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.
Week starting on the 15th September 2019 : 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Holy Cross is where we find the spiritual strength and the courage to rise to meet the challenges in our daily lives.
The Holy Cross unites us all with our shared burdens,our shared sorrows in this life.
The Holy Cross unites us to Jesus, Our Saviour, who has redeemed the world.
May the Holy Cross remind us of what it means to be a follower of Jesus, and how we are all called to rise from beneath our sins and our limitations, to accept our crosses,
and to follow Jesus in the plan that God has for our life. May the Lord Jesus, the Blessed Redeemer, the Savior of the World, bless you and your families always
The Holy Cross is the Power of God: "The message of the cross is complete absurdity to those who are headed for ruin, but to us who are experiencing salvation it is the power of God." [1 Corinthians 1:18-19]
The Throne of God: “The message of the Teacher is clear: while the great of the earth build themselves ‘thrones’ for their own power, God chooses an uncomfortable throne, the cross, from which he reigns giving his life,” – Pope Francis
for sharing our joy by being with us as we celebrate our parish feast in Holy Cross.
to our Holy Cross Choir who sing to the Lord for the second time on this day of our parish feast.
First Holy Communion:
Thank you to everyone who has returned their forms. Please attend the information meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 16th September in Hartley Hall. Please note this meeting is only for those who have returned their application forms.
Parish Secretary Vacancy:
We are looking to recruit a Parish Secretary, who could start in October.This will initially be for a 6 month fixed term contract.The role is to provide ongoing support and dministration of the parish office; take responsibility for Hartley Hall bookings; operate the Diocese’s online accounting systems; liaise with volunteers and lay ministers; liaise with Holy Cross School. The ideal candidate will have previous secretarial experience and a good knowledge of the Catholic church. Good communication skills at all levels and an excellent working knowledge of main IT products (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, etc) are essential. Terms: 10 hours per week – actual hours/days to be mutually agreed; £10.00 per hour. If you would like to apply please email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st October 2019.
Our parish will routinely provide live streaming of Mass, especially the 11.30am Mass on Sundays, from 15th September. This will be a great help for those housebound, parishioners now living in other parts of the world and for those family members whose beloved ones’ sacraments are celebrated here in Holy Cross. To access this, kindly log on to our parish website or click: https://www.holycross-catford.org.uk/livestreaming.php. Please note: all altar servers and readers who are below 18 years old must get your parents’ consent if you want to serve at the altar or to do the readings at 11.30am Mass on Sundays. You may find the forms in the sacristy.
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.
Holy Cross School:
has Nursery places available for children aged 3 and 4. We offer part-time and full-time places in our fantastic Nursery. Please call the School on 0208 698 2675 for further information.