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Sunday, 13th July 2017

Saturday, 12/08/2017
6.30 UCM Sick Members and Friends

Sunday, 13/08/2017 19th Sunday of the Year (12th/13th Aug)
10.00 Florence Mah
11.30 Bridget Woods RIP (Lewis)

Monday, 14/08/2017
9.15 Larry Doyle RIP (Monaghan)
9.40 Rosary

Tuesday, 15/08/2017 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9.15 Pat & Mary Gallagher TG (60th Wedding Anniversary)
9.40 Rosary

Wednesday, 16/08/2017
8.50 Rosary
9.15 Dominic & Ellen Crane RIP (F)
9.40 Divine Mercy

Thursday, 17/08/2017
9.15 Mina Bernardi RIP
9.40 Rosary

Friday, 18/08/2017
7.30 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Butler Family RIP (Lewis)

Saturday, 19/08/2017
6.30 Walter Samson RIP (Samson)

Sunday, 20/08/2017 20th Sunday of the Year (19th/20th Aug)
10.00 Mary Monaghan RIP
11.30 Priest’s Intention


Please pray for those whom our Ministers visit with HOLY COMMUNION:
Clifford Aristide, James Barlow, Mary Barry, Jean Briggs, Rose Calver, Frances Clarke, Ellesdene Edwards, Elizabeth Marie Forde, Eileen Embury, Dr Musu Goba, Elizabeth Goba, Peter Hughes, William Keogh, Anthony Marshall, Ivy Mulroney, Susan Murphy, Florence Nosegbe, Celia Ndeley, Mabel Martin, Charity Oparaji, Josephine Patterson, Rex Phillips, Anthony Renouf, Irene Stone, Viveca Simmons, Bridget Sullivan, Vera Pollock, Sheila Tagg, Melanie Thomas, Patricia Vesey, Ann Whitington, Dennis Williams


… to everyone who supported the Holiday At Home scheme held last week in Hartley hall. So many parishioners offered their time and exceptional talent to provide a wonderful holiday experience for over 90 older people, there was music, dancing, games and fun in true holiday camp style, Fr Doug was a great sport and even allowed wet sponges to be thrown at him in the stocks but missed the overall prize for the knobbly knees competition. Lesley Allen


….have produced a magazine called ‘The Diamond Ring’. There are articles from parishioners, Fr Doug and an interview with Fr Regis as well as puzzles jokes and poems. There is also write ups about three of our exceptional Diamond club members and parishioners here at Holy Cross who received special recognition awards at a ‘Celebrating age’ conference in July, Margaret Newland, Pauline Maton and Charlie Hyam. Please pick up a magazine at the end of Mass over the weekend £1 please to help printing costs.


First Communion 2018.
Applications forms are available at the back of the Church, for families with children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion in the next year. Please see the notice on the board, and read the information carefully before submitting your form. If you need any help finding the forms in the Contact Corner speak to one of the Welcome Team who will help you.


Now is the time when we should ALL begin “thinking” about who we might recommend to RCIA – friends, colleagues, family etc. So if you know someone who is interested in finding out more about becoming a Catholic speak to Fr. Doug and complete an RCIA contact form from the Contact Corner. The group starts again on 2nd October in Hartley Hall 7.30pm -9pm each Monday.


You are invited to find out more about how you can share your time to help our poorer sisters and brothers with CAFOD at one of our workshops this Autumn:
CAFOD Essentials – Saturday 9 September 9:30am-3:15pm – Romero House, Waterloo
Opportunities to hear about CAFOD’s work in Latin America, the upcoming Harvest Appeal, receive the latest updates about campaigning and our Live Simply Award, meet others and find out more about different ways of volunteering through CAFOD.
CAFOD Fast Day briefings – Saturday 16 September 9:30am – 11:30am – St James Petts Wood or Friday 22 September 2:30pm – 4:30pm – St John Vianney Bexleyheath
Find out about CAFOD’s work in El Salvador, meet CAFOD volunteers from your area, and discover how you can make a difference this Harvest and beyond.
For more info and to book contact or 020 8466 9901

Celebration of Parish Feastday-23rd September at the 6.30pm Mass and in the Hall afterwards.


30th September 3pm, An anointing of the sick Mass for the sick and housebound members of our parish followed by tea and entertainment in Hartley Hall.


There will be a free presentation at the Odeon Cinema in Bloomsbury, on Tuesday 5thSeptember, of the upcoming Musical ‘Heaven on Earth’ which will be showing in the Wembley Arena in May 2018. The musical is a wonderful portrayal of the Christian message through the story of Adam and Eve. Using the very latest technology the audience will witness the creation of the universe and the formation of man from the dust. The stage-set for Eden is breathtaking. Our West End director describes the show as,“a visual treat and a delight to the ears; one that will transport the audience to another world.”The musical stars: Kerry Ellis(First Lady of the West End) as EVE,
Hugh Maynard(Jesus Christ Superstar/Miss Saigon) as ADAM,
Russell Watsonas ‘THE VOICE OF GOD.’
On Tuesday 5thwe will share the miraculous story of the musical, and show videos on the big screen, including a good number of songs from ‘Heaven on Earth.’
This is a wonderful opportunity to impact the whole of the London area with the Gospel and bring hope to many thousands of people. Perhaps you would like to use this for local evangelism by inviting family and friends to the show so that as many people as possible might experience ‘heaven on earth.’
For this purpose we are offering discounted tickets to all churches represented at the meeting on the 5thSeptember. Although there is no limit to the amount of discounted tickets available, the offer will be for a twelve day period only, from the 5thto 16thSeptember. The conference is at 9.30 am for a prompt start at 10:00 am and will finish at 1pm.The invitation is to all Christians who wish to promote evangelism. The cinema seats 300 people and bookings will be on a first come first served basis.
Please apply for your seats, giving the names of all Please mark your email ‘LONDON’.
We will email back to confirm your seat. Address: Odeon Cinema, 30 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T 1BX.


Coffee Morning
Do take the time after the 10am Mass to come to Hartley Hall for the Coffee Morning during August. Your chance to meet fellow parishioners and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.