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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 22.01.2023


Sun 22nd Jan

8.30 am Peter McHugh, RIP

10 am Brian Lynch, RIP

12 noon Jane Ikwueke, RIP

Mon 23rd Jan Feria

10 am People of the Parish

Tues 24th Jan St Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor

10am Michael Walsh, RIP

Weds 25th Jan NO MASS

Thurs 26th Jan Ss Timothy and Titus, Bishops

10am Peggy Flanagan, RIP

Fri 27th Jan Feria

10 am Kathleen Griffin, RIP

Sat 28th Jan 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5pm Nora Leonard, RIP

Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Agnes Day, 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, Marguerite Kyunga, Kathleen Molloy, Maria Pini, Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Sr Theresa, and Patricia Caddle whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.


The offertory collection for week ending 15th January £ 897.26. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s

A St Mary’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

Fr Peter writes: “For those who have signed up – I have booking forms for you to fill. It’s happening! We are going!!!”

Calling all Altar Servers – and those who would like to learn.

For those who would like to be an altar server (you need to have made your First Holy Communion) please sign the list and Deacon Dom will teach you. Adult parishioners can also sign up to be servers! An adult server for weekday Mass would be wonderful – particularly helpful when Fr Peter is presiding at funerals.

St Mary’s Special Commemorative Calendars

Fr Peter writes: “I am going to do a “Lord Sugar” and reduce our wonderful calendars from £7:50 to £6 – all monies go towards the parish.”

Holocaust Memorial Day – Sunday 29 January 2023

This will take place at the Rickett Quadrangle, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon NW4 4BT at 2 pm. Please be seated by 1.45 pm. This is a commemorative service to remember the victims of genocide. Entry is free – Tube: Hendon Central, Buses – 143, 113, 83, 183, 186 and 326. Disabled parking facilities and access. For more information call: 0208 359 2652 or email or visit

Adult Ceili Classes

Adult Ceili Classes on Thursdays from 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm in The Woodside Park Club, Southover, N12 7JG. Fun, fitness and craic guaranteed. Please contact Fiona if interested on 07985 415421.

Nursery and Primary School Application Forms:

Fr Peter writes: “If your child needs their Catholic Certificates of Practice” stamped and signed, please attend one of the Sunday Masses with your child, bringing their nursery or primary school application forms. Please make sure you have completed address and dates of birth before coming to see me.”

.SVP Senior Citizen’s Lunch – Sunday 5th February

The senior citizens' lunch will be on Sunday 5th February, starting at 1pm in the parish centre. Music will be provided by Billy Faughnan & Michael O' Hare. Please put your name down on the list in the church porch.

Home Visits:

Fr Peter writes: “I keep promising and never get round to it, but this month I am going to do some ordinary home visits, beginning with First Holy Communion families and then those preparing for Confirmation. My intention is to visit on a Monday evening. I will require no food, just some hot water and I will bring a herbal tea bag. I am also very happy, while visiting, to bless houses and apartments.”

Auschwitz and Us

The mass murder of about 6 million Jews in the Holocaust was an act of unparalleled evil that still haunts Western nations. Auschwitz, the biggest of the extermination camps, has become a symbol for the whole genocidal process. Could we have stopped it? On Sunday 5th February at 7 pm Fr Terry will give an illustrated talk in the hall on the question, Why did the Allies not bomb Auschwitz? After time for discussion we will conclude with prayers and readings taken from Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cathedral Mass for the Sick – Our Lady of Lourdes Feast:

The annual Cathedral Mass with anointing of the sick takes place on Saturday 11th February at 2:30pm. If you would like to join Fr Peter and attend this special Mass please sign the list at the back of the church.

If you are a “flaming” young person…

Join Holly and Deacon Dom and come to “Flame”…

“Flame” is a Catholic youth mega event that takes place in one of England's iconic arenas in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. Taking place on Saturday, 4 March 2023 at the OVO Arena, Wembley, Flame is the largest Catholic gathering of young people in England and Wales. Flame is open to everyone aged school Year 9 (usually 14 years old) through to University age. If you would like to be part of this amazing event – just watch this space or contact Holly or Deacon Dom to find out more.

The Big Lent Walk Challenge

This Lent, CAFOD, the official aid agency of the Catholic Church, is setting an inspiring challenge to help raise money to fight global poverty.

The challenge is simple – walk 200km over 40 days, while raising money for families impacted by the climate crisis.

How and when people walk the 5km a day is up to them, but it can be done alone, with friends, family or with a school.

Every £1 raised for the Big Lent Walk will help CAFOD support families in their efforts to respond to the impact that the crisis is having in their communities and across the world.

Signing up couldn’t be easier, just head search Big Lent Walk in google or head to and get going.

Supporting the Big Lent Walk will help families to protect their livelihoods and support their community.

Any money raised can make a huge difference to people’s lives:

- £10 can provide four palm trees to protect land from extreme weather caused by the climate crisis.

- £26 can provide tools and training to build raised beds to protect vegetables from floods.

- £185 can provide a place on a two-week course: growing food, adapting to extreme weather and new ways of earning a living.

While the challenge starts on Ash Wednesday (22 February), people, parishes and school are already fundraising.

Those taking part are encouraged to share on social media, using the #BigLentWalk hashtag. Anyone who raises £200 through their Big Lent Walk page will receive a special free gift as a special thank you.

For those who want to clock the activity with something other than walking, they can do a 15-minute cycle or 35-minute exercise class.

The Big Lent Walk page: has all the details for sign-up, as well as handy guides on how to track your walks.

If you are interested and would like to help organise a “St Mary’s Big Lent Walk”, sign the list at the back of church or please see Fr Peter or Deacon Dom.


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