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Week starting on the 7th January 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
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
Special Ministers of Holy Communion
This weekend 1st Sunday ( 6th/7th Jan )
 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 (13th/14th Jan)
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    £ 1313.99       Many

Sat       6.30 Mary Jacintha (Sasila)
Sun     Epiphany of the Lord (6th/7th Jan)
           10.00 Gillian Yhip (H.C. School)
           11.30 Kayshia Gordon RIP (SVP)
Mon     Baptism of the Lord           
           9.15 Pippa Bellone  
            9.40 Rosary
          The end of the Season of Christmas            
Tue      9.15 Theresa Green RIP (Hubbard)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed     8.50 Rosary
           9.15 Dilys & Bill Meadows RIP (Lewis)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Fr Tom (Johanne)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
           8pm Thierry Gnanakumar RIP
Sat       6.30 Peggy Jones RIP (UCM)
Sun    2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (13th/14th Jan)
           10.00 Joseph Family TG (Joseph)
           10am Welcome Emmanuel Miller
           11.30 Thomas & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
           11.30 Welcome Isabelle Ayomide Njoku-Okiji
           12.30 Baptism   Isabelle Ayomide Njoku-Okiji
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
Margaret Jones (Peggy) who passed away this week. Peggy arranged the church flowers for 20 years at Holy Cross, she was also the housekeeper to Fr John Mulligan and a Teaching assistant at Holy Cross School for many years.
Some of you may also remember Michael Larkin who passed away on Christmas Day. Michaels’ funeral will be on the 24th January at 10am St Joseph’s in Bromley. Peggy’s funeral date has not yet been confirmed.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace. Amen

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2018
Please keep the candidates in your prayers as they continue on their faith journey:
LEWISHAM DEANERY FORMATION AND TRAINING EVENT FOR READERS.
Saturday 27th January Our Lady of Lourdes,
45b Burnt Ash Hill, SE12 OAE.
Timetable
9.30-10.15 Welcome
10.15-10.35 Refreshments
10.35-10.50 Quiz
10.50-11.50 Speaker followed by discussion
11.50-12.10 What makes an effective reader at Mass (Fr Tom Creagh - Fuller).
12.10 – 12.30 Questions & Closing Liturgy
This event has been planned to support all those who currently read at Mass and any new or prospective readers.
It will also provide an insight into the personal spiritual development this ministry offers.
In order to have an idea of numbers it would be helpful if you could please contact the Forest Hill Parish office on 0208 690 4549.
THE GOOD COUNSEL NETWORK
…ask that ‘On Friday 12th January, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia in this Country. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed, and it really does save lives. Please also pray that buffer zones around abortion centres won’t be introduced.’
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION CLASSES
If you wish to apply for the January course 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 by the 10th January. The next course (if you miss this) will be in March

HOLY CROSS PARISH
…are off to Lourdes in September 2018 for a week, there are A few places left so if you haven't booked yet you can still do so. The cost is £ 720 per person.
If you missed the information evening or would like more information please ring Lesley Allen on O7729785843 or speak to Fr Doug. Lesley will be available after the 10 am Mass at the back of church if you have any enquiries.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Fr Regis’s Induction to St Philip Neri Parish in Sydenham at 7pm on Friday 26th Jan. More details to follow…..
THIRD THURSDAY TIME
A monthly Mental Health wellbeing group will soon be starting on a Thursday evening in Hartley Hall.
If you would like some friendly support in your life then this is for you.
Carers and family members will be welcome.
We also need volunteers to help with refreshments, activities, befriending and new ideas. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or want to find out more then contact 0208 695 0906 or email 1000AQ@googlemail.com
CATHOLIC SINGLES
Single, separated, widowed or divorced?
Catholic Singles helps practising Catholics meet other Catholics. Supports Catholic Parishes and Charities, provides a strictly confidential service,
Sends members a monthly bulletin called Catholic Networking and publicises social events free of charge. For more information, with no obligation contact 0161 941 3498 info@catholicsingles.org.uk
www.catholicsingles.org.uk
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
8pm Wednesday 10th January
DEANERY PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
8pm Tuesday 9th January
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PREPARATION
Saturday 13th January 10am start
THE CRIB COLLECTION
…this year goes to Friends of the Holy Land


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