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31st Sunday (Year C) 3rd November 2019


Sat 2nd Nov All Souls Day

6.00 pm Vigil Holy Souls

Sun 3rd Nov

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Bastampillai Rayappa

12 noon Edward and Margaret Fallon, RIP

Mon 4th Nov St Charles Borromeo

10 am Funeral Mass for Irene Bernadette Baker

Tue 5th Nov Feria

10 am Anna Maria Adobatti, 1st anniversary

Wed 6th Nov Feria

10:30 am Tom Lobo, RIP

Thurs 7th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls

Fri 8th Nov Feria

10 am Eamon and Zita Delaney, intentions

Sat 9th Nov Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

10 am Holy Souls

Confession: Saturday 10.30 am and 5.30 pm

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

Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, today especially for the frail elderly and for those who work as carers.

Parish Collection: Last week’s collection came to £ 1181.51.

Our Christmas Fair Needs YOU on Saturday 30 Nov, 12 to 3pm

Can you donate or help out on the day? See sign-up sheets at the entrance. There are only 4 Sundays before the Fair to give donations such as: Raffle Prizes, Bottles; filled jam jars and chocolate for the 3 Tombolas, Books, Toys, Jewellery, Crafts, Jams & preserves, Cakes & baked goods (labelled for allergens), Decorations, Plants & 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.

Safeguarding Reminder:

Please accompany your child to the toilet in the church porch and keep a watchful eye on your child if they are playing outside the parish hall.

First Holy Communion

Registration is currently open for anyone in Year 3 or above who would like to prepare to make their First Holy Communion in May 2020. Please collect a form from Father Peter after Mass. Registration will be open until 10th November 2019


Are you not a Catholic and thinking about becoming one? Or are you an adult who has never completed their sacramental preparation and now would like to be confirmed? If so we may be able to run a course which prepares adults to be received and also helps those baptised Catholic, and who may or may not have made their first communion but never been confirmed. If interested in knowing more please contact hollygraham (see contact details at top of first page).

November is the month of Holy Souls

You will find at the back of the church brown Holy Souls envelopes and white slips for you to complete with names of loved ones who have died. Please return these slips within the Holy Souls envelopes to the presbytery. During November the completed lists which you have returned are held within a folder placed on the sanctuary, and Masses are offered for the Holy Souls. There will be a Mass at St Pancras Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday 12th November at 2pm. During this Mass candles will be blessed to be placed on graves of loved ones.

SVP Quiz Night:

The brain tingling SVP Quiz Night is back – after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 16th November. As per usual – there will be taste tingling sausage & mash as well as a vegetarian option but please bring your own wine (soft drinks provided). Entrance fee is £10 per adult, children get in free with money raised to support local families over Christmas.

The ‘Sick & Retired Priests’ collection is next week

The second collection next week will be for the sick and retired priests of our Diocese. At present, 80 priests are receiving support from the fund after years of dedicated service to God and their parishioners. Most priests offer their resignation at 75, but many continue to serve in our schools, hospitals, hospices and parishes. By supporting the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund, you can help cover essential costs such as ensuring they have a suitable place to live, and regular visits from carers when they are sick. Best of all, you’ll help give them peace of mind that in the event of an emergency, their needs will be met. This is our chance to say thank you to our sick and retired priests who have given so much. You will find a donation envelope at the back of the church today. Please take one home, and bring it back next weekend with your donation.

Our Lady of Lourdes, N12 - Applications for Reception & Nursery Sept 2020

Our Lady of Lourdes, Bow Lane is now accepting applications for Reception and Nursery for September 2020. If your child was born between 1/9/15 and 31/8/16 please apply for Reception. The deadline is 15th January 2020. If your child was born between 1/4/17 and 31/3/18 please apply for Nursery. The deadline is 31st January 2020. Application forms are on the school website or from the school office on 0208 3461681. We welcome applications from non-Catholic children. The school is having its Open Day on 20th November if you would like to view the school.

Reception School Forms:

Parents of Catholic children who need to have their reception class school forms signed by the parish priest need to present themselves to Fr Peter after the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. Please have the child’s name, address and date of birth filled in, and bring applications for all the Catholic schools you have chosen.

St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School, East End Road, London, N3 2TD -

Open Days

Open Day for prospective pupils due to start Reception Class in September 2020.

Open Days are as follows: Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 9.30am & 2.00pm

Friday 15th November 2019 at 9.30am & 2.00pm, Thursday 28th November 2019

at 9.30am & 2.00pm. Please call the school office on 020 8346 8826

to book a convenient date/time.

Missio Red Boxes:

Please return your Red Boxes to the Church or presbytery before the end of


Hall Dishes and Tins:

In the near future, Fr Peter is going to organise a “declutter party” to spruce up and tidy the hall kitchens, before then…. could you please reclaim any dishes, containers or tins you may have left behind from previous parish events.

In case you are admitted to hospital........

In light of data protection please indicate on entering hospital that your details are to be passed to the RC Chaplain. Also state that you would like the RC Chaplain to visit you.

For those couples wishing to get married it is important that you notify Fr Peter at least 6 months before your wedding date.

If you would like your child to be baptised please contact

Fr Peter.

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