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Newsletter for Week starting on the 26th August 2018 :21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
     
                                                                     
 
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: catford@rcaos.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
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: catford@rcaos.org.uk
TWINNING 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: catford@rcaos.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 1st Sunday (25th/26th August )
 6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Neville Fernandes
1) Malcolm Jones 2) Eunice Conroy P) Pat Barber
10am Iotha Lorde, Marigold Okor, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Shirine Sukran, Rafel Skrzyp
1) Amos Kong 2) Ben Travers P) Rob Dunbar
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers, Emanuele Vitale, Franck Anguibi
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Lisa O’Hara 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd  Sunday (1st/2nd Sept )
6.30pm Myra Hannon, Mariam Philomin, Prema Louth.
1) UCM, 2) UCM, P) UCM
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Ossie Folkes, Cyril Mbaeri, Ray Williams.
1) Kimberley Kong, 2) Ashley Lench P)Christina S
11.30 Jerome, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE    £1163.00        Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Walter Samson RIP
Sun     21st Sunday of Ordinary Time
                  (25th/26th August)
           10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
           11.30 Fr Doug TG (UCM)
            Welcome Conor Gleeson
                             Ronan Gleeson
            Baptism   Conor Gleeson
                             Ronan Gleeson  
Mon     St Monica
           10am Franck Anguibi and Family            
Tue     St Augustine. Bishop. Doctor of the
           Church
           9.15 Funeral Mass for Teresa O’Reilly RIP          
Wed    The Passion of St John the Baptist
9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   Sts Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line,
           Margaret Ward, Martyrs.
           9.15 John Hughes RIP (Lewis)            
Fri        St Aidan, Bishop and Saints of Lindisfarne
           7.30 Exposition
           8pm Special Intention
Sat       6.30 Mr & Mrs Marianagam’s 60th wedding
Sun    22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
           10.00 John Hughes RIP (Lewis)
           11.30 TG Suscshan & Saathvika Rajendram            
DECEASED
Teresa O’Reilly’s funeral will be here on Tuesday 28th August at 9.15am. May she rest in peace
SVP KERALA FLOOD APPEAL
Following the devastating Floods in Kerala, India, the SVP will hold a fund raising appeal next weekend (1st & 2nd September) in support of the relief effort.  There will be a retiring collection at the end of each Mass and a coffee morning and cake sale following the 10am Mass on Sunday.”
CAN YOU HELP?
Do you operate “In design” software on your computer and if so could you spare some time to help me in editing some documents that I have been working on for the diocese?
Fr Doug
PLEASE NOTE
There is a new parish email address with immediate effect. It is catford@rcaos.org.uk
Please amend your records. Many Thanks.
CATHOLIC PAPERS
There will be a 20p increase in the cost of ‘The Catholic Times’ and ‘The Catholic Universe’ from 7th September. This is the first price increase for 7 years.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FORMS
Application forms are now available on the
Parish website:
www.holycross-catford.org.uk
You will find the link halfway down the left hand side of the homepage: Holy Communion
The closing date for applications is the 17th September.
Having submitted your application, Baptism certificates and payment will be needed at the introductory meeting on 24th September.
LEWISHAM DEANERY SPRITUAL PILGRIMAGE
– next event at St William of York, forest hill – Saturday 15th September 2018 at 4pm.
All welcome to a special service of Words and Music followed by refreshments at St William of York, 4 Brockley Park, Forest Hill, SE23 1PS
DAY OF RECOLLECTION FOR SPECIAL MINISTERS - SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2018                                        
The Annual Lewisham Deanery Day of Recollection for Special Ministers will take place at Good Shepherd Downham on Saturday 6th October from 10.00am -12.00,
with refreshments from 9.30.
Special Ministers are reminded that when they renew their commitment at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Maundy Thursday they promise to attend a Day of Recollection
in the coming 12 months. Saturday 6th October is a golden opportunity to fulfil this request from the Archbishop.
Please contact St William of York, Forest Hill parish office to register your attendance by email foresthill@rcaos.org.uk
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
If you wish to have your baby baptised then please complete an application form for the next preparation course.
These can be found in the yellow folder on the table next to the Lourdes grotto or you can download them from the website.
Please provide a copy of the long version of your baby’s birth certificate together with a copy of your own baptism certificate.
Once the office has all these documents you will be invited on to the next preparation course.
The deadline for the September course is 4th September. Any further queries please contact the Parish office.
ST JUDE : FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
Walking with Jesus in the good times and the bad. Reflection & prayer with St Jude at the National Shrine of St Jude in Faversham.
Speaker: Fr Francis Kemsley, O. Carm
Saturday 1st September
Mass 11am 11.45 Talk on theme
12.30 Prayer together 13.00 Conclusion
DIARY DATES
Lourdes Pilgrimage 7th-14th September
Parish office closed during pilgrimage
(Re-opens 17th September)
Adoremus 7th-9th September
Closing date for First Holy Communion forms to be registered via website (Monday 17th September)
Fr Doug’s last weekend in Holy Cross
15th/16th September
Parent & Toddler returns 17th September
(One week late due to parish pilgrimage)
Diamond club returns 17th September
(One week late due to parish pilgrimage)
Mass of Thanksgiving for Ghana
Saturday 29th September 2pm
followed by refreshments in the hall
Fr Doug’s farewell celebration 6th October
(Replaces Parish Feast celebration)
Fr Doug’s Induction at his new parish
St John Fisher, Bexley. Friday 26th October
Fr Anthony’s Induction at Holy Cross
Sunday 4th November 5pm.
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of August 25/26
In today’s Gospel, we hear that a number of Jesus’ followers left him because his message was too difficult for them to accept. In essence, they did not believe in him. He then asked the Twelve if they wished to leave as well. Peter responds by making a profound profession of faith in Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The Twelve made a choice and stood by their choice, remaining loyal to their commitment to Jesus. A good question for our reflection might be this: Are we satisfied with the stewardship we exercise over our baptismal commitment? Are we just “along for the ride?” Are we keeping Christ in front of us as we make decisions about our daily activities, our relationships, our parish, issues in the workplace, issues such as peace and justice? What is the quality of our stewardship?


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