Newsletter for Week starting on the 18th November 2018:33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 18th November 2018:33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

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17th/18th  November
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-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
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
Email :
Website :
St Vincent De Paul Number
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 3rd  Sunday ( 17th/18th Nov )
 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) Ronald Jeyachandra, 2nd  Merlyn Clark, P Brian Trevathas.
Next weekend 4th Sunday (23rd /24th Nov)
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 Scouts / Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton,  Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya, Victor Santhiapillai
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
FINANCE    £ 1274.50.        Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Mary Clara Thuraisingham RIP
Sun      33rd Sunday of the Year
           10.00 People of the Parish   
           11.30 Patrick Hanlon RIP
           11.30 Welcome Ifechi Kalu
           12.30 Baptism  Ifechi Kalu
Mon    9.15 Mary Holland RIP (F)
9.40 Rosary
           12.00 Funeral Mass for Joan Lee RIP            
Tue      9.15 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     Presentation of the Blessed Virgin
           8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP           
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   St Cecilia
           9.15 Theresa Green RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Fri       7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed   
           8pm Francesca C Simpkins RIP
Sat       6.30 Mary Hartley RIP (F)
Sun     Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King
           10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP
           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, Eileen Embury Elizabeth Marie Forde,   Elizabeth Goba, Audrey Fitzsimmons, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall,  Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy,   Florence Nosegbe,  Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin,  Marie Obiamiwe, 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,
“Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred… Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged, the vulnerable infirm and elderly exposed to covert euthanasia, the victims of human trafficking, new forms of slavery, and every form of rejection”. Pope Francis in Gaudete et Exsultate (no 101)
Tuesday 4th December 8pm Upper room - Hartley Hall.
There will be a memorial Mass for Fr John Mulligan here on Sunday 27th January at 5pm.
The funeral of Joan Lee will be here on Monday 19th November at 12 noon.
May she rest in peace.
Please note there is a 9.15 Mass on that morning.
Please be aware that 7 parishioners got parking tickets last Sunday morning during the 10am Mass. Lewisham parking will not give us details why. Each person has to contact them individually (the contact details are on your tickets). We would welcome feedback so we can make you aware of any additional restrictions.
If you have not submitted your contact form to the parish office then please treat this as urgent. The deadline was last Sunday (11th November).
The signing in sheets for your service project sessions are in the contact corner titled ‘Apostolic signing sheet’ Many Thanks….
If you wish to have your baby baptised then please complete an application form for the preparation course and attach a COPY of the child’s BIRTH CERT and a COPY of your own Baptism certificate and submit it to the parish office.
Stewardship Reflection.
How would you spend your day if you knew it was the last day you would spend on earth? Undoubtedly, it would not be a normal day. The point of today’s Gospel reading is that the end-time is always imminent. The good steward remains prayerfully alert, ready to give an accounting; and living each day in the awareness of the coming judgment and salvation. How do we exercise stewardship over our daily lives? Are we prepared to give an accounting? How will we allow Christ to work in and through us to prepare for the reconciliation of the heavens and the earth?
There is no parent & toddler group on Monday (19th November)
TTT - A Big Thank You
A huge thank you to all who voted for TTT at the Catford Local Assembly last week - we were successful! We have also been selected to receive funds from the co-op community fund. We would be very grateful if you would sign in to your membership at or telephone 0800 023 4708 with your card number and select us as your chosen cause, as this will result in a larger amount available to pay for  activities in the group. Thank you.
Sadly the Catford connects project for older people was not successful this time.
on Thursday, Nov 22nd 7pm arrival for 7.30 start, cost £7.  
Come on your own or book a table of 8. Must reserve a place in advance as numbers are limited. Contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843, or Lesley Allen or Jenny from UCM
All proceeds towards UCM charities and the housebound and Diamond New Year’s luncheon.
Proceeds towards TTT group and Diamond club.
Proceeds toward the Diamond and housebound New Year’s lunch.
Especially with flowers. Please speak to Fr Antony if you can assist.

performed and donated by the longstanding concert party the Utopians on Thursday the 13th December 7.30 in Hartley hall, cost £5. Tickets will be available after mass on the 24th November or from the office, or TTT members.
The Diamond club with guest stall holders the Young catholic mothers are hosting a mini Christmas fair on Tuesday 4th December 11- 3.30, fancy goods, nearly new, cake, home crafts and raffles, Massage and manicures. Plenty for all ages.

on Monday 19th November to arrange coffee morning and youth Christmas dinner.
Upper room of Hartley Hall at 7-8pm. Parents/carers must pick up at 8pm, unless prior arrangements have been made with the YSVP adult leaders. Look forward to seeing you all there!
Especially with flowers. Please speak to Fr Antony if you can assist.

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