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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.
6.30pm Nuala Doherty RIP (Iuliano family)
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
10.00am Holy Souls
10.00am Mario Fuller RIP (Liz McGuire)
10.0am Bob Barrington RIP (Landowski)
10.00am St David :George Buckley RIP (Witherows)
12.00noon Dr Alan Chmielowsk & Peggy Clarke RIP
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.
6.30pm Geoff Petre RIP
8.00am Beryl Lisley RIP (Petts family)
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, email@example.com . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, firstname.lastname@example.org
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..
All Eucharistic Ministers Please check list in sacristy that it has your correct telephone number and email addresses plus the Mass you attend. Contact Christina Buckley, email@example.com or Monica Atkins, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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