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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

St Peter’s Pence – Second Collection after all Masses

A collection for Peter’s Pence, which assists the Pope in his charitable relief work throughout the world, will be taken after all Masses this weekend (1st/2nd July). It isn’t used for Vatican administration!

Young People’s Summer Outing

We look forward to an afternoon of climbing at The Castle Climbing Centre on Monday, 31st July. Please note that booking is now closed.

Inclusive Mass and St Mary’s Got Talent

We look forward to welcoming our friends from St Joseph’s Faith Group at 10 am Mass today. Many thanks to all readers, actors and singers for getting involved! We invite you to join us in the parish centre after Mass for our annual talent show St Mary’s Got Talent and the prize draw for our St Mary’s Quizzes from 11:15 am. Sandra,


Fr Terry sez: Occasionally things are given to me for bazaar etc which might bring a better price on eBay. Is there anyone who is an authorized seller who would like to give this a try? All proceeds to the parish.

Terry Tweeter

Fr Terry has decided to try and out-Trump Donald Trump. Fr Terry is trying to compose a Tweet each day with a spiritual message in 140 characters. He would love it if you followed him on @anamnesiskyriou (which means, in Greek, Remembering the Lord)

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.

Thank you from the Willcocks family

Thank you to all the parishioners who came to Len Willcocks’ Marie Curie ‘Blooming Great Tea Pary’ on Sunday 11th June. As well as some truly gorgeous cakes brought along, we raised £250 for Marie Curie.

Inclusive Mass and St Mary’s Got Talent

Today, Sunday 2nd July, at 10 am this year’s First Communion children, their younger friends from our children’s liturgy group and the St Joseph’s Faith Group will be reading, singing, acting and praying for us during a Mass celebrating the gifts of all people. Please join us in the parish centre after Mass for our annual talent show St Mary’s Got Talent and the prize draw for our St Mary’s Quizzes from 11.15 am. Sandra, finchleyeastcat@rcdow.orgluk

Prison volunteers sought

Pact, the Catholic charity for prisoners and their families ( is offering free training and support for parishioners interested in volunteering with them in prisons or in the local community. All inquiries welcome. To find out more contact

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.

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

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: or contact the school office on 020 8346 8826 for details.

The Passage Garden Party – Friday 21st July 2017

There will be a Garden Party in aid of The Passage in the historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 21st July 2017 from 6 pm. Visit the oldest cultivated garden in England with a back drop of the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Tickets £40 from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL. Tel 0207 592 1856, e mail which includes buffet supper, wine, soft drinks, live music and a prize raffle. Tickets are also available through

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: or

Upcoming Events at the Niland Conference Centre

Daily Call to Serve with Sr Regina McGarry and Monika Cleaver will be held on Thursday 6th July from 10 am – 12.30. Suggested donation £6. Garden Retreat: Cry out with joy to the Lord all the earth! with Sr Laurentia Carroll OP and Sr Anne Walsh OP will be held on Tuesday 11th July from 10 am – 3 pm. Suggested donation £12. Bring a packed lunch and rain gear in case! Venue: Niland Conference Centre at Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath WD23 4EE. Registrations welcome but not required or 020 8950 4000. Refreshments served.

Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Caddle, John & Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson, Annette O’Gorman and Mary Myles.

Parish Collection: Last week’s was £ 1337.45 Many thanks.


Ask God’s blessing on Santino Martin Gerard Di Trolio who was baptised here

yesterday (Saturday 1st July).

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