November 3rd 2019

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Sunday November 3rd 2019. 31st of Ordinary time.






11.00am   Elsie Hart RIP (Linda Hart)

2.00pm   Blessing of graves, Bandon Hill



7.00am   St. Charles Borromeo


12.30pm     Funeral Mass +Michael Bowen, St George’s Cathedral




6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


7.00am   Dedication St George’s Cathedral









9.00am   Dedication St John Lateran Basilica  Holy Hour with prayers                                                                                                                               for vocations


Sunday 10th November 219, 32nd of Ordinary Time. Collection for diocesan administration






11.00am   People of Syria (Maria)

6.30pm   Gary Harrison RIP (his Friends at Holy Cross)

 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,  . 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.

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

Anniversaries: We pray for  whose anniversaries occur this week including Etta Brennan, Stella Cowie, Pauline Hennessy, Eva Bolsover, Robert Dudley, Michael Arthur, Anna Owen,, Mary Smith and Garry Harrison

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 £1270.75 given in last week’s collection, of which £638.36 was given through Gift Aid, and for £207.86 which was given for Missio..

John Henry Newman  Talk by Amanda Hill (on Newman Committee since 1988). Holy Cross hall, Wednesday 6th November, 7.30pm.

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.

 Project  In this Year of Scripture (for Catholics and Scripture Union) to meet, say, after Tuesday Adoration, to explore Bible. Suggested: either Old Testament prophets (their lives, times, message, etc); or Gospel Readings for Sundays in 2020 (= Year of Matthew); or properly discover St Paul. Opinions welcomed.

Archbishop Peter A Mass of thanksgiving for his service to Southwark will be celebrated at the Cathedral, Saturday November 16th, 12.30, followed by a reception. All welcome.

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

St Ann’s, Banstead, Open Day, 14th November, 1.30pm-3.30pm.  01737 350012.

Ss Peter & Paul Primary School, Cricket Green, Mitcham, hold open morning for Parents of children for Reception next year, Tuesday 5th November, 9.30am-10.30am.  0208 648 1459.

Archbishop Michael Bowen Funeral Mass, St George’s Cathedral, Monday Novmber 4th, 12.30pm.