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Week starting on the 14th January 2018

HOLYCROSS 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: 235468
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 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
Next weekend 3rd   Sunday ( 20th/21st Jan )
 6.30pm Pat Healy, Bridgette Laing , Chris Joyce
1) Jenushan Justin 2) Daniell Evan P) Maureen Gabriel
10am Gwen Williams, Marian Perez, Francisca Dunbar, Elena Travers, Marco Munoz.
1st Gillian Yip, 2nd Rob Dunbar, P Bina Augustin
11.30am Debo Akinbode, Pat Ellis, Barbara Heathcote, Phil Loughnane, Vacant
FINANCE    £ 1448.00 Crib £190.11       Many Thanks

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 Franklin Miller
           11.30 Thomas & Brendan Kilcoyne RIP
           11.30 Welcome Isabelle Ayomide Njoku-Okiji
           12.30 Baptism   Isabelle Ayomide Njoku-Okiji
Mon     9.15 Patrick Foley RIP (Cleary)
           9.40 Rosary
Tue     9.15 Phyllis Cahill (Allen)
           9.40 Rosary
Wed    St Anthony Abbot
8.50 Rosary
9.15 Deceased members of Kenny Family
       (Maton)
9.40 Divine Mercy
Thur    9.15 Patrick Shaugnessy (McLaughlin)
           9.40 Rosary
Fri        7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
           8pm Bridget Cleary RIP (Cleary)
Sat       6.30 Thanksgiving (Philomin)
Sun    3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (20th/21st Jan )
           10.00 Kay Gray (Cleary)
           11.30 Mina Bernardi RIP
           12.30 Baptism Emmanuel Franklin Miller
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
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.
PLEASE NOTE
The Parish office will be closed from 24th January and will re - open on Monday 5th February

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2018
Please keep the candidates in your prayers as they continue on their faith journey:
Sarah Umerah, Michaela Konan, Ronal Jeyachandra, Joy Olisa, Beatrice Simpkins, Daniella Beldia, Joshua Muiruri, Michael Gamilde, Adetola Ijiyode, Lauryn Williams-Lewis, Oba Kwokori, Grace Downton, Jessica Erangey, Hannah Forde, Sean O’Sullivan, Jean-Yoann Miezan, Vanessa Pinnock, Renzo Mayomi
Rahel Jeul ,Robert Goulbourne, Ruth Johnson ,Ertan Nurcin
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?
RCIA RITE OF WELCOME
Please continue to keep the RCIA Group
In your prayers John, Joy, Tameka and Vanessa as they journey towards the Easter Vigil and Reception into the Catholic Church.

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 lesleyaallen@btopenworld.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.

LIFE, GENDER, RELATIONSHIPS:
CATHOLIC ETHICS AND TODAY’S SOCIETY
Our speaker: Dr. Anthony McCarthy is an bio- ethicist and Education Director at SPUC. He lectures in moral philosophy both in the UK and internationally. His work entitled Ethical Sex: Sexual Choices and Their Nature and Meaning was published in 2016.
Date: 16 January, 2018
Location:  Our Lady of Victories Parish Hall, Kensington High Street  W8 6SA
Time: Doors will open at 6:45 pm and the lecture will begin at 7 pm.  Refreshments and Q&A will follow.
Admission: £5 at the door
Registration: guildofourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com
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.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
We should not build towers without foundations, for the Lord looks not so much on the magnitude of the work but rather on the love with which it was done.
St Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church


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