Newsletter for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ 2020

12th Jan 2020


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST

 

“THIS IS MY SON, MY BELOVED, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED” Matthew 3.13

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  12                   484                  272                    486 

      

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                 Isaiah 42.1-9;  Acts 10.34-43; Matthew 3.13-end.                                                                                                                                  

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Emmanuel Amui, Joan Mitchell, Marianna Sagovsky,

Lula Weldegebriel, Marie-Jo Dioudonnat, Fr Paul

Walmsley-McCloed, Robert Wratten, Liz Stanley, Patrick

Halloran.

IN MEMORIAM: Beatrice Nyekoi, June Quarty,

Princess Dorothy Akelo, Victims of the Iranian air crash.

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

12th to 19th January 2020 

 

Wednesday 15th January

Mass at 6 pm

Thursday 16th January

Mass at 6 pm

Friday 17th  January St Anthony of Egypt 

Mass at 12 45 pm

Saturday 18th January Christian Unity

Mass at 10 30 am

 

This coming Sunday January 19th at 11 am

Mass for the Second Sunday of Epiphany

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK


 1.     CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHT SHELTER – VOLUNTEERS WANTED! The project hosts homeless men and women and offers them an evening meal and bed and breakfast in local churches. We are offering to cook and serve breakfasts at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury on the following Sundays : 19th January, 2nd February, 16th February, 1st March and 22nd March. Pairs of volunteers from Holy Cross Church will meet outside church at 6 30 am in the morning for St George’s Church. You should return within 2 hours. Please sign the list at the back of church if you could volunteer for this excellent project.

 2.     THE NEXT PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC) meeting takes place on Sunday 26th January 2020. The next Standing Committee Meeting takes place in church after the 10 30 am Mass on Saturday 18th January at 11 am.

 3.     P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are available on the parish website (see above).

 4.     COPIES OF 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.

 5.     A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea and coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay and meet others in the congregation.

 

 

 

 



Newsletter for the Feast of the Epiphany 2020

5th Jan 2020


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

“And they offered Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh…” Matthew 2.11 

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:              49                47                 52                We Three Kings (Sheet)               

      

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  Isaiah 60.1-6;  Ephesians 3.1-12;  Matthew 2.1-12.                                                                                                                          

 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Emmanuel Amui, Joan Mitchell, Marianna Sagovsky,

Lula Weldegebriel, Marie-Jo Dioudonnat, Fr Paul

Walmsley-McCloed, Robert Wratten, Liz Stanley, Patrick

Halloran.

IN MEMORIAM: Diane Garbier, Celia Marshall,

June Hornby, David Butcher, Jeremy Horn.

Elle Grace Morris, Fr Bill Kirkpatrick, June Quarty.

 

WEEKDAY MASSES

5th January to 12th January 2020

 

Wednesday 8th January

Mass at 6 pm

Thursday 9th January

Mass at 6 pm

Friday 10th  January

Mass at 12 45 pm William Laud, Archbishop

Saturday 11th January

Mass at 10 30 am Mary Slessor, Missionary

 

This coming Sunday January 12th at 11 am

Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of Christ

 

 

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 1.     CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHT SHELTER – VOLUNTEERS WANTED! The project hosts homeless men and women and offers them an evening meal and bed and breakfast in local churches. We are offering to cook and serve breakfasts at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury on the following Sundays : 19th January, 2nd February, 16th February, 1st March and 22nd March. Pairs of volunteers from Holy Cross Church will meet outside church at 6 30 am in the morning for St George’s Church. You should return within 2 hours. Please sign the list at the back of church if you could volunteer for this excellent project.

 2.     CONCERT OF MUSIC FOR EPIPHANY – THE MACONCHY QUARTET HERE AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH THIS COMING SATURDAY, 11TH JANUARY FROM 11 AM UNTIL 1 15 PM. There will be refreshments during the interval. Music for Epiphany by Barber, Smetana, Moorcroft and Armstrong. Tickets £7 and free for under 18s.  For tickets see www.ticketsource.co.uk/archicantiores or pay at the door.

 3.     THE NEXT PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC) meeting takes place on Sunday 26th January 2020. The next Standing Committee Meeting takes place in church after the 10 30 am Mass on Saturday 18h January at 11 am.

 4.     P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are available on the parish website (see above)5.     COPIES OF 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.     A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea and coffee and cake is served at the back of church after this service. Do stay and meet others in the congregation.



Newsletter for the Third Sunday of Advent 2019

15th Dec 2019


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT :  JOHN THE BAPTIST (GAUDETE SUNDAY)

                                      “HE MUST INCREASE WHILE I MUST DECREASE”  JOHN 3.30

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  3                         466                          341                       9                 

   

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                       Isaiah 35.1-10;  James 5.7-10;  Matthew 11.2-11.                                                                                                         

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Emmanuel Amui, Joan Mitchell, Marianna Sagovsky,

Lula Weldegebriel, Marie-Jo Dioudonnat, Fr Paul

Walmsly-McCloed, Robert Wratten, Fr Allan Scott,

Anne Cardwell, Liz Stanley, Patrick Halloran.

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian Ruff, Louis Lewis,

Frank Harrison, Fr Howard Levett, Nahid Islam,

Thomas Lyden, Charles Prunet.

RIP:

 

MASSES FOR THIS COMING WEEK

16th to 22nd December

 

Wednesday      6 pm

Thursday         6 pm         

Friday           12 45 pm

Saturday        10 30 am 

 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am

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

 

Next Sunday December 22nd

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 

1.  *** OUR FULL PROGRAMME OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES IS AVAILABLE THIS MORNING ***

 

2. CHRISTMAS MUSIC, SONGS AND STORIES FROM OUR ARCHI CANTIORES ‘OPEN FOR MUSIC’ PROGRAMME Takes place in  church this Thursday 19th December at 7 15 pm. Incorporating a mosaic of Christmas and Epiphany readings, poems and music. Tickets £12, £10 concessions and under 18s free. See www.ticketsource.co.uk/archicantiores. Doors open at 6 45 pm. Not to be missed.

 

3. ADVENT BIBLE STUDY GROUPS “THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” -  DEVELOPING THEMES AND CONVERSATIONS BASED ON THE GOSPEL READINGS FOR EACH ADVENT SUNDAY. BIBLE STUDY GROUP MEETS AFTER EACH ADVENT SUNDAY MASS AT 12 30 PM AND COMES WITH A SIMPLE LUNCH.

 

Sunday 15th December (Advent 3) Matthew 11.2-11 “John the Baptist from Jesus’ Perspective”

Sunday 22nd December (Advent 4) Matthew 1.18-end “Joseph’s Dream and Jesus’ Birth”

 

4. CAMDEN COLD WEATHER NIGHT SHELTER – VOLUNTEERS WANTED! The project hosts homeless men and women and offers them an evening meal and bed and breakfast in local churches. We are offering to cook and serve breakfasts at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury on the following Sundays : 19th January, 2nd February, 16th February, 1st March and 22nd March. Pairs of volunteers from Holy Cross Church will meet outside church at 6 30 am in the morning for St George’s Church. You should return within 2 hours. Please sign the list at the back of church if you could volunteer for this excellent project.

5. THE NEXT PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC) meeting takes place on Sunday 26th January 2020.

6. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are available on the parish website (see above).

7. COPIES OF 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. A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea and Coffee with (…no cake or biscuits during Advent!) will be served after this service. Do stay for a chat…



Newsletter for the Second Sunday of Advent

8th Dec 2019


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

THE SEOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT :  JOHN THE BAPTIST.

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                   12                      7                       276                      438                

   

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                  Isaiah 11.1-10;  Romans 15.4-13;  Matthew 3.1-12.                                                                                                              

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Emmanuel Amui, Joan Mitchell, Marianna Sagovsky,

Lula Weldegebriel, Marie-Jo Dioudonnat, Fr Paul

Walmsly-McCloed, Robert Wratten, Fr Allan Scott,

Anne Cardwell.

IN MEMORIAM: Lillian Ruff, Louis Lewis,

Frank Harrison, Fr Howard Levett, Nahid Islam,

Thomas Lyden.

RIP: Saskia Jones, Jack Merrett.

 

MASSES FOR THIS COMING WEEK

8th to 16th December

 

No Mass on Wednesday for Goodenough

College Carol Service at 6 30 pm

 

Thursday         6 pm       Our Lady of Guadeloupe    

Friday           12 45 pm   St Lucy

Saturday        10 30 am  St John of the Cross  

 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am

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

 

Next Sunday December 16th

The Third Sunday of Advent (‘Gaudete’ Sunday)

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 

1.  *** OUR FULL PROGRAMME OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES IS AVAILABLE FROM THIS MORNING ***

 

2. CHRISTMAS MUSIC, SONGS AND STORIES FROM OUR ARCHI CANTIORES ‘OPEN FOR MUSIC’ PROGRAMME Takes place in this church on Thursday 19th December at 7 15 pm. Incorporating a mosaic of Christmas and Epiphany readings, poems and music. Tickets £12, £10 concessions and under 18s free. See www.ticketsource.co.uk/archicantiores. Doors open at 6 45 pm. Not to be missed.

3. ADVENT BIBLE STUDY GROUPS “THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” -  DEVELOPING THEMES AND CONVERSATIONS BASED ON THE GOSPEL READINGS FOR EACH ADVENT SUNDAY. BIBLE STUDY GROUP MEETS AFTER EACH ADVENT SUNDAY MASS AT 12 30 PM AND COMES WITH A SIMPLE LUNCH.

 

Sunday 8th December (Advent 2) Matthew 3.1-12 “The Ministry of John the Baptist”

Sunday 15th December (Advent 3) Matthew 11.2-11 “John the Baptist from Jesus’ Perspective”

Sunday 22nd December (Advent 4) Matthew 1.18-end “Joseph’s Dream and Jesus’ Birth”

 

4. NOTICE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES IN THIS CHURCH THIS WEEK :

 

The first of these is our Annual Morning Carol Service tomorrow Monday 9th December at 11 am. We will be joined by members of Greatcroft Daycare Centre and the King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association with children from Argyle School.

The second is our Annual Carol Service for Goodenough College this Wednesday 11th December at 6 30 pm.

 

5. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are available on the parish website (see above).

6. COPIES OF 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. A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea and Coffee with (…no cake or biscuits during Advent!) will be served after this service. Do stay for a chat…



Newsletter for Advent Sunday

1st Dec 2019


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

Website: www.holycrosscromerstreet.org 

ADVENT SUNDAY (YEAR A READINGS BEGIN)

 

 

HYMNS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                       6                    11                       294                      436

   

READINGS FOR THIS PARISH MASS:                   Isaiah 2.1-5;  Romans 13.11-end;  Matthew 24.36-44.                                                                                                                 

 

FOR YOUR PRAYERS:   Jill Mitra, Daniel,

John Joshua, Alma Godfrey, Geraldine Taylor,

Emmanuel Amui, Joan Mitchell, Marianna Sagovsky,

Lula Weldegebriel, Marie-Jo Dioudonnat, Fr Paul

Walmsly-McCloed, Robert Wratten, Fr Allan Scott.

IN MEMORIAM: Norma Holden, Nicola Sayed,

Ernest Wetherall, Yolande Brook, Ludmilla Terentieva,

Anne Cardwell.

RIP: Saskia Jones, Jack Merrett.

 

MASSES FOR THIS COMING WEEK

1st December to 8th December

 

Wednesday      6 pm       St John of Damascus

Thursday         6 pm         

Friday           12 45 pm    St Nicholas of Myra

Saturday        10 30 am    St Ambrose of Milan

 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary

Walsingham Chapel at 11 am

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

 

Next Sunday December 8th

The Second Sunday of Advent

(The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK

 

    *** OUR FULL PROGRAMME OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE NEXT SUNDAY ***

 

1.THIS MORNING’S MASS WILL INCORPORATE THE CHURCH’S RITE OF ANOINTING WITH THE LAYING ON OF HANDS AS WE ENTER THE HOLY SEASON OF ADVENT.

 

2. ADVENT BIBLE STUDY GROUPS “THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” -  DEVELOPING THEMES AND CONVERSATIONS BASED ON THE GOSPEL READINGS FOR EACH ADVENT SUNDAY. BIBLE STUDY GROUP MEETS AFTER EACH ADVENT SUNDAY MASS AT 12 30 PM AND COMES WITH A SIMPLE LUNCH.

 

Sunday 1st December (Advent Sunday)  Matthew 24.36-44 “Keeping Awake”

Sunday 8th December (Advent 2) Matthew 3.1-12 “The Baptism of Jesus”

Sunday 15th December (Advent 3) Matthew 11.2-11 “The Greatest Prophet, John the Baptist”

Sunday 22nd December (Advent 4) Matthew 1.18-end “Joseph’s Dream and Jesus’ Birth”

 

3. NOTICE OF TWO CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICES IN THIS CHURCH :

 

The first of these is our Annual Morning Carol Service on Monday 9th December at 11 am. We will be joined by members of Greatcroft Daycare Centre and the King’s Cross Brunswick Neighbourhood Association with children from Argyle School.

The second is our Annual Carol Service for Goodenough College on Wednesday 11th December at 6 30 pm.

 

4. P A C T S  LEAFLETS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUIDED PRAYER AND PARISH MONTHLY INTERCESSIONS BOOKLETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF CHURCH. Both are available on the parish website (see above).

5. COPIES OF 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. A WARM WELCOME TO ALL OUR NEWCOMERS AND VISITORS THIS MORNING. Tea and Coffee with (…no cake or biscuits during Advent!) will be served after this service. Do stay for a chat…

 



 

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