Pray for the sick esp. Eddie Caddle, Carmel Bates, Cathy Walker, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, Pat Gleeson and Mary Myles.
The Funeral Mass for John Bates will be here on Tuesday 10th April at 10 am, followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium.
The Funeral Mass for John Harrington will be here on Tuesday 10th April at 7 pm, followed by repatriation of his body to Ireland.
Easter Collection: The collection last Sunday came to £2680. The Easter and Christmas collections form a large part of the priest’s salary. Fr Terry is most grateful for your generosity.
Holy Places Collection – The amount collected for Holy Places was £423.18. This helps sustain the Christian presence in Israel and Palestine, where Christians have been emigrating for lack of hope for the future. They thank you for your concern which will enable a future for them.
The Solemnity of the Annunciation will be observed on Monday 9th April because the 25th March this year was Palm Sunday.
Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – Petition
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children has launched a petition calling on the Prime Minister not to give any parliamentary support to moves to decriminalise abortion. Decriminalising abortion will strip from unborn children any remaining effective legal protection from abortion. So please support this petition. You can sign online at www.spuc.org.uk .
SVP Quiz Night – New Date!
The SVP Quiz night has been rescheduled for Saturday 14th April, at 7 pm to raise funds for supporting families in Finchley. Through the generosity of the parish, 25 families in Finchley were helped over Christmas. A 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 (even if you did previously) on the new list in the porch; £10 on the door.
Friends of the Poor Clares – Annual Spring Fair
Saturday 14th April 2018
The Friends of the Poor Clares are holding their annual Spring Fair at the Poor Clare Monastery, 102 Galley Lane, Arkley, Barnet EN5 4AN on Saturday 14th April 2018 from 10 am to 1.30 pm. Various stalls – bric-a-brac, tombola, religious goods, plants, light lunches and refreshments available.
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 6th April 2018 the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and e mail (or telephone number is there is no e mail). Many thanks.
National Catholic Men’s Pilgrimage to Walsingham
Sunday 22nd April 2018, 10.30 am – 17.30 pm
Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady and Catholic Man UK write: A warm invitation to the first annual pilgrimage for Catholic men. Meet, talk and share the faith with other men, listen to speakers, celebrate confession and Mass, pray for families and for the country, process to the old Abbey grounds for Benediction. We welcome lay and religious, single and married, young and old, fathers and sons. “When England returns to Walsingham, Our Lady will return to England”. Pope Leo XIII, 1887. For more information visit www.catholicman.co.uk
Beginning Experience Weekend
Charlotte McNerlin, Marriage and Life Ministry, Diocese of Westminster writes: There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner from 20th – 22nd April 2018 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell Essex. For more details, please phone Freda 01322 838415 or Sandra 01293 783965 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School – Four week internship
Helen Brooks, The Vaughan Foundation writes: The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a 4 week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. Participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact email@example.com or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship
Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, West Grinstead
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.
There are free copies of The Douglass, the magazine of our local Catholic comprehensive, giving you a picture of the life of the school. It is written by the students.