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 2nd Sunday (9th/10th Dec)
6.30pm Marian Philomin, Myra Hannon, 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, Adeji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
1), Mark Swarbrick 2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 3rd Sunday (16th/17th)
6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing , Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Daniell Evan P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Rob Dunbar, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Debo Akinbode, Pat Ellis, Barbara Heathcote, Phil Loughnane, Vacant.
1) Vacant 2nd Merlyn Clark, P Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE £1284.30 Archbishops fund £134.16 Many Thanks
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
Mon 9.15 Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
Tue 9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
Wed St Lucy
9.15 Pauline & Colin Maton TG (Allen)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur St John of the Cross
9.15 Jeannette Agnes Noel RIP (St Joseph)
Fri 7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Matthew’s wellbeing (Baldwin)
Sat 6.30 Christopher & Christina Rajendram TG
Sun 3rd Sunday of Advent (16th/17th Dec)
10.00 Ann-Marie Doyle RIP (Doyle)
11.30 Dilys & Bill Meadow RIP (Lewis)
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, Marie Obiamiwe, 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
You are all invited in to the hall after Mass for some Grenadian hospitality.
ADVENT PRAYER DAY
Following our Parish Prayer Day last week that introduced Journaling to us, we have the second extract for you to use as a stimulus for prayer. Journaling offers a space to reflect on a passage and respond to it in writing. Writing our response allows us to express our thoughts and feelings, it also lets us look back later and see how we have grown or changed. Remember the writing is for YOU! You are not writing for an audience!
Penitential Service on Tuesday 19th December
More details next week
ADVENT DAILY REFLECTIONS
Following our Parish Day of Prayer last week and continuing our pursuit of Prayer opportunities why not subscribe to a very short Daily Reflection during Advent that will set you up for each day. Follow the link below.http://eepurl.com/bF0b6P
"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.
Can all performers of acts for the Ghana fundraising nativity concert to come to a rehearsal on Friday 15th December at 6 pm in church and all those reading to come at 2 pm on Saturday 16th December. Tickets on sale £5 adults £1 children.
Everyone contributing in the concert will also require a ticket.
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.
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.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
The next one will be in January (dates will be confirmed by letter following successful application). 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.
READERS DAY LEE.
Advance notice:- Lewisham Deanery is holding a Formation Day for Readers on Saturday 27th January 2018, 9.30am -1 2.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Lee, both experienced and those thinking about taking on this important Ministry are warmly invited. More information and booking details closer to the time.
Day of Prayer and Recollection
Save the date, 7th July 2018 Convent of St Andrews Belmont Hill (Very Advanced notice, more details closer to the time.)
FLOWERS FOR CHRISTMAS
If you would like to contribute towards the flowers for Christmas there is a box in the wall next to the Sangley Rd porch. Your generosity is appreciated.
AN ADVENT QUIET EVENING
…with a biblical introduction followed by an hour of silence concluding with prayer on Wednesday 13th December 7.30pm-9pm at the Sisters of St Andrews convent in Belmont Hill. No booking required.
Can Miss Pascal please make an appointment to see Fr Doug.
…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.