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Newsletter for Week starting on the 04 November 2018 : 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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3rd/4th  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
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 1st Sunday (3rd/4th Nov)
 6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Neville Fernandes
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, Emanuele Vitale, Franck Anguibi
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Lisa O’Hara 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd  Sunday (7th/8th Nov)
6.30pm Myra Hannon, Mariam Philomin, 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, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE    £1124.30        Many Thanks
Sun     31st Sunday of Ordinary Time
           10.00 Mary Foley RIP (Cleary
           11.30 Felix Rajan Thanasingham RIP
            Welcome Rosalia Maria Lala
            Baptism   Rosalia Maria Lala
Mon     9.15 Victor Nalliah RIP (Stella)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Ignazio Leone RIP (St Joseph’s)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed    The dedication of the Cathedral Church of
           St George
           8.50 Rosary
9.15 TG Antony Philomin’s Birthday
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   9.15 Edwin Nalliah RIP (Stella)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
           7.30 Exposition
           8pm Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
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
Fr Antony’s induction Sunday 4th November 5pm.
Bishop Pat Lynch will be here this weekend at 5pm on Sunday 4th November to induct Fr Antony as our Parish Priest. Please make every effort to attend and if you can bring a finger food or drink contribution to share then all contributions will be gratefully received. We will need lots of help throughout the event and will be setting up from 3 o’clock in the school hall.
If you haven’t already signed the list then don’t let that put you off turning up to help. You can assist throughout. Please avoid using the Car Park on this one occasion to accommodate Fr Antony’s guests
Please note there will be no coffee morning today in order to prepare for this big day
Please be aware that Fr Antony’s email address is
Are you curious about the different parts of our church? What those all those symbol are about? Who is depicted in the paintings and statues? not to mention all the different liturgical vestments? Then come along on Monday 5th November at 7.30pm - 9pm. The RCIA group will be having a tour of Holy Cross and you will be able to ask questions and explore parts you don’t normally see. It is still not too late to come and join the group, either to find out about becoming a Catholic or just to support those who are on the journey.
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER traditionally a time to remember those who have been called to eternal life.
The 1st of November is All Saint’s day and is  a holy day of obligation and there will be Mass at 7pm in the evening as well as the morning mass.
We will remember those who have died in our parish this year on the weekend of the 10th & 11th November which coincides with National Remembrance Sunday. Each person will be named and a candle will be lit for them during each Mass of that weekend.
Each family is invited to take a November List and to record the names of members of their family who have died. These lists are then collected and placed before the altar and Mass or prayers said each day during November.
Annual Cemetery Procession
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.
Catholic Legacy Week 1-7th November.
Gifts in your will are a wonderful way you can continue to support the Church’s ministry and mission and help meet the needs of future generations. Do please consider gifts to the Church and Catholic charities next time you update your Will.
For more information pick up a leaflet; contact your Catholic Legacy on 020
7095 5370; or contact Adrian Radford, the Diocesan Financial Controller, by email:;
This annual day of recollection will take place at Bishop Thomas Grant on Saturday 17th November.
Bishop Patrick Lynch and Fr Saju Pinakattu OFM.CAP will talk on the theme of the journey in St Luke’s Gospel.
The day begins at 10.30am and finishes with Mass at 3pm. Please bring a packed lunch.
Please contact the parish office on by 4th November
Bible verse to remember:
‘Listen, Israel: the Lord our God is the one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. Let these words I urge on you today be written on your heart.’ Deuteronomy 6:2-6
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!
You are needed
Do you have talent in arranging flowers and the time to do it in our church?
Also, if you are an electrician, painter, carpenter, plumber, CCTV and security alarm specialist…
Please speak to Fr Antony
The Parish office will be closed on the following dates: Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th November.
Please pray for the peaceful repose of the soul on Joan Lee? Whose funeral Mass will be on the …of November at …pm. Also remember to pray for Ronald John Clark whose burial service will be on Thursday 15th November in Hither Green Cemetery chapel at 1.30pm.
This weekend - Cafod
Next weekend – Archbishop’s Admin Fund.
The Joy of Love: The covenant of love and fidelity lived by the Holy Family of Nazareth illuminates the principle which gives shape to every family, and enables it better to face the vicissitudes of life and history. On this basis, every family, despite its weaknesses, can become a light in the darkness of the world. ‘Nazareth teaches us the meaning of family life, its loving communion, its simple and austere beauty, its sacred and inviolable character. May it teach how sweet and irreplaceable is its training, how fundamental and incomparable its role in the social order’ (Paul VI, Address in Nazareth, 5 January 1964).

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