Newsletter for Week starting on the 25th November 2018 :Christ the King - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 25th November 2018 :Christ the King

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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
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
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Website :
St Vincent De Paul Number
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 4th   Sunday (24th/25th Nov)
 6.30pm Neville Fernandes, 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) Ijeome Agbonye P  Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton, Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya, Victor Santhiapillai
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Thara Ajanaku
Next weekend  1st   Sunday (1st/2nd Dec)
6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Vacant
1)      Malcolm Jones, 2) Eunice Conroy, P) Christina Savanmutti
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    £ £854.38 plus £503 standing orders
Total £1357.38        Many Thanks
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              
Mon     9.15 Mr Gnanakumar
            9.40 Rosary
Tue       9.15 Bridget Woods RIP (Lewis)
            9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
            9.15 Theresa Green RIP
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Theresa Green RIP
            9.40 Rosary
Fri         St Andrew, Apostle Patron of Scotland
            9.15 Alice Maristella RIP
            Followed by Exposition and Benediction
Sat        6.30 pm Mary Monaghan RIP
Sun     1st Sunday of Advent            
           10.00 Tom & Brendan Kilcoyne 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, Elizabeth Marie Forde,  Eileen Embury, 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,  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,
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.
The Filipino Community is going to decorate our church for Christmas on the 16th of December, Sunday, at 3pm. All Filipinos are welcome to help our parish and to have a Christmas celebration in the Hartley Hall afterwards.
There will be a memorial Mass for Fr John Mulligan here on Sunday 27th January at 5pm.
Tuesday 4th December 8pm Upstairs in the Hall
This weekend-Catholic Youth Services
(10.30AM TO 4PM)
The Catholic Centre of Formation is glad to host a new MC training day on the Advent and Christmas liturgies with Southwark Paul Moynihan, one of the most experienced MCs in the UK.
Practical advice, hints and tips to improve quality of serving.
An introduction to some new resources.
Some thoughts on the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Contact Fr Antony if you want to participate.
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. Proceeds toward the Diamond and housebound New Year’s lunch.

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT on Thursday the 13th December 7.30pm in Hartley hall, cost £5. Tickets will be available after mass on the
24th November or from the office, or TTT members. Proceeds towards TTT group and Diamond club.

Gospel reflection on Stewardship
In today’s Gospel, arguably the most important exchange in all of literature, Pilate asks Jesus: “What have you done?” Jesus replies that he testifies to the truth. In the second reading we are reminded of the essence of that truth: Christ, ruler of all, loves us, frees us from sin, makes us a new kingdom. As we approach the Advent season, this week would be a good time to reflect on the question: What have we done in our daily lives, in our actions, words, private prayer, and in our interaction with others, to testify that Jesus is Lord?
St Laurence’s Ecumenical Advent Carol Service takes place at 6pm December 2nd, followed by refreshments. All members of Holy Cross will be very welcome. Fr Antony will also be participating in the liturgy!
…to everybody who supported the quiz night. The £350 raised will go towards UCM charities and pay for the New Year’s
Lunch for the housebound…
Spiritual preparation during Advent
Advent derives from the Latin adventus meaning ‘arrival’ or ‘approach’. For thousands of years the world waited for the coming of the Messiah to redeem and to save the human race, restoring mankind’s relationship to God. We, too, experience this same longing for the coming of Christ. Spiritually, we long for the coming of Christ into our hearts as the Holy Spirit draws us into ever deepening relationship with Him; we also long for Christ in his Second Coming.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: In our parish, every week we have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Confession from 6pm before the evening Mass on Saturdays.
Also, two days in this Advent we will have special liturgy to prepare for Confessions; and priests from other parishes will be available for hearing Confessions.
8th December at 10am [for the Holy Communion Children, their parents and for others], and 21st December at 7pm for everyone.

Special Fridays during Advent: In this season of Advent, we shall Mass at 9.15am followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction. Each week there will be special themes for reflection:
7th December: The Patriarchs and Prophets
14th December: John the Baptist
21st December: The Virgin Mary
      All are welcome.
Please pray for Mary Butcher who died on 20th November 2018, aged 94yrs. In Ipswich.
Mary had been a parishioner for 60years. Her late husband was organist for 25 years until his death in 1963. Mary and Les helped set up the Catford C.F.M groups at Holy Cross. May she rest in Peace.
Jesus is not a King according to earthly ways…His reign is not to command, but to obey the Father, to give himself over to the Father, so that his plan of love and salvation may be brought to fulfilment”- Pope Francis.
Bible Verse to Remember: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven [Matthew 5:16].

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