April 21st 2019

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Easter Sunday April 21st 2019

8.00am           Bridie McKechnie RIP (Pletts family)

9.30am

11.00am           Clare Pinto’s ints.

6.30pm           John J. Howard RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Amber’s 21st + graduation

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Olive Taylor RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday  

7.00am   Mass

 10.00am   Antonio Honorato & Anna Maria Fabiana  Fernandes

Thursday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Friday

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Dec. friends Dollie Wilkins

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayer for vocations

10.00am

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy).  Collection for maintenance of St George’s Cathedral.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   Thanksgiving (D’Mello family)

Sunday

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Pletts family

9.30am

11.00am   Mary Kimpton (P.Moore)

6.30pm

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

A happy Easter to everyone as we celebrate Christ’s rising, the powers of sin and death conquered. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Holy Week and Easter – Mass servers, readers,  flowers, music, singers, pray-ers, shrine and so on.                                    Welcome to any visitors to our parish.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

Confirmation Meeting on Tuesday – 7.30pm – 8.30pm..

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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, 0208 647 3831, 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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   [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week including Olive Taylor, Alice Abbott, Ivy Brown, Edmund Fernandes, Sr Mary Fox,,. Winifrede Nicolson, Susan Stewart, Dorothy Say and Patrick Hogan.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1082.93 in last Sunday’s collection, of which £653.16 was given through Gift Aid).

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

Lourdes pilgrim/prison volunteer, Mass-goer here Colin de’Ath, celebrates 80th birthday and 40 years of motor neurone disease by walking 100 km. to Compostella in April to raise funds and also awareness of the condition. A donation can be sent via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath

The monthly prayer group  More information from Matthew David, 07920 788949.

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]t.com  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth. Thanks.

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.

 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.

Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 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]

Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.

 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]

 Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?

 Vacancies

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]

 Vacancies for School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.

April 14th 2019

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Sunday April 14th. Palm Sunday

Saturday

6.30pm   Fr Paul’s ints. (Kathleen Snell)

Sunday   (Palm Sunday) 

8.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Liz McGuire)

10.45am   Albert Charles Page & Elizabeth Page RIP

6.30pm   Gail Swann RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (K. Snell)

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   George Buckley RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

 9.45am   Thanksgiving (Anne Bailey)

11.30am   Chrism Mass – Cathedral

Maundy Thursday

8.00pm   Philip Wilkins RIP

Good Friday

10.30am   Children’s Stations

Walk of Witness:

11.30  Ruskin Rd., Methodist church

11.45  Beacon Grove (Oxfam shop)

12.15  Service – Grove House, Grove Pk.

3.00pm   Solemn Afternoon Liturgy

Holy Saturday

8.00pm   Easter Vigil Mass first Mass of Easter : Joao D’Silva RIP

Easter Sunday April 21st 2019

8.00am     Bridie McKechnie RIP (Pletts family)

9.30am

11.00am   Clare Pinto’s ints.

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, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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:   [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1082.93 given in last week’s collection, of which £633.16 was given through Giftaid.

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

 UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

Confirmation    No meeting – school holidays.

 Lourdes pilgrim/prison volunteer, Mass-goer here Colin de’Ath, celebrates 80th birthday and 40 years of motor neurone disease by walking 100 km. to Compostella in April to raise funds and also awareness of the condition. A donation can be sent via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath

The monthly prayer group will next meet Monday 15th April at St Christopher’s, Dallas Road, Cheam, 8pm-9pm.More information from Matthew David, 07920 788949.

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth . Thanks.

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.

 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.

Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 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]

Anyone ‘profoundly deaf’? i.e. not just hard of hearing. Mass could be celebrated at Holy Cross using sign language.

 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]

 Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?

 Vacancies

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]

 Vacancies for School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.

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Catholic People’s Week Long-established faith-filled, fun and reflective holidays for Catholics and their families. See catholicpeoplesweeks.org

 A happy Easter to everyone as we celebrate Christ’s rising, the powers of sin and death conquered.                    

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to Holy Week and Easter – Mass servers, readers,  flowers, music, singers, pray-ers, shrine and so on.  Welcome to any visitors to our parish.

 

 

 

April 7th 2019

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

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Sunday April 7th 2019. 5th of Lent

 Table of the Word Isaiah says a new future lies ahead.St Paul’s centre point is Christ. Jesus preaches against hypocrisy.

 Saturday

6.30pm   Annie & Sean Hartnett RIP (family)

 Sunday 

8.00am   Ints.Joe & Rene Barreto (Doris)

9.30am   Thelma Congreaves (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Spec. int.

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Ned Connolly RIP

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Social workers & drs. At Springfield Hospital

Tuesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Janetta Nestor & Kenneth Martindale RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Donaleen Ratcliff RIP

Thursday  

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Ints. Fr Paul (Doris D’Silva)

Friday 

7.00am

12.00pm   Ints SPUC (Mrs K. Brown)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Colin Bruis (sick)

 

Sunday April 14th. Palm Sunday

 Saturday

6.30pm   Fr Paul’s ints. (Kathleen Snell)

Sunday

8.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Liz McGuire)

11.00am   Albert Charles Page & Elizabeth Page RIP

6.30pm   Gail Swann 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, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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   [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1063.88 given in last week’s collection, of which £611.97 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]

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

Confirmation    No meeting – school holidays.

 All altar servers There will be a special meeting, Saturday 13th April, 11am, to organise the services for Holy Week. Please attend.

Lourdes pilgrim/prison volunteer, Mass-goer here Colin de’Ath, celebrates 80th birthday and 40 years of motor neurone disease by walking 100 km. to Compostella in April to raise funds and also awareness of the condition. A donation can be sent via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath

The monthly prayer group will next meet Monday 15th April at St Christopher’s, Dallas Road, Cheam, 8pm-9pm.More information from Matthew David, 07920 788949.

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth ASAPThanks.

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.

 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.

Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

 Mrs Mary Dolan thanks everyone for their prayers.

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]

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?

 Vacancies

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]

 Vacancies for School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.

March 31st 2019

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 March 31st, 4th of Lent

 Table of the Word. The Passover is celebrated; the manna stops; the Promised Land is reached. St Paul tells us how through Christ a new Promised Land is ours. In the Gospel, the prodigal son finds his way home – and is welcomed.

 Saturday

6.30pm   William & Lucy Mann RIP (Ann & Louis Mann)

 Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP (Brendan McGrath)

9.30am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Thanksgiving (Tricia)

6.30pm   Ints. Sr Anunziata

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am

Tuesday

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Dollie Wilkins)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Dec. Caffrey & Landowski families

Thursday  

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Jack Firmo RIP

Friday 

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Garry Harrison RIP (lunch group)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Anna Mackie RIP (Anne Bailey)

Sunday April 7th 2019. 5th of Lent

 Table of the Word Isaiah says a new future lies ahead.St Paul’s centre point is Christ. Jesus preaches against hypocrisy.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   Annie & Sean Hartnett RIP (family)

 Sunday  

8.00am   Ints.Joe & Rene Barreto (Doris)

9.30am   Thelma Congreaves (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Spec. int.

4.00pm   Tridentine Mass

6.30pm   Ned Connolly RIP

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

Confirmation Tuesday April 2nd, 7.30-8.30pm, Parish Hall, first session. 60 minute maximum so please be punctual. Parents welcome just for this first gathering to understand what we’re about.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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. ContactJeremy  [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week including Eric Purnell, Phyllis Reynolds, Martin McGrath, Cecilia Hennings, Maud Hosie, James McDermott, Mary Apted, Agnes Streeter, Bridie O’Donnell, John Hill, Maria Fuller, Annie Hartnett, Panzella Cockman, Josephine Curtis, Barbara Stubbs, Sydney Kingston, Thomas McCloskey and Victor Barclay.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1464.13 given in last week’s collection, of which £624.08 was given through Giftaid. And for £309.45 given for victims of Storm Idai in southern Africa

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

 All altar servers There will be a special meting, Saturday 13th April, 11am, to organise the services for Holy Week. Please attend.

Lourdes pilgrim/prison volunteer, Mass-goer here Colin de’Ath, 80th birthday and 40 years of motor neurone disease by walking 100 km. to Compostella in April to raise funds and also awareness of the condition. A donation can be sent via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/colin-de-ath

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]

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth by 23/24 March. Thanks.

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.

 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.

Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

Mrs Mary Dolan thanks everyone for their prayers.

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]

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

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?

Vacancies

 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]

 Vacancies for School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Philomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. See notice in porch.

March 24th 2019

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 24th March. 3rd of Lent

 Table of the Word God reveals Himself to Moses in the burning bush. St Paul teaches how everything about Moses tends towards Christ. Jesus uses the signs contained in human suffering as a symbol of sin ans its consequences.

Saturday

6.30pm   John Flynn RIP (Mary Coghlan)

 Sunday 

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)

11.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

6.30pm   Joseph & Agnes Roche & family

Monday          

 7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Annunciation: Holy Souls

Tuesday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Terri Timoney RIP (Alex Faircloth)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Mary Traynor)

Thursday 

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Special int.

Friday   

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Bill O’Mahoney RIP (Anne Bailey)

Saturday 

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Thomas Anderson RIP

Sunday March 24th, 4th of Lent

 Table of the Word. The Passover is celebrated; the manna stops; the Promised Land is reached. St Paul tells us how through Christ a new Promised Land is ours. In the Gospel, the prodigal son finds his way home – and is welcomed.

 Saturday 

6.30pm   William & Lucy Mann RIP (Ann & Louis Mann)

 Sunday

8.00am   Martin McGrath RIP (Brendan McGrath)

9.30am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am

6.30pm

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

Confirmation Tuesday April 2nd, 7.30-8.30pm, Parish Hall, first session. 60 minute maximum so please be punctual. Parents welcome just for this first gathering to understand what we’re about.

New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, [email protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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. ContactJeremy  [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week including Graham Smithers, baby John Banks, Christina Griffin, May Cranmer, Margaret Muddle, Henry Francis, Emily Mason, Derek Dale, Albert Thomas, Mary Cheesman, Roy Dale, Richie Welsh, Mary Carvell, Alice Butler, Teresa Sherrington, Nicholas Hooker, Pet Buckley, Nora McArdle and Albert Page.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1215.08 given in last week’s collection, of which £712.45 was given through Giftaid.

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

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]

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth by 23/24 March. Thanks.

Monthly prayer group next meets Our Lady of the Rosary, 2, St Barnabas Road, Sutton, 8pm-9.15pm For more, contact Matthew David, 07920788949.

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.

 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.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

Pilgrimages 2019

 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

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Annual reunion, Saturday 23rd March, Holy Family, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, with Mass at 2pm.                                                             Cf notice board. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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]

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

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?

 Vacancies for:

School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Phlomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. 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

March 17th 2019

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 17th March. 2nd of Lent.

 Table of the Word The Lord makes his promise to Abram.. St Paul urges the Philippian Christians to live on a new wavelength. In the Gospel, Jesus trans-figured shows what the whole history of salvation is moving towards.

Saturday

6.30pm   Thanksgiving St Appolonia

Sunday

8.00am   Chris Morey RIP (Rowntree)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Andy & Sally Campbell)

11.00am   Luis Bermudez RIP

6.30pm   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Anne Romaine)

Monday           

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Jack Harrington RIP

Tuesday  

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   St Joseph : Ints. McDonagh family

6.00-7.00pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays

7.00am   Mass

10.00am   Thomas Anderson RIP

Thursday 

7.00am  Mass

10.00am   Ann Williams RIP

Friday  

7.00am   Mass

12.00pm   Sheila Hawkes (Mrs Brown)

Saturday

9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ints. Fr Paul

Sunday 24th March. 3rd of Lent

 Table of the Word God reveals Himself to Moses in the burning bush. St Paul teaches how everything about Moses tends towards Christ. Jesus uses the signs contained in human suffering as a symbol of sin ans its consequences.

 Saturday

6.30pm   John Flynn RIP (Mary Coghlan)

 Sunday  

8.00am   Thelma Congreaves RIP (UCM)

9.30am   Bridie McKechnie RIP (Don & Helen Flannery)

11.00am   Bridie McKechnie RIP

6.30pm   Joseph & Agnes Roche & family

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 protected]  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, [email protected]

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan 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

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or [email protected]

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or [email protected]

 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.

Period poverty scheme Holy Cross, c/o Val David, supports this venture.

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  [email protected]

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 those whose anniversaries occur this week including Simon Byrne, Ian Gafoor, Lou Robins, Kathleen Cryan, Doris Woodley, Honora Smith, Bridget McMahon, Rosario Scannella, Patricia Betts, Paul Hamlin, Alfred Owen, Helen Madden, John Murphy, Mary Wallace, Savio Pinto, Thomas Weston, Kathleen O’Dwyer and Michael O’Meara.

Gluten free altar breads are available for consecration for anyone with the allergy. Please tell the celebrant before Mass.

Thanks for £1195.56 given in last week’s collection, of which £747.90 was given through Giftaid.

UCM Spring Party Saturday 27th April 1.00pm for 1.30pm. Sherry reception at 1.00-pm. Cooked dinner. Entertainment. Free raffle. Tea & cakes. See poster in porch. We look forward to seeing you there, the UCM.

 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]

Calix Society for recovering alcoholics uses the Catholic faith as a path to serenity. Cf noticeboard in porch or use [email protected]  www.calixinlondon  or text 07762570361.

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

 Missio envelopes are in the porch. Please empty your red box and return the envelope to church, or give it to Alex Faircloth by 23/24 March. Thanks.

Monthly prayer group next meets Our Lady of the Rosary, 2, St Barnabas Road, Sutton, 8pm-9.15pm For more, contact Matthew David, 07920788949.

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.

 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.

 Pilgrimages 2019

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.

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  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. Annual reunion, Saturday 23rd March, Holy Family, Sorrento Road, Sutton Green, with Mass at 2pm.                                                             Cf notice board. Go too to www.HCPT.org.uk and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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

Older Catholics might be interested in www.lifeascending.org

Receptive ecumenism  Christian  Churches learning from each other. An ecumenical event led by Bishop Paul Hendricks, Saturday 6th April, 11am-3pm, at Crossway Christian Centre, 18, Hampton Street, London SE1 6SL. (Bring your own lunch.)

 King’s College Hospital Critical Care Centre Appeal Gala Dinner & Dance at Bromley Court Hotel, Friday 5th April. Tickets £50, or a table for 10 £475. More information from Pat Winston, 07734 250375.

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]

Room to rent: with shared (one person) kitchen, bathroom and toilet. £575.p.c.m. Phone Pauline 07989 314 571

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?

 Vacancies for:

School Business Manager and Learning Support Assistant, John Fisher School. See notice board.

St Phlomena’s are seeking exam invigilators and a midday supervisor. 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]

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

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