Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A) 17th May 2020

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

NO PUBLIC MASS

Sun 17th May

10 am People of the Parish

Mon 18th May Easter Feria

10 am Tommy Rattigan, RIP

Tues 19th May Easter Feria

10 am Sharon Byrne, RIP

Weds 20th May Easter Feria

10 am Mary Cronin, RIP

Thurs 21st May The Ascension of the Lord

10 am Mary Cronin, RIP

Fri 22nd May St. Rita of Cascia

10 am Tony Martin, RIP

Sat 23rd May Easter Feria

10 am Will Ryan, RIP

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

Baptisms, Sacrament of Marriage and Funerals.

Fr Peter writes: Sadly baptisms and the Sacrament of Matrimony will be deferred until such time that the public health advice is that congregations can gather safely. Funerals will now take place at the graveside or at a crematorium, subject to the conditions laid down by the cemetery or crematorium authorities. Mass will be celebrated in memoriam when we are allowed to gather. We must keep in prayerful solidarity those who are grieving the loss of a loved one at this difficult time and offer as much support as we can.

Saturday Evening & Sunday Mass Intentions:

Fr Peter writes: As public Masses cannot be celebrated at this time, it is generally no longer appropriate for priests to celebrate Mass more than once a day, including on Sundays. This will mean that all Saturday evening and Sunday Masses which were to be celebrated for a special intention will now not be celebrated. Instead I will celebrate one Sunday Mass at 10am for the “People of the Parish”. If you have arranged for an intention for a Sunday Mass, I will defer this to the first available weekday Mass. I totally understand your disappointment, and if you would prefer to send your Mass intention to a missionary or enclosed community, let me know and I will arrange a refund.

How to see St Mary’s 10am Daily Mass.

Fr Peter writes: With the excellent assistance of Peter (a talented young man in the parish) and Holly you will be able to see me celebrate a daily 10am Mass in the Church via www.saintmarys.online Please let others know of this website -every day at 10am. We are working on the sound quality – hopefully will improve – but please turn up your volumes or wear headphones.

Do not forget…

Fr Peter writes: Even though you cannot come to church, I can still light a candle for your intentions. If you would like me to place a lighted candle underneath the statue of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady or St Anthony, please give me a call, or leave a message, and I will do so before the daily 10am Mass.

UK Mutual Aid

We connect volunteers to those needing assistance while self-isolating during covid-19.To request help leave us a message: 020 31 377 488. We have volunteers in Barnet. We are good at Picking up Shopping • Sending Post or providing useful information • or just a friendly chat.

Carmel Bates RIP:

The funeral service for Carmel Bates who died Monday April 20th will take place at 2.00pm at Mortlake Crematorium, South-West London on Tuesday 19th May 2020. Please remember her in your prayers.

ST MICHAEL'S CATHOLIC GRAMMAR SCHOOL - COVID-19 - ADMISSIONS UPDATE

We are currently continuing with our Admissions timetable as set out for entry September 2021 and the same deadlines apply. Please check our website https://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk/school/admissions-2021-22/ for the updated information and forms on changes that have been implemented due to social distancing restrictions. Completed applications can be submitted electronically to admissions@st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk.

​Any changes required to reflect Government direction with lockdown will be announced on the school website. Please check periodically to stay up to date.

Facemasks:

Fr Peter writes: A lot of you have emailed patterns for making facemasks – here is one site which you may find useful.

https://www.thesafetysupplycompany.co.uk/p/958929/3-ply-non-woven-green-face-mask---conforms-to-en-standards---box-of-50---st-15030.html

Do not forget:

Fr Peter writes: Even though you cannot come to church, I can still light a candle for your intentions. If you would like me to place a lighted candle underneath the statue of the Sacred Heart, Our Lady or St Anthony, please give me a call, or leave a message, and I will do so before the daily 10am Mass.

Every Thursday at 7pm:

Every Thursday at 7pm the Cardinal and Bishops around the country will be celebrating Mass for the frontline workers in the NHS, care homes and those working in the community. We are all invited to pray at this time for those wonderful brave medical staff. At 8pm we will then join the rest of the community offering a round of applause for the NHS.

The Whittington Hospital:

Fr Peter writes: For the next couple of Friday’s, I have been asked by the Whittington to go into the hospital to be a Catholic presence and to offer support to staff. I feel very honoured to be asked to do this, and I would be grateful if you could inform any staff that you know work there to seek me out. I would also be grateful for your prayers.

Zoom Meetings:

Fr Peter writes: I feel I have mastered “Zoom” – “Virtual” Holly, Bob and I have had a few meetings. Given that Zoom seems to be the most practical means of communication I will be convening a Parish Council and a Finance Committee over the next week or so. I would also like to start a “Lectio Divino” Zoom group to explore Sunday’s gospel. So, watch out for your daily (or so) emails and I will sort a time and date and then wait for your email replies so I can send out an invite. It will mean being a bit mercenary, so that we are all not talking at once – so I will work out some rules too.

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