Newsletter for Week starting on the 29th July 2018 : 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 29th July 2018 : 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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 Doug Bull
Monday-Thursday : 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email :
Website :
St Vincent De Paul Number
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend  5th Sunday (28th/29th July)
6.30pm Mariam Philomin, Bridgette Laing, Chris Joyce.
1) Pat Barber, 2) Rubi Erangey, P) Rahel Leul
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Francesca Dunbar, Dilys Grant, Eta Engobeh.
1) Francesca Savanmut 2) Ben Travers P) Diane Ukah
11.30 John Ogunbadewa  John Walsh, Franck Anguibi
1) Vacant, 2) Dillon Augustin, P) Vacant
Next weekend 1st Sunday (4th/5th Aug)
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 Sukhran, Rafel Skrzyp.
1) Amos Kong 2) Ben Travers P) Kesia Palmer
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers, Franck Anguibi, Vacant.
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Lisa O’Hara 3) Vacant
FINANCE    £1152.30       Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Nick van der Borgh RIP (Watson)
Sun     17th Sunday of the Year (28th/29th July)
           10.00 Bastimpillai Stanislaus RIP
           11.30 Helena, Joe & Billy O’Connor RIP
Mon    9.15 Lucia Wallis (Baldwin)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue      St Ignatius of Loyola, Priest.
           9.15 John Bourne RIP (O’Sullivan)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     St Alphonsus de Liguori, Bishop.
           8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Mary Thompson RIP
           9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Priest’s Intention
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30pm Exposition of the
                         Blessed Sacrament
           8pm Felix Thanasingham RIP
                   (St Joseph’s)
Sat       6.30 Michael Cleary RIP (Cleary)
           6.30 Welcome Mina Bernardi
Sun     18th Sunday of Ordinary Time
                   (4th/5th Aug)
           10.00 Fr Michael Hutchins RIP (Louth)
           11.30 Annamma Xavier RIP (Santhini)
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, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall,  Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy,   Florence Nosegbe,   Calvin & Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin,  Charity Oparaji, Josephine Patterson, Rex Phillips,  Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai, Viveca Simmons, Irene Stone, Bridget Sullivan, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey,  Ann Whitington, Dennis Williams
This year our usual celebrations following ‘The Triumph of the Holy Cross’ have been moved to merge with a farewell celebration for Fr Doug. This will be after the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday 6th October 2018. Please ‘Save the date’ and make every effort to attend.
THANK YOU everybody who supported this year’s sponsored walk for Ghana. We raised a fantastic £2078. Well done!
It’s not too late to bring in your sponsorship money if you haven’t already done so.
There are copies of the latest Ahotokhurom newsletter if you would like to take one.

Come and have fun in SE6 Enjoy all the fun of the seaside, village and tropical beach with lunch, afternoon tea & refreshments
Come along and bring a friend.
There are 2 venues and sets of dates
·       St Andrews Church Hall Sandhurst Rd SE6 1XD 1-3 Aug 2018 11am-3pm. To register call Lesley Allen 07729 785843
·       Hartley Hall Culverley Rd SE6 2JS 15-17 Aug 2018 11am-3pm.To register call Lesley Allen 07729 785843
The parish office requires a week’s notice and a deposit of £5 cash for the above.
Please complete a request form and deposit in an envelope marked ‘for the attention of Mary Baldwin/Parish Administrator and put through the letterbox of 208 Sangley Rd during the weekends or deliver in person to the Parish office during office hours (Mon-Fri 9am-1pm).
The deposit will be returned on collection or used to post the certificate if preferred. Please state your preference on the request form.
The form can be downloaded using the following link or they can be found in the yellow folder on the table beside the Lourdes grotto
If you wish to have your baby baptised then please complete an application form for the next 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. Any further queries please contact the Parish office.

Use the parish website to complete the census form at www.holycross-catford. Click on the Registration page and complete the online form.
The registration page is accessible to anyone without username & password. If you encounter a locked page after clicking on the "Registration” button, you will need to "refresh your browser/ clear your browsing data" in case your device has kept an old version of the website.
Once the process is complete you will be redirected to the acknowledgement page where it will say ‘WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS PARISH-COMMUNITY. You are fully registered."
The SVP is seeking to recruit an 1833 Research and Project Development Officer to review, re-model, project plan and potentially produce resources for our programme for 18-30 year olds in preparation for a service re-launch in Sept 2019. £27k pa pro rata; 3 days a week; one year contract. Home-based with national travel. Closing date: 10:00 on Wednesday 25th July 2018. Interviews: Thursday 26th July 2018. Start date: Wednesday 29th August 2018. For more details & application pack, please visit the vacancies section of the SVP website:
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend July 28/29, 2018
The story of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes is a familiar one, and has many lessons, not least of which is how our willingness to share who we are and what we have - exercising good stewardship - releases God’s power and bountifulness on the world and its people. Do we realize that there is enough for all if we are willing to share? Are we aware that God is at work when we share our time, our money and our other resources in his name?

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