Newsletter for Week starting on the 17th February 2019 :6th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 17th February 2019 :6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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16th/17th  February 2019
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
Monday-Friday: 9.15am
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
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St Vincent De Paul Number
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 3rd  Sunday ( 16/17 February)
 6.30pm Pat Healy, Chris Joyce, Bridgette Laing.
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Rueben Gabriel P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Francisca Dunbar, Marco Munoz, Marian Perez, Elena Travers, Gwen Williams.
1) Gillian Yhip 2) Christine Ukah P)Bina Augustin
11.30am Tina Ibe, Bernadette Jayachandra, Phil Loughnane, Paul Njoku, vacant.
1) Ronald Jayachandra, 2) Mervlyn Clark 3) Brian Thevathas
Next weekend 4th  Sunday (23/24 February )
6.30pm Neville Fernandes, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram.
1) Brendan Downton, 2) Isabella Van Schslwyk,P)Margaret Folkes
10am Wendy Abiola, Dilys Grant , Sam Jayakaram, Shirley Lench, Phil Umerah.
1) Millie Lemonius 2) Ijoeme Agbonye P) Cath Sanderson
11.30 Frank Afful, Kate Middleton, John Ogunbadawa, Vera Onongaya, Vacant
1) Petrina Douglas, 2) Rosa Candita-Simpkins P) Thara Ajanaku
FINANCE     Loose £ 724.66    Standing orders £503
Many Thanks
Sat        6.30 pm Julian Fernando R.I.P.
Sun      6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
           10.00 Patrick Doyle R.I.P.
           11.30 People of the parish     
Mon     9.15 Rita Marias R.I.P.
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 No Mass intension received
           9.40 Rosary
Wed    8.50 Rosary
9.15 No Mass intension received
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Lorena R.I.P.
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30 pm Adoration
           The Chair of St Peter the Apostle
8pm No Mass intension received
Sat       6.30 Francesca Candita Simpkins R.I.P.
Sun      7th Sunday in Ordinary Time          
           10.00 Mary Monaghan R.I.P.
           11.30 People of the parish
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, Elizabeth Marie Forde,  Eileen Embury, John Fish,  Audrey Fitzsimmons, 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, ,  Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai,  Jean Scott, Irene Stone, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey, Ann Whitington,
Please remember Rex Phillips, one of our housebound parishioners who has died.
May he rest in peace.
As part of our Baptism and Christian heritage we all have a responsibility to welcome the stranger and offer hospitality. If you are a welcomer or have thought about finding out about the Ministry of Welcome, please note the date, Saturday 2nd March, 10am - 2.30pm Hartley Hall. There will be a formation/training day for all those interested. The day will be of interest to all involved in sacramental preparation and outreach within our community. If you cannot make the whole day come for part of it. For more details see the Posters in the entrances, or take a flier from one of our Welcomers at the end of Mass.
Mary Baldwin our parish Secretary has had to resign from her post because of her personal commitments. We have no one in the parish office at the moment so if you wish to make contact please email or leave a phone message. In the short term we will look for some volunteer coverage during the week. If you feel you can help do please speak to Fr. Antony.

A very successful day for Readers was held last week with twenty of our readers. A period of Eucharistic exposition and adoration set the scene followed by a stimulating presentation on the ministry of Reader by Piero Finaldi. Rob Dunbar is the co-ordinator for all readers and he should be contacted if are interested in undertaking training / formation to be a reader.
The next two events in the Deanery Spiritual Pilgrimage is a follow up to the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, at Our Lady and St Philip Neri, Sydenham, on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity to meet with others from across the deanery after the presentation over refreshments.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee are holding a men's morning event especially March 16th   10.30 am to 12.30 pm “Men as spiritual Leaders.” The morning will link to some of the output from the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress held in Liverpool in September last year.
Join the Catholic Mothers Apostolate study group every Thursday 10.30 am-12 pm in the Diamond Room. This year the group will have the opportunity to spend some time studying Humane Vitae. The key message of this document is understanding the inseparable dependency of authentic love and truth in human relationships. This is Pope Paul VI’s long-awaited and 'controversial' encyclical explaining the beauty of marriage and the sanctity of human life within that bond. This study is important because it addresses many questions modern Catholics have battled in today's culture dealing with human love in relationships. It is an important topic to discuss and a great resource in understanding why the Church so strongly guides us towards honouring our dignity within intimate relationships and God's very hand in procreation. Email us at for more info or just turn up on the day!
There is a collection to support the work of the Catholic Church to promote racial justice in our schools, parishes and in the wider society.
The Parish Council meets on Tuesday 26th February at 8pm, when members will look at plans for Lent and the coming year and see how we can continue to make Holy Cross more responsive to the needs of our parish and local community.
KENDAL HOLIDAY near the Lake District with excursions on Lake Windermere, Blackpool and Gretna Green on 10th -15th June 2019 from Hartley Hall, Cost £450. There are a few twin and double rooms and single rooms with supplement still available. For more information contact Lesley Allen 07729785843

ARE YOU 60 + Come and experience a Irish holiday type experience (holidays at home) on the 25 and 26 February 11-4 at the Irish centre Davenport Rd, Rushey Green. Experience Irish music,dancing food and culture.
Please let Lesley know for catering purposes.
The prophet Jeremiah minces no words in today’s first reading: “Thus says the LORD: Cursed is the one who trusts in human beings ... whose heart turns away from the LORD.” And the prophet’s “beatitude” resembles that of Jesus’ teaching in today’s Gospel reading when he proclaims: “Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD.” Good stewards understand that what the world values is not consistent with Gospel values. They realize that God has placed in their midst all the gifts, charisms, and resources needed to bring Christ to a world desperately in need of his loving presence. But to exercise good stewardship over God’s gifts takes a great deal of trust. How does our stewardship reflect our trust in the Lord? What did we do today to give others hope in Christ Jesus?
There are brown envelopes available in the church to request for Masses for your loved ones anniversaries, birthdays, get well wishes, exam success and thanksgiving.
FLAME: It the biggest Catholic youth event in the UK with Music festival, symposium, reflection etc. Parish encourages young people of 18-25 years to participate in it. Parish will sponsor the tickets. If anyone is interested please contact a priest or parish office.
Bible Verse to Remember: Rejoice and be glad:
your reward will be great in heaven[Luke 6:23].

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