Newsletter for the Week starting on the 11th November 2018 :32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for the Week starting on the 11th November 2018 :32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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           10th/11th November
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Antony Megalan
Monday-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email :
Website :
St Vincent De Paul Number 07835188411
Safeguarding Line  07598524024
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 2nd Sunday (10th/11th Nov)
6.30pm Marian Philomin, Myra Hannon,   Prema Louth,
1) UCM, 2) UCM, P) UCM
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Ossie Folkes, Cyril Mbaeri, Ray Williams.
1) Kimberley Kong, 2) Ashley Lench P) Christina S
11.30 Jerome, Adeji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 3rd  Sunday (17th/18th Nov )
 6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing , Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Reuben Gabriel P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Christina Ukah, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Bernadette Jeyachandra, Phil Loughnane, Paul Njoku,  2 Vacant positions.
1) Ronald Jeyachandra, 2nd  Merlyn Clark, P Brian Trevathas.
FINANCE    £1626.50; CAFOD £278.40
Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Teresa O’Reilly (UCM)
Sat       6.30 Deceased members of the UCM
Sun    32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
           10.00 People of the Parish
           11.30 Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
           Welcome Amen Omorogbe
           Baptism   Amen Omorogbe
Mon    St Josephat
           9.15 Theresa Green RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Tue      9.15 Teresa Dunne (Stella)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15Deceased members of the Parish
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   9.15 Cornelius Bradley RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30 Exposition & Benediction
           8pm Jim Foley RIP (Cleary)
Sat       6.30 Canon Diamond RIP
Sun      33rd Sunday of the Year
           10.00 People of the Parish   
           11.30 Patrick Hanlon RIP
           11.30 Welcome Ifechi Kalu
           12.30 Baptism  Ifechi Kalu
A thank you to all those parishioners who joined together to make my Induction Liturgy a reverent and memorable occasion that brought great credit to our parish. Thanks to those who welcomed our guests and gave them great hospitality on the night. A particular thank you to the core team who cleaned up at the end of the evening. Well done! – Fr Antony
The funeral of Joan Lee will be here on Monday 19th November at 12 noon.
.. those who have been called to eternal life.
This weekend we remember those who have died in our parish this year. Each person will be named and a candle will be lit for them during each Mass of that weekend.
Cemetery Procession: Lewisham Deanery annual procession through Hither Green Cemetery takes place on Remembrance Sunday 11th November at 2.30pm. We assemble at the Main Gate in Verdant Lane from 2.15 and process to the Catholic section where priests and deacons are available to accompany you to the grave of your loved ones. The cemetery closes at 4pm.
Next weekend – Archbishop’s Admin Fund.
24th/25th November Catholic Youth Services
on Thursday, Nov 22nd 7pm arrival for 7.30 start, cost £7.
Come on your own or book a table of 8. Must reserve a place in advance as numbers are limited.
Lesley Allen 07729785843, Lesley Allen or Jenny from UCM
on Monday 19th November to arrange coffee morning and youth Christmas dinner.
Upper room of Hartley Hall at 7-8pm. Parents/carers must pick up at 8pm, unless prior arrangements have been made with the YSVP adult leaders. Look forward to seeing you all there!
As we anticipate the new Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (OCIA) we invite all RCIA catechists to come together and look at the current practice, share wisdom and resources and build a stronger network of catechists in each of the areas in the diocese.
Monday 12th November 2018 (7pm for 7.30pm) Hartley Hall Catford.
Understanding what people living with dementia are experiencing means we are able to improve and tailor the care and compassion that we deliver.
Come and experience the Virtual Dementia Tour on Thursday 22nd November between 10am and 4pm. Dementia Friends session 2pm-3pm.
To book your place call 0208 318 2272.
Leah Lodage Care Home, Blessington Rd, Blackheath, London, SE13 5EB.
This Thursday, 15th, 5.30-8.30pm, drop in to Hartley Hall to refresh your mental well-being by relaxing in friendly company, mindfulness, making Christmas decorations and more.
There will be an opportunity to take part in a remembrance exercise praying by candlelight, a spiritual remembrance labyrinth.
This will be at 7 pm. Come along and explore this prayer method.
It’s open to all local people and their friends over 16, why not give us a try?  
Fr Antony’s email address is
Monday, 12th November, 7-9m, Rushey Green School.
TTT and Holiday at Home scheme (run in conjunction with the Diamond Club) are on the shortlist for grants, but we need YOUR votes. Voting ends at 8.15pm, so if you could arrive in good time to support these Parish initiatives it would be greatly appreciated
Pope Francis has explained to us many times that we are all Missionary Disciples. It is in that context that we’d like to thank you all who regularly support the Pope’s own mission charity, Missio. Through Missio, the Universal Church reaches out to those who have not yet heard the gospel message. Missio is particularly grateful to all our parishioners of Holy Cross for their continued support through the Red Box Appeal, funds will be sent to where the needs are greatest. Our Local Secretary is Brian Thevathas. His contact detail will be given to you so that you may contact him.
Gospel Reflection 32nd Sunday  In this week’s Gospel, Jesus gets right to the point – Christian Stewards are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance.  No gift is too small or insignificant!  Giving money to support the mission of our local parish is a matter of our faith, just like praying and participating in parish ministries.   When you make a financial offering, is it from your “first fruits” or from what is “left over”?
I would like a world without the poor. We must fight for this. But I am a believer and I know that sin is always within us. And there is always human greed, the lack of solidarity, the selfishness that creates poverty. Therefore, would seem difficult to me to imagine a world without the poor. If you think about children exploited for slave labour, or sexually abused children. And another form of exploitation: children killed for the trafficking of organs. Killing children to remove their organs is greed. Therefore, I do not know if we will be able to make a world without poverty, because sin is always there and leads to selfishness. But we must always fight, always ...” Pope Francis
Bible verse to remember: Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble [Psalm 41:1].

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