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First Sunday in Lent (Year C) 10th March 2019

First Sunday in Lent (Year C) 10th March 2019


Sat 9th March

6.00 pm Vigil Joseph Brohan, RIP

Sun 10th March

8.30 am Dorothy Breen,RIP

10 am Donald Alagiah, anniv

12 noon People of the Parish

Mon 11th March

10 am Joseph Brohan, RIP

Tue 12th March

10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP

Wed 13th March

10 am Tom Lobo, RIP

Thu 14th March

10 am Funeral Mass of Edward Caddle

Fri 15th March

10 am Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP

Sat 16th March

10 am Dan Meally, intns

Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm

NB no confession Sat 9th morning because of first communion confessions

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

Parish Collection last week was £1083

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


On Thursday 14th March we have the funeral of the late Edward Caddle snr at 10 am. He died on Friday 28th February. He lived for many years in Tarling Road and was previously the caretaker of St Theresa’s School for 22 years.

Lent 2019

Fridays we have Stations of the Cross after the 10 am Mass

Friday Lent Lunches

Churches Together in Finchley is also organising a Friday Lent Lunch which will offer bread, soup and fruit. A donation is invited for the work of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. The lunches take place each Friday in Lent 12.30-1.45 pm. Each week meets in a different church. The locations are as follows:

15th March St Mary at Finchley, Hendon Lane N3

22nd March Christ Church, High Road N12

29th March St Barnabas Church, 913 High Road, N12

5th April St Philip the Apostle, Gravel Hill N3

12th April Trinity Church, Nether St N12


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

New Programme: Learn From Me

Two programmes are about to be launched offering structured distance learning about the faith. The programmes include study days with tutors from Maryvale Institute at Vaughan House, as well as the pastoral support of the Agency for Evangelisation team. One programme is designed for those involved in parish and liturgical ministries. The other is for parish catechists and for those considering this ministry. You can find more details here:

There are associated fees, but if you are already involved in parish ministry do have a word with Fr Terry about this.

Caritas Volunteer Service

Many people want to help in some way by giving something back to the community, but don’t know where to begin. If this is you, you would find Caritas Volunteer Service helpful. This is a service to support and develop volunteering in the diocese. The aim is to make volunteering as easy as possible for everyone.

You can visit the website to find a role for you. Alternatively contact them directly by emailing or by telephone 0207 798 9063 or 077 3818 3833.

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 elebrating 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 you do not have email).

Lighting Improvements

Work on these have been postponed to allow for improved specifications.

European Citizens: Advice on their rights

If you are a European citizen and want clarification on your position after Brexit, you might be interested in a free, but ticketed session at St Joseph’s Centre, The Burroughs, Hendon Tuesday 19th March, 6-8 pm. This is organised by Caritas Westminster. There is a presentation with a Question and Answer session with a specialist lawyer regarding UK Settled Status. It is for EU citizens, or individuals that will be assisting EU citizens with the process. Please reserve your ticket here:

CAFOD Family Fast Day: Friday 15 March

CAFOD’s Family Fast Day this Lent is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters around the world. Drought, floods and storms are having a devastating impact on our global family. On Friday 15 March, can you eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help who are without the resources that we take for granted? Through CAFOD’s global Church network - one of the largest aid networks in the world – your support can reach to the ends of the earth. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from church this week and give whatever you can.

Cardinal’s Lent Appeal

Cardinal Nichols will also be asking each parish to support his annual Lenten Appeal. This year it begins from the weekend 16th/17th March.

Parish Council

There is a meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council this Tuesday 12th March at 8 pm. If there is anything you would like discussed please tell Fr Terry or leave a note for the Chair, Paula Murphy, via the presbytery.

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