September 5th 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


Go to or follow the link on the Home page for live streaming 

Please see below  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



Sat . 4th    18:30 Joseph Craig, RIP
Sun 5th 08:00
09:30 Miranda Family, Wellbeing
11:00 Mairead Corless, RIP
18:30 Welfare of Norman and Mary
Mon. 6th 08:00 SPUC
Tue. 7th   08:00 SPUC
Wed. 8th    08:00 John Bartley, RIP
Thu. 9th     08:00 John Bartley, RIP
Fri. 10th 08:00
12:00 Sheila Walsh, RIP
Sat. 11th 08:00  

School Forms: Unfortunately, the signing of school form has had to be cancelled again. Please, wait further notification in the parish newsletter and website.

Journey in Faith 2021–2022 (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): Journey in Faith is the process by which adults can prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. It aims to help people deepen their knowledge of Jesus and their relationship with Him. Weekly sessions take people through the key teachings of the Catholic Church and look at the issues facing Catholics in today’s world. We look in detail at the sacraments and prepare those who decide to become Catholics to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. Other parishioners who would like to join us and perhaps refresh their own faith are also very welcome. Sessions begin with an introductory evening and refreshments on THURSDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER at 7:45pm in the parish centre (unless anything changes re. COVID restrictions). If you are interested and would like to find out more, please come along and feel free to bring friends and family with you.  Please contact the RCIA Team via the contact form on the parish website, so that we have an idea of numbers.

Adoration. Every Tue. from 6pm-7pm and on every Sat. from 9am-10am ending with Benediction.

St. Philomena’s School Open Evening rescheduled. The Open Evening will be “on Tuesday 14th Sept 2021.” for “Year 5 Students” only by appointment. Visit school’s website to book a place (Some details on the poster in the parish notice board.)

PRESBYTERY REFURBISHMENT: The Diocese has given the permission to begin the process of refurbishment of the Priest’s House with the invitation of Bids. A Team in the parish are working to sort this out. Do support the works with your prayers and finances if you can.

Covid – 19 Guide line for Churches.  Following the new Guide-line and with the meeting that was held with a few parishioners we can now announce that the Mass attendance has been increased to 140 from this weekend 4th September. We however would kindly request that the existing requirements such as Face Masks etc still be kept. Details are on the Parish website under the Home page.

Besides, we need more volunteers to clean and sanitizer the Church after every Mass as at the moment there are only a few doing that. Make use of the Cards that are provided by the Stewards if you feel vulnerable. Thank you so much for your cooperation

WHAT’S NEW: Young People, NEW to the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass is the formation of a group of musicians (Grade 2 and above) ie two violinists, cello player, flute player and clarinet player. Also needed will be Choristers from age 10 plus seniors of all voice parts. If you would like to, and feel you have the confidence to do so, the Choir and Musicians will lead the Congregation during the Mass with hymns, motets and music to reflect the Liturgical part of the year. We have a professional organist who will also help with the formation of the group.

May they rest in peace.

We remember those who died in our prayers, 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 and Jim Witherow, Maurice McEvoy…

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