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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 24.07.2022


Sun 24th July

8.30 am                         Josefa  Lemos RIP           10 am                               James Meally RIP

12 noon                            Gino Tomei RIP


Mon 25th July  St James, Apostle            

10 am                               James Meally, RIP



Tues 26th July   St Joachim & St Anne

10am                               James Meally RIP


Weds 27th July               

No Mass today.



Thurs 28th July     Feria

10am                             Holy Souls

                                                                                          Fri 29th July         Ss Martha, Mary & Lazarus

10 am                           People of the Parish


Sat 30th July  18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm                     Lohan Family Anniversaries


10am – 11am; 4:30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Eric Nicholas Darwent,  Therese Kemp, Frank Kilbride,  John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Karina McKiernan, Izabela Lissowska and Florida Regina Karawgodage  – all unwell at this time.

We also pray for: Gino Tomei, James Meally, Hugh Daniel Doherty, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Siobhan Lynch,  Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly, Josephine Okuyiga, Erlinda McAviney, Betty Murray, William Comey, Jane Ikwueke, Monica O’Donnell, Ronald Kinsella and Eamonn Clifford whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.



The offertory collection for last weekend was £1083:68. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.


Eucharistic Minsters & Readers:

Fr Peter writes: “First of all, thank you for your kind and diligent service to St Mary’s and your support of me. To help renew our formation I have organised an afternoon of reflection and a chance to ask questions from 2pm – 5pm on Sunday 4th September at The Passage in Victoria. We can enjoy an informal tea together. As part of our reflection, we will be able to visit the Cathedral and view the relics of St Bernadette.

A “sign-up sheet” is now at the back of the church.


The Relics of St Bernadette:

Fr Peter writes: “I would like to organise a parish trip to Westminster Cathedral to visit the relics of St Bernadette on Saturday 3rd September. As you know St Bernadette was the young Pyrenean French shepherdess who had visions of Our Lady in 1854. Her relics are on a worldwide tour and will be at the Cathedral for one weekend. We will have to use the Tube to reach Victoria. We will gather at 10am at East Finchley Tube. You may like to bring a packed lunch or buy some provisions on the way. A sign-up sheet is now at the back of the church.”


The Song of Bernadette:

Fr Peter writes: “The Song of Bernadette” is a classic film which depicts the life of St Bernadette. The actors are American (and do not disguise their accents), the film is in black and white but it is a well-respected interpretation of Bernadette’s life. I will show it towards the end of August in the small blue hall and will open the box office next week.  The film is suitable for all ages. Please bring your own refreshments.





Sing a New Song!

Helen (our wonderful organist) has written three songs in honour of Blessed Carlo Acutis. They need singing (and recording on video). A first practice will be on Tuesday 26th July at 2pm in the church – followed by cake! All ages welcome.


St Mary’s Allotment Opportunity:

Fr Peter writes “Directly behind the church is a raised strip of land which is crying out for cultivation. It would make an ideal allotment, possibly two. It has good light and water is accessible via a handy tap on the wall. A very kind parishioner is offering a grant of £300 to buy compost, fertilizer, seeds and other utensils to get the project started. It would be wonderful if at least half the vegetables grown were contributed to the foodbank. If anyone with experience, or someone who wants an outdoor challenge and interest would like to take on the project, or be involved, please see me. Stop Press – so far 6 of you have volunteered – we meet early September to begin.”


  City of London clocks

Do you know how many clocks are around the City of London? The Aysanew Kassa Trust are raising funds for their work supporting the education of the children of Azezo, Ethiopia and are offering a fun afternoon on Saturday 17th September walking the streets of the City to find the clocks! So, a great exercise after your holidays. You will be met in Fleet Street [you can start anytime between 11.30am and 12.30]and given your pictures of clocks and off you go with your instructions. We will then meet at a hostelry between 3pm and 4pm. The winner will be awarded a prize. Each adult participating will pay a donation to the charity of £30. For more information and to book a place contact Jean Bailey 07484889062 or Pietro Servini 07706608742 website


Thank you:

Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to the amazing volunteers who de-cluttered and helped sort out the parish centre. Due to their hard work we can use August to re-site the Foodbank within the Challoner Room, freeing up the large hall. All kitchens have been thoroughly “de-cluttered”, crockery and cutlery have been sorted and a cleaning cupboard established to house hoovers and brushes. The next task is to order a dish washer for the large kitchen and get the bottle coolers repaired. Once again, a big thank you to the “De- Clutterers”.


Fr Peter writes “Thank you to Dr Bridie and Michael for their presentations. Both have provided me with copies of their slides (or explanation of pictures). I will arrange for Deacon Patrick and Dr Bridie to return in September or October.” 



Sunday 4th September - 10am


To mark the start of the new school year all parish children are invited to bring or wear their new (or old!) school uniforms to this Mass where they will receive a blessing to take with them into their new classes and schools for the coming year.




From Monday 12th September - further details will be in the newsletter


·       If your child is in Year 3 or above and you feel they are ready, you are invited to register them to prepare for and make their First Reconciliation and First Communion.

·       Young people in Year 9 or above, would you like to prepare to get Confirmed in 2023? 

·       If you are an adult who would like to know more about the catholic faith or become a catholic or if you are already a baptised catholic but have never completed your formation and would like to prepare for First Communion or Confirmation, please get in touch with Holly at



Saturday 17th Sept at 5pm and Sunday 18th Sept at 8:30am, 10am and 12noon


A weekend to welcome everyone back from the Summer break, including all new parishioners and also our new Deacon, the Reverend Domagoj, who will be joining our parish for this final year of his preparation for the priesthood. There will be teas and coffees after every Mass with everyone invited to come along, catch-up and say hello!




Sunday 18th September - for any young parishioners aged 10+


We are inviting all parish young people aged 10+ to join us for an afternoon of raft building and racing. It will be a chance to get together, meet new and old friends and restart the Incensed youth group.


St Mary’s Catholic Church

279 High Road London N2 8HG

Tel:  0208 883 4234

Facebook: Twitter: @StMarysN2

Parish Priest: Fr Peter-Michael

Christian Education and Youth:  Holly Graham

Parish Administrator:  Yvonne Tomei

Safeguarding representative: Eimir Read: tel: 07925 269767 or email

SVP Contact Telephone Number: 07874 692577

The parish office is open weekdays (except Wed) 9.30 am to 1 pm

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 24.07.2022


              Sun 24th July

            8.30 am                         Josefa  Lemos RIP                     

              10 am                               James Meally RIP

              12 noon                            Gino Tomei RIP


Mon 25th July                  St James, Apostle            

10 am                               James Meally, RIP



Tues 26th July                  St Joachim & St Anne

10am                               James Meally RIP


Weds 27th July                No Mass today.



Thurs 28th July                Feria

10am                             Holy Souls


            Fri 29th July                     Ss Martha, Mary & Lazarus

              10 am                                People of the Parish


              Sat 30th July                     18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm                                 Lohan Family Anniversaries


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