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13th 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 £ 1160.09.Many thanks.

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

Sandra Lipner

Sandra will be stepping down from her post as Director of Christian Education and Youth with effect from the 1st September. During her four years in post she has brought a vitality and warmth to her role in nurturing the faith formation of our young people. We owe her a debt of gratitude and wish her well as she returns to teaching. The school she will be teaching at snapped her up straight away.

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’regoing 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

Inclusive Mass and Open Mic

We are celebrating the arrival of summer with an Inclusive Mass at 10 am today 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,

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

Large Hall refurbishment

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

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

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 Youth Ministry are organising a pilgrimage for young adults to attend. Scholarships for 50% are also available to support young adults wishing to go. Information: or email

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. 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.

Bishop Douglass School – Volunteer French Speaking Assistant

M Saleem, Bishop Douglass School writes: Do you have a few hours to spare and speak French to a sufficiently high standard? Bishop Douglass School are looking for a volunteer to support children in their French lessons. If you are interested, please email the PA a copy of your CV at

St James’ Catholic High Open Evening – Wednesday 19th September 2018

Prospective parents and students are invited to view the school on Wednesday 19th September 2018 between 5.30 pm – 8 pm (final admission at 7.30 pm). There will be a talk by the Headteacher in the Hall at 6 pm and again at 7 pm. Parking on-site will be available. Open mornings will also take place by appointment during the week commencing Monday 8 October between 9.30 am and 10.30 am. Parents are welcome to come and view the school at work, to meet students and senior staff. Please contact the school on 0208 358 2800 for further details or e mail

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