Newsletter for Week starting on the 03rd March 2019 : 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 03rd March 2019 : 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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HOLYCROSS    CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                            
208 Sangley road
London, SE6 2JS
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL 020 8698 2675 Headteacher: Miss Mary    Collins
Fr Antony Megalan
Parish Priest
Tel :    0208 698 3672
Parish email :
  Parish mobile: 07367426492
Please join
Mon, Tues, Thurs:  9.40 am, Wed 8.50 am
Divine  Mercy:  Wed 9.40 am.
Stations  of the Cross:  Fri 7.30 pm.
Confessions: Sat 10am and 6 pm
Parish Diary
Ash  Wednesday: 6th March
Palm Sunday: 14th  April
Good Friday: 19th  April
Easter Vigil 20th  April 8pm
Easter: 21st  April
First Holy  Communion:11th May
Bishop Pat ‘s visit  17-19 May:
Confirmation 18 May
Finance  :  Loose: £ 702    
Standing orders: £503
Parish Office Opening Hours
The parish office will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am – 12 noon.
EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION:   If you are an Extraordinary Minister please collect a letter from the Information Corner by the Grotto (with your name on it), containing the Rota and contact details for other EMHCs.
Prayers and Reflection: This weekend we remember those who are unemployed and the poorer members of our society.  There will be a second collection for poor parishes.
Parish Surgery This Week: On Friday from 6 pm, you may meet our parish priest, Fr Antony, without prior appointment in the presbytery.
Members of the Legion of Mary are going to be in our parish from 29th June to 6th July.  They will visit our homes and pray for us. Details to follow.
Altar Servers Club The next meeting will be on Saturday 13th April from 3 pm – 4 pm when we will be preparing for Holy Week and Easter.
STEWARDSHIP: This Lent we will be looking at our personal TALENTs and GIFTS, with a particular focus on asking what new or unused Talent or Gift do I have that I can offer for the good of our Parish, or the wider community. Next Sunday our Lenten Cross will encourage us to make a personal pledge to use one of our Talents /Gifts for the good of others.
REFLECTION: "Words! Words! Words!" cries Hamlet. Human speech can deceive as well as enlighten. It rarely captures all what is within us. Charged with the responsibility of spreading the gospel, the disciples of Christ must be vigilant over their hearts, for each one speaks from the abundance of the heart. By means of the word we build together the community of mutual support. We who wish to bring others to the gospel, must first have lived it ourselves. Black marks on white paper become the word of God only when people can read it in our lives. In an age when empty words are multiplied, Christian stewards remember that Jesus left them a life to imitate rather than mere doctrines to memorize. A life without words is worth more than words without life.          
Hartley Hall Bookings and Enquiries: Please note that all bookings and enquiries should be emailed to this
For Daily Lenten Reflections please go to and complete the simple form. This year's reflections will focus on the readings for the Sundays of Lent. Each day there will be a different reflection:   
During Lent we Focus on;- Prayer helps us to grow closer to God.
Fasting is a form of Penance. Catholics between 18 and 60 are obliged to Fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Catholics who have reached the age of 14 are obliged to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent.
Almsgiving is a practical way to express our love for God by expressing our love and generosity for others. Acts of charity are a basic part of Christian life.
When we share our TIME, TALENT and TREASURE, with people in need we are acknowledging that God is the source of our many blessings.
Ash Wednesday: Masses will be at 9.15 am and 7 pm.   After the evening Mass you are very welcome to go into Hartley Hall to enjoy a bowl of soup. All monies raised are in aid of Mother Teresa’s Helpers.                            
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Fridays of Lent 7.30 before 8pm Mass
the CCF
with Paul    Moynihan Centre for Catholic    Formation  21 Tooting Bec Road    SW17 8BS  020 8672 7684 . Contact Fr Antony if you    would like to participate.
           Every Saturday there will be a morning Mass at 9.15 am followed by Adoration of Blessed Sacrament for an hour (Holy Hour). During Adoration we shall also have the Sacrament of Confession.
Ecumenical Station of the Cross will be at St Andrews Church on 17th March at 5 pm.
UCM: During Lent there will be a Lenten Reflection on the Middle 5 Wednesdays in Hartley Hall 8pm- 9pm. (March 13th, 20th, 27th , April 3rd, 10th)


Sat 6.30 pm Patrick McLoone RIP
Sun 10.00am People of the parish
 11.30am  Welcome – Mallena Canneddu
                     David Gabriel RIP
12.30 am Baptism - Rafael Felix Leal Humphrey
MON 9.15 am  Sharne Thorne Kelly Wellbeing
TUE 9.15am Francisca  Healing
WED 9.15 am   Ash Wednesday:Mary & Steve Baldwin Wellbeing
         7 pm  No Mass Intention received
THURS 9.15 am Joyce Baldwin RIP
FRI      8.00 pm  Linda Sparrow RIP
Sat 9.15am  No Mass Intention  received
Lenten Confessions    On April 16th from 7.30 pm many priests will be available to hear your confession.
Bible Verse to Remember: For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart. Luke: 6:45

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