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!

 



Newsletter for the First Sunday of Lent

5th Mar 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

JESUS IS TEMPTED BY SATAN IN THE WILDERNESS.

 

 HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:                   70                  72                  357                  439                   

 

READINGS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:       Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7;  Romans 5.12-19;  Matthew 4.1-11                    

 

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.

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

RIP: Una Nolan.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (5th March to 12th March)      

 

Wednesday          6 pm (Bishop Edward King) 

Thursday             6 pm (Edward Studdert-Kennedy, Priest)

Friday                12 45 pm (St Kessog)                   

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                   

 

Sunday 12th March

The Second 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, 9th 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.

2. OUR PARISH LUNCH CLUB MEETS THIS SATURDAY, 11th MARCH for a delicious, home cooked, two course lunch. £2.50 each and we serve the meal at 1 pm in the crypt. All welcome. We meet this coming Saturday as we had to postpone last Saturday’s meal. The following Lunch Club then meets on Saturday 1st April.

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: This coming Sunday, March 12th and then 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! 



Newsletter for the Sunday next before Lent

26th Feb 2017


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE LENT

“…that we may be strengthened to suffer with Him, and be changed into his likeness”.

 

HYMNS FOR THIS MORNING’S MASS:             339                  Be Still…               178                    408                     

 

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,

Richard Nicholl.

IN MEMORIAM: Joan Maw, Alison Warner, Richard Carlisle, Tony Warren.

RIP: Una Nolan.

 

MASSES THIS WEEK (26th February to 5th March)

 

*** ASH WEDNESDAY - The beginning of Lent ***

    Solemn Mass and Imposition of Ashes at 7 pm.         

 

Thursday                            6 pm

 

Friday                             12 45 pm                       

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.

 

No Saturday 10 30 am Mass (Lenten Quiet Day, see 3.)

 

Sunday 5th March

The First Sunday of Lent

Parish Mass at 11 am

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK:

 

THIS MORNING’S SERVICE WILL INCORPORATE THE RITE OF ANOINTING.

 

A LENT LEAFLET IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PAPERS THIS MORNING. 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.

 

THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH CLUB THIS SATURDAY OWING TO THE QUIET DAY. LUNCH CLUB WILL INSTEAD MEET NEXT SATURDAY 11TH MARCH AT 1 PM IN THE CRYPT.

 

1. WE WELCOME OUR VISITING AMERICAN STUDENTS FROM SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSTY IN PENNSYLVANIA, USA with their course leader, Prof. Dominic Janes. Please do stay behind after the service and give them a hearty Holy Cross welcome.

2. LENT GROUP MEETINGS take place each Thursday during Lent at 7 pm in church. We will be following a well-known Lent Course entitled ‘The Return of the Prodigal Son’ by Henri Nouwen. The first of five meetings begins on Thursday 9th March.

3. LENTEN QUIET DAY WITH THE SISTERS AT EDGWARE ABBEY takes place this Saturday 4th March. Please sign the list at the back of church if you would like to go. We will leave church promptly at 9 am. Cost: £7 each and bring a packed lunch. The Conductor for the day will be Fr Roderick Ballantine and the day which will end with a Eucharist.

4. 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: March 12th and 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!

5. 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.

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. 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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