Holy Cross Church Catford
Holy Cross Church Catford
Holy Cross Church Catford
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Parish Priest

Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam

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Parish Contacts

Parish Office
Open Tue & Thu 10am-3pm
Josepha Flahive  
Lisa O’Hara   
Parish Pastoral Council
Richard Conroy

Hartley Hall
[Tony Early]
Culverley Road,

Holy Cross School
[0208 6982675]
Executive Headteacher:
Miss Mary Collins
Holy Cross Bookshop
[0203 4418240]
4 Brownhill Road, Catford

Baptism Team

First Holy Communion:
Anne Mellis

Catherine Sanderson & Tanner Bernardi-Heslop

Judy & Fabian Chen

Adult Altar Servers & Choir
Nick Wibberley

Children's Choir
Francisca Dunbar and Helen Pearce

Safeguarding Line 0759 8524024

Contact Office 0208 6983672
Parish Toddler Play Group
Contact Office 0208 6983672

Diamond Club (Social Group for over 60's)
Lesley Allen 07729 785843
or Parish Office 0208 6983672

Third Thursday Time TTT

Newsletter matters to be sent to [email protected] by Wednesday.


1st Sunday of Advent

2 / 3 December 2023

Dear Parish Family,
As we embark on this sacred season of Advent, we step into the first week of the
liturgical year, greeted by the familiar glow of the Advent wreath - the first 
flicker of hope in our hearts.
Amidst the rush and bustle, Advent whispers to us, inviting us to pause and
reflect on the profound hope that the birth of Christ brings. It's a season of
anticipation, of quiet preparation, and a reminder that even in the darkest hours,
a glimmer of light shines through.
Let us use this time to cultivate hope in our lives and within our community.
Let our actions, words, and prayers be a beacon of optimism and love to those
around us, illuminating the path toward peace and joy.
May this first week of Advent fill us with hope, igniting a flame that will guide
us through the season and beyond.
Sat 2nd Dec.: Baptism Course - 10am-12pm in Hartley Hall
Sun 3rd Dec.: Christmas Fair in Hartley Hall after the 11:30am Mass.
Fri 8th Dec.: Holy Cross School Penitential Service at 11:30am
Sat 9th Dec.: First Reconciliation session - 10:00am
Sun 10th Dec.       (10:00pm-11:30pm): First Holy Communion - ‘Bring & Share’
                             (12:45pm - 14:00pm): Lourdes Reunion
                             (15:00pm - 16:30pm): TTT concert with refreshments
Sun 17th Dec.: 3rd Year Celebration of 9pm Monastery Prayer group at 5:00pm in Church followed by refreshments in hall.
Christmas Masses: Please bring all your children dressed as Christmas Crib characters to any/all Masses
Holy Cross Christmas Fair will be held in Hartley Hall - Sunday 3rd December 2023 after the 11.30 Mass. All the communities are called to work together for this event.  We are looking for support and donations for our Christmas fair so do please bring any unwanted items, especially small new toys, for children and others items for adults or any non perishable foods especially bottles for the Tombola. We are raising money for oil canvas paintings of the sacred mysteries for the church. Please do speak to any of the welcome ministers or Father Antony.
I wish you and your family a blessed month November.                                                   With every blessing, Fr Antony
We are part of the Lewisham Deanery and a parish of Archdiocese of Southwark
Please take a  look inside our Church.
Whenever we come into the presence of God in this holy church of Holy Cross - Catford,we experience both invisible communion with God
and visible communion with each other. For more than a century, this beautiful church has been a spiritual power House for people
to have shared in this invisible and visible communion.
Please come and taste this unconditional love of God and to experience this friendly atmosphere in our Holy Cross parish

Our Newsletter is available by visiting our webpage with updates on how and when to register for the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, Confirmation and RCIA.  Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.

School Signing In: If you have children of school age who require a parish priest's reference for their school application, please note that from Saturday 21st May you will need to complete the signing in sheets that will be available at the school side entrance only, every week after any weekend Mass.
Parish Surgery - Meet Fr. Antony on Fridays From 3pm: For school references, Baptism applications, or to arrange the celebration of your Marriage, please visit the presbytery on Fridays starting at 3 pm. Additionally, you can meet with him on Fridays after the Mass. We have chosen these times with consideration for parents, allowing them to meet our parish priest after school hours, and for working families, offering an opportunity after the evening Mass around 8 pm.
Mass Intentions: We have  availability for Mass Intentions.  If you wish to have a loved one remembered or celebrate another occasion please let the Parish Office know at 02086983672 [Tuesdays and Thursdays] or [email protected], or fill out a Mass Intention Envelope which is available by the side porch exit door. Once completed, post in the Mass Intention Letterbox attached to the wall above the envelopes.


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