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We are part of the Lewisham Deanery and a parish of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Please take a look inside Our Church.
We hope you'll find a friendly and very active Catholic Community,
one that you'll be happy to belong to and to participate in.
But most of all, we hope you'll be able to encounter God's presence.
This is the Source and Summit of all that we are and all that we do.
                                                                                        Fr Doug Bull

Week starting on the 17th June 2018: 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time

You can find the latest homily from Fr Doug here

This weekend –Day for Life. The focus this year is human trafficking

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of June 16/17
In today’s Gospel, Jesus compares the beginning of God’s kingdom to a mustard seed. This tiny seed, which fits in the palm of a hand, can grow to fifteen feet with sprawling branches! Like the mustard seed, the Christian community had a tiny, seemingly insignificant beginning. The church, which began with about 120 followers, added three thousand people on Pentecost Day following the descent of the Holy Spirit. Since then, the number of Christ’s disciples has grown incalculably and continues to grow throughout the world. Good stewards go about God’s business of “planting seeds” among all those they encounter. What will we do this week to add to God’s kingdom?

If you have any Pyx’s at home can you please return them to the Sacristy. Many Thanks

Would the parents of the following children please make arrangements with the Parish Administrator to come and collect their forms from the Parish Office. Many Thanks.
Amparo Daquilema – Berrones, Annie Bradley,Natalie Ekpe, Mat Jegorovas, Stanley Mgbeobuna, Victor Mgbeobuna, Finn O’Neill,Jude O’Neill, Chioma Onua, Samuel Samba

MENTAL WELLBEING FOR ALL :Third Thursday Time, 21st June, 5.30-8.30
Cafe, quiet space, art/craft, board games, singing, head or hand massage and, for this month only - try out Morris Dancing.
All who would welcome a relaxing evening in a friendly, positive environment are welcome, why not try it out and bring your friends? If you want to know more please contact via email to thirdthursdaytime@gmail.com

SUMMER YOUTH DAY: Saturday, 23rd June 2018 (please see http://scys.org.uk/events)
 All parishioners aged 12-16 - in school years 6-11 - are warmly invited (and encouraged) to participate in the Summer Youth Day 2018.  The Summer Youth Day will be held on Saturday, 23rd June 2018 at Aylesford Priory (nr. Maidstone).  The coach, reserved and paid for by the Knights of St Columba, will leave Holy Cross car park (Culverley Rd) at 8:45am on Sat. 23rd June and return there approx. 9:15pm

INTER FAITH WALK FOR PEACE : Sunday 24th June 2018
Starts at the Sivan Temple at 2pm.
 See Poster for the agenda.

PARISH SPONSORED WALK 2018 : Saturday 30th June 2018
Our WALK FOR GHANA event takes place on Saturday 30th June: 10.00am start from Greenwich Bandstand. Please ensure that you collect a Sponsor form and register after the Masses this weekend. If you're not walking then sponsor a walker-Fr Doug's sponsor form can be found at the back of church.
If you can offer food and refreshments to the celebrations in Hartley Hall afterwards please EITHER let the office know or speak to Lesley, Kath or Gwen. Many Thanks.

The table tennis tournament will go ahead on Saturday 30th June at St William of York and the FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT is now on Saturday, 21st July. The football tournament will be held at the same safe/secure venue of St Dunstan's Jubilee Sports Ground on Canadian Avenue. Please register with Errol Palmer at errolopalmer@yahoo.com

..will take place over the week-end 30 June and 1st July and there will be a follow up the following week.  There will be some helpers to assist and give advice on both week-ends. You will be able to complete the form online as well as a paper version.
When you complete the form you will be asked if you give your consent to using your contact details within the parish, and also to using photos for use within the parish and the parish website.
The Census will be used to produce an up to date database of the parish.
It will be especially helpful in knowing where people live, so that we can arrange visits / support for those who are housebound. Families will be better served too, we will know ages of children and can see when they are due to come into school, to transfer to secondary, to make their first communion and confirmation. Provided we have up to date contact details we will be able to remind parishioners about events, dates affecting them.

Thank you to all the Readers and Special Ministers for their support in updating the Rota’s. We plan to launch the new Rota’s on the week-end of 30 June / 1st July and will use the opportunity to introduce new Readers and Special Ministers. Watch this space!

Do you know anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith or who wants to become a Catholic? The RCIA group will resume in October if you wish to find out more see the Parish Website and contact the Parish office with your details. We will get in touch.

Parish Priest

Fr. Doug Bull
Contact us

Tel: 020 8698 3672

Mrs Mary Baldwin
Tel: 0208 698 3672
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