27th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

ALPHA COURSE

Peter Kraushar writes: starts here at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 10 October. Do you feel you know everything about your faith? Do you know people who have lapsed or who have never had faith? Everyone, whatever their faith or lack of it, seems to enjoy it and many benefit.. A simple evening - a meal, some worship, a DVD and finally discussion in small groups. Please register with Peter Kraushar 020 8883 4736, peterkrau@aol.com, 2 Lauradale Road N2 9LU

October – Month of the Holy Rosary

The Rosary this week will be said in homes and in church as follows:

Tuesday 10th October May Brennan 11a Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm.

Wednesday 11th October In Church after 10 am Mass.

Thursday 12th October Audrey Kao 40 Queens Road at 2 pm.

Friday 13th October Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.

All are welcome.

Children's Liturgy Training

Please join us for our training morning for children's liturgy catechists on Saturday, 7th October, 10 am - 12 noon in the parish centre. New volunteers very welcome. Mary Crowley, Catechetical Adviser at the Agency for Evangelisation, Diocese of Westminster will give an overview of the structure of the Bible before focusing on different methods we can use during children's liturgy. Childcare available, please let Sandra know if you'd like to make use of this. finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk

Special Collection - CAFOD

CAFOD works with poor communities overseas on our behalf, helping them to tackle poverty and injustice. There will be a special collection at all Masses this weekend. Thank you for your continued support and generosity.

Christmas Fair Saturday 25th November , 12 noon - 3 pm

Please join us for our 2nd Christmas Fair Committee meeting in the parish hall after 10 am Mass on Sunday 22 October. Looking for volunteers to brainstorm; run a stall; help set up; help tidy up; etc. Please add your name to sign up sheets at the Church entrance. Contacts: Sandra Lipner (finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk), Helen Doran (h.doran@virgin.net) and Kristy Bradnum (kristybradnum@gmail.com).

First Holy Communion 2018

We invite all children of our parish who are in Year 3+ to make their First Communion with us next May. The course starts with three sessions before Christmas to rehearse the Nativity Play for Christmas Eve and will continue after Christmas with lessons from 9-10 am every Sunday morning followed by Family Mass. Application forms available from Sandra Lipner after 10 am Mass.

New Altar Servers

Our new altar servers will be serving together with our experienced servers until Christmas, please keep them in your prayers during their time of learning.

Grange Big Local Festival – Sunday 8th October 2017

We are invited to the Grange Big Local Fun Palace, Sunday 8 Oct., 12-4 pm, on Oak Lane N2 8LT. It is a free community festival with live music. Activities include arts and crafts, science experiments, dance, cooking, Thai kick-boxing, circus skills and nail painting. The festival is free.

SVP Quiz Night – Saturday 14th October 2017

There will be a SVP quiz on Saturday 14th October starting 7pm. A sausage and mash or vegetarian meal will be provided. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages. Please put your name down on list in the porch indicating your meal choice. Admission £10 on the door.

Attention all Ministers of Communion and Readers

Away Afternoon: Saturday 4th November

St Joseph’s Centre, St Joseph’s Grove NW4 4TY

The afternoon begins with a soup and sandwich lunch (provided) at 1 pm and we will finish by 4.30 pm. A time for learning together, shared thoughts and prayer. Please let Fr Terry know if you are coming, either by email, phone message or a written note (to make sure that he does not forget).

Mindfulness Skills for Young People

This autumn we are offering a short course of 5 sessions introducing young people aged 10+ to mindfulness techniques using the .b Mindfulness in Schools programme. At the most simple level .b is an awareness-raising exercise to give youngsters a taste of mindfulness, and for many the course can relatively quickly lead to very positive outcomes: they feel calmer and more connected; they can concentrate better; they have a toolkit to deal with stress and anxiety. For more information, contact Sandra, finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk . Starts on 8th October.

Annual Peace Walk

The annual Finchley Peace Walk, which is part of One World Week, is on Saturday October 21st, assembling at St Mary Church of England in Hendon Lane 10.30-11. Then walking to various places of worship, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. Details on the board in the church porch. There are also copies of the route with more information on the tables by the church door.

Film Evening: ‘Brooklyn’ – Saturday 11th November

Join us after the Vigil Mass for our autumn film evening + pizza. ‘Brooklyn’ is a romantic drama about the young Irish immigrant Ellis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) who navigates her way trhough 1950s Brooklyn. A 2015 British-Canadian-Irish production directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby. ‘Brooklyn’ is based on Colm Tóibin’s 2009 novel of the same name. No entrance fee, all welcome.

St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School, East End Road, London N3

Open Days for prospective pupils due to start Reception Class in September 2018. Open Days are as follows: Thursday 2nd November 2017 at 9.30 am, Monday 6th November 2017 at 10 am, Thursday 9th November 2017 at 2 pm, Monday 13th November 2017 at 2 pm and Thursday 16th November 2017 at 9.30 am. Please call the school office for more information on 020 8346 8826.

Our Lady of Lourdes Nursery, N12 – Places Available

Our Lady of Lourdes Nursery, Bow Lane, N12 0JP has places available for children born between 1/4/2015 and 31/3/16. Afternoon sessions available from 12.15pm to 3.15pm. Please contact the school office on 0208 346 1681 or look on the school website, http://www.ololbarnetschool.org.uk if you would like to apply.

Educare Safeguarding On Line Training

Educare training programmes can help individuals familiarise themselves with safeguarding matters. Amongst others, it also includes The Child Exploitation and Online Safety programme which helps better understand how children and young people use technology and the associated risks. It is available to all

parishioners. Please see the poster on the notice board at the back of the church for further information.

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

Parish Collection: Last week’s was £ 1052.70. Many thanks.

There will be no newsletter next weekend.

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