November 21st 2021

Holy Cross Catholic Church

46 North Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2JD

Parish Priest Fr. Henry Tiku Wenna

Resident Priest Fr. Philip Pak

Tel: 020 8647 0022


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

Please see below and on the Home page for details of the next steps regards Covid.

Streaming is available all the time. Let us pray for each other, for everyone in Carshalton, and for all who are affected by the corona virus – including our NHS workers.


Bank details (for anyone wishing to make an online donation:)

NatWest:  Acc. name: RCAS Holy Cross Church, Carshalton

Account: 11064943; Sort code:  60 22 20


Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.


20th Nov.   

18:30 Luis & Maria D’Silva – RIP

21st Nov.

08:00 Protection of the Unborn & Parents – INT
09:30 People of the Parish
11:00 Deceased Old Girls of St Philomena’s RIP
18:30 Edward Dixon – RIP

22nd Nov.

08:00 All Souls
10:00 All Souls

23rd Nov.

08:00 Fred Gomez – RIP
10:00 All Souls

24th Nov.

08:00 Toole & Embleton Families FM
10:00 Coneicao Pedro Lobo – RIP

25th Nov.  

08:00 All Souls
10:00 Bridget & Brain Scanlon – RIP

26th Nov.

08:00 All Souls
12:00 Stawomit Krol – RIP

27th Nov.

08:00 All Souls
10:00 The Souls of Aborted Babies – RIP

NOTE: The 11:00am Mass on Sun. 28th Nov. will be First Holy Communion Mass. If possible, please attend other Masses on that weekend.

NOVEMBER, the MONTH OF HOLY SOULS                                              The month of November is the month of Holy Souls in which the Church prays for all who have gone before us. The celebration of Mass is the highest means the Church can provide for charity for the dead. Please, write the names of your deceased members of your family and friends in the Book of Remembrance and put your offerings into the box provided, which is near the Altar. For all those deceased written on the book will be celebrated Holy Masses during November.


Remember our First Holy Communion Children in your prayers. They will make their first holy communion next weekend and, as we are all part of God’s family, we must continue to support them with love, prayer and guidance. The Masses are: On Sat. 27th Nov. 10am and 2pm

On Sun. 28th 11am (Please, note that, because of the current restrictions, these Masses are for those children who make their First Holy Communion and their family).


 Parish Synod Process and Programme

As required by the Dioceses each Parish is to get Delegates to the Diocesan Listening Session and I pleased to announce that we have been able to have our Parish Delegates to the Diocesan Synod body. A warm welcome and thanks to all those who have volunteered in this role. Members of your parish synod team are Alex Faircloth, Kathy Ball, Matthew David, Pauline Hall and Trisha Higgins. Two delegates from this team will give feedback from our parish meetings at the next stage of the process.  Email


 COVID-19 Precautions at Holy Cross –

November 2021 UPDATE: Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a facemask in the Church precincts at all times. Please observe any request to ‘Please leave a space’ by anyone who wishes to sit alone. Doors and windows are being kept open to provide necessary ventilation to limit the current spread of the virus; please leave them open. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs for the time being. More information on the Parish Website and Church doors.


 Bible Study: The third session of Bible Study will be on Tuesday 7th December to start at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments will be available at 7.15pm. This session focuses on the “The Patriarchs”. Please read Genesis chapters 12-50 in preparation. There will be a dvd presentation by Jeff Cavins followed by discussion. All welcome for any of the sessions. “The Bible is at the heart of our Faith and our relationship with God. Much more than a book, it is a place where our Father comes to meet us and speaks to us with love” (Dei Verbum 21). Email


Wednesday 24th November is RED WEDNESDAY #RedWednesday is a day organised by Aid to the Church in Need to show our support for persecuted Christians throughout the world. Public buildings and churches will be lit up in red to raise awareness of the issue. Individuals are encouraged to wear something red that day and to place a red candle in their window during the evening. As a result of targeted violence, around the world, millions of Christians are now displaced or refugees. Countless numbers have been driven from the homes, lost their livelihoods and even their liberty and their lives because of their faith. Please pray for them.


Do you have skills to offer as a Governor or Trustee in the Catholic schools in Southwark?

The Education Commission for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark ( is looking to build up its list of people able to offer time, expertise and commitment to support primary, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Southwark. The Diocese needs local people from its parishes to volunteer as foundation governors in Catholic maintained schools and academies. It also needs people to become trustees/directors in their multi-academy trusts.

Could you spare a few hours a month?


May they rest in peace:

Remember those who died, especially Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy and Doug Banks…

Remember to pray for the Sick and Housebound in the Parish.