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Newsletter for Week starting on the 05 May 2019 :3rd Sunday of Easter

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HOLYCROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                        
208 Sangley Road
London, SE6 2JS

Fr Antony Megalan
Parish Priest
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Holy Communion: Next weekend our Holy Communion candidates will make their First Holy Communion.  Please remember them in your prayers.

Confirmation:  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be granted to our candidates on Saturday 18th May at 11.30 am. Bishop Pat Lynch will be the Minister of the celebration.

Fr John Mulligan’s Memorial Mass will be on June 22nd, 6.30pm (the Feast of Corpus Christi). If you would like to take part in the music for this celebration, please come along to choir practice in the church on Thursday evenings, 7.30pm [next one - 9th May]. All welcome!
There is a meeting on Wednesday 8th May in Hartley Hall at 7.30pm for all those who are involved in planning the Memorial Mass for Fr John on Saturday 22nd June at 6.30pm.
If you are not already involved but would like to be , please come along and offer your support.
Let us Pray for Sri Lanka Today at 3pm, we are all invited to attend a special service at St Laurence Church, Catford, where we will join our Ecumenical and Muslim neighbours in solidarity to pray for the people of Sri Lanka who were sadly killed and injured during the bomb blasts over Easter.  We will also pray together for world peace.  You are very welcome to come along.

Ecumenical Pilgrimage: Please make sure you have given names and payments to Fr Antony by Monday 13th May.  Many thanks  

Members of Legion of Mary from Ireland will be visiting our families from 29th June to 6th July. They will be staying in our home while doing their missions. If you are able to accommodate anyone, please contact Fr Antony.

Second Collections: Today we have a second collection for the dioceses of Sri Lanka. Next weeks second collection is for St George’s Cathedral. St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, is the mother church of the diocese.  This collection helps meet the cost of the upkeep of the cathedral. Thank you.

Parish Office Opening Hours: The parish office will be open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 am – 12 noon.
Hartley Hall Bookings and Enquiries:  Please note that all bookings and enquiries should be emailed to this address:

Lewisham Deanery Spiritual Pilgrimage [Continuing our journey from the Eucharistic Congress of 2018] -  An opportunity for the men of our Deanery to gather together and reflect on our roles as Christian men in our families, communities and secular lives. Saturday 18th May 2019 at 10-30am, at Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee. Our time together will conclude with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Baptism Course The next Baptism course will take place on Saturdays, 18th and 25th of May, 10am -11.30am in Hartley Hall.  If you have already submitted your application to the parish office, you are invited to attend this Baptism course, and we look forward to seeing you. If you have any queries, please contact Fr Antony.
and Benediction in the Church at 12-15pm.

R.I.P.: Please pray for the peaceful Repose of the souls of Jackey Folkes and David Bamigboye who have died recently. May they rest in peace. David Bamigboye’s funeral Mass will be on 14th May at 12.30pm.

Pray for the sick: Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Fabian Chen, Fidelis D’Mello, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Clifford Aristide, Agatha Lewis and Ann Whittington.  To include anyone’s name, kindly contact  Lesley Allen.

Catholic Mothers invite you to spend some time learning more about the Heart of Mary and Jesus with Fr Sean Davidson.  The Talks for Mothers series will take place in Hartley Hall and have been arranged as follows:
·        Learning from the Heart of Mary, 10th May at 7.30 pm
·        Resting upon the Heart of Jesus, 7th June at 7.30 pm
Come and find some rest and meet new faith-filled friends.
Altar Servers Rally - Aylesford Priory - 6 May 2019 (this bank holiday).  Full details of this special day for Altar Servers are available by visiting and clicking on the Future Events tab.  This is a great day for all servers, families and friends.
Mass for Migrants [in honour of St Joseph the Worker]: On Monday 6th May, the Dioceses of Westminster, Brentwood and Southwark will come together for the Mass for Migrants, hosted this year by Westminster Cathedral.  This vibrant and colourful service celebrates the diversity of London, Kent, Middlesex, Hertfortshire and Essex Bishop Michael Campbell will preside at the Mass, which takes place at 10.30 am (please be seated in plenty of time).  The banner procession will enter the Cathedral at 10 am.  Please join us for this special occasion. All are very welcome.
Garden Party-  A fund raising event to help protect immigrant female workers in Lebanon.  
On 18th May 2019 From noon to 4 pm at Claver Convent. Donations requested for the hamper, bottle stall, toiletries, cakes, jams and marmalades, plants, books and DVDs. If you have any unwanted gifts or luxury items these would be welcome for the hamper, raffle or stalls. Claver Sisters, 89 Shortlands Rd, BR2 OJL.Tel 0208 313 3915.
World Day of Prayer for Vocations is next Sunday.
WEEK (4 - 10 May)
SUN          6.30  pm [Sat] Folkes Family
                10.00 am Brian Conroy Wellbeing
                 11.30 am  Hugh Loughnane RIP
MON           9.15 am   Theresa Green RIP
TUE            9.15 am   Theresa Green RIP
WED           9.15 am   Lesley George Ingrey RIP
THURS       9.15 am   Ethel Okoryi – Family Intentions
FRI               8 pm       Francesca Candita-Simpkins RIP
"Worthy is the Lamb that was slaughtered to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!" [Revelations: 5:12]
May you continue to enjoy the joys of Easter.

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