September 29th 2019

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Sunday September 29th.  26th 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


7.00am   St Jerome

10.00am   Lou Robins RIP


7.00am   St Therese of the Child Jesus

10.00am   John & Peter Jafri RIP

6.00-7.00pm   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


7.00am    Guardian angels

10.00am   Louis Bermudez & Africa Sanz RIP

12.30pm   Funeral: Cathleen Moughan





7.00am   St Francis of Assisi     :     FAMILY FAST DAY



9.00am   Holy Hour with prayers for vocations

10.00am   Ints Armel & Navin

Sunday October 6th  27th of Ordinary Time. Mass count. Rosary Sunday


6.30pm   Ivor & Kevin Collyer RIP




11.00am   Dec. members Thomass families (Cath Whittaker)


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.

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 Catherine Moughan who has died recently and for John Jafri, John Fawcett,, Vincent Hennessey, Mr Sheehan, Sheila Johnson, Catherin Thomas, Christopher Scott, and Ivor Collyer whose anniversaries occur this week.

Thanks for £1243.48 given in last week’s collection, of which £675.99 was given through Gift Aid.

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.

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 will begin 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.

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 soon for him (and also a share for the Vicar General who celebrates his silver jubilee).

Special Ministers Saturday 12th October, 10.00am – 3.30pm there will be a gathering of all the Ministers of the deanery for a day of recollection, with Mass, directed by Fr Gerald Soane. (Holy Hour and Parish Mass, 9am & 10am as normal also.)

 London SW Catholic Social Group is a social group for young Catholics which meets ever month. Further details, visit our Facebook page, or contact Dominic on 07779447676. Our next social evening is on October 5th, from 7.30pm,, at the Druid’s Head in Kingston.

 Winter Night Shelter in Sutton Information meeting coming up on  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

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

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.

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 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]

R.C.I.A. Exploring the Faith as an interested enquirer, or wanting to deepen your faith, sessions on Thursdays, 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

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