“For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, Thrones, Dominations, Sovereignties, Powers.” (Col 1:16
Today is Sea Sunday
and the collection will go towards the Catholic charity AoS, which benefits seafarers worldwide. We thank you for your contribution. Second Collection: Today there is a second collection for the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).
Annual Parish Walk 2019:
Thank everyone for supporting the parish sponsored walk for Ghana, those who walked, Gwen for doing the admin, the UCM for providing the hospitality, Gillian for writing out the certificates, Angela for setting up, the school for allowing us to use their Hall and Joe Baptiste for great chicken and initiating the walk which has become an annual event since it started about 7 years ago. Although numbers were down this year it was a lovely sharing of communion for the good of others. It’s not too late to give, if you sponsored someone, please get the money in by the end of school closing or if you wish to donate, place your donations in an envelope marked Ghana and give to Kath O’Sullivan or Lesley Allen.
Sacrament of the Sick
Thank you to all who made the anointing of the sick mass so special for so many of our vulnerable, sick and housebound members of our parish this weekend. A big thank you to Gwen Williams for making so many delicious cakes for the tea party afterwards, the drivers and Karen, Pat and Peter for providing the wonderful music.
Tackling Local Holiday Poverty
Low income families can find school holidays stressful, and may struggle to find money for basic needs. This summer, we hope that the Parish will support three activity days for local families. A meeting will be held this Monday, 15th July, 6pm in Hartley Hall to organise the days, and you are all warmly invited to attend to bring your ideas and offers of help. Thank you.
Third Thursday Time
This Thursday, 18th July, drop in to our welcoming café in Hartley Hall between 5.30 and 8.30pm, to look after your mental well being with a choice of yoga (6pm), singing (7.30pm), stilling (8.10pm) plus all our usual activities - book swap, massage, arts and crafts, drinks and snacks, board games and friendly company. All local people over 16 are very welcome.
Appointment of the Eleventh Archbishop of Southwark
The Holy See has announced that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Wilson as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark. His Episcopal Installation will be celebrated in St George's Cathedral, Southwark, on 25th July 2019 at 12 noon. All are welcome.
Parent and Toddler Group
is in need of 2 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 and 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.
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