Newsletter for Advent Sunday 2016

27th Nov 2016


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

ADVENT SUNDAY : READINESS FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD. 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                  5                    11                     3                    343       

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S  MASS:           Isaiah 2.1-5;  Romans 13.11-14;  Matthew 24.36-44.         

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Fr Robert Norwood, George Cole, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Erlinda Pittard, Alma Godfrey, Ann John and André, May Edith Westwood, David Bradley, Frank Harrison, David Claremont.

IN MEMORIAM: Norma Holden, Nicholas Sayed, Paul Holness, Ernest Wetherell, Yolande Brook, Ludmilla Terentieva.

RIP: Archdeacon Timothy Raphael.

MASSES THIS WEEK (27th November to 4th December)

 

Wednesday                  7 pm  

St Andrew, Apostle.

Thursday                      6 pm 

Charles de Foucauld, Hermit.

6 30 – 8 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

                          for Advent with Vigil of Prayer.

Friday                       12 45 pm

Saints, Martyrs and Missionaries of Asia.                

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.                                                                                                                                     

Saturday                   10 30 am

St Francis Xavier, Priest.

 

Sunday Parish Mass  11 am

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK              * PCC Meeting this coming Sunday, 4th December, after the Parish Mass. *

 

1.     TODAY IS ADVENT SUNDAY and marks the beginning of a new church year. Our Mass this morning will be a Healing Mass, with anointing and The Laying on of Hands. Also this morning, four of our congregation will be formally commissioned to Administer the Chalice at the Parish Mass and be given their certificates, signed by the Bishop of Edmonton. They are Peter Lowe, Christopher Shanley, Joyce Florrell and Charles Cannabanya. Please pray for them as they prepare to take up this new and important duty on behalf of our church. An ADVENT LEAFLET is available this morning with your service sheet and details messages, suggestions and events for your Advent practice, most notably A Service of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Vigil of Prayer this Thursday from after the 6 pm Mass at 6 30 pm.

2.     HOLY CROSS THEOLOGY GROUP is aimed at the many people coming to Holy Cross for the first time and interested in developing their understanding of the Christian Faith, and finding out a bit more about our church context here at Holy Cross. However all are welcome. Our next meeting takes place in church this Wednesday 30th November at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. This week’s discussions will based on  ‘St Paul and the Early Church’ and we will be taking our material from Henry Chadwick’s book ‘The Early Church’ and Rowan Williams’ ‘Meeting God in Paul’. Coffee and biscuits will be served and the church heating will be ON!  

3.     OUR PARISH LUNCH CLUB meets this Saturday, 3rd December at 1 pm in the Church Crypt for a delicious home cooked, two course meal. Cost £2 each.

4.     FORWARD NOTICE OF OUR TWO PARISH CAROL SERVICES The first of these is a Parish Carol Service in church with the Principal, Dean, Chaplain and students from Goodenough College and takes place on  Thursday 8th December at 6 30 pm. A reception will follow.

The second of these is our traditional Parish Carol service on Monday 12th December at 11 am in church, with its special invitation to the elder citizens from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Centre and Greatcroft Resource Centre for the Elderly in Cromer Street.

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 and freshly brewed coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Please do stay and join us. Coffee is 



Newsletter for Remembrance Sunday 2016

13th Nov 2016


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY : “WE WILL REMEMBER THEM…”

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                     417                   457                    489                  354         

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S  MASS:            Malachi 4.1-2a;  2 Thessalonians 3.6-13;  Luke 21.5-19.

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Fr Robert Norwood, George Cole, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Erlinda Pittard, Alma Godfrey, Alex Kasozi.

IN MEMORIAM: Alice Cock, Rupert Henry, those who dies in the Paris terrorist attacks last year.

RIP: Dora Parrik, William Pittard.

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (13th to 20th November)

Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time.

 

Wednesday                  7 pm  St Margaret of Scotland 

Thursday                      6 pm  St Hugh of Lincoln

Friday                        12 45 pm St Elizabeth of Hungary

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Saturday                   10 30 am St Hilda of Whitby

 

Sunday Parish Mass  11 am

The Feast of Christ the King

(The Sunday Next before Advent)

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:       

 

1.     TODAY IS REMEMRANCE SUNDAY and the Parish Mass will begin at the War Memorial at 10 50 am ahead of the 11 am National Two Minutes’ Silence. We will be joined by officers and personnel from our local Territorial Army Unit. Our Third Hymn, 489, is the National Anthem and will be sung after we have received Holy Communion. This morning’s Mass will then end after the Blessing and Dismissal and there will be no Angelus.

2.     HOLY CROSS THEOLOGY GROUP is aimed at the many people coming to Holy Cross for the first time and interested in developing their understanding of the Christian Faith, and finding out a bit more about our church context here at Holy Cross. Our next meeting takes place in church Thursday 17th November at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. This week’s discussions will be a shared discussion on ‘The Old Testament’.  Coffee and biscuits will be served and the church heating will be ON! All welcome.

3.     ADVENT SUNDAY traditionally marks the beginning of a new church year, and takes place in two week’s time on Sunday 27th November. The 11 am parish Mass will be a Healing Mass, with anointing with Laying on of Hands. On this Sunday four of our congregation will be formally commissioned to Administer the Chalice at the Parish Mass and be given their certificates, signed by the Bishop of Edmonton. They are Peter Lowe, Christopher Shanley, Joyce Florrell and Charles Cannabanya. Please pray for them as they prepare to take up this new and important duty on behalf of our church.

4.     ADVENT QUIET DAY “GRACE, MERCY AND TRUTH” AT THE CONVENT OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS IN EDGWARE takes place on Saturday 26th November from 10 am until 3 pm. We leave Holy Cross at

9 15 am prompt. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost: £7 each to be paid at the Priory. Our leader for the day will be

Fr Neil Kelley, Rector of the Parish of Bushey in the Willesden Area, and an experienced retreat conductor. Please sign the list at the back of church if you would like to go.

5.     FORWARD NOTICE OF OUR PARISH TWO CAROL SERVICES The first of these is a Parish Carol Service in church with the Principal, Dean, Chaplain and students from Goodenough College and takes place on  Thursday 8th December at 6 pm. A reception will follow.

The second of these is our traditional Parish Carol service on Monday 12th December at 11 am in church, with its special invitation to the elder citizens from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Centre and Greatcroft Resource Centre for the Elderly in Cromer Street.

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 and freshly brewed coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Please do stay and join us. Coffee is 



Newsletter for the Third Sunday before Advent

6th Nov 2016


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE THIRD SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT : JESUS IS LORD OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD.

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                      238              457               114                361    

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S  MASS:      Job 19.23-27a;  2 Thessalonians 2.1-5, 13-17;  Luke 20.27-38.  

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Fr Robert Norwood, George Cole, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Erlinda Pittard, Alma Godfrey.

IN MEMORIAM: Peter Mander, Vera Dixon, Debbie Irving, Malcolm Ward, Alice Cock, Angela Inglis, Rupert Henry.

RIP: Leonard Godfrey, Dorothy Black, Dora Parrik, Irene Fletcher.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK

(6th to 13th November)

Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time.

 

Wednesday                     7 pm (Margery Kempe, Mystic)   

Thursday                         6 pm (Pope Leo the Great)

Friday                           12 45 pm (St Martin of Tours)

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Saturday                      10 30 am (St Josaphat)

 

Sunday Parish Mass    10 50 am for 11 am

Remembrance Sunday (Second before Advent)

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:       

1.     HOLY CROSS THEOLOGY GROUP is aimed at the many people coming to Holy Cross for the first time and interested in developing their understanding of the Christian Faith, and finding out a bit more about our church context here at Holy Cross. Our next meeting takes place in church this Thursday 10th November at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. This week’s discussions will be based on Archbishop Michael Ramsey’s Book Holy Spirit. Coffee and biscuits will be served and the church heating will be ON! All welcome.

2.     REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY IS THIS COMING SUNDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER and the Parish Mass will begin at the War Memorial at 10 50 am ahead of the 11 am National Two Minutes’ Silence. We will be joined by officers and personnel from our local Territorial Army Unit.

3.     ADVENT SUNDAY traditionally marks the beginning of a new church year, and takes place on Sunday 27th November. The 11 am parish Mass will be a Healing Mass, with anointing with Laying on of Hands. On this Sunday four of our congregation will be formally commissioned to Administer the Chalice at the Parish Mass and be given their certificates, signed by the Bishop of Edmonton. They are Peter Lowe, Christopher Shanley, Joyce Florrell and Charles Cannabanya. Please pray for them as they prepare to take up this new and important duty on behalf of our church.

4.     ADVENT QUIET DAY “GRACE, MERCY AND TRUTH” AT THE CONVENT OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS IN EDGWARE takes place on Saturday 26th November from 10 am until 3 pm. We leave Holy Cross at

9 15 am prompt. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost: £7 each to be paid at the Priory. Our leader for the day will be Fr Neil Kelley, Rector of the Parish of Bushey in the Willesden Area, and an experienced retreat conductor.

5.     FORWARD NOTICE OF OUR PARISH TWO CAROL SERVICES The first of these is a Parish Carol Service in church with the Principal, Dean, Chaplain and students from Goodenough College and takes place on  Thursday 8th December at 6 pm. A reception will follow.

The second of these is our traditional Parish Carol service on Monday 12th December at 11 am in church, with its special invitation to the elder citizens from King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Centre and Greatcroft Resource Centre for the Elderly in Cromer Street.

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 and freshly brewed coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Please do stay and join us. Coffee is

 

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Feast of All Saints

30th Oct 2016


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY (FOURTH SUNDAY BEFORE ADVENT)

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                       431               197                305                478       

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S  MASS:            Daniel 7.1-3, 15-18;  Ephesians 1.11-23;  Luke 6.20-31.      

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Fr Robert Norwood, George Cole, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, Erlinda Pittard, Alma Godfrey.

IN MEMORIAM: Alison Hogan, Adam Abraham, Joan Leece, Stella Freed, Benita Francis, Kathleen Bass, Mona McCabe.

RIP: William Pittard, Leonard Godfrey, Dorothy Black.

 

 

MASSES THIS WEEK

(30th October to 6th November)

Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time.

 

Wednesday                     7 pm  

Commemoration of All Souls.     

 

Thursday                         6 pm

St Martin de Porres, Richard Hooker, Teacher.

Friday                           12 45 pm

St Charles Borromeo, Bishop.

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Saturday                      10 30 am 

William Temple, Abp. of Canterbury.

 

Sunday Parish Mass      11 am

Third Sunday before Advent

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:       PARISH MONTHLY LUNCH CLUB meets downstairs in the crypt this Saturday 5th 

                                                November at 1 pm for a delicious home-cooked two course meal. £2 each.

 

1.     SOLEMN CANDLE-LIT MASS FOR THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTRED (ALL SOULS’ DAY) in church this Wednesday 2nd November at 7 pm. Please try to attend this important Mass, at which the names of the faithful departed are read out. We take time to remember and give thanks for the faithful departed. We pray for their souls. A list is available at the back for you to include the names of those you have known and loved and who have died and whom you wish to have remembered at the All Souls’ Mass.

2.     HOLY CROSS THEOLOGY GROUP is aimed at the many people coming to Holy Cross for the first time and interested in developing their understanding of the Christian Faith, and finding out a bit more about our church context here at Holy Cross. Our next meeting takes place in church this Thursday 3rd November at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. This week’s discussions will be based on Marcus Borg’s Book Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Coffee and biscuits will be served and the church heating will be ON! All welcome.

3.     REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY IS SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER and the Parish Mass will begin at the War Memorial at 10 50 am ahead for the 11 am National Two Minutes’ Silence. We will be joined by officers and personnel from our local Territorial Army Base.

4.     ADVENT QUIET DAY “GRACE, MERCY AND TRUTH” AT THE CONVENT OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS IN EDGWARE takes place on Saturday 26th November from 10 am until 3 pm. We leave Holy Cross at

9 15 am prompt. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost: £7 each to be paid at the Priory. Our leader for the day will be

Fr Neil Kelley, Rector of the Parish of Bushey in the Willesden Area, and an experienced retreat conductor.

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 and freshly brewed coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Please do stay and join us. Coffee is

 

 



Newsletter for the Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

16th Oct 2016


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY : PERSEVERENCE AND PERSISTENCE IN THE FAITH

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:              b        232               420              357                408        

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S  MASS:           Genesis 32.22-31;  2 Timothy 3.14-4.5;  Luke 18.1-8.       

 

PRAY FOR THOSE IN NEED:   Jill Mitra, Daniel, Leonard Godfrey, Katharine Redgrave, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, Fr Robert Norwood, George Cole, Marianna Sagovsky, June Hornby, William and Erlinda Pittard, Alma Godfrey.

IN MEMORIAM: Fr Trevor Richardson, Nest and Douglas Cleverdon, Ric Cooper.

RIP: William Petter, Jean Alexander.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK

(16th October to 23rd October)

Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time.

 

Wednesday                     6 pm

St Luke, Apostle (From Tuesday)

No Mass on Thursday

 

Friday                           12 45 pm

Open Morning from

10 am until the 12 45 pm Mass.

Rosary Group in the

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am.

Saturday                      10 30 am 

St John Paul II, Pope.

 

Sunday Parish Mass      11 am

The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity.

 

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

 

1.     WE WELCOME THIS MORNING COURSE DIRECTORS AND STUDENTS FROM SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY, PENNSYLVANIA, USA and their course tutor, Prof. Dominic Janes. Please stay awhile after the Mass and meet the students and give them a warm Holy Cross welcome.

2.     ADULT CHRISTIAN INSTRUCTION GROUP is aimed at the many people coming to Holy Cross for the first time and interested in developing their understanding of the Christian Faith, and finding out a bit more about our church context here at Holy Cross. Our first meeting takes place in church on Thursday 27th October at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend. Each session will have an extract from a theological work or a paper on which we will base our discussions. The first paper is entitled ‘The Timeliness of Speaking of God’ by Cardinal Walter Kasper, and was first delivered as The John Henry Newman Lecture at Oxford University some years ago. Coffee and biscuits will be served and the church heating will be ON! See copies of the programme at the back of church.

3.     ADVENT QUIET DAY “GRACE, MERCY AND TRUTH” AT THE CONVENT OF ST MARY AT THE CROSS IN EDGWARE takes place on Saturday 26th November from 10 am until 3 pm. We leave Holy Cross at

9 15 am prompt. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost: £7 each to be paid at the Priory. Our leader for the day will be

Fr Neil Kelley, Rector of the Parish of Bushey in the Willesden Area, and an experienced retreat conductor.

4.     FR JIM LINTHICUM, CHAPLAIN OF GREAT ORMOND STREET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL will be our Celebrant and Preacher at this coming Sunday’s Parish Mass on 23rd October at 11 am.

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 and freshly brewed coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Please do stay and join us.

 

 

 



 

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