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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 27th June 2021


Sun 27th June - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8.30 am​​​ - Holy Souls

10 am​​​ - Hannah Lally, 6th anniversary​​

11.30 am​ - Stephen Brohan, anniversary

Mon 28th June​ - ​St Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr

7 pm​​​— People of the Parish


Tues 29th June​ - SS Peter and Paul, Apostles

10 am​​​ - Martin Brennan, RIP

7 pm​​​ - Father Peter Michael Scott, intentions

Weds 30th June


Thurs 1st July​​ - Dedication of the Cathedral

7 pm​​​ - Father Eddie Ndahinda, RIP


Fri 2nd July ​- Feria

10am​ - Funeral Mass for Susan (Susie) Owens, RIP

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Sat 3rd July​​ - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm ​- Joe Ryan, 19th anniversary

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 Susie Owens, 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. There will also be special streamed Mass for Our Lady of Lourdes School on Tuesday afternoon.

Welcome to:

Welcome to Apollo and Amelia, who were baptised into our Catholic Community of St Mary’s on Saturday.

Funeral Mass for Susan (Susie) Owens, RIP

Susie’s Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s on Friday 2nd July at 10am. Under Covid regulations we can accommodate 60 people in the church. The Mass will also be streamed. Let us keep Susie and members of her family in our prayers. May she rest in peace.


Fr Peter writes: “Confessions return to Saturday at 4:30pm (before Mass) and 5:30pm (after Mass). Please do not hesitate to take advantage of this beautiful healing sacrament”

Offertory Collection

Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection in church for week ending 20th June was- £837.05: 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, Tuesday at 10am and Friday 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.

Finchley Food Bank – Seeking Volunteers!

Finchley Foodbank is looking for volunteers to help serve our 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.

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 – the sequel:

Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to those who have volunteered to remove the red noticeboard from the lawn in front of the car park. Holly and I have been working on a temporary sign which will be fixed to one of the vacant hoardings once the original notice has been removed.”

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – Caretaker Team Leader Vacancy

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Caretaker Team Leader to manage the day to day running of the caretaking function of the school, working under the direction of the School Business Manager and who will form part of, and direct, a small team of caretakers. Required as soon as possible.. Closing date: Wednesday 7thJuly 2021 at midday - interviews will take place week commencing 12th July. A Support Staff application form and the job description are available on the school website. Please send completed applications to Call 0208 446 2256 for further information.

Next Saturday at 11am:

Fr Peter writes: “Please keep in your prayers three parish children who will be making their First Holy Communions next Saturday. They are part of the class of 2020 who had hoped pandemic measures would have relaxed so family from other parts of the world could have joined them. Like all the parish children who have made their first Holy Communions or are in preparation for this year, we must be very proud of them. It has been a challenging 15 months.”

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” –St. Peter, John 6:68–69

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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