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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 20th June 2021


Sun 20th June - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8.30 am​​​ - Holy Souls

10 am​​​ - Michael Harrison, anniversary​​

11.30 am​ - Martin Brennan, RIP

Mon 21st June​ ​- St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

7 pm​​​ - Camilla Canepa RIP


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

10 am​​​ - Martin Brennan, RIP

Weds 23rd June


Thurs 24th June​​ - The Nativity of St John The Baptist

7 pm​​​ - Carol Fernandes, RIP


Fri 25th June ​- Feria

10 am​ - Martin Brennan, RIP

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Sat 26th June​​ - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm ​- Deceased members of the Sweeney and Grealis Family

Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, today especially for the frail elderly and for those who work as carers.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time. We also pray for Camilla Canepa, Fr Edward Ndahinda, John Skehan, Thomas O’Connor, Antony Fernando, Margarita de Vega, Frances Barry, Martin Brennan, Pat O’Shea, Victoria Adedoyin, Maurilio Vargas Panduro, Geny Vargas Panduro and Helen Vargas Panduro who have all died recently. May they Rest in Peace. We remember their families and all those bereaved. We continue to pray for those in India & Peru and others around the world battling the coronavirus.

SS Peter and Paul, 29th June 2021

The Feast of SS Peter and Paul was a Holy Day of Obligation before the pandemic. Mass will be celebrated at 10am and 7pm.


Fr Peter writes: “Confessions return to Saturday at 4:30pm (before Mass) and 5:30pm (after Mass).”

Offertory Collection

Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection in church for last weekend was- £638.35: All contributions are greatly received, and I am very grateful for your continued support at this difficult time. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Details are on the back of the newsletter.

Streamed Masses for this week:

The 10 am Mass on Sunday will be streamed for those shielding at home. You can access the streaming service via

Change of Mass Times:

Fr Peter writes: “Due to extension of lockdown safeguards, I will not change the Mass schedule to pre-pandemic times until after 19th July.”

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will now be every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5pm.

The Wall:

Fr Peter writes: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the renovation of the wall has been postponed while surveyors take another look at the weight of earth and soil separating the car park and the High Road. Theinspection will clarify if the agreed method of repair is the only solution to strengthen the wall. I know you have so much to pray for, but I would appreciate if you could keep me, the surveyors and the wall in your prayers. Sadly, the last few weeks have revealed that this project is not as straightforward as it looks.”

Finchley Food Bank – Seeking Volunteers!

Finchley Foodbank is looking for volunteers to help serve out clients on Saturdays between 11:15 and 2pm in all weathers. To start the process to join our open minded, kind hearted and joyful team email us at please mention your connection with St Mary's when enquiring.

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School - Vacancy for Physics Technician

There is a vacancy for a Physics Technician at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School starting 1st September 2021. Duties include supporting the students, practical activities and preparation and maintenance of resources for lesson planning, use of specialised equipment and technology. A Support Staff application form and Job Description are available on the school website. Please send completed applications to Closing date is Friday 25th June – interviews will take place the following week.

Day For Life – Second Collection This Weekend

Fr Peter writes: “After all Masses this weekend, there will be the opportunity to donate to the annual “Day for Life” appeal. This year’s theme focuses on assisted suicide and respect owed to life. Presently there is a Private Members Bill in the House of Lords on so-called ‘Assisted Dying’. In the near future I would like to organise a speaker or two to talk with us about this important issue. The Day for Life website is Thank you.”


Fr Peter writes: “This week I will be joined by Patrick, a seminarian from the Beda College in Rome. Patrick will be with us for a month and will live at St Mary’s. I hope you get a chance to say hello and welcome him to the parish.

Home Visits:

Fr Peter writes: “I now have a fair idea who our housebound parishioners are. If I have not made a visit and you would like to receive Holy Communion please give me a call at the presbytery number – 0208 883-4234. As recommended by Public Health England, I take a Covid lateral free test every three days, and will only visit homes if I am wearing a mask.”

The Outside:

Fr Peter writes: “I want to dismantle and remove the red “St Mary’s” sign on the grass bank overlooking the high road. It leans a little menacingly over the wall and while it is not a risk, it needs to be re-painted and repaired. I will need a strong set of volunteers with shovels to help dig out the sign. If you would like to help, please send an email so I can put a time together with refreshments.”

Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:


If you would like to donate on a regular monthly basis, please consider setting up a standing order via your bank. Contact the parish office on 0208 883 4234 or finchleyeast@rcdow, to obtain a form.



You can donate by credit or debit card via our Diocesan website:

If asked to add a reference, please use ‘Collection’.



You can arrange a bank transfer, either online or in person at the bank. Please instruct your bank to use the following as a reference:

Your surname and your initials, followed by the word “Collection”

e.g. Smith J. – Collection

St Mary’s bank account details are as follows:

Account Name: ​WRCDT – Finchley East

Sort Code:​​40-05-20

Account Number:​​71265733




A Just Giving page has been set up for St. Mary’s. You can donate by going to the following link and clicking on “Make a donation”:



Cheques should be made out to “WRCDT – Finchley East” and can be posted to the parish office at: 279 High Road, East Finchley, N2 8HG

-or dropped through the presbytery letterbox with a note saying “Offertory Collection”



Many of you already contribute via the weekly numbered envelopes system. If you would like to contribute this way, and are not already doing so, please let the office know and we can arrange for you to receive a boxed set of envelopes with your own allocated number.


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