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4th Sunday of Lent (Year B) 7th March 2021


Sun 14th March - 4th Sunday of Lent

10 am​​​ - Tom Lally RIP (Anniversary)

11.30 am​ - Renza Tomei RIP

Mon 15th Mar​ch - Lent Feria

10 am​​ - Requiem Mass for John Joseph Ryan RIP

7pm ​​- Anthony Doherty RIP


Tues 16th Mar​​ch - Lent Feria


Weds 17th Mar​ch - St Patrick

10am - Martin Leo RIP

Thurs 18th Mar​​ch - Lent Feria

7pm​ - Mary & John Cronin RIP (Anniversary)


Fri 19th March - Feast of St Joseph

10 am - Requiem Mass for Edward Reeks RIP

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Sat 20th Mar​ch - 5th Sunday of Lent

5pm - Teresa McCarthy RIP

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

Holy Week at St Mary’s

Palm Sunday

Saturday 27th March: Mass at 5pm

Sunday 28th March: Mass at 10am and 11:30am

Monday of Holy Week:

29th March: Mass at 7pm

Tuesday of Holy Week:

30th March: Mass at 10am

Wednesday of Holy Week:

31st March: No Mass

Holy Thursday: 1st April

Reconciliation (confession) available in church at:

10am-11am, 2pm -3pm, 6pm-7pm.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8pm

Good Friday: 2nd April:

Family Stations of the Cross at 11am

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ at 3pm

“Outdoor” Stations of the Cross at 6pm

Holy Saturday:

The Easter Vigil at 8pm

Seats to attend Masses on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, the Passion on Good Friday and the Easter Vigil will need to be booked. More details to follow.

St Patrick’s Day Mass:

Fr Peter will celebrate a St Patrick’s Day Mass in church at 10am on Wednesday. Please wear something green. This Mass will also be streamed.

4th Celebrity Priest Lent Talk:

The final Celebrity Priest will be revealed on Tuesday at 7:30pm via another streaming service. Log in details will be shared by email on Monday. You are in for a surprise, as this priest met Cardinal Vaughan, (Archbishop of Westminster from 1892 to 1903) and will talk to us on forgiveness

Streamed Masses for this week:

Sunday, 10am Mass, and Wednesday 10am Mass will be streamed for those shielding at home. You can access the streaming service via

The return of Children’s Liturgy:

Holly and her assistants will stream Children’s liturgy this Sunday at 9am via


Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to everyone who has either increased their standing orders or arranged for one to replace their “loose plate Sunday offering”. Other ways to financially St Mary’s during the pandemic are on the back page of the newsletter. Please remember that I do not want those of you struggling at this time to feel under obligation to help, only those who might be able to increase their donations. Many many thanks.” Details on how to support St Mary’s further in the newsletter.

Lent Prayers:

Fr Peter writes: “I have re-introduced the practice of placing the names of those we wish to pray for during Lent on the wooden panels behind the tabernacle. Please email or hand in to the presbytery the names of those you wish to be remembered.”

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.

We continue our prayers for all healthcare professionals, care home workers, those working in the community and all those with the coronavirus.

Sadly there will be a number of funerals in St Mary’s this week. Please remember these special people in your prayers and pray for their families.

Monday 15th March: 10am: Requiem Mass for John Joseph Ryan RIP

Wednesday 17th March: 12pm Catholic Cremation for Regina Anastasia de Silva RIP

Friday 19th March: 10am: Requiem Mass for Edward Reeks RIP

Due to Covid regulations only those invited by the deceased’s family are allowed to attend, but all Requiem Masses will be streamed via with the family’s prior agreement.


A Special Streamed Mass to mark the first Anniversary of Lockdown on Tuesday 23rd March:

Fr Peter writes: “The 23rd of March will be the anniversary of the first lockdown and the instigation of rules limiting the number of people allowed to attend a funeral. At 7:30pm on Tuesday 23rd March, I will celebrate a streamed Mass remembering all those who have died in the past year and will pray for those who have been bereaved. If you have a loved one who has died since 23rd March 2020 and you want them remembered, please email or hand in their name to me at the presbytery.”

Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:


You can donate by credit or debit card via our Diocesan website:

If asked to add a reference, please use ‘Collection’.



If you would like to donate on a regular monthly basis, please consider setting up a standing order via your bank. Contact the parish office on 0208 883 4234 or finchleyeast@rcdow, to obtain a form.



You can arrange a bank transfer, either online or in person at the bank. Please instruct your bank to use the following as a reference:

Your surname and your initials, followed by the word “Collection”

e.g. Smith J. – Collection

St Mary’s bank account details are as follows:

Account Name: ​WRCDT – Finchley East

Sort Code:​​40-05-20

Account Number:​71265733




A Just Giving page has been set up for St. Mary’s. You can donate by going to the following link and clicking on “Make a donation”:



Cheques should be made out to “WRCDT – Finchley East” and can be posted to the parish office at: 279 High Road, East Finchley, N2 8HG

-or dropped through the presbytery letterbox with a note saying “Offertory Collection”


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