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.
Week starting on the 23rd June 2019 : Corpus Christi
O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion beneath the veils of this Sacrament, grant us, we pray, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, for You live and reign forever. Amen
Let us pray for the sick including Mariam Philomin, Charlie Hyam, Rose Calver, Agatha Lewis, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Theresa Harney, Gala Lobo and Ann Whittington. To include anyone’s name, kindly contact Lesley Allen.
Fr John Mulligan’s Memorial Mass
Many thanks to everyone who was involved in the preparations for Fr John’s Memorial Mass.
I would like to thank everybody for the support and kindness shown to myself and my family during recent months. It was a great comfort that Steve's funeral was at Holy Cross and that is thanks to F Antony. Thank you also to Fr Doug for supporting us during this difficult time. A mass of thanksgiving will be offered for you all. With Gratitude, Mary Baldwin
Hartley Hall Keyholders:
Please note that the locks for Hartley Hall are about to be changed.
New keys are now available and can be collected from Angela Allen in the Hartley Hall Office on Monday 24th June or Monday 1st July, between 10 - 11am or 6 - 7pm. If you cannot make either of these times, please contact Angela via email email@example.com to make alternative arrangements.
New Readers At Mass:
Applications for the above 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 from the Porch, and hand it over to Father Antony or in to the Parish Office. There will be an induction day, as well as training days for all readers.You are warmly invited to attend the 'Talents and Gifts' Evening on Monday 1st July 7.30pm - 9pm. in Hartley Hall, where we can discuss the matter further.Any queries regarding this can be directed to Rob Dunbar, 07506-974662, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Members of the Legion of Mary
..are visitng us from Ireland next weekend. They will be visitng our families from 29th June until 6th July
New Altar Servers:
All those who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to become an Altar Server. If you wish to become one, please fill in a form which is available on the website or at the back of the church and hand it in to the parish office. Training for the New Altar Servers is on Saturday 29 June at 3pm.
GIFTS and TALENTS Monday 1st July 7.30pm Hartley Hall.
Did you enjoy using your gifts and talents for the benefit of others during Lent? Would you like to broaden that experience? Since Lent 2015 our parish has been exploring ways as a community, of coming closer to God through Stewardship. It starts with Gratitude for all the gifts that God has given us, then we look to develop our Gifts and Talents before sharing them with others. Perhaps you have reached that stage in your life where you would like to share your gifts and talents with others for the benefit of your parish and wider community? Then why not come along on Monday 1st July at 7.30pm in Hartley Hall, to hear how you can contribute your talents and gifts within and beyond your parish community. There will be opportunities to find out where you can best use your Time, Talent and Treasure for the benefit of others. Bring a friend.