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Sunday 18th October 2020 : 29th 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

Parish Contacts
Parish Office
Tuesday and Friday :10am-3pm
020 8698 3672
Josepha Flahive  [secretary]
catford@rcaos.org.uk
Lisa O’Hara  [volunteer]
catfordsupport@rcaos.org.uk

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

Holy Cross School
[020  8698 2675]
Miss Mary Collins
www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk

Repository:
CLOSED
St Vincent De Paul [SVP]    07835 188411
Safeguarding  Line 07598 524024
Third Thursday Time TTT
Email: thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com
Hartley Hall [Angela Allen]
Culverley Road, SE6  2LD
Email: hartleyhall@holycross-catford.org.uk

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



Sunday 18th October 2020 : 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time


You can find the Readings here

URGENT: COVID-19 Update->ALL PARISH ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED BUT THE CHURCH IS OPEN NOW FOR PUBLIC MASS AND BAPTISM.
You should find all the official documents and decisions regarding the effect of the pandemic COVID-19 on the parish activities.Please do visit this page regurlarly to keep yourself updated.The latest document is Guidelines - Reopening of Churches for the Celebration of Holy Mass


OUR PARISH RESPONSE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC


  • Please note: the parish office is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 3pm.

  • Opening of the Church to the public for the Celebration of Holy Mass
 
  • NEW COVID-19 REGULATIONS: As we are in Tier2 category of Covid 19 regulations, please take care and observe all the rules. Kindly follow the guidance of the Welcome Ministers. Please keep safe distancing and wear a face covering, and sanitise your hands when you enter and leave the Church. The maximum people now can attend funeral (thirty), and baptism (six). Thanks for your cooperation and many thanks to our Welcome Ministers.

ONLY UNTIL THE END OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
  1. The obligation to participate in Sunday Mass remains suspended.
  2. Where possible, please try to attend a weekday Mass to ensure Sunday attendance remains manageable.
  3. Entry into Mass will be on a first come first served basis, and where the maximum number is met, those awaiting entry shall be asked to kindly attend an alternative Mass.
  4. The one-meter distance rule applies and all parishioners (excluding very young children) are required to wear a face mask and to sanitise their hands.  
  5. Please support your Welcome Minister in their role of keeping you safe.
  6. Do come 10 minutes before the mass  
  7. Do avoid kneeling
  8. Do avoid touching statues
  9. Do receive the holy communion only on hands
  10. Do avoid receiving the holy communion on hands with gloves
  11. Do prayerfully leave the church immediately after the holy communion





  • Offertory Collection last weekend:£147.87 [loose]– Thank you. Thank you also for your donations for the second collection which amounted to £200.88 for Home Missions Day, Day for Life and World Communications. The second collection for CAFOD taken the previous week amounted to £125.88. There will be second collection for this weekend for MISSIO

Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.NEW
 
  • Meet Fr Antony without an appointment this week: Monday from 9am to 9.30am & 6.00pm to 6.30pm and Friday from 5.30pm to 6.00pm. Parents must come with their children/candidates. The church will be open for you and you will meet Fr Antony in the sacristy. Please come and occupy the first benches.
  • Meet Fr Antony without an appointment this week: Monday from 3.30pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am. Parents must come with their children/candidates. The church will be open for you and you will meet Fr Antony in the sacristy. Please come and occupy the first benches.

  • Diamond Club of Holy Cross:Please note there will be a special Mass for members of the Diamond Club on Tuesday 10th November at 11am. If you would like to attend, please contact Lesley Allen.Diamond Club magazine here

  • Sick Visit and Visiting the Housebound: I am on call to Lewisham Hospital on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If anyone is admitted there and would like me visit them, please do let me know. If you are housebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please give me a call [02086983672] as I am now able to do home visits, and I will be happy to support you.

  • Family Numbers: when you arrive at the church you will need to give your name and other details. Alternatively, you can just give the Welcome Ministers your family number. If you have not received your Family Number, please write to catford@rcaos.org.uk or send a text to 07578777461.




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