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Week starting on the 17th December 2017

HOLY CROSS CHURCH CATFORD
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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
     
                                                                     
 
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website: https://www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
MASS TIMES
Monday-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
HARTLEY HALL
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
TWINNING PROJECTS
Our Lady, help of Christians, Beulieu, Grenada
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana
www.ahoto.org
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR:
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Tel: 020 8698 2675  Fax: 020 8697 7137
Email : info@holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
07835188411
Safeguarding Line
07598524024
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 3rd  Sunday (16th/17th Dec )
 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
Next weekend 4th  Sunday ( 24th/25th )
6.30pm Denise Coutino, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
1) Vacant 2) Vacant  P) Margaret Folkes
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah Victor Santhiapillai, Wendy Abiola.
1) Millie Lemonius, 2)Brendan Downton P Scouts / Cath Sanderson
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton,  Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya
1) Petrina Douglas2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
FINANCE    £1384.10 Grenada £84.10        Many Thanks
Sat       6.30 Christopher & Christina Rajendram  
Sun      3rd Sunday of Advent (16th/17th Dec)
           10.00 Ann-Marie Doyle RIP (Doyle)
           11.30 Dilys & Bill Meadow RIP (Lewis)
Mon    9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Jim Gallagher RIP (Gallagher)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Myra Hannon TG (Allen)
9.40 Divine Mercy
7pm Penitential Service
Thur    9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Fri       7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed   
                       Sacrament
           8pm Michael Herlihy RIP (F)
Sat       6.30 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
Sun     4th Sunday of Advent (24th /25th)
           10.00 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
           11.30 Private Intention (Baldwin)
Christmas Eve (24th Dec)
             6.30pm TG Our Lady (Rajendram)
Midnight Mass Joe Czanowski (O’Connell)
The Nativity of our Lord (25th Dec)
            10am Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
            11.30am Mary Monaghan RIP           
COFFEE MORNING
There will be no coffee morning this Sunday in order to the hall for our charity Christmas concert at 4pm.
IT’S FINALLY HERE
Our Ghana fundraising nativity and concert is on this Sunday, 17th December at 4 pm.
Cost £5 adults and £1 children.
Tickets obtained from stewards after masses 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. If you can’t make the concert you can still support the event by buying a raffle ticket.
Top prize is a luxury Christmas hamper. £1 for a strip of tickets.
IT’S A BUSY TIME
Next weekend it is the usual Sunday services and goes straight into Christmas
with the usual Christmas services also beginning on Sunday evening. Please take away one of the sheets to stick on your fridge.
Please note there is NO Mass on St Stephen’s Day this year.

CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The Christmas Day offering collection is your personal gift to Fr Doug. Please put your offerings in the offertory basket at Christmas OR drop it 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
READERS AND SPECIAL MINISTERS
Please write your names down for Christmas services. Lists are in the Sacristy.
THE CATFORD PARISH SVP GROUP
Wish to thank staff, pupils and parents of Holy Cross School for their generous donations to Christmas hampers for local people, and Mini Vinnies for preparing them so beautifully. Thanks also to pupils at Christ the King College for their kind donations, which are very much appreciated.
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.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
The next one will be in January. 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.)
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION
In today’s second reading Paul concludes his letter to the Christian community at Thessalonica by providing it with actions to take as they wait for the return of the
Lord. The first action is to rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances. This sounds easy but it’s not. The two words that make this task difficult are “always” and
“all”. This means giving thanks and rejoicing even when our circumstances are not always moments of joy and thanksgiving, or when we are confronted with a broken
world. Prayerful stewards rejoice and give thanks in all circumstances because they are people of hope. A good refection this week would be how the season of Advent can give you reason to hope.
DURING ADVENT
…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.
PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Please note, the penitential service will be here at 7pm on WEDNESDAY 20th December at 7pm NOT Tuesday as advertised in last week’s newsletter.


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