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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 28th October 2018


Sat 27th Oct

6 pm Vigil Mass Agnes Muheirwe, intentions

Sun 28th Oct

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Deborah Longford-Ross, intentions

12 noon Teresa Ponzini, thanksgiving

Mon 29th Oct Blessed Martyrs of Douai College

10 am Piero and Vittoria Adobatti, anniversary

Tue 30th Oct

10 am Arthur Laycock, RIP

Wed 31st Oct

10 am Martin and May Brennan, intentions

Thurs 1st Nov All Saints

10 am A private intention

7.30 pm John O’Driscoll RIP

Fri 2nd Nov All Souls Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

10 am For all our dear departed loved ones

Sat 3rd Nov

10 am For those in our November book of remembrance

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 £ 1316.82.

Baptism Ask God’s blessing on Emily Grace Naughton who was baptised

yesterday (27th October).

All Saints – Thursday 1st November

There will be two Masses to celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Thursday 1st November – one at 10 am and one at 7.30 pm. This is a holy day of obligation.

Our Christmas Fair Needs YOU on Saturday 1st December 12 – 3 pm

Please put the date in your diaries and please take home a flyer, available from the tables at the back of the church.

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. There will be a parents’ meeting on Monday 3rd December at 8 pm.

Confirmation 2019

We have now opened registration for our Confirmation preparation programme. 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 them out by e-mail.

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.


An amazing variety of acts is lined up –

* classical violin and piano

* two world-class ‘Riverdance-style’ dancers

* 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 30th October Private.

Wednesday 31st October In Church after 10 am Mass.

From the Legion of Mary: Thanks to anyone who joined us in the Rosaries.

Collection of Red APF Boxes

Please could you start to bring your Red APF Boxes as they will be collected during the month of November. They can be handed in to the Parish Office during office hours or left in the sacristy before or after any Mass.

Next 10 am Mass with Choir

Our next Mass with choir will be on Sunday 18th November. There will be open rehearsal the preceding Sunday 11th November after the 10 am Mass. Come and lend your voice! All are welcome.

INCENSED Youth Group

On hold this week as it is half term. INCENSED will meet next Sunday 4th November at 11.15 am in the community room (in Fr. Terry’s house). Please bring your jumper along (even if it doesn’t fit you, we can look at getting some new ones!). There will be snacks and drinks, anyone 10+ welcome. Contact Holly


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.

Anti-Human Trafficking Event

You are invited to an event Caritas Westminster is hosting to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities. The evening will focus on why human trafficking is an issue, the response of the church, and practical actions that can be undertaken by a parish. It will take place at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm St, London W1K 3AH, from 6.30 to 8.30 pm. As refreshments will be available from 6 pm you are asked to rsvp to

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

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.

Annual Reunion Dinner for former pupils of Finchley Catholic High School

The annual Reunion Dinner for former pupils of Finchley Catholic High School, Finchley Grammar and Challoner Schools will take place on Friday 9th November 2018. All are warmly invited to attend. Venue: School’s Main Hall, Finchley Catholic High School, Woodside Lane N12 8TA. Tickets: £35 per head (tables of 8 or 10 available for group bookings). Time: 7 pm. Dress Code: Lounge Suits. If you wish to attend, the booking form is available on the school’s website under News and Events. This needs to be returned by Wednesday 31st October. Please make cheques payable to The Albanian Association. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, please e mail

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.

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