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Parish Priest

Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
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Parish Office
Josepha Flahive   [secretary]
Lisa O’Hara   [volunteer]
Hartley Hall
[Angela Allen]
Culverley Road,
Email: hartleyhall@
Franciscan   Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross Bookshop [02034418240]
4 Brownhill Road, Catford

Holy Cross School [020 8698   2675]
Executive   Headteacher:Miss Mary Collins
St   Vincent De Paul      07835 188411
Safeguarding Line       07598 524024

Third   Thursday Time TTT
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

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

Sunday 22nd November 2020 : Christ the King

You can find the Readings from here

URGENT: COVID-19 Update->ALL PARISH ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED - Holy Cross church is only open for private prayer until the 2nd December 2020.
Guidance from the Bishops’ Conference relating to the lockdown ...
The Regulations preclude gatherings for communal worship, including the celebration of Mass, baptisms and most weddings...

Funeral Masses and funeral services may continue to be celebrated, with an attendance of up to 30 people (not including those who are required for the celebration). Churches may be used for Mass and other services to be streamed, without a congregation present. Musicians and singers may participate in online services, as long as they usually form part of the service that is being broadcast and are essential to its delivery.

It is important that the routines of cleanliness, stewarding and social distancing to which we have become accustomed, and which have made our churches places of real Covid security, are maintained. Face coverings should continue to be worn in churches, unless individuals are exempt. The maximum number of people allowed in a church for prayer will be determined by its size, seating arrangements and the requirements for social distancing.

In the light of the broad aim to minimise gatherings of those from different households, and to focus resources on keeping churches open for individual prayer, it is recommended that catechism classes and sacramental preparation sessions are suspended, or held online, whilst these Regulations are in force.

From the Archbishop: ...Please look after yourself... We will enter Advent this year from Lockdown; but how important it will be to mark the first weekend of Masses on 5/6 December, the 2 Sunday of Advent, as ‘Return to Mass Sunday’ when we will hear St John the Baptist call to us: ‘Prepare a way for the Lord.’


  • Holy Cross – Pandemic News
Sadly, our church is having to close her doors again to the public for at least another 4 weeks. During this time, Mass will be offered at 10am every day via live stream. https://www.holycross-catford.org.uk/livestreaming.php

You can participate in the Mass with the Spiritual Communion prayer as follows:
"My Jesus, I firmly believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever". Amen

Please note, you will not be able to visit Fr Antony and the Parish Office throughout the lockdown time. Please contact the office via email or by telephone. Please also check the website. The newsletter will be uploaded in our website each week.

  • Please note: Please keep Fr Antony in your prayers that his recovery is swift.
 Fr Jackson Sebastian from Addiscombe parish will be in our parish for a week to help Fr Antony and to offer the Holy Masses.  

  • During this lockdown , the Holy Mass is offered everyday  via Live stream


  • Next Sunday will be the First Sunday of Advent. Unfortunately, we will not be able to come to church due the lockdown. We Hope that we shall meet again in the church on the Second Week of Advent [5 Dec 2020]. Wishing you all a blessed Feast of Christ the King.

  • Our Newsletter is available by visiting our Newsletter webpage.
Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.

  • Diamond Club Magazine is available here NEW
  • RCIA program 2020-21: The programme has already started via zoom link. Please contact Father Antony or the office catford@rcaos.org.uk [02086983672] or Judy Chen [drj_chen@msn.com] – It’s not too late to register your interest

  • Tree of Remembrance: For the month of November, a Tree of Remembrance will be lit up and be present in the Church to shine on the names of those loved souls whom we shall be remembering.May we invite you to take a tag as you leave church, on which you can  write the name/s of your loved ones - and include a picture if you wish.There will be a dedicated basket for the return ofthe completed tags, which will then be hung onthe tree of Remembrance on your behalf.

    Contact us

    Tuesday and Friday:
    10am - 3pm
    Tel: 020 8698 3672

    Parish Priest : antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk

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