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Parish Priest

Fr Antony Megalan Sellam
Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
Parish   Contacts
Parish Office
Open Wed & Fri
[10am -3pm]
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
Head of School: Miss Giovanna Finaldi
St   Vincent De Paul      07835 188411
Safeguarding Line       07598 524024

To buy gifts and cards, the church shop is
open after all weekend Masses.
Third   Thursday Time TTT
Email thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

Finance: Loose £650.06   SO: £483
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

Week starting on Sunday 08th December 2019 : 02nd Sunday of Advent

Prepare a way for the Lord,
make his paths straight,
and all mankind shall see the salvation of God. [Luke 3:4,6]

You can find the Readings from here

           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.  

Christmas Fayre  
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
The 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 stroke recently.

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.

All Readers At Mass
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.  

Carol Service
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
Contact us

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

Parish Priest : antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk

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