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
St Vincent De Paul Number
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This 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) Ronald Jeyachandra 2nd Merlyn Clark, P Mitchelle Mbaeri
Next weekend 4th Sunday (24th/25th March)
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 £1326.28 Many Thanks
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
Mon St Joseph
9.15 Patrick McCarthy RIP (McCarthy)
Tue 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Sheila O’Hara & Family
9.40 Divine Mercy
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP
9.40 Stations of the Cross
Thur 9.15 Cecily Nalliah RIP (Stella)
Fri 7.30pm Stations of the Cross
8pm Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
Sat 6.30 SM Ponniah RIP (Stella)
Sun Palm Sunday (24th/25th March)
9.45 In the playground for 10am Mass
10.00 Genevieve & Marie Paula (Dago)
11.30 SVP Benefactors (TG)
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
Some of you may remember Mrs Eileen Kiely who lived in Catford for many years before returning to Cork in Ireland. Mrs Kiely has recently passed away. Please remember her in your prayers.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Each Friday evening during Lent at 7.30pm. The Sanderson family 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.
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 last session this Wednesday at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall. We will look at making the DVD available to anyone who missed a session. Please ask.
If you are thinking about being a Special Minister, please speak to Fr. Doug this week. We have a training and formation session next Saturday 24th March at 5pm in the Church.
Thank you to all those who came forward as Readers there are still vacancies at the 11.30am Mass please speak to one of the ushers if you are interested in being a Reader.
FORMATION ADVISER FOR KENT
– last call for anyone interested in this role. Please contact Sarah Wood – email@example.com for more information by 5pm on Monday 19th March 2018.
PARISH ADMINISTRATOR REQUIRED
See noticeboard in Sangley Rd for details
Special Ministers are asked to sign up on the sheet in the Sacristy this week-end to confirm their attendance and to cover the Holy Week and Easter Rota.
NEXT WEEK IS PALM SUNDAY
The 10am Mass begins at 9.45am in the Playground when we are joined by St Andrew’s and St Laurence’s for the Blessing of Palms and Procession.
Monday 26th March 7pm in the Church. Take this opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Easter. There will be several priest present.
ALL READERS and SPECIAL MINISTERS
Will be invited to renew their commitment on Maundy Thursday at the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.
GOSPEL REFLECTION FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
In this week’s Gospel story Jesus invites his disciples into a great mystery with curious pronouncements: Those who love their lives just as they are will lose them. If a grain of wheat dies, it will bear much fruit...What does Jesus mean? The climactic event of Jesus’ passion and death is drawing closer; a time when the great confrontation between Jesus and the powers of darkness take place. When Jesus is lifted up, he will draw all to himself. The Christian steward knows life can’t be lived in complacency. We are called to die to self, bear more fruit, be raised up with Jesus. Jesus brings discomfort to those who are comfortable. Jesus urges us to give witness in his name. How will we respond?
How is it going? It is never too late to start.
Thought for the week-
· How do you face up the challenges or difficulties of your future?
· What good might be achieved by being brave enough to change NOW?