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Sunday 17th February. 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Racial Justice collection.
Table of the Word Jeremiah puts trust in the Lord ahead of trust in man.St Paul teachs how our belief in resurrection comes fist from Christ’s rising.Jesus teaches how ‘ordinary’ people in the eyes of his Father are from ordinary.
6.30pm Alan Baker RIP (Iulianos)
8.00am Pat Clune RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)
9.30am Mary Quinn RIP
11.00am Patrick & James Cuffe RIP
6.30pm Philomena Fonseca RIP
11.00am Funeral: Jean Arnott
10.00am Thanksgiving (Doris D’Silva)
6.00-7.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00am Michael & Janet Tombs RIP (Rita Gomez)
7.30pm UCM Mass
10.00am Tom Traynor RIP (Mary Traynor)
9.30am Funeral: Thelma Congreave
12noon Ints. Fr Paul (Mrs K.Brown & Mrs P.Moore)
9.00am Holy Hour with prayers for vocations
10.00am Garry Harrison RIP (Kathleen Snell)
Sunday 24th February, 7th of Ordinary Time. Retiring collection for poorer parishes.
Table of the Word. In the first reading, David refuses to kill the king. Paul contrasts the first man and the new man who is Christ. The Gospel teaches generosity of spirit, which is the Christian way.
6.30pm Séan Coghlan RIP
8.00am Phil Morris (sick)
9.30am Maria Bay Thi Nguyen RIP
11.00am TonyAshdown RIP
6.30pm Phil Morris (sick)
The sacrament of Confession is available 15 minutes before every Mass.
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 Bridie McKechnie, Joan Burford and Maria D’Silva.
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
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 protected] or Monica Atkins [email protected] 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
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]
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.
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.
Anniversaries: We pray for Jean Arnott & Thelma Congreaves who have died recently and for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Reginald Moore, Maureen O’Donnell, Daphne Woolgar, Gladys Cheesman, Eileen Jolly, Pauline Lee, Kathleen Horkan, Margaret Hall, Irene Stewart, Terry Robins, Maria Mendonsa, Graham Davies and Paula Reynolds.
Our Lady of Walsingham The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum includes bringing the statue from the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, to all our cathedrals. St Georges’, Southwark is 21st-23rd February.
Thanks for £1214.26 given in last week’s collection, of which £634.54 was given through Giftaid.
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 protected]
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
Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.
Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.
Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?
Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy [email protected] for more details.
6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. [email protected]
Musicians needed, guitar/electric, piano/keyboard, violin, bass, drums to work on a project to produce a set of new songs with a Christian ethos (involving music arrangements, recordings, live performance) which would be used to support charitable causes at Holy Cross or other parishes. Contact Domenico: [email protected]
Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.
Lourdes and more, 25th May – 2nd June, £789; Holy Land, 3rd – 11th September, £1,259; Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301
Knock, St Patrick’s Weekend Pilgrimage, 16th March. £599.00 per person sharing. For more, contact Patricia on 01268 762 278, or 07740 175557 or
Find the newsletter online: www.holycrosscarshalton.co.uk
Small children at 9.30am Mass It’s planned to offer tots who have colouring pencils with them pictures to colour. Please feel free to take whatever’s in the porch this week.
Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org
Missio Dear Members, Missio is in need of a new Parish Secretary as I am moving at the end of February. If you feel you could help, please contact Alex Faircloth on 02087703662, who will be standing in on a temporary basis and is happy to answer any queries. In the meantime, your envelopes will be available from the back of the church on the weekend of 9/10th March, to be returned 23/24th March. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you all for your cooperation and generous donations made over the years while I have been Parish Secretary. Margaret Ashdown
(On behalf of parish, thanks, Margaret, and welcome to your new home. Fr Paul)
John Fisher School needs Data Manager. See notice board for more.
Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood, needs school caretaker, and also Key Stage 3 & 4 Administrator. See noticeboard.
Admin Assistant vacancy at National Office of SVP. Contact Moira Dawe, 0207 703 3030. See notice board for more.
Team Secretary Southwark Marriage Tribunal vacancy. See notice in porch.
Headteacher vacancy, Our Lady Queen of Heaven Primary School, Victoria Drive, SW19. Phone Lesley Lynch, 0208 871 8273, or go for application pack, go to [email protected]