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
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 (12th/13th May)
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 (19th/20th May)
6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing , Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Reuben Gabriel 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 £ 1219.30 Many Thanks
Sat 6.30 Leslie George Ingrey RIP (UCM)
Sun 7th Sunday of Easter (12th/13th May)
10.00 Dago Otchre RIP (Dago)
11.30 Denis Burke RIP
Mon St Matthias
11.00 Funeral Mass Albert Slater RIP
Tue 9.15 Patricia Noad (Bunty)
Wed St Simon Stock
9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur 9.15 Nancy McDonnell RIP
Fri 7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Jim Foley RIP (Cleary)
Sat 6.30 Peggy Jones RIP (Conroy)
Sun Pentecost (19th / 20th May)
10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP (Monaghan)
11.30 Patrick Gainey RIP (Anne)
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, 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
The funeral of Mr Albert Slater will be here on Monday 14th May at 11am.
Mrs Celia Ndeley will be brought into the church on Thursday 24th May at 7pm and the funeral is on Friday 25th May at 10am.
Olimpia Cominetti will be received in to the Church on Tuesday 29th May at 4.30pm and the funeral will be on Wednesday 30th May at 10.30am.
Also, a member of our Diamond club, Sylvia Llewellen has died. May they rest in peace…
…to the following candidates who will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend.
Cameryn Lemonius, Finn O’Neill, Jude O’Neill, Michelle Ujah, David Mmadufor, Natalie Ukpe, Jay Utaji, Adomas Tumosa, Joseph Olisa, Kendra Ukah, Sarah Adebiyi, Adrian Edmond-Loid, Luiyana Stefanos, Michael Ifeanyi,Chioma Onua, Chisom Ichoku, Claire Onyenekwu, Victor Mgbeobuna, Stanley Mgbeobuna, Samuel Samba, Sibissan Victor-Gnaseelan, Chikwe Unamka, Mikel Njoku
Come, restore your soul in a safe place this Thursday, (17th) in Hartley Hall between 5.30 and 8.30. Café for socialising - choose from Zumba 5.45, board games, quiet space, art/craft, singing for relaxation, massage; plus we are hoping to show the film 'Inside Out'.
All welcome to our relaxed, friendly session, and bring your friends!
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
This year’s parish sponsored walk for our charity in Ahotokurom Ghana will be on 30th June starting at the bandstand in Greenwich and walking back to Hartley Hall
DEANERY YOUTH FOOTBALL AND TABLE TENNIS COMPETITIONS
Would YOU like to take part in the Deanery football competition (under 15) to be held on the 30th of June and/or the table tennis competitions (under 15 and over 15) to be held on 21 July to represent Holy Cross parish? Please put your name on the lists at the back of the church and send your contact details in an email to Fr Doug at email@example.com
PARISH CENSUS - PARISH COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
Will take place over the week-ends 30 June / 1st July and a catch-up the following week-end 7/8 July. It will be a simple form to complete for everyone in your family. We will also make the form available online. Information you give will be only be used by the parish.
So why are we doing this now? Our information is very out of date, and many families have moved away, others have moved into the parish. Families have changed; grown/ decreased. In order to respond to parishioners' needs we will look to gather current and accurate contact details for all families, so that we can best plan how to use our parish resources. We will ask for names, addresses, ages, contact details, and schools (for children /young people)Alongside this, new legislation will be in place for Data Protection, so be assured we are only looking for information that you are prepared to volunteer. (There will be further updates on our Communication Strategy.
SPECIAL MINISTERS AND READERS
Our rotas for both of these ministries are no longer accurate, and we are asking ALL special Ministers and Readers to register their current position, whether wishing to continue on the Rota or be removed from the Rota.
There is a Poster in the Information Corner. Please either tick your own name and sign, or delete you name and sign. The Poster will be up this week and next and the new rota will begin at Pentecost.
We have recently recruited a number of new Readers and Special Ministers and hope to fit them onto the new Rota when it comes out.
HOLY CROSS SCOUTS - VOLUNTEER VACANCIES
Holy Cross Scouts celebrates 70 years this summer! We meet on Monday evenings and are looking for an adult assistant leader and adult section leader for our Beavers and Cubs groups.
Our longstanding treasurer has recently moved out of the Parish and we also need a volunteer who can manage our accounts behind the scenes. This would make a great role if you're looking for work experience on your CV, or have spare time.
Contact Heidi, 07778 354712
THE DIOCESAN JUSTICE & PEACE COMMISSION, SPRING ASSEMBLY 2018 entitled Laudato Si! Responding to the call of Pope Francis, will be at St Mary’s Church, Croydon, and Surrey. Saturday 2nd June. 10.30am to 4pm, Preceded by Mass at 10am celebrated by Bishop Lynch. Speaker Ellen Teague. Free event. Everyone welcome. Please bring a packed lunch. Tea & coffee provided.
Seventh Sunday of Easter May 12/13, 2018
In today’s Gospel we listen to Jesus, praying to his Father. He prays for the well-being of his followers. He prays that they may be protected, that they may know God’s truth, that they share in Christ’s joy. How do we exercise stewardship over the gift of prayer? What is our attitude toward prayer? Do we speak to the Lord about our personal concerns? Do we pray for others? Do we listen to the Lord? Do we believe the Lord listens to us?
This weekend – World Communications Day
Please note – no morning Mass on Monday morning