September 15th 2019

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Sunday 15th September 2019.  24th of Ordinary Time.

Table of the Word   The first reading speaks of the great symbol of false gods – the golden calf. In the 2nd, the elderly Paul tells the young Timothy what he feels for Christ. Jesus’s feelings for us is shown in two parables.


6.30pm    w/o Rita Gomez (Witherows)


8.00am  Jack D’Mello RIP

9.30am  Filomena Fonseca RIP

11.00am   Dorothea Ball RIP

6.30pm    James Murphy RIP (Mary Pryor)


7.00am   Ss Cornelius & Cyprian

10.00am   Ints. McDonagh family



10.00am   Ints. Doris and family    

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   Ints. Bridget McDonagh

7.30pm   UCM Mass. Nora Quorin RIP



10.00am   John Hollingworth RIP (Mrs Mary Hollingworth)


7.00am   Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gŏc

10.00am   Funeral: Jennifer Cardwell


9.00am   Exposition with prayers for vocations 

10.00am   St Matthew

Sunday September 22nd.  25th of Ordinary Time. Mass count.

 Table of the Word  Amos condemns those who use the market to oppress the poor. Paul advocates and prays for peace in this world. Jesus tells us how we are all stewards – of this world’s goods and of the next. How is our stewardship?




8.00am   Peter Phillips


11.00am   Dec. O’Connor & Witherow families


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,

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions begins with introductory wine & cheese evening, Thursday 19th September, 8pm, Parish Centre.

Accommodation wanted. A teacher strarting work in this parish needs somewhere to lodge. His number is 07521 565988, and he is confirmed by his parish.

 Winter Night Shelter in Sutton Two information meetings coming up are  Tuesday 24th September, 8pm, Good Shepherd church, Queen Mary’s Avenue, Carshalton Beches; and Saturday 5th Odctober 11.30am, River Church, 320, Carshalton Road, Carshalton.

 We pray for the sick, including  Joan Burford, Mary Dolan , Maria D’Silva and Tristan Kombol.

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

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.

Period poverty scheme Val David thanks those who supported  this.

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.

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.

Testify Ministry  In the Parish Centre at 3pm this Sunday, Vincent Lisboa (brother of Merlin) will speak on teaching the Word and the Law of Faith, with a demonstration and healing.

UCM meeting Centre, Wednesday 8pm, (after 7.30pm Mass).

 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.

 Walsingham. Monday September 23rd , leaving here 6.30am. Names please.

 CAFOD Next Sunday, David from Wallington, will petition on behalf of CAFOD

Anniversaries: We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week including Monica Toole, Malcolm Brown, David Wooliscroft, Salome McDermott, Alan Simpson, John Keating, David Mirtchell, Flora Slater,  and Albert Bryant.

How about, also, a youth group/gathering/club starting in September? Volunteers, ideas, any equipment (e.g. bar football) welcome.

Thanks for £1281.52 given in last week’s collection, of which £775.20 was given through Gift Aid, and for £310.17 given for C.E.S.

Teacher seeking room or room share from September. James Patrick, 07521 565988.

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

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.

Pilgrimages 2019

 Lourdes and more,  Poland, 10th – 17th October, £897. More from Mrs Mozzi, 0208 472 0843, or 07859 027301

Fr Luke’s HCPT Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019  To discover details for this year’s October pilgrimage, contact Peter Thompson, 0208 241 4491, Michael Whale, 0208 660 4071, or Fr Luke, 0208 642 3863. Cf notice board. Go too to and Summer Pilgrimages for much more.

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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]

 Prayer Group meets next at St Margaret’s, Carshalton Beeches, 16th September at 8pm. Matthew David, 07920 788 949.


David Wikstead, Weds. 11th September, 12.15pm.

Jennifer Cardwell, Friday 20th September, 10.00am.

 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

The Cedars, Coombe Road, Croydon – Open Day, Saturday 14th September, 9.301m.12.30pm.

 St Philomena’s School – Open Mornings Monday 23rd-Friday, 29th September inclusive (for parents with daughters in Year 6 in September 2019).

There are openings for meet and greet roles on a Friday at Salvation Army, Sutton. Full training is provided. Anyone interested, please email for more inforamtion and an application form.

To let Double room to let. Female professional who is tidy ahd non-smoker preferred. In close promiximity to St Helier hospital, local schools and excellent transport links. The rent is £600.00 pcm inclusive of bills. References required. Please contact me in 07916 708 565 for more information.

 Fairtrade (Carshalton) has got a bit slack. Anyone like to take it on?