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Newsletter for Week starting on the 02 December 2018 :1st Sunday of Advent

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
 
1st /2nd December
     
                                                                     
 
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: catford@rcaos.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Antony Megalan
antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk
MASS TIMES
Monday-Friday: 9.15am
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
HARTLEY HALL
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: catford@rcaos.org.uk
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR:
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: catford@rcaos.org.uk
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : info@holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
07835188411
Safeguarding Line
07598524024
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 1st Sunday (1st/2nd Dec)
 6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Vacant
1) Malcolm Jones 2) Eunice Conroy P) Pat Barber
10am Iotha Lorde, Marigold Okor, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Shirine Sukran, Rafel Skrzyp
1) Amos Kong 2) Frances Travers P) Rob Dunbar
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers, Franck Anguibi
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Lisa O’Hara 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd Sunday (8th/9th Dec)
6.30pm 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 Savanmutti
11.30 Jerome, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE    £900.50 plus £503 standing orders
Youth services £84.80        Many Thanks
Sat        6.30 pm Mary Monaghan RIP
Sun      1st Sunday of Advent            
           10.00 Tom & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
           11.30 People of the Parish
Mon     St Francis Xavier
           9.15 Nora Williams RIP (Willaiams)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Felix Rajan Thanasingham RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Wed    8.50 Rosary
9.15 Mr M F Rajendram RIP
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   9.15 Theresa Green RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        St Ambrose
           9.15 Jim Foley RIP (Cleary)
           Followed by Exposition & Benediction
Sat       6.30 UCM
Sun      2nd Sunday of Advent          
           10.00 People of the Parish
           11.30 Denis Burke RIP            
MASS ON FRIDAYS
After Advent, the Friday Mass will return to 8pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: In our parish, every week we have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confession from 6pm before the evening Mass on Saturdays.
Also, two days in this Advent we will have special liturgy to prepare for Confessions; and priests from other parishes will be available for hearing Confessions.
8th December at 10am [for the Holy Communion Children, their parents and for others], and 21st December at 7pm for everyone.
Special Fridays during Advent: In this season of Advent, we shall Mass at 9.15am followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction. Each week there will be special themes for reflection:
7th December: The Patriarchs and Prophets
14th December: John the Baptist
21st December: The Virgin Mary
      All are welcome.
DIARY DATES
2nd December –Ecumenical Service at St Laurence’s 6pm
4th December –Parish Council meeting 8pm Hartley Hall, Upstairs.
13th December - Special Fundraising Christmas concert in the Hall 7.30pm
16th December - Decorating the tree in the church 3pm
Friday 21st December –Penitential Service 7pm
Saturday 22nd December :7.15pm Youth SVP Dinner
Sunday 23rd December :Carol Concert 4pm followed by seasonal refreshments in Hartley Hall
Sunday 27th January 5pm Memorial Mass for Fr John Mulligan
Special Fridays during Advent: In this season of Advent, we shall celebrate Mass at 9.15am followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction. Each week there will be special themes for reflection:
7th December: The Patriarchs and Prophets
14th December: John the Baptist
21st December: The Virgin Mary
FUNDRAISER
The Diamond club with guest stall holders the Young catholic mothers are hosting a mini Christmas fair on Tuesday 4th December 11- 3.30, fancy goods, nearly new, cake, home crafts and raffles, Massage and manicures.  Please support!

EVERYONE WHO SHOPS AT THE CO-OP SANGLEY ROAD
Third Thursday Time has been selected to receive funds from the co-op community fund this year. If you are not already a co-op member we would be very grateful if you would join. If members log into their membership at www.coop.co.uk/membership or telephone 0800 023 4708 with their card number and select us as your chosen cause. Thank you
MESSAGE FROM STELLA & PHILOMIN
I wish to thank each and every one of you involved in the 6.30pm Saturday Mass for your support and help over the years, especially welcomers, altar servers, readers & Eucharistic Ministers. You are all wonderful and ready to serve the Lord. My wife Stella also wishes to thank the members of the Diamond Club, UCM, and their support over the years.
Thank you and keep up your good work.
Remember you are doing it for the love of God.
Seasons greetings to each and every one of you at Holy Cross Catford.
RETIRING COLLECTION
This weekend – Archbishop’s Admin Fund
Crib Collection – This year we will be sending any donations to ‘The Catholic Children’s Society’
YSVP
Mon 3rd December 7-8pm in the Holland room
Parents/carers to collect their young person promptly
After the meeting. Thank you!
Every Valley shall be exalted and every hill made low.
And all God’s people shall see together the glory of the Lord.
The season of Advent which we begin today, is a season of hope, longing and joyful expectancy, but is also a penitential season. As we look forward to and prepare for the celebration of Christmas, we need to put our trust firmly in the risen Christ who said: “If you want to be a follower of mine, you must take up your cross and follow me.” and “Fear not, I am with you always, yes, even to the end of time.” So we must put our trust firmly in that promise, that he will always be with us as his family, the community of faith, and despite all the difficulties we are facing, he will also give us the grace and strength to continue to fulfil the mission of the Church to preach and live out the Gospel in season and out of season. Jesus seeks entry to our innermost lives in order that he may share his life with us. He stands at the gate and knocks. So during Advent I ask every parish in the Diocese to arrange, preferably on a Friday each week, to have adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and pray for those who have suffered abuse…Archbishop Peter.
PARISH SAFEGUARDING
The safeguarding policy of Holy Cross, Catford is based on the principle that everyone in our community is welcome and loved.   
We are lucky to have a vibrant parish, with many volunteers supporting our community groups. We appreciate that our leaders and helpers give their time freely and generously, and are committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults in their care.  
We welcome volunteers at Holy Cross and commit to giving all our employees and volunteers the appropriate support and training to ensure that their own safety and the safety of their groups. Our policy is in place to safeguard every member, leader and helper.
Everyone who works with children and vulnerable adults has a duty to help protect them. Our policy helps group leaders and members to identify people who might need to be referred to the Social Services, Police, NSPCC etc.), to protect themselves and learn how to keep themselves safe, and to ask for help when they need it.  
It’s important that we recognise that abuse could happen in any - and our own - parish.
Our policy is available to read online, please read it and let’s use it to build a stronger Holy Cross.
The parish safeguarding representative is Pat Barber.
Pat can be contacted at any time on 075980524024
To find out more about log on to www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk
www.rcsouthwark.co.uk There are also details on the noticeboard by the Lourdes grotto
PLEASE NOTE The Parish office will be closed on Monday 3rd December


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