July 22nd 2018

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Sunday July 22nd 2018  16th Sunday of the Year

 Table of the Word The first reading carries a warning for those shepherds who are not doing their jobs. St Paul tells the Ephesians how in Christ there is now just one world. In the Gospel, Jesus can’t resist the needs of the people.

Saturday

6.30pm   John Hughes RIP

Sunday  

8.00am

9.30am                                                        cake sale

11.00am   John Hughes RIP              after Mass

6.30pm

Monday

10.00am   St Bridget

Tuesday

10.00am    Eileen Cumino RIP (Doris)

Wednesday

10.00am

Thursday

10.00am    ss Joachim & Anne : Margarte, William & Jonathan                                                                                                           Hill RIP

Friday                   

12 noon

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

July 29th 2018.  17th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word. Elisha prefigures the feeding of the 5,000, which itself prefigures the availability of Holy Communion. You might say that thje second reading speaks of how those who receive Holy Communion live.. The Gospel tells of the Feeding.

Saturday

6.30pm   All Rita’s friends at Holy Cross

Sunday

8.00am

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,  including Rose Hall,

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Marie Tilley, Charles Searle, Greta Thomas, Jim Thomson and Irene Hillyard.

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

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.

 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?

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

 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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool.The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £1096.70 given in last week’s collection at Sunday  of which £640.98 was given through Gift Aid

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

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.

 Bible Study A group has started on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

Mothers & Toddlers, who meet Monday mornings from 9am, need a new mum to run things. Any offers?

 Any house cleaning work needed? Contact Paul Healey, 07736 929947

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

 Pilgrimage to Knock, 17th September 2018. poster at back of church.

 New Holy Cross altar servers Any child who has made their First Communion and wishes to learn how to assist at Mass should complete a form, (to be found in the sacristy). Next period of 8 weeks training will begin with a meeting on Friday afternoon after school, 3.30pm, in the church, 7th September 2018. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. These new servers will need to attend 6.30pm Mass on Saturdays for several weeks.

Room to rent: Pauline – 079 89314 571

How to apply to John Fisher School is explained on the notice board. First, CAFs (Common Application form), then SIFs (Supplementary Information form).

Walsingham, Thursday 13th September. The planned trip to Walsingham will take place 13th September. Please give names + £10 deposit to Fr Paul. (If we fill a 50-seater coach, the return trip will cost about £20.)

Special Ministers (and others, in this Year of the Eucharist) There is a day at St Elpheges’, Wallington, Saturday 6th October with Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R., and followed by renewal of commitment to this ministry at each of the Sunday Masses here at Holy Cross the following day.

St Philomena’s Old Girls’ Association has an afternoon reunion, Satyurday 8th September to celebrate 125th birthday of sc hool.  Former pupils and anyone else is welcome to come at 1.30pm for the 2pm Mass (followed by refreshment and tour). Valerie Mann

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  Wanted: 2 men to give balance – though anyone welcome – Wednesdays 7pm. Younger voices, 10-16years, should be accompanied by an adult. please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 Mass.

DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

Forms concerning sick people  are in the sacristy.

Forms concerning new altar servers are in the sacristy.

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

Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

Vacancies

Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

July 15th 2018

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Sunday 15th July, 2018. 15th  Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Table of the Word The priest, Amaziah, won’t listen to a mere shepherd, Amos, sent by God. Paul prais es the amazing plan of God. In the Gospel, Jesus sends out his disciples to preach repentance.

Saturday

6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Brian, Bridget & Brie Scanlan RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Frederick J Whittaker RIP

6.30pm   Thanksgiving

Monday

10.00am   Martin & Annie McDonagh RIP

Tuesday

10.00am   William & Vi Fenwick RIP

Wednesday

10.00am   Ints. Fr Mark Higgins

Thursday 

10.00am   Ints. McDonagh family

12 noon   Funeral: Philomena McCormack

Friday                   

12 noon   Ints. Mary Wilkie (Doris)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Sunday July 22nd 2018  16th Sunday of the Year

 Table of the Word The first reading carries a warning for those shepherds who are not doing their jobs. St Paul tells the Ephesians how in Christ there is now just one world. In the Gospel, Jesus can’t resist the needs of the people.

 Saturday

6.30pm   John Hughes RIP

 Sunday   

8.00am

9.30am                                                       cake sale

11.00am   John Hughes RIP              after Mass

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,  including Rose Hall,

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Bernard Paddison, Jill Wooten, David O’Donnell, Rachel Liston, Charles Mahe, Anne Price, Richard Downey, and Michael Brown.

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

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.

 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?

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

 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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool.The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £1431.17 given in last week’s collection at Sunday  of which £700.48 was given through Gift Aid, and for £145.69 given towards Apostleship of the Sea.

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

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group has started on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

Missio Missio envelopes, including the summer magazine are at the back of church for collection. Please can these be returned as soon as possible. Your constant cooperation and generosity are very much appreciated. Margaret Ashdown./Alex Fairclough.

Mothers & Toddlers, who meet Monday mornings from 9am, need a new mum to run things. Any offers?

 Any house cleaning work needed? Contact Paul Healey, 07736 929947

Deanery Prayer Group meets every 3rd Monday of the month. Next is Monday July 16th St Margaret’s Carshalton Beeches, 8pm, – praying for Christ’s people, parishes, communities, the world. More from Matthew David, 07920 788 949.

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

 Pilgrimage to Knock, 17th September 2018. poster at back of church.

 New Holy Cross altar servers Any child who has made their First Communion and wishes to learn how to assist at Mass should complete a form, (to be found in the sacristy). Next periods of 8 weeks training will begin with a meeting on Friday afternoon after school, 3.30pm, in the church, 7th September 2018. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. These new servers will need to attend 6.30pm Mass on Saturdays for several weeks.

 Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 Mass.

Walsingham, Thursday 13th September. The planned trip to Walsingham will take place 13th September. Please give names + £1 deposit to Fr Paul. (If we fill a 50-seater coach, the return trip will cost about £20.)

Special Ministers (and others, in this Year of the Eucharist) There is a day at St Elpheges’, Wallington, Saturday 6th October with Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R., and followed by renewal of commitment to this ministry at each of the Sunday Masses at Holy Cross the following day.

 DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

Forms concerning sick people  are in the sacristy.

Forms concerning new altar servers are in the sacristy.

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

Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

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.

 Vacancies:

 Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

 Examination invigilators                 “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

July 8th 2018

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

 Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

 8th July 2018  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Sea Sunday.

 Table of the Word. Ezekiel tells us that the Lord never gives up. St Paul recognisers that any achievements are through the power of Christ and not due to Paul. How can  ‘a carpenter’  have such wisdom and work such miracles? It’s just the right Gospel for a Confirmation Mass and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the parish candidates.

Saturday

(2.30pm St George’s: Mass of ordination to the diaconate)

6.30pm   Mass of Confirmation : Thomas & Theresa Flynn RIP

Sunday 

8.00am   Vibsen Phillips RIP

9.30am

11.00am  Peter Jafre RIP

6.30pm   Kevin Collyer RIP

Monday

10.00am   Peter Jafre RIP

Tuesday

10.00am   Nolasco D’Almeeda RIP

Wednesday

10.00am   St Benedict : Grace D’Almeeda RIP

Thursday 

10.00am   Wilma Noronha RIP

Friday                   

12 noon   Alice Maria Francisca & Victor De Souza

Saturday  

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Sunday 15th July, 2018. 15th  Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Table of the Word The priest, Amaziah, won’t listen to a mere shepherd, Amos, sent by God. Paul praises the amazing plan of God. In the Gospel, Jesus sends out his disciples to preach repentance.

Saturday

6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP

Sunday  

8.00am   Brian, Bridget & Brie Scanlan RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Frederick J Whittaker RIP

6.30pm   Thanksgiving

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,  including Rose Hall,

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Richard Lynch, Barbara Mitchell, Geraldine Aslett, John Eve, Hannah King Ellen McNulty, Anne Nolan, and Irene Roper.

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

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.

 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?

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

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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool.The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £1171.61 given in last week’s collection at Sunday  of which £548.53 was given through Gift Aid.

Deacon Paul  Congratulations to Deacon Paul – ordained this weekend.

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

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group has started on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

Missio Missio envelopes, including the summer magazine are at the back of church for collection. Please can these be returned as soon as possible. Your constant cooperation and generosity are very much appreciated. Margaret Ashdown./Alex Fairclough.

Mothers & Toddlers, who meet Monday mornings from 9am, need a new mum to run things. Any offers?

 Any house cleaning work needed? Contact Paul HeaLey, 07736 929947

 Sr Elisabeth Convent, Minsk, members of which visited here in 2016 & 2017 have a ‘Heart2Heart’ Festival in Notting Hill and Kensington, July 3rd-8th. More on www.heart-2-heart.newsst.elisabeth.expo@gmail.com

 Deanery Prayer Group meets every 3rd Monday of the month. Next is Monday July 16th St Margaret’s Carshalton Beeches, 8pm, – praying for Christ’s people, parishes, communities, the world. More from Matthew David.

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

 Pilgrimage to Knock, 17th September 2018. poster at back of church.

 New Holy Cross altar servers Any child who has made their First Communion and wishes to learn how to assist at Mass should complete a form, (to be found in the sacristy). Next periods of 8 weeks training will begin with a meeting on Friday afternoon after school, 3.30pm, in the church, 7th September 2018. Each child should be accompanied by an adult. These new servers will need to attend 6.30pm Mass on Saturdays for several weeks.

 Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 Mass.

 DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

Forms concerning sick people  are in the sacristy.

Forms concerning new altar servers are in the sacristy.

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

 Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

 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.

 Vacancies:

Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

July 1st 2018

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

Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

 July 1st 2018/ 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word  Wisdom teaches how through the devil the world went awry. St Paul balances helping others with caring for ourselves too. Jesus shows his compassion towards Jairus’s daughter and her father.

Saturday

6.30pm   Donnacha O’Donovan RIP

Sunday

8.00am    Ints. Maurice & Kitty McEvoy (50th wedding)

9.30am    David Jernkions RIP (Marchant)

11.00am   Zbiguiew Mistak RIP (his family)

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm    Breth Nolan RIP (Iuliano family)

 Monday     

10.00am

Tuesday 

10.00am   St Thomas : Ints. Bridget McDonagh

Wednesday

10.00am

Thursday

10.00am   Brian Flannery RIP

Friday                   

12 noon

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

8th July 2018  14th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Sea Sunday.

 Table of the Word. Ezekiel tells us that the Lord never gives up. St Paul recognisers that any achievements are through the power of Christ and not due to Paul. How can  ‘a carpenter’  have such wisdom and work such miracles? It’s just the right Gospel for a Confirmation Mass and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the parish candidates.

 Saturday 

(2.30pm St George’s: Mass of ordination to the diaconate)

6.30pm   Mass of Confirmation :Thomas & Theresa Flynn RIP

 Sunday  

8.00am   Vibsen Phillips RIP

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm   Kevin Collyer 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

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Elizabeth Henessy, Brian Lynch, Christopher Collins, Nellis Spowart, Rosaleen Bell, Diane Hicks, Kevin Collyer, Stanley Woolger, Wilfred Briegel, Susan Wakelin, Helen Angel, Kathleen Phillips and Mary Hill.

Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022; Tom & Kath McGuinness, 07712649606..

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested 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.

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?

St Philomena’s Open Evening, for prospective Year 7 entrants starting in September 2019: Tuesday 3rd July, 3.30-8.00pm.

Vacancy for Foundation Governor for academic year 2018/19; especially a Catholic with expertise in Law or Finance or HR. Contact clerk@stphils.org.uk by July 6th, please

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

 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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool. The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £953.92 given in last week’s collection at Sunday  of which £548.53 was given through Gift Aid.

 Deacon Paul  We pray for Paul who will be ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 7th July at St George’s Cathedral at 2.30pm.

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.

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group will start on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

 Missio Missio envelopes, including the summer magazine are at the back of church for collection. Please can these be returned as soon as possible. Your constant cooperation and generosity are very much appreciated. Margaret Ashdown./Alex Fairclough.

Last Friday, new data protection legislation came into force. An attempted summary of it for the diocese is in the porch. A parish holds people’s personal information in the presbytery or in some homes (where lists of volunteers are compiled, for example). This may be deleted if a person desires, and says so. Also, certain information may no longer be given simply over the phone or via email.

 DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

Forms concerning sick people  are in the sacristy.

Forms concerning new altar servers are in the sacristy.

 Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 Mass.

 Mothers & Toddlers, who meet Monday mornings from 9am, need a new mum to run things. Any offers?

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

Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

 Vacancies:

Coloma High School, Shirley. Vacancy for Headteacher. Cf notice board.

 Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

June 24th 2018

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

Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

24th June. Birth of St John the Baptist

 Table of the Word. Isaiah speaks of a future prophet with a mighty message. St Paul recognises the significance of John the Baptist. The Gospel tells of his birth.

Saturday  

6.30pm  Bernie McGrath RIP

Sunday  

8.00am   Brian Flannery RIP

9.30am

11.00am   Thanksgiving Chantalle & Charlton

6.30pm

Monday

10.00am   Holy Souls

Tuesday

10.00am

Wednesday

10.00am

Thursday 

10.00am   St Irenaeus

Friday        Ss Peter & Paul           

7.00am

12.00pm

7.30pm

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

July 1st 2018.  13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word  Wisdom teaches how through the devil the world went awry. St Paul balances helping others with caring for ourselves too. Jesus shows his compassion towards Jairus’s daughter and her father.

Saturday  

6.30pm   Donnacha O’Donovan

Sunday

8.00am    Ints. Murice & Kitty McEvoy (50th wedding)

9.30am

11.00am

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm

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

Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 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,  including Rose ,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, and Joel  Rivera.

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including John Collins, Jane Chapudu, Nora Cryan, Irene Cook, John Riley, Edith Fitzgerald, Ronald Yates, Isadore Williams, Pat Burke, Canon Albert Ryan, Anna White, Roman Landowski, and Margaret Gurni

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

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.

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?

St Philomena’s Open Evening, for prospective Year 7 entrants starting in September 2019: Tuesday 3rd July, 3.30-8.00pm.

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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool.The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £1034.51 given in last week’s collection at Sunday and First Communion Masses, of which £639.07 was given through Gift Aid.

 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.

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 via website contact paage.

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group will start on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

Last Friday, new data protection legislation came into force. An attempted summary of it for the diocese is in the porch. A parish holds people’s personal information in the presbytery or in some homes (where lists of volunteers are compiled, for example). This may be deleted if a person desires, and says so. Also, certain information may no longer be given simply over the phone or via email.

DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

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

Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

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.

Sutton Deanery Refugee Community Sponsorship Group has welcomed the Syrian family of Mum, Dad and three little girls. Their arrival was mentioned during the annual Migrants’ Mass at St George’s Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday. We are the first group in the Southwark diocese to welcome a Syrian family. We are helping them to settle in to their new surroundings. As you can imagine, everything is strange to them. Many thanks for the generosity so many parishioners have shown.  We do not need any more donations of household goods or toys. Thank you so much for your support.  Jackie McLoughlin MBE, Project Manager.

Vacancies:

 Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

Vacancy for Foundation Governor for academic year 2018/19; especially a Catholic with expertise in Law or Finance or HR. Contact clerk@stphils.org.uk by July 6th, please

John Fisher: Cover Supervisor needed – 0208 660 4555

Coloma High School, Shirley. Vacancy for Headteacher. Cf notice

June 17th 2018

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

Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

Sunday June 17th.  11th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Collection for human life.

 Table of the Word. Ezechiel promises a whole new world, which will defy its own initial small appearances. St Paul reminds the Corinthians that there is something beyond the merely corporeal. Jesus compares the kingdom to a small seed, which grows and grows.

Saturday

6.30pm   Tom Butler RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Dominic & Carmen Fernandes RIP

9.30am

11.00am  George Buckley RIP (Christina Buckley)

6.30pm

Monday

10.00am

Tuesday  

10.00am   Ints. Doris

Wednesday

10.00am   St Alban

Thursday

10.00am   St Aloysius Gonzaga

Friday                   

12.oopm   Ss John Fisher & Thomas More: Kathleen Bailey RIP

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am   Brian Flnnery’s family

24th June. Birth of St John the Baptist

 Table of the Word. Isaiah speaks of a future prophet with a mighty message. St Paul recognises the significance of John the Baptist. The Gospel tells of his birth.

Saturday 

6.30pm  Bernie McGrath RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Brian Flannery RIP

9.30am

11.00am

6.30pm

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

Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 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, and Joel  Rivera

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Francis Barrone, John Zubiena, Ninfa Hunt, Anne Cypher, Joe & Stella Tyrrell, Catherine Aherne, Janet Samputh, Vibsen Phillips & Kathleen Bailey.

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

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 ChristinaBuckley,  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.

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?

St Philomena’s Open Evening, for prospective Year 7 entrants starting in September 2019: Tuesday 3rd July, 3.30-8.00pm.

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.)

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.

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

Eucharistic Congress in September in Liverpool.The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.

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

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

Thanks for  £1866.86 given in last week’s collection at Sunday and First Communion Masses, of which £629.29 was given through Gift Aid.

 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.

Renew your marriage vows? Celebrating 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later anniversary this year? There’s a special Mass in St George’s Cathedral, Saturday June 16th at 3pm. Give your details and receive a personal invitation from the Archbishop to the Mass and the reception afterwards. Family members welcome. Forms at the back of church, or contact Deacon Philip and Mrs Mary Pond through marriage2014@virginmedia.com or 0208 651 2477.

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.

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group will start on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thurs-days, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

LIFE ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY 23rd June, 12.00 – 17.00 at garden of 101, Foxley Lane, Purley. Adult entrance, £8; children, £5 – includes ploughman’s lunch and afternoon tea. Offers of help and too cakes or other produce welcome.

Deanery Prayer Group Monday 18th June, Holy Family Church, Sutton Green, 8pm Meditation on Gospel through lectio divina + prayers for needs of respective parishes. (Matthew David 07920 788949.)

DATA PROTECTION With the new law taking effect, the parish (and the diocese) is in a new world. Now, sick people may be prayed for, but not named in the newsletter without the signed permission of each such person. Recently deceased may not be named without the signed permission of the next of kin, (not of the funeral director). Special Ministers of the Eucharist may no longer collect their rotas from the church porch but must find them in the sacristy, and give signed permission for any personal particulars apart from their names to be made available from the rotas to other Ministers. The names and details of the sick being visited may not be made public.   We must bear with one another as these changes take place.

Vacancies:

 Arundel & Brighton: Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

Coloma High School, Shirley. Vacancy for Headteacher. Cf notice board.

St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

Vacancy for Foundation Governor for academic year 2018/19; especially a Catholic with expertise in Law or Finance or HR. Contact clerk@stphils.org.uk by July 6th, please

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

Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

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.

 Sutton Deanery Refugee Community Sponsorship Group has welcomed the Syrian family of Mum, Dad and three little girls. Their arrival was mentioned during the annual Migrants’ Mass at St George’s Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday. We are the first group in the Southwark diocese to welcome a Syrian family. We are helping them to settle in to their new surroundings. As you can imagine, everything is strange to them. Many thanks for the generosity so many parishioners have shown.  We do not need any more donations of household goods or toys. Thank you so much for your support.  Jackie McLoughlin MBE, Project Manager.

June 10th 2018

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

Following changes to Data Protection law can I ask if anyone is unhappy with their details appearing on the website to get in touch via the contact form. I can remove them if you so wish. – Webmaster

June 10th. 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word.  The first reading tells of the Fall of Man. St Paul speaks of the kingdom which endures, which is heaven. The Gospel shows Jesus at his busiest, reaching out to more and more people.

Saturday

6.30pm

Sunday

8.00am    recov. Maureen Morey (Rowntrees)

9.30am

11.00am   First Communion :  Eileen & Kevin Barry RIP (Lisa Wheelan)

6.30pm

Monday  

10.00am   St Barnabas

Tuesday 

10.00am

Wednesday

10.00am   St Anthony of Padua

Thursday

10.00am

Friday                   

12.00pm

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Sunday June 17th.  11th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

 Table of the Word. Ezechiel promises a whole new world, which will defy its own initial small appearances. St Paul reminds the Corinthians that there is something beyond the merely corporeal. Jesus compares the kingdom to a small seed, which grows and grows.

Saturday  

6.30pm   Tom Butler RIP

Sunday

8.00am   Dominic & Carmen Fernandes RIP

9.30am

11.00am    George Buckley RIP (Christina Buckley)

6.30pm

Vintage lunch on 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, after 12.00 Mass.

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, and Joel  Rivera.

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

Anniversaries: We pray  for those whose anniversaries occur this week, including Ernest Otter, Lucy Whicker, Fr Charles Snell, Eileen Hardwood, Teresa Bond, and Frances Abberton

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

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.

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?

Congratulations to all the children who this weekend make their First Communions.   Thanks to a lot of people who have worked to make the three Communion Masses so special; and with particular thanks to the catechists who have done such an enormous amount for the children.

The theme of Holy Communion continues as we also look forward to the Eucharistic Congress in September and in which we are all involved. The relevant diocesan website for this is www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/2018Eucharist.htm or for that of the Bishops’ Conference: tinyurl.com/y7m9b8qq

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.)

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.

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

 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.

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

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

Thanks for  £887.93 given in last week’s collection, of which £532.36 was given through Gift Aid; and also for £151.85 given towards Christian Aid.

 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.

Renew your marriage vows? Celebrating 1st, 10th, 25th, 40th, 50th, 60th or any later anniversary this year? There’s a special Mass in St George’s Cathedral, Saturday June 16th at 3pm. Give your details and receive a personal invitation from the Archbishop to the Mass and the reception afterwards. Family members welcome. Forms at the back of church, or contact Deacon Philip and Mrs Mary Pond through marriage2014@virginmedia.com or 0208 651 2477.

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

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 via the website contact form.

 Pilgrimages To Holy Land, 9th – 17th October, £1,229. To Fatima, 25th November – 1st December, £759. Phone Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843 or 07859 027301.

New choir for Vigil Mass on Sundays (6.30pm).  If this venture appeals to you, please get in touch with Pamela Morris on morri46pmms@btinternet . I look forward to hearing from you.

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.

‘CELEBRATE, an event for young and old, St Mary’s  University, 16th-17th July. Bishop John Wilson will be there. Contact www.celebrateconference.org/weekends/Twickenham or Mike 07778 124270.

 Bible Study A group will start on Thursday in the Parish Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, and will look at the Book of Revelation. This is an experimental group for Thursdays, until RCIA starts again (after summer). It will also run in a sort of parallel with the same group study at HMP High Down, which is doing quite well. (Each group might end up learning from each other.)

LIFE ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY 23rd June, 12.00 – 17.00 at garden of 101, Foxley Lane, Purley. Adult entrance, £8; children, £5 – includes ploughman’s lunch and afternoon tea. Offers of help and too cakes or other produce welcome.

London SW Catholic Young Adults is a social group for young Catholics which meets every month. Next social evening is Saturday 2nd June, 7pm at Noor Jahan, Sutton SM2 5BQ. For more, phone Miles, 07790 441242 or go to Facebook.

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.

 St Philomena’s vacancy:

Admissions Officer. Further details on notice board.

PA to Headteacher                             “

Examination invigilators                                “

St Philomena’s Open Evening, for prospective Year 7 entrants starting in September 2019: Tuesday 3rd July, 3.30-8.00pm.

Vacancy for Foundation Governor for academic year 2018/19; especially a Catholic with expertise in Law or Finance or HR. Contact clerk@stphils.org.uk by July 6th, please

John Fisher vacancy:       

Cover supervisor                               “

Science Technician                            “

Exam invigilators                       “

Cover Supervisor needed – 0208 660 4555

Arundel & Brighton:

Diocesan Financial Controller details in porch 

Last Friday, new data protection legislation came into force. An attempted summary of it for the diocese is in the porch. A parish holds people’s personal information in the presbytery or in some homes (where lists of volunteers are compiled, for example). This may be deleted if a person desires, and says so. Also, certain information may no longer be given simply over the phone or via email.

 

Sutton Deanery Refugee Community Sponsorship Group has welcomed the Syrian family of Mum, Dad and three little girls. Their arrival was mentioned during the annual Migrants’ Mass at St George’s Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday. We are the first group in the Southwark diocese to welcome a Syrian family. We are helping them to settle in to their new surroundings. As you can imagine, everything is strange to them. Many thanks for the generosity so many parishioners have shown.  We do not need any more donations of household goods or toys. Thank you so much for your support.  Jackie McLoughlin MBE, Project Manager.

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

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