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Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (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 £ 1014.23.Many thanks.

Next Sunday there is a second collection for Peter’s Pence.

Friday: Saints Peter and Paul: Holy day of obligation

The Catholic Church around the world remembers these founder apostles by gathering at the altar. Mass at 10 am and 7.30 pm.


Ask God’s blessing on Harli Jude Rogerson, baptised here yesterday (23rd 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. Booking is now closed, thanks for all the interest shown. Sandra

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.

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: This is now under way. Until it is finished, the large hall will not be available for use.

Incensed Youth Group

Our next meeting is today, Sunday 24th June after the 10 am Mass in the community room (Fr. Terry’s house). There will be drama, drinks and snacks to celebrate the end of the academic year. Ages 10+ new joiners welcome.

Choir Rehearsal with Liz

There is a choir rehearsal with Liz after 10 am Mass today. Please meet her near the organ in church. New joiners always welcome. We’ll be looking at the hymns for the inclusive Mass on 1st July.

Part Time 3 month fixed term Vacancy for PA/Secretary for

Property Department of Diocese of Westminster

A vacancy has arisen for a part time PA/Secretary to the Senior Parish Building Surveryor for the Property Department of the Diocese of Westminster which is based in Hendon. It is a 3 month fixed term contract. A job description and person specification can be found on the noticeboard in the porch.More details and further information on how to apply can be found on the Diocesan website .

Adoremus – National Eucharistic Congress

The National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at For information, contact or

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, 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

St Philip’s Justice and Peace Group – Quiz Night with Fish and Chips

30th June 2018 – 7.15 pm

St Philip’s Justice and Peace Group are holding a Quiz Night with Fish and Chips on Saturday 30th June at 7.15 pm. The proceeds will go to Father Alex helping children in the slums of Bangkok. Tickets cost £12, under 12s £8. No tickets on sale on day of event. To book, phone Anne on 0208 365 2381.

Westminster Youth Ministry Upcoming Events

Rebekah Curran, Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry writes: We have some exciting projects for young people in parishes. Resonate is the Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry’s primary event for Young Adults. There is a shared meal, an opportunity to build community and a chance to explore our faith. The next Resonate is Friday 29th June, 18-35 years old, 7-9 pm, it is free and it is at the Centre for Youth Ministry, 125 Waxwell Lane, Pinner HA5 3EP.

World Youth Day

This is an international event with the Pope and Catholics from across the world. The next World Youth Day will be in Panama, Central America in January 2019. The Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry are organising a pilgrimage for young adults to attend this life changing event. Scholarships for 50% are also available to support young adults wishing to go. More information: or email

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.

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!

The Passage – Annual Garden Party – 13th July 2018

Andrew Hollingsworth, The Passage writes: Please support the excellent work which the Passage does for homeless people in central London, by attending The Passage Annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 13th July 2018, from 6 pm to 8.30 pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music (Salvation Army brass band). There will be a raffle and charity auction. Tickets are available from Eventbrite or call The Passage 0207 592 1856. It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey. All proceeds in aid of The Passage.

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