Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekend of August 18/19
Jesus announces that he is the “living bread.” And we understand that the Eucharist is the centre of our life in faith: in our families, parish, local church and throughout the world. We are the stewards of Christ’s life in the Eucharist. We are called to put the Eucharist into action. How do we do that? St. Paul enjoins us to be always grateful, to worship, to try to understand the will of the Lord and to watch carefully how we live. What are some of the ways we can put the Eucharist into action this week?
There is a new parish email address with immediate effect. It is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please amend your records. Many Thanks.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR DEVOTIONS
Please check with Fr Doug the arrangements for Rosary etc for the next 2 weeks.
A HUGE THANK YOU
…to everybody who offered their time, talent and treasure to the ‘Holiday at home’ in Hartley Hall last week.
You missed a real treat if you weren’t there. More details next week of all contributors. This event was so successful it was ‘on tour’ in the borough and there will be more events in the autumn.
HARTLEY HALL KEYHOLDERS
Can we ask ALL current key holders to present themselves to Mary Baldwin or Angela Allen (if you haven’t done already) as we are having an AUDIT. Many Thanks.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION FORMS
Online application forms are now available on the Parish website: www.holycross-catford.org.uk
You will find the link halfway down the left hand side of the homepage: Holy Communion
The closing date for applications is the 17th September.
Having submitted your application, Baptism certificates and payment will be needed at the introductory meeting on 24th September.
The SVP is seeking to recruit a Young Vincentians Programme Manager, and a Mini Vinnies Officer as part of the expansion of our youth programme.
Young Vincentians Programme Manager: £30k pa; full time permanent contract. Closing date: 15:00 on Thursday 23rd August 2018. Interviews: Thursday 30th August 2018. Start date: ASAP.
Mini Vinnies Officer: £23k pro rata; 2 days/wk.; one year contract. Closing date: 10:00 Monday 20th August 2018. Interviews: Friday 24th August. Start date: ASAP.
Both roles based at national office. For more details & application pack, please visit the vacancies section of the SVP website: https://www.svp.org.uk/.
Lourdes Pilgrimage 7th-14th September :Parish office closed during pilgrimage (Re-opens 17th September)
Adoremus : 7th-9th September
Closing date for First Holy Communion forms to be registered via website (Monday 17th September)
Fr Doug’s last weekend in Holy Cross :15th/16th September
Parent & Toddler returns 17th September :(One week late due to parish pilgrimage)
Diamond club returns 17th September :(One week late due to parish pilgrimage)
Mass of Thanksgiving for Ghana : Saturday 29th September 2pmfollowed by refreshments in the hall
Fr Doug’s farewell celebration: 6th October (Replaces Parish Feast celebration)
Fr Doug’s Induction at his new parish St John Fisher, Bexley: Friday 26th October
Fr Anthony’s Induction at Holy Cross : Sunday 4th November 5pm.