October 13th 2019

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Sunday October 13th, Prisoners’ Sunday.


6.30pm   Salvatore Alu RIP (Iuliano family) 




11.00am    Dec. members Thomas & Whittaker families

6.30pm   Thanksgiving (Pinto family) 





7.00am    St.Theresa of Avila

10.00am    Ints. Beth Dean (Liz Sheridan)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   Ints. Doris and family


7.00am   St.Ignatius of Antioch

10.00am   Messrs. L. & Santeen Bundhoo RIP


7.00am   St.Luke



9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations


Sunday 20th October. Collection for retirement testimonial of Archbishop Peter Smith, and Silver Jubilee of Vicar General (donations planned to be split 2/3 Archbishop and 1/3 Vicar General)


6.30pm   Seán Coghlan RIP




11.00am   Holy Souls


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


Project 1 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 2 In this Year of Scripture (for Catholics and Scripture Union) to meet, say, after Tuesday Adoration, to explore Bible. Suggested: either Old Testament (their lives, times, message, etc); or Gospel Readings for Sundays in 2020 (= Year of Matthew); or properly discover St Paul. Opinions welcomed.


New baptisms: Talk to Fr Paul, or, concerning the Saturday preparation sessions, contact Anne Cook, acook@cirrustrust.uk  . For weekday evening preparation sessions, Cherryl Howlett, cherrylhowlett@gmail.com

Catholic Marriage Care seeks presenters/facilitators for marriage preparation courses. www.marriagecare.org.uk or volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 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 buckley448@btinternet.com  or Monica Atkins uk1@btinternet.com 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   jeremytuke@gmail.com

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 www.marriagecare.org.uk 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 sometimes 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 Jack O’Connor, Ellen Davies, Edward Grant, Marjorie White, Elizabeth Everitt, Jack Devlin, Jayne Dunleavy, Baby Harry Puttock, Maryann Parish, Vincenzo Saccone, and Seán Coghlan.

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

Holy Cross Altar Servers Any child who has made his/her First Communion and wishes to learn how to assist at Mass should complete a form (to be found in the sacristy). The next period of training began with a meeting on Friday afternoon after school, 3.30pm, in the church, 4th October. Then, new servers will need to attend Mass on Saturdays.

Missio red boxes available next Sunday in porch Alex Faircloth, 0208 770 3662

Prayer Group will meet next on Monday 21st October,8pm-9pm, at Holy Cross. Matthew David, 07920 788 949.

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. A retiring collection will be made here next weekend for him (and also a share for the Vicar General who celebrates his silver jubilee).

Thanks for £1194.26 given in last week’s collection, of which £709.32 was given through Gift Aid.

 We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva, Tristan Kombol, Colin Brewis, Hilda Clark 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 www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk or info@interchurchfamilies.org.uk

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

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

Folk Choir 9.30am welcomes new members. e.mail Kathy  kathleenhb61@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

6.30pm Sunday choir welcomes new members. morri46pmms@gmail.com

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

 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 7.45pm, 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 buckley448@btinternet.com