Newsletter for Week starting on the 24th June 2018: St John the Baptist - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD

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Newsletter for Week starting on the 24th June 2018: St John the Baptist

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
OVERSEAS PROJECTS
Our Lady, help of Christians, Beulieu, Grenada
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
  www.ahoto.org
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR:
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
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
This weekend 4th   Sunday (23rd/24th June)
 6.30pm Denise Coutino, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
1) Vacant 2) Vacant P) Margaret Folkes
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah, Wendy Abiola Vacant.
1) Millie Lemonius, 2)Brendan Downton P Scouts / Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton, Mary Baldwin, Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
Next weekend  1st   Sunday (June 30th/1st July )
6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Vacant
1)      Malcolm Jones, 2) Eunice Conroy, P) Pat Barber
10am Iotha Lorde , Marigold Okor, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Shirine Sukhran, Rafel Skrzyp
1) Amos Kong,  2) Ben Travers  P) Kesia Palmer
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers
Emanuele Vitale, Errol Palmer
1) Ngozi Adedji 2) Lisa O’Hara   P) Vacant
FINANCE    £ 1276.50 Day for Life £120.50       Many Thanks

Sat       6.30 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
Sun      Birth of John the Baptist
            (23rd/24th June)
           10.00 Tom Kilcoyne RIP
           11.30 TG Marriage of Theresa & Timothy
           11.30 Welcome Beatrix Edwards
                                      Nathaniel Canelle
           12.30 Baptism   Beatrix Edwards
                                      Nathaniel Canelle
Mon     9.15 Joseph & Bridget Green RIP (Green)
            9.40 Rosary
Tue       9.15 James Gallagher RIP (Gallagher)
            9.40 Rosary
Wed     St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Doctor   
            of the Church
            8.50 Rosary
            9.15 Sheila Dunn (Yhip)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    St Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr
            9.15 John Baptiste Thomas RIP
            9.40 Rosary
Fri         St Peter & St Paul
            9.15 Rosa Candita Simpkins RIP
                    (Simpkins family)
            12.30 Funeral Mass Thelma Green RIP
            7pm Holy Souls RIP
Sat        6.30 pm Mary Rita RIP (Justin)
Sun      13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
           (30th June/1st July)
           10.00 Florence Walton (Yhip)
           11.30 Thanksgiving (Kaddu)
St Peter & St Paul
Please note that this coming Friday (29th June) is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a 9.15 Mass and a 7pm Mass instead of the usual 8pm Mass. There is also a funeral at 12.30. There will be no exposition on Friday evening.
DECEASED
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Vittorio Vitale who has died.
The funeral will be on Friday 13 July in Holy cross church at 12.30pm and burial at 2pm Hither Green cemetery.
Thelma Green’s funeral will be here on Friday 29th June at 12.30pm. May they rest in peace
SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES
This Sunday- PEACE WALK
Sunday 24th June 2018
Starts at the Sivan Temple at 2pm Clarendon Rise (behind Nando’s)
Next Sunday – 1st July
Annual memorial service
3pm Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane.
The service remembers all those people of the borough of Lewisham who have passed away. All welcome.
Then at 6pm there will be an Ecumenical service at holy cross followed by refreshments in the hall.

ATTENTION SPONSORED WALKERS
Please bring your completed forms and any donations on the day and refer to the guidance given with the sponsor forms.
It’s still not too late to register for the walk NEXT Saturday.
10.00am start from Greenwich Bandstand. Please ensure that you collect a Sponsor form register after the Masses this weekend. If you're not walking then sponsor a walker-Fr Doug's sponsor form can be found at the back of church.
If you can offer food and refreshments to the celebrations in Hartley Hall afterwards please let the office know"         
YSVP MEETING
Thank you to 14 young people who attended the pizza evening. The next meeting will be on Monday 25th June (Tommorrow) at 7pm in Hartley Hall.
ANOINTING MASS
There will be an Anointing Mass here at 3pm on Saturday 14th July followed by refreshments in the hall afterwards. More details next week.
DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING
…and that is exactly what they did! Well done to the TTT group who facilitated a Morris dancing workshop in the parish car park. There were lots of newcomers and even the neighbours were curious. You are bearing fruit!
If you want to know more about this group please email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com
CATECHISTS GET TOGETHER.
All Catechists are invited to the annual get together on 16th July. Do you help with Children’s Liturgy, the Baptism Programme, First Communion, Confirmation, RCIA? Then save the date and come along. If you are at the School Leaver’s Production come along afterwards.
This will be our last chance to meet together as a group of Catechists with Fr Doug
THE REPOSITORY SHOP
…will be closed for a while during church alterations.
If you wish to purchase a Catholic newspaper or magazine please ask the Mass Stewards – Phil, Joe or John.

Parish Census
Next week-end you will be invited to complete a census form for yourself and your family members. We are hoping that the majority of parishioners will do this online, and instructions about doing this will be available next week. Parishioners will receive a paper version of the Census form to see what information is being requested. This can be completed and handed to the welcomers at the back of the church for those of you not completing the form online. In addition to helpers who will be available to give information and practical assistance, there will be some laptops and helpers in Hartley Hall after each of the Masses for the next 2 week-ends. Arrangements are also being made to come along to the Diamond Club over the next few weeks and enter census details for members from Holy Cross Parish.
Finally KEEP CALM, the Census process will continue during July and we hope to let you know how it’s going through the Newsletter. (About 800 people come to Mass each week, so we will have a figure to aim at!)

READERS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
New Rota’s will start from next week. There are still a number of vacancies especially for the 11.30am Mass. If you would like to offer yourself for one of these Ministries please give the Parish Office your details.
DAY OF RECOLLECTION 7TH JULY 10AM - 3PM
If you have never spent a few hours in recollection, the Day for Catechists at the Convent Belmont Hill is well worth doing. If you are interested contact Forest Hill Parish
1950’S CHARITY NIGHT
A 1950’s Charity Night will be taking place on Saturday 30th June 7-10pm at Ted Ray Scout Hall, Springbank Road. Live DJ & snacks provided. £5 per ticket & all proceeds go to Mind. Bring your own drinks.For tickets call Verity on 07878097674.
RETIRING COLLECTIONS
29th June Peter’s Pence
8th July – Sea Sunday


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