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Parish Priest

Fr. Antony Megalan Sellam
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Parish   Contacts

Parish Office
Open Tue & Thu
Josepha Flahive  
Lisa O’Hara   
Hartley Hall
[Tony Early]
Culverley Road,

Holy Cross School
[020 8698   2675]
Executive   Headteacher:Miss Mary Collins
Franciscan   Sisters of the Immaculate
Holy Cross Bookshop
4 Brownhill Road, Catford

Donella Canelle

First Holy Communion:
Anne Mellis

Franck&Patricia Anguibi

Judy & Fabian Chen

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 26th June 2022 : 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

You can find the Readings from here

Today’s readings are similar in that they are about making decisive choices. The prophet Elijah - thought by Jews to be the greatest prophet - was clearly impatient with Elisha when he wanted to say goodbye to his parents before setting out on his career as a prophet. Elijah took this delay to indicate a lack of resolve on Elisha’s part.

Similarly in the Gospel some listeners approach to join Jesus. One would-be disciple claims that he will follow wherever he goes. Jesus is straight with him - consider the consequences! A follower must prioritise God’s will over his own. Another man wants to “bury his father.” Another wants to say his goodbyes. It reminds us of Elijah in the first reading. Jesus, in this different situation, calls him to single-mindedness. No one can be a disciple of Jesus while looking back at what is behind them and still move forward undistracted

Fr Antony

 Please take a copy of the Newsletter home with you - please do not leave it in the church. Thank you.

  • School Signing In: If you have children of school age who require a parish priest reference for their school application, please note that from Saturday 21st May you will need to complete the signing in sheets that will be available at the school side entrance only, every week after

  • The Bethlehem Nativity Group from Bethlehem, Holy Land, will be with us on this weekend 25th - 26th June to sell religious articles made out of Olive Wood to help and support poor Christian families

  • Many Thanks Dear Bishop Patrick Lynch A reminder that Bishop Pat is due to visit us for the solemnity of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus this Friday (June 24th) and celebrate at the 7:00 pm Mass. Bishop Pat will be presented with the collections from this last week. It will be a personal gift from you to him,

  • Application Forms – 2022/23: The application forms for First Holy Communion, Confirmation and RCIA for next year, will be available from Monday 23rd May. Please collect the forms you require from Fr Antony after any of the weekday Masses. The deadline to submit your application form will be 25th July. All programmes are due to start in September 2022.

  • Money Matters
                   (Loose Collections) Mass Offerings (19/6): £582
                                              Day for Life: £153
       Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.  


COVID SECURITY GUIDELINES : Following the recent changes(Friday 10 dec) in the regulations from the Government, the parish has issued updated guidelines for continued safe and covid-secure worship in the church.The latest document is Guidances for Churches December 2021

  • 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

  • With respect to the current situation with the omicron variant it is important to ensure the following points are followed in our churches:
  That people displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.

  • That there is good ventilation and air throughput in the building; in this case, because of climatic conditions, please do wrap up warmly when coming to the church as we may need to leave doors open.

  • Diamond Club Magazine is available here

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