August 1st 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  the Home page for details of the next steps regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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18th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat .31st   18:30  
Sun 1st   08:00  
09:30  
11:00  
18:30  
Mon.2nd   08:00 Hugh Hosie
10:00  
Tue.3rd   08:00 Holy Souls
10:00 Malcolm McEwin – RIP
Wed.4th   08:00  
10:00 Kathleen Bailey – RIP
Thu. 5th     08:00  
10:00  
Fri. 6rd 08:00  
12:00  
Sat.7th   08.00  
10.00  

Adoration. Every Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm and on every Saturdays from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled.  The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Visit school’s website to book a place (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

Mass Intentions. The greatest gift you can give a loved one deceased or living is the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass.  We have the opportunity to offer such Mass for your own intentions and for them. Most of our Masses have no Intention and we encourage parishioners to offer Masses.

Please pick a Mass envelope at the back of the Church to book a Mass, together with your offering either drop it in the Sacristy or through the Letter box of the Presbytery.

Thank you very much.

 Confessions.  The Confessions will be in the Confessional Box on Saturdays after the 10.00am Mass and in the evening from 5.45pm. Alternatively you can request one, anytime during the weekdays. However, there will no Confessions during Sundays before Masses.

Covid – 19 Guide line for Churches.  Following the new Guide-line and the with the meeting that was held with a few parishioners we can now announce that the Mass attendance has been increased to 80 from this weekend. We however would kindly request that the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc still be kept.

Details are on the Parish website.

Besides, we need more volunteers to clean and sanitizer the Church after every Mass as at the moment there are only a few doing that.  Make use of the Cards that are provided by the Stewards if you feel vulnerable. Thank you so much for your cooperation

WHAT’S NEW: Young People, NEW to the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is the formation of a group of musicians (Grade 2 and above) ie two violinists, cello player, flute player and clarinet player. Also needed will be Choristers from age 10 plus seniors of all voice parts.

If you would like to, and feel you have the confidence to do so, the Choir and Musicians will lead the Congregation during the Mass with hymns, motets and music to reflect the Liturgical part of the year. We have a professional organist who will also help with the formation of the group.

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey and Jim Witherow…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

 

July 25th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  the Home page for details of the next steps regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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17th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat .24th 18:30 Mary Parkin – RIP
Sun.25th 08:00  
09:30 Mary Page – BD
11:00  
18:30  
Mon.26th 08:00  
10:00 Pablo Wetseelar – WB
Tue.27th 08:00  
10:00  
Wed.28st 08:00  
10:00 Jim Thomson – RIP
Thu. 29th     08:00  
10:00 John Stacey – RIP
Fri. 30rd 08:00  
12:00  
Sat.31st 08.00  
  10.00  

 Mass Intentions. The greatest gift you can give a loved one deceased or living is the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass.  We have the opportunity to offer such Mass for your own intentions and for them. Most of our Masses have no Intention and we encourage parishioners to offer Masses.

Please pick a Mass envelope at the back of the Church to book a Mass, together with your offering either drop it in the Sacristy or through the Letter box of the Presbytery.

Thank you very much.

 Confessions.  The Confessions will be in the Confessional Box on Saturdays after the 10.00am Mass and in the evening from 5.45pm. Alternatively you can request one, anytime during the weekdays. However, there will be no Confessions during Sundays before Masses.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled.  The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Visit school’s website to book a place (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

 Covid – 19 Guide line for Churches.  Following the new Guide-line and the with the meeting that was held with a few parishioners we can now announce that the Mass attendance has been increased to 80 from this weekend. We however would kindly request that the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc still be kept.

(Full details are on the Parish website on the Home page)

Besides, we need more volunteers to clean and sanitizer the Church after every Mass as at the moment there are only a few doing that.

Do make use of the Cards that are provided by the Stewards and Volunteers if you feel vulnerable.

Thank you so much for your cooperation

RCIA Publicity at the Masses. The Catechists of the RCIA Programme will be speaking this weekend at all the Masses about this year’s Programme after the Holy Communion. Thank you so much.

School Forms.   I will be signing School Forms this week on Wednesday and Friday from 11hrs to 14hrs and from 18hrs to 20hrs at the Parish Centre due to unavailability of space at the Presbytery at the moment.  Please do not bring your Forms into the Sacristy. Thank you.

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.

 

July 18th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

Please see below  for details of the next steps regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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Mass Times

16th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat. 17th 08:00am  
18:30pm Rose Stone – RIP
Sun. 18th 08:00am  
09:30am Fr Mark Higgins – Intentions
11:00am Bernard Paddispn; 10th Anniversary
18:30pm Betty Purcell – RIP
Mon. 19th 08:00am  
10:00am Frank Queally & Family
Tue. 20th 08:00am  
10:00am Fr Paul Saunders – RIP
Wed. 21st 08:00am  
10:00am  
Thu. 22nd    08:00am  
10:00am Bridget; Healing/Conversion
Fri. 23rd 08:00am  
12:00pm  

 Mass Intentions. The greatest gift you can give a loved one deceased or living is the Sacrifice of the Holy Mass. In the Parish Masses we have the opportunity to offer such Mass for your own intentions and for them. Most of our Masses have no Intention. I would like to encourage parishioners to be able to offer Masses.

Please pick a Mass envelope at the back of the Church where you can book a Mass, together with your offering either dropped in the Sacristy or through the Letter box of the Presbytery-The Priest’s House.

Thank you very much.

NOTE: There will be Adoration on every Tuesday from 18:00 to 19:00 and on every Saturday from 09:00 to 10:00, ending with Benediction. All are welcome!

 Covid – 19 Route Map for Churches.  I hope everyone is aware with the latest Government regulation easing on the Restriction on Covid – 19 that has an impact on places of worship. The Bishop’.s Conference of England and Wales has issued a circular following the Government’s announcement which comes into effect on Monday July 19th. However much of what can be done has been left to local situations. As result of this we can’t begin to implement the changes as they need to be applied to particular and local circumstances. With a small group of parishioners, we will meet this week to path the way forward. At the moment we will kindly request everyone to do the needful that is at all times to wear your mask while in the Church. You can find on the Parish website a link to the whole document/Circular of the Bishop’s Conference.

Thank you so much for your cooperation.

(Go to the Upate page for more information)

 St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled

The Open Evening will now take place “on Tuesday 14th September 2021.” This is for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Please go to the school’s website to book a place for the Open Evening. (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.)

www.stphils.org.uk

 An invitation to Building a better Marriage: A day in which married couples can privately explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married. ONLINE: Saturday, 10th July 2021 at 9.00am till 1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Contact-Mrs Carole Batty

mflkent@rcaos.org.uk. Tel. 07983 524 727

First Reconciliation and Holy Communion Programme. There will be an introductory parents’ meeting organised for Tuesday 20th July, at 7.30 pm at the Parish Hall. To date we have 52 children registered to start their teaching sessions with us in September (we usually end up with about 70 children). This is to encourage all the parents to make effort to attend.

RCIA Publicity at the Masses. The Catechists of the RCIA Programme will be speaking next weekend at all the Masses about this year’s Programme after the Holy Communion. Thank you.

School Forms.   A date for signing School Forms will be communicated during the Masses. Please do not bring your Forms into the Sacristy for signing. Thank you.

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard…

Sick or in hospital?

Please do pray for the sick and House bound in the Parish. Let Fr Philip know of anyone at the Hospital.

 

July 11th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

We are still under Government restrictions – please see the Home page for details of requirements

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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15th SUNDAY IN OT

Sat. 10th 08:00am  
18:30pm  
Sun. 11th 08:00am  
09:30am All departed of the Stole Family
11:00am  
18:30pm  
Mon. 12th 08:00am  
10:00am  
Tue. 13th 08:00am  
10:00am  
Wed. 14th 08:00am  
10:00am  
Thu. 15th 08:00am  
10:00am  
Fri. 16th 08:00am  
12:00pm  

 Mass Intentions. In order to streamline the bookings of Masses, those who would like to offer a Mass Intentions are encouraged to use the Mass Envelopes at the back of the Church and hand them either in the Sacristy or through the Presbytery Letter Box. They will then be on the Parish Newsletter.

This Week’s Second Collection is for the Apostleship of the Sea

Summertime 2021. Tuesday 3 – Friday 6 August

Following last year’s cancellation, we are pleased to announce that this annual activity is back, and commend it to altar servers aged 10 – 15 years within Southwark Diocese. Summertime 2021 will take place at the Oratory School in Reading and will open with Mass celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson.  Activities will include talks, discussions, prayer, daily Mass, as well as sport, a trip to Thorpe Park and Swimming.

A coach is being provided from St. Anselm’s, Dartford, and the cost of £165 covers all board and lodging, Thorpe Park and swimming. For more details, please obtain a form from the Sacristy or contact Fr Stephen Boyle, Chaplain to the Guild of St. Stephen. Tel: 01322 220075 Email: dartford@rcaos.org.uk

 Remember our Confirmation Candidates at Holy Cross in your prayer! The Confirmation Mass will be on Sun. 18th July at 2pm.

 St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled

The Open Evening will now take place “on Tuesday 14th September 2021.” This is for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Please go to the school’s website to book a place for the Open Evening. (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

An invitation to Building a better Marriage: A day in which married couples can privately explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married. ONLINE: Saturday, 10th July 2021 at 9.00am till 1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Contact-Mrs Carole Batty

mflkent@rcaos.org.uk. Tel. 07983 524 727

SEA SUNDAY.  This week IS Sea Sunday. Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard…

Sick or in hospital?

Please do pray for the sick and House bound in the Parish. Let Fr Philip know of anyone at St. Helier or Epsom Hospital.

NOTE: From next week there will be Adoration on every Tuesday from 18:00 to 19:00 and on every Saturday from 09:00 to 10:00, ending with Benediction. All are welcome!

July 4th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

We are still under Government restrictions – please see the Home page for details of requirements

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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14th SUNDAY IN OT

MASS TIMES

on Mon:

08:00

on Tue:

08:00

on Wed:

08:00

on Thu:

08:00 and 10:00

on Fri:

08:00 and 12:00

on Sat:

08:00 and 18:30 (Sunday vigil)

on Sun:

08:00 : 09:30 :11:00 and 18:30  

“WELCOME FR. HENRY” 

NOTE: The Masses during the week will resume as before from on Mon. 12th July.

Mon: 08:00 and 10:00

Tue.: 08:00 and 10:00

Wed.: 08:00 and 10:00

Thu.: 08:00 and 10:00

Fri.: 10:00 and 12:00 pm

The Weekend Masses are the same.

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Summertime 2021

Tuesday  3 –  Friday 6 August

Following last year’s cancellation, we are pleased to announce that this annual activity is back, and commend it to boy and girl altar servers aged 10 – 15 years within Southwark Diocese. Summertime 2021 will take place at the Oratory School in Reading and will open with Mass celebrated by Archbishop John Wilson.  Activities will include talks, discussions, prayer, daily Mass, as well as sport, a trip to Thorpe Park and Swimming.

A coach is being provided from St. Anselm’s, Dartford, and the cost of  £165 covers all board and lodging, Thorpe Park and swimming. For more details, please obtain a form from the Sacristy or contact Fr Stephen Boyle, Chaplain to the Guild of St. Stephen. Tel: 01322 220075 Email: dartford@rcaos.org.uk

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Remember our Confirmation Candidates at Holy Cross in your prayer! The Confirmation Mass will be on Sun. 18th July at 2pm.

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St. Philomena’s School Open Evening recheduled

As a direct result of the recent extension of the Government Covid-19 regulations, this Open Evening has had to be postponed. The Open Evening will now take place “on Tuesday 14th September 2021.” This is for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Please go to the school’s website to book a place for the Open Evening. (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.)

www.stphils.org.uk

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Refuges Convention: What does it mean to be a refugee today? Webinar on Tuesday 6 July 7-8.30 pm

This webinar is free but please register here

To mark the 70 anniversary of the Refugee Convention the National Board of Catholic Women is hosting a webinar with Sarah Teather, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK. JRS serves and accompanies the most vulnerable refugees – the destitute and those in detention. The recent JRS report Being Human in the Asylum System  is in marked contrast to the government’s proposals New Plan for Immigration published at almost the same time. Sarah spoke at the launch of Pope Francis’ message for 2021 World Day of Migrants and Refugees.   See all details at http://www.nbcw.co.uk

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 An invitation to Building a better Marriage: A day in which married couples can privately explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married. ONLINE: Saturday, 10th July 2021 at 9.00am till 1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Contact-Mrs Carole Batty mflkent@rcaos.org.uk                   Tel. 07983 524 727

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CAFOD: Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.

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Parish emails

For General Enquiry: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

For Baptism Programme: hcbaptism@gmail.com

For Confirmation Programme: hcconfirm@gmail.com

For First Holy Communion: fhcholycross@gmail.com

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson,…

Sick or in hospital?

Please tell Fr Philip of anyone at St. Helier or Epsom Hospital. Thank you for keeping in prayer all who are sick.

June 27th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

We are still under Government restrictions – please see the Home page for details of requirements

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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13th SUNDAY IN OT

MASS TIMES

on Mon:

08:00

on Tue:

08:00

on Wed:

08:00

on Thu:

08:00 and 10:00

on Fri:

08:00 and 12:00

on Sat:

08:00 and 18:30 (Sunday vigil)

on Sun: 08:00 : 09:30  : 11:00 : 18:30  

 

Congratulations to our First Holy Communion Children! They made their first holy communion this weekend and, as we are all part of God’s family, we must continue to support them with love, prayer and guidance.

Thank you!

A big thank you to all who have helped to bring our children to this very special day. Our catechists, parents, the choir, altar servers, sacristans and all who have been involved in some way in the preparation of this wonderful celebration.

We, of course, cannot forget our Fr. Paul Sanders on this special day for his help and guidance on this First Holy Communion Programme from last year.

May he rest in peace.

Moreover, we thank and congratulate those children who made their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Congratulations!

Remember our Confirmation Candidates at Holy Cross in your prayer! The Confirmation Mass will be on Sun. 18th July at 2pm.

An invitation to Building a better Marriage

A day in which married couples can privately explore their relationship more deeply and gain valuable insights into their communication and the call of the Church to the married.

ONLINE: Saturday, 10th July 2021 at 9.00am till 1pm

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Contact-Mrs Carole Batty

mflkent@rcaos.org.uk

Tel. 07983 524 727

Gift Aid Box: Gift Aid Envelops from June onward are available in the Parish Centre after every Mass. Please, remember your Gift Aid Envelop Number so you may easily find your box. If you wish to start Gift Aid Donations, please see someone there to help you.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening

On Tuesday 6th July 2021 for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Please go to the school’s website to book a place for the Open Evening. (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.) www.stphils.org.uk

 CAFOD: Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.

EU Settlement Scheme:

EU citizens who intend to continue living in the UK need to apply for settlement before 30 June 2021. If you, or anyone you know, is in this situation, you can get help from:

  • Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton Tel: 07725 549411
  • Citizens Advice Sutton Tel: 020 8405 3552 The advice worker at RMNS will call you back if necessary and can arrange for an interpreter for your call if you need one.
Parish emails

For General Enquiry: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

For Baptism Programme: hcbaptism@gmail.com

For Confirmation Programme: hcconfirm@gmail.com

For First Holy Communion: fhcholycross@gmail.com

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson,…

Sick or in hospital?

Please tell Fr Philip of anyone at St. Helier or Epsom Hospital. Thank you for keeping in prayer all who are sick.

June 20th 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD
Tel: 020 8647 0022

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

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

We are still under Government restrictions – please see the Home page for details of requirements

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.

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Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20

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12th SUNDAY IN OT

MASS TIMES

on Mon:

08:00

on Tue:

08:00

on Wed:

08:00

on Thu:

08:00 and 10:00

on Fri:

08:00 and 12:00

on Sat:

08:00 and

18:30 (Sunday vigil)

on Sun:

08:00 : 09:30  : 11:00 and 18:30  

OUR NEW PARISH PRIEST!

It is with great joy that the Archbishop John Wilson has appointed Fr. Henry Tiku-Wenna as the new parish priest of Holy Cross, Carshalton. Fr. Henry is currently working at St. Pius X, Norbiton, and originally from Uganda. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Henry for his first Sunday on the weekend of the 3rd – 4th July. Please keep Fr. Henry in your prayers as he prepares for his new appointment.

Remember our First Holy Communion Children in your prayers. They will make their first holy communion next weekend and, as we are all part of God’s family, we must continue to support them with love, prayer and guidance.

The Masses are:

On Sat. 26th 10am and 2pm

On Sun. 27th 11am (Please, note that, because of the current restrictions, this Mass is only for those children who make their First Holy Communion and their family).

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Remember our Confirmation Candidates at Holy Cross in your prayer!

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Gift Aid Box: Gift Aid Envelops from June onward are available in the Parish Centre after every Mass. Please, remember your Gift Aid Envelop Number so you may easily find your box. If you wish to start Gift Aid Donations, please see someone there to help you.

 St. Philomena’s School Open Evening

On Tuesday 6th July 2021 for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Please go to the school’s website to book a place for the Open Evening. (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.)

www.stphils.org.uk

CAFOD: Thanks to your support, CAFOD has been helping communities around the world cope with the pandemic. Just in Zambia, in the past year, our reports show we’ve been able to reach 1,234,200 people with messages on COVID-19, provide 13,312 people with access to safe water, train 392 frontline health workers from Zambia’s 11 dioceses on how to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in their local communities and donate over 1000 handwashing hygiene stations in communities to support handwashing measures. Thank you for standing alongside people in Zambia and for supporting people in more than 30 other countries worldwide.

 The Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis team: Archbishop John is calling the Archdiocese of Southwark to be an ‘evangelising and missionary archdiocese.’ As part of an answer to this call the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis (AEC) is developing a missionary volunteer network consisting of prayer, people and parish plans – Some Definite Service. What might be your particular part to play in this, some definite service? For more information, visit: http://aec.rcaos.org.uk/sds

EU Settlement Scheme:

EU citizens who intend to continue living in the UK need to apply for settlement before 30 June 2021. If you, or anyone you know, is in this situation, you can get help from:

  • Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton Tel: 07725 549411
  • Citizens Advice Sutton Tel: 020 8405 3552 The advice worker at RMNS will call you back if necessary and can arrange for an interpreter for your call if you need one.
Parish emails

For General Enquiry: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

For Baptism Programme: hcbaptism@gmail.com

For Confirmation Programme: hcconfirm@gmail.com

For First Holy Communion: fhcholycross@gmail.com

(n.b. If you are expecting an email from any of the above please check your ‘spam’ folder if it does not arrive. – Webmaster)

 

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson,…

 

Sick or in hospital?

Please tell Fr Philip of anyone at St. Helier or Epsom Hospital. Thank you for keeping in prayer all who are sick.

The Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) are currently seeking a Volunteering Manager.  Through the new Faith in Action programme ‘Just People’, they are seeking to provide opportunities for Catholics, Christians and whole parish communities to explore and deepen their faith and sense of lived discipleship by connecting people with opportunities to serve as volunteers.  Their aim is to provide practical support and accompaniment for people who are often marginalised and excluded.

The charity are seeking a person of faith who has an understanding of the Church alongside a strong commitment to Catholic Social Teaching.  They should also be a good communicator with project planning and implementation experience. Working across a number of dioceses, the successful candidate will liaise closely with volunteering and management colleagues across the London and South East region, specifically in the dioceses of Westminster, Southwark and Arundel and Brighton.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (weekend and evening work may be required occasionally)

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Closing date for applications: 17th June, 2021

Interview date: 29th  June 2021

Further information: https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/current-vacancies

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