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Week starting on 3rd December 2017

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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
     
                                                                     
 
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 235468
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
MASS TIMES
Monday-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
HARTLEY HALL
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
TWINNING PROJECTS
Our Lady, help of Christians, Beulieu, Grenada
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
                            www.ahoto.org
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR:
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: office@holycross-catford.org.uk
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : info@holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
07835188411
Safeguarding Line
07598524024

Sat       6.30 Elma Llamera RIP (Baldwin)
Sun     First Sunday of Advent (2nd/3rd Dec)
           10.00 Yakkomuthu RIP  (Justin)
           11.30 Henry & Eileen Killick RIP (Killick)
           11.30 Welcome David & Peace Pope
           12.30 Baptism   David & Peace Pope
Mon    9.15 MF Rajendram RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Martin Aloysius Horkan RIP (St Joseph)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Nora & Noel Quirke (Hannon)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    St Ambrose
           9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        The Immaculate Conception
           7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
           8pm Irene Marston RIP (Yhip)
            Grenada Mass
Sat       6.30 Wellbeing of UCM members (UCM)
Sun    Second Sunday of Advent (9th/10th Dec )
           10.00 Donald Simpson RIP (O’Sullivan)
           11.30 Denis Burke RIP (Burke)
           11.30 Welcome Petra Umaigbu
           12.30 Baptism Petra Umaigbu
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 1st Sunday (2nd / 3rd Dec )
 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) Lisa O’Hara P) Kesia Palmer
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers, Emanuele Vitale, Errol Palmer
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Vacant 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd  Sunday (9th/10th)
6.30pm Myra Hannon,  Mariam Philomin, 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, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1), Mark Swarbrick 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE    £1224.82 Youth £101.98.  Many Thanks

I DON’T HOW YOU DO IT!
The grand total raised from our Parish Fayre
Was £3819.90. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
This is the highest amount for 10 years. Well done!
It will go towards our new parish communications system of which
you will hear more about soon.
MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER
Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need YOU to make your voice heard.
The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to return on their promise to Catholics.
Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools
"A GIFT FOR GHANA"
Our Ghana fundraising nativity and concert will be on the 17th December at 4 pm.
Cost £5 adults and £1 children.
Tickets obtained from stewards after masses as well as the parish office.
A chance to share in the nativity with Carols and readings and more delivered by our talented parishioners. Children welcome to dress up as their favourite nativity character. Seasonal refreshments available on Hartley Hall after the concert.

CONGRATULATIONS
to our November 2017 Jack Petchey winner  Donovan Gabriel.
Donovan has been nominated for being a dedicated, conscientious and committed altar server since 2009.  He is a very good role model, and takes his duties seriously and does them to perfection.  He is very good in assisting the new servers and leads by example.
Donovan would like to use his award to take the young people from Holy Cross Parish aged 16-25 to the 02 for Bowling during the Christmas holidays.  If you are interested please send : your full name, date of birth and contact details, to vickydemello@hotmail,.com or to 07526 664319.  Tickets will be given on a first come first serve basis.  
YOUTH CHRISTMAS DINNER
Tickets are available after Mass today for the YSVP Christmas dinner, which will take place on Friday 15th December 2017 in Hartley Hall from 7pm – 9.30pm. All secondary school aged 11 - 18 welcome. Come along and enjoy community time, a delicious meal, games, quizzes, prizes and much more.
Any enquiries please call Phil on 07894058498.
HOLY CROSS PARISH
…are off to Lourdes in September 2018 for a week, there are 10 places left so if you haven't booked yet you can still do so. The cost is £ 720 per person.
If you missed the information evening or would like more information please ring Lesley Allen on O7729785843 or speak to Fr Doug. Lesley will be available after the 10 am Mass at the back of church if you have any enquiries.
SERVICE OF LIGHT
This Sunday evening at 6pm at St Laurence’s Bromley Rd.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
The next one will be in January. Please complete an application form (these are situated at the back of the church). Attach a COPY of the long version of your child’s BIRTH certificate and a copy of your own baptism certificate and submit it to the parish office.

THE DIAMOND CLUB
…are hosting a ‘Christmas Corsage’ flower arranging session on the 15th December from 10am -12 midday in the Diamond room.
The cost is £5 (this includes your creation to take home).
To book a place contact the Parish office.

THE FRIENDS CLUB
…Invite you to join them to Celebrate Christmas in style at their Christmas Party on Friday 22nd December 2017.  Time: 7pm - 11 pm (Welcome to stay for the After Party)
Dine and dance with life entertainment at a local venue. Meal + drink; price range: £12 / £15 / £18 / £21to book and for more information; call: 07466871579 / 07958131805.
email: friendsclub.hcc@gmail.com. Limited places ; please book before Friday 15th December 2017* minimum age 18 years. ho ! ho ! ho ! What’s under the tree for you? Come find out...........
See you there!!

DURING ADVENT
…Father may use the ‘I confess’ and the words are here…
I confess to almighty God
And to you, my brothers and sisters,
That I have greatly sinned,
In my thoughts and in my words,
In what I have done and what I have failed to do,
And, striking their breast, they say
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
Then they continue:
Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
All the Angels and Saints,
And you, my brothers and sisters,
To pray for me to the Lord or God.

Every Valley shall be exalted
and every hill made low
And all God’s people shall see together
the Glory of the Lord.
RETIRING COLLECTION
Archbishop’s Admin Fund


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