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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 21st October 2018

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 21st October 2018


Sat 20th Oct

6 pm Vigil Mass Martin Murray, 3rd anniversary

Sun 21st Oct

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Kathareine Johnson, RIP

12 noon Daniele Silva, RIP

Mon 22nd Oct St John Paul II

10 am The Baylon Family, intentions

Tue 23rd Oct

10 am Funeral Mass for Mary Spellman

Wed 24th Oct

10 am Marie Bloom, intentions

Thurs 25th Oct

10 am Jack Smith, RIP

Fri 26th Oct

10 am Mossie King, 1st anniversary

Sat 27th Oct

10 am Agnes Muheirwe, 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.

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection raised £999.34 and the previous week’s collection raised £1073.82. Many thanks.

Second Collections: The collection for CAFOD raised £1071.61 and for Aid to the Church in Need raised £ 605.77 Many thanks.

Christmas Fair planning

Our second Christmas Fair planning meeting will be the parish hall after 10am mass on 28 Oct. Come and join Helen Doran, Kristy Bradnum and Nicola Hewson and a brilliant team of organisers who want to hear your ideas and suggestions too.

Arthur Laycock RIP

The funeral of Arthur Laycock 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 First Holy Communion at St Mary’s in 2019 is now open. All children of the parish who are in Year 3+ in 2018/9 are very welcome. Please collect an application form from Father Terry or Holly Graham before or after Mass, please note that we require you to collect this form from us and will not send out by e mail.

Confirmation 2019

We now have a date for the bishop to come: Sunday 16th June at 12. Any young people in Year 8+ are invited to register their interest by completing and returning an application form, available from Father Terry or Holly Graham. Please come and collect these forms before or after Mass, we will not send out by e mail.


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 23rd October Private.

Wednesday 24th October In Church after 10 am Mass.

Thursday 25th October Private.

Friday 26th October Agnes Day at 54 Squires Lane at 3 pm.

All are welcome.

Remember remember

The clocks change next weekend

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 two inspiring sessions - Who Is Jesus and Why Did Jesus Die? Many original DVDs follow, e.g. How Can I Have Faith, How and Why Do I Pray? Does God Heal Today? How Does God Guide Us? How Can I Make The Most Of The Rest Of My Life, etc. It still not too late for new people to join us for the third session, but please note it will be at our house - 2 Lauradale Road East Finchley N2 9LU - Tel 020 8883 4736. We start promptly at 7.30 pm when a hot supper is served. All of us have friends and family who do not go to any church - this is such an opportunity to bring them!

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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.

Crisis at Christmas: Singers wanted

It is always great to have St Mary's parishioners join the carol-singers at Crisis at Christmas.We sing on 23rd Dec from 5-6pm at the opening of the North London Day Care Centre in Westminster Kingsway College in Grays Inn Road .All over 18 singers welcome and no rehearsal necessary.Jut email Helen Tierney for details

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