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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 3rd February 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 3rd February 2019


Sat 2nd Feb

6.00 pm Vigil Christine Cunningham, RIP

Sun 3rd Feb

8.30 am Christine Cunningham, RIP

10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP

12 noon People of the Parish

Mon 4th Feb The blessing of St Blaise for throats will be given after Mass today

10 am Peter Whitaker, RIP

Tue 5th Feb St Agatha, virgin and martyr

10 am Funeral Mass of Joseph Brohan

Wed 6th Feb SS Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs

10 am Thomas O’Sullivan RIP birthday remembrance

Thu 7th Feb

10 am Christine Cunningham, RIP

Fri 8th Feb St Josephine Bakhita

10 am Margaret Ryan, intentions

Sat 9th Feb

10 am Julie Adams, intentions

Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm

Exposition and Benediction: Thurs. 10.30-10.45 am & Saturdays 5.30-5.55 pm

Please pray for the sick especially Eddie Caddle, Carmel Bates, Finola Hickey, Bridget O’Donnell, Kelly-Marie O’Donnell, Simon O’Donnell, and Mary Myles.

Collection last Sunday was £983.


A reminder to confirmation candidates and their parents that there will be a meeting in the parish centre this coming Thursday 7th February in the More O’Ferrall Hall.

Blessing of the throats

The blessing of the throats normally takes place on the feast of St Blaise on the 3rd February. However, this year that is a Sunday, so the blessing will be transferred to tomorrow, Monday 4th February.

Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony

Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8th June at 3 pm

The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give Fr Terry a note or email with the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

First Holy Communion

The children’s preparation sessions are now under way, and we are unable to register any more children. A total of 29 children are preparing to receive Christ in the eucharist. Do ask God’s blessing on them and on their parents and catechists.

Parish Administrator: Vacancy

There is a vacancy for a part-time Parish Administrator here at St Mary's East Finchley, in succession to Mrs Yvonne Merola. For more details see the notice board in the porch or the diocesan jobs website The closing date has been extended to 15th February.


The funeral Mass of Joseph Brohan, husband of Vicky, will be here on Tuesday 5th February at 10 am followed by committal at Marylebone Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

10 am Choir

The choir will lead our music at Mass today, led by Liz Menezes.

Concert with Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong will be performing at a fundraising concert in aid of SVPVinnie Packs for the homeless alongside renowned soprano Miranda Heldt, actor Alex Macqueen and the Choir with No Name on Monday 4th February at 7 pm at Farm St Church, Mayfair. Tickets costing £30 are available by typing Vinnie Packs in the Looking For section on the Eventbrite website The SVP wold be very grateful for your support.

Our Lady of Lourdes nursery

Our Lady of Lourdes, Bow Lane, N12 is still accepting applications for Nursery for September 2019 and offers both 15 and 30 hours free childcare. If your child was born between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2017 please see the website for an application form or contact the school office on 0208 346 1681.

Sheltered Housing

Is this for you or for someone you know? St Scholastica’s Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £491pcm – more information from the Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email:

Also there will be an Open Day – Saturday, 16th February, 2019


The celebrant at the 12 Mass today will be Fr Lawrence SJ, and the celebrant at the 8.30 next Sunday will be Fr Khiet SJ.


There will be no newsletter next weekend.

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