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Parish Priest



Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk
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Parish   Contacts
  

Parish Office
Open Tue & Thu
10am-3pm
Josepha Flahive  
02086983672
catford@rcaos.org.uk
Lisa O’Hara   
catfordsupport@rcaos.org.uk
       
Hartley Hall
[Tony Early]
Culverley Road,
SE6 2LD
catfordhall@rcaos.org.uk

Holy Cross School
[020 8698   2675]
Executive   Headteacher:Miss Mary Collins
  
Franciscan   Sisters of the Immaculate
[02034418240]
Holy Cross Bookshop
4 Brownhill Road, Catford

Sacrament
Baptism:
Donella Canelle
catfordbaptism@rcaos.org.uk

First Holy Communion:
Anne Mellis
catfordfhc@rcaos.org.uk

Confirmation:
Franck&Patricia Anguibi
catfordconfirmtion@rcaos.org.uk

RCIA:
Judy & Fabian Chen
catfordrcia@rcaos.org.uk

St  Vincent De Paul 07835 188411

Safeguarding Line 07598 524024

Repository
CLOSED
 
Third   Thursday Time TTT
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

Newsletter matters to be sent to antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk by Wednesday.
ALL ARE WELCOME

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.
Fr Antony


Sunday 14th Aug 2022 : 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary


You can find the Readings from here

At the end of its Constitution on the Church, the Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary Most Holy. Let us just recall the words referring to the mystery we celebrate today: “the immaculate Virgin preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life was over, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things” (no. 59). Then towards the end, there is: “the Mother of Jesus in the glory which she possesses in body and soul in heaven is the image and the beginning of the church as it is to be perfected in the world to come. Likewise, she shines forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come” (no. 68).

This hymn of praise is like a “photograph” of the Mother of God. Mary “rejoices in God because he has looked on the humility of his handmaid” (cf Lk 1:47-48). And let us pray to her now that she may accompany us on our journey that leads from Earth to Heaven. May she remind us that the secret to the journey is contained in the word humility. Let us not forget this word, and that lowliness and service are the secrets for obtaining the goal, of reaching heaven.
Fr Antony

 Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.

  • Repository (church shop) We will be opening the church shop after all weekend Masses, and are looking for a responsible person from each Mass to run it. If you are interested and are able to help please contact Gracey George or Fr Antony.

  • Mass Intentions: There are several unfilled slots for Mass Intentions going forward. 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 catford@rcaos.org.uk, or fill out a brown Mass Intention Envelope which is available in the side porch, and hand to any of the Welcome Ministers.

  • PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: Many thanks for your prayers - we had a blessed and prayerful time in the Holy Land. We remembered you all whenever we offered the Holy Mass in different places of the Salvation History. The photo on the left(See Newsletter )is the birth place of our Lord in Bethlehem. It was a little warm at this time of the year but it never became an issue for us to visit the places and pray. Visiting the Annunciation Basilica, the Mount of Visitation, Nativity of the Lord’s church in Bethlehem, Church at Cana, renewal of our Baptism promises at the River Jordan, boating on the Sea of Galilee, offering the Holy Mass on the Mount of the Beatitudes, walking the Stations of the Cross, visiting the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre and Calvary… great memories to cherish throughout our lives. We hope to visit the Holy Land again.

  • School Signing In: If you have children of school age who require a parish priest 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.
 


OUR PARISH RESPONSE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC - Updates

COVID SECURITY GUIDELINES : Following the recent changes(Friday 10 dec) in the regulations from the Government, the parish has issued updated guidelines for continued safe and covid-secure worship in the church.The latest document is Guidances for Churches December 2021

  • Please note that the Mass times have been reviewed : See below (Mass Times and Intentions)
All the Masses will be live-streamed: https://holy-cross-stream.click2stream.com

  • With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our churches:
  That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.


  • Diamond Club Magazine is available here


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