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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2nd September 2018

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 £ 1016.94 Many thanks.

Funeral The funeral Mass of the late Filomena Di Trolio will be here on Thursday 6th September at 10 am, followed by burial at St Pancras Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Large Hall refurbishment Fr Terry writes: We have had some delays. I had hoped for an opening date of Sunday 2nd Sept, but we have now adjusted this to Sunday 9th Sept.

Finchley Catholic High School Open Evening 11th September 2018 Finchley Catholic High School are holding their annual Open Evening for prospective parents on 11th September from 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm. For further information, please contact the school on 0208 445 0105.

Kerala floods: an SVP appeal Terrible floods have been taking place in Kerala in southern India. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more are missing; countless homes have been washed away, and the monsoon season is set to continue until early September. Kerala is the most Christian state in India. The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), is very active there and they are doing great work helping the victims of the flood in local communities. However, they desperately need funds. Please contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal. To donate visit, telephone 020 7703 3030 or send cheques made out to SVP (write ‘Kerala appeal’ on the back) to SVP, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.

Extra times for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament As you know, the Catholic Church in England & Wales will be holding a national Eucharistic Congress at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 September. The congress aims to deepen our understanding and appreciation of God’s love made visible to us in the eucharist. As a way of sharing in the work of the congress, the Parish Pastoral Council has asked for us to have extra times for Exposition between the Sunday Masses on 2nd and 9th of September. Accordingly on these dates we will have exposition 9.15-10 am and 11 am to 12 noon. Please respect this special time and place for prayer in the Eucharistic presence of the Lord. The usual exposition on Saturdays will also be slightly extended on 8th September, from 5.15-6pm.

Child Abuse Fr Terry writes: Recent weeks have brought official reports and other news describing the abuse of children within the Church. These reports have been shocking and distressing. Cardinal Vincent Nichols this week wrote to his clergy and said that his response, like that of Pope Francis, is one of ‘sorrow and shame’. The cardinal has asked the clergy to share the letter with their people, and some copies are available by the church door. Pope Francis has also written a letter to the people of God, which you can find online at: At present our new safeguarding representative, Eimir Read, is in the process of preparing to take up her post. When this process is complete her contact details will be readily available. The safeguarding procedures will also be explained.

Another Alpha course at St Mary’s Peter and Ros Kraushar tell us: We plan our 44th Alpha on Wednesdays 7.30 -10 pm, starting 10 October. This is for everyone - those wanting to deepen and liven their faith, the lapsed and the unchurched. It is still growing world- wide in 170 countries! Pope Francis loves it, having seen so much of it in Argentina; it is also supported by all major Christian faiths. Simple, fun evenings - a meal, some worship, a filmed talk, discussion in small groups. Some quotes from the last course : "Brought me closer to God". "Chance to examine my faith and think about the future". "I am more relaxed and want to know more". "Answered many questions". "Brought deep inner peace". "Reminded me to pray". "So enjoyable." No charge, just optional food donation. Come and see and bring your friends! Please register - Peter Kraushar 020 8883 4736,

Vacancy for Curriculum Leader of RE – Finchley Catholic High School A vacancy for a Curriculum Leader of RE at Finchley Catholic High School has arisen – required for January 2019. Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 21st September and interviews will take place the following week. Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the website

CAFOD Supporters Morning - Saturday 8th Sept 10am-1pm, Lambeth North Tony Sheen, CAFOD Westminster writes: CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information morning with a guest speaker who has first- hand knowledge of our work in Uganda. Uganda is the country we are focusing on this Harvest Fast Day. Come and hear how CAFOD is helping communities, thanks to your support. Meeting will take place from 10am – 1.00pm at CAFOD’s Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. Bookings taken on 0208 449 6970 or e mail Beginning Experience Charlotte McNerlin, Marriage and Family Life, Westminster writes: There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex from 5th to 7th October 2018. For more details please contact Freda 01322-838415 or Sandra 01293-783965 or

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