Newsletter for wekk starting on the 3rd February 2019 :4th Sunday in Ordinary Time - HOLY CROSS CATFORD NEWS - HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD


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Newsletter for wekk starting on the 3rd February 2019 :4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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2nd/3rd February 2019
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
Tel: 020 8698 3672
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 1st Sunday ( )
 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 Sukran, Rafel Skrzyp
1) Amos Kong 2) Frances Travers P)Rob Dunbar
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers,  Franck Anguibi, Vacant
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Lisa O’Hara 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd  Sunday ( )
6.30pm Myra Hannon, Prema Louth, Vacant
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 Savanmutti
11.30 Jerome, Adedji, Vincent Okonji, Rosa Candita Simpkins., Vacant, Vacant
1) Elsa Pascal, 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE    £ Loose £716.45 Standing orders £503
Total 1219.45      Many Thanks
Sat        6.30 pm Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
Sun     4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
           10.00 People of the Parish
           11.30 Catholic Teachers (Loughnane)
11.30   Welcome        Mallena Cannedu
                                              Charlotte Grace Busack
12.30   Baptism        Charlotte Grace Busack
Mon     St Agatha, Virgin. Martyr
           9.15 Mary Thompson RIP (Mellis)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Jamie Philip Gardiner RIP (St Joseph’s)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     St Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
8.50 Rosary
9.15 Melanie Thomas 80th (Thomas)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Mary Hartley RIP (Parishioners)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7pm Exposition
            St Josephine Bakhita
 Day of Prayer Victims of  Trafficking
8pm Orazia Tina Scala RIP          
Sat       6.30 UCM Intention
Sun     5th Sunday in Ordinary Time          
           10.00 People of the Parish
           11.30 Tom & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
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, John Fish,  Audrey Fitzsimmons, Elizabeth Goba, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh,  Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall,  Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy,   Florence Nosegbe, Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin, Charity Oparaji, Rex Phillips, Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai, Jean Scott, Irene Stone, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey, Ann Whitington,
please remember Bridie Sullivan, one of our housebound parishioners who has died.
Bridie’s funeral will be at the Chapel at Hither Green cemetery on Friday 1st March at 11am. May she rest in peace.
Youth group meetings will be on the following dates over February and March:
February: 4th & 18th, March: 11th & 25th
Meetings run from 19:30-20:30 and are for ages 11-18."
As part of our Baptism and Christian heritage we all have a responsibility to welcome the stranger and offer hospitality. If you are a welcomer or have thought about finding out about the Ministry of Welcome, please note the date, Saturday 2nd March, 10am - 2.30pm Hartley Hall. There will be a formation/training day for all those interested. The day will be of interest to all involved in sacramental preparation and outreach within our community. If you cannot make the whole day come for part of it. For more details see the Posters in the entrances, or take a flier from one of our Welcomers at the end of Mass.
There was a short get together for our Extraordinary Ministers on Saturday morning. A lovely period of adoration at the start of the session helped to ground us as we looked at our role, and how Fr. Antony and the parish can support us, both spiritually, and practically in this ministry. If you were unable to attend please contact to get important information and updates distributed at the session.  
A  day has been arranged for all readers on Saturday 9th February 10am -12. (at Holy Cross church). ALL current readers are invited attend as well as anyone who would like to think about undertaking training / formation to be a reader.
The next event in the Deanery Spiritual Pilgrimage is a follow up to the Adoremus Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool, at Our Lady and St Philip Neri, Sydenham, on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity to meet with others from across the deanery after the presentation over refreshments.
A Retreat/Workshop for those suffering from the pain of loss 22nd to 24th March 2019 Aylesford Priory Grief in Loss Hope in Christ, A SPACE JUST FOR YOU.
This workshop, away from the pressures of day to day life, can help. It is a time for quiet, prayer, talking and acceptance. For more information contact Elizabeth Partrige on 01303 670880
Or email
Join the Catholic Mothers Apostolate study group every Thursday 10.30 am-12 pm in the Diamond Room. This year the group will have the opportunity to spend some time studying Humane Vitae. The key message of this document is understanding the inseparable dependency of authentic love and truth in human relationships. This is Pope Paul VI’s long-awaited and 'controversial' encyclical explaining the beauty of marriage and the sanctity of human life within that bond. This study is important because it addresses many questions modern Catholics have battled in today's culture dealing with human love in relationships. It is an important topic to discuss and a great resource in understanding why the Church so strongly guides us towards honouring our dignity within intimate relationships and God's very hand in procreation. Email us at for more info or just turn up on the day!
It is never too late to register as a parishioner. You can do this online by going to the REGISTRATION page on the parish website. Families seeking Sacramental preparation - Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation  or school
To Anne Mellis, who has completed the Diocesan Catechetical Certificate based at the Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting. She received her certificate from Archbishop Peter Smith at the wards ceremony last Saturday. Well done Anne!
Jesus' entire homily at Nazareth is condensed in the few words, "Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing." Jesus' townspeople argue with him out of local interests. Why does he not do here at home the marvels he did at Capernaum? When Jesus appeals to the great prophets of the past who performed their miracles for Gentiles, the people attempt to kill him.
This event already announces Jesus' destiny and his message. After his Passover, this message spread from Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria and then to the very ends of the earths.
We must not confine Jesus to Nazareth and to the first century of our era, because his word is for every race, every culture, the entire world, all times.
Friday 8th February.
Saint Josephine Bakhita
Josephine was born in Sudan in 1869 in she was kidnapped at the age of 7, sold into slavery and given the name Bakhita, which means fortunate. She was resold several times. She became a Catholic and is the Patron of Victims of Trafficking.
She once said, “Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!”
She who worked under many “masters” was finally happy to address God as “master” and carry out everything that she believed to be God’s will for her.

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