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Newsletter for Week starting on Sunday 15th March 2020 : 3rd Sunday of Lent

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208 Sangley Road, Catford, London SE6 2JS
Fr Antony Megalan Sellam [Parish Priest] – 02086983672
Email: or     
14th Mar / 15th Mar 2020 [03rd Sunday of Lent 2020]

Parish Contacts
Parish Office -  Open Wed & Fri [10am -3pm]
020 8698 3672
Josepha Flahive  [secretary]
Lisa O’Hara  [volunteer]

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross  Bookshop, 020 3441 8240
Holy Cross School
[020  8698 2675]
Miss Mary Collins & Miss Giovanna Finaldi

To buy gifts and  cards, the church shop is open after all weekend Masses.
St Vincent De Paul [SVP]    07835 188411
Safeguarding  Line 07598 524024
Third Thursday Time TTT
Hartley Hall [Angela Allen]
Culverley Road, SE6  2LD

Finance:  ; SO £503

Newsletter matters to be sent to by Wednesday.

Meet Fr Antony without an appointment on Monday and Thursday after the 9.15am Masses.

Please join:
Rosary: Mon Tues Thurs 9.40am / Wed 8.50am, Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Wed 9.40am, Confessions: Sat 6pm, Church cleaning and Decoration: Thurs 10am

Parish Diary
19th March – Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Altar Servers Training Mar 28
Liturgical Committee Meeting - March 21
Mothers Day - March 22
Ecumenical Stations Of The Cross – March  29
Lenten Confessions – March 31
Ecumenical Palm Sunday Liturgy - April 5 At 9.45am
Walk Of Mercy – April 8
Maundy Thursday -April 9
Good Friday – April 10
Holy Saturday - Morning Prayer Of The Church At 10am
Easter – April 12
New Parishioners Welcome Day – May 3
First Holy Communion - May 9/10,16/17
Confirmation – May 19

Lenten Confessions – March 31st from 7.30 pm.
Priests will be available to hear your confession in different lauguages including Spanish, Portugese, Polish, and Tamil.

U Mar 20 – Readers;
U Mar 27 – Diamond Club; Apr 3 – Altar Servers & Sacristans

Meet Fr Antony
without an appointment on Monday and Thursday after the 9.15am Masses.

Readings this weekend:   Exodus 17:3-7; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42.
Responsorial Psalm:    O that today you would listen to his voice! “Harden not your hearts.”
Next week’s Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
Extract from the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales guidelines regarding the necessary measures to be taken to combat the spread of the Coronavirus

Funerals:  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Harry West whose funeral service is on Wedneday 18th March at 3.15pm in Hither Green Crematorium. Please also remember in your prayers our former Archbishop Peter Smith whose Requiem Mass will take place at St George's Cathedral on Monday 30th March at 12.30 pm. May they rest in peace.  Let us also remember their families and pray they are blessed with much love and comfort.

TTT  [19th March from 5.30-8.30pm]. This week, there will be a street art workshop with artist Owain Nicholls and Caroline Hughes. Other activities include zumba and various arts and crafts. Light refreshments will be available. All over 18s welcome

USTATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT – FRIDAYS 7- 7.30PM  U     Mar 20 – Readers;   Mar 27 – Diamond Club; Apr 3 – Altar Servers & Sacristans
Prayer of the Faithful:- Lesley Allen [15/03]; Michael Malley [22/03]; Amy Quinn [29/03]
Next Baptism Preparation course will be on 28th March and 4th April.

Bible Quiz this Week: Which is the First greatest Commandment?  Who succeeded Moses’ leadership? From where was Moses able to see the land beyond Jordan?  What would be the reward for keeping the commandments? (4:39-40). Email answers to:
Bible Quiz Winners last week: Irene Ero, Mary & Hannah Burke and Antoine Kodjo
                        A big thank you to all the generous people who donated, and those who took or distributed items. As well as what was taken from the porches, we were able to give bags of goods to four people, two small local food banks and a homeless hostel. Please remember that we encourage you to take items for your friends or neighbours who may be in need; you may know someone locally.  Next collection on first Sunday, 4/5 April

New Choir at Holy Cross - Calling all singers!  You are most welcome to join the Holy Cross Church Choir, Practices are on Thursdays, 7.30 – 8.30 pm in the church.
The Dedication of England as The Dowry of Mary [29 March 2020] –England was first entrusted to Our Mother Mary by King Richard II in 1381. Approximately 640 years later on; 29th March 2020, a fresh dedication will consist of the personal gift of faith of the people of England to the Mother of God, to seek her help in building a strong spiritual foundation for New Evangelisation.
Please Note: Regrettably the Diamond club is closed until further notice due to Diocesan guidelines asking parishes to suspend large gatherings of older vulnerable adults in light of the coronavirus. Kindly do your best to maintain contact with individuals by phone, recognising the harm of social isolation to some of our most vulnerable parishioners. You may also pray Rosary over the phone.
Unless given in the Newsletter, all meetings according to the Yearly Plan 2020 in Holy Cross are cancelled until further notice.

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