Third Sunday of Easter (Year A)

April 30, 2017

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017 – Mass Time Change

Please note that on Monday 1st May, because of the Bank Holiday, the Mass will be at 12 noon.

Building works in the parish grounds: Take care

Work has now begun on the parish centre lawn and path. Please note that until further notice the pathway between the church and the presbytery is closed. Please access the parish centre via the path to the left of the church. 

 

Priests Training Fund Second Collection – Next Weekend 6th/7th May

Next weekend (6th/7th May) is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for vocations, especially vocations to the priesthood.  The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place at all Masses next weekend.  The Fund helps pay for training seminarians and further studies.

 

Cake Sale

Next weekend our confirmation group would like your support for their cake sale in aid of Mary’s Meals after the 10 am Mass. Delicious eats guaranteed!

 

Rosary Devotion to Our Lady for the Month of May – The Legion of Mary

The Rosary will be said in homes and in Church during the month of May. 

Tuesday 2nd May               Margaret Ryan   4a Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm.

Wednesday 3rd May          In Church after 10 am Mass.

Thursday 4th May               Maureen O’Brien 39 Castle Road at 4 pm.

Friday 5th May                    Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 5 pm.

All are welcome.

 

SVP Quiz Night – Saturday 6th May at 7.15 pm

The SVP will be holding a Quiz Night (please note the amended start time of 7.15 pm) 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.

 

Refugees in London – Eggs Please

Next date: Sunday 7th May.  Please bring 6/ 12/ more hard boiled eggs to church next Sunday and leave them in the basket in the foyer.  Sets of toothbrushes + toothpaste are also always welcome.  Thanks for supporting the local drop-in helping refugees in East Finchley (organized by NNLS)!

 

Choir Rehearsal

Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group of singers at their next rehearsal on Sunday 7th May, after 10 am Mass in the parish centre, all ages welcome.  We will be singing at the First Communion Masses on 14th May at 10 am and 12 noon.  Contact: Liz Menezes.

 

 

 Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grimstead

The Consolata Fathers are holding a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grimstead on Saturday 17th June 2017.  It is an opportunity to visit the 17th Century secret Chapel – a time when priests celebrated Holy Mass under fear of death.  The cost is £25 per person and includes coach, lunch, teas, coffees and soft drinks.  To book: please make cheques payable to Consolata Fathers dated 1st May 2017 and post with details to The Superior, Consolata Fathers, 3 Salisbury Avenue, London N3 3AJ.  Please book early – cheques not banked until 1st May.  For further details, contact Stella Devlin on 0208 445 3099.

 

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Volunteers required

The Diocesan Piligrimage is once again looking to recruit volunteers to help on this summer’s pilgrimage.  If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a St Frai Helper.  The role is to support the nurses and provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification.  You must be fit, able and keen to help.  The dates of the pilgrimage are departure on Sunday 23rd July and return on Saturday 29th July.  If you are interested in helping and would like further information on what is required, please e mail chief helpers Nick Leonard and team at westminsterstfrai@gmail.com.

 

Next INCENSED Youth Group (ages 10 - 18)

Join us today 30th April at 11 am in the community room (Father Terry’s house). Our topic this month: Islam, we have a few questions! With guest speakers Ambreen Majid and Mehreen Baig from BAFTA nominated TV show ‘Muslims like us’. New people always welcome, ages 10+. Sandra, finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk

 

Kristy asks you to give your £££ for her pounds

Kristy says: At the start of Lent, Cardinal Vincent Nichols asked us to focus on caring for the sick and those whose lives are coming to an end. North London Hospice does just that and so I am raising money for them through the £s for Lbs challenge.  I lose weight and the hospice gains funds! You can donate via:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Kristy

 

Volunteering – make a difference with CAFOD

Tony Sheen, CAFOD Westminster Volunteer Centre writes: Could you help CAFOD and inspire others to act for social justice, and use your skills to help our sisters and brothers working to overcome poverty around the globe?  Are you a people person who would relish involving and encouraging others in your local area?  Or maybe you are a good communicator who would enjoy speaking in churches or in schools?  To find out more, please get in touch with us on westminster@cafod.org.uk or 020 8449 6970 or book a place on the Understanding CAFOD information session on Saturday 20th May near Waterloo.

 

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.

 

Adult Formation Events – Mark’s Gospel

Ausra Cane, Agency for Evangelisation writes: an event with Father John Hemer -  ‘Mark Gospel: A basic handbook for discipleship’ will be held on Monday 15th May at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN from 7 pm – 8.30 pm.  Registration is required.  E mail at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk and indicate your name and date of the event.  If you do not have access to Internet, please leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.  Suggested donation - £4.00.

 

Brightlights Young Adult Festival Weekend at Alton Castle

The Brightlights Organising Committee writes: Brightlights is an annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 16-30) taking place 23rd – 26th June in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle in Staffordshire.  There will be speakers, workshops, drama, prayer, Reconciliation, Mass and live music from artists including One Hope Project and Guvna B.  It is a place where young adults can discover more about themselves, others and God in a safe and relaxed environment and share faith and experiences with others of the same age-group and outlook.  To find out more information or book tickets and a coach space visit brightlights.org.uk or call 0300 075 0115.

 

Marriage Care volunteers needed

Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services through 50 centres across England and Wales.

Our centre for Barnet and Enfield is in need of Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to present and facilitate marriage preparation courses to small groups of engaged couples (training is provided) and an  Administrator to help with the smooth running of the centres services. We are also in need of qualified Relationship Counsellors to deliver relationship counselling. For more information or to apply, please visit: www.marriagecare.org.uk or emailvolunteer@marriagecare.org.uk

 

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

 

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 £972.57. Many thanks.

Holy Places Collection – Good Friday: This raised £ 461.50. 

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