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Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Year C) 24th November 2019


Sat 23rd Nov

6.00 pm Vigil People of the Parish

Sun 24th Nov

8.30 am Holy Souls

10 am Nan O’Mahony, anniversary

12 noon Scholastica Iberi, anniversary

Mon 25th Nov Feria

10 am Renza Mortali, RIP

Tue 26th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls

Wed 27th Nov Feria

10 am Eamonn Joyce, intentions

Thurs 28th Nov Feria

10 am Friederick Lieber, anniversary

Fri 29th Nov Feria

10 am David and Eileen Scott, RIP

Sat 30th Nov St Andrew, apostle

10 am Kathleen Connolly, 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 £ 1054.16

Chris McCarthy RIP

Sadly we have heard that Chris McCarthy, well-known to many people here at St Mary’s passed away on Tuesday 19th November. Funeral details are yet to be advised. May he rest in peace.

INCENSED Youth Group – Sunday 24th November 2019

INCENSED will be meeting again today 24th November after 10 am Mass in the Community Room at the side of Father Peter’s house. If you are aged 10+, you are very welcome to come along for the usual snacks, fun and a look at getting ready for Advent!

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 – Parent/Carer Meeting

Registration is now closed. A reminder: we have a meeting for parents/carers on Thursday 28th November at 8 pm in the Parish Hall. Please remember to bring your child’s Baptismal Certificate and your course contribution. If you have any questions, please e mail Holly at

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

Constituency Hustings:

Churches Together in Finchley is organising a hustings for the candidates in the Finchley and Golders Green Constituency on Wednesday 27 November 7.45 pm - 9.15 pm at St Mary at Finchley Church, Hendon Lane. All are welcome

Next weekend we begin Advent!

Fr Peter writes: Advent is soon upon us, and for each Sunday I would like us to focus on an aspect of “The God Who Speaks”. On the First Sunday of Advent we shall be looking at the Jesse Tree – a scriptural advent calendar – and we will use pictures and bible quotes to decorate our Church. The Second Sunday will be about Bibles – yours in particular. I am going to call this “Bible Sunday” and request that you bring your family bible to Sunday Mass, for me to bless during the liturgy.

Fr Christmas is on his way……NEXT SATURDAY!

“COME TO THE FAIR” 30 November, 12–3pm

Soak up the festive atmosphere and kick off the countdown to Christmas. Something for everyone with over 20 stalls/activities to choose from.

Huge thanks for all your donations. Late donations can be brought directly to the halls on Friday 29 November from 6pm or on the day of the fair.

Still looking for home bakes, raffle prizes and items for our three tombolas – bottles, chocolate and filled jam jars. Please take home posters to display in your window and pop through your neighbours’ letterboxes.

Look out for raffle ticket sellers - £1 each (the tickets!).

Join us today after 10am mass in the hall for our last planning meeting.

Raffle ticket sellers – please return unsold tickets to Nicola Hewson this week so they can be sold at the Fair.

SVP Quiz Night

Well done to the SVP for last weekend’s very enjoyable Quiz night. A total of £640 was raised. The Holy Orders won!

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 Day:

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

Open Day is as follows: Thursday 28th November 2019 at 9.30am & 2.00pm.

Please call the school office on 020 8346 8826 to book a convenient date/time.

Hall Dishes and Tins:

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. Your last chance will be after the Christmas Fete.

Parish Car Park:

For a few days this week the parish car park will be used by a film company to park their vans and equipment. A security guard will be on duty overnight while the car park is in use. Apologies for the inconvenience – the income from the car park hire will go towards the “wall repairs”.

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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