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Week starting on the 31st December 2017

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
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
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: 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
This weekend 5th    Sunday (30th/31st Dec)
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) *
Next weekend 1st Sunday (6th/7th 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
Sat       6.30 Thanksgiving (Philomin)
Sun     The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary &   
           Joseph (30th/31st Jan)
           10.00 Margaret Green RIP
           11.30 Dilys & Bill Meadows RIP
                    (Lewis)
Mon     Mary Mother of God
           10am Brendan O’Sullivan RIP
            (O’Sullivan)            
Tue    Ss Basil & Gregory
          9.15 Nina Newell RIP (Hannon)          
Wed 9.15 Hazel Lockwood RIP (Benzynie)
Thur    9.15 Renshaw Family (Yhip)          
Fri        7.30pm Exposition of the Blessed
                         Sacrament
           8pm TG ST Anthony (Rajendram)
Sat       6.30 Mary Jacintha (Sasila)
Sun     Epiphany of the Lord
           10.00 Gillian Yhip (H.C. School)
           11.30 Kayshia Gordon RIP (SVP)
Mon     Baptism of the Lord          
           9.15 Pippa Bellone
           The end of the Season of Christmas
THE CRIB COLLECTION
…this year goes to Friends of the Holy Land
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, Nino Leone, Agatha Lewis, Gala Lobo Anthony Marshall,  Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy,   Florence Nosegbe, Celia Ndeley,  Calvin & Eleanor Martin, Mabel Martin,  Marie Obiamiwe, 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 Michael Larkin RIP who passed away on Christmas Day. Michael was the deputy head of Holy Cross school from 1975-1995.
May he rest in peace.
PLEASE NOTE
The email address and telephone number
Have recently changed and the current email address is parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
(the office@holycross account no longer exists). The current telephone number is 0208 698 3672.

MESSAGE FROM FR DOUG
This weekend we look forward to the New Year and all the blessings it may bring but we also look back and give thanks for the joys of the old. Permit me to express a few words of thanks on behalf of you all:
to the Parish Council, its chairman and secretary and to all the parish groups and activity that they lead or coordinate - including the catechist teams for baptism, first holy communion, confirmation, children’s liturgies and RCIA, our treasurer, gift aid organiser and buildings manager, our Christmas fayre organiser and her team and our offertory collection counters, our welcome teams at masses and coffee morning organisers, our Ghana mission team, the SVP teams, the CAFOD rep and our Missio rep, our Hartley Hall committee and staff, our Diamond club leader and helpers, our parent and toddler group leader and helpers, the UCM and the Catholic mothers, the home visiting team, the school signing-in volunteers and our school foundation governors, our Jack Petchey rep and our uniformed youth group leaders, our altar servers, the church care team, the flower lady, the crib builder, the Christmas tree team, the organists, cantors and the band, our Eucharistic ministers, shop staff and sacristans, the parish office manager, the parish registers keeper, the safeguarding team and the information officer who built our splendid new website…..
and indeed everyone who has taken part in our parish activity and helped to carry our mission forward.
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
The next one will be in January. Please complete an application form (these are situated at the back of the church). Attach a COPY of the long version of your child’s BIRTH certificate and a copy of your own baptism certificate and submit it to the parish office.
RCIA NEW TIMES
The RCIA group will now meet on Friday mornings between 11am and 12.30pm for the remainder of this year’s group which is scheduled to finish shortly after Easter.
It will revert to meeting on a Monday evening in October 2018. The first meeting is on the 5th January.

READERS DAY LEE.
Advance notice:- Lewisham Deanery is holding a Formation Day for Readers on Saturday 27th January 2018, 9.30am -1 2.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Lee, both experienced  and those thinking about taking on this important Ministry are warmly invited. More information and booking details closer to the time.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES
For anyone who is interested in coming to Lourdes on the parish Pilgrimage September
7th- -14th 2018 at a cost of £720 and couldn’t come to the information evening last week it’s not too late. Contact Lesley Allen on 07729785843 or Fr Doug via the office 02086983672.
CALLING ALL CATHOLIC, LABOUR PARTY SUPPORTERS:
Join us on Wednesday 24th January, where Catholics for Labour are meeting for Mass, followed by an 'in conversation and audience Q&A' event with a leading Catholic, Labour MP to discuss the influence of faith on policy-making and much more.
Mass will be held at the church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street at 8pm. The 'in conversation' event will be held at the Audley pub, nearby, at 8:30pm.
Catholics for Labour is a new group, established at 2017 Labour Party Conference, aimed at those interested in applying Catholic social teaching to public policy. The group also seeks to help its members considering participating in public life to pursue this path.
For more information about the event and to RSVP, please email Dan Greef office@dangreef.org.uk
DAY OF PRAYER AND RECOLLECTION
Save the date, 7th July 2018 Convent of St Andrews Belmont Hill (Very Advanced notice, more details closer to the time.)
FREE HOT MEALS
…in the borough. There is a list on the information board in the Sangley Rd porch
of venues where those in need can receive a hot meal everyday all year round.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
8pm Tuesday 10th January.


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