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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 4th July 2021


Sun 4th July - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8.30 am​ - Holy Souls

10 am​ - Kenneth & Richmeir Ogbogu, special intentions

11.30 am​ - Ikwueke Family, thanksgiving & special intentions

Mon 5th July​ ​- Feria

7 pm​ - Iseoma & Keine Ejikeme, thanksgiving & special intentions


Tues 6th July​ - Feria

10 am​​​ - Martin Brennan, RIP

Weds 7th July


Thurs 8th July​​ - Feria

7 pm​​​ - The Lohan family, RIP


Fri 9th July - ​Feria

10 am​ - Jacques Tshimbombo, RIP

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Sat 10th July​​ - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm ​​​​​- People of the Parish

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 Baby Boley, 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.


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 27th June was- £720.24: 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 still unable to come to Church. 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 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.

“Let Us Dream”

Calamities such as the pandemic, says Pope Francis, can be a “threshold” experience, dividing one era from another. “This is a moment to dream big,” he writes, “to rethink our priorities – what we value, what we want, what we seek – and commit to act in our daily life on what we have dreamed of.”

As we emerge from so much sadness, let us use these talks to inform, encourage and strengthen us for the future.


Catholic Broadcaster, Author and Journalist.

Tuesday 20 July 2021, at 7.30pm

Austen will talk about his latest worldwide bestseller “Let Us Dream” which he co-authored with His Holiness Pope Francis.


Director of Caritas Westminster

Wednesday 21 July 2021, at 7.30pm

John will talk about Caritas and discuss some practical suggestion as how we as a parish can respond to poverty and social justice.


Former director and auctioneer at Sotheby’s, “Dragon’s Den” entrepreneur, author of daily Catholic blog:

Thursday 22 July 2021, at 7.30pm

Using paintings and sculptors, Patrick will talk on the importance of beauty in our faith and how art can help with the new evangelisation.

Each evening will consist of a 25 minute talk in the church, followed by Q&A.

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.”

A New Temporary Noticeboard :

Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to Mike O’Brien for removing the leaning red sign and one of the wooden frames. I have fixed a larger sign on the remaining wooden hoarding which has been greeted very positively by people using the car park. One child remarked that it could be probably seen in space – wonderful!”

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.

“The 11th Annual GK Chesterton Walking Pilgrimage

…..will take place on Saturday 24th July 2021. You can sponsor Stuart (a Good Counsel worker) as he raises funds for Good Counsel on this 27 mile walk here; You can email prayer intentions to be prayed for along the way, to; You can join us for Mass or part of the walk on the day or even just join us by saying the GK Chesterton Prayer on the day wherever you are. Find details and the prayer in a number of languages here;

First Communions

Congratulations to Molly, Eric and Billy who made their First Communions on Saturday Morning. They all looked particularly terrific, as did their families. Thanks to Holly for their wonderful preparation. These three heroes decided to delay their First Communions from last year so more family could be present.

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