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Newsletter for Week starting on the 24th February 2019 : 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLYCROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                        
208 Sangley Road
Catford,
London, SE6 2JS

Fr Antony Megalan
Parish Priest
antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk
Tel : 0208 698 3672
catford@rcaos.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Parish Mobile: 07367426492
HARTLEY HALL
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL 020 8698 2675
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
 
   
Please join
 
Rosary:
 
Mon,  Tues, Thurs: 9.40am, Wed 8.50am
 
Divine Mercy:  Wed 9.40am.
     
 
Adoration:  Fri 7.30pm.
 
 
Confessions:  Sat 6pm  
 
 
Parish  Surgery:  Friday 6pm
 
     
Parish Diary
 
26th Feb  – Parish Council meeting
 
1st March  – Deanery Spiritual pilgrimage Sydenham
 
2nd March-Welcome  Ministry Holy Cross
 
Ash Wednesday: 6th  March
 
Palm Sunday: 14th  April
 
Good Friday: 19th  April
 
Easter Vigil: 20th  April 8pm
 
Easter: 21st  April
 
Holy Communion:11th  May
 
Bishop Pat ‘s visit:  17-19 May
 
Confirmation: 18 May
 
 
Finance:  Loose: £ 703.Standing orders: £503
 
 
PARISH OFFICE
The whole parish extends its gratitude to Mary Baldwin for all her hard work and dedication in the Parish Office and Hartley Hall for the last 11 years. We thank her for her friendship and we will continue keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers.
REFLECTION.
In today’s Gospel reading Jesus urges his listeners to “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” He also offers several examples of putting mercy into action. Listeners can then reason their way into how to put the values of the Gospel reflected in these imperatives into practice in other situations. Good stewards look for opportunities to exercise God’s mercy toward others. They realize that, in doing so, their own experience of God’s mercy not only becomes more profound, but affirms their hope of seeing the Lord face-to-face one day. How have we experienced God’s mercy in our lives? How might our thinking, attitudes, words and actions reflect God’s mercy on someone else today?
LEWISHAM DEANERY SPIRITUAL PILGRIMAGE
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.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CATECHISTS
An introduction to a new First Holy Communion resource, I Want to Make My Home in You, led by Sr Hyacinthe Defos du Rau OP (translator and catechist) and Margaret Wickware (who has developed a family catechetical approach using this resource). BYO lunch. Books available for purchase Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:30 AM  3:00 PM Centre for Catholic Formation 21 Tooting
Bec Road London, SW17 8BS  
   
R.I.P. Please pray for Bridget Sullivan  whose funeral liturgy will be on Friday [1st March] at Hither Green Cemetery at 11.00am. May she rest in  peace.
 
 
Ash Wednesday: If you have your palms from last year please bring them  to the sacristy so that they can be burnt to make ash for Ash Wednesday
 
 
WOMENS’ WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
The ecumenical World day of prayer service  celebrating the women of Slovenia is to be held at St Laurence church on  Friday the 1st March commencing at 11am with tea and biscuits followed by the  service at 11.30 am, all are welcome.
 
 
PARISH COUNCIL
 
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.
 
 
HOLIDAYS AT HOME COMMUNITY PROJECT. Come along if you wish to volunteer for “Bring Me Sunshine”. Volunteer launch evening Come along if you wish to volunteer for “Bring Me Sunshine” Holidays at Home Community Project Thursday 14th March 7-9pm Hartley Hall. Offering 12 events across the year for older adults across 3 venues, Hartley Hall, St. Andrew’s Church, Brownhill Baptist Church, The evening will consist of a Dementia Friends awareness session and a presentation about the project over a glass of wine and nibbles. For more information contact Lesleyaallen@btopenworld.com or telephone 07729785843
ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) COFFEE MORNING
The  St Vincent de Paul Society founded in France in 1833, is an international Christian voluntary organisation, providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need.  Our Holy Cross Parish SVP groups, (Adult group, Youth SVP, and Mini Vinnies) are all volunteers, aiming where we can to provide practical help, friendship and support.   We are entirely dependant on donations.  To boost our funds we have a second collection after all Masses on the weekend of 9th/10th March, and we have a coffee morning after the 10 am Mass on Sunday 10th March. Please do come to support us, gain information about SVP, learn how you might help - and enjoy homemade cake.
MINISTRY OF WELCOME
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.
R.I.P. Please pray for Bridget Sullivan  whose funeral liturgy will be on Friday [1st March] at Hither Green Cemetery at 11.00am. May she rest in  peace.
 
 
Ash Wednesday: If you have your palms from last year please bring them  to the sacristy so that they can be burnt to make ash for Ash Wednesday
 
 
WOMENS’ WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
The ecumenical World day of prayer service  celebrating the women of Slovenia is to be held at St Laurence church on  Friday the 1st March commencing at 11am with tea and biscuits followed by the  service at 11.30 am, all are welcome.
 
 
PARISH COUNCIL
 
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.
 
All it takes is one good personto restore HOPE.    Pope Francis


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