Newsletter for Week starting on the 8th July 2018 : 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for Week starting on the 8th July 2018 : 14th 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 2nd Sunday (7th/8th July)
6.30pm Marian Philomin, Myra Hannon, 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) Pat O’Sullivan
11.30 Jerome, Adeji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1) Elsa Pascal 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 3rd  Sunday (14th/15th July)
 6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing, Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Reuben Gabriel P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Rob Dunbar, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Debo Akinbode, Pat Ellis, Barbara Heathcote, Phil Loughnane, Vacant.
1) Ronald Jeyachandra, 2) Mervlyn Clark, P Bryan Trevathas.
FINANCE    £ 1265.27 Peter’s Pence £125.48        Many Thanks

Sat       6.30 Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
Sun     14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (7th/8th July)
           10.00 Musa Sandy RIP (Sandy)
           11.30 Tom & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
           11.30 Welcome Chinemerem Ogbuji
           12.30 Baptism   Chinemerum Ogbuji
           12.30 Baptism   Nathaniel Canelle
Mon    9.15 Gillian Yhip (FHC Catechists)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue      St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe
           9.15 Mr & Mrs Santhiapillai
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur   9.15 Sheila Dunn (FHC Catechists)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri       12.30 Funeral of Vittorio Vitale RIP
Sat       6.30 Alaistair Pitblado RIP (UCM)
           6.30 Welcome Lotanna & Tania Ajuonuma
Sun      15th Sunday of the Year (14th/15th July)
           10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
           11.30 Ignatius Cullen RIP
           11.30 Welcome Lotanna & Tania Ajuonuma
           11.30 Welcome Ava Manoranjan
           12.30 Baptism   Ava Manoranjan
Please pray for the repose of Tony Whitaker who has died. The funeral of John Bourne will be 2.30pm at Hither Green Crematorium on Wednesday 11th July.
The funeral of Vittorio Vitale will be on Friday 13 July at 12.30pm in Holy cross.
The funeral of Jean Briggs will be on Monday 16th July at 12.30pm.
Also, Maureen McLean has died.
May they rest in peace.
Parish Census
Use the parish website to complete the census form at Click on the Registration page and complete the online form.
Thank you to the 54 families, who have already completed their Census forms this week, 146 individuals have been registered this week. We have nearly 800 people attending Mass each week so please take a few minutes to complete the online form or complete a paper form and hand it in to one of the ushers at the back of the church.
You can also come along to the Hall after Mass to get advice and support with completing your census form.
If you need a Form or a card with the online details please ask one of the Ushers at the back of the church.

…in Holy Cross Parish would like to meet in Hartley Hall after the 11.30am Mass on Sunday 22nd July for cup of tea and a chat! Save the date!
will be celebrated especially for those who are unwell, housebound, living with Dementia and or low in spirits at 3pm on Saturday 14th July in Holy Cross church followed by refreshments in Hartley Hall.
This will be the last sacrament of the sick celebration before Fr Doug leaves our parish in September and we then Welcome Fr Anthony from the parish of Rochester.
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
…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.
There will be an information evening and a chance to get to know other pilgrims travelling together in September in Hartley hall on Friday the 20th July at 8 pm for all those coming to Lourdes with the parish.
You should be receiving a letter from Tangney Tours within the next week or so requesting the balance of the pilgrimage be paid. Any enquiries contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843
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 9.30am. 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.
Can you please return sponsor money and forms to either Gwen, Lesley or Kath OR the Parish Office by 15th July. Many Thanks

All toddlers that go into Hartley Hall during the 10am Mass for their own Liturgy must be accompanied by a parent or another responsible adult and not older siblings.
Please note, there won’t be any sessions in the hall during the month of August.
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Receptionists/Chaperones:  We need volunteers who can spare a couple of hours on a weekday evening to meet and greet clients and remain in the venue during counselling sessions.
Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators:  We will train you in this exciting and fulfilling role.
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For more information please go to our website
To talk about volunteering at Blackheath Centre please call Diane on 07958 585202.
To book counselling or a Marriage Preparation courses please call 0800 389 3801.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of July 7/8, 2018
Today’s Gospel reveals Jesus as being amazed that the people in his hometown of Nazareth do not accept his teaching and ministry; he is taken aback by their lack of faith (Mk 6:6). Good stewards recognize and participate in Christ’s teaching, reconciling and healing presence in their community. Are we good stewards of our family of faith? Do we value and support the ministries that take place in Christ’s name? Are we attentive to the movement of the Holy Spirit in our parish and encourage those who work to enhance our life of faith?
Retiring Collection
Today is SEA SUNDAY and there will be a retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea.

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