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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 09th May 2021 : 6th Sunday of Easter

You can find the Readings from here

The latest document is an information letter from the Archbishop of Southwark.

  • We are the Friends of Christ
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus says: “you are my friends...I call you friends” [John 15:9-17]. A friend is someone who knows our weaknesses and strengths yet still accepts us and loves us. A friend is someone who is not only with us in our good times but also, happy to be with us in our difficult life situations. A friend is someone who is not only glad to praise us when seeing our goodness but is also prudent and courageous to point out when our life journey is not heading on the right path. This is the glory we cherish from Jesus that we are His friends. May we cherish the friendship of Jesus Christ and share it with everyone to make this world a dwelling place of God.  Fr Antony


  • Please note that the Mass times have been reviewed : See below (Mass Times and Intentions)
All the Masses will be live-streamed: https://holy-cross-stream.click2stream.com

Please Note: with the new regulations, we will only be able to hold up to 40 people in the church. We shall follow a “First Come, First Served” rule. Since the obligation to participate the Holy Mass on Sundays is still suspended, please consider attending on weekdays with your family members so that those who cannot make it on weekdays can come during the weekends. Please wear a face mask, sanitise your hands and keep a sufficient distance always in the church. Kindly follow the guidance of Welcome Ministers. Looking forward to seeing you.

It has been noticed that the number of parishioners attending Mass has increased. Whilst I am, of course, delighted to see you all, unfortunately due to the covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to accommodate everyone safely in the church. Please note that Hartley Hall will now be available to use by those unable to be accommodated within the church, where the Holy Mass will be live streamed for the 11.30am Mass. Welcome ministers will assist you and guide you to receive Holy Communion in the church at the appropriate time.

  • 9 pm for Night Prayer Everyday: In this Pandemic, let us pray together as God’s family and receive His blessings before going to sleep. Please invite your family also to join prayer. Meeting ID: 7578777461; Passcode: 20212021.

  • Virtual Meeting with Fr Antony via Zoom: If you would like to speak to Fr Antony, please use the undernoted link, on Thursday this week from 10am. If there is someone before you, please wait in the Zoom Waiting Room. Meeting ID: 7578777461; Passcode: 20212021

* First Holy Communion: There will be two Masses for the children to receive their First Holy Communion - Saturday, July 17th and Saturday July 24th, both at 10.00 a.m. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we will not be able to celebrate this at the weekend parish Masses.

* Confirmation – Please note additional dates: The sessions will take place on the following Saturdays at 4.30pm: May - 8th, 15th, 22nd June - 12th, 19th, 26th July - 10th September 11th, 18th.

  *RCIA: At the vigil Pentecost Feast Mass on Saturday 22nd May [6.30pm], our RCIA candidates/elect Zac Vallely, Leon Jackson, Micah Jackson, Nicole Jackson and Skevi Stavrou will receive the sacraments and be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Please keep them in your prayers as they enter the final few weeks of their preparation. Please be aware the Mass may take a little longer than usual.

  • According to the guidelines of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales [Vade Mecum for Holy Week 2021], we follow the following at Holy Cross.
This year, the Celebrations for Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum will be in the presence of Christ’s faithful. This differs from the situation faced last year when acts of public worship were suspended because of the covid-19 pandemic.
Please remember that we follow...
  1. The wearing of face coverings in church by the faithful (unless the person has a valid exemption from this regulation)
  2. Social distancing of people within the church building
  3. Frequent hand cleansing with sanitiser
  4. Good ventilation of the church building to refresh the air quality within
  5. Cleaning of the church building after each act of public worship
  6. The timely dispersing of the faithful after the acts of worship avoiding congregating in car parks or on the streets outside the church.


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

  • URGENT NOTICE!!!! Please note that new traffic regulations came into force on Monday 19 April 2021. Cameras has started to monitor car drivers using Culverley Road between Holy Cross car park entrance and Bromley Road at certain times. Please avoid access to Holy Cross car park (Culverley Road) between 8.15-9.15am and 2.45-3.45pm, otherwise you will be issued with a penalty fine of £130.

  • Ascension of the Lord: We celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation on Thursday 13th May when Father Antony will offer two Masses at 9.15am and 6.30pm

  • PENTECOST (23rd May), THE MOST HOLY TRINITY (30th May) and CORPUS CHRISTI (6th June):
Father Antony will be offering 4 Masses over each of these weekends:  Sat 6.30pm ,Sun 9.00am, 11.30am and 1.00pm

    Contact us

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

    Parish Priest : antonymegalan@rcaos.org.uk

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