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
Website : www.holycross.lewisham.sch.uk
St Vincent De Paul Number
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 4th Sunday ( 27th/28th January )
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 February )
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 £1361 Many Thanks
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
Mon 9.15 Maureen Green (Doyle)
Tue 9.15 John Byrne RIP (Monaghan)
Wed St John Bosco Priest
9.15 Jim Foley RIP
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur 9.15 Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
7pm Reception of Peggy Jones RIP
Fri 12.30 Funeral Mass Peggy Jones RIP
Sat 6.30 Private Intention
Sun 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (4thFeb)
10.00 Private Intention
11.30 Private Intention
11.30 Welcome Cormac Mitchell
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.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION COURSE
The next course is in March.
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 Parish Office.
CAN YOU HELP?
Our church care team are in need of some more helpers to keep the church looking lovely. If you have some time to spare on a Thursday morning and are handy with a duster or a hoover then the group start their work at approx. 10am. Just come along.
There are also some more skilled roles we would appreciate support with especially during busy feasts and volunteer breaks and holidays such as flower arranging, laundering, ironing the various cloths and albs etc. also ordering candles and polishing the brass.
There is a lot to be done so you will never be bored. Is the Lord calling you to give your time and talent to any of these roles?
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 email@example.com
PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
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.
At the last Parish Council meeting it was agreed that each of our parish groups would pray for another group and so establish a Prayer Partnership across the parish do please remind your group whom to pray for.
Diamond Club to pray for Baptism group
Housebound to pray for RCIA
Confirmation to pray for First Communion
School to pray for the Diamond Club
First Communion to pray for the School
SVP to pray for the Uniformed Groups
RCIA to pray for the Confirmation Group
Baptism Group to pray for the Housebound
UCM to pray for the SVP
Uniformed Groups to pray for the UCM
THIRD THURSDAY TIME drop-in cafe launches on 15th February, between 5.30 and 8.30 pm, in Hartley Hall.
Our aim is to support local people over 16 living through difficult times, and their families, to improve their mental well being in a cafe with: Drinks and snacks in a welcoming atmosphere; information and activities; space for quiet reflection or spiritual support; non-judgmental social interaction with each other, and with our volunteers.
Many of our volunteers have experience of mental health issues personally or as carers/family members, and are happy to provide a sympathetic, and confidential, listening ear.
If you would like to find out more, we look forward to meeting you on 15th February
In preparation for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress - Adoremus - taking place in September in Liverpool. Anne Mellis our parish delegate will be attending this. She will speak at all Masses this week end. Archbishop Peter encourages you to pick up a Prayer Card at the end of Mass and use the prayer over the coming months.
In today’s Gospel we hear proclaimed the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. He teaches. He heals. And all are amazed. By their baptism, Christian stewards realize they are called to do the same in their lives. They are called to be the light of Christ each day. As we bring closure to the beginning of this new year, now is a good time to ask the Lord to fill our hearts with courage and faith, so that we too may publicly minister in his name; that we may be liberated from our insecurities and fear so that we can share the Gospel authoritatively and work to heal at least one wounded relationship in the coming months ahead.
The Parish office will be closed until Monday 5th February