Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of October 13-14, 2018
Jesus offers a hard lesson regarding wealth and possessions in today’s Gospel. The rich man whom he encountered could not part with his possessions as a condition to becoming a disciple of Jesus. Would our response be the same as the rich man? Do we place our trust in our money and possessions instead of trusting in God’s generosity? Do we seek security in our possessions? Good stewards realize that their possessions must not possess them, lest those possessions block their relationship with the Lord.
…TO Fr Antony who arrived in Catford this week. Please give him a warm welcome.
We say farewell to Stella and Phil who will be moving away from Holy Cross Parish this week. A very special thank you to Phil who has been a devoted sacristan for the Saturday evening Mass as well as the daily mass. We send them both on their way with our gratitude and blessings we will miss you both, and wish you every happiness on their new home.
A MESSAGE TO ALL AT HOLY CROSS:
Oh what a fabulous night. Thank you all SO much for the love and affection that you expressed in so many different ways and thank you so much for the very generous gifts, cards and especially the memory book. I am completely overwhelmed!
What you have as a parish is very unusual and very, very wonderful. Always be grateful and always celebrate. I have learned so much from you and I will always be grateful.
Your hospitality was amazing - thanks to all who provided food and drink.
With so much love,
There will be a coach available for Fr Doug's induction in Bexley on Friday the 26th October leaving Hartley hall at 6.30pm cost £5.Please put your names on the sheet at the back of church.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Thank you to everybody who took part in this event. £250 was raised for the above charity.
THIRD THURSDAY TIME
Drop in this week, Thursday 18th between 5.30 and 8.30, for Tai Chi session, massage, group singing, bingo, art/craft, board games or just to have a drink and snack. TTT is a time set aside to promote mental well being for all in a relaxed, friendly setting, and we would be pleased to see you .
HOLIDAYS AT HOME
Tuesday 23rd October at Goldsmith’s Community centre, Castillon Rd, 11-3 including Quadrille dancing, storytelling and refreshments and in the Irish centre, Davenport Rd, 29th & 30th Oct 11am-4pm. Celebrating Afro-Carribean culture
If you are in year 9 or above and wish to be confirmed in May 2019 YOU need to write a letter to the Parish Priest, Fr Antony, explaining your reasons why you wish to be confirmed.Your letter should reach the Parish Office by Monday 23rd October at the latest.