Is making a good recovery and he is due to say his first Mass here on Friday 12th October.
Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery.
Welcome to Canon Joseph Collins
who will be covering Holy Cross at the week ends over the coming weeks.
Welcome to Fr. Joseph Feeley
who will be celebrating Mass during the week.
In today’s Gospel, we learn that the disciples of Jesus had been discussing among themselves who was the greatest. Jesus is about to turn their idea as well as our society’s idea of “greatness” upside down. He embraces a child and tries to help the Twelve understand that to be great is to be focused on something other than themselves. Jesus teaches that true “greatness” lies in being a good steward of those who are not great: welcoming one who is not viewed as great by our society’s standards, like the child, the innocent, the vulnerable, the suffering, those who are outside our comfortable circle of family, friends, companions and colleagues, those who need a welcome. Jesus redefines our notion of greatness. How do we define greatness? Is our notion of greatness consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ?
First Holy Communion
There is a meeting on Monday 24th September (this coming Monday) at 7.30pm for the parents (not children) who have ALREADYsubmitted their application for 2019. This is NOT a registration meeting.
Have you completed a form for you and your family yet? (Go to the Parish website to do so)
CATHOLIC MOTHERS GROUP
Please come along for discussion & breakfast! All are welcome. Thursday Mornings 10:30am - 12:00pm in Hartley Hall. It would be lovely to see new faces.
DIOCESAN DAY FOR CATECHISTS
Saturday 22nd September. This Day is for all the Catechists of the diocese, including those involved in Children’s Liturgy of the Word and the RCIA process. If you are a Catechist and have never attended one of these annual days please contact the Parish Office to book a place.
Please ensure that your family has registered on the Parish Website. Once you are registered school forms will be checked against the signing in registers and Fr. Doug will be able to sign them.
"AD LIMINA APOSTOLORUM" VISIT –“TO THE TOMBS OF THE APOSTLES”.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are meeting with Pope Francis this coming week to report on the state of their dioceses. Please keep them in your prayers as they report to Pope Francis on the state the Catholic faith in our country.
The summit of the Ad Limina is the encounter with the Pope which, up until recently, saw the Roman Pontiff read out a speech to the assembled bishops. But in order to foster a greater sense of collegiality, Francis has changed the procedure of these gatherings which sees him draw up a chair and sit alongside the bishops gathered around him. This allows for a free-flowing discussion where bishops can ask questions and Francis replies off the cuff.
DMJ Friends of Ahotokurom
are holding a mass to celebrate 21 years of support for Ahotokurom. Mass is 2pm on Saturday 29th September – all are welcome to join for the mass. Sorry, tickets for the afternoon tea afterwards are now all booked – entry is by ticket only. Dr Mark Mantey will also be speaking at all masses over the weekend of 29th/30th and will update us on the work that has been achieved through the support of Holy Cross parishioners
RCIA STARTS MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER AT 7.30PMin Hartley Hall.
For all those who are interested in finding out more about our faith and joining the Catholic Church. Please encourage friend’s relatives and acquaintances to come and find out more. Of especial interest to those who have been away from the Church and want to find their way back again and return to the practice of their faith. Visit the parish website to find out about the RCIA and download an application form or contact; email@example.com .