February 25th 2018

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

Sunday February 25th. 2nd Sunday of Lent.

 Table of the Word In the first reading Abraham is put to the test. St Paul reminds Roman Christians how God gave his Son to death to save us. The Gospel account of the Transfiguration begins to prepare 3 of the Apostles for what Christ’s death will actually achieve.

Saturday

6.30pm   Nuala Doherty RIP (Iuliano family)

 Sunday

8.00am   Beryle Lisely RIP (Sue Paddison & family)

9.30am   Mario Fuller RIP (Patricia Muddle)

11.00am   Margret Lockwood RIP

6.30pm   Veronica Mendonsa RIP

Monday

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

10.00am   Mario Fuller RIP (Liz McGuire)

Wednesday

10.0am   Bob Barrington RIP  (Landowski)

Thursday

10.00am   St David :George Buckley RIP (Witherows)

Friday

12.00noon   Dr Alan Chmielowsk & Peggy Clarke RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am   Bob Barrington RIP (Witherows)

Sunday March 4th, 3nd of Lent

Table of the Word The first reading gives the 10 Commandments of the Old Testament. St Paul speaks of the ‘foolishness’ of God’s wisdom, while Jesus shows anger at the disrespect shown to the Temple.

Saturday  

6.30pm   Geoff Petre RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Beryl Lisley RIP (Petts family)

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm   Beryl Lisley (Mary & Frank Thoreau)

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook1@suttonmail.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@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,  Sean Paul Dunne, Thelma Congreaves, Christopher & Clifford Browne,  Bernard Adewunmi,  Richard Tuke, Michael Maughan, Angela Patchaye, Rose Hall,  Gabrielé Ford, Kathleen Connors,  Maria D’Silva,  Joel Rivera

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Anniversaries: We pray  for all who have died recently, George Buckley  and those whose anniversaries occur this week including Alfred Austin, Betty Holbrook, Mario Fuller, Mary Clarke, Mary Fletcher, Sarah Monk, Christopher Theobald, Gladys Surita and Thomas Ford.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 0208 395 6202..

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

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.

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy  via the contact page on the website.

 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.

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.

 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.)

Clergy Support Fund Campaign Thanks to everyone who supported the diocese-wide campaign to raise support for our sick and retired clergy. Many people have expressed appreciation for particular priests and have enquired about leaving a gift in their will to the campaign. For anyone similarly touched, there is an introductory leaflet in the porch.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

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.

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.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

CONFIRMATION 2018 Application forms for the sacrament which will be given early in July are available .  Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed is invited to apply. The applications will be processed in the new year and our preparatory gatherings planned. Confirmation date  Saturday July 7th, 2018, 6.30pm Mass.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Thanks for £976.79 given in last week’s collection, of which £661.31 was given through Gift Aid.

Love heals body, mind and spirit ministry 7-day retreat, 10th – 16th May or13th – 19th September at Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Fuller details on notice board.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and airport shuttle from 279 euros per person. Fuller details on notice board.

Mothers & Toddlers Group  Monday mornings in Parish Centre. A new mother is needed to take over the running of the group. Any offers?

 Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact Peter Thompson, 0208 241 4491, Michael Whale, 0208 660 4071, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board.

Annual reunion: 24th March, Holy Family Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, starting with 2 o’clock Mass.

Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                              “

 Examination invigilators                     “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Lent Groups These begin Monday 19th February, and will be based on the course ’40 Stories of Hope’. Please sign up in church porch.

 Deacon Paul Paul Said of this parish has been training to become a permanent deacon and should be ordained in early July. As he makes himself ready also to exercise his ministry here at Holy Cross, please pray for him in his final months of preparation.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 2nd March, 10.30am St Elphege’s, Wallington;

Friday 2nd March, 7.30pm, Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, a service of prayer for Suriname.

London South-West Catholic Young Adults. Saturday 3rd March, 7.30pm, meet at The Alexandra, Wimbledon SW19 7NE. Cf Facebook or telephone Miles, 07790 441242.

A celebrity bus run on Saturday 24th February is looking for donations of food, fruit, tea, coffee, hats, scarves, gloves etc for distribution among the needy. Items to be collected from here Friday 23rd February. Queries: 0752 685 2369. Plastic bags could be labelled BUS RUN 4 HOMELESS.

Sutton Deanery day of reflection and prayer for Lent  Led by Fr John Farrell O.P. On ‘Living the Eucharist’. Begins with Mass at 9.30am and finishes at 1pm. Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, Saturday March 3rd.

 Bethlehem Nativity A missionary group will visit, weekend of 3rd-4th  March, to talk briefly about the Holy Land and sell religious objects made from olive wood from the Holy Land to help and support poor Christian families out there. Any help given will be highly appreciated.

George Buckley RIP. George’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross, Monday March 12th at 10am.

Marriage Encounter non-residential weekend, Margaret Roper Primary School, 28th-29th April. www.wwme.org.uk or 0208 651 2477

February 18th 2018

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

Sunday February 18th. First of Lent

 Table of the Word. The first reading tells of God’s covenant with Noah and his family. The second teaches of Christ’s covenant. The Gospel shows Jesus preparing in the desert for his saving work which should draw all to Himself.

Saturday 

6.30pm    Mary,Peter & Michael Hagan RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Ints. Kathleen Green & family (Cardwell)

9.30am   Priests throughout world (Anan)

11.00am   John Menino Desouza RIP

6.30pm   Custodio Martinho0, Luis Lobo, Maria Francisca                                                                                                      D’Souza & children

Monday

10.00am   Ulah Jansen RIP

Tuesday

10.00am   Seán Coghlan RIP

Wednesday 

10.0am   George Buckley RIP (Landowski)

Thursday

10.00am

Friday 

12.00noon   Dec. Russell & Taylor families

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Sunday February 25th. 2nd Sunday of Lent.

 Table of the Word In the first reading Abraham is put to the test. St Paul reminds Roman Christians how God gave his Son to death to save us. The Gospel account of the Transfiguration begins to prepare 3 of the Apostles for what Christ’s death will actually achieve.

Saturday

6.30pm   Nuala Doherty RIP (Iuliano family)

Sunday

8.00am   Beryle Lisely RIP (Sue Paddison & family)

9.30am   Mario Fuller RIP (Patricia Muddle)

11.00am   Margret Lockwood RIP

6.30pm   Veronica Mendonsa RIP

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook1@suttonmail.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@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,  Sean Paul Dunne, Thelma Congreaves, Christopher & Clifford Browne,  Bernard Adewunmi,  Richard Tuke, Michael Maughan, Angela Patchaye, Rose Hall,  Gabrielé Ford, Kathleen Connors,  Maria D’Silva,  Joel Rivera .

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Anniversaries: We pray  for all who have died recently  and those whose anniversaries occur this week including Eileen Jolly, Pauline Lee, Kathleen Horkan, Margaret Hall, Irene Stewart, Terry Robins, Maria Mendonsa, Graham Davies, Tony Ashdown and Paula Reynolds.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 0208 395 6202..

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

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.

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremyvia the website contact page.

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.

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.

 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.)

Clergy Support Fund Campaign Thanks to everyone who supported the diocese-wide campaign to raise support for our sick and retired clergy. Many people have expressed appreciation for particular priests and have enquired about leaving a gift in their will to the campaign. For anyone similarly touched, there is an introductory leaflet in the porch.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

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.

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.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

CONFIRMATION 2018 Application forms for the sacrament which will be given early in July are available .  Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed is invited to apply. The applications will be processed in the new year and our preparatory gatherings planned. Confirmation date  Saturday July 7th, 2018, 6.30pm Mass.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Thanks for £993.70 given in last week’s collection, of which £560.72 was given through Gift Aid, and for £231.01 given to help poorer parishes..

Love heals body, mind and spirit ministry 7-day retreat, 10th – 16th May or 13th – 19th September at Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Fuller details on notice board.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and airport shuttle from 279 euros per person. Fuller details on notice board.

Mothers & Toddlers Group  Monday mornings in Parish Centre. A new mother is needed to take over the running of the group. Any offers?

 Fr Luke’s |HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact Peter Thompson, 0208 241 4491, Michael Whale, 0208 660 4071, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board.

Annual reunion: 24th March, Holy Family Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, starting with 2 o’clock Mass.

Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

LIFE North and East Surrey Group will hold its AGM at St Elphege’s, Saturday 24th February, 7.15pm. Refreshments. All welcome.

Lent Groups These begin Monday 19th February, and will be based on the course ’40 Stories of Hope’. Please sign up in church porch.

 Deacon Paul Paul Said of this parish has been training to become a permanent deacon and should be ordained in early July. As he makes himself ready also to exercise his ministry here at Holy Cross, please pray for him in his final months of preparation.

Women’s World Day of Prayer Friday 2nd March, 10.30am St Elphege’s, Wallington;

Friday 2nd March, 7.30pm, Carshalton Methodist Church, Ruskin Road, a service of prayer for Suriname.

A celebrity bus run on Saturday 24th February is looking for donations of food, fruit, tea, coffee, hats, scarves, gloves etc for distribution among the needy. Items to be collected from here Friday 23rd February. Queries: 0752 685 2369. Plastic bags could be labelled BUS RUN 4 HOMELESS.

Sutton Deanery day of reflection and prayer for Lent  Led by Fr John Farrell O.P. On ‘Living the Eucharist’. Begins with Mass at 9.30am and finishes at 1pm. Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, Saturday March 3rd.

 Bethlehem Nativity A missionary group will visit, weekend of 3rd-4th  March, to talk briefly about the Holy Land and sell religious objects made from olive wood from the Holy Land to help and support poor Christian families out there. Any help given will be highly appreciated.

George Buckley RIP. George’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross, Monday March 12th at 10am.

February 11th 2018

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

Sunday February 11th 6th of the Year. Day of prayer for sick, and also for unemployed.  Collection for poorer parishes in Southwark.

Table of the Word In the time of Moses, the unclean lived apart. To the New Testament Corinthian Christians St Paul teaches how they are one community. In the Gospel Jesus makes the unclean clean.

Saturday

6.30pm   Mary Quinn RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Geoff Petre RIP (Rosary Group)

9.30am   Thomas Anderson RIP

11.00am   Africa Sanchez RIP

6.30pm   James & Patrick Cuffe RIP

Monday                               

10.00am   Geoff Petre (Campbells)

Tuesday               

10.00am   Rose McBride RIP (Mary Traynor)

Ash Wednesday  Lent: Day of fasting & abstinence

7.00am

10.00am   Bob Barrington RIP (McGuire family)

7.30pm

Thursday   

10.00am.   Gloria Felode (sick)

Friday 

12.00noon  Seby D’Silva (Joe, Annette, Ryan Barreto)

Saturday

9.00am    Holy Hour with prayers for vocations   

10.00am

Sunday February 18th. First of Lent

 Table of the Word. The first reading tells of God’s covenant with Noah and his family. The second teaches of Christ’s covenant. The Gospel shows Jesus preparing in the desert for his saving work which should draw all to Himself.

 Saturday  

6.30pm    Mary,Peter & Michael Hagan RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Beryl Lisley RIP (Sue Paddison & family)

9.30am   Mario Fuller RIP (Patricia Muddle)

11.00am

6.30pm   Veronica Mendonsa RIP

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook1@suttonmail.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@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,  Sean Paul Dunne, Thelma Congreaves, Christopher & Clifford Browne,  Bernard Adewunmi,  Richard Tuke, Michael Maughan, Angela Patchaye, Rose Hall,  Gabrielé Ford, Kathleen Connors, George Buckley,  Maria D’Silva,  Joel Rivera

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Anniversaries: We pray  for all who have died recently including Edgehongon of Thornton Heath and those whose anniversaries occur this week including Eileen Jolly, Pauline Lee, Kathleen Horkan, Margaret Hall, Irene Stewart, Terry Robins Maria Mendopnsa, Graham Davioes, Terry Ashdown and Paula Reynolds.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 0208 395 6202..

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

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.

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact form.

 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.

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.

 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.)

Clergy Support Fund Campaign Thanks to everyone who supported the diocese-wide campaign to raise support for our sick and retired clergy. Many people have expressed appreciation for particular priests and have enquired about leaving a gift in their will to the campaign. For anyone similarly touched, there is an introductory leaflet in the porch.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

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.

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.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

CONFIRMATION 2018 Application forms for the sacrament which will be given early in July are available .  Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed is invited to apply. The applications will be processed in the new year and our preparatory gatherings planned. Confirmation date Saturday July 7th, 2018, 6.30pm Mass.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Thanks for £1159.86 given in last week’s collection, of which £688.55 was given through Gift Aid.

Love heals body, mind and spirit ministry 7-day retreat, 10th – 16th May or13th – 19th September at Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Fuller details on notice board.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and airport shuttle from 279 euros per person. Fuller details on notice board.

Mothers & Toddlers Group  Monday mornings in Parish Centre. A new mother is needed to take over the running of the group. Any offers?

 Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact  Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board.

Annual reunion: 24th March, Holy Family Church, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, starting with 2 o’clock Mass.

Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

 Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

LIFE North and East Surrey Group will hold its AGM at St Elphege’s, Saturday 24th February, 7.15pm. Refreshments. All welcome.

 Lent Groups These begin Monday 19th February, and will be based on the course ’40 Stories of Hope’. Please sign up in church porch.

 Deacon Paul Paul Said of this parish has been training to become a permanent deacon and should be ordained in early July. As he makes himself ready also to exercise his ministry here at Holy Cross, please pray for him in his final months of preparation.

 Eucharistic Adoration

I kep’ six honest serving men

(They taught me all I know).

Their names are what and why and when

And how and where and who.                        Rudyard Kipling

Come to the Parish Centre at 10.30am next Saturday 17th for brainstorming and reflection on how to make the Eucharist central at Holy Cross – kicking off perhaps with Kipling’s words. (Special Ministers, catechists + anyone else welcome)

February 4th 2018

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

Sunday February 4th  5th Sunday of the Year.

 Table of the Word  Job wonders if life in this world is particularly attractive. St Paul, though, enlightens this life with the light of the Gospel. And the Gospel passage shows the transforming presence of Jesus in the lives of many people.

Saturday  

6.30pm   George Anthony Watson RIP (Iuliano family)

Sunday

8.00am   Dr Alan Green RIP (Jennifer Cardwell)

9.30am   Bob Barrington RIP (Campbells)

11.00am

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   John Casey RIP (Pauline Baker and family)

Monday  

10.00am   St Agatha : Albert Greene RIP

Tuesday

10.00am   Ss Paul Miki & cc.: John Druce RIP (Witherows)

Wednesday

10.00am   Geoff Petre RIP (Landowski)

Thursday

10.00am   Molly Tombs RIP

Friday

10.00am   Thanksgiving to St Appolonia

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations     

10.00am   St Scholastica : Simon Grace RIP

Sunday February 11th 6th of the Year. Day of prayer for sick, and also for unemployed.  Collection for poorer parishes in Southwark.

Table of the Word In the time of Moses, the unclean lived apart. To the New Testament Corinthian Christians St Paul teaches how they are one community. In the Gospel Jesus makes the unclean clean.

Saturday

6.30pm   Mary Quinn RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Geoff Petre RIP (Rosary Group)

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook1@suttonmail.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@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,  Sean Paul Dunne, Thelma Congreaves, Christopher & Clifford Browne,  Bernard Adewunmi,  Richard Tuke, Michael Maughan, Angela Patchaye, Rose Hall,  Gabrielé Ford, Kathleen Connors, George Buckley,  Maria D’Silva,  and Joel Rivera.

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Anniversaries: We pray  for all who have died recently, and for Mary Frye, Kathleen Clamp, Gabrielle Holland, Margaret Hignett, Therese Hanks, Mary Smith, John Nethersole, Moira Tombs, Margaret Liston, and Sid Morris  whose anniversaries occur this week.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 0208 395 6202..

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

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.

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact page.

 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.

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.

 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.)

Clergy Support Fund Campaign Thanks to everyone who supported the diocese-wide campaign to raise support for our sick and retired clergy. Many people have expressed appreciation for particular priests and have enquired about leaving a gift in their will to the campaign. For anyone similarly touched, there is an introductory leaflet in the porch.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

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.

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.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

CONFIRMATION 2018 Application forms for the sacrament which will be given early in July are available .  Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed is invited to apply. The applications will be processed in the new year and our preparatory gatherings planned. Confirmation date Saturday July 7th, 2018, 6.30pm Mass.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Thanks for £1027.07 given in last week’s collection, of which £648.18 was given through Gift Aid, and for £217.18 towards CARJ.

Love heals body, mind and spirit ministry 7-day retreat, 10th – 16th May or 13th – 19th September at Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Fuller details on notice board.

 Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and airport shuttle from 279 euros per person. Fuller details on notice board.

St Philomena’s vacancies

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

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 Examination invigilators                                “

London South-West Catholic Young Adults. Saturday 3rd February, 7pm, meet at Star of India, Cheam, SM3 8SD. Cf Facebook or telephone Miles, 07790 441242.

LIFE North and East Surrey Group will hold its AGM at St Elphege’s, Saturday 24th February, 7.15pm. Refreshments. All welcome.

 Lent Groups These begin Monday 19th February, and will be based on the course ’40 Stories of Hope’. Please sign up in church porch.

 Deacon Paul Paul Said of this parish has been training to become a permanent deacon and should be ordained in early July. As he makes himself ready also to exercise his ministry here at Holy Cross, please pray for him in his final months of preparation.

January 28th 2018

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Sunday 28th  January 2018. Fourth of the Year. CARJ collection

 Table of the Word. Moses looks to the future of the People after he has gone. St Paul speaks for his time about married life, which sees out of place for today. Jesus is recognised by the demons, though He, as we know, is after human hearts.

Saturday

6.30pm   Ints. Rita Gomez (Fenwick family)

Sunday

8.00am   w/o Anne O’Mahony (Rowntrees)

9.30am    In thanksgiving (Dollie)

11.00am

6.30pm   John Connolly RIP

(7.30pm   Bob Barrington’s remains into church)

Monday

10.00am   Holy Souls

2.30pm   Funeral Bob Barrington

Tuesday

10.00am   Jean Yates RIP

Wednesday  

10.00am   St John Bosco Parishioners (Breda Witherow)

Thursday

10.00am   Ints. Ita Mumer & family (Breda Witherow)

Friday 

10.00am   Presentation of the Lord : Rev Thos Murphy RIP 

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations.

10.00am   Ints. Sr Regina (Landowski)

Sunday February 3rd 5th Sunday of the Year.

 Table of the Word  Job wonders if life in this world is particularly attractive. St Paul, though, enlightens this life with the light of the Gospel. And the Gospel passage shows the transforming presence of Jesus in the lives of many people.

Saturday

6.30pm   George Anthony Watson RIP (Iuliano family)

Sunday

 8.00am

9.30am   Bob Barrington RIP (Campbells)

11.00am

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   John Casey RIP (Pauline Baker and family)

 Fr Kevin Pelham The ‘Parish’ Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Margaret’s, Carshalton Beeches, Thursday February 1st at 8pm; the ‘Diocesan’ Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Margaret’s, Friday February 2nd  at 12 noon.

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

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook1@suttonmail.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@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,  Sean Paul Dunne, Thelma Congreaves, Christopher & Clifford Browne,  Bernard Adewunmi,  Richard Tuke, Michael Maughan, Angela Patchaye, Rose Hall,  Gabrielé Ford, Kathleen Connors, George Buckley,  Maria D’Silva,  and Joel Rivera.

 Sick or in hospital? Please tell Fr Paul of anyone sick or in hospital.

Anniversaries: We pray  for all who have died recently, including Bob Barrington, & Fr Kevin Pelham and also Maria Hunt, Vincenzo Mancuzo, Catherine Bond, Connel Gallagher, Fitzroy Henry, Kenneth Martindale, Anne Wainhouse,  Maria Iles, William Shearman, Alan Blaker, and Mary Frye,  whose anniversaries occur this week.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 0208 395 6202..

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

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.

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

New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy via the website contact page

 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.

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.

 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.)

Clergy Support Fund Campaign Thanks to everyone who supported the diocese-wide campaign to raise support for our sick and retired clergy. Many people have expressed appreciation for particular priests and have enquired about leaving a gift in their will to the campaign. For anyone similarly touched, there is an introductory leaflet in the porch.

Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.

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.

Visiting Group  As a parish community we have a duty to care for those in need in time of illness. When people become old or inform they can be isolated and forgotten. You can help us keep in contact with parishioners who may be in a local hospital or nursing home. Contact Alex Faircloth,  or Susan Theobald via the website contact page .

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.

Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?

CONFIRMATION 2018 Application forms for the sacrament which will be given early in July are available .  Anyone in Year 10 or above who would like to be confirmed is invited to apply. The applications will be processed in the new year and our preparatory gatherings planned. Confirmation date  Saturday July 7th, 2018, 6.30pm Mass.

Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk

Thanks for £1299.00 given in last week’s collection, of which £714.66 was given through Gift Aid.

Eucharistic Adoration The Archdiocese of Southwark is setting up a Diocesan Adoration Lay Committee to develop the practice of Eucharistic Adoration throughout the Archdiocese. You  are welcome to attend an Information Meeting in The Centre for Catholic Formation, 21, Tooting Bec Road, London SW17 8BS, Saturday 3rd February, at 11am (finishing at 12.15). Refreshments served. See poster in church porch for further details of how to attend.

Love heals body, mind and spirit ministry 7-day retreat, 10th – 16th May or 13th – 19th September at Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide, Portugal. Fuller details on notice board.

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018 7 nights B&B and airport shuttle from 279 euros per person. Fuller details on notice board.

Thanks to the UCM for £339.00 raised through raffle tickets for the 2017 Christmas Hampers, and which will go into parish funds,

St Philomena’s vacancy: Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

London South-West Catholic Young Adults. Saturday 3rd February, 7pm, meet at Star of India, Cheam, SM3 8SD. Cf Facebook or telephone Miles, 07790 441242.

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

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