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32nd Sunday (Year C) 11th November 2019


Sat 9th Nov

6.00 pm Vigil Teresa McGovern, RIP

Sun 10th Nov

8.30 am People of the Parish

10 am Cornelius McGlynn, RIP

12 noon Harold Alias, RIP

Mon 11th Nov St Martin of Tours

10 am Holy Souls

Tue 12th Nov St Josephat

10 am Mario Adriano, RIP

Wed 13th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls

Thurs 14th Nov Feria

10 am Rose Daly, RIP

Fri 15th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls

Sat 16th Nov St Edmund of Abingdon

10 am Sheila Milner, RIP

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 £ 1052.89.

Donations Needed for our Christmas Fayre

The countdown is on to our annual parish Christmas Fair. Thank you to those who have already volunteered and donated. For most parishioners there are only TWO more masses before the big day on 30 Nov and we need YOUR help please. The Christmas Fair proceeds will go towards the cost of repairing the front wall. If you can donate then next Sunday please bring: A bottle of wine or a box of chocolates or a filled jam jar for our three tombolas. (Help yourself to some empty jars at the entrance.) items to make up hampers. books; jewellery; nearly new toys; etc., prizes for our Raffle, No clothes please. Please take home a flyer and put on your fridge as a reminder to bring donations. Donations can be left at the church entrance. Look out for raffle ticket sellers before and after mass over the coming weeks (tickets cost £1 each). Thank you. All are welcome to the Christmas Fair planning meeting today after the 10am mass in the parish hall.

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

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.

CRISIS Carol Singing:

It has been great having parishioners taking part each year in the carol-singing at the opening of the Crisis Centre at Westminster Kingsway College in Grays Inn Road

This year it is 23rd Dec 5-6pm The more the merrier and you don;t need to be an experienced singer but you will need to register due to security

Details from Helen Tierney on

The ‘Sick & Retired Priests’ collection is this week

Today’s second collection is for the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund. Please give generously and help ensure our sick and older priests are financially supported, having given us a lifetime of dedicated service. They have baptised us, welcomed us into the church, and offered comfort and prayer at times of sorrow. Now we have a chance to give back and ensure they have peace of mind during their senior years. The fund is used to cover their essential needs at a time when they may be facing failing health and declining mobility. Your gift could help ensure our sick and retired priests have the housing, care and support they need. Please give generously using the envelopes in the church. You can also donate online at

Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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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