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Sunday 15th December, 3rd of Advent.
6.30pm Edward Dixon RIP (Iuliano family)
8.00am Brid O’Brien RIP
9.30am Ints. Jan (5th birthday)
11.00am Joseph Fernandes RIP
4.00pm Carol service
6.30pm Robert White RIP
10.00am Ints. Josephine Taylor (Rita Gomez)
10.00am Sylvia Sills RIP
6.00-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Arthur Berry RIP
10.00am Ints. Doris & family
12.00pm Stephen Alkuer RIP
9.00am Holy Hour with prayers for vocations
10.00am Brid & Tom Flaherty RIP
Sunday December 22nd, 4th of Advent. Day of Prayer for expectant mothers.
6.30pm Rita Kearny RIP (Witherows)
8.00am Dec. parents Bernadette & Fred Rowntree
9.30am Brenda Hoey RIP
11.00am Malgosia & Ellen Bober, & Zofia & Stefan Rippel RIP(Marta) 6.30pm Edward Dixon RIP
Tuesday (Christmas Eve)
8.00pm Tom & Theresa Flynn & Jean Arnott RIP
12.00pm (Midnight Mass) Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP
8.00am Brian Flannery RIP
9.30am Bogdan Peplinski RIP
11.00am Bernard & Rose McDonagh RIP
6.30pm Thomas Anderson RIP
We pray that Christ may be in the lives and homes of each of us as we celebrate his coming, and too that his spirit may touch people everywhere.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, email@example.com
Anniversaries: We pray for those who have died recently, and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Gail Swann, FrAugustine Chigodora, Iris Seale, Francis Heywood, Sylvia Sills, Angela Lay, Peggy O’Connor, Margaret McSorley, Mary Wildey, Peter Fuller, Rudolf Morretti, Mary Wright, Fiori Pini and Lorraine O’Driscoll.
New readers needed at all Masses. Contact Jeremy firstname.lastname@example.org
Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX. 0788443071
Thanks for £936.47 given in last week’s collection, of which £540.62 was given through Gift Aid; and for £203.42 given for Youth Services, of which £67.61 was given through Gift Aid.
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.
Sunday (am) car parking is available at the car park in Denmark Road. Please do not park in the semi-circular entrance/exit in front of church, so as to enable other needful people to disembark there too.
Are you and/or your family registered? There are all sorts of reasons, for your benefit and that of the parish, that everyone be registered. See Fr Paul.
Comments Any constructive comments on liturgy or anything else, please feel free to pass them to Fr Paul.
Impoverished seminary student in Uganda. Anyone willing and able to help?
Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before 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.
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.
John Fisher School needs an Exam Officer. Contact Mrs H.Palmer on 0208 660 4555 for more.
To all servers It has been noticed that servers are not serving at their chosen Mass. This means there is sometimes no one to assist Father. If you no longer wish to serve, please let me know. Thank you. Ted.
Thanks for HMP Christmas presents. I have begun delivering them to the Vistors’ Centre, from there they will be passed on anonymously to mothers.
Repository Please visit us at the back of the church. We now have Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Cribs and Crib figures, plus lots of other articles in stock. If you can’t see what you are looking for, please ask.
Christmas Hamper Raffle Money raised is for Sutton Nightwatch Homeless Charity. Tickets on sale this weekend. Hamper Draw, Sunday 15th December after carol service in church at 4pm
Through Big Give, The Passage is raising funda, by which a gift of, e.g. £10, is matched with £10 given online. Phone Andrew Hollingsworth, 0207 592 1856.
Missio Collectors, please pick up your envelope from the porch,empty your box and return the envelope to the sacristy by this weekend of 14/15th December. Monies need to be banked before Christmas. Call Alex Faircloth, 0208 770 3662
We pray for the sick, including Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva, Tristan Kombol, Colin Brewis, Hilda Clark, Benjy and Janis Turner.
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
Sutton Foodbank has a list of its present needs. Go to www.suttoncommunityworks.org
Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287
Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy email@example.com for more details.
6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley email@example.com
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.