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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 14th October 2018


Sat 13th Oct

6 pm Vigil Mass People of the Parish

Sun 14th Oct

8.30 am Carmela Pignataro, RIP

10 am Luigi Oglina, anniversary

12 noon Mary O’Connor, intentions

Mon 15th Oct St Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila)

10 am Séan Howley, intentions

Tue 16th Oct

10 am Sylvia Barnachea and family, thanksgiving

Wed 17th Oct St Ignatius of Antioch

10 am Martin Brennan, intentions

Thurs 18th Oct St Luke

10 am Angela Cotter, intentions

Fri 19th Oct

10 am Anne O’Looney, intentions

Sat 20th Oct

10 am Fr Clive Lee, intentions

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, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles.


Ask God’s blessing on Ted Francis Blendis and Molly Jane Louise McMahon who were baptised here yesterday, Saturday 13th October and on Isla Grace Saoirse Hartwell, baptised today Sunday 14th October.

Arthur Laycock RIP

We heard with sadness on Monday 8th October that Arthur had died that morning in Harrogate District Hospital, where he was taken following a fall. He was 97. After Annette's death, Arthur, always a proud Yorkshireman, moved back up north which also meant that he could be near his daughter. He was an army veteran, a retired teacher of the arts, and generous to this church. Those attending the 8.30 am Mass will remember him latterly in his motorised wheelchair, in the front row. May he rest in peace. His funeral will be held at St Robert's Catholic Church, Robert Street, Harrogate HG1 1HP on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at noon.

First Holy Communion Preparation

Registration for this has begun and it will be open until 2nd December.


An amazing variety of acts is lined up –

* classical violin and piano

* two world-class ‘Riverdance-style’ dancers

* pensioners choir with old-time favourites

* rock band from Bishop Douglass School with 70s and 80s hits

- and more besides. Something for everybody!

All this including refreshments for only £10. Tickets available after Mass. Book your place early by getting the tickets you need.

Rosary Devotion to Our Lady for October

The Rosary will be said in homes and in church.

Tuesday 16th October Ronni O’Gara at 248a High Road at 4 pm.

Wednesday 17th October In Church after 10 am Mass.

Thursday 18th October May Brennan at 11a Lankaster Gardens at 4 pm.

Friday 19th October Agnes Day at 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.

All are welcome.

SVP Quiz Night – 27th October at 7 pm

The SVP quiz to raise funds to support local families over Christmas, will be on Saturday 27th October at 7pm in the Parish Centre. Lots of tricks and treats. A sausage and mash or vegetarian meal and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring your own alcoholic beverages. Please put your name down on the list in the church porch, £10 on the door.


Peter Krausher writes: We have now had our first session, but many people only start at the second or third session. If you are still thinking about it you would be most welcome next Wednesday at 7.30 pm and bring family and friends, especially the lapsed and those who never go to church; they will enjoy the course and at least some will be converted. Please pick up a form and come - a hot supper at 7.30 pm.

Teachers outside the Catholic Educational System

The Diocese of Westminster invites Catholic teachers and leaders currently working outside of the Catholic system to an evening reception. The occasion is designed to inform, encourage and accompany those who are interested in working within our Catholic schools. The event is Monday 26th November at Vaughan House, 48 Francis St. SW1P 1QN. Further details and RSVP at

Annual Diocesan Accounts

Two copies are available on the tables by the door. Feel free to read and to take one home if you wish but do return it. Available also at

Inquirers about the Catholic faith

If you are not a Catholic, but interested do let Fr Terry know, as we may begin an inquirers class known as the RCIA. Also, if you are a baptised adult Catholic but never confirmed – or perhaps never made your first communion – it might be possible for you to join this group. Written contact details would be helpful.

An evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent

Calling all young people 18-30 years old for an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday 30 October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to

Aid to the Church in Need: Appeal

This weekend John Ravi, Area Secretary for Aid to the Church in Need for the Archdiocese of Westminster, will make an appeal during all Masses. Aid to the Church in need is a Pontifical charity which works in 140 countries, helping persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world through prayer, information and action. At the moment it is involved in the front-line works in Syria and Iraq where displaced families are still living under threat of violence and unable to return to their homes. The harsh reality is that their daily life is still a struggle for survival. These families have had to give up everything for their faithfulness to Christ. We are asking parishes once again to support these families in Syria and Iraq with Survival Packs – emergency aid to help them until it is safe for them to rebuild their lives and communities. If you wish to get involved in the charity, or if you wish to be a parish representative, please contact John on 07727442510, 020 8642 8668 or you can go online

Wanted: volunteer counters

We have a noble team of counters who count the collection each week, and also make sure that the different categories of income are accounted for. This work helps with the smooth running of the parish and helps ensure accountability for the income. The present team could do with two or three new members. Might this be you? Full training will be given. You should expect to set aside two hours for this on a weekday morning. A regular commitment is requested. Once you are familiar with the processes you would probably only be asked to come in once every two weeks.

November Remembrance

By ancient custom each year we offer Masses for our dear departed, and we present a book of remembrance at each Mass. Sheets for those to be remembered are now available.

Faith Formation Events – Agency for Evangelisation

Ausra Cane, Agency for Evangelisation writes: ‘What is the point of praying?’ A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop - Monday 29th October and Thursday 8th November 2018 (7pm to 8pm), Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

St Theresa’s Primary School – Open Days for Reception 2019

Open Days at St Theresa’s for prospective pupils due to start Reception Class in September 2019 are as follows: Friday 2nd Nov. at 9.30 am, Monday 5th 9.30 am, Thursday 8th Nov. at 9.30 am, Monday 12th Nov. at 2 pm, Wednesday 14th 2 pm. For more information call school office on 0208 346 8826.

CAFOD Supporters – Free Will Writing Service

CAFOD UK writes: Once you have taken care of your loved ones, could you include a gift to your worldwide family? Pick up a leaflet at the back of the Church to find out about the free will writing service for CAFOD supporters – email or call 0207 095 5367.

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.

Thanksgiving Mass for St Oscar Romero

Following his canonization in October, a Thanksgiving Mass for St Oscar Romero will take place at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark on Saturday 3rd November at 12.30 pm. Archbishop Peter Smith will preside and Archbishop Bernard Longley will preach. Mass will be followed by a celebratory drink in Amigo Hall. All are welcome to attend. Further information is available at or by e mailing

What is the point of praying?

Ausra Cane, Agency for Evangelisation writes: A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr. Keith Barltrop – Monday 29th October and Thursday 8th November 2018 (7-8 pm), Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at or leave a voice message at 0207 931 6078.

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