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Parish Priest

Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
Parish   Contacts
Parish   Office: Lisa O’Hara    [available from   September]      
Josepha  Flahive [02086983672]
Hartley Hall [Angela Allen]
Culverley Road, SE6 2LD
Email: hartleyhall@holycross-catford.org.uk
Franciscan   Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy   Cross Bookshop [02034418240]
4   Brownhill Road, Catford

Holy Cross School [020 8698   2675]
Executive   Headteacher: Miss Mary Collins
Head of School: Miss   Giovanna Finaldi
St   Vincent De Paul      07835 188411
Safeguarding Line       07598 524024
Third   Thursday Time TTT
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

Finance: Loose £594   SO: £483

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

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

Week starting on the 18th August 2019 : 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You can find the Readings from here

We wish you a blessed and a joyful August.

                        The Church has a responsibility towards creation:
The Church has a responsibility towards creation in order to protect earth, water and air as gifts of God the Creator, meant for everyone, and above all to save mankind from the danger of self-destruction Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si', is a profound invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home. Kindly click/type the link below to find resources to reflect and respond to Laudato Si' in the light of our faith, including prayers, liturgies, a study guide and ideas for practical action, relating to climate change, the environment and sustainable development: http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

Final Call: Parent and Toddler Group:
is in need of two volunteers to assist from September. The group meets on Mondays (9 – 11.30am) and Wednesdays (9 – 11.30am) term time only.  This is a very well established group that not only benefits Holy Cross but also the wider community.  Eileen would love to keep this great group open but sadly without the assistance of volunteers the group will have to close.  Those interested, please kindly contact Fr Antony.
Pray for the sick: Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Agatha Lewis, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Gala Lobo and Ann Whitington.  To include anyone’s name kindly contact Lesley Allen: lesleyaallen@btopenworld.com

First Parish Feast Day Choir:
We will be practising the music to celebrate the occasion on 29th August and 12th September at 7.30pm, in the church. Please come and join us.

First Holy Communion 2020:
Application forms for preparation for First Reconciliation and Holy Communion are now available at the back of the church, or on the parish website. Closing date 9th September 2019.

Sacrament of Confirmation:
If you are starting Year 9 in September and feel it is time to take the next step in your life of faith, we will be starting our journey towards the Sacrament of Confirmation in October. Please write a letter with your full contact details including email to Fr Antony (by 25th September) explaining why you want to receive this important Sacrament of the Holy Spirit. Our first meeting (with parents) will be on Friday 27th September at 6:30pm and we will spend until Christmas getting involved in the Parish service projects. Bishop Pat will come to confirm those who have completed the course on Tuesday 19th May 2020 at 7:30pm.

RCIA Programme (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), starts again on 29th September at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall: Are you interested in finding out more about our Faith and joining the Catholic Church please come and see if this is for you. If you are a parishioner, be brave, invite friends, family members and acquaintances to take the opportunity to look at their lives and maybe find some answers to the big questions. Be extra brave come with them to support them. Come and see!
A very warm welcome is extended to those who have been away from the Church and feel they might like to begin the journey back to the practice of their faith. If you are interested please speak to Fr Antony, look at the parish website to find out more about the RCIA and download the application form or contact ossiefolkes1@gmail.com

New to the Parish?
If you have not done so, it would be really helpful you could please fill in the form at the back of the church giving your name and details for Parish records? Thank you

Meet our Parish Priest without an appointment
on Friday from 5.30 pm.
If you are sick at home and would like Holy Communion
brought to you, please give your name, address and telephone number to Fr. Antony or Lesley Allen and a Eucharistic Minister will get in touch with you. Also, if you are aware of a parishioner who is housebound or ill please let us know. If you are in the hospital and wish to speak to a priest, please ask the staff to contact the Catholic Chaplain.

St Alban’s Cathedral
will be our next destination for our Ecumenical pilgrimage next year!!!
Keep in touch while you are away.
Sign up on the Parish website for the Newsletter to be emailed to you each week. You can also receive our Newsletter on your mobile phone via FeedReady App. More details are on the Newsletter section of the website
Contact us

Monday and Thursday:
10am - 12pm
Tel: 020 8698 3672

Parish Priest : antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk

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