25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 23rd September 2018

October 2, 2018



                Sat 22nd Sept                     

                6 pm Vigil Mass                 Nancy O’Shaughnessy, intentions


                Sun 23rd Sept                    

8.30 am                                 Atty Benjamin Dadios, RIP

10 am                                    Benny Fitzimons, anniv

12 noon                                 People of the Parish


                Mon 24th Sept                    Our Lady of Walsingham

10 am                                     Mossy King, RIP


Tue 25th Sept                     

10 am                                    Marie Bloom, intns


                Wed 26th Sept                   

10 am                                    Sylvia Barnachea and family, intns


                Thurs 27th Sept                  St Vincent de Paul

10 am                                    Maureen Dargan, intns


Fri  28th Sept                     

                10 am                                    John and Bridie Carlon, intns



                Sat 29th Sept                       Ss Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

                10 am                                    Dadios family, intns


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 £ 1026.70. Many thanks.  We have a second collection today to help meet the costs of the large hall refurbishment. If you are a gift aider, you might consider putting your donation in an envelope with your name so that we can add to the gift.


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

We will begin registering for this on the weekend of 6th-7th October and it will be open for several weeks thereafter.


Calling all singers!

We will be celebrating Mass with our choir on Sunday 7th October 2018 at the 10 am Mass.  In preparation there will be a rehearsal with Liz next Sunday 30th September in the church between 11am and 12 noon.  Anyone who would like to join, please do come along.


INCENSED Youth Group

INCENSED will begin meeting again on Sunday 30th September after the 10 am Mass.  Anyone aged 10+ is cordially invited to the community room (in Fr. Terry’s house).  There will be snacks, drinks and we’ll be planning what to do over the coming year so please come along with any ideas or suggestions.  New joiners very welcome.  Wear your jumper if you have one.  Contact Holly finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk


Large hall refurbishment

A few parishioners accepted Fr Terry’s invitation to join him in the large hall to see the beautiful new look it has. It now looks warm, bright and attractive.

This work has drained our reserves.

 - To help build them up again we will have a second collection this 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. An email or note with your contact details would be helpful.


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, peterkrau@aol.com 


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.


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

www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage There are beautiful images of the three days at



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 emailjohnabrotherton@hotmail.co.uk


Annual Concert in aid of The Passage – ‘Night Under The Stars’

Andrew Hollingsworth, The Passage writes: Please support the excellent work of The Passage by considering attending its annual concert Night Under the Stars at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 6th November at 7.30 pm.  This year’s concert is entitled Northern Lights and features music by Grieg and Sibelius.  For details and booking visit https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/118993-night-under-stars-northern-lights-2018 or telephone 0203 879 9555.


St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School – Vacancy for Cover Supervisor

Required as soon as possible – flexible Cover Supervisors to cover internally on an ad-hoc basis.  Availability can be negotiated with the School.  Applications can be downloaded from http://st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk/assets/Uploads/Application-Form-support-staff.doc.  Send all completed applications to applications@st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk.  Closing date 12 pm Friday 12th October 2018.

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