Newsletter for Week starting on the 05th May 2019: 3rd SUnday of Easter - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD

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

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLYCROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                        
208 Sangley Road
Catford,
London, SE6 2JS
Tel : 020 8698 3672

Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Parish Priest
antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk
Parish email : catford@rcaos.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Parish mobile:  07367 426492

Please join
 
Rosary:
 
Mon  Tues Thurs 9.40am / Wed 8.50am
 
Chaplet  of Divine Mercy: Wed 9.40am
 
Confessions: Sat  6 pm
     
 
Parish  Diary
 
 
First Holy Communion:11th / 12th  May
 
Bishop Pat ‘s visit 17-19 May
 
Confirmation 18 May
 
Baptism Course: 18th and 25th May
 
Contact  Numbers
 
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL 020 8698 2675
 
Headteachers: Miss Mary Collins / Miss Finaldi
 
 
St Vincent De Paul    07835 188411
 
Safeguarding Line    07598 524024
 
Third Thursday Time TTT
 
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com
 
 
Hartley Hall - Parish Community Centre
 
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
 
Email  hartleyhall@holycross-catford.org.uk
 
Finance: Loose £720.13   SO: £503.00
 
Sri Lankan Collection: £292.98  Thank you.

Holy Communion: Congratulations to the children who will be receiving Holy Communion for the first time this weekend. This celebration will take place at each of the three Masses. Please pray for them and for their families, who have all been carefully preparing for this day over the last year, with the help of our team of catechists. Well done, all of you!
Saturday 6.30pm:  Santiago Ozon-Gonzalez, Eva Muñoz, Natalia Krawiec, Ashton Gooding, Dean Fernandes, Ailish O’Hara, Owen Lucas, Alaister Aguila, Alexavier Aguila, Bethany Carnell.    Sunday 10.00am: Tara Shahedi, Jo-Benoit Boga, Kathleen Moore, Ikenna Ohagi, Oliver Philp, Martin Uzoh.   Sunday 12 pm: Ndukuba Shaun-Keoni, Muna Beshaw, Ninilola Laniyan, Nylah Bynoe-Daniel, Sidney Porritt, Kayla Awoyemi, Adriana Ndjoli, Ikechukwu Agbonye, Victor Alozie, Rayhan Afful.
A Big Thank You to our team of catechists, Anne, Hilary, Susan, Marian, Carolina and Frank, who have given up their time on the first Saturday of each month to help the children prepare to receive both the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Thank you J.
                        Bishop Patrick Lynch’s Pastoral Visit to our Parish: We welcome Bishop Patrick who will be in our parish for three days this week. On Friday, he will visit Holy Cross school [10am], offer a funeral Mass [11.30am], and visit the sick and the housebound [from 3pm]. On Saturday, he will minister the Sacrament of Confirmation [11.30am], and in the afternoon he will meet with the parish priest to sign parish registers and meet the Finance Committee members. He will meet with extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, readers, members of church cleaning and decoration team, SVP members, catechists, leaders of altar servers, welcoming ministers, sacristans, representatives of Diamond Club and TTT, UCM, and everyone who wishes to have a chat with him regarding our parish, in Hartley Hall from 4pm. He will also meet members of Parish Council [Saturday 5pm at Hartley Hall]. He will preside over and preach at all weekened Masses. Bishop Patrick says, “A parish visitation is not an examination. It is an opportunity for the Bishop to listen and learn, to advise and suggest and most of all to affirm how a parish might grow as a community of faith and mission. An essential element of the process is praying with, meeting with and talking to the people of the parish...”
Message for the Fourth Sunday of Easter World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life
My dear brothers and sisters,
Today is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Please particularly pray this week that those God our Father is calling to ministry in the Church may have the listening ear to discern that call. This is the first step on a journey, but obviously not the last. Pope Francis has entitled his Vocations Day message this year “The courage to take a risk for God’s promise”, as responding to our ‘Vocational Call’ from God can be a risky venture; as we must let go and trust in Him. That promise, the Gospel Good News, needs all Christian people to bear it to the world, but especially those in Holy Orders and the Religious Life.
This diocese has been fortunate over the years to have been blessed with many priests from different backgrounds and cultures… In the Gospel today we heard that Jesus said “The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice” – in a special way the priest both listens to that voice and also speaks with that voice. Without priests that voice can become muted or even unheard.
I would ask you to pray for your own Clergy and Religious, who dedicate their lives to service of God and the Church.
To pray for the inspiration to see where God is calling you in your life.
And to pray for wisdom, to recognise those who need encouragement to consider Religious Life or Ordination.
With an assurance of my prayers,
+Peter

A warm welcome to Bishop Nazarene Soosai, Bishop of Kottar, India, who will be in our parish for a few days this week and will concelebrate the Confimation Mass with Bishop Patrick on Saturday.
Baptism Course The next Baptism courses 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 either of the Baptism courses, and we look forward to seeing you.  If you have any queries, please contact Fr Antony.
   
Please join
 
Rosary:
 
Mon  Tues Thurs 9.40am / Wed 8.50am
 
Chaplet  of Divine Mercy: Wed 9.40am
 
Confessions: Sat  6 pm
     
 
Parish  Diary
 
 
First Holy Communion:11th / 12th  May
 
Bishop Pat ‘s visit 17-19 May
 
Confirmation 18 May
 
Baptism Course: 18th and 25th May
 
Contact  Numbers
 

 
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 the next has  been arranged as follows: Resting upon the Heart of Jesus, 7th June at 7.30 pm. Come and find some rest and meet new faith-filled friends.
Third Thursday Time  This Thursday, 16th, drop in to Hartley Hall  5.30-8.30 for cafe, Zumba (5.45pm), board games, art materials, singing, quiet space, book swap and more. All welcome.
Funerals Please pray for the repose of the souls of David Bamigboye whose funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 14th May at 12.30pm and Jackey Folkes whose funeral Mass will be on Friday 17th May at 11.30 am. Please also include their families and friends in your prayers, that they may receive comfort and strength at this difficult time.
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.
A Message from Mariam Philomin  On behalf of both myself and my family, I wish to express our gratitude for all the kind messages and Mass cards received from you all. Please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers. God bless you all.

The next Servers Club is at 3-4pm on 29th June. This is an opportunity for new Altar Servers to join the team and begin to learn how to serve at Mass.  Children should be in Year 3 or above and have made their first Holy communion.  
Second Collections: Today’s second collection is for Ecclesiastical Education

MASS INTENTIONS

MASS TIME
     
WEEK (11 - 17 May)
     
SUN
     
6.30 pm [Sat] Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
 
10.00 am  Theresa Green RIP
 
12.00  pm  Genevieve Stanislaus RIP
 
Baptism   Carlos & Rafael Branco Sarmento
 Florence Amelia Unwin
     
MON 9.15 am                                                   Out Lady of Fatima
 
        Theresa Green RIP
     
TUE   9.15  am                                                  St Matthias, Apostle
 
Mary Monaghan RIP
     
WED    9.15 am
     
Grace  Morango Wellbeing
     
THURS 9.15 am
     
Theresa Green RIP
     
FRI  7.30 pm  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
 
8 pm  Mary Monaghan RIP


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