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Sunday 16th December, 2018 3rd of Advent.
Table of the Word. Zephaniah tells Israel of great times ahead. St Paul tells the Philippians of the happy times of hope in which they live. In the Gospel, John the Baptist preaches a new way of living.
6.30pm Arthur Berry RIP
8.00am Jean Carrol RIP (Carrol family)
9.30am Jean Carrol RIP ( “ )
11.00am Miriam, Marthur & daughter Patricia RIP (Ann & Louis Mann)
12.00pm Mass in St Philomena’s chapel followed by Fr Luke’s
90th birthday reception in school dining room
4.00pm Parish Carol Service in church, followed by mulled wine & minced pies in parish hall
6.30pm Sophia Lobo
10.00am Sylvia Sills RIP
10.00am Garry Harrison RIP (Mary, Doris & friends)
2.00pm Funeral Service, Morden Cemetery, Garth Road, of Rose Hall (those attending please wear something red)
6.00pm – 7.00pm Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Forgotten dead + dec. of de Putron & Snell families
10.00am w/o Don Batty
10.30am Funeral: Denise O’Driscoll
9.00am Exposition with prayers for vocations
10.00am Kestutis RIP, Stepomas RIP
Sunday 23rd December, 2018. 4th of Advent
Table of the Word Micah hymns Bethlehem and the new dawn that will arise there. Hebrews speaks on the one sacrifice to replace all sacrifices. In the Gospel the Old Testament meets the New as the mother of Jesus meets her cousin, the mother of John the Baptist.
6.30pm w/o Eileen & Mary Coyle & Mary Dolan
8.00am Recovery of Benjie
9.30am Micheal Sage RIP
11.00am Antonio Santana RIP
6.30pm Ints. of 6.30pm choir members
Monday (Christmas Eve)
10.00am Raymond Hoyt RIP
4.30pm Paddy Reilly RIP; Don & Helen Flannery & fam.
8.00pm Theresa & Tom Flynn RIP
12 midnight Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP
Tuesday (Christmas Day)
8.00am Brian Flannery RIP
9.30am Holy Souls
11.00am Bernard & Rose McDonagh RIP
6.30pm Thomas Anderson RIP
The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass.
Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.
We pray for the sick, including young Benjie.
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
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.
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 via the website contact form
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]
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 Terry Smith, Rose Hall, Desi Desiderii, and Denise O’Driscoll who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Fr Augustine Chigodora, Francis Heywood, Sylvia Sills, Angela Lay, Peggy O’Connor, Margaret McSorky, Mary Wildey, Peter Fuller, Rudolf Moretti, Mary Wright, Fion Pini and George Watson
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
Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org
Coloma Convent Girls’ School is seeking a new head teacher. See notice board.
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.
Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.
Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?
Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy [email protected] for more details.
Thanks for £1150.96 given in last week’s collection, of which £710.40 was given through Giftaid.
Bishop Paul invites anyone to receive a short Advent daily email during this time. Please visit www.southwarkdsc.org.uk
Altar Servers The Guild of St Stephen’s Mass for ALL servers will take place Wednesday 26th December, St Stephen’s Day, 10am. Medals will be presented to all who have served for more than a year, and the blue cord will replace the red cord for those who have served 5 years or more.
Sr Gabriella Comprehensive, Lira Uganda: We have a little scheme to help build up a library at the school. Why not take a couple of books (for now, from Fr Paul), consisting of literature, and also geography, ‘trade’ books and any other useful subject, and send them out there? postal address Fr Deogratas, P.O. 311, Lira, Uganda.
Christmas is coming Any presents for young children of prisoners on Banstead Downs would be welcomed – wrapped with label ‘boy/girl’, and suggested age of recipient.
Christmas Hamper Raffle in aid of Home Start, a national charity which recuits and trains volunteers to help families with young children, who may be finding it hard to cope because of illness, the disability of a child, post-natal depression, bereavement or loneliness.
UCM members will start collecting from the weekend of 17th/18th November after all the Masses. See poster on the board in church porch.
The Draw will take place, Sunday 16th December, after the Carol Service.
CALLING ALL MISSIO MEMBERS – Your magazine, which includes a 2019 calendar, can be collected from the back of the church, together with your envelope for this quarter’s donations. Please can you return your envelope a.s.a.p-. as all the donations for the year must be banked before Christmas. If you wish to see how your generosity is put to work, there is a small feature on the work in Kenya on the Red Box Film, which can be found at https://missio.org.uk/videos That you once again for your continued support of Missio which is a charity so close to Pope Francis’ heart. Margaret Ashdown. 0208 647 9926
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