HOLY CROSS CHURCH
Date 12th/13th January
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
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675 Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number 07835188411
Safeguarding Line 07598524024
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 2nd Sunday (12th/13th Jan)
6.30pm Myra Hannon, 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, Adeji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 3rd Sunday (19th/20th Jan)
6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing, Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Reuben Gabriel P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Christina Ukah, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Tina Ibe, Bernadette Jeyachandra, Phil Loughnane, Paul Njoku, Vacant
1) Ronald Jeyachandra, 2nd Merlyn Clark, P Brian Trevathas.
FINANCE £ Loose £755.85 S/O £500 Total
Crib £90 Poor fund £832.70 Many Thanks
Sat 6.30 Eileen Kelly RIP (UCM)
Sun The Baptism of the Lord
The end of the season of Christmas
10.00 Larry Doyle RIP (Doyle)
11.30 Tom & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
Mon 9.15 Steve Devine Intentions (Baldwin)
Tue 9.15 Anne Marie Devine Wellbeing (Baldwin)
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Akel Maris Stella RIP (Leslie)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur St Anthony
9.15 Jane Hampshire Ritchie TG (Baldwin)
Fri 7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm David Gabriel RIP (School Governors)
Sat 6.30 Katie Allen Wellbeing (Baldwin)
Sun 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
10.00 John Byrne RIP (Doyle)
11.30 Benvienido Gavelo RIP
Please pray for those whom our Ministers visit with HOLY COMMUNION:
Clifford Aristide, James Barlow, Mary Barry, Rose Calver, Margaret Doherty, Bridget Doyle, Ellesdene Edwards, Eileen Embury, Audrey Fitsimmons, Elizabeth Marie Forde, Elizabeth Goba, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall, Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy, Florence Nosegbe, Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin, Charity Oparaji, Josephine Patterson, Rex Phillips, Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai, Jean Scott, Irene Stone, Bridget Sullivan, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey, Ann Whitington,
Please pray for the repose of the soul of David Gabriel. David’s funeral will be at Holy Cross at 12.30pm on Wednesday 30th January.
May he rest in peace.
YSVP COFFEE MORNING
..after the 10am Mass on Sunday 13th January 2019 Everybody most welcome. Please come and support!
The next YSVP meeting will be in the Upper room in Hartley Hall on Monday 14th January 2019.
This Thursday (17th Jan).
Drop in for Café, Tai Chi session, Arts & Crafts, massage and more to improve your mental wellbeing. All welcome!
MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2019
There are brown envelopes available in the church to request for Masses for the coming year for your loved ones anniversaries, birthdays, get well wishes, exam success and thanksgiving.
Please write clearly on the envelope and ensure they go through the parish office EITHER via Fr Antony or Mary.
On the eve of the fourth Sunday of Advent eighteen of our Altar Servers, along with Fr Antony, celebrated the joyful feast of Christmas with a party. Prayer, disco dancing, games, balloons, finger food and the jovial company of each other created a fun time for all. Our plan for 2019 was also launched. The Servers’ club resumes at 3-4pm in the church on 26/01/19 and will include exposition of The Blessed Sacrament. Like the magi we come to visit Jesus: O come let us serve Him. What will your gifts be to Jesus and our church this year?
YSVP CHRISTMAS DINNER
24 Young people attended the Youth Christmas dinner. The event was funded by ticket sales and the profit will go towards a special project. More details to follow….
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
On Saturday 2nd February 10am - 12 there will be an opportunity for all extraordinary ministers to come together for a short period of adoration and a talk together with a practical session, followed by time to meet one another.
A similar day has been arranged for all readers on Saturday 9th February 10am -12. ALL current readers are invited attend as well as anyone who would like to think about undertaking training / formation to be a reader.
A separate Day for Welcomers has been arranged for Saturday 2nd March 10am - 3pm. The day will focus on understanding what each person can do to make all welcome and feel fully accepted, again those who would like to find out more about the Ministry of Welcome and Hospitality should join us to find out more.
CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK 18TH - 25TH JANUARY.
May the divisions among Christians be overcome so that we may hasten to your eternal Kingdom in the perfect communion of the Church.
SISTERS OF ST ANDREWS EVENTS
Monday 14th January and Monday 11 February: A ‘Sabbath Day – ‘On the Seventh day God rested’. 10 am for 10.30am – 4pm. Come for the morning, afternoon or both: short input, a time to pause, rest, reflect in silence. Available tools include music, image and word. Booking essential. Both days led by Sister Sigrun.
Last Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayers continue this year: 7.30 – 8.30pm (30th January, 27th February...) No need to book.
For those who care for a loved one, suffering from ill-health
Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm (arrive from 10.15am) 17th January, 21st February, 21st March and 11th April led by Sister Regula. Come away, pause, be, reflect, pray...
Booking form on website.
Sisters of St Andrew, 99 Belmont Hill, SE13 5DY, Lewisham. firstname.lastname@example.org www.sisters-of-st-andrew.com tel:0208 852 1662
Gospel Reflection Baptism of the Lord
“John answered them all, ‘I baptize you with water; but he who is mightier than I is coming…he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit... ’” (Luke 3:16)
The Catholic Catechism states that “Jesus’ immersion in the water is a sign for all human beings of the need to die to themselves to do God’s will.” In other words, as baptized Catholics there is only one gift that we need to give to Jesus – the gift of ourselves. Surrender yourself in Stewardship to God, place your trust in Him and allow the Holy Spirit to work through you for the greater glory of God.