HOLY CROSS CHURCH
208 Sangley Road
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
Parish Priest: Fr Doug Bull
Monday-Thursday : 9.15am
Saturday: 6.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.00am & 11.30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 6pm
PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Tel: 020 8698 3672
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 5th Sunday (28th/29th Jan)
6.30pm Mariam Philomin, Vacant, Vacant.
1) Pat Barber, 2) Neshanth Uthayakumar, P) Vacant
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Francesca Dunbar, Dilys Grant, Ossie Folkes.
Ashley Lench, 2) Rosa Candita Simpkins P) Rob Dunbar
11.30 Pat Ellis, Barbara Heathcote, John Ogunbadewa John Walsh, Vacant.
1) Mitchelle Mbaeri, 2) Dillon Augustin, P) Vacant
Next weekend 1st Sunday (4th/5th Feb)
6.30pm Bridgette Laing, Vicky D’Mello, Pat Monaghan
1) Malcolm Jones 2) Eunice Conroy P) Pat Barber
10am Dilys Grant, Shirley Lench, Phil Umerah, Victor Santhiapillai, Vacant.
1) Amos Kong 2) Lisa O’Hara P) Kesia Palmer
11.30am John Ogunbadewa, Frank Afful, John Walsh, Vacant
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Vacant 3) Vacant
FINANCE £1252. 07 Many Thanks
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
Mon 9.15 Michael Larkin RIP (Yhip)
Tue 9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
Wed St Athanasius
12pm Funeral Mass – Dr Musu Goba RIP
Thur Sts Philip and James Apostles
9.15 Felix Rajan Tharasingham RIP
Fri Blessed Martyrs of England & Wales
8pm Matt Cleary RIP (Cleary)
Sat 6.30 Jenny & Paddy Gyles (UCM)
Sun 6th Sunday of Easter (5/6th May)
10.00 Michael Larkin RIP (Yhip)
11.30 Patrick McLoone RIP (Monaghan)
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, Elizabeth Goba, Theresa Harney, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall, Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy, Florence Nosegbe, , 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
Please pray for Olimpia Cominetti who has died (aged 106)
Her funeral will be here on Wednesday 30th May at 10.30am.
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 at 7pm and the funeral is on Friday 25th May at 10am.
May they rest in peace…..
FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING
….in the hall this Sunday.
Come and have refreshments, cakes for sale and raffle prizes to be won. All funds raised will go to support the ‘March for Life’. See below.
MARCH FOR LIFE
5TH May commences at 1.30pm. Speeches in Parliament square from 2.30pm. To find out more why not attend the fundraising coffee morning and speak to the organisers
or see posters in porch.
SVP THANK YOU
The St Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support on Sunday. The coffee morning raised over £530 which will be used to support people in need in and around our Parish. The SVP work all year to meet local need and for anyone who is able to help, the donation box is at the back of the church.
Our huge thanks for your wonderful response. SVP.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
The next session is on Saturday 5th May at 10am Sharp! The final session is on the 9th June.
ROSARY ON THE COAST
Our UCM group will be praying the Rosary by the River Thames at 3pm this Sunday (29th April) on the Southbank.
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.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the murder of our son Jimmy Mizen, an evening talk will be given by his parents Barry and Margaret on Friday 4th May 7.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 45B Burnt Ash Hill, Lee SE12 0AE.
Following a determination that something of value would be his legacy and with God’s Grace some good would come from it Barry and Margaret, who now share Jimmy’s story of Forgiveness, Peace and Hope around the country, will share their journey with us.
Where is God in the darkest of moments? come and hear Barry and Margaret share their journey . Refreshments to follow in the hall.
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. This is the last weekend to apply.
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.
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. Next weekend is the last weekend to apply for the May course.
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 / email@example.com.
Gospel Reflection Sunday of Easter, Weekend of April 28/29, 2018
Jesus offers a quintessential stewardship statement in today’s Gospel reading: “Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.” Jesus Christ offers us the fullness of eternal life. Do our lives reveal that this is what we want? Do we believe that by hearing the Word of the Lord and responding we not only produce “good fruit,” but abide in the very life of God?
Retiring Collection this weekend (not last weekend as published – Maintenance of St George’s Cathedral