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Newsletters for week starting on Sunday 29th September 2019 :26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH
208 Sangley Road, Catford, London SE6 2JS
   Fr Antony Megalan Sellam [Parish Priest] – 02086983672
  Email: antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk or catford@rcaos.org.uk     
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk

28th/29th September 2019 [26th Sunday in Ordinary Time]

Parish Contacts
Parish Office: Lisa O’Hara      
Josepha  Flahive [02086983672]
Hartley Hall [Angela Allen]
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Email: hartleyhall@holycross-catford.org.uk
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross Bookshop [02034418240]
4 Brownhill Road, Catford
www.holycrossbooks.co.uk
Holy Cross School [020 8698 2675]
Executive Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Head of School: Miss Giovanna Finaldi
www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul  07835 188411
Safeguarding Line 07598 524024
Third Thursday Time TTT
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com
Finance: Loose £663.40   SO: £483.00

Newsletter matters to be sent to antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk by Wednesday.

Want to become a Catholic? The RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), starts this Monday 30th September at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall. Kindly contact ossiefolkes1@gmail.com
The next Altar Servers Club is at 4.30pm on Saturday 12th October 2019.  This is a great opportunity for new Altar Servers to join the team.  Children should be in Year Three or above and made their first Holy communion.  Our aim is to do our best, to serve with reverence, understanding and regularity, for the glory of God and our eternal salvation.

The Diamond Club is holding a free exhibition day on Saturday the 5th October 11am-4pm as part of the Catford Arts trail and Lewisham's creative ageing festival. Older people will be exhibiting their creative talents, quilting, mosaic making, knitting, needle craft, paintings, photography, jewellery and more. Also the fabulous Tai chi, cha, cha, cha class will be showcasing their dance routines.  All are welcome and you can have a go at some of the arts and crafts and the dances.  Also homemade cakes available.

Mass for the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman & display of relic
There will be a diocesan Mass for the Canonisation of John Henry Newman at St George's Cathedral on Sunday 27th October at 11.30 am. The Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop John. All welcome.
In addition, a relic of John Henry Newman will be available for people to see and venerate from Sunday 6th October until Sunday 27th.

The Southwark Spirituality Commission will be hosting 'Your Word is Life' on Saturday 9th November 2019, 10.30 am - 3.30 pm at St John Fisher Catholic Church, Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP: a day of prayer using scripture to awaken us to the presence of God.  Whether you are seeking to enhance your own prayer life or enable others in your congregation or community, this one-day workshop will equip you with a range of resources.

Month of Mission: Pope Francis has called the whole Church to observe an Extraordinary Month of Mission this October, asking us all to reflect upon bringing the Gospel to those who have not yet heard it and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has announced that, in October 2019, we are invited to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Pope Benedict XVʼs Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud on overseas mission. To access this document, kindly type/click: https://w2.vatican.va/content/benedict-xv/en/apost_letters/documents/hf_ben-xv_apl_19191130_maximum-illud.html

Parish Secretary Vacancy
We are looking to recruit a Parish Secretary, who could start in October.  This will initially be for a 6 month fixed term contract.  The role is to provide ongoing support and administration of the parish office; take responsibility for Hartley Hall bookings; operate the Diocese’s online accounting systems; liaise with volunteers and lay ministers; liaise with Holy Cross School. The ideal candidate will have previous secretarial experience and a good knowledge of the Catholic church.  Good communication skills at all levels and an excellent working knowledge of main IT products (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc) are essential.  Terms: 10 hours per week – actual hours/days to be mutually agreed; £10.00 per hour. If you would like to apply please email a copy of your CV to antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk by  1st October 2019.
Jesuit Missions is recruiting for three new paid positions to help them respond to the climate emergency and continue to deliver life-changing work around the world. Please visit www.jesuitmissions.org.uk/vacancies for more information for these and other voluntary roles.
   
          
   
We are looking to recruit a Parish Secretary, who could    start in October.  This will    initially be for a 6 month fixed term contract.  The role is to provide ongoing support    and administration of the parish office; take responsibility for Hartley    Hall bookings; operate the Diocese’s online accounting systems; liaise with    volunteers and lay ministers; liaise with Holy Cross School. The ideal    candidate will have previous secretarial experience and a good knowledge of    the Catholic church.  Good    communication skills at all levels and an excellent working knowledge of    main IT products (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc) are essential.  Terms: 10 hours per week – actual    hours/days to be mutually agreed; £10.00 per hour.  If you would like to apply please email a    copy of your CV to antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk    by  1st October 2019.
   
   
           Migrant Help has been awarded funding from the Home Office to raise awareness of the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) among vulnerable EU citizens, and to assist with the application process.  EU citizens and their family members living in the UK need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. For further information please contact Migrant Help: euss@migranthelpuk.org | 01304 806732 | www.migranthelpuk.org

Pray for the sick: Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Agatha Lewis, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Gala Lobo and Ann Whitington.  

Flat to let - Sangley Road A newly refurbished 2 bedroom flat is available to let. Please email below for more details. suehooper.a.nu.propertyservice@gmail.com

Primary & Secondary School Applications
Please make sure you are aware of the deadlines for school applications (Secondary schools 31st October 2019 and primary schools 15th January 2020).  If you are applying to schools that require a supplementary form to be signed by Fr Antony (ie faith schools), please ensure only the supplementary form is brought to the parish office. The forms can be collected on every Friday during October (between 5pm – 7pm).  If this time isn’t any good, please contact Fr Antony.

Cafod - family fast day Friday 4th October   Cafod is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, we bring hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. This year family fast day falls on the 4th of October, would you be kind enough to have a simple meal and give the money you save to Cafod? Please fill in your details on the envelope provided during the masses and return it next week. Thank you for your prayers and generosity. If you would like give up some time and volunteer for Cafod please speak to Rachelle Thevathas, who will be speaking at all Masses this weekend.




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