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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 13.11.2022



Sun 13th Nov

8.30 am​​​ Holy Souls​​​

10 am   ​​Proinsias Redican, RIP

12 noon  Mary Spellman, RIP


Mon 14th Nov         ​Feria

10 am   ​Timothy and Sheila Wilson, intentions​


Tues 15th Nov     ​Feria

10am     Noel Kiely, anniversary

Weds 16th Nov          ​


Thurs 17th Nov        ​Feria

10am​ Molly Donnelly, RIP

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​Fri 18th Nov​  ​Feria

10 am     Funeral Mass of Michael Walsh


Sat 19th Nov   Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

5 pm    Holy Souls


10am – 11am; 4:30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition.


Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Christna Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent,  Therese Kemp, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Lilian Murphy, Karina McKiernan, Izabela Lissowska and Florida Regina Karawgodage– all unwell at this time.

We also pray for:: Gino Tomei, James Meally, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Siobhan Lynch, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly, Josephine Okuyiga, Betty Murray, Jane Ikwueke, Gail Yates,Ronald Kinsella, Maureen O Sullivan, Patrick Reilly, Ann Gourdarznia, Nina Cole, Lorenzo Marcantuono, Pat McMahon, Michael Walsh Esther Ampomah Arhin, Peter McHugh and Marguerite Kyunga, whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.


The offertory collection for week ending 6th November - £722.17.  Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.


November – Month of the Holy Souls.

In November we commemorate and pray for the “Holy Souls”, those we know and those we do not know who have died. You will find a Holy Souls envelope and blank sheet for you to complete with the names of those you wish to pray for. Please put the completed sheet into the envelope and return to church. Names of those who have died will be placed on the sanctuary during November and masses for the Holy Souls will be celebrated during this special month.

*  Fr Peter will place a St Mary’s poppy wreath at 2pm this Sunday at the War Memorial in the grounds of Finchley Memorial Hospital to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who have died in war and conflict. All are welcome to join him.

* The “St Pancras Cemetery Mass” will be on Thursday 17th November at 2pm in the Burial Chapel. All are welcome and candles will be available to place on graves.


Circles of Life talks:

Continuing on Tuesday there will be another talk exploring a different “circle of life” either preparing us for the year ahead, for Christmas or for eternity!  Each evening will either be presented by Holly, John Colby, Fr Peter or Deacon Dom. They hope to be informative, fun and prayerful.

The second talk will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 15th November and will look at the “liturgical cycle” – the beginning and end of a Church year and the colours and traditions of each season within that period.

On Tuesday 22nd November at 7:30pm it will be an opportunity to use your craft skills as you make an advent wreath and learn its significance and symbolism.

Finally, on Tuesday 6th December at 7:30pm, over some mulled wine and the odd mince pie there will be a presentation on the Advent “O” Antiphons. All are very welcome – let us learn, share and pray together.  

Our Christmas Fair needs you - Sunday 27 Nov    Huge thanks to those who remembered to bring donations for the Christmas Fair. Please help us to make it a success as there are now only two more weekends left to bring donations before the fair on 27 Nov.

Please take home a flyer as a reminder of what to donate.

We particularly need bottles and chocolate for the Tombola; home-baked fruit cakes; and prizes for the raffle. Thank you.

Please look out for raffle ticket sellers. 1st prize £100; 2nd prize £75; 3rd prize £50 and other prizes. 

If you can help us there are sign-up sheets at the church entrance. Thank you.


Calling all Carol singers for our Christmas Fair

Please join Helen Tierney on Sunday 20 Nov after the 10am mass in the blue hall for our Christmas carol singing rehearsal


Lectio Divina:

The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom continues on Monday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Deacon Dom will host on Monday. Please email Fr Peter if you want to be part of the “Lectio Zoom Team”.


70th/125th Anniversary of St Mary’s:

Earlier this year we celebrated 70 years since the foundation stone of the present church had been blessed…………next year we celebrate 70 years since the church was opened and 125 years since the parish of St Mary’s was established. Double celebrations! In the next couple of weeks, you will hear about some fun events to help commemorate this marvellous year. It could be a Zumba, a quiz, a pilgrimage, a calendar!

It will be a fun and holy year nonetheless. Watch this 70th/125th space for more details.


Race for Glory- Calling all Ninja Warriors!!

If you are a young St Mary’s parishioner, aged 10+, you are invited to join us on the afternoon of Sunday 20th November for the chance to test your Ninja skills on Watford’s own Ninja Warrior Adventure Park and find out more about how we can Race for Glory!! If you’d like to join us, sign up on the sheet at the back of the church or email Holly at This activity will cost £5 

(if the cost is difficult please let us know, we don’t want it to be a barrier and can help if needed)

Sick and Retired Priests – Second Collection

Thank you for so generously supporting the Sick and Retired Priests’ Fund collection las weekend.  It raised £659.08.  Our priests give us years of dedicated service and it is only right that, together, we ensure they live out their days with the care they need.  If you didn’t get the chance to donate, it’s not too late.  You can give online at  Thank you again.  Please keep our sick and retired priests in your prayers.


Finchley Catholic High School – Staff Vacancy

Catering Manager required asap.  Closing date is noon on Wednesday 30th November.

Candidates wishing to visit the school are welcome to do so by appointment.  Please call 0208 445 0105.Application forms can be downloaded from the website and should be returned to the Headteacher Niamh Arnull to


Confirmations 2023

Meeting for Confirmation candidates and parents on Thursday 17th November 7:30pm in the small hall.


SVP – Vinnie Packs

Siobhan Garibaldi, SVP Vinnie Pack Project Coordinator writes: "The SVP are distributing over 10,000 Vinnie Packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless and those spending the principal part of their day on the streets. Each pack contains thermal gloves, thermal hat, two pairs of socks, wet wipes or flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, information sheet and pen. Please could you consider sponsoring packs at a suggested donation of £4.10 per pack? Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ with cheques made out to SVP or by bank transfer to Nat West sort code 60-60-04, account no. 4608 8237. Thank you so much for your support."


Hosting a Ukrainian Refugee Family in East Finchley Muswell Hill

Can you help a mother and daughter who have been in hosted by a family in East Finchley since April? They need to find a new host family or possibly a flat or room to rent. They would like to stay in the area as they have made friends and the little girl is attending and well settled in school. If you could consider helping please contact Fr Peter as soon as possible 0208 883 4234 or


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

There is a unique chance to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament every Saturday morning between 10am-11am (and go to confession) and during weekdays (except Wednesday) from 9:30am to 10am (just before Mass).


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