The parish landline is down and will take some time to fix. There is a temporary mobile number: 07934 817 966. To add to the confusion, this temporary number is likely to change again. Apologies all round.
Ask God’s blessing on Edward William Menezes Cutts who was baptised here yesterday (Saturday 21st October) and on Henry Paul Ritchie baptised last week.
October – Month of the Holy Rosary
The Rosary this week will be said in homes and in church as follows:
Tuesday 24th October Elizabeth Haile 10 Old Farm Rd at 4 pm
Wednesday 25th October In Church after 10 am Mass.
Thursday 26th October Eileen Sweeney 36 Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm
Friday 27th October Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm
All are welcome.
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 today 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Helen Doran (email@example.com) and Kristy Bradnum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Get involved today in planning our Christmas Fair & Tombola Sunday
If you’d like to help out come along to our Christmas Fair planning meeting in the parish hall after 10am mass today or speak to Sandra Lipner; Helen Doran or Kristy Bradnum.
For the next few Sundays we’re looking for bottles of wines; filled decorated jars; and chocolate bars/boxes for our Christmas Fair Tombola stand. Please leave donations in the boxes at the church entrance.
Our Christmas Fair Needs YOU on Saturday 25 Nov. 12 to 3pm
Come along and soak up the festive atmosphere. Home Bakes Galore * Christmas Carols * Refreshments * Kids’ Activities including Hook a Duck, Beat the Buzzer * Santa’s Grotto * Tombola Hot Food * Knits * Jewellery * Books * Toiletries * and much more.
Second Collection this weekend for APF – World Mission
There will be a second collection at all Masses this weekend for the work of APF – World Mission. Many thanks for your kind support.
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 Father Terry and Sandra Lipner after all Masses. Deadline for applications: 11th November 2017.
Calling All Red Boxes!
If you have any Red Boxes at home, please can you put your name on the bottom of the box and bring them to either the Church or the Presbytery. We would be most grateful if they could be returned as soon as possible.
St Mary’s Choir Needs You
Next rehearsal with Liz is on Sunday, 5th Nov. at 11 am in the large hall. We will be preparing the humns for 10 am Mass on Sunday 12th November, all welcome.
Annual Cemetery Mass – Tuesday 14th November 2017
Please note that the Annual Cemetery Mass will take place at the Islington Burial Chapel at St Pancras Cemetery at 2 pm on Tuesday 14th November 2017.
New INCENSED Youth Group (ages 10-18)
Join us on 29th October at 11 am in the community room (Father Terry’s house) for our next youth group meeting. With All Saints’ Day almost upon us, we’ll be thinking about sainthood by looking at Blessed Oscar Romero’s example and have a debate about what holiness means for us. New people always welcome, ages 10+. Sandra, email@example.com
Away Afternoon for Ministers of Communion and Readers: Saturday 4th Nov.
St Joseph’s Centre, St Joseph’s Grove NW4 4TY
We begin 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.
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 through 1950s Brooklyn. No entrance fee, all welcome.
Good Counsel Network – All Night Vigil of Prayer
Stuart McCullough of the Good Counsel Network writes: 8.7 Million abortions have taken place since the abortion act was passed in1967. On Friday 27th October, the 50thanniversary of the passing of the Abortion Act, please join the Good Counsel Network in praying and fasting for the end of abortion. There is also an all-night vigil of prayer from 7pm Friday 27th October tol 7am Saturday 28th October, at St. James’ Catholic Church, George Street, London, W1U 3QY. For further information see our website: www.goodcounselnetwork.com
Peter Kraushar writes: We have had 2 great sessions on Who Is Jesus? and Why Did Jesus Die? with food, worship and discussion in small groups. Next Tuesday 24 October at 7.30 pm we will have the DVD on How Can I Have Faith? It is not too late to join us. To register ring Peter Kraushar 020 8883 4736, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Carols by Candlelight – Nazareth House Chapel
Thursday 21st December – 2.30 pm
Helen Tierney writes: Date for your diary – there will be carols at Nazareth House Chapel on Thursday 21st December at 2.30 pm. Helen will be leading choir rehearsals for this – dates to be confirmed shortly.
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 £ 1196.73. Many thanks.
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.