Newsletter for Week starting on the 13th October 2019 : 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 13th October 2019 : 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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208 Sangley Road, Catford, London SE6 2JS
 Fr Antony Megalan Sellam [Parish Priest] – 02086983672
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12th/13th September 2019 [28th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Parish Contacts
Parish Office: Lisa O’Hara      
Josepha  Flahive [02086983672]
Hartley Hall [Angela Allen]
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross Bookshop [02034418240]
4 Brownhill Road, Catford
Holy Cross School [020 8698 2675]
Executive Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Head of School: Miss Giovanna Finaldi
St Vincent De Paul 07835 188411
Safeguarding Line 07598 524024
Third Thursday Time TTT
Finance: Loose £708.65   SO: £483.00

Newsletter matters to be sent to by Wednesday.

Canonisation of Cardinal Newman Announced:
Pope Francis has announced that Blessed John Henry Newman will be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October 2019. This will take place alongside four others: Giuseppina Vannini, Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, Irmã Dulce Pontes and Marguerite Bays.

Remembering Blessed John Henry Newman:
Between Sunday 6th and Sunday 27th October 2019, St George's Cathedral in Southwark will be displaying a relic of Blessed John Henry Newman, who will be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October 2019. In addition, a Mass will be celebrated in honour of Newman's canonisation by Archbishop John Wilson on Sunday 27th October at 11.30 am.
kindly pray
for the peaceful repose of the soul of Patricia Corrine Gomez [“Connie”] whose funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 15th October at 1.15pm and also pray for Tony Zammit whose funeral Mass on 23rd October at 10am in St Mary’s Church, West Croydon. May they rest in peace.

Pray for the sick:
Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Agatha Lewis, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Gala Lobo and Ann Whitington.  
If you are sick at home and would like Holy Communion:
brought to you, please give your name, address and telephone number to Fr. Antony or Lesley Allan and a Eucharistic Minister will get in touch with you. Also, if you are aware of a parishioner who is housebound or ill please let us know. If you are in the hospital and wish to speak to a priest, please ask the staff to contact the Catholic Chaplain.
Migrant Help:
has been awarded funding from the Home Office to raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) among vulnerable EU citizens, and to assist with the application process.  EU citizens and their family members living in the UK need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. For further information please contact Migrant Help: | 01304 806732 |
Meet Fr Antony this week:
You can meet Fr Antony without an appointment on Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 12pm, and on Friday from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Christ the King Sixth Forms:
is seeking to appoint a new Chaplain. You will work at our St Mary’s site in Sidcup, for 27.5 hours per week for 40 weeks per year. As a Lay Chaplain you will play a vital role in helping to shape the experience and development of students on the site. You will have a keen interest in working with young people aged 16 – 19 and have the confidence to shape in their faith journey as well as lead wider opportunities for prayer and reflection. The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. A background in Education and/or Youth Ministry would be desirable. For details of how to apply and a job description please visit, Closing Date: Sunday 20th October 2019
Bible verse to remember:
Jesus said to the man, ‘Stand up and go on your way. Your faith has saved you.’ [Luke 17:19]

Want to Baptise your child?
1.     Complete the Baptism Application Form (either collect it from the Grotto Corner of the church or download it from the parish website)
2.     Make an appointment with Fr Antony and submit the completed form with evidence of Parents’ and God Parents’ religion. The evidence can be either their Baptism/Confirmation Certificates, certificate of marriage in the Catholic Church or a letter from their parish priest.
3.     Participate in the Baptism Preparation Course.
4.     Fix a date for the celebration of the sacrament of Baptism.
5.     Receive Baptism Certificate in any one of the following Sunday’s Mass.
Parish Mass Books:
will be introduced in our parish from December. These books contain the Order of the Holy Mass, many prayers and all readings of the Holy Week liturgy, Christmas and important feasts. Any suggestions, kindly bring it to Fr Antony.
Wedding Blessings:
Harin Karunakaran and Mary Sepamalai will celebrate their wedding here at Holy Cross on Friday 19th October.  As they become one in Christ, we pray for their happiness and more joy and blessings
Amoris Laetitia:
If you are interested in finding out more about what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and family life in the modern world, then you may find the document Amoris Laetitia, written by Pope Francis, worth a read. Follow the link below:

Parish Carol Service this year:
on Sunday 15th December at 4pm, in the church.

St Alban’s Cathedral:
will be our destination for Ecumenical pilgrimage next year!!!

Third Thursday Time:
Information about healthy living and a healthy meal this month, plus all our usual activities. All welcome, Thursday 17th 5.30-8.39
The Salvation Army, Catford:
invites us to take part in some "Community Carol Singing", on Saturday 14th Dec 2019 at 11am. We will be meeting on Catford Broadway to do some carol singing. It will not be a formal event, simply inviting the churches and community to sing some carols together. We have carol books on the day to hand out so no one should have to sing by memory. All welcome.

World Mission Sunday:
is next Sunday, 20th October. It will be a special day to pray for the poor parishes all over the world and to help them financially. There will be a second collection next weekend

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