September 22nd 2019

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Sunday September 22nd.  24th 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

9.30am    Colin Brewis (recovery)

11.00am   Dec. O’Connor & Witherow families

6.30pm   Louis Bermudez & Africa Sanz RIP


7.00am   St. Padre Pio

10.00am No Mass


7.00am   Our Lady of Walsingham

10.00am   Jennifer Cardwell RIP (Tuesday group)

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament



10.00am   Kathy Moughan RIP





7.00am   St Vincent de Paul

12.00pm   w/o Janis Turner


9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ana Maria Palha RIP (Mrs Dias)

Sunday September 29th.  25th of OrdinaryTime.  Mass count


6.30pm   Dec. members SV P


8.00am   Ints. Doris D’Silva

9.30am   Ints. SPUC

11.00am  Malgosia & Ellen Bober, & Zofia & Stefan Rippel  RIP (Marta)

6.30pm   John D’Silva RIP

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,

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, 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 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.

 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 James Gilmoor who has died recently and for  Percy Knowles, Gil Modesto, Phyllis Say, Theresa Blackwell, and John Radford whose anniversaries occur this week.

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.

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.

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

St Thomas More  for Year 7, 2020:  Open Week, 16-20 September, 9-10.15am; Open Evening, Tuesday  1st October, 6-9.30pm.  0208 668 6251

St Philomena’s, Open Evening for 6th Form, Tuesday 8th October, 5.00 – 8.00pm.0208 642 2025.

 Virgo Fidelis, Open Evening, Tuesday 1st October, 4.30pm

 The Laurels, Open Day, Saturday 12th October, 1-3pm. 0208 674 7229

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]

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