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Week starting on the 21st January 2018

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208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 235468
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
Monday-Thursday: 9.15am
Friday 8pm
Saturday:  6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Our Lady, help of Christians, Beulieu, Grenada
The Community of Ahotokurom, Ghana.
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email: parish@holycross-catford.org
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
Safeguarding Line
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 3rd  Sunday ( 20th/21st Jan )
 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 (          )
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    £1372.81         Many Thanks

Sat       6.30 Thanksgiving (Philomin)
Sun    3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
           (20th/21st Jan )
           10.00 Kay Gray (Cleary)
           11.30 Mina Bernardi RIP
           12.30 Baptism Emmanuel Franklin Miller
Mon    9.15 Titus Nwachukwu RIP (Njoku)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     St Francis de Sales, Doctor
           8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Peggy Jones RIP (Cleary)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    Conversion of St Paul, Apostle
           9.15 Basil (Johanne)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri       St Timothy & St Titus
           7.00 Mass at St Philip Neri, Sydenham
Fr Regis Induction – see below
Sat       6.30 Margaret Damford (O’Sullivan)
Sun     4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (28th Jan)
           10.00 Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
           11.30 Anguibi Family
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
The Reception of Margaret (Peggy) Jones RIP  into Holy Cross Church will be at on Thursday 1st February at 7pm. The funeral Mass will be on Friday 2nd February at 12.30pm.
Please keep the Jones family in your prayers.
The Parish office will be closed from 24th January and will re - open on Monday 5th February
The SVP would like to thank all the generous Parishioners who anonymously donate to our work using the box at the back of the Church. Your donations are very much appreciated. We have requested a Mass to be celebrated for all our benefactors.

PLEASE NOTE – Friday Evening
We are all invited to Fr Regis’ Mass of Induction as “Parish Priest” at St Philip Neri, our neighbouring parish in Sydenham.
It seems that most of you who usually attend the evening mass here want to attend (as do the local priests). Our 8pm Mass on Friday will therefore be cancelled. The Church is at 208 Sydenham Road. The 202 takes you to the door and the 181 goes to Bell Green, a few minutes’ walk away. There may be lifts available to our usual mass attenders on a purely private arrangement so you are not deprived of mass that day.
A session for ALL parish volunteers will be held in Hartley Hall on Thursday 8th February 7-9pm. The session will cover the new parish policy and how to respond to a safeguarding matter. We would like to encourage you to attend this session which is aimed at supporting you in the valuable role you fulfil within our community.
Please confirm your attendance to the safeguarding team on safeguarding@holycross-catford.org.uk
Thank you to everyone who supported the New Year celebration for the Diamond Club and housebound of the parish last weekend. Fr Doug, the drivers, the caterers, the young people from the parish who waited on tables, the raffle providers and hospitality team and those who cleared up and of course the school for welcoming us and  enabling us to host the event. 78 people enjoyed a three course lunch commencing with a short service led by Tony Green and the Parish band followed by the fabulous Flying Finaldis who set the mood for a wonderful afternoon of celebrating community.
Thank you to the people who have come forward to help our church care team with flowers and laundering.
We are still looking to expand this team so if you are interested please make yourself known to Fr Doug.
If you are still thinking about whether or not to join our parish pilgrimage in September don’t wait too long because there are only a few places left.If you would like more information please ring Lesley Allen on O7729785843.

Watch this space!! Starting Soon from15th February 5.30-8.30 in Hartley Hall; Third Thursday Time, a space for those wanting to find support and a safe place to be that encourages mental well being for those troubled with the challenges stresses and strains of present day life as well as offering support and somewhere to talk for family members.
If you are interested in coming along to Third Thursday Time watch the newsletter next week!
If you would like to support Third Thursday Time  you can help by
1:- Joining the volunteer support team please contact 1000aq@googlemail.com
2: If you would like to financial support this initiative we would be please to receive any funds to help us buy. (We have already had one financial donation). Please make any donations payable to Holy Cross Parish, and hand them to Fr Doug or the Parish Office.
Saturday 27th January Our Lady of Lourdes,
45b Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 OAE.
9.30-10.15 Welcome
10.15-10.35 Refreshments
10.35-10.50 Quiz
10.50-11.50 Speaker followed by discussion
11.50-12.10 What makes an effective reader at Mass (Fr Tom Creagh - Fuller).
12.10 – 12.30 Questions & Closing Liturgy
This event has been planned to support all those who currently read at Mass and any new or prospective readers.
It will also provide an insight into the personal spiritual development this ministry offers.
In order to have an idea of numbers it would be helpful if you could please contact the Forest Hill Parish office on 0208 690 4549.
NEW FOR 2018
Join a new ten week programme of Chair based Yoga classes that will help build strength, Stability and flexibility in both mind and body.  Suitable for all levels.
Commencing Thursday the 25th January 2-3.30 in Hartley Hall. Cost £1.50
The session will end with tea and talk time, hosted by the Diamond Club.
For more information contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843 or lesleyaallen@btopenworld.com
The Corporate value of a string of pearls is the thread that holds it together!
                                                David Wells

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