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We are part of the Lewisham Deanery and a parish of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Please take a look inside Our Church.
We hope you'll find a friendly and very active Catholic Community,
one that you'll be happy to belong to and to participate in.
But most of all, we hope you'll be able to encounter God's presence.
This is the Source and Summit of all that we are and all that we do.
                                                                                        Fr Doug Bull

Week starting on the 20th May 2018: Pentecost

You can find the latest homily from Fr Doug here


Pentecost Sunday May 19/20, 2018
 
Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church and the beginning of its mission in the world. Pentecost Sunday reminds us that our lives are filled with the Holy Spirit and God has accomplished creative things in us through this gift. We have been entrusted with this great gift of the Holy Spirit. Now is a good time to ask: Are we being good stewards of this gift? What creative things have we done to glorify God’s accomplishments in us?

No evening Mass on Friday due to funeral

THOUGHT FROM MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
God works through broken vessels

ATTENTION HARTLEY HALL KEYHOLDERS & GROUP LEADERS
 
If you have accidentally removed the remote control for the PowerPoint projector from the cupboard can you please return it.Many Thanks                                    
Fr Doug

CONGRATULATIONS
…To the following candidates who were confirmed by Bishop Patrick Lynch today (19th May)
 
…Daniella Beldia, Beatrice Candita-Simpkins, Grace Downton, Jessica Erangey,
 
Hannah Forde, Michael-Angelo Gamilde, Robert Goulbourne, Adetola Ijiyode, Rahel Jeul, Ruth Johnson, Michaela Konan, Oba Kwokori, Renzo Mayomi, Jean-Yohann Miezan, Joshua Muiruri, Ertan Nurcin, Joy Olisa, Sean O’Sullivan, Sarah Umerah, Lauryn Williams-Lewis
 
Thank you to the Catechists and the group administrator for all their hard work and the time they have given to support these candidates in their journey.

MORE CONGRATULATIONS
…to the following candidates who will be making their First Holy Communion this weekend.
 
Ada Gifford, Lillian Allen, Conan Beirne,Lucas Dyson, Amparo Daquilema-Berrones,Faith Charbonneau, Emmanuelle-Marie Anguibi, Lucia Wallis, Annie Bradley,Fabian Zak, Elliot Summerford, Spencer Onwuegbuzie, Paolo Lala, Marcus Nelson, Nathaniel Emmanuel, Mat Jegorvas, Idowu Ijiyode, Jayden Mariyathas, Kaylin Mariathas.
 
Another thank you to the catechists in this group for all their hard work.
 
How lucky we are in this Parish!

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION.
 
As you may all be aware there is new legislation coming into force on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, which is going to impact on all of us.  One of the responsibilities we will now have to undertake is to know who has access to the personal information we hold in the parish.  A great number of you currently volunteer for the parish or may have done so in the past and may have some personal information at your home in a file and/or on a PC or laptop.  Please could you let the parish secretary know if this applies to you so that we can let you know what actions you will need to take going forward.  The Archbishop is encouraging all of us to help implement these changes. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
 
You will also notice some changes over the coming weeks in the Parish Newsletter; particularly in Mass intentions, and our list of the sick and those visited by Special Ministers with Holy Communion. This is because we will need the permission from the person concerned to list their name.
 
When the Parish Census takes place we hope to get permission from parishioners to ensure that we can continue with our usual parish activities, at the same time complying with the new legislation.

SPECIAL MINISTERS AND READERS
We have recently recruited a number of new Readers and Special Ministers and hope to fit them onto the new rota when it comes out.
Thank you to all those Readers and Special Ministers who indicated their willingness to continue on the rota. There are a number of new Readers and Special Ministers that we will now slot into the gaps. If you did not manage to sign in but still want to be on the rotas please let ossiefolkes1@gmail.com know, otherwise it will be presumed that you wish to step aside. The New Rota will be introduced at the end of June. Watch the Newsletter.

The TTT Team
 
….would like to offer you these prayer resources for Mental Health awareness week from pray-as-you-go follow the link.
https://pray-as-you-go.org/prayer-resources/mental-health-awareness/  

DEANERY YOUTH FOOTBALL AND TABLE TENNIS COMPETITIONS
 
Would YOU like to take part in the Deanery football competition (under 15) to be held on the 30th of June and/or the table tennis competitions (under 15 and over 15) to be held on 21 July to represent Holy Cross parish? Please put your name on the lists at the back of the church and send your contact details in an email to Fr Doug at errolopalmer@yahoo.com




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Fr. Doug Bull
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HOLY CROSS CHURCH
Tel: 020 8698 3672
Email:
parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
Website:
www.holycross-catford.org.uk
support@holycross-catford.org.uk

PARISH ADMINISTRATOR
Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 0208 698 3672
Email:
parish@holycross-catford.org.uk
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