Father, in this second week of Advent, keep us in
perfect peace as our mind is stayed on the truth of your powerful love. Thank
you for your mighty, sovereign hand. Help us to trust fully in you and rest in
the peace that you offer. It’s in the precious name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
A big thank you to everyone who made our
fundraising event a success. With your
support we raised just over £2,000 towards the refurbishment of the sacristy.
Our Grand Draw ticket winners were ticket nos:1st Prize 3346 2nd Prize 3111 3rd Prize 3151 4th Prize 2079
Sisters of St. Peter Claver
Sisters of St. Peter Claver wish to thank all the parishioners of Holy Cross
Church for their generous giving towards the sale of their Mission Calendar
this year – your generosity amounted to £284.70. We are very grateful for your support and may God reward you all.
Pray for the sick:
Let us pray for the sick
including Mariam Philomin, Rose Calver, Charlie
Hyam, Agatha Lewis, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Gala Lobo and Ann Whitington. Please pray for Anthony Sullivan who is
admitted to St Christopher Hospice. Also pray for Myra Hannon who has had a
Children’s Mass Books:
Parents are asked to encourage their young children to follow the Mass
using the new Children’s Mass Books. Please
place them at the back of the church before you leave.
renew the commitment of
their ministry in all weekend masses this week. Applications for the new readers are welcomed
from those in the Parish. If you are aged 16 and above and wish to become a
reader at Mass, please fill in the form, which is available in the Welcome
Corner, and hand it over to Rob Dunbar or Fr Antony. There will be an
induction day, as well as training days for all readers.
“Bring me Sunshine“
is on Tuesday 10th
December ● St Andrews church hall ●11am-3pm ● free for the over 60s ● Lovely
entertainment and hospitality.
Holy Cross Christmas Tree
Our Christmas tree is being put up and decorated on Wednesday
11th December from 6.30 pm.
We thank the Filipino community who will be organising the evening and
ensuring we have a beautiful Christmas tree in our church.
with an International Flavour,
will be in the church on Sunday, 15th December at 4pm, followed by mince pies
and mulled wine in the Hall. In addition to the usual well known repertoire, we
already have carols from the Nigerian, Tamil and Polish groups in our
community; if you would like to join in any of these, please speak to Fr
Antony. If you could help with a song representing e.g. the Caribbean or
Filipino members of the parish, please introduce yourselves. There will also be
a practice in church for the 'choir' on Thursday 5th and 12th December,
7.30pm. If you would like to take part, please come along