4th Sunday of Easter – 8th May 2022
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 8th May
8.30 am Bailey and Hassa families
10 am Anthony Fernando, anniversary
12 noon Marian Carey, RIP
Mon 9th May Easter Feria
10 am Francisco Jose Maria, RIP
Tues 10th May Easter Feria
10 am Anna De Castro, anniversary
Weds 11th May
Thurs 12th May Easter Feria
10am Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP
Fri 13th May
10 am Tony Martin, RIP
Sat 14th May 5th Sunday of Easter
5 pm Dirce Negrotti, anniversary
10am – 11am; 4:30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition.
Let us keep in our prayers: Eric Nicholas Darwent, Siobhan Lynch, Therese Kemp, Frank Kilbride, Kathleen Lancaster, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, KarinaMcKiernan, Izabela Lissowska and Florida Regina Karawgodage – all unwell at this time.
We also pray for:Gino Tomei, James Meally, Shirley Bates, David & Eileen Scott, Hugh Daniel Doherty, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Albertina Alves, Jasmine Geddes, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly and Josephine Okuyiga who anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
The offertory collection for week ending 1st May was £686.98. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.
Good Shepherd Sunday – Priest Training Fund – Second Collection This Weekend
This Sunday is Good Shepher Sunday and there will be a second collection to support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 58 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 17 of whom are from our own Diocese, and 2 also studying in Rome. Last year 4 who studied at Allen Hall were ordained to the priesthood. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation envelope, plenty are still available at the back of the church. You can use the QR code to make your donation online or visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations. Thank you for your generosity.
Next Weekend Mass times:
The Mass schedule for next weekend will be Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30am and 11am.
Next Sunday’s Celebrations:
A reminder that next Sunday’s special 70th Celebration Mass will be at 11am. There will be no 10am or 12 noon Mass.
Our special Mass, celebrated by Cardinal Vincent, will include First Holy Communion Children and some of our young adults confirmed in February. After Mass, Cardinal Vincent will cut a special celbratory cake and join us for a buffet reception in the hall.
• If you would like to contribute food for the buffet please click on the link
https://forms.gle/scyPjvQf2vKij2eJ7 and follow the instructions or add your name to the list in the church.
• In preparation; if you would like help clean the church, please come to the church after Monday’s 10am mass. If you would like to help set up the buffet, please come to the hall on Saturday at 6pm.
• All helpful hands will be very welcome.
What also happened 70 Years ago…
The English version of Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” was published, The iconic musical film “Singin’ In The Rain” premieres at Radio City Music Hall, The popular Mr. Potato Head toy is first sold, Mother Teresa opens the home for dying and destitute in Calcutta, Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom & the Commonwealth, and Cardinal Griffin blesses the foundation stone of St Mary’s church in East Finchley.
Seniors Lunch and Dance
St Mary's SVP are pleased to announce that they are arranging a lunch for our parish seniors after 2 years of everyone coping with Covid and its aftermath. Our Lady of Lourdes school have invited us to use their wonderful facilities so it will be held on Sunday 29th May at 1pm. Billy Faughnan and Michael O'Hare will provide us with music to ensure that you all have a great time. Sheets for signing up for it will be in the church porch on the weekends 30th April/1st May, 7th/8th May and 14/15 May.
The Outdoor Stations:
The Outdoor Stations have become the “Stations of the Resurrection” and have slightly changed positioning to reflect the days after the Lord’s Resurrection. The First station is now on the bank at the left-hand side of the church. They will remain in place until Pentecost.
Fr Peter writes: “With a rise in the cost of living, Finchley Foodbank has recently suffered a decrease in donations of both food and money. An appeal is going out asking for donations of “emergency food” supplies – that is: UHT milk, tinned tomatoes, tined meats, pasta, cereals, pasta sauces, baked beans, tea and coffee. If you are doing your supermarket shop and see any of these items in the low-cost range and can afford to donate them, we would be very grateful. Luxury items are great, but products in the “emergency food” range, as listed, are more useful. All donations must be “in date” and unopened”. With grateful thanks.
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School
Applications to sit the Entrance Tests for Year 7 Entry in Sept 2023
Applications are now being accepted for girls currently in Year 5 to sit the entrance tests for Year 7 entry to St Michael’s in September 2023. Applications can be made through the online system available on our website https://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk/admissions-2023-24/. Parents should ensure that they read the Admissions Policy prior to making an application and provide the original Certificate of Catholic Practice signed by their Parish Priest by the closing date of 4 pm on Tuesday 5 July 2022.
The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom resumes this Monday from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. “Lectio” involves reading, reflecting and discussing the gospel passage used each Sunday at Mass. Please email Fr Peter if you want to be part of the “Lectio Zoom Team”.