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Second Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Cafod – Special Collection – this weekend 24th/25th February 2018

There will be a Second Collection at all Masses this weekend (24th/25th February 2018) in aid of Cafod.


Lenten Film Series: The Bible

Join us this Lent and watch the epic miniseries The Bible (2013) with us. The series follows offers the stories of the Old and New Testaments and carries a film classification of 12 (as you can imagine, it includes violent scenes and some sexual content). Watch the next episode Kingdom on Friday 2nd March, 7.45 pm – 9 pm, in the parish centre. Sandra and Kristy,

Soup and scripture

Each Saturday in Lent, beginning Saturday 17th February, there will be ‘Soup and Scripture’ in the presbytery. Delicious vegetarian soup and discussion of Sunday scriptures 12.30 pm.

Stations of the Cross

Each Friday in Lent immediately after Mass

Day by Day

These booklets contain the readings for each day in Lent and an occasional prayer. They are available for sale in the repository, £2 each. Put the money in the box designated for repository items.

SVP Quiz Night – Saturday 3rd March 2018

There will be an SVP quiz night on Saturday 3rd March, at 7pm to raise funds for supporting families in Finchley. Through the generosity of the parish 25 families in Finchley were helped over Christmas. Sausage and mash or vegetarian meal will be provided. Some soft drinks and white wine will be available but otherwise bring your own beverages. Please put your name down on the list in the porch; £10 on the door.

SINGERS WANTED to sing at the GOOD FRIDAY PASSION SERVICE (Fri 30th March 3pm ) and EASTER VIGIL (Sat 31st March 8pm)

Helen Doran writes: All welcome - just make as many of the following rehearsals as you can: Thursday 8th March 8pm-8.45pm, Thursday 15th March 8pm-8.45pm

Thursday 22nd March 8pm-8.45pm, rehearsal in Holy Week to be arranged on 22nd March.

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Pilgrimage with the Consolata Fathers to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead on Saturday 23rd June 2018. Coach leaves St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Athenaeum Road, Whetstone N20 9AE at 9 am sharp. Returns 6/6.30 pm. Cost £22 per person – includes travel by coach, teas, coffees, soft drinks. Please bring your own picnic foods. How to book: Cheques should be dated 1st May 2018 and made payable to Consolata Fathers. Post cheque with details of booking to: The Superior, Consolata Fathers, 3 Salisbury Avenue, London N3 3AJ. Please book early. Cheques will not be banked until 1st May 2018. For further details about the pilgrimage contact Stella Devlin on 0208 445 3099.

Skateboarding Workshop and Easter Trail

Join us for an afternoon of Easter eggs, skateboarding and rollerskating on Easter Monday, 2nd April 3 – 5 pm. Ages 6 – 18. Skateboarding workshop for beginners, improvers and advanced skaters led by Skates and Ladders ( . Boards and helmets provided. Rollerskaters are welcome to bring their skates. Please book by 26th February, email Sandra,

Today - INCENSED – Youth Group

We’re meeting in the community room (Fr Terry’s house) after 10 am Mass today 25th February to start our joint Lenten activities and prepare for our Lenten challenge. New joiners welcome, ages 10+. Contact: Sandra,

Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony

Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 19th May 2018 at 3 pm

The Cardinal invites all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2018. If interested please give Yvonne Merola, Parish Secretary by Friday 16th March 2018 the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and e mail (or telephone number).

Women's World Day of Prayer

Will be on Friday 2nd March at 2 pm at Christ Church, 620 High Road N12 0NU (on 263 bus route). The theme is: 'All God's creation is very good.' All are welcome.

St Mary’s Open Choir

Our next rehearsal with Liz is on today Sunday 25th February, at 11 am to practise the hymns for 10 am Mass on 4th March. All welcome, no previous experience necessary, all ages. Sadra,

Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool

The Bishops of England and Wales invite delegates from all parishes to attend a Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool the weekend of 7-9 September 2018. The focus is on deepening our appreciation of Christ in the Eucharist. Our parish is looking for 2 – 4 delegates to attend this Congress, financial support will be available.

Supporting Local Refugees – Eggs Please!

Please help us support the local drop-in centre for destitute refugees and asylum seekers by bringing 6 or more hard-boiled eggs to church next Sunday, 4th March. Contact:

Volunteers for Children’s Liturgy

Helen Doran writes: We are looking for volunteers to join the rotation Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 10am mass. Teaching is not a requirement, just the desire to help children to be formed in the Catholic faith. Training and instruction are provided. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator or need more information please contact Sandra Lipner at or Helen Doran at or see me.

Agency for Evangelisation – Adult Faith Formation

Ausra Cane from The Agency for Evangelisation writes:

Mindfulness in Christian Tradition with Fr Mike Heap

Date: Saturday 3rd March 2018

Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Venue: Centre for Youth Ministry, 20 Phoenix Road, Euston London NW1 1TA. Suggested donation: £14.00. Registration is require. Email . Alternatively, please leave a message at 0207 931 6078.

The Passage – St David’s Day Concert

Andrew Hollingsworth, The Passage writes: Please support a St David’s Day concert in aid of The Passage at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 7.30 pm. Full details to book are on the website or telephone 0207 592 1856 or e mail

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

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection was £ 1093.51. Many thanks.

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