HOLY CROSS CHURCH
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Our Lady, help of Christians, Beulieu, Grenada
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675 Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend (April 1st )
10am Iotha Lorde, Marigold Okor, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Shirine Sukran, Shirley Lench,
1) Amos Kong 2) Ben Travers 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 (8th/9th April )
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) Mase Okor
11.30 Jerome, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.1) Lisa O’Hara 2)Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Easter Vigil (starts in playground)
8pm Theresa Nalliah RIP (Stella)
Sun Easter Sunday (31st March/ April 1st)
10.00 Jim Foley RIP (Cleary)
11.30 Bernadette Gnanapragasm
Mon Easter Monday
10am Victoria Okor RIP (Okor)
Tue 9.15 Teresa Quirke RIP (Hannon)
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Carmel Buckingham RIP (Cleary)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur 9.15 Felix Rajan Tharasingham RIP
Fri 7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Jean Bullough RIP (Kilcullen)
Sat 6.30 Thayan & Sharanga wedding TG
Sun 2nd Sunday of Easter (April 8th/9th)
10.00 Angela Allen (Williams)
11.30 Patrick Hanlon RIP (Hanlon)
11.30 Welcome Goan Ritz
12.30 Baptism Goan Ritz
Please pray for those whom our Ministers visit with HOLY COMMUNION:
Clifford Aristide, James Barlow, Mary Barry, Jean Briggs, Rose Calver, Ellesdene Edwards, Elizabeth Marie Forde, Eileen Embury, Elizabeth Goba, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall, Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy, Florence Nosegbe, Celia Ndeley, Calvin & Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin, Charity Oparaji, Josephine Patterson, Rex Phillips, Anthony Renouf, Casimar Santhiapillai, Viveca Simmons, Irene Stone, Bridget Sullivan, Genevieve Stanislaus, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Patricia Vesey, Ann Whitington, Dennis Williams
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr Musu Goba who has died. May he rest in peace.
When you have extinguished your candle, Please keep them out of reach of children and return them to the box at the back of the church at the end of Mass. Please consider staying behind to assist in tidying up by returning hymn books, newsletters and perhaps offering to vacuum so it is tidy for Easter Sunday. Many Thanks.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Easter celebration so special: Those who cleared, prepared and decorated our Church so beautifully, those who constructed the Easter Garden, those who put together all the resources and equipment we needed, including the school playground, all involved in the music ministry, the huge number of readers, the Eucharistic ministers, the hard-working altar servers (and those who laundered their albs) and most especially all of you who came along to participate in our journey through Easter
Don’t forget to say ‘Alleluia Alleluia’ at the end of Mass!
The Easter Day offering collection is your personal gift to Fr Doug. Please put your offerings in the offertory basket at Easter OR dropped in at any time to the presbytery. If you wish to GIFT AID your offering then please write on the envelope
1) I wish to Gift Aid the enclosed donations
2) Sign it and write your name and address
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW CATHOLICS
With great joy we welcomed into the worshipping Community of Holy Cross members of our RCIA group at the Easter Vigil, the great Feast of the Church’s year. They have attended weekly sessions on their Journey in Faith, since last October. To our Catechumen John Fish who was baptised and received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist and our Candidates Tameka Arnold who was received into the Church, received the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist, and Vanessa Pinnock who is already a baptized Catholic who received the sacrament of confirmation.
Thank you to all our RCIA group- the catechists and accompaniers who supported our new Catholics this year.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE
If you would like to attend the next course
Please complete an application form and attach a copy of your own baptismal certificate and birth certificate and submit to the parish office. The office is open from 9am-11am Mon-Fri. The contact number is 0208 698 3672
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
The next session is on Saturday 14th April at 10am sharp.
If anyone wishes to join the prayerful walk, visiting the parish housebound on Tuesday the 3 April we will be meeting for Mass at 9.15 and going straight from there. Finish by 2pm.
The Rosary On The Coast
The aim of this prayer initiative is to seek the intercession of our Blessed Lady by reciting the Rosary for a renewal of faith and respect for human life, and for peace in our country.
The inspiration comes from the people of Poland who conceived the idea of surrounding their country around the coasts and borders with a concerted barrage of prayer. Last year this was taken up by Ireland and now it is our turn.
We are very aware of the increasing secularism and moral decline in society. It is fifty years since the passing of the Abortion Act which came into effect on 27 April 1968 resulting in the destruction of nearly nine million children. We have experienced terrorist attacks and natural disasters and face an uncertain future. We need Divine assistance. God has assured us that:
If my people who bear my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my presence and turn from their wicked ways, I myself will hear from heaven and forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chron 7:14.
The Rosary has been given to us as a powerful weapon to fight the darkness of our times and to pray for Peace in our world. The saints have called Our Lady ‘the terror of the demons’ and Jesus, Our Lord and Saviour, has entrusted each of us and our world to Her Motherly care. Our faith teaches us that it is through the supernatural movement of grace and prayer, invoking the powerful intercession of Our Lady, that evil is brought down with goodness and peace being restored.
Let us then take this opportunity to surround our nation with prayer at 3.0 pm on Sunday 29 April. Many will go to the coast to do so. A tidal river such as the Thames as it flows though London may be seen as an extension of the coast. For those who are far from the coast might consider meeting in the parish church, the housebound can join in as well
If you are already planning a group trip make yourselves known so that others can join you.
See information noticeboard in Sangley Rd porch.
DATES TO NOTE
First Holy Communion weekends
12th/13th May 19th/20th May
11.30am Saturday 19th May
The Parish office will be closed until 9th April.