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Week starting on the 25th February 2018

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: 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
 
 
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: office@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 ( 24th/25th Feb )
 
 6.30pm Denise Coutino, Beatrice Orodje, Prexy Rajendram
 
1) Vacant 2) Vacant  P) Margaret Folkes
 
10am Dilys Grant , Shirley Lench Phil Umerah, Wendy Abiola Vacant.
 
1) Millie Lemonius, 2)Brendan Downton P Scouts / Cath Sanderson
 
11.30 John Ogunbadawa, Kate Middleton, Mary Baldwin, Frank Afful, Vera Onongaya
 
1) Petrina Douglas 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Vacant
 
 
Next weekend  1st   Sunday ( 3rd/4th March )
 
6.30pm Lesley Allen, Pat Monaghan, Vacant
 
1)     Malcolm Jones, 2) Eunice Conroy, P) Pat Barber
 
10am Iotha Lorde , Marigold Okor, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Shirine Sukhran, Rafel Skrzyp
 
1) Amos Kong,  2) Aisling O’Hara P) Kesia Palmer
 
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers
 
Emanuele Vitale, Errol Palmer
 
1) Ngozi Adedji 2) Vacant       P) Vacant
 
FINANCE    £ 1335.10        Many Thanks

 
Sat       6.30 David Nalliah RIP (Stella)  
 
Sun     2nd Sunday of Lent (24th/25th Feb)
 
           10.00 Herve Tiero & Emelienne Dago
 
           11.30 Deceased members of Kilcullen,
 
                     Slater & Bryron Families RIP           
 
Mon    9.15 Felix Rajan Tharasingham RIP
 
           9.40 Rosary
 
Tue     9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
 
           9.40 Rosary
 
Wed    12.30 Funeral Mass
 
Jennifer Russell-Pavier RIP
 
Thur    St David’s Day
 
           9.15 John Byrne RIP (Green)
 
           9.40 Rosary
 
Fri        7.30pm Exposition
 
8.00 pm Imelda Watson RIP (St Joseph’s)
 
Sat       6.30 pm Wendy Farrelly RIP (Hannon)
 
Sun     3rd Sunday of Lent (3rd/4th March)
 
           10.00 Elizabeth Zeblu RIP &
 
                     Dago Otchre – Dago
 
           10am Welcome Woodrow Folkes-Hannon
 
           11.30 Felix Rajan Tharasingham RIP
 
           11.30 Welcome Nicolo Thomas Pearce
 
           12.30 Baptism   Nicolo Thomas Pearce
 
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
 
 
DECEASED
 
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jamie Gardiner. His funeral will be at Hither Green Crematorium at 10.45 on Monday 26th February.
 
Also, the funeral of Mrs Jennifer Russell-Pavier will be here on Wednesday 28th February at 12.30pm. May they rest in peace.
 
 
A BELATED THANK YOU
 
…to all who supported the soup evening on Ash Wednesday.
 
The Union of Catholic mothers raised £70 and this will be donated to Mother Teresa’s charities.

 
THIRD THURSDAY TIME NEWS
 
Ossie went to Bishops Conference, who are funding training for volunteers, on Wednesday to present the project. We had a lovely time at the last session - good company, good fun, good food and a mixture of relaxation and exercise. Next session 15th March, details to follow. Why not try it out? All are very welcome.
 
 
STATIONS OF THE CROSS Each Friday evening at 7.30pm there will be a version of the Stations of the Cross led by a different parish group.
 
The SVP Group will be leading the Stations of the Cross this Friday at 7.30pm. The following Friday the First Holy Communion Group will lead
 
There is also Friday evening Mass at 8pm particularly for those who are working during the week and want to make a personal effort.
 
 
A SERIES OF 4 PRESENTATIONS ON MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD
Wednesdays 28th Feb, 7th, 14th and 21st March 7.30pm-8.30pm.
 
Who was Mary of Nazareth? Why was she chosen to be the mother of God? How did
 
her “YES” change the world? Where Mary is now and what is she doing? How can Mary help us today? These are some of the questions raised in the presentations.
 
Join us from 7pm for a cup of tea and meet other parishioners.
 
Will be of particular interest to those going to Lourdes on the Parish Pilgrimage in September
 
 
THE WHY COURSE
 
Holy Cross is beginning a series of talks and courses which over the next few years for anyone who wants to find out more about our Catholic Faith. Beginning this Lent we will explore some of the 'Big Questions' about God, Jesus and the Church. Thursdays 1st March 'Why God?', 8th March, 'Why Jesus?' and 22nd March, 'Why the Church?' 7:30pm in Hartley Hall. For further information contact pierpaolofinaldi@gmail.com
 
 
DIARY DATES
 
Hartley Hall Management committee meeting Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm
 Parish Council meeting Monday 19th March 8pm.

 
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.
 
 
WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
 
Catford Churches invite you to St Laurence’s Church, 37 Bromley Rd, SE6 2TS ON Friday 2nd March. Service begins at 1.30pm. Light refreshments will be available from 12.45pm.
 
All are welcome.
 
 
‘ST DAVID’S DAY CONCERT IN AID OF THE PASSAGE, a charity working with homeless people.  There will be a concert at Methodist Central Hall, Storey’s Gate Westminster SW1H 9NH on Thursday 1 March at 7.30 p.m. with the London Welsh Male Voice Choir and soloists Rebecca Evans and Gary Griffiths present by the comedian Andy Hamilton. Tickets are £20 for full details and booking visit passage-stdavidsday-concert.eventbrite.co.uk or tel. 020 75921856 email andrew.h@passage.org.uk
 
 
STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION
 
The Gospel story of the transfiguration of Jesus holds many lessons; the most prominent being the transformation of Jesus from simply being perceived as a wise and gifted prophet to the one who has fulfilled the sacred traditions of the Mosaic law and the hope of the prophets, the
 Messiah, the Christ. The Lord calls his stewards to participate in His redemptive activity. Heeding this call requires transformation, being willing to renounce patterns of behaviour that draw us away from God. In this coming week of Lent, let us pray for the grace to be transformed, so that by our goodness and generosity, we may walk more authentically in the footsteps of Jesus.


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