Confirmation with Bishop John Sherrington
We look forward to welcoming Bishop John Sherrington today, 11th June, at 10 am to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our 14 confirmandi. There will be a special celebration in the parish centre afterwards, all welcome. Please be aware that the 10 am Mass may be more crowded than usual.
Funeral Mass for Norman Dwyer
A Funeral Mass for the late Norman Dwyer will be held here at St Mary’s on Thursday 15th June at 11 am. May he rest in peace.
Ramp and lawn
The new ramp is now open! It provides smooth and easy access to the main door of the parish centre. However, until railings are installed we still need to ask children not to play on the lawn. We ask for and very much appreciate parents’ cooperation in this matter. Many thanks.
Day for Life – Second Collection Next Weekend 17th/18th June 2017
Next weekend (17th/18th June) at all Masses there will be a second collection for Day for Life. There are Day for Life cards to take away available at the back of the church. As we approach 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act, we mourn the large annual number of abortions, and pray for the care and support of mothers and their children in the womb. We are encouraged to offer support to those struggling with news of their pregnancy. The second collection next Sunday will enable the Catholic Church to fund the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, and projects that seek to care for life at every stage and in every condition.
Young People’s Summer Outing
Come climbing with us at The Castle Climbing Centre in Finsbury Park on Monday, 31st July, 1:30 – 5 pm (tbc). Ages 9+, cost: £10 per person. Please email Sandra,firstname.lastname@example.org, by Monday, 12th June to book your space.
St Mary’s New Testament Quiz
Well done to all who took part in the second of our three quizzes! The winners of our book prizes will be announced at teas and coffees in the parish centre today.
St Mary’s Sacraments Quiz
Find the Sacraments quiz on https://join.quizizz.com, game code 492423 or pick up a paper copy from the back of the church. Take this last of our three quizzes by
25th June and you could win vouchers for Nando’s, Hollywood Bowl and the Vue Cinema!
Finchley Catholic High School Summer Fete 25th June 2017
Finchley Catholic High School’s Summer Fete is at the school on Sunday 25th June from 12-.30 pm. Many activities and games are planned, including Beat the Goalie, prize competitions and raffles, live entertainment and a fabulous range of food and drink at the international bistro, bar, BBQ and Pimms stall. All are welcome.
Christian Meditation Group
The group meets in Nazareth House, 162 East End Road, every Tuesday morning at 10.30 am – after the 10 am Mass.
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.
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School – Teacher Vacancies
St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School in Finchley are looking to appoint Class Teachers from September 2017. Please see the school website: http://www.st-theresas.barnet.sch.uk or contact the school office on 020 8346 8826 for details.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Volunteers required
The Diocesan Pilgrimage 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 email@example.com.
Adult Faith Formation Events – A Scripture Retreat with Brian Purfield
Ausra Cane, Agency for Evangelisation writes: A Scripture Retreat will be held on 24th June 2017 from 10 – 2 pm at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P. Suggested donation: £14. Please bring a packed lunch, teas and coffees are provided from 9.30 am. Registration is required. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 needs 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 email@example.com
Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Cardle, John & Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson, Annette O’Gorman.
Parish Collection: Last week’s was £ 1231.30. Many thanks.
Ask God’s blessing on George Alexander Park and Michael Charles Park who were baptised here yesterday (Saturday 10th June).