Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Easter

23rd Apr 2017


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

The disciple, ‘doubting’ Thomas: “My Lord and My God!”

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:               375                106                 294                120                    

  

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:          Acts 2.1-14a.22-32;  1 Peter 1.3-9;  John 20.19-31          

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, John Joshua, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, David Claremont, Angela Walker, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil,

Lawrence Wallace, Baby Alex, Fr Gerald Reddington, Charles Prunet, Diane Symonds, Sandra Pallister.

IN MEMORIAM: Alice Hurley, Elena Bascon, Patricia Ministrani,

                                     Tony Green, Victoria Wood.

     

MASSES THIS EASTER WEEK (23rd April to 30th April)

 

Wednesday         6pm  St Mark, Apostle (from Tuesday).

Thursday             6 pm Christina Rossetti, Poet.

Friday                12 45 pm Peter Chanel, Missionary.

11 am Holy Rosary in the Walsingham Chapel

(Open Morning from 10 am ‘til 12 30 pm).

Saturday            10 30 am  St Catherine of Siena.

 

Next Sunday 30th April

The Third Sunday of Easter

Parish Mass at 11 am

 

NOTICES:

 

1.     FORWARD NOTICE : OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place this coming Sunday 30th April after the Parish Mass. On this occasion we will be voting in our churchwardens for the coming year. We will also vote in a new parish church council, revise the new electoral roll and make a general review of the events of the past year. It is important that all current PCC members attend this meeting. Please note that electoral roll application forms and nomination forms for churchwardens and PCC members are now available at the back of church.

2.     HOLY CROSS CHURCH CONFIRMATION GROUP will convene after Easter this Thursday 27th April at the Vicarage, 47 Argyle Square WC1H 8AL at 7 pm. We already have three likely candidates for Confirmation, which will take place at our Patronal Festival Mass on September 17th and administered by The Bishop of Edmonton, Bishop Robert Wickham. Please see Fr Christopher if you would like to join us!

3.     THE COMMUNITY OF THE HOLY CROSS AT EDGWARE ABBEY Mother Marie Thérèse and Sister Barbara have kindly invited us to their annual open day on Saturday 13th May. There will be a Eucharist at 12 noon at which the Celebrant will be their Visitor and our former Bishop of Edmonton, Bishop Peter Wheatley (also formerly Vicar of this Parish). We leave church at 10 30 am. Please sign the list at the back of church if you would like to go.

4.     THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY AT WALSINGHAM, NORFOLK takes place on Monday 29th May. The Preacher at the Pilgrimage will be Fr Raniero Cantalamessa (OFM. Cap) who is the formally appointed Preacher to the Papal Household. Please sign up promptly if you’d like to go as we have been allocated only fifteen places. We leave Holy Cross Church at 7 30 am promptly and the cost for the coach fare is likely to be around £20 each paid on the day (cost to be confirmed). We return by 6 pm.

5.     FORWARD NOTICE OF THIS YEAR’S FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI on Sunday 18th June at 6 pm in this church for a service of Choral Evensong (after the Book of Common Prayer), Sermon and Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Our Preacher will be The Rev’d. Pippa Turner, now outgoing Chaplain to The Royal Veterinary College. Pippa has been a friend of Holy Cross Church and has joined Fr Christopher in Morning Prayer on Friday mornings during her time as Chaplain. A reception in the crypt will follow.

6.      P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

7.     SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

8.     ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on 020 7278 6263.

9.     A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee and Easter Cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay and meet everyone.



Newsletter for Passion Sunday 2017

2nd Apr 2017


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

PASSION SUNDAY : THE RAISING OF LAZARUS.

The Beginning of Passiontide…

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                  92             86 omm * vv.           342                84               

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                 Ezekiel 37.1-14;  Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45.        

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, David Claremont, Angela Walker, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil,

Lawrence Wallace, Baby Alex, Fr Gerald Reddington, Charles Prunet..

IN MEMORIAM: Ann David, Lee McEvoy, Solomon Alusa, Fr Richard Arnold, Jane Ryder.

RIP: Herbert Gordon.

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (2nd April to  9th April)      

 

Wednesday          6 pm

St Vincent Ferrer, Priest.

Thursday             6 pm

Friday               12 45 pm

St John Baptiste de la Salle, Priest.

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

Saturday           10 30 am

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr.

 

Sunday 9th April at 11 am

Palm Sunday (Holy Week begins)

Parish Mass with Blessing of Palms, Reading

of the Passion Gospel and Procession.

 

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

 

1. A SHEET WITH THE FULL LIST OF HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES IS AVAILABLE WITH YOUR PAPERS THIS MORNING. Do consult it and make sure you support this church with your presence during our Holy Week and Easter observances.

2. FINAL LENT GROUP MEETING takes place this Thursday, 6th April, at 7 pm in church: “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. We will be speaking of Rembrandt’s painting of the same name and concluding our thoughts and prayers.

3. ECUMENICAL GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS begins at St Pancras Church Euston Road on Good Friday 14th April at 9 30 am. We will wend our way through the streets via the Lutheran Church, Holy Cross Church, Lumen and finish at King’s Cross Methodist Church for tea and hot cross buns. The procession take about one hour.

4. FORWARD NOTICE : OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place this year on Sunday 30th April after the Parish Mass. On this occasion we will be voting in churchwardens for the coming year. We will also vote in a new parish church council, revise the new electoral roll and make a general review of the events of the past year. It is important that all current PCC members attend this meeting. PLEASE NOTE THAT ELECTORAL ROLL APPLICATION PAPERS, AND NOMINATION PAPERS FOR CHURCHWARDENS AND PCC MEMBERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH.

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

6. SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

7. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on

020 7278 6263.

8. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is available at the back of church after this service. Do come and join us! (No cakes and biscuits during Lent).

 

 



Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)

26th Mar 2017


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

MOTHERING SUNDAY, REFRESHMENT OR ‘LAETERE’ SUNDAY

“BEHOLD THY MOTHER; BEHOLD THY SON”

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                   239                264               387              186

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:          Exodus 2.1-10; 2 Corinthians 1.3-7;  John 19.25b-27         

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, David Claremont, Angela Walker, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil,

Lawrence Wallace, Baby Alex, Fr Gerald Reddington.

IN MEMORIAM: Amanda Corme, Norman Jackson.

RIP: The victims of the Westminster Bridge atrocity

                        and their loved ones.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (26th March to 2nd April)      

 

Wednesday          6 pm

No Thursday Mass

Friday               12 45 pm (John Donne, Priest, Poet)  

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

Saturday           10 30 am (F D Maurice, Priest, Teacher)    

 

Sunday 2nd April

Passion Sunday

Parish Mass at 11 am

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:   

 

 

OUR PARISH LENT LEAFLET IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. IT OFFERS IDEAS FOR YOUR LENTEN OBSERVANCE -  READING, ACTS OF WORSHIP, PRAYER AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FASTING AND PENANCE. DO TAKE THIS HOME WITH YOU AND DO AIM TO CONTINUE TO PRACTICE A PURPOSEFUL LENT.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS TAKES PLACE EACH FRIDAY AT 6 PM DURING LENT.

 

THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED YESTERDAY’S VERY MARVELLOUS MISSION DAY WITH OUR

CHURCH ARCHITECT JONATHAN LOUTH.

It has provided us with a strong vision as we plan for our church’s future.

 

1. CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHTSHELTER has now ended its weeks of its support of homeless persons. Many thanks to all those parish volunteers helped to serve breakfasts at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury.

2. LENT GROUP MEETINGS continue this Thursday, 30th March, at 7 pm in church: “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. We will explore the Parable through Rembrandt’s  famous painting and see how we are able to understand the love of God and spiritual home coming. Each week we aim to see the parable from the viewpoint of the Father, the Prodigal Son and the Son who stayed at home. All welcome.

3. FORWARD NOTICE : OUR PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place this year on Sunday 30th April after the Parish Mass. On this occasion we will be voting in churchwardens for the coming year. We will also vote in a new parish church council, revise the new electoral roll and make a general review of the events of the past year. It is important that all current PCC members attend this meeting.

4. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

5. SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

6. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on

020 7278 6263.

7. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee is available at the back of church after this service. Do come and join us! (No cakes and biscuits during Lent).

 



Newsletter for the Third Sunday of Lent Year A

19th Mar 2017


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

THE WOMAN AT THE WELL

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                  137               415                 376                  368

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:             Exodus17.1-7;  Romans 5.1-11;  John 4.5-42.             

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby,

Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, David Claremont, Angela Walker, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil,

Lawrence Wallace, Lisa O’Brien, Baby Alex, Fr Gerald Reddington.

IN MEMORIAM: Ann David, Lee McEvoy, Solomon Alusa,

Fr Richard Arnold, Jane Ryder.

RIP: Dandora Dos Santos, Stefania Barichello.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (19th March to 26th March)      

 

Wednesday          6 pm (Thomas Cranmer, Abp.) 

Thursday             6 pm (Walter Hilton, Paul Couturier)

Friday               12 45 pm  (Bp. Oscar Romero, Martyr)     

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

Saturday           10 30 am (The Annunciation of the BVM) 

Followed by Mid-Lenten Mission day     

 

Sunday 26th March

The Fourth Sunday of Lent

(Refreshment Sunday/Mothering Sunday

Parish Mass at 11 am

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:   

Suggested Lent Book:

God with Us, Rowan Williams, Publ. SPCK.

 

A LENT LEAFLET IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. IT OFFERS IDEAS FOR YOUR LENTEN OBSERVANCE -  READING, ACTS OF WORSHIP, PRAYER AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FASTING AND PENANCE. DO TAKE THIS HOME WITH YOU AND DO AIM TO CONTINUE TO PRACTICE A PURPOSEFUL LENT.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS TAKES PLACE EACH FRIDAY AT 6 PM DURING LENT.

 

1. OUR PARISH MID-LENTEN MISSION DAY WITH LUNCH AT HOLY CROSS takes place this Saturday 25th March in Church beginning after the 10 30 am Mass at 11am and going on until 3 pm. Lunch will be provided for 12 30 pm. Please sign the list at the back of church of you intend to come. All PCC members should attend this important meeting at which our newly appointed architect, Jonathan Louth, will host a discussion regarding the maintenance and future development of our church building. We will also be formulating our mission plans for the coming years. A Programme for the day is available with your papers this morning. Do let Fr Christopher know if you can come, for catering purposes.

1. LENT GROUP MEETINGS continue this Thursday, 23rd March, at 7 pm in church: “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. We will explore the Parable through Rembrandt’s  famous painting and see how we are able to understand the love of God and spiritual home coming. Each week we aim to see the parable from the viewpoint of the Father, the Prodigal Son and the Son who stayed at home. All welcome.

2. VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY TO COOK BREAKFAST FOR THE CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHT SHELTER. A list is at the back of church for you to sign if you could volunteer to join a small Holy Cross Church group cooking breakfast at St George’s, Bloomsbury. The remaining Sunday is March 26th. We leave Holy Cross Church at 6 30 am and return by 9 am. Thank you!

4. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

5. SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

6. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on

020 7278 6263.

7. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee IS available at the back of church after this service. Do come and join us! (No cakes and biscuits during Lent).



Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Lent Year A

12th Mar 2017


THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CROMER STREET, LONDON WC1H 8JU.

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

 

GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ,

SO THAT EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM MIGHT NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:             234                  420                  311                   362                 

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:         Genesis 12.1-4a;  Romans 4.1-5; 13-17;  John 3.1-17.           

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Alma Godfrey, David Bradley, David Claremont, Angela Walker, Bonnie Crawford, Anna Fox, Fr Tom Uzhunnalil,

Lawrence Wallace, Lisa O’Brien, Baby Alex.

 

IN MEMORIAM: Joan Maw, Dale, Lucy Adok, Alison Warner, Richard Carlisle.

RIP: Dandora Dos Santos, Stefania Barichello.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (12th March to 19th March)      

 

Wednesday          6 pm

Thursday             6 pm (St Boniface of Ross) 

Friday               12 45 pm  (St Patrick, Patron of Ireland)               

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Stations of the Cross at 6 pm.

Saturday           10 30 am (St Cyril of Jerusalem)               

 

Sunday 12th March

The Third Sunday of Lent

Parish Mass at 11 am

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:   

 

Suggested Lent Book:

God with Us, Rowan Williams, Publ. SPCK.

 

A LENT LEAFLET IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. IT OFFERS IDEAS FOR YOUR LENTEN OBSERVANCE -  READING, ACTS OF WORSHIP, PRAYER AND SUGGESTIONS FOR FASTING AND PENANCE. DO TAKE THIS HOME WITH YOU AND DO AIM TO PRACTICE A PURPOSEFUL LENT.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS TAKES PLACE EACH FRIDAY AT 6 PM DURING LENT.

 

1. LENT GROUP MEETINGS begin this Thursday, 16th March, at 7 pm in church: “The Return of the Prodigal Son” by Henri Nouwen. We will explore the Parable through Rembrandt’s  famous painting and see how we are able to understand the love of God and spiritual home coming. Each week we aim to see the parable from the viewpoint of the Father, the Prodigal Son and the Son who stayed at home. All welcome.

2. VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY TO COOK BREAKFAST FOR THE CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHT SHELTER. A list is at the back of church for you to sign if you could volunteer to join a small Holy Cross Church group cooking breakfast at St George’s Church Bloomsbury on the following dates: The remaining Sunday is March 26th. We leave Holy Cross Church at 6 30 am and return by 9 am. Please sign up for one or more duties if you are able. Thank you!

3. FORWARD NOTICE : MID-LENTEN MISSION DAY WITH LUNCH AT HOLY CROSS takes place on Saturday 25th March in the Crypt beginning after the 10 30 am Mass at 11am and going on until 3 pm. Lunch will be provided for 1 pm. Please sign the list at the back of church of you intend to come. All PCC members should attend this important meeting at which our newly appointed architect, Jonathan Louth, will host a discussion regarding the maintenance and development of our church building. We will also be formulating our mission plans for the coming year.

4. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. You can also find these aids to prayer on the Parish website.

5. SERMONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Please take ONE copy from the plastic folders. Each pack contains several!  A backlist of sermons can be found on the parish website.

6. ALL CRYPT AND CHURCH BOOKINGS can be made by contacting the Parish Priest, Fr Christopher Cawrse on

020 7278 6263.

7. A WARM WELCOME TO OUR VISITORS. Tea/Freshly brewed coffee and home-made biscuits/cake are available at the back of church after this service. Do come and join us!

 



 

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