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Week starting on the 22 April 2018

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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: 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
OVERSEAS PROJECTS
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 4th   Sunday (April 21st/22nd)
 6.30pm Denise Coutino, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
1) Vacant, 2) Vacant  P) Margaret Folkes
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah Victor Santhiapillai, *
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
Next weekend 5th   Sunday (April 28th/29th )
6.30pm Mariam Philomin, Vacant, Vacant
1)     Pat Barber, 2) Eunice, Neshanth Uthayakumar,P) *
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Francesca Dunbar, Dilys Grant, Ossie Folkes.
1) Ashley Lench,  2) Rosa Candita Simpkins, P) Rob Dunbar   
11.30am Pat Ellis, Barbara Heathcote, John Ogunbadawa, John Walsh,
1) Mitchelle Mbaeri, 2) Dillon Augustin, P) *
FINANCE    £1247.00
Ecclesiastical Education £131.20.         Many Thanks

Sat        6.30 Mina Bernardi RIP
Sun      4th Sunday of Easter (April 21st/22nd)
            10.00 Michael Larkin RIP (Conroy)            
            11.30 Bridget Woods RIP (Lewis)
            11.30 Welcome Elise Pochon
                                       Faith & Christopher Eke
            12.30 Baptism   Elise Pochon
                                       Faith & Christopher Eke
Mon     St George
           9.15 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
           9.40 Rosary
Tue      9.15 Margaret Scales RIP (Monaghan)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     St Mark
           8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Simplicio Sermento RIP &
                   Filomeno Branco RIP (Branco)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed
                         Sacrament
           8pm Conroy Family (Jones)
Sat       6.30 Lesley Allen (UCM)
Sun     5th Sunday of Easter (April 28th/29th)
           10.00 Mario Fina RIP (Fina)
           11.30 Bridget Woods RIP (Lewis)
           12.30 Baptism Alice Campbell
THIS IS VOCATIONS WEEKEND
DECEASED
The funeral of Dr Musu Goba will be here at 12 midday on 2nd May.
Mr Leslie George Ingrey’s funeral will take place here on Tuesday the 8th of May 2018 at 12.30pm.
The funeral of Mr Albert Slater will be here on 14th May at 11am and Mrs Celia Ndeley will be brought into the church on Thursday 24th May (time to be confirmed) and the funeral is on Friday 25th May at 12.30pm.
May they rest in peace…..
COFFEE & CAKE
This weekend, the SVP commemorates the birthday of their founder Blessed Fredrick Ozanam.
They will be holding a Coffee Morning & Cake sale after the 10am Sunday Mass. There will be a Raffle with lovely prizes.
The Mini Vinnies will also have a table sale of small items.
Please come along to support in whatever way you can.
SVP YOUTH GROUP
The St. Vincent de Paul group are almost ready to launch a new SVP group for the young people of our parish. Over the last six months the youth leaders have been working to ensure that all the requirements are in place to begin. A start date will be communicated soon. Watch this space!
GHANA PROJECT
If you would like to help organise this year’s Parish walk for our charity in Ghana please come to a meeting on 4th May 6pm in the parish meeting room. All are very welcome, if you would like to help but can’t make the meeting speak to Kath O Sullivan or Lesley Allen.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
A big thank you to all of you who help maintain the weekly offerings to support this parish and its work and upkeep; whether you contribute by cash, cheque or bank standing order.
Thank you also to those who have Gift Aided their contributions which enables the Church to recover the basic rate tax you paid on your salary, pension earnings or other income.
Here at Holy Cross we offer the Gift Aid scheme to those who donate by bank standing order, or by using a Gift Aid envelope. If you would like to join the Gift Aid scheme, there are forms available in the Contact Corner – you need a Gift Aid declaration and a bank standing order form.  Once completed please hand both forms to Fr Doug. We can also claim Gift Aid on Mass offerings so if you have a lot of Masses offered throughout the year please consider
Completing a form.
For those donors already within the Gift Aid scheme, please let us know if your Tax Status has changed.
PARISH FINANCES
Many thanks to you all for supporting the parish financially, as well as in other ways.
In 2017 our income was £97,486 made up of £70,115 offertory, £7,878 gift aid and £15,600 investment.
Our expenditure was £77,801 of which £4207 ran the parish office, £16,133 went to the diocese, £6,905 was for the church and £4,033 paid for the clergy including the presbytery costs.
Thus there was an excess of £19,685 in the year. A fuller account is on the website.
We are very grateful to Mr Peter Louth who has looked after the parish accounts this year
Fr Doug
  
FORMATION DAY FOR PARISH CANTORS, SINGERS AND MUSICIANS
a day of teaching and practical resourcing at Hartley Hall, on Saturday 28th April from 10am to 4pm. Input will be from Pierpaolo Finaldi. Bring a packed lunch and/or something to share. To register your attendance, please email Deacon Javier Elderfield at elderfieldjavier@hotmail.com or leave a message at St Saviours Parish presbytery on 02088522490.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE
If you would like to attend the next course
Please complete an application form and attach a copy of your own baptismal certificate and birth certificate and submit to the parish office. The office is open from 9am-11am Mon-Fri. The contact number is 0208 698 3672.
PARISH PIGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
Sept 7th-14th.
Currently there are 44of us making this pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine in Lourdes. Our agent tells us that we could take 6 more people – which we’d love to do! So if you’d like more information contact Leslie Allen, Fr Doug or the Parish Office for details. We will be full – board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Hotel Beau Site flying from Stanstead at the cost of £720.

Retiring Collection this weekend – Maintenance of St George’s Cathedral

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.
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 / holycrosscatford.scouts@gmail.com.
ROSARY ON THE COAST
Our UCM group will be praying the Rosary by the River Thames at 3pm next Sunday (29th April) on the Southbank, Westminster Bridge.
ATTENTION SPECIAL MINISTERS
We are inviting all those who are special ministers who have not yet been commissioned by our Archbishop to a special commissioning service on Saturday 12th May at Aylesford Priory, ME20 7BX.
Please put your name on the list at the back of the church.
SEATED YOGA
A new 10 week block will begin in Hartley Hall on Thursday 26th April. 2pm-3.30pm. Feel free to pop along.
JOIN THE UCM AND THE CATHOLIC MOTHERS APOSTOLATE
…on the 29th April for Coffee Morning after 10 O'clock Mass to raise money for 'The March for Life' that will be held in London at the beginning of May.  
"Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid. JPII"
VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG WOMEN (20S AND 30S)
Theme: Discerning God's Call in my life
Dates: 25-27 May 2018
Location: Liverpool
The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ).
There will be input from the FCJ sisters on different aspects of vowed life, and time for prayer, reflection and discussion with other young women who are also considering a vocation to religious life.
It's an opportunity to live community life for a weekend and meet some sisters!
For more information contact Sr Lynne fcJ at lynnefcj@hotmail.com or visit our website www.fcjsisters.org


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