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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 11th November 2018

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 11th November 2018


Sat 10th Nov

6 pm Vigil Mass Teresa McGovern, anniversary

Sun 11th Nov

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Jane Kendall, RIP

12 noon For those in our November Book of Remembrance

Mon 12th Nov

10 am Pat and Rene Cotter, RIP

Tue 13th Nov

10 am Father Terry, intentions

Wed 14th Nov

10 am For those in our November Book of Remembrance

Thurs 15th Nov

10 am Arthur Laycock, RIP

Fri 16th Nov St Edmund of Abingdon

10 am For those in our November Book of Remembrance

Sat 17th Nov St Hilda, Abbess

10 am Arthur Laycock, 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, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles.

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection raised £ 960.37.

Next 10 am Mass with Choir

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

Donations needed for Our Christmas Fair – Saturday 1st December 12 – 3 pm

The countdown is on to our annual parish Christmas Fair! Thank you to those who have already volunteered. We are now only 3 weeks away until the big day and we need YOUR help please! The Christmas Fair is a vital source of income for our parish and we want to make this event as successful as possible. Can you donate or help out on the day? We urgently require: bottles, jam jars and chocolate for the Tombolas, raffle prizes, books, toys, jewellery, crafts, jams and preserves, cakes & baked goods (labelled for allergens), decorations, plants and seeds – no clothes please! Please leave donations in the large bags at the church entrance and any perishables can be brought the night before or on the day. Thank you. Helen Doran ( or Kristy Bradnum ( or Nicola Hewson (

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 after Mass.

Annual Cemetery Mass – Tuesday 20th November 2018

Please note that the Annual Cemetery Mass will take place at the Islington Burial Chapel at St Pancras Cemetery at 2.30 pm on Tuesday 20th November 2018.

Second Collection This Weekend for Sick and Retired Priests

Today’s second collection is for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund. This ensures our elderly and sick priests are supported in their senior years, after a lifetime of service. Our priests baptised us, counselled us in times of sorrow and celebrated with us in times of joy. Please be generous. Most priests retire with modest means. You can also donate online at Thank you for your generosity.

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, but do not return them by e-mail.

Mealtime Supervisor Vacancies at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School

2 Mealtime Supervisors sought, hours are 11.30am-1.30pm Monday-Friday (term time only). Call the school on 0208 346 1681 for details. Closing date Fri 9th Nov.

Applications for Reception and Nursery at Our Lady of Lourdes School

Applications are invited for the Reception Class for September 2019 – this is for children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015. The deadline to return this to the school office is 15th January 2019.

Applications are invited for the Nursery for the Academic Year starting September 2019. This is for children born between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017. The deadline to return this to the school office is 30th January 2019. The forms are available to download on the school website – . There is an Open Day on Wednesday 21st November – 9.30 am, 1.30 pm and 7 pm – no requirement to book in advance.

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: Monday 12th Nov. at 2 pm, Wednesday 14th 2 pm. For more information call school office on 0208 346 8826.

Family Fun Quiz Night at Finchley Catholic High School

Saturday 17th November 6 - 9pm

Finchley Catholic School writes: Please join us for a great opportunity to bring families together in the school hall. The evening will commence with a children's quiz, followed by dinner provided by the PTA, then the children will go off to watch films in classrooms, whilst parents participate in the adult quiz. Prizes, raffles and lots of fun guaranteed. Tickets can be purchased via the email: We look forward to seeing you.

Fire damage on The Grange

Overnight on Tuesday last there was a fire that swept through part of Willow House. At time of writing 12 flats have been evacuated and about half of those are uninhabitable. Thankfully no one was injured. There has been a good response from many sectors of the community offering help. On behalf of the parish I have donated £200 and offered the the hall for meetings of tenants. I have also said that the SVP would be willing to visit the rehoused families if requested, to offer assistance.

Carols at Finchley Memorial Hospital

We have been invited to sing carols at Finchley Memorial Hospital in the lobby and on the ward for the elderly. The date is WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER at 2.30 - probably finishing by 3.30. This is not a service as such but a songful seasonal keeping company with those in the hospital.

There will be two 45-minute rehearsals in church on THURS 29th NOV and THURS 6th DEC both at 8pm.

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. Just email Helen Tierney for details

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.

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 already an adult Catholic but not confirmed, this course might suit you. Written contact details would be helpful.

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