November 17th 2019

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Sunday 17th November 2019 33rd Sunday of the Year. World Day of Prayer for the poor.


6.30pm   Holy Souls (Janet)


8.00am   Ulaha Jansen & family

9.30am   Jennifer Cardwell RIP

11.00am   Deceased of St Philomena’s O.G.A.




10.00am   Holy Souls



10.00am  Dec. of Kathleen Snell’s family

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   Holy Souls (Kathleen Snell)


7.00am   Presentation of Blessed Virgin Mary

10.00am   Dec. of Kathleen Snell’s family


7.00am   St. Cecilia

12.00pm  Ints. Mre & Mrs Ko


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Michael Kelly RIP

Sunday 24th November 2019, Christ the King. World Youth Day, collection: Catholic Youth work.


6.30pm    Arthur & Miriam Kitchiner & Patricia Betts RIP (Ann &Louis)


8.00am   Ints. Doris

9.30am   Dec. members Haydon & Dodwell families

11.00am  Malgosia & Ellen Bober, & Zofia & Stefan Rippel  RIP (Marta)  


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

First Communion & Reconciliation 2020  If you have a child in Year 3 or above who has been baptised Catholic and would like to make their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion in June 2020, please come to a parents/carers meeting. This will be Monday 18th November, 7.30pm in church, and is a chance to meet the team, find out more about the programme and ask any questions.

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

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. or

 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  or Monica Atkins If you are unable to come on the arranged date, please try to find a replacement. = 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

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

Our Mission Statement We are first of all a Eucharistic community, centred on Christ, without whom we will get nowhere. We all of us have something to share with each other (and pass on), in order to discover ever more about our faith. And too we are evangelisers: Christ is Saviour of everyone. We pray for each other.

Are you experiencing marriage problems? There is professional and confidential counselling available to couples and individuals. No matter the person or the circumstances, we’re here to listen and help. Visit or phone 0800 389 3801 to make an appointment to see a counsellor.

Anniversaries: We pray for  whose anniversaries occur this week including Sheila Shearman, Mary Baker, Peter White, Diane Moss, Isobel Field, Ethel Brown, Margaret Dolan, Minnie Barry, Aurora Hynes,Arthur, O’Keeffe, and Steven Harrington.

Prayer Group meets next at Holy Rosary Church, Barnabas Road, Sutton, Monday 18th November, 8pm. More from Matthew David, 07920 788949

Missio  ‘Celebration of Mission,’ November 20th 7.30pm Methodist Church, Ruskin Road

 Repository Please visit us at the back of the church. We now have Christmas Cards, Advent Calendars, Cribs and Crib figures, plus lots of other articles in stock. If you can’t see what you are looking for, please ask.

Christmas Hamper |Raffle Money raised is for Sutton Nightwatch Homeless Charity. Tickets on sale this weekend. Hamper Draw, Sunday 15th December after carol service, in church hall.

 Project  For Holy Cross to team up with six Carshalton churches to provide supervised accommodation in Centre one night a week for 7 weeks, starting early January, for 10 homeless people. Some help, + feelings welcomed.

Counters needed We need more counters to ease the load on the small group we have at the moment. If you have a couple of hours to spare on a Sunday evening, about every six weeks, please can you contact Sally Marchant, 8669 1168. Training will be given. Thank you.

Dancing to Irish music every Saturday at Croydon Irish Association, 29, Broadscombe, Monks Hill Estate, Selsdon, CR2 9HX.  0788443071

Missio red boxes available this weekend in porch Alex Faircloth, 0208 770 3662

 Thanks for £1018.09 given in last week’s collection, of which £394.32 was given through Gift Aid; and for £143.66 given to Archbishop’s Administration.

To all servers It has been noticed that servers are not serving at their chosen Mass. This means there is sometimes no one to assist Father. If you no longer with to serve, please let me know. Thank you. Ted.

We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva, Tristan Kombol, Colin Brewis, Hilda Clark, Benjy and Janis Turner.

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

 Parish safeguarding    Parish Safeguarding Team: Fr Paul Sanders, 0208 647 0022

Couples from different Christian traditions might be interested in or

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

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

Any baking required for birthday, wedding or all other occasions, contact Armel, NVQ qualified, on 0208 647 7754 or 07988 639287

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members.

Mass at St Helier’s, Tuesdays. Fr Philip Pak celebrates Mass at 1pm on Tuesdays.’Outsiders’ welcome.

Find the newsletter online:

Older Catholics might be interested in

 Invitation to Secular Franciscan Group at St Mary’s Church Prayer Room, Croydon CR0 2AR, 4th Sunday of the month, 2-4pm.

Leaving your phone number If you end up speaking to the answerphone in the presbytery, please give your number slowly and clearly, and, preferably, repeat it. (Quite a few calls can’t be returned because the number is unclear.)

[On weekdays, because of rosary and then Mass there is no one available between 9.40am and 10.30am; Fridays, 11.40am – 12.30pm]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions Thursday evenings, Parish Centre.

Holy Cross Flower Team Any ladies, retired or with some spare time, are invited to join. No experience necessary. If you have time during the week to prepare for the weekend Masses, contact Christina Buckley