11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
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, and Mary Myles.
Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £1001.57. Many thanks.
Second collection this week for Day for Life which will focus on all those who are suffering or have survived human trafficking and modern slavery.
Ask God’s blessing on Verity Christina Murphy, baptised here yesterday (Saturday 16th June).
Young People’s Summer Outing
We look forward to our young people’s outing on Sunday 29th July, for a session of Water Wipe-Out at Lee Valley White Water Centre. We’re going to leave St Mary’s after 8.30 Mass, travel by minibus to the centre and spend the morning on the water. £ 5.00 per person, ages 8+. Please bring a packed lunch and a change of clothes. For more details or to book your mail, e mail Sandra firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Teas and Coffees Proceeds
Michael Lynch, SVP writes: The proceeds from the Sunday teas and coffees will be split equally between the SVP, to support local families, and Aysanew Kassa Trust. There is a strong link between St Mary’s and the Trust through Jean Bailey, Daniel and Pietro Servini. The funds raised will provide children in Ethiopia with a school uniform and school bag costing £12 per child. The uniform often becomes their principal clothing. There will be a display in the hall to show our progress.
Incensed Youth Group
Our next meeting is Sunday 24th June, after the 10 am Mass in the community room (Father Terry’s house). There will be drama, drinks and snacks to celebrate the end of the academic year. Ages 10+, new joiners welcome. email@example.com
Parish Meet & Greet
This weekend there will be refreshments outside church after all Masses with an opportunity to meet each other and the parish team. Many times we know each other by face but may not know names. This is a chance for you to meet and greet those around you in church and build up our sense of being a community. If you are new or have never registered with the parish, forms will be available for this, and leaflets about the life of our parish.
Pat Gleeson RIP
Pat Gleeson was an active and well-known member of this parish for many years, and a friend to many. She passed away on Thursday 6th June. Her funeral will be on Friday 22nd June at 3 pm.
Inclusive Mass and Open Mic
We are celebrating the arrival of summer with an Inclusive Mass at 10 am on Sunday 1st July. After Mass, please join us in the parish centre for hot dogs and an open mic. Looking forward to hearing your favourite poems, jokes, songs and musical talents! Ages 0 – 99. Any questions, please e mail Sandra.
Large Hall refurbishment
Fr Terry writes: The refurbishment will begin this coming Monday 18th at 8 am. The present flooring which dates back to the 1960s will be replaced by a new sprung wooden floor, ie like for like. The ancillary rooms at the back to the right of the stage are in poor condition, including mould. These will be merged, given a roof light and shelving. The window in the Challoner Room will be enlarged. The existing doors and windows to the hall will be replaced to allow in maximum light. Asbestos flooring by the emergency exit will be lifted and replaced with new
flooring. There will be re-decorating throughout. The cost will be around £70,000. A gift of £10,000 has already been received and another promised. The rest will be met out of our savings set aside over the years for property improvement. However, we need to raise more and ideas for fund-raising would be welcome.
All are welcome to join our choir rehearsal with Liz next Sunday, 24th June at 11 am. Please meet at the front of the church near the organ. We’ll be practising the hymns for 10 am Mass on 1st July. New joiners always welcome.
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 around the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP) in May and June. The aim is to draw attention to the plight of refugees and send a message to world leaders that ambitious new agreements are needed. Further information available at https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Share-the-Journey If interested in joining the walk for any of the 24 stages, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring the CAFOD on 020 8449 6970.
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 payable to Consolata Fathers. Post cheque with details to: Consolata Fathers, 3 Salisbury Ave, London N3 3AJ.
Finchley Catholic High School – Summer Fete – Sunday 24th June
Finchley Catholic High School are holding their Summer Fete on Sunday 24th June from 12 – 4.30 pm. A fun-filled day for all the family – bar, Pimms, BBQ, teas and coffees, live entertainment, Demolition Ball, Beat the Goalie and Laser Tag.
Holy Hour Nazareth House
There is daily exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Nazareth House, 6-7 pm, and parishioners are most welcome to come and share in the silence and prayerfulness.
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
Procession in Honour of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Sunday 22nd July 2018
The Italian Procession and Sagra Committee writes: The tradition of the procession has been taking place for over 150 years and the Italian Procession and Sagra Committee would be delighted if you could join us in a public act of our Catholic faith. If you are able to get a group together as a walking tableau, in costumes provided by us please contact Anna Giacon, Secretary on 0207 837 1966 for further information. A walking group of First Holy Communicants will also be attending so if any of your Communicants wish to walk, please ask them to be inside the Italian Church (dressed in their Communion outfits) no later than 3 pm on that Sunday, 22nd July. The procession will start at 3.30 pm and will be followed by The Sagra – an Italian Street Fete with music and stalls selling Italian food, drink and lots more – all in a very Italian atmosphere!