October 31st 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

Email: carshalton@rcaos.org.uk

Go to mcnmedia.tv 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


The Solemnity of All Saints.


30th Oct.   

18:30 Simone Jafri – RIP

31st Oct.

08:00 Edwin Mirinda & Carmeli – THANKSGIVING
11:00 Lafferty Family – INTENTIONS

01st Nov.

10:00 Sylvia Sills

02nd Nov.

10:00 Holy Souls

03rd Nov.

10:00 Mary Arthur Andred – RIP

04th Nov.  

10:00 Dec. parishioners of Holy Cross(FM)

05th Nov.

12:00 Stanislaw Kaminiski – RIP

06th Nov.

10:00 Bridget McDonagh – HAPPY BIRTHDAY

NEXT SIGNING OF SCHOOL FORMS for Primary Schools and others.                                                    

1. On Tue. 02nd Nov. 15:00 – 16:00                                              

2. On Thurs 04th Nov. 18:00 – 19:00.                                            

At the Parish Centre.    

——————————————————————————— NOVEMBER, the MONTH OF HOLY SOULS                                             This week we’ll enter the month of November, the month 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 in the narthex. For all those deceased written on the book will be celebrated Holy Masses during November.


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.

The Questions we are going to use to give our responses and views are now printed and available at the back of the Church. You are advised and encouraged to pick one for your use.


SYNOD 2021-23: Parish Process November 2021

All parishioners are warmly encouraged to engage in the synodal process as described in last week’s newsletter.

Pope Francis is encouraging us all to speak up, listen and pray about how we engage with Jesus, The Church and our Parish.

There are three ways to do this:

  • Join us for an afternoon of prayer, listening and reflection Sunday 7th November, 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the parish centre
  • Join two Zoom meetings Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th November at 8 pm
  • To register for a Zoom invite, please email carshaltonparishsynodteam@rcaos.org.uk
  • If you are unable to join any of the meetings, you can submit your own response at synod@rcaos.org.uk

If you would like to read more about the process before the meetings, please go to https://aec.rcaos.org.uk/synod

————————————————————————————-The Blessing of Graves at Bandon Hill Cemetery

will be on Sat. 6th Nov. at 11:30am. Meeting outside the chapel at Bandon Hill Cemetery and then there will be a short prayer together followed by clergy being available to bless individual graves.

 COVID-19 GUIDELINE at HOLY CROSS: ‘Please Leave a Space’ by anyone who wishes to sit on their own. Everyone over the age of 10 is required to wear a mask at all times. Singing remains restricted to the Choirs only until further notice.  More details on the Parish Website and Church doors.

Bible Study Starts Tuesday 2nd November. In the Parish Hall with Light Refreshments from 7.15pm to start at 7.30pm with a 30 min DVD shown followed by discussion. Jeff Cavins- Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. It helps you to uncover the story woven throughout Scripture so you can get the big picture of the Bible and understand what it is all about. The Bible is a story about the Father’s unfailing love for us, a love we are called to share with others. Email carshaltonparishbiblestudy@rcaos.org.uk

Vigil Choir: Any youngsters wishing to sing or play an instrument at a new vigil Choir Mass, contact Pamela Morris. Email: morri46pmms@gmail.com

Please remember the Clocks go back an hour on Saturday night

May they rest in peace:

Remember those who died, especially Fr. Paul Sanders, Ted Morton, Rita Gomez, Nick Roche, Ann Teresa Firmo, Ann Deidre O’Reilly, Stephen O’Dwyer, Rebecca Wilson, Ellen Howard, John Stacey, Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy and Doug Banks…

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