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Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Baptism ask God’s blessing on Chloë Abigail Warnakulasuriya who was baptised Saturday 28th April.

Looking ahead: The solemnity of the Ascension this year is on Thursday 10th May, a holy day of obligation, with Masses at 10 am and 7.30 pm.

Parish Meet & Greet

This has been postponed until there is fair weather later in the year.

Supporting 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 on Sunday, 6th May. Contact:

Priest Training Fund – Special Collection

Thank you for your generosity to the Priest Training Fund collection last weekend which came to £888.51. It is not too late to make a donation if you wish. Envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood. For more information, or to make a donation, visit

First Holy Communion 2018

We look forward to celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion with 29 children and their families at 10 am and 12 noon on Sunday 13th May. Please be aware that the church will be busier than usual on this day and make arrangements accordingly. There will be a parish reception with a celebratory cake and drinks in the parish centre on Sunday 20th may after 10 am Mass to which everyone is warmly invited.

St Mary’s Open Choir

Our choir will be singing at 10 am Mass today. The next rehearsal with Liz is next Sunday 6th May, at 11 am to practise the hymns for our First Holy Communion Masses on 13th May. All welcome, no previous experience necessary, all ages. Sandra,

INCENSED – Youth Group

Our next meeting is today 29th April after 10 m Mass. Please come to the community room as usual. New joiners welcome, ages 10+. Contact Sandra,

Rosary Devotion to Our Lady for the Month of May

The Rosary will be said in homes and in church.

Tuesday 1st May Margaret Ryan 4a Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm

Wednesday 2nd May In church after 10 am Mass.

Thursday 3rd May Maureen O’Brien 39 Castle Road at 4 pm

Friday 4th May Agnes Day 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.

All are welcome.

British London 10K 15th July call for runners

If you are age 16 or more then the Aysanew Kassa Trust [a small charity supporting children through their education in Ethiopia including 73 Blind children] has a couple of spare places with their small team running for the 7th year on 15th July. If you have never run before we will help to get you fit and support you on the day. If you would like to join them and raise a few £s for these really poor children in Ethiopia then please contact Pietro Servini 0770668742, Daniel Servini 0208 4448741 or Jean Bailey 0208 8838722.

La Sainte Union Catholic Secondary School – Places Available

La Sainte Union School has a limited number of places available in Years 7 & 8. If you are interested in applying for a place, please submit an ‘ in year’ application form available from the school website or e mail for further information or an application form.

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 payable to Consolata Fathers. Post cheque with details to: Consolata Fathers, 3 Salisbury Ave, London N3 3AJ. Cheques will not be banked until 1st May 2018. For further details about the pilgrimage contact Stella Devlin on 0208 445 3099.

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – Petition

Ronni O’Gara writes: Thank you to all who signed the petition last weekend calling on the Prime Minister not to give any parliamentary support to moves to decriminalise abortion. We gathered 210 signatures.

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar – Open Evening for Admissions 2019

This will be held on Thursday 28th June 2018 in two sessions – 3.30-5 pm and 7-9 pm. The Headteacher will address prospective parents at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm. The Supplementary Information Forms are available to download from the School’s website, from March, and should be returned to St Michael’s no later than Tuesday 10th July 2018. You should arrange to make an appointment to have your forms completed by Father Terry prior to 10th July. Should you have any questions, please e mail Admissions at

Mass for Migrants – Monday 7th May at 11 am

Justice and Peace, Archdiocese of Southwark write: The Diocese of Southwark, Westminster and Brentwood will be holding the Annual Mass for Migrants on Monday 7th May 2018. This year it is being hosted by the Archdiocese of Southwark with Archbishop Peter Smith as the main celebrant. It will commence at 11 am at St George’s Cathedral, Lambeth Road, London SE1. The Banner Procession commences at 10.45 am. St George’s Cathedral is a short walk from Waterloo or Lambeth North Station. All are welcome.

Slaves On Our Doorsteps – Tuesday 1st May 2018

Caritas Westminster write: Join us for an evening of practical advice on combatting human trafficking and modern slavery in your community. Speakers will include: Bishop Paul McAleenan, Mick Duthie from the Santa Marta Group, Hertfordshire Constabulary, the Shiva Foundation and Caritas Westminster. The event will be held on Tuesday 1st May, 7-9 pm, at Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew’s Hall, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. Tea and coffee will be available from 6.30 pm. Please RSVP to or call on 0207 931 6077.

Finchley Catholic High School – 16th Annual Golf Day

Eve Stefanicki, Finchley Catholic High School writes: Finchley Catholic High School is pleased to announce details of the 16th Annual Golf Day. Date: 15th June 2018. Venue: South Hertfordshire Golf Club. Price: £65 per head, including dinner. The Golf Day is one of the biggest fund raising events of the school calendar. This year, proceeds will go towards upgrading our sports and PE facilities. The day includes a variety of individual and team tournaments, followed by a 3-course Presentation Dinner, quiz, raffle and auction. We welcome individual golfers, teams and group bookings. For more information, contact Eve Stefanicki on

Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction: Thursday 10.30 am,

Saturday at 5.30 pm

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.

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £941.43. Many thanks.

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