Fourth Sunday of Lent (Year A)
PLANNED GIVING ENVELOPES
If you have signed up for a weekly envelope the new season’s boxes are now available. Do take yours home.
Ahoy all you singers!
We need you at the Good Friday and Easter Vigil services.
Rehearsals led by Helen Tierney at 8 pm Thurs 30 March & 6 April.
There will also be a rehearsal on Good Friday itself.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School N12 0JP – Class Teacher Vacancy
The Governors of Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School (Bow Lane, Finchley) are looking for a Class Teacher to start September 2017. If you are interested, please contact the school office (Joanne Whitby) on 0208 346 1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack or to arrange a visit.
SVP Quiz Night – Saturday 6th May at 7.30 pm
The SVP will be holding a Quiz Night with a sausage and mash dinner (vegetarian option available) in the parish centre. Please put your name on the list in the porch. £10.00 on the door. Bring your own alcoholic beverages.
Choir Rehearsal Today
Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group of singers at their next rehearsal today, Sunday, 26thMarch, after 10 am Mass in the parish centre, all ages welcome. We will be singing at 10 am Mass on Sunday, 2nd April. Contact: Liz Menezes.
FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS
Please remember the meeting this Monday 27th March at 8 pm in the parish centre.
Monday soup and scripture
Each Monday to 3rd April inclusive, a soup lunch will be provided by Fr Terry in the presbytery at 12.30 pm and we will discuss the following Sunday readings.
Sandra Lipner says: Join us every Thursday in Lent for a child-friendly Mass at 10 am and a short Lenten reflection in the community room afterwards. Toys and tea provided. All welcome, especially parents/carers with babies and toddlers. Contact: Sandra.
There is also a Lenten Quiz (see parish website).
No Stations of the Cross on Friday because of the funeral of Marcella Hampson.
Easter Egg Hunt & Skateboarding Workshop (ages 6 – 18) There are only a few spaces left for our Easter Monday skateboarding workshop and Easter egg hunt taking place around our church and car park. 17th April, 3 – 5 pm, ages 6 – 18. Cost: £5 per person, siblings £2.50. Donations of chocolate eggs welcome. Booking closes today, 26th March. Sandra,email@example.com
Grassy Area between the church and the parish centre
Please note that you must not let your children play on the steps or the strip of lawn immediately behind the church. If they play on the lawn above the steps please make sure that there is at least one parent present at all times.
Christian Meditation Group
There is a Christian Meditation Group in Nazareth House, 162 East End Road, every Tuesday morning at 10.30 am – after the 10 am Mass.
Volunteering with Caritas
Caritas, an official agency of the diocese, has been encouraging more people to become involved in social action. As part of this it has developed an online volunteer service which makes it easy for people to find the right volunteer role for them. They say: 'By sharing your gifts and talents you are making a difference to your community and to the individuals you work with.' Register at:
Search for Volunteering Opportunities : Caritas Westminster There are also some cards and leaflets about this on the table by the door.
Cardinal’s Appeal – Special Collection This Week
The second collection at all Masses this weekend of 25th/26th March will be for the Cardinal’s Appeal. This year the Cardinal has asked that the Lenten Alms collection be directed to the Cardinal’s Appeal fund. The funds raised will go to support parishes or groups in their work to further the mission of the Church: to serve the evangelisation of youth, to develop marriage and family life projects, and to provide service in society, especially to those on the margins. Please take a leaflet to learn more about this.
Running for Mind
Our parishioner Melissa Obi is running the London Marathon this year April 23rd in aid of Mind, the mental health charity. She hopes to raise £2000. You can donate to her via her page at Virgin Money: www.virginmoneygiving.com/MelissaObosi
SPEC gap year opportunities
Over 18 and planning a gap year? Join us for a year at the Westminster Youth Ministry retreat centre as a volunteer missionary, supporting schools and parishes of our diocese. Develop skills to help you with your future career, and grow in your Catholic faith. to find out more, visit www.dowym.com/spec
Coach Pilgrimage to Lisieux
Deacon Anthony Clark says that there are still places on the coach pilgrimage to Lisieux from St Edward the Confessor, Golders Green. £395 single room per person, £375 twin room per person. Monday to Friday 24th-28th April. More details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady of Muswell School – Nursery Applications
Our Lady of Muswell School is now accepting applications for September 2017. They offer 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.50 am – 11.50 am for children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014. Contact Mrs Heath at the School Office of Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School on 0208 444 6894 or email email@example.com .
Pilgrimage to Fatima 14th-20th September 2017
There is a special pilgrimage to Fatima being organised for the centenary year of the apparitions. The pilgrimage will include Santiago de Compostella and will be led by Fr Luis Tomas of the Consolata Mission House here in Finchley. Four nights in Fatima, two nights in Santiago de Compostella. Cost: £679. Further details: Tony O’Byrne 0208 361 1300.
Looking for Residential Care?
Nazareth House in East Finchley has just completed a full refurbishment programme and have vacancies. If you wish to go and see, please contact Christine Small – General Manager on 0208 883 1104 or Sister Celine-Marie, Sister Superior on 07778 512144.
Pray for the sick esp. Sister Sheila, John & Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson, Annette O’Gorman.
Parish Collection Last week’s collection came to £ 1027.46 Many thanks.
Second collection for Cardinal’s Appeal this weekend.
APF red boxes are now available for collection.