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ALL ARE WELCOME

We are part of the Lewisham Deanery and a parish of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Please take a look inside Our Church.
We hope you'll find a friendly and very active Catholic Community,
one that you'll be happy to belong to and to participate in.
But most of all, we hope you'll be able to encounter God's presence.
This is the Source and Summit of all that we are and all that we do.
                                                                                        Fr Doug Bull

Week starting on the 24th June 2018: John the Baptist

You can find the latest homily from Fr Doug here

RETIRING COLLECTION
29th June Peter’s Pence
8th July – Sea Sunday

THE REPOSITORY SHOP
…will be closed for a while during church alterations.
If you wish to purchase a Catholic newspaper or magazine please ask the Mass Stewards – Phil, Joe or John.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
This Sunday- PEACE WALK
Sunday 24th June 2018
Starts at the Sivan Temple at 2pm Clarendon Rise (behind Nando’s)
Next Sunday – 1st July
Annual memorial service
3pm Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane.
The service remembers all those people of the borough of Lewisham who have passed away. All welcome.
Then at 6pm there will be an Ecumenical service at holy cross followed by refreshments in the hall.

YSVP MEETING
Thank you to 14 young people who attended the pizza evening. The next meeting will be on Monday 25th June (Tommorrow) at 7pm in Hartley Hall.

St Peter & St Paul
 
Please note that this coming Friday (29th June) is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a 9.15 Mass and a 7pm Mass instead of the usual 8pm Mass. There is also a funeral at 12.30. There will be no exposition on Friday evening.

ATTENTION SPONSORED WALKERS
Please bring your completed forms and any donations on the day and refer to the guidance given with the sponsor forms.
It’s still not too late to register for the walk NEXT Saturday.
10.00am start from Greenwich Bandstand. Please ensure that you collect a Sponsor form register after the Masses this weekend. If you're not walking then sponsor a walker-Fr Doug's sponsor form can be found at the back of church.
 If you can offer food and refreshments to the celebrations in Hartley Hall afterwards please let the office know

DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING
…and that is exactly what they did! Well done to the TTT group who facilitated a Morris dancing workshop in the parish car park. There were lots of newcomers and even the neighbours were curious. You are bearing fruit!
  If you want to know more about this group please email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

1950’S CHARITY NIGHT
A 1950’s Charity Night will be taking place on Saturday 30th June 7-10pm at Ted Ray Scout Hall, Springbank Road. Live DJ & snacks provided. £5 per ticket & all proceeds go to Mind. Bring your own drinks.For tickets call Verity on 07878097674.

PARISH SPONSORED WALK 2018 : Saturday 30th June 2018
Our WALK FOR GHANA event takes place on Saturday 30th June: 10.00am start from Greenwich Bandstand. Please ensure that you collect a Sponsor form and register after the Masses this weekend. If you're not walking then sponsor a walker-Fr Doug's sponsor form can be found at the back of church.
If you can offer food and refreshments to the celebrations in Hartley Hall afterwards please EITHER let the office know or speak to Lesley, Kath or Gwen. Many Thanks.

TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT
The table tennis tournament will go ahead on Saturday 30th June at St William of York and the FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT is now on Saturday, 21st July. The football tournament will be held at the same safe/secure venue of St Dunstan's Jubilee Sports Ground on Canadian Avenue. Please register with Errol Palmer at errolopalmer@yahoo.com

THE PARISH CENSUS
Next week-end you will be invited to complete a census form for yourself and your family members. We are hoping that the majority of parishioners will do this online, and instructions about doing this will be available next week. Parishioners will receive a paper version of the Census form to see what information is being requested. This can be completed and handed to the welcomers at the back of the church for those of you not completing the form online. In addition to helpers who will be available to give information and practical assistance, there will be some laptops and helpers in Hartley Hall after each of the Masses for the next 2 week-ends. Arrangements are also being made to come along to the Diamond Club over the next few weeks and enter census details for members from Holy Cross Parish.
Finally KEEP CALM, the Census process will continue during July and we hope to let you know how it’s going through the Newsletter. (About 800 people come to Mass each week, so we will have a figure to aim at!)

ROTAS
Thank you to all the Readers and Special Ministers for their support in updating the Rota’s. We plan to launch the new Rota’s on the week-end of 30 June / 1st July and will use the opportunity to introduce new Readers and Special Ministers. Watch this space!




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Parish Priest


Fr. Doug Bull
Contact us

HOLY CROSS CHURCH
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email:
parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website:
www.holycross-catford.org.uk
support@holycross-catford.org.uk

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 0208 698 3672
Email:
parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
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