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32nd Sunday (Year A) 8th November 2020


Sun 8th Nov 10 am Brendan Corcoran, RIP

Mon 9th Nov The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 7pm Holy Souls

Tues 10th Nov St Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor 10 am Mossie King, RIP

Weds 11th Nov NO MASS .

Thurs 12th Nov St Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr 7pm Holy Souls

Fri 13th Nov Feria 10 am People of the Parish

Sat 14th Nov 5pm NO MASS

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

Changes to Mass at St Mary’s:

As you are now aware, from Thursday 5th November, we are again in lockdown. According to government guidelines, we are not able to hold public Masses until at least 2nd December. This means that the church will be closed and we will no longer be able to attend Mass in person. With regards to this, St Mary’s has implemented the following:

Father Terry will continue to say Mass, however,, as the church is closed and Masses will not be public, all the Masses will be streamed on .

If you are able to access our Just Giving Money Page so you can be part of the offertory collection, I would be very grateful:

There will be two changes to the Mass times – there will be no Mass on Saturday at 5 pm and the only Mass on Sunday will be at 10 am.

Please see below for the Mass times:

Monday 7 pm

Tuesday 10 am

Wednesday NO MASS

Thursday 7 pm

Friday 10 am

Saturday NO MASS

Sunday 10 am

We will be looking at ways of reintroducing an opportunity for private prayer in the church in due course.

If you are aware of any parishioners who are not likely to be on e-mail, please pass this and any future communications on to them, if you can, as we will not be posting out any information during this lockdown. Of course, we will put this and future important information up on the notice boards outside the church.

Baptisms, Sacrament of Marriage and Funerals.

Baptisms are currently suspended.

Weddings are currently suspended except in exceptional circumstances.

Funerals: Funeral Masses and funeral services may continue to be celebrated with a maximum attendance of 30 people. Being

St Mary’s Parish - Staying in touch - Registration & Parish Census: Father Peter says: 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 it via the presbytery letterbox. It is so important that we stay in touch with each other. Notices will also be given via the streamed Masses.

Sick and Retired Priests Collection

Thank you to everyone who has donated to this collection. It is much appreciated.

Thank You Stewards!

Fr Peter thanks all the stewards for their diligence and dedication helping at the Masses.

Parish Finances

Below are the “offertory Virgin Just Giving Money Page” collection totals for September – September 3rd – £30.00, September 9th 155.00, September 16th £221.59 (including Gift Aid) September 23rd £120.00 and September 30th £ 265.00.

The offertory at Mass for the following weeks is as follows: September 20th £ 1265.00, September 27th £1524.69 and for October 4th - £ 938.76. Many thanks for your continued support.

First Holy Communions 2021: Registration is currently open for anyone in Year 3 or above who would like to prepare to make their First Holy Communion in May 2021. Please email Holly for a registration form

Confirmation 2021: If you would be interested in preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation in 2021 and are in Year 8 or above, please email Holly for a registration form:

Children’s Liturgy On Sunday, Holly and co will stream the children’s liturgy at 9 am via

Holy Souls Envelopes: The names of our dear departed loved ones will be displayed on the sanctuary and prayed for during November – the month of Holy Souls.

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School N12 – Reception and Nursery Applications Applications for Reception and Nursery Applications are invited for the Reception Class for September 2021 – this is for children born between 1 st September 2016 and 31st August 2017. The deadline to return this to the school office is 15th January 2021. The forms are available to download on the school website. Please also be advised that you must also complete a CAF (Common Application Form) from Barnet - the on-line system is already open. Applications are invited for the Nursery for the Academic Year starting September 2021. This is for children born between 1 st April 2018 and 31st March 2019. The deadline to return this to the school office is 31st January 2021. Please contact the office or visit the school website for an application pack.


Halloween Fun Walk: The Halloween Fun Walk last Saturday was great fun and went really well; everyone had a good time. It raised £201! Photos of the event can be seen here.

Buy- a Brick: A huge thank you to everyone who has bought a brick (or a family of bricks or a company of bricks). So far, we have raised £5,067.50 (including gift aid) To buy a brick, please go to OR place your name and donation in an envelope marked “Buy-a-brick” and post through the presbytery door.

Split-the-pot: Congratulations to Michael Lynch who won the draw on Saturday 31st October, you can watch it here: the draw made £160 for the wall. As we are no longer able to go into the church, please post your entries through the presbytery letterbox ready for the following draw (Sat 14 Nov.) A reminder that it’s £5 per entry but you can enter as many times as you like- if it’s easier to put multiple entries into one envelope, that’s fine.

70’s disco night in: On Saturday 28th November, 6.30pm7.30pm, St Mary’s will be Live Streaming a 70’s Big-Night-InFundraiser straight to your living room. Grab your boogie-woogie dancin’ shoes and flares and let loose with our lip-sync / karaoke / dance show with 8 acts, including a very special guest appearance! If you’ve got what it takes and would like to audition to be part of the show, please email for details.


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