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Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C) 19th May 2019


Sat 18th May

6.00 pm Vigil Patsy De Souza, RIP

Sun 19th May

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Neil Denning, intentions

12 noon Michael O’Gara, RIP

Mon 20th May

10 am Margaret Sheehan, RIP

Tue 21st May

10 am Funeral Mass of Suresh Satkunarajan

Wed 22nd May

10 am Tom Lobo, RIP

Thu 23rd May

10 am Deborah Longford-Ross, intentions

Fri 24th May

10 am Michael O’Gara, RIP

Sat 25th May St Bede the Venerable

10 am Patsy De Souza, RIP

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 those living with dementia, and their carers; for the frail elderly, especially those in Nazareth House; and for those living with cancer or other chronic illness that will not go away.


A reminder to all confirmation candidates that there is a service of reconciliation (confession) at 8 pm on Thursday 23rd May.

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to all children who made their first communions last Sunday. Today they are at the 10 for thanksgiving and there will be a special reception afterwards in the parish centre. All are welcome. Our thanks to Holly Graham ably assisted by Rita Abboud for smooth running of the two Masses, also to Liz Menezes and her team for the music.


Tuesday 21st May we have the funeral of Suresh Satkunarajan at 10 am. He had been living in Dubai but was from this area and his mother is a parishioner.

Tuesday 28th May we have the funeral of Anna Maria Marcantuono also at 10 am.

May they rest in peace.

Collection for the Priest Training Fund

The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place next weekend. This fund pays for the formation of men for the priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall the diocesan seminary in Chelsea, of whom 27 are for our own diocese of Westminster. Your generous donation helps our diocesan seminarians in their studies. It provides books for the library, teachers and lecturers, accommodation and a chapel where the daily rhythm of Mass and prayer is central to their lives. Envelopes/leaflets are available by the church door. Please bring one back next weekend with your donation. If you can gift aid your offering, it adds to your giving.

Rosary Devotion to Our Lady for the Month of May

You are welcome to join the Legion of Mary as outlined below.

Wednesday 22nd May in Church after 10 am Mass

Friday 24th May with Agnes Day, 54 Squires Lane, at 3 pm.

Wedding Anniversary

Congratulations to Antonio and Maria Russo who are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary this weekend.

Community Grants Programme

Do you have an idea for a project to help the local community? Something you could organise yourself? The Big Local Fund is welcoming applications for grants from residents and local organisations. If you want to know more there are drop-in advice sessions at East Finchley Library this coming Monday 20th May, 9.30-11 am, and Wednesday 22nd May, 6-8 pm.

Who Cares? Responding to the Cry of the Earth

Caritas Westminster invites you to an evening of practical suggestions for how the parish can respond to the environmental crisis. Wednesday 29th May, 6.30-8.30 pm, Vaughan House, 46 Francis St, London SW1P 1QN. Sign up for your free ticket by calling 0207 931 6077, emailing or search the title on Eventbrite.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

You are invited to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes, 20th to 26th July. The theme this year is ‘Blessed are the poor.’ For bookings, call 01732 886666 or visit The pilgrimage will be led by Cardinal Nichols, with departures by air from Stansted and by train and coach from London.

Monday 27th May

Please note that Monday, the 27th May, is a bank holiday, and Mass will therefore be at 12 noon.

Parish Pastoral Council

Members of the Parish Council are reminded that there will be a meeting this Tuesday 21st May at 8 pm in the hall. If you have anything you would like discussed, please email Astrid at the parish office.

Collection last Sunday was £1277.


If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of a child or vulnerable adult in the parish, you should contact Eimir Read whose contact details are available at the top of the front cover.

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