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.
Baptism: Ask God’s blessing ton Verity Christina Murphy, baptised here yesterday (Saturday 9th June).
Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £1174.79. Many thanks.
APF Mill Hill Mission Thank You
Fr Brian Oswald MHM thanks you all for the warmth of your welcome last weekend. He was impressed by the life of the parish. Over 50 people signed up to take home a red box as part of their support for the mission of the church. Fr Terry adds: I take this opportunity to thank Anthony and Lin Schofield who look after the administraton and collection of the boxes. I also thank Pat Gleason who looked after the boxes for many years.
First Holy Communion 2018
What a splendid celebration it was. Thanks on behalf of the parish to all who worked so hard to make it a special day: Sandra and the catechists, Winnie, Liz and the musicians and singers, Teresa and Marie-Jeanne the flower arrangers, the sacristy team, the servers and many others. We were blessed by your hard work and dedication.
Special Altar Server Mass
Our team of altar servers has grown again this year, and we look forward to Sunday 10th June, when Father Terry will give a special blessing to all our servers during 10 am Mass. Could all altar servers please vest before Mass and sit in the first two rows.
We thank the anonymous donor of the Tesco gift card which will be used to buy necessary food for the ongoing help offered by the food bank to those who are in need. Several times over the last few weeks the food bank has helped over 50 people and supplies are running low. If you could bring in a tin next weekend it would be very helpful. What is most needed is: tins of meat or fish; long-life milk; sugar; cereals; tinned soups; and pot noodles (some of those who come have no cooking facilities). There is usually enough beans and pasta.
Pope Francis has invited us all to “Share the Journey” with refugees.
You are invited to participate in CAFOD’s 'Share the Journey' campaign as an act of solidarity with refugees. This includes a prayerful walk which is taking place around the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP) during May and June. The aim of the campaign is to draw attention to the plight of refugees and send a message to world leaders that ambitious new agreements must be made. Further information is available at https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Share-the-Journey If you are interested in joining the walk for any of the 24 stages, please firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the CAFOD office on 020 8449 6970.
To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the opening of The Bishop Douglass School, there will be 2 events at the school to celebrate this milestone. On Saturday 1st September there will be a re-union gathering for past pupils and staff who attended the school between 1963- 1990 from 6pm and on 10th November for pupils and staff who attended from 1991 until the present. As numbers are restricted, it is important that those wishing to attend let the organisers know as soon as possible. Full details may be obtained through the B.D. Reunion website or contact dermottdonnelly@rocketmail,com or eric.albani@gmail,com
Adoremus – National Eucharistic Congress
There are some prayer cards available so that we can pray for the congress 8-9 September.
Parish Safeguarding Representative
For 20 years Maureen Stell has been our Parish Safeguarding Representative. She will step down soon and we are looking for someone to replace her. Could it be you? This rewarding role requires a commitment to ensuring that the National Safeguarding policies and procedures, adopted by the Diocese of Westminster, are carried out. You do not need to have a background in this field as all new representatives are given Induction Training and continuous support from the diocesan Safeguarding Team and Fr Terry. The next training day is Thursday 13th September 2018 at Vaughan House, Victoria. The role requires a willingness to process papers relating to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance. Strict confidentiality would also be required.
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.
Supporting Local Refugees: Eggs Please!
We thank all who contributed this weekend. We took approx. 160 eggs up to the monthly refugee centre in East Finchley, where they were gratefully received.
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.
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, www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org