm for 1.30pm

 Prayer Group meets Monday 17th February at 8pm in Parish Room.

Valentines Cafe This is a fund-raising event, Saturday 15th February, 15.00 to 17.30. Tickets £10, with afternoon tea service offered. The cause is to raise money to go to Ethiopia to buy Ambubags to save the lives of new-born babies who cannot breathe at birth. Spread the news!

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members.

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

Holy Cross Flower Team Anyone, retired or with some spare time, is invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley  buckley448@btinternet.com

HCPT Lourdes Pilgrimage? Fr Luke, 25th September-2nd |October. See notice board, or go to Summer Pilgrimages at  www.hcpt.org.uk

Annual reunion, Holy Family, Sutton Green, Saturday 4th April, with 2pm Mass. More from Sandra Allen, 0208 395 5462, or Manus Finnerty, 0208 669 5265, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863.

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

 We pray for the sick,  and all who are ill in our community.

Oakwood School Open Morning, Sat. 7th March, 10am-1pm, 0208 668 8080.

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

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Vacancies:

Maternity cover for Nursery Class from March 2020, St Mary’s.

Midday lunch-time supervisors for Infant andf Junior Schools, St Mary’s.

See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342

 Examination invigilators at St Philomena’s. HR Office, 0208 642 2025.

February 9th 2020

Go to mcnmedia.tv or follow the link on the Home page for live streaming

Sunday February 9th. Fifth Sunday of the Year Racial Justice Day.

Saturday 

6.30pm   Mary, Peter & Michael Hagan RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Ann Hall RIP Mary Lucely)

9.30am   Macy Quinn RIP

11.00am   celebrating St Appolonia

3.00pm   Mass with anointing of sick

6.30pm   Africa Sanz-Daza RIP

Monday

7.00am   St Scholastica

10.00am   Elsie Hart RIP

Tuesday 

7.00am

10.00am   Barbara Clarke RIP (Rita Gomez)

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Kathleen Snell)

Thursday

7.00am    

No 10.00am Mass

Friday

7.00am   Ss Cyril & Methodius

12.00pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am

Sunday February 16th, Sixth Sunday of Year

Saturday

6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Sebastian D’Silva RIP

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

11.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Mary Thompson)

6.30pm

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every 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. We pray for each other.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions contact Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk. For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

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.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £1076.07 given in last week’s collection, of which £674.32 was given through Gift Aid; and for £139.04 give for Racial Justice Sunday.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  Tony Neal and Edmond Weaving who have died recently and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including African Sanz-Daza, El;izabeth Stanley, Mary Gunning, Chartles Jacques, Brendan Cunniffe, Philip Dumas, Eva Deakins, Giovanna Balda and Bridie McKechnie.

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.

UCM Spring lunch Saturday 25th April, 1pm for 1.30pm

 Prayer Group meets Monday 17th February at 8pm in Parish Room.

 World Day of Prayer (interdenominational)Friday 6th March, 2pm, at Holy Cross. Theme: ‘Rise! Take up your mat and walk’ – preparaed by Christian women of Zimbabwe.  Please join us as we host the afternoon service, when we can join peoiple from all over the world in reflecting on the difficulties and unrest that have plagued Zimbabwe over many years. The women share the challenges they have had and their hopes for the future.

There are also services at Sutton Salvation Army, 10.30am and Wallington Baptist Church, 7.30pm.

 Valentines Cafe This is a fund-raising event, Saturday 15th February, 15.00 to 17.30. Tickets £10, with afternoon tea service offered. The cause is to raise money to go to Ethipia to buy Ambubags to save the lives of new-born babies who canot breathe at birth. Spread the news!

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

 We pray for the sick,  and all who are ill in our community.

Oakwood School Open Morning, Sat. 7th March, 10am-1pm, 0208 668 8080.

 Vacancies

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Maternity cover for Nursery Class from March 2020, St Mary’s.

Midday lunch-time supervisors for Infant andf Junior Schools, St Mary’s.

See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342

 Examination invigilators at St Philomena’s. HR Office, 0208 642 2025.

February 2nd 2020

Go to mcnmedia.tv or follow the link on the Home page for live streaming

Sunday February 2nd, 2020. The Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas. (Racial Justice collection)

 Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   ints. Doris D’Silva

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Witherows)

11.00am

6.30pm

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Margaret Jean Tomkins RIP (Mrs Hulme, Mrs Owens)

Tuesday

7.00am

10.00am   Barbara Clarke RIP

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am   St Agatha

10.00am   Tony Neal RIP (Philip Quinton)

Thursday

7.00am   Ss Paul Miki & companions   

10.00am   w/o Bishop Tripp

Friday           

7.00am

12.00pm   Molly Tombs RIP

Saturday

9.30am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations. Day of Prayer for Victims                                                                                                                             of Trafficking

10.00am   George Buckley RIP

Sunday February 9th. Fifth Sunday of the Year Racial Justice Day.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   Mary, Peter & Michael Hagan RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Ann Hall RIP Mary Lucely)

9.30am   Macy Quinn RIP

11.00am   celebrating St Appolonia

6.30pm

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every 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. We pray for each other.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

Mass of anointing of the sick, here at Holy Cross, Sunday February 9th, 3pm.

(The following Tuesday = World Day of Prayer for the Sick.)

Valentines Cafe This is a fund-raising event, Saturday 15th February, 15.00 to 17.30. Tickets £10, with afternoon tea service offered. The cause is to raise money to go to Ethiopia to buy Ambubags to save the lives of new-born babies who canot breathe at birth. Spread the news!

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.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £11412.60 given in last week’s collection, of which £552.91 was given through Gift Aid.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins  uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  Tony Neal and Edmund Weaving who have died recently and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including William Shearman, Alan Blaker, Mary Frye, Kathleen Clamp, Gabrielle Holland, Margaret Hignett, Thelma Congreaves, Therese Hanks, Mary Smith, John Nethersole, Margaret Liston, Moira Tombs, Sid Morris and George Buckley.

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.

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

 We pray for the sick,  and all who are ill in our community.

 Vacancies

Maternity cover for Nursery Class from March 2020, St Mary’s.

Midday lunch-time supervisors for Infant andf Junior Schools, St Mary’s.

See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342

 Examination invigilators at St Philomena’s. HR Office, 0208 642 2025.

January 26th 2020

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Sunday 26th January, 3rd Sunday. Sunday of the Word of God.

Saturday

6.30pm   Jean Arnott RIP

Sunday

8.00am   James Rowntree RIP

9.30am   Maria Bay Thi Nguyen RIP

11.00am   Tom Traynor RIP

6.30pm   John Connolly RIP

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

7.00am   St Thomas Aquinas

10.00am   In honour of St Philomena

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am

Thursday 

7.00am

10.00am   Barbara Clarke RIP (Doris & family)

 Friday           

7.00am   St John Bosco

12.00pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Thanksgiving (Thomas)

Sunday February 2nd, 2020. The Presentation of the Lord. Candlemas. (Racial Justice collection)

 Saturday 

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   ints. Doris D’Silva

9.30am

11.00am

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 Natacha Crosdale   natachacrosdale@yahoo.co.uk For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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. We pray for each other.

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy   jeremytuke@gmail.com

We pray for the sick,  including Edmund Weaving and all who are ill in our community.

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £1215.24 given in last week’s collection, of which £708.54 was given through Gift Aid; and for £122.23 given for Pax Christi (Peace Sunday).

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins  uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  Barbara Clarke who has died recently and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Margaret McKenna, John O’Reilly, Richard Dyer, Gerald Stubbs, Maria Hunt, Vincenzo Mancuzo, Catherine Bond, Connel Gallagher, Fitzroy Henry, Kenneth Martindale, Anne Wainhouse, Martha Horstead, Maria Iles, Janet Sacre and Jean Arnott.

Valentines Cafe This is a fund-raising event, Saturday 15th February, 15.00 to 17.30. Tickets £10, with afternoon tea service offered. The cause is to raise money to go to Ethiopia to buy Ambubags to save the lives of new-born babies who cannot breathe at birth. Spread the news!

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.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

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.

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

January 19th 2020

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Sunday, January 19th. 2nd of Ordinary Time. Peace Sunday

Saturday  

6.30pm   ints. Ann, Louis & Nick Mann

Sunday

8.00am   Maureen Moray RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am   on Erika’s 6th birthday

11.00am   w/o Vanessa O’Shea-Gerrard

6.30pm   Filomena Fonseca RIP

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am

Tuesday

7.00am   St: Agnes

10.00am   w/o Bridget McDonagh

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   T.J.Waters RIP

Thursday 

7.00am

10.00am

Friday 

 7.00am   St: Francis de Sales

12.00pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Conversion of St Paul

Sunday 26th January, 3rd Sunday. Sunday of the Word of God.

Saturday 

6.30pm   Jean Arnott RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Doris De Silva

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every 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. We pray for each other.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook@cirrustrust.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th-25th January. Unity Service at Holy Cross, Wednesday 22nd January, 7.30pm. We are hosts therefore to members of other Christian communities. Refreshments afterwards.

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   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £1124.71 given in last week’s collection, of which £704.26 was given through Gift Aid; and for £483.80 given at the Crib (for Children’s Society).

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  Sylvia Smith those who has died recently, and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Elizabeth Stapleton, Giovanni Dole, Rose Keating, Barbara Thatcher, Roger Angibault, Michael Tait, Rozario Fernandes, Maryanna Olearzyk, John Glynn,, Margery Shaw, Peggy Cahill Joan Norris, Maria Desiderei,, Desmond Carlse, Tom Traynor, and Frank King

Goan connection? A special Mass will be celebrated 2pm, Sunday 19th January, at John Fisher church, 207, Cannon Hill Lane to pray for beatification of Ven Agnelo. Ring 0208 543 7721 for more.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church and return them.

 London Social Young people’s group. 19th January – Mass, walk and meal, from St Patrick’s, 21a, Soho Square, W1D 4NR, 11am. See londoncatholicsocial@ gmail.com

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.

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.

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Headteacher sought for September 2020 at St Mary Magdalen’s Primary School, Mortlake.  More on http://www.st-marymagdalens.richmond.sch.uk/

Knock pilgrimage 16th March. 4 nights, £559.00 sharing room (single room £100 extra). For more, contact Patricia, 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557.

January 12th 2020

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Sunday January 12th. Baptism of our Lord

Saturday

6.30pm    Fitzroy Henry & Kenneth Martindale RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Pat Ward RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Maeve & Mike Davis & family (B. Witherow)

6.30pm

Monday

7.00am

10.00am   ints. Philip Quinton

Tuesday  

7.00am

10.00am   Thanksgiving Doris

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Mrs Conceicao Barreto RIP

7.30pm   UCM Mass – for parishioners’ families

Thursday

7.00am

10.00am

Friday  

7.00am   St Anthony, Abbot

12.00pm   Joan Spackman RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayersd for vocartions

10.00am

Sunday, January 19th. 2nd of Ordinary Time. Peace Sunday

Saturday 

6.30pm   ints. Ann, Louis & Nick Mann

Sunday 

8.00am   Maureen Moray RIP (Rowntrees)

9.30am

11.00am   w/o Vanessa O’Shea-Gerrard

6.30pm   Filomena Fonseca RIP

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, acook@cirrustrust.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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. We pray for each other.

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   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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

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.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

 Thanks for £1001.13 given in last week’s collection, of which £542.18 was given through Gift Aid.

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement.

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 info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use calixinsouthwark@btinternet.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

Anniversaries: We pray for  those who have died recently, and  for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Moses Symes, Dympna Dolan, Marie Liston, Mary Fay, Rachel Haydn, Ethel Flanders, William Mazza, Mary Waters, Grace Smithers, James Sheahan, Sarah Kiff, Margarert Shanahan, Frances Robinson, Betty Murphy and William Probett.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th-25th January. Unity Service at Holy Cross, Wednesday 22nd January, 7.30pm. We are hosts therefore to members of other Chrtistian communities. Refreshments afterwards.

 Goan connection? A special Mass will be celebrated 2pm, Sunday 19th January, at John Fisher church, 207, Cannon Hill Lane to pray for beatification of Ven Agnelo. Ring 0208 543 7721 for more.

Confirmation 2020 Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed, Sunday 21st June at 6.30pm, please complete an application form from back of church.

 London Social Young people’s group. 19th January – Mass, walk and meal, from St Patrick’s, 21a, Soho Square, W1D 4NR, 11am. See londoncatholicsocial@ gmail.com

Scripture Group  for ‘Year of St Matthew’, Upper Room, Thursday, 7.30pm.  Project of our hierarchy with Scripture Union.

 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.

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  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

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

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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

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 buckley448@btinternet.com

Free English Course Alongside Caritas Westminster, the Religious of Mary Immaculate are planning a free-of-charge ESOL (English as second or other language) course. Plese contact the Sisters, 0208 788 9477, or Joseph Kilsby of Caritas Westminster, 07801 572 434.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – October 2020 7 night stay and airport shuttle from Dubrovnik or Split from 266 euro per person sharing. Tel 0203 239 8662 for more.

www.heavensroadfm.com = 24/7 Catholic online radio broadcasting from St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

We adore thee O Christ and we praise thee because by thy Holy Cross, thou hast redeemed the world.

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