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Newsletter for Week starting on the 15th July 2018 :15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
     
                                                                     
 
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
MASS TIMES
Monday-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
HARTLEY HALL
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana
www.ahoto.org
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR:
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : info@holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number   07835188411
Safeguarding Line       07598524024
Special Ministers of Holy Communion & Readers
This weekend 3rd  Sunday (14th/15th July)
 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 Christine Ukah, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Vacant, Vacant, Bernadette Jeyachandra,  Phil Loughnane, Paul Njoku.
1)                     , 2nd  Merlyn Clark, P Brian Trevathas.
Next weekend 4th Sunday ( 22nd/23rd July)
6.30pm Vacant, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
1) Brendan Downton 2) Isabella Van Schslwyk  P) Margaret Folkes
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah, Wendy Abiola, Sam Jayakaram
1) Millie Lemonius, 2)Mase Okor, P Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton, Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya, Victor Santhiapillai
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
FINANCE    £1247.50 Apostleship of the Sea £134.60         Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Alaistair Pitblado RIP (UCM)
           6.30 Welcome Lotanna & Tania Ajuonuma
Sun      15th Sunday of the Year (14th/15th July)
           10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
           11.30 Ignatius Cullen RIP            
           11.30 Welcome Ava Manoranjan
           12.30 Baptism   Ava Manoranjan
Mon    1pm Funeral Jean Briggs RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Tue      9.15 Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Funeral Tony Whitaker
           7pm Leaver’s Mass
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Adel Briones - Catapang RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Fri       7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
           8pm Fr Doug
Sat       6.30 Mina Bernardi RIP
Sun     16th Sunday of Ordinary Time
            (21st/22nd July)
           10.00 Laura Nurse TG (Williams)
           11.30 Margaret Laughrey RIP (Lewis)
           12.30 Baptism Lotanna & Tania Ajuonuma
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 Elizabeth Marie Forde,   Elizabeth Goba, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall,  Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy,   Florence Nosegbe,  Calvin & Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin,  Marie Obiamiwe, Charity Oparaji, Josephine Patterson, Rex Phillips, Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai, Viveca Simmons, Irene Stone, Bridget Sullivan, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey,   Ann Whitington, Dennis Williams
DECEASED
Please pray for the repose of Tony Whitaker who has died. The funeral of Jean Briggs will be on Monday 16th July at 1 O’clock.
May they rest in peace.
PILGRIMS TO LOURDES
There will be an information evening and a chance to get to know other pilgrims travelling together in September in Hartley hall on Friday the 20th July at 8 pm for all those coming to Lourdes with the parish.
You should be receiving a letter from Tangney Tours within the next week or so requesting the balance of the pilgrimage be paid. Any enquiries contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843
SPONSORED WALKERS
Can you please return sponsor money and forms to either Gwen, Lesley or Kath OR the Parish Office by 15th July. Many Thanks
THE NIGERIAN COMMUNITY
…in Holy Cross Parish would like to meet in Hartley Hall after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 22nd July for cup of tea and a chat! Save the date!
PARISH CENSUS UPDATE
Apologies for the problems some of you had last weekend logging into the Registration page of the Parish Website to complete the Census form. The bug affecting that page is now fixed and normal service is resumed!
Please make sure that you and all of your family are registered. Encourage friends and fellow parishioners to complete the census as well. It is easier to do so online.
You still have the option of completing a paper version of the Census and returning to Fr Doug or one of the Ushers at the end of Mass.
During the week a good number of the Diamond Club completed the census form and this has now increased the number of forms completed to over 100 up from 54 last week. So keep up the good work we have nearly 800 attending Mass each week so that is our first target but we still have some way to go.
If there is someone you know who is housebound perhaps you can drop off a census form to them and help them complete it and return it to the parish.
REMINDER FOR ALL CATECHISTS
Our annual get together of Catechists is on Monday 16th July from 7.30pm, ln Hartley Hall.. Do you help with Children’s Liturgy, The Baptism Programme, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA, or any other Catechesis in the parish? If you are at the School Leavers Production please join us afterwards.
This will be our last chance to meet together as a group of Catechists with Fr Doug.
BISHOP PAUL
It was as been announced on Monday 9th July that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Mason as the next Bishop of the Forces. Bishop Paul was ordained as a Bishop in May 2016, and appointed to be an Auxiliary Bishop in the diocese.
REMINDER
If you are a Reader or Extraordinary Minister, the new Rota is now in place, please check one of the copies at each entrance.
DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
6TH OCTOBER
The Annual Lewisham Deanery Day of Recollection for Special Ministers will take place at Good Shepherd Downham on Saturday   6th October from 10.00am -12.00, with Refreshments from 9.30am. Special Ministers are reminded that when they renew their commitment at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday they promise to attend a Day of Recollection in the coming 12 months.
THIRD THURSDAY TIME  TTT
...Is this Thursday, 5.30-8.30 at Hartley Hall. You, and your friends, are ALL welcome to join us for a relaxing evening in friendly company.
This month: quiet space, arts and crafts, board games, singing, cafe with drinks and snacks PLUS yoga between 5.30 and 6.15 and, back following popular demand, a BINGO session!
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of July 14/15, 2018
In his letter to the Ephesian community, St. Paul teaches that God, the Father, has established a divine plan to bring all of creation to Christ and that He has blessed us with the divine gifts to help implement that plan. Christian stewards know what their gifts are and remain committed to using them in the service of the Lord. Do we know what our gifts are? Do we believe that God has given us these gifts? Are we committed to using our gifts to serve the Lord?


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