Newsletter for Week starting on the 02nd June 2019:7th Sunday of Easter - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 02nd June 2019:7th Sunday of Easter

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HOLYCROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                     
208 Sangley Road
London, SE6 2JS
Tel : 020 8698 3672
Parish Secretary : Lisa O’Hara (volunteer)

Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Parish Priest
Parish email :
Parish mobile:  07367 426492

Please join
Rosary:Mon Tues Thurs 9.40am  / Wed 8.50am
Chaplet of Divine  Mercy: Wed 9.40am
Parish Surgery Fri 6 pm
Confessions: Sat 6 pm
Parish Diary
Fr  John Mulligan Memorial Service 22nd June
Altar  Servers Club 29th June 3-4pm
Legion  of Mary Visit 29th June – 6th July
Parish Contacts
Holy Cross Bookshop
4 Brownhill Road, Catford
Tel: 020 8461 0896
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL [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
Finance: Loose  £709.10  SO: £503.00
St George,S Cathedral :£103.80
Thank you

Ecumenical Pilgrimage: 46 people went on the parish pilgrimage by coach to the Friars in Aylesford and the Abbey in West Malling joining parishioners from St Andrews and St Laurence’s church on Wednesday, it was a wonderful gathering bringing people together through prayer as well as having time to socialise. We hope to do something similar next year, maybe to St Albans.
Seven Members of the Legion of Mary are visitng us from Ireland.  They will be able to visit our families from 29th June until 6th July.  If you are able to provide bed and breakfast and accommodation during their mission in Holy Cross, Catford, please contact Fr Antony. I would like to create a group of volunteers who could spare some time to prepare food for them in the evenings, please let me know if you can help.

                        Fr John Mulligan’s Memorial Mass Planning has already begun for the Memorial Mass for Fr. John Mulligan on Saturday 22 June at 6.30pm. He died suddenly in September last year. He was in Catford from 1990 – 2009, and our Parish priest from 1993. We are planning a display of photos and we are looking for recollections and memories to accompany it. Please see Fr. Antony or one of the Parish Council if you think you can help. The Mass will be followed by light refreshments, strictly finger food, in the school hall. Please see a schedule on the notice board at the back of the church to indicate what you would be providing.  Bring and share.  Everyone is welcome. Next choir practice will be on Thursday, 6th June at 7.30pm.
We need people to come forward and give their time to help with the Baptism programme.  In the past catechists have helped, on average every 6 to 7 months, to run 2 sessions of 1 1/2 hours on  2 consecutive Saturday mornings. You will not be working alone! If you can help please contact the parish office.
Help: Our well known and committed young Altar server Johnathan who lives with the disability William Bourne syndrome is currently in Germany and being kept there by his father against his mother’s will. She is currently pursuing the case through court but needs to gather as much written support and evidence that he was living and contributing in Catford for the last six years.
If you feel able to support her please sign the letters which can be found at the back of church this weekend.
Please pray for the souls of  Lucas Wilson, whose funeral Mass will be here on 3rd June at 12 noon, and of Steve Baldwin whose funeral Mass will be here on 10th June 11.30am. May they rest in peace.
Altar Servers Club The next session will be on Saturday 29th June, 3-4pm. Newcomers are most welcome.
Catholic Mothers invite you to another evening on Friday 7th June at 7.30 pm in Hartley Hall. This talk is titled “Resting on the Heart of Jesus.”  Come and find some rest and meet new faith-filled friends.  
Welcome If you are new the parish, you are most welcome.  Please make yourself known to Fr Antony.  In addition, please visit our website and complete an online registration form. There are hard copies at the back of the church if you’d prefer to complete a form and return to the parish office.  
Pray for the sick: Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Fidelis D’Mello, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Clifford Aristide, Agatha Lewis and Ann Whittington. To include anyone’s name, kindly contact Lesley Allen.
Calling all Holy Cross Parishoners
Tai Chi Cha Cha- The final seated dance class is on 6th June for those over 60 in Hartley Hall, 1-2 pm free.
Plant Sale and Bring and Buy Sale - Tuesday 4th  June, 10am -2.30pm In Hartley Hall.
Quiz night- “Bring Me Sunshine” Quiz night- Thursday, 6th June [7pm for 7.30pm start] cost £8 including a buffet supper.
Italian day- Bring Me Sunshine- Friday 21 June 11-3, For over 60s, lunch and entertainment, Free
To register please contact or contact 07729785843
ANNUAL PARISH WALK 2019   Our annual Walk this year will take place on Saturday 6th July. Please put this date in your diaries. Funds raised will support the children in the Special Needs Unit at Ahotokurom in Ghana. Further details will follow and Sponsorship forms will be available after Masses from June 8th.
Second Collection: Today is World Communications Day and there will be second collection.  The collection supports the work of the Catholic Communications Network (CNN), the media office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
Next week the second collection will be for The Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW).
Parish Surgery this Week: On this Friday from 5.30 pm, you may meet our parish priest, Fr Antony, without prior appointment in the presbytery.
The Southwark Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal looks for a Team Secretary, 0900 – 1700 Monday to Friday,  Salary range £23,000pa - £25,000pa depending on skills and experience. To apply please email a copy of your CV to by 5th June 2019, interviews will be on 12th June 2019.

I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord; I will come back to you,
and your hearts will be full of joy [cf. John 14:18].

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