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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 19th January 2020


Sat 18th Jan

6.00 pm Vigil People of the Parish

Sun 19th Jan

8.30 am Eugene and Margaret McGivney, intentions

10 am Elizabeth Langes, intentions

12 noon Pauline Godfrey, RIP

Mon 20th Jan Feria

10 am Marie Bloom, intentions

Tues 21st Jan

10 am Funeral Mass of Maura McCormack

Weds 22nd Jan St Vincent, Deacon

10 am Estelle Cantor Freedman, intentions

Thurs 23rd Jan Feria

10 am Joseph Brohan, RIP

Fri 24th Jan St Frances De Sales, Bishop & Doctor

10 am Jackie Birch, RIP

Sat 25th Jan The Conversion of St Paul.

10 am St Theresa’s Primary School, intentions

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 £ 1158.35– Thank you.

Maura McCormack – RIP

The Funeral Mass for Maura McCormack will be held here at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 21st January at 10 am. May she rest in peace.

Maisie Craig RIP

The Funeral Mass for Maura McCormack will be held here at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday 28th January at 11:30am. May she rest in peace.


Our Youth Group, Incensed, will resume on Sunday 26th January. If you are aged 10+, please come and join us in the Community Room after 10 am Mass.

Cathedral Mass for the Sick:

A reminder that the annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World day of Prayer for the Sick will take place in the Cathedral at 2pm on Saturday 8th February. All are welcome.

Housebound Parishioners….

Fr Peter writes: Please let me know if you are aware of any housebound neighbours or friends who might appreciate a visit. Please get their permission before providing me with their name, address and telephone number. Please reassure them, that before a visit I will always call them.

The Reconciliation/ Confessional Room.

Fr Peter writes: The new Reconciliation/ Confessional Room is practically ready – it now needs to be painted and an additional light added. The First Communion children will help me bless the room at the end of Sunday’s 10am Mass.

If you are new to the parish – the Reconciliation/Confessional room is directly behind the Statue of Our Lady. Confessions are available on Saturday at 10:30am and at 5:30pm.

Annual Holocaust Multi-Faith Memorial Day Service

London Borough of Barnet are holding their Annual Holocaust Multi-Faith Memorial Day Service in the Quadrangle at Middlesex University in the Burroughs NW4 4BT on Sunday 26th January 2020 at 2.30 pm.

St Mary’s Sponsored “Anxiety Workshop for Children.”

A St Mary’s mum has organised a much needed “Anxiety Workshop” for parents who cannot access support if their child is suffering from anxiety. This “pop up” workshop is being facilitated by Jo Holden a Mental Health Trainer with “ccsConnectEd.” The workshop will take place in the parish hall on Tuesday 28th January from 7pm to 8:30pm. To book please email: Donations are welcome on attendance.

Senior Citizens lunch

The annual parish Senior Citizens lunch will be hosted in the Parish Hall on Sunday, January 26th at 1pm. Billy Faughnan and Michael O 'Hare have kindly signed up to provide music for the event. If you would like to join us please sign your name on the sheet in the porch.

New Parishioners:

If you have joined the parish in or since 2019 please come to a New Parishioner Party in the Presbytery on Tuesday 25th February at 8pm. Pancakes and wine will be provided. Please sign the sheet, now avaiable in the porch if you are a new parishioner and wish to attend.

Finance Committee Meeting:

The next meeting of the Finance Committee will be on Monday 27th January at 8pm in the presbytery.

The Year of the Word:

Next Sunday celebrates “The God who Speaks” – a celebration of the Bible!

Gift Aid

A big “thank you” to everyone who “gift aids” offertory donations or money given to appeals. Due to gift aid a few thousand pounds is added towards the upkeep of St Mary’s. It is all so simple and effective, if you would like to “gift aid” – please see Fr Peter.

Parish Council:

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Tuesday 21st January at 8pm in the presbytery.

Bishop Douglass School – Administrator Vacancy

Bishop Douglass School is looking for a good administrator with people skills, strong communication skills and a robust ‘can do’ attitude to work in the Student Services office starting in January 2020. You will join a small, caring and friendly team providing a full range of support services to the school.The position could be full time or term time hours to suit. Please send in a letter of application with an accompanying CV to Mrs Saleem at A competitive rate of pay will be offered for the right candidate. Bishop Douglass Catholic School is committed to safer recruitment practice and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and other relevant employment checks.

Supporting Local Refugees: Eggs Please!

Please help us support the local drop-in centre for destitute refugees and asylum seekers by bringing 6 or more hard-boiled eggs to church on Sunday, 2nd February. Also needed: women's sanitary items, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Catholic Newspapers

We have been advised that as from 1st February, our newspaper supplier will no longer be supplying with The Sacred Heart Messenger….. instead you will need to order a copy from your local newsagent.

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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