Sunday 07th Aug 2022 : 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Sunday 07th Aug 2022 : 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published by AFAN in News · 6 August 2022

208 Sangley Road, Catford, London SE6 2JS
Fr Antony Megalan Sellam [Parish Priest] – 02086983672

Parish Contacts
Parish Office is Open
(Tuesday and Thursday)
10am - 3pm
020 8698 3672
Josepha Flahive  
Lisa O’Hara  

Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross  Bookshop, 020 3441 8240

Holy Cross School
[020  8698 2675]
Miss Mary Collins

St Vincent De Paul [SVP]    07835 188411
Safeguarding  Line 07598 524024
Pat Barber and Kate Cleevely - [email protected]
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Hartley Hall [Tony Early]
Culverley Road, SE6  2LD

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Sunday 07th Aug 2022 : 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You can find the Readings from here

All three readings this Sunday speak of ‘faith’ or a ‘trust in God’. In the second reading Abraham became the first to believe in the One True God. This was despite not knowing anything about God. However he was given signs—his wife Sarah giving birth even though she was beyond her childbearing years was perhaps the simplest, but he was also asked to leave his home and lead his people to the Promised Land. This is how God works—he asks for us to have faith, trust and take risks in order to move forwards.

Jesus similarly, in the Gospel, says we need to have faith and trust that God knows what is best for us, The three short parables show that we should always be ready for the call, for our Master’s return.

Fr Antony

  • Our Newsletter is available by visiting our webpage with updates on how and when to register for the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation and RCIA
Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.

  • Repository (church shop) We will be opening the church shop after all weekend Masses, and are looking for a responsible person from each Mass to run it. If you are interested and are able to help please contact Gracey George or Fr Antony.

  • Mass Intentions: There are several unfilled slots for Mass Intentions going forward. If you wish to have a loved one remembered or celebrate another occasion please let the Parish Office know at 02086983672 [Tuesdays and Thursdays] or [email protected], or fill out a brown Mass Intention Envelope which is available in the side porch, and hand to any of the Welcome Ministers.

  • RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): starts in September. Are you interested in finding out more about our Faith and joining the Catholic Church? Please come and see if this is for you. If you are a parishioner, be brave, invite friends, family members and acquaintances to take the opportunity to look at their lives and maybe find some answers to the big questions. Be extra brave come with them to support them. Come and see! A very warm welcome is extended to those who have been away from the Church and feel they might like to begin the journey back to the practice of their faith. If you are interested please speak to Fr Antony.

  • School Signing In: If you have children of school age who require a parish priest reference for their school application, please note that from Saturday 21st May you will need to complete the signing in sheets that will be available at the school side entrance only, every week after.


COVID SECURITY GUIDELINES : Following the recent changes(Friday 10 dec) in the regulations from the Government, the parish has issued updated guidelines for continued safe and covid-secure worship in the church.The latest document is Guidances for Churches December 2021

  • Please note that the Mass times have been reviewed : See below (Mass Times and Intentions)
All the Masses will be live-streamed:

  • With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our churches:
 That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.

  • The Holy Mass is offered everyday  via Livestream

  • Diamond Club Magazine is available here

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