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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 16th September 2018


Sat 15th Sept

6 pm Vigil Mass Maria Sesenna, intentions

Sun 16th Sept

8.30 am Bridget Cotter, RIP

10 am People of the Parish

12 noon Marie Bloom, intentions

Mon 17th Sept

10 am Mary O’Malley, RIP

Tue 18th Sept

10 am Roger Butler, RIP

Wed 19th Sept

10 am Thomas Cotter, RIP

Thurs 20th Sept

10 am Mossy King, RIP

Fri 21st Sept St Matthew

10 am Mary Flaherty, intentions

Sat 22nd Sept

10 am Michael and Mary McDermott, 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, Mary Spellman, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles.

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £ 1128.31. Many thanks. We have a second collection today for Home Mission Sunday which helps to fund the Home Mission Office, the Catholic Faith Centre and the work of Evangelisation in England and Wales.

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 – This Weekend 15th/16th September

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


The refurbished large hall is finally finished. You are invited to come and see for yourself after each Mass this weekend. It looks splendid, especially the honey-coloured floor. One of the objectives was to let the maximum amount of light into the hall. The new windows and doors together with the lighter-coloured paint have indeed made for a much brighter and friendlier hall.

There are still some finishing touches to be made. For example:

- Curtains are on order for the door and windows near the bar area.

- The stage is gone, dramatically increasing the area available for everyday use. To replace the stage we will be buying portable staging that can be put up and then dismantled and stored away.

- The Challenor Room is still to be tidied up. This can then be used for group meetings. The new window means that you can see who is coming down the ramp, and can also monitor entry through the new glass door.

This work has drained our reserves.

- To help build them up again we will have a second collection next weekend of Sunday 23rd September.

- And there will be a fund-raising concert at 7.30 pm on Saturday 10th November, with Billy Faughnan and other contributors.

Inquirers about the Catholic faith

If you are attending Mass here and not a Catholic, please let Fr Terry know, as we may begin an inquirers class in November. This is known as the RCIA. Also, if you are an adult baptised Catholic but were never confirmed – or perhaps even never made your first communion – it might be possible for you to join this group also.


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.

Alpha at St Mary’s

Peter and Ros Kraushar tell us: Pope Francis loves this course, so does Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household for over 25 years, so do many other Christians all over the world! Do you want to learn more? Do you want to find joy in your faith? Do you pray for family and friends to know the Lord? We are all asked to evangelise and Alpha is recognised as a great way of doing this. We start in the Hall at 7.30 pm on 10 October. No charge, just optional food donation. Please pick up a form and 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 – Reception Vacancies

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.

Vacancy for Breakfast Club Supervisor – Our Lady of Lourdes N12

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School (Bow Lane, Finchley, N12 0JP) is looking for a Breakfast Club Supervisor. The hours are 7.30am-9am Monday to Friday during term time. Please ring the school office on 020 8346 1681 for an application pack, or


St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School – Reception Vacancies

St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School, East End Road, N3 2TD, has vacancies for Reception Class (September 2018). Please telephone 020 8346 8826 to arrange a visit or request an application pack.

Eucharistic Congress: Adoremus

By all accounts the Eucharistic Congress was a great success.

Most talks can be viewed or heard at

Hard copies of most can be downloaded at There are beautiful images of the three days at

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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