HOLY CROSS CHURCH
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 235468
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 1st Sunday (3rd/4th February)
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 (10th/11th February)
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.
2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE £ 1333 Many Thanks
Sat 6.30 Private Intention
Sun 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (3rd/4thFeb)
10.00 Private Intention
11.30 Orazia Tina Scala RIP
11.30 Welcome Cormac Mitchell
Mon 9.15 Donald Simpson RIP Monaghan
Tue 9.15 Holy Souls Rajendram
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 TG Michael, Dinsia + Jessica (Sarofini)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur 9.15 Bourne Family Cleary
Fri 7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Jim Foley RIP Cleary
Sat 6.30 UCM
Sun 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time 10/11 Feb
10.00 Mary Monaghan
11.30 Thomas +Brenda Kilcoyne RIP
12.30 Baptism Cormac Geoffrey Mitchell
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, Dr Musu Goba, 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
A session for ALL parish volunteers will be held in Hartley Hall on Thursday 8th February 7-9pm. The session will cover the new parish policy and how to respond to a safeguarding matter. We would like to encourage you to attend this session which is aimed at supporting you in the valuable role you fulfil within our community.
Please confirm your attendance to the Parish Office.
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Only a few places left on our parish pilgrimage to Lourdes in September. If you would like more information please ring Lesley Allen on O7729785843.
YOU CAN HELPI
There are always different ways in which you can practically support Holy Cross Parish
1.Our church Care Team are in need of some more helpers to keep the church looking lovely. If you have some time to spare on a Thursday morning and are handy with a duster or a hoover then the group start their work at approx. 10am. Just come along.
2.There are also some more skilled roles we would appreciate support with especially during busy feasts and volunteer breaks and holidays such as flower arranging, laundering, ironing the various cloths and albs etc. also ordering candles and polishing the brass.
3. There is a need for Readers to join the Readers Rota and be prepared to read at one of the week-end Masses once a month. Training and support will be provided.
4. Special Ministers give out Holy Communion at each of our week-end Masses. There are gaps on our monthly rota. If you would like to be considered please talk to Fr. Doug.
5. Taking Communion to the Housebound. You will notice at the end of Sunday Mass a number of Special Ministers take communion to the Housebound. Do you think you could bring Communion to others, Please speak to Fr Doug or Lesley Allen.
There is a lot to be done so you will never be bored. Is the Lord calling you to give your time and talent to any of these roles?
Last week we heard about the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress - Adoremus - taking place in September in Liverpool. There is more information for you on our Parish Website www.holycross-catford.org.uk Do please take the opportunity to look at our Parish Website.
Our aim is to support local people over 16 living through difficult times, and their families, to improve their mental well being in a cafe with: Drinks and snacks in a welcoming atmosphere; information and activities; space for quiet reflection or spiritual support; non-judgmental social interaction with each other, and with our volunteers.
Many of our volunteers have experience of mental health issues personally or as carers/family members, and are happy to provide a sympathetic, and confidential, listening ear.
If you would like to find out more, we look forward to meeting you on 15th February when our drop-in cafe launches between 5.30 and 8.30 pm, in Hartley Hall.
Mental wellbeing is as important as physical wellbeing
• create a safe space for all
• appreciate the dignity and value of every person
• be supportive, non-judgemental, friendly, compassionate and creative
• listen, confidentially
• aid connection to each other and the wider community
Racial Justice Sunday
Last week was Racial Justice Sunday and the second collection this weekend is to support the work of that organisation carries out across the diocese.
Prayer for Racial Justice.
O God, Who created all people in Your Holy Image, Who loves the stranger, Who cares for the downtrodden, Walk with those who face discrimination, protect them from harm help them to see Christ in our community.
Guide those who fan the fires of discrimination to open their eyes to the beauty of all your creation and respect the human dignity of all people.
Open our hearts to those who face hatred and injustice because of their race, their background, their ethnicity, that we might better help them belong. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen
GOSPEL REFLECTION February 3/4,
In today’s Gospel we hear of a great number of suffering people who seek the healing touch of Jesus. He could not respond to them all. But the Gospel also reveals Jesus, after praying in solitude, sensing an urgency to proclaim the Good News of his Father’s redemptive love to those who suffer in the nearby villages and towns. Stewards are called to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, to respond to those who suffer with compassion. How are we responding to the suffering in our world? How are we using our gifts to continue the work of Christ’s redemptive healing?