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Newsletter for Week starting on the 19th May 2019 : 5th Sunday of Easter

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLYCROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                       
208 Sangley Road
Catford,
London, SE6 2JS
Tel : 020 8698 3672

Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Parish Priest
antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk
Parish email : catford@rcaos.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Parish mobile:  07367 426492

Please join
 
Rosary:
 
Mon Tues Thurs 9.40am  / Wed 8.50am
 
Chaplet of Divine  Mercy:  Wed 9.40am
 
Parish Surgery  Fri 6 pm
 
Confessions: Sat 6 pm
     
Parish Diary
 
Next Baptism Course:  25th May
 
Altar Servers Club 29th  June 3-4pm
 
Parish Contacts
 
FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE
 
Holy Cross Bookshop
 
4 Brownhill Road, Catford
 
Tel: 020 8461 0896
 
www.holycrossbooks.co.uk
 
 
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL [020 8698 2675]
 
Executive  Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins    
 
Head  of School: Miss Giovanna Finaldi
 
http://www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk/
 
 
St Vincent De Paul     07835 188411
 
Safeguarding  Line   07598 524024
 
Third Thursday Time  TTT
 
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com
 
 
Hartley Hall - Parish Community Centre
 
Culverley Road, SE6  2LD
 
Email hartleyhall@holycross-catford.org.uk
 
Finance: Loose  £1,036.50   SO: £503.00

                        Confirmation: Congratulations to the Confirmation Candidates who celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday.  Please remember them in your prayers:
Aaron Bastien, Alisha Dee, Benjamin Travers, Chimere Ukandu, Chloe Corcoran, Elena Finaldi, Elise Oliver, Farah Afful, Francis Hubbard, Giuliano Ghezzi, Ijeoma Ejoh, Joshlyn Evans, Justin Onongaya, Kezia Palmer, Kieran Corcoran, Marley Bascombe, Melvin Jenis, Michael Raymond, Naomi Vijayakumar, Ngozi Onagi, Nicole Joyce-Stoute, Noreen Fernandes, Olayinka Onetufo, Paola Finaldi, Ronald Jeyachandra and Tobey Ichoku
A Big Thank You to our team of catechists, who have given up their time to help the children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Thank you J.
THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the "sacraments of Christian initiation," whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. For "by the sacrament of Confirmation”, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed [CCC1285].
Many thanks dear Bishop Patrick Lynch  for your Pastoral Visit to our Parish

Patrick Lynch was born on 27th April 1947 in Cork City, Ireland.
On leaving secondary school he entered the novitiate of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Cootehill, Co. Cavan and made a profession of temporary vows in August 1965.
He studied Philosophy and theology in the United States at the seminary run by the order. He graduated with an M.A. in theology from Augustinian College, Washington, D.C. in 1971. A short period teaching followed in the United States after which he returned to Ireland to be ordained a priest in July 1972. In 1992 he was elected provincial of the Irish -English province of the Congregation. In the course of his six years as provincial he came in contact with the international dimension of the Congregation in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
He completed his term as provincial in 1998 and came to the Archdiocese of Southwark. His ministry and involvement there with many different migrant communities led to his appointment to the mission commission of the Congregation in the year 2000. Since 2000 he has served as Episcopal Vicar for religious within the Archdiocese. In 2003 he was appointed parish priest of St.Chad's, South Norwood.
He was ordained by Archbishop Kevin McDonald on 14th February 2006.
Bishop Patrick Lynch SS CC has responsibility for the South East pastoral area of the Diocese. Many thanks again for your visit.
We thank Bishop Nazarene Soosai of Kottar, India, for visiting our parish.
Fr John Mulligan’s Memorial Mass will be on June 22nd, 6.30pm (the Feast of Corpus Christi). If you would like to take part in the music for this celebration, please come along to choir practice in the church this Thursday 30th May.
Second Collection: Last week £218.40 was raised for  Ecclesiastical Education. Thank you.

Members of the Legion of Mary are visitng us from Ireland.  They will be able to visit our families from 29th June until 6th July.  If you are able to accommodate anyone during their mission in Holy Cross, Catford, please contact Fr Antony.
Pray for the sick: Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Fidelis D’Mello, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Clifford Aristide, Agatha Lewis and Ann Whittington.  To include anyone’s name, kindly contact  Lesley Allen.
Calling all Holy Cross Parishoners
Tai Chi Cha Cha- A series of seated dance classes,  May, 23 May, 30th May, 6th June for those over 60 in Hartley Hall, 1-2 pm free.
May 23, Dementia awareness session 8-9pm in Hartley Hall, open to everyone, come and find out more. This is offered as part of Dementia awareness week.
Plant Sale and Bring and Buy Sale -  Tuesday 4th  June, 10am -2.30pm In Hartley Hall.
Quiz night- “Bring Me Sunshine” Quiz night- Thursday , 6th June 7pm for 7.30pm start, cost £8 including a buffet supper.
Italian day- Bring Me Sunshine- Friday 21 June 11-3, For over 60s, lunch and entertainment, Free
To register please contact lesleyaallen@btopenworld.com or contact 07729785843
Invitation
Nicholas Wibberley and his wife Rachael warmly invite members of the Holy Cross Parish to attend the opening of their new funeral directors on Beckenham High Street. Their chapel of rest will be dedicated in a special ceremony by Bishop Patrick Lynch to the memory of Fr John Mulligan and named ‘The Mulligan Chapel’. There will also be horses, doves, finger food and prosecco. They are having an open shop on Saturday 1st June from 10am to 2pm, with the opening and dedication ceremony taking place at 12:30pm. All welcome, please come!


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