33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 15th November 2020


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

Sun 15th Nov

10 am People of the Parish


Mon 16th Nov St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop

7pm Francoise Maghoma, RIP

Tues 17th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls, RIP

Weds 18th Nov NO MASS

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Thurs 19th Nov Feria

7pm Holy Souls

Fri 20th Nov Feria

10 am Holy Souls

Sat 21st Nov

5pm NO MASS


Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, especially for the frail elderly and for those

who work as carers.



Parish Finances

Below are the “offertory Virgin Just Giving Money Page” collection totals for October – October 7th – 281.75 (including Gift Aid), October 14th - £124.10, October 21st- £200.00, October 28th - £115.00.

Our average offertory collection before the pandemic was £1000 per week. Your offertory collection contributes towards the running of the presbytery, church, parish centre and non-clergy salaries. The parish priest’s salary comes from baptisms, weddings, funerals and Easter & Christmas collections – for all of which you are very generous.

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 finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk


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: finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk


Children’s Liturgy:

On Sunday, Holly and co will stream the children’s liturgy at 9 am via www.saintmarys.online


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 1st 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 1st 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.


A request from Finchley Foodbank:

The Foodbank are short of strong plastic bags (the 20p supermarket type). If you can help out with even a few bags they would be very grateful. There will be a blue bin the church car park for all bag donations to be dropped in. Even better would be if you have a contact at a supermarket head office as the Foodbank could then give them their charity number- if you can help with this please email finchleyfoodbank@gmail.com

Our Wall Campaign….. As you know, the wall separating the car park from the High Road is splitting and leaning. Repairs are due to begin in November and will cost £30k. Our challenge is to raise and restore our wall in 52 days. There are several ways in which YOU can help! Please see the dedicated leaflet for details. Together Let’s Rise Up and Build!!!!



RISE UP AND BUILD UPDATE:

70’s disco BIG night in: Saturday 28 November, 6.30pm-7.30pm, save the date for the St Mary’s 70s Disco on www.saintmarys.online Grab your boogie woogie dancin’ shoes and flares and let loose with our strictly 70s big night in. A Lip Sync / karaoke / dance show with 8 acts beamed to your living room, including special guest appearance! If you were lucky enough to be around in the 70s we'd love to see some photos.

Please send your 70s photos to helensarahdoran@gmail.com to be included in the show. Text WALL to 70970 to donate £5 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 £7,440 (including gift aid) To buy a brick, please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/thewall OR place your name and donation in an envelope marked “Buy-a-brick” and post through the presbytery door. Split-the-pot: The next draw for Split-the-pot will take place this Saturday (14th) - good luck to all those who entered! The result can be viewed here www.facebook.com/stmarysN2/ As we are no longer able to go into the church, please post your entries through the presbytery letterbox ready for the following draw. A reminder that it is £5 per entry but you can enter as many times as you like- if it is easier to put multiple entries into one envelope, that’ fine.


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