HOLY CROSS CHURCH
Catford, London, SE6 2JS
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Part of RC Archdiocese of Southwark
Registered charity number: 1173050
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 1st Sunday (5th/6th May)
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 Sukran, Rafel Skrzyp
1) Amos Kong 2) Lisa O’Hara P) Kesia Palmer
11.30am Jude Ibe, Anne Mellis, Cynthia Myers, Emanuele Vitale, Errol Palmer
1) Ngozi Adedj, 2) Vacant 3) Vacant
Next weekend 2nd Sunday (12th/13th May )
6.30pm Myra Hannon, Mariam Philomin, Prema Louth.
1) UCM, 2) UCM, P) UCM
10am Joe Baptiste, Caroline Cleary, Ossie Folkes, Cyril Mbaeri, Ray Williams.
1) Kimberley Kong, 2) Ashley Lench P) Pat O’Sullivan
11.30 Jerome, Adedji, Mary Lewis, Vincent Okonji, John Walsh, Rosa Candita Simpkins.
2) Frank Afful, P) Mitchelle Mbaeri
FINANCE £ 1128.40 St George’s £181.80
Sat 6.30 Jenny & Paddy Gyles (UCM)
Sun 6th Sunday of Easter (5/6th May)
10.00 Ken Deller RIP (Green)
11.30 Patrick McLoone RIP (Monaghan)
11.30 Samuel Josh Samba
12.30 Samuel Josh Samba
Mon 10am Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
Tue 12.30 Funeral Mass Leslie George Ingrey RIP
Wed 8.50 Rosary
9.15 Alphonse P RIP (Heinrich)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur Ascension of the Lord
9.15 Francesca Candita Simpkins RIP
7pm Peggy Jones RIP (Cleary)
Fri 7.30 Exposition
8pm Kay & Francie Coughlan TG (Maton)
Sat 6.30 Leslie George Ingrey RIP (UCM)
Sun 7th Sunday of Easter (12th/13th May)
10.00 Dago Otchre RIP (Dago)
11.30 Denis Burke RIP
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
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.
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.
The funeral of Olimpia Cominetti will be here on Wednesday 30th May at 10.30am.
May they rest in peace…
THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (May 10th)
Thursday is a Holy day of Obligation.
There is an extra Mass in the evening at 7pm.
Morning mass on bank holiday Monday is 10am.
No morning Mass Tuesday due to funeral at 12.30pm
The Ascension of the Lord (Thursday)
Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus instructed his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all of creation. As stewards of this legacy, we too are called to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our words and actions; in how we live and how we treat others. Are we sharing the life of Christ with others in our day-to-day lives? In what ways do we see ourselves proclaiming the Gospel? In what ways can we do better?
Thank you to everybody who supported last Sunday’s coffee morning.
The Apostolate of Catholic Mothers wish to thank the Union of Catholic Mothers for their support. The sum of £127.11 was raised for this Sunday’s ‘March for Life’.
DEANERY YOUTH FOOTBALL AND TABLE TENNIS COMPETITIONS
Would YOU like to take part in the Deanery football competition (under 15) to be held on the 30th of June and/or the table tennis competitions (under 15 and over 15) to be held on 21 July to represent Holy Cross parish? Please put your name on the lists at the back of the church and send your contact details in an email to Fr Doug at email@example.com
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. This 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH COMMUNICATION STRATEGY - PARISH CENSUS
In order to help our parish work more effectively we will be holding a Census over the weekend Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. Our records have been very outdated over the last few years and in order to work more effectively, now is the time to bring our information up to date. This is all part of our Parish Communication Strategy. Many of you have already have commented on the new and improved parish website and many of you are taking advantage of having the Parish Newsletter emailed directly to you each week. We are hoping to further improve communication and consultation over the next twelve months. There will be further updates on the Census over the coming weeks.
SPECIAL MINISTERS AND READERS
Our rotas for both of these ministries are no longer accurate, and we are asking ALL special Ministers and Readers to register their current position, whether wishing to continue on the rota or be removed from the rota.
There is a Poster in the Information Corner. Please either tick your own name and sign, or delete you name and sign. The Poster will be up this week and next and the new rota will begin at Pentecost.
We have recently recruited a number of new Readers and Special Ministers and hope to fit them onto the new rota when it comes out.
NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST JUDE
26TH May 2018 All welcome
11.00 Devotions with Anointing
12.00-13.00 Picnic on the grounds (bring your own food)
13.30 Open air Mass
14.30 Saint Jude Procession
35, Tanners Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JW.
Jesus calls his disciples his “friends” and commands them to love one other as he has loved them. We are called to be stewards of this friendship; to love one another as Jesus loves us. Do we give serious attention to what this love requires of us? Does this require us to actively seek the welfare of others? What is the price of this friendship with the Lord?
Next weekend –Communications weekend.