Fr. Antony has had an accident whilst on holiday in India and has sustained some fractures. He is not fit to fly at present. He is hoping to have the casts removed on 10th October and all being well, hopes to be fit to fly home then. His arrival in Catford has therefore been delayed. Please pray for a speedy recovery, more news later.
St. James asks what our love for Jesus Christ can possibly mean if it does not result in action on behalf of, and to benefit, our neighbour. He suggests that faith in Jesus Christ is demonstrated most profoundly in our care for the needy, the suffering, and the underprivileged. Stewardship includes proclaiming the Good News by putting our faith into action on behalf of others. In what ways have we been willing to make sacrifices and renunciations for the sake of Jesus Christ and our neighbour?
Fill my house unto the fullest,
Eat my bread and drink my wine,
The love I bear is held from no one;
(Refrain)All I own, and all I do, I give to you
Take my time unto the fullest,
Find in me the trust you seek,
And take my hands to you outreaching... (refrain)
Christ our Lord with love enormous
from the cross his lessons taught
-to love all men as I have loved you... (refrain)
Join with me as one in Christ-love.
May our hearts all beat as one,
And may we give ourselves completely... (refrain)
Have you completed a form for you and your family yet? (Go to the Parish website to do so)
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FORMS
The closing date for applications is the 17thSeptember Application forms are available at
2ND COLLECTION HOME MISSION SUNDAY
On 16 September, the Catholic Church celebrates Home Mission Sunday. It's an opportunity to inspire Catholics and help them to engage with the mission of the Church, whilst supporting the work of the Home Mission Office. This collection supports the national work of the Bishops for Evangelisation. It provides the bishops of England and Wales with resources to support the Home Mission, the spread of the Gospel in our own country. The money collected enables a breadth of work to be done in support of parish evangelisation.
DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS
Saturday 22nd September. This Day is for all the Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. If you are a Catechist and have never attended one of these annual days please contact the Parish Office to book a place.
Our Holy Cross Parish Beaver and Cub Scout groups will be meeting again this Monday in the school hall. Places are available for new members. Beavers are ages 6-8 and meet from 3:30 to 4:30. Cubs are ages 8-10 and meet from 6 to 7:30. To express interest in joining or for further information on the group call Heidi on 07778 354712 or email email@example.com
TTT :Third Thursday Time
Mental wellbeing for all, this Thursday, 20th September. Cafe, Singing, Arts & Crafts, Book Swap, Hand Massage, Space for Reflection PLUS African Dancing for fun and fitness and Mindfulness Session. ALL welcome.
Come Home Prayer
We pray for those who have been baptised but who no longer, or rarely, attend Church; that they will understand and experience in their hearts that Christ is the source of unconditional love and reconciliation.
We pray for everyone who worships in our parish community; that we may find the right words and means to invite our absent brothers and sisters to return to the practice of their faith.