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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 theparish 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 email@example.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.
be our next destination for our Ecumenical pilgrimage next year!!!
Keep in touch while you are away.
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