March 29th 2020

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Sadly the church is now locked until the viral situation is resolved. Streaming is available all the time. Let’s pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

Sunday March 29th, 5th of Lent

 Saturday

6.30pm   ints. Sylvia & Matt Welch and girls

Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Jane and family)

11.00am   Thanksgiving (Trish Higgins)

6.30pm   William O’Mahoney RIP (Ann Bailey)

Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

7.00am

10.00am   Ints. Mary Traynor (Kathleen Snell)

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Celin Uraon RIP 

Thursday

7.00am

10.00am   Tommy Traynor RIP (Mrs Scanlan)

Friday

7.00am

12.00pm   Tommy Traynor RIP (Kathleen Snell)

Saturday   

No Holy Hour

10.00am   Jack Firmo RIP

Sunday April 5th,  Palm Sunday. 

Saturday

6.30pm   Ints Mary Traynor & familyj (Rita Gomez)

Sunday

8.00am   Rita Lucey RIP (Probett family)

9.30am   Tom Traynor RIP (UCM)

11.00am   Maisy Sweeney Morgan RIP (Collins family)

6.30pm   Ints Bridget    

Palm Sunday ceremonies and remainder of Holy Week ceremonies will be conducted at front of church nave, so as to be visible to    anyone streaming.

Palms will be available outside church from Palm Sunday onwards, as will Mass service sheets.

Anniversaries: We pray for Margaret O’Brien and Donald Dee who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Teresa Sherrington, Nicholas Hooker, Pet Buckley, Nora McArdle, Albert Page, Eric Purnell, Phyllis Reynolds, Martin McGrath, Cecilia Hennings, Maud Hosie, James McDermott, Mary Apted, Agnes Streeter, Bridie O’Donnell and John Hill.

March 22nd 2020

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Following advice from the Bishops Conference there can be no public Mass at present. Below are some extracts from their letter:

our churches will remain open…they will be a focal point of prayer where you will find solace and strength…the celebration of Mass Sunday by Sunday and day by day will take place without a public congregation…the rhythm of the prayer of the Church will continue’

Please use the link on the Home page to watch the Mass on line.

Sunday March 22nd.  4th of Lent 

Saturday

6.30pm   Mary & John McKenna, David, Kathleen & Eddie Johnston RIP 

Sunday

8.00am   Ulah Jansen RIP

9.30am  Thomas Traynor RIP (Brenda McGrath)

11.00am   Micheal O’Meara RIP (O’Meara family)

6.30pm   Ramon Ruiz RIP (Iuliano family)

 Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Ints. Fr Paul

Tuesday

7.00am

10.00am   Ints. Liz McGuire (Landowski)

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am   Annunciation

10.00am   Juan Candal RIP

Thursday 

7.00am

10.00am   Ints. Fr Paul (Kathleen Snell)

Friday 

7.00am

12.00pm   Mario Fuller RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Cristobal Nuñez

Sunday March 29th, 5th of Lent

Saturday

6.30pm   ints Sylvia & Matt Welch & girls

Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP (Brenda McGrath)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Jane & family)

11.00am   Thanksgiving (Trish Higgins)

6.30pm   William O’Mahoney RIP (Anne Bailey)

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

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on our friendship with 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   http://natachacrosdale’yahoo.co.uk . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

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 £1209.47 given in last week’s collection, of which £742.77 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 all who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Helen Madden, John Murphy, Alfred Owen, Mary Wallace, Savio Pinto, Thomas Weston, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Michael O’Meara, Graham Smithers, baby John Banks, Christina Griffin, Mary Cranmer, Margaret Muddle,  Henry Francis, Emily Mason, Derek Dale, Albert Thomas, Mary Cheeseman, Roy Dale, Richie Welsh, Mary Carvell and Alice Butler.

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.

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.

Sunday 11.00am Choir + Anyone interested in joining us is most welcome to come up into the Choir Loft to speak to us after Mass on Sunday, or to come to our weekly practice, also in the Choir Loft, at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings. For more information, please check our entry on the Parish Website or contact Andrew Theobald on 0208 715 2337 or by email at redtheo@aol. 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. Postponed till after the virus has gone.

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.  Cancelled because of virus.

Christian Aid Week, 10th to 16th May. The theme of ‘Every Last Drop’ will focus on the effects of climate change in some of the poorest countries of the world. Gathering water is a daily and difficult task in order for people to survive drought. Holy Cross parishioners have been involved in the street collection for many years and we are urgently looking for someone to take over the role of co-ordinator from Alex Faircloth from next year. A number of other Christian churches in Carshalton work together to manage the collection.  If this is a charity dear to your heart, please consider getting more involved. Contact Fr Paul,  or Alex on 0208 770 3662.

Accompanists I am trying to compile a dircetory of anyone in the parish who can play a keyboard or organ or any other suitable musical instrument, who might be able to accompany the singing at the 11.00am Mass on Sunday mornings in the event that our usual accompanist is unavailable. It you are interested and able to assist, please contact me on 0208 715 2337 or by email at redtheo@ aol.com

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.

 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 and Junior Schools, St Mary’s.

See notices in porch.  Or Mrs Allen 0208 647 4342

Associate Assistant Headteacher – St Philomena’s – Catholic Life

Teacher of Religious Education – St Philomena’s

Teacher of Physical Education – St Philomena’s   0208 642 2025 (HR Dept.)

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

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

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

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

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. yann.guiho@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.  Meetings cancelled at present due the ongoing situation

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

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.

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.

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

March 15th 2020

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

Sunday, March 15th, 3rd of Lent.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Philo & Hubert Saldanha RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Thomas Traynopr RIP (Jane Hallows & family)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

11.00am   Luis Bermudez RIP

3.00pm   Penitential Service with Reconciliation

6.30pm   Tommy Traynor RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

Monday

7.00am

10.00am   Ints. Doris and family

Tuesday  

7.00am    St:Patrick

10.00am   Ints. Mary Traynor (Tuesday group)

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am    Africa Sanz Daza RIP

Thursday

7.00am   St:Joseph  

10.00am   Mr & Mrs Barreto RIP

Friday 

7.00am

12.00pm   Rita Lucey RIP (Pryors)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am ints.   Christina Buckley (Landowski)

Sunday March 22nd.  4th of Lent 

Saturday

6.30pm   Mary & John McKenna, David, Kathleen & Eddie Johnston RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP (Brendan McGrath)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Jane and family)

11.00am   Thanksgiving (Trish Higgins)

6.30pm   William O’Mahoney RIP (Anne Bailey)

The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on our friendship with 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 .

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 £1209.47 given in last week’s collection, of which £742.77 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 all who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Mary Wheeler, Mary Marks. Cecil Hibbins, Mary Rolphe, Robert O’Reilly, Simon Byrne, Ian Gafour, Lou Robins, Cathleen Cryan, Doris Woodley, Aurora Smith, Bridget McMahon, Rosario Scannella, Patricia Betts, Paul Hamlin and Alfred Owen

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.

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.

Sunday 11.00am Choir + Anyone interested in joining us is most welcome to come up into the Choir Loft to speak to us after Mass on Sunday, or to come to our weekly practice, also in the Choir Loft, at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings. For more information, please check our entry on the Parish Website or contact Andrew Theobald on 0208 715 2337 or by email at redtheo@aol. com

Missio Collection March 2020  For red box holders, your envelopes are ready in the porch. Please empty your box and return the envelope to the church by the weekend of 21st/22nd March. Thank you. Alex Faircloth.

Deanery Day of Prayer and Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers and any parishioner, Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, Saturday 21st March, Mass at 9.30am, then coffee, then Fr Victor Darlington on The Gospel of St Mark in this Year of the Word.

All altar servers  There will be a meeting on Saturday 21st March for all servers, who should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

 Christian Aid Week, 10th to 16th May. The theme of ‘Every Last Drop’ wil focus on the effects of climate change in some of the poorest countries of the world. Gathering water is a daily and difficult task in order for people to survive drought. Holy Cross parishioners have been involved in the street collection for many years and we are urgently looking for someone to take over the role of co-ordinator from Alex Faircloth from next year. A number of other Christian churches in Carshalton work together to manage the collection.  If this is a charity dear to your heart, please consider getting more involved. Contact Fr Paul,  or Alex Faircloth.

Accompanists I am trying to compile a dirctory of anyone in the parish who can play a keyboard or organ or any other suitable musical instrument, who might be able to accompany the singing at the 11.00am Mass on Sunday mornings in the event that our usual accompanist is unavailablke. It you are interested and able to assist, please contact me on 0208 715 2337 or by email at redtheo@ aol.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.

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.

 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.

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

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

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

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. yann.guiho@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 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.

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.

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.

 www.heavensroadfm.com

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

March 8th 2020

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

 Sunday March 8th.  2nd of Lent.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Rita Lucey RIP (Iuliano family)

Sunday

8.00am   Tony Neal RIP (UCM)

9.30am  Thomas Traynor RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Edmond Weaving RIP (Adrian Mann)

6.30pm   Mrs Helen Boyd RIP (Susan Ritson)

 Monday 

7.00am

10.00am   Celine & Cherryl Peinis

Tuesday

7.00am

10.00am   Tommy Traynor RIP & his family

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Funeral: Tommy Traynor RIP

Thursday

7.00am    

10.00am   George Buckley RIP

Friday

7.00am

12.00pm   Rita & Lucy RIP (Pryors)

Saturday   

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Joseph McDonagh’s intentions

 

Sunday, March 15th, 3rd of Lent.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Philo & Hubert Saldanha RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Thomas Traynopr RIP (Jane Hallows & family)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

11.00am   Luis Bermudez RIP

3.00pm    Penitential Service with Reconciliation

6.30pm   Tommy Traynor RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

 

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

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on our friendship with 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.com  For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

Deanery Day of Prayer and Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers and any parishioner, Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, Saturday 21st March, Mass at 9.30am, then coffee, then Fr Victor Darlington on The Gospel of St Mark in this Year of the Word.

 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.

Christian Aid Week, 10th to 16th May. The theme of ‘Every Last Drop’ wil focus on the effects of climate change in some of the poorest countries of the world. Gathering water is a daily and difficult task in order for people to survive drought. Holy Cross parishioners have been involved in the street collection for many years and we are urgently looking for someone to take over the role of coordinator from Alex Faircloth from next year. A number of other Christian churches in Carshalton work together to manage the collection.  If this is a charity dear to your heart, please consider getting more involved. Contact Fr Paul,  or Alex on 0208 770 3662.

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 all who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Mary Apted, Nellie Murphy, and Bernard Thelwell,

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.

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.

Sunday 11.00am Choir   Anyone interested in joining us is most welcome to come up into the Choir Loft to speak to us after Mass on Sunday, or to come to our weekly practice, also in the Choir Loft, at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings. For more information, please check our entry on the Parish Website or contact Andrew Theobald on 0208 715 2337 or by email at redtheo@aol. com

 Accompanists I am trying to compile a dirctory of anyone in the parish who can play a keyboard or organ or any other suitable musical instrument, who might be able to accompany the singing at the 11.00am Mass on Sunday mornings in the event that our usual accompanist is unavailable. If you are interested and able to assist, please contact me on 0208 715 2337 or by email at                   redtheo@ aol.com

 Missio Collection March 2020  For red box holders, your envelopes are ready in the porch. Please empty your box and return the envelope to the church by the weekend of 21st/22nd March. Thank you. Alex Faircloth.

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.

 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 and 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.

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

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

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

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. yann.guiho@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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

 www.heavensroadfm.com

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

March 1st 2020

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

Sunday March 1st, 1st Sunday of Lent. Collection for poorer parishes.

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 (Mrs Landowski)

Monday 

7.00am

10.00am

Tuesday  

7.00am

10.00am   Molly Joseph RIP

6.00pm – 7.00pm   Adoration

Wednesday

7.00am

10.00am   Tommy Traynor RIP (Liz McGuire)

Thursday  

7.00am    

10.00am

Friday

7.00am   (Family Fast Day)

12.00pm   Tony Neal RIP (Ted Morton)

Saturday 

9.00am    Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Teresa Pinnock RIP

Sunday March 8th.  2nd of Lent.

Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am   Thomas Traynor RIP (Jane Hallows & family)

9.30am   Tony Neal RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

11.00am

6.30pm   Tommy Traynor RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

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 our friendship with 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

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 occur this week including Mary Clarke, Mary Fletcher, Sarah Monk, Christopher Theobald, Gladys Surita, Thomas Ford, Ellen Grant, John Morton, Arthur Moore, Bridget McMullen,    Joan Pound, Dr Kevin Flintan and Michael Betts.

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.

Deanery Day of Prayer and Recollection for Eucharistic Ministers and any parishioner, Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, Saturday 21st March, Mass at 9.30am, then coffee, then Fr Victor Darlington on The Gospel of St Mark in this Year of the Word.

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.

National 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

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.

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 :

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

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

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

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.

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. 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.

February 23rd 2020

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

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

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

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.

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

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