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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)


Ask God’s blessing on Nelson Cardoz and Reba D’Souza who were married here yesterday (Saturday 20th January).

Funeral – Annette O’Gorman

Annette O’Gorman sadly passed away last week. Her funeral will be held here at St Mary’s on Monday 29th January at 11.30 am, followed by a committal at Marylebone Crematorium. May she rest in peace.

Funeral: Agnes Lauder

The funeral of the late Agnes Lauder will be Monday 21st January at 1.15 pm at Islington Crematorium. May she rest in peace.

Break-in Outcome

Congratulations to the Metropolitan Police who swiftly identified the culprit with the aid of footage from our CCTV cameras. He pleaded guilty and was fined £200. As he was out on licence from prison he was sent back to prison for having violated the terms of his licence.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Churches Together in Finchley invites you to the annual service of the week of prayer for Christian unity. It will be at St Mary-at-Finchley N3 on Hendon Lane (the Anglican church near St Philip's, Church End) on Tuesday 23rd January at 8 pm. The theme is: 'Your right hand O Lord, glorious in power' (a quotation from Exodus 156).

Senior Citizens’ Lunch – 28th January 2018

The senior citizens lunch will be on Sunday 28th January, starting 1pm in the parish centre. Music will be provided by Billy Faughnan & Michael O' Hare. Please put your name down on list in the church porch.

Annual Mass in Hour of Our Lady of Lourdes – 10 February 2018

Westminster Cathedral

The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 2 pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the Mass by the bishops and priests. If any of you are attending in a wheelchair, please let Yvonne Merola, Parish Secretary know by Friday 26th January 2018 to ensure that the appropriate space is reserved in the Cathedral. Also please let Yvonne know if someone will be accompanying you. Many thanks.

St Mary’s Open Choir

Our choir will be singing at 10 am Mass this Sunday, 21st January. All welcome, no previous experience necessary, all ages. Next date for your diary: Rehearsal on 25th February for hymns sung at 10 am Mass on 4th March.

For Catholic teachers teaching elsewhere

The Diocese of Westminster Education Service is hosting an evening for Catholic teachers and educationalists currently working outside of Catholic education. The occasion is to inform and encourage them to think about the Catholic sector. Date: Tuesday 6th February Time: 6.30- 8pm Place: Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, SW1

Register at or call 0207 798 9189.

Our Lady of Lourdes, N12 0JP – Nursery Applications

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Bow Lane, N12 - Nursery applications are invited for those children born between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016. Please contact the school office on 0208 346 1681 or look on the school website, if you would like to apply.

Agency for Evangelisation – Adult Faith Formation

Ausra Cane from The Agency for Evangelisation writes:

Journey through Lent with Marks’ Gospel with Sr Anne Walsh OP and Sr Karen Marguerite OP Dates: 25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 15th Feb, 8th Mar, 2018 Time: 7:30-9:00pm Venue: Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Suggested donation: £5.00. Registration is required. Email: Alternatively, please leave a message at 020 7931 6078.

Called to Marriage? Retreat Day for engaged or dating couples!

Charlotte McNerlin from Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Westminster writes: On Saturday 27th January, there will be a retreat day from 11 am – 4 pm led by Marriage Care for engaged or dating couples who would like to know more about the Church’s vision of Marriage. This will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Centre. To register please contact Julia at or tel 0208 743 8334. No charge but bring some lunch to share!

Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School

Our Lady of Muswell School writes: We are delighted to have been graded as an Outstanding school in our recent OFSTED inspection (November 2017). We are now accepting applications for September 2018. Please contact the school office on 0208 444 6894.

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – Part-time vacancies

St Michael’s in North Finchley, London N12 7NJ, has vacancies for Cover Supervisors to work on a casual basis as needed daily. Closing date 12:00 noon Thursday 2nd February 2018. Applications forms can be downloaded from the School website:

Pilgrimage to Mexico

Fr John Buckley of Cricklewood parish is leading a pilgrimage to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, 16-24 October, cost £1567. 4* accommodation and half board, direct flight to Mexico City with BA. More information: All Saints Travel, 01793 608 844.

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

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection was 1028.97. Many thanks.

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