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5th Sunday of Easter – 15th May 2022


Sun 15th May

8.30 am​​ -Gino Tomei, RIP ​​

11 am​ -People of the Parish

Mon 16th May​- Easter Feria

10 am - Sister Sheila Whelan, 5th anniversary


Tues 17th May​ - Easter Feria

10 am - Susan Wren, RIP

Weds 18th May


Thurs 19th May- Easter Feria

10am - Adua Antoniades


Fri 20th May- Easter Feria

10 am​ - Holy Souls

Sat 21st May​ - 6th Sunday of Easter

5 pm​​​ - Eddie O’Neill, RIP

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

Your Prayers:

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, Hugh Daniel Doherty, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly, Josephine Okuyiga and Erlinda McAviney who anniversaries occur at this time or have diedrecently. May they Rest in Peace.

Erlinda McAviney RIP

The Funeral of the late Erlinda McAviney will be on Thursday 18th Mary at 12.00 at Marylebone Crematorium.May she rest in peace.

This Weekend Mass times:

The Mass schedule for this weekend will be Saturday 5pm, Sunday 8:30am and 11am.

We all have our Foundation Stones:

Fr Peter writes: “We all have individuals who have helped us with the building blocks of our faith, perhaps they are our parents, teachers or friends. As we celebrate 70 years since the blessing of St Mary’s foundation stone, let us bring the names of those who have helped us to our special 11am Mass on Sunday. Carry their names in your pockets or purses and pray for them after receiving Holy Communion. It will be a lovely way to honourthem and to give thanks to God for their example and inspirartion.”


The offertory collection for week ending 8th May was £1054.72. Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.

Thank you for your generosity to the Priest Training Fund. Last weekend you raised

£ 794.92…..which is wonderful!

This Sunday’s Celebrations:

A reminder that this Sunday’s special 70th Celebration Mass will be at 11am. There will be no 10am or 12 noon Mass.

Lectio Divina:

The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom resumed last 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”.

Altar Servers – “Ahoy there me Hearties!”

Past and present altar servers are invited to an “adventure afternoon” on Sunday 26th June. Please keep the date. There will be more details and a sign up sheet over the next few weekends. The adventure will be on the high seas and Fr Peter might have to walk the plank.

“Mensa Christi” at St Mary’s:

Fr Peter: “As promised, beginning in June, there will be a chance to gather together to learn about, deepen and discuss our faith and what it means to be a Catholic. We will do this with food! Hence “Mensa Christi” – the table of the Lord. There might be something you have always wanted to ask, but there has never been the right time or place to do so. This now is your chance! The first talk and discussion will include a tour of St Mary’s church with an opportunity to look closer at features common to all Catholic churches. Have you ever wanted to turn the red light on above the confessional? Look closer at the altar? Discover the relics of Edward the Confessor. Ask about the origins of the priests vestments. The tour of St Mary’s followed by food and more discussion will happen at 7:15pm on Tuesday 7th June. To help us cater, either email put your name on the sign up sheet in the porch.

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.

Finchley Foodbank:

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.

The Permanent Diaconate:

The Permanent Deacon is a man who serves the Church through ministry of Word, Altar and Charity, under the direction of the Bishop and Priest. For men who may be interested in learning more about the Permanent Diaconate, they are invited to a 'Come & See' Morning on Saturday 21st May, 10am - 12noon at Church of The Guardian Angels, 377 Mile End Road, E3 4QS. For further information please contact Deacon Adrian Cullen or 07961 594725

So what was happening in the Catholic World of the 1950’s when St Mary’s was being built….

….the Tomb of Saint Peter was identified by archeologists underneath Saint Peter Basilica in Rome, the Assumption of Mary was defined as dogma by Pope Pius XII, Maria Goretti and Pope Pius X were canonised, Manilla Cathedral in the Phillipines was completed and Fr More -O’Farrall replaced Fr Joyce as Parish Priest of St Mary’s.


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