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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time 18.06.2023



Sun 18th June​​

8.30 am​​​Lilian Murphy, RIP

10 am​​​First Holy Communion – Thanksgiving Mass

12 pm​​​Molly Donnelly, RIP

Mon 19th June         ​Feria

10 am           ​Anne Kennedy, RIP


Tues 20th June             ​St Alban, Protomartyr

10am                   ​People of the Parish

Weds 21st June          ​NO MASS


Thurs 22nd June        ​SS John Fisher, Bishop and Thomas More, Martyrs

10 am​John Fernandes, 17th anniversary

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​Fri 23rd June​           ​Feria

10 am                            ​Stephen Brohan, anniversary


Sat 24th June​12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5pm                                   Theresa O’Grady, intentions


Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition


Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent,  Therese Kemp,  John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Noel, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Karina McKiernan and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for:   Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham, Judith Agholor, Anne Kennedy, Alan Ferrett, Zsofia Benczur –Papp and Christine Quinn, whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.



The offertory collection for the week ending 11th June was £ 1065.64. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.  Please contact the parish office for a Standing Order form.


Refugee Week 19th – 25th June: Compassion

Monday June 19th is World Refugee Day, and kicks off Refugee Week. The theme for Refugee Week 2023 is Compassion. The Bishops Conference have just produced a new document called ‘Love the Stranger’. If you would like more details of the document and Refugee Week please email or contact Fr Peter.​​

The Wall:

Fr Peter writes: “Hopefully repairs to the Wall will begin this summer. I have accepted a quote and secured a team of builders. St Mary’s is now in a queue, waiting for the builders to finish two other projects. Wall repairs will involve the corner part of the embankment being dug out enabling the builders to “pin” the wall together. When they remove the earth I would like the builders to bury any broken Catholic religious statues or crucifixes that parishioners are hesitant about discarding. My intention is that the prayers rooted in these religious artifacts will hopefully protect the wall in the future. If you have any broken statues or crucfixes, please hand them in after a weekend Mass. However, they must not be made of plastic. Nor can the statues or crucifixes be “life size”….. for obvious reasons.”


St Mary’s Men’s Group:

The “Men’s Group” have met for the first time. They had breakfast (cooked by Deacon Dom) and a good chat. Their next meeting is planned for Saturday 8th July at 9am, finishing at 11am. Breakfast will be served. Men of the parish are invited to attend – please let Fr Peter or Deacon Dom know if you would like to join.


Holy Day of Obligation:

Thursday 29th June is the Feast of SS Peter and Paul and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times at St Mary’s are 10am and 7:30pm and at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Bow Lane at 1:30pm. All are welcome.

Coronation Reflections – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Andrew Hollingsworth, Vice Chairman of Westminster Cathedral Friends writes: On Tuesday 20 June at 7.15 pm, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will speak and host a number of speakers on the theme Coronation Reflections.  Full details of events and online booking on our webpage Contact:


St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – Vacancy for Temporary Director of Music

To start 1st September to 31st December (for one term only).  The Governors are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic teacher of Music to lead the Music Department for the Autumn Term 2023.  An application pack is available on the school website .  Please send completed application forms to – the closing date is Monday 26th June at midday.  For further information caontact the school on 0208 446 2256.


Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School Prayer Group

The staff and parents prayer group returns to Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School every Tuesday at 8:15am in the prayer room. All welcome.


Holly Graham:

Holly’s last day as Director of Education was on Friday. She will begin her new role as school chaplain at St James’s Secondary school on Monday. Let us keep her in our prayers.


The Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults:

Fr Peter writes “If you are an adult and feel called to become a Catholic, or you are a Catholic adult and have never been confirmed, then you are invited to a special meeting to discover “the Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults” (a formation programme required for those seeking to become a Catholic or to be confirmed). Our meeting will be on Tuesday 25th July in the small hall starting at 7pm and finishing by 8:30pm.


East Finchley Festival:

Finchley Foodbank will have a stall at this years East Finchley Festival in Cherry Tree Woods. If you are going – please say hello to Anna and the FFB team.



“One of the earliest resurrection scenes in the Bible is that of Thomas demanding evidence - he wanted to see, to touch, to prove. Those who question and probe and debate are heirs of the apostles just as much as the most fervent of believers.”

Jon M


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