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Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
Please join
Mon,Tues,Thurs:9.40 am,Wed 8.50 am
Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Wed  9.40am
Meet Parish Priest without an Appointment:
Fri 5.30pm

Confessions: Sat 6 pm
Parish Diary
Baptism Course 10-11.30am, 20th/27th   July
Parish   Contacts
Holy Cross Bookshop
4 Brownhill Road, Catford
Tel: 020 8461 0896
[020 8698 2675]
Executive Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins    
Head  of School: Miss Giovanna Finaldi
St Vincent De Paul: 07835 188411
Safeguarding   Line: 07598 524024
Third Thursday Time:TTT
Hartley Hall
Parish Community Centre
Culverley Road, SE6  2LD

Send matters for Newsletter to antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk by Wednesday

Loose £701.67 SO:£503.00
Apostleship of the Sea £196.28

We are part of the Lewisham Deanery and a parish of Archdiocese of Southwark
Please take a  look inside our Church.

Whenever we come into the presence of God in this holy church of
Holy Cross - Catford,we experience both invisible communion with God
and visible communion with each other. For more than a century, this beautiful church has been a spiritual power House for people to have shared in this invisible and visible communion.
Please come and taste this unconditional love of God and to experience this friendly atmosphere in our Holy Cross parish.
Fr Antony

Week starting on the 21st July 2019 : 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You can find the Readings from here

Bible Verse to Remember:
Lord, who shall dwell on your holy mountain? He who walks without fault; he who acts with justice and speaks the truth from his heart; he who does not slander with his tongue
[Ps 14:2].

Today’s Gospel Relection:
The Story of Jesus in the home of Martha and Mary complements the story of the Good Samaritan, which immediately precedes it in Luke's Gospel. The Samaritan is an example of how a disciple should see and act. Mary is an example of how a disciple should listen. Just as a Samaritan would not be a model for neighbourliness, so a woman would not sit with the men around the feet of a teacher. Both stories exemplify how a disciple is to fulfill the dual command which begins chapter 10 - love of God (Mary) and love of neighbour (the Samaritan). These are the two essentials of life in the kingdom.  By using the examples of a Samaritan and a woman, however, Jesus is saying something more. Social codes and boundaries were strict in Jesus' time.   Yet to love God with all one's heart and one's neighbour requires breaking those rules

On behalf of all at Ahotokurom, Ghana
please may we offer our sincere thanks to all engaged in the annual parish walk. Your loyal support over the years is greatly valued. Without you so many of our children would not have survived and developed. You are the ‘good news’ for our community. May God richly bless you all.

Installation of the Most Reverend John Wilson
We are pleased to inform that the Diocese intends to live-broadcast the Installation of the Most Reverend John Wilson as Archbishop of Southwark from St George's Cathedral next Thursday, 25th July 2019. The aim is to enable each parishioner to engage with this important new beginning for Southwark.
The broadcast will take place via the RC Southwark YouTube Channel.  If you are not able to join this event in person, you are welcome to tune in from 11.50 am on the day (the actual service will commence at 12 noon).  All you need to do is place the following link in your browser: https://youtu.be/wemICGkP6pA

Legion of Mary:
The Legion of Mary from Lewisham will be holding its meeting on Thursday, 25th 6:30pm in Holland room, Hartley Hall. All parishioners who wish to become members of the Legion of Mary are warmly invited to join them.

Baptism Preparation Sessions:
The next session is on 27th July 10am -11.30am in Hartley Hall. Please ensure you have completed and returned a Baptism Application form before that date.

First Holy Communion 2020:
Application forms for preparation for First Reconciliation and Holy Communion are now available at the back of the church, or on the parish website. Closing date 9th September 2019.

Parent and Toddler Group
is in need of 2 volunteers to assist from September.  The group meets on Mondays (9 – 11.30am) and Wednesdays (9 – 11.30am) term time only.  This is a very well established group and not only benefits Holy Cross but also the wider community.  Eileen would love to keep this great group open but sadly without the assistance of volunteers the group will have to close.  Those interested, please kindly contact Fr Antony.

The Holiday Season:
Many people will be going away on holiday. If you are a reader or Lay Minister of Communion, please remember to plan ahead and arrange a substitute for your absence. Many Thanks

New to the Parish?
If you have not done so, it would be really helpful you could please fill in the form at the back of the church giving your name and details for Parish records? Thank you
Contact us

Monday and Thursday:
10am - 12pm
Tel: 020 8698 3672

Parish Priest : antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk

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