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 (10th/11th March)
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.
2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 3rd Sunday (17th/18th March)
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 £1305.10 Cafod £197.30 Many Thanks
Sat 6.30 Sienna Narenthia (UCM)
Sun 4th Sunday of Lent (10th/11th March)
10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
11.30 Priest’s Private Intention
12.30 Baptism Woodrow John Folkes-Hannon
Mon 9.15 Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
Tue 9.15 Felix Rajan Tharasingham RIP
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Bourne Family (Sanderson)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur 9.15 Mary Lewis (Maton)
Fri 7.30 Stations of the Cross
8pm Jim Foley RIP (Cleary)
Sat 6.30 Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
Sun 5th Sunday of Lent (17th/18th March)
10.00 John Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
11.30 Users of Hartley Hall (Baldwin)
11.30 Welcome Louis Duquesnoy
11.30 Welcome Paolo Finaldi
12.30 Baptism Louis Duquesnoy
12.30 Baptism Paolo Finaldi
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
Some of you may remember Patrick Gainey
Age: 92 who lived in Birkhall Road for almost 50 years. His funeral is at St Saviours in Lewisham High St on Wednesday 14th March at 12.30pm. His family are happy for anybody who knew Patrick to attend.
Also, the funeral of another parishioner, Mr Franz Busuittil will be at St Barnabas Church, Downham Way at 10.45 on Friday 23rd March.
Franz played the organ here for many years and led the Choir. May they rest in peace.
SUNDAY COFFEE MORNING
There is no coffee morning today. Hopefully many mothers are being spoiled with afternoon teas etc… Happy Mother’s Day!
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE
The next course is in May.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Each Friday evening during Lent at 7.30pm. The Cafod representative will lead the Stations next week. There is also Friday evening Mass at 8pm particularly for those who are working during the week and want to make a personal effort.
THE WHY COURSE
….continues in Hartley Hall on Thursday 22nd March at 7.30pm. For more information please see posters or take one of the cards in the church.
THIRD THURSDAY TIME
This Thursday, 15th March, drop in between 5.30 and 8.30pm for… Welcoming Café and confidential chat; Quiet Space for reflection, on your own or with support; a chance to do Yoga (5.30-6.10pm), have a Head Massage, and try Relaxation, Art, or Singing to relax you.
TTT is for everyone over 16 who would like to look after their mental wellbeing, their friends and family. ALL ARE WELCOME
MASS IN CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
St George’s Cathedral 16th June 2018 If you are celebrating your 1st / 10th/ 25th/ 40th/ 50th/ 60th + wedding anniversary this year, please write your names as soon as possible on the form at the back of the Church. Please write very clearly so you can receive an invitation from the Archbishop.
Parish Council Meeting
Monday 19th March at 8pm in Hartley Hall.
Wednesday Talks Let It Be.
The next instalment of the sessions on Mary continue at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall this Wednesday. This week’s topics ‘Mother of All’ and Queen of Heaven”
If you are interested in being a reader please come to the training session on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm in the Church. Thank you to all who expressed an interest from last week
If you are thinking about being a Special Minister please speak to Fr. Doug. We have a training and formation session on Saturday 24th March at 5pm in the Church.
LENTEN SERVICES IN TAMIL
Sunday 18th March at 4pm. See noticeboard for details.
Lenten Prayer Journals
How are you doing with your journal? It is not too late to start. Give it a go this week.
The Gospel story is Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus, a Pharisee and leader of the Jews who comes to Jesus by night, recognizing Jesus as a teacher from God, but coming in secret for fear of being put out of the synagogue. Jesus rebukes him for his lack of understanding. Good stewards realize that for the sake of this world, God gives his most cherished beloved son. And so they are willing to confess Jesus as their Lord and saviour in a public way. They do not keep their faith to themselves, in darkness. The Gospel reading challenges us to profess our faith in word and deed publicly, not to hide it away. Are we willing to accept the Gospel’s challenge? Are we willing to get out of our personal “comfort zone” and confess our faith in Christ Jesus in an open, tangible way?
Do you prefer the darkness rather than the light?
Will you choose the light of Christ to see you through in your life?