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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 9th September 2018


Sat 8th Sept

6 pm Vigil Mass Pat Gleeson, RIP

Sun 9th Sept

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Peter and Elizabeth Cullen and John Ennis, anniv

12 noon Norah Allison, anniversary

Mon 10th Sept

10 am Bridget Cotter, RIP

Tue 11th Sept

10 am Sylvia Barnachea and family, intentions and thanksgiving

Wed 12th Sept

10 am Tom Lobo, RIP

Thurs 13th Sept St John Chrysostom

10 am Thomas Cotter, intentions

Fri 14th Sept The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

10 am Kitty Ryan, intentions

11.30 Funeral Mass of Nina Dias Miranda Gonsalves

Sat 15th Sep

10 am Dennis O’Sullivan, RIP

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 £ 1330.11

Many thanks.


Please ask God’s blessing on Nelson Francis Kufel who was baptised here yesterday, Saturday 8th September.


The funeral Mass of the late Nina Dias Miranda Gonsalves will be here on Friday 14th September at 11.30 am, followed by burial in St Pancras Cemetery. May she rest in peace. Her family will be at tea/coffee in the hall today Sunday after the 10 am Mass.

New member of parish staff

We are glad to announce the appointment of Holly Graham as Director of Christian Education and Youth Work, in succession to Sandra Lipner. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Sandra for all the flair, creativity and organizational skills that she has brought to this post for the last five years.

Holly has already been part of our parish life as a catechist in the weekly Children’s Liturgy at the 10 am Mass. She is a science graduate. Holly, her husband Dan and their four children are well known to us. Pray for God’s blessing on her as she takes up her post.

First Holy Communion Preparation

Please hold your horses while we finalise the programme for 2019. We will shortly be open for registration.

Home Mission Appeal – Next Weekend 15th/16th September

Next weekend, after all the Masses there will be a Special Collection for the Home Mission Appeal.

Large Hall refurbishment nearly complete …

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 again to Sunday 16th Sept. Definite. I promise.

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.

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 today 9th of September. Accordingly 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.


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

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School N12 0JP

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School has a small number of vacancies for the coming Reception class (September 2018). Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the school office on 0208 346 1681 for visits or application packs.

CAFOD Speaker from Zambia Wednesday 19th September 2.30 pm

Tony Sheen, CAFOD Westminster writes: CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information afternoon with a special guest speaker, Sr. Clara, who has first hand experience of delivering our work in Zambia. Listen to the inspiring Sr Clara explain how CAFOD is helping communities thanks to your support. The meeting will take place from 2.30-4.30 pm at CAFOD’s volunteer centre, 1st floor, Catholic Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, London N14 4HE.

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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