Saints Peter and Paul Apostles (Year A) 28th June 2020

MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS NO PUBLIC MASS

Sun 28th June 10 am People of the Parish Mon 29th June Ferria 10 am Marie Bloom, RIP

Tues 30th June The First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church 10 am For the People of the Parish Weds 1st July Dedication of the Cathedral 10 am Tommy Shiel, RIP

Thurs 2nd July Feria 10 am Nancy Toolan, special intentions

Fri 3rd July St Thomas, Apostle 10 am Ikwueke family, special intentions and thanksgiving

Sat 4th July St Elizabeth of Portugal 10 am Teresa Quigley, 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. An alternative way to give your offertory collection: Our new “Just Giving Money Page” operated by Virgin. The link is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/StMaryFinchleyEast A big thank you to everyone who has contributed and who continue to do so. Baptisms, & the Sacrament of Marriage. 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. A Funeral 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. 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. Being St Mary’s Parish - Staying in touch - Registration & Parish Census: Fr Peter writes: It is very important that I am able to keep in touch with you. The shepherd needs his flock. Please update your parish details using the parish census sheet and return to me hand delivered via a volunteer who can come to the presbytery. It is so important that we stay in touch with each other. I will endeavour to send out a weekly newsletter to those without computers. If you are receiving post from us but have an e mail address, please let us know your e mail address. I will also use the live streamed Masses to convey notices. UK Mutual Aid We connect volunteers to those needing assistance while self-isolating during covid19.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. St Mary’s is now open for Private Prayer: Fr Peter writes: St Mary’s is open for private prayer – on Sunday 11:30-12:30pm Tuesday: 11am – 1pm and Thursday: 6:30pm to 7:30pm. It was so lovely to see familiar faces return to pray in our beautiful church. This chance may not suit everyone, particularly those shielding at home – but we can all continue to pray for each other – where we live or in church. If you are planning to come to church, it is so important that you follow the guidelines listed below.

You must not come to church if you are feeling unwell

Due to social distancing – the guidelines stipulate that St Mary’s can only contain 50 or so people at any one time: if the church reaches its maximum number, the stewards will ask you to wait outside until those inside leave. 

everyone must use alcohol hand gel when entering and leaving St Mary’s, 

all toilets must remain closed and social distancing means every other pew is closed and only end seats are available for use, 

after leaving a pew, the seat will be cleaned before someone else sits there. 

there is only one direction of flow – so you enter via the main doors and must leave the church by the side exits, 

statues must not be touched and please do not leave any personal belongings – this includes novena prayers. 

Stewards will be in church while it is open for prayer. St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School N3 – Pupil Vacancies St. Theresa's Catholic Primary School, East End Road, N3 2TD, currently still has pupil vacancies. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic they are, at this time, unable to offer tours of the school but please do telephone 020 8346 8826 if you would like further information, or to request an information pack. Marriage and Family Life Survey

One of the enormous challenges of the lockdown has been the impact on couples preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Weddings have had to be postponed and there has been much heartache on the way. With all of this in mind we are keen to assess the current needs of parishes with regard to our ministry to couples and families. Please complete this survey (4 minutes) as soon as you can, which will help inform the ways in which we can resource and support you: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K5Z55N8 Starved of Liturgical Music? Fr Peter writes: Watch this beautiful song: there are a few versions of this on YouTube. https://youtu.be/T0HtIDdY-fM Also at the beginning of last Sunday’s Mass I played “Look Up Child” by Lauren Daigle – quite a few of you liked it.

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