5th Sunday of Lent (Year B) 21st March 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 21st March- 5th Sunday of Lent
10 am - Marie Bloom, 1st anniversary
11.30 am - George Fernandes, RIP
Mon 22nd March- Lent Feria
7pm - Frank Pini, RIP
Tues 23rd March- Lent Feria
10 am - Jeremiah Whooley, 40th anniversary
7 pm - Lockdown Anniversary Mass – STREAMED ONLY.
Weds 24th March- NO MASS
Thurs 25th Marc— The Annunciation of the Lord
10 am - Requiem Mass for Giuseppe Nicastro
7pmNorah Delaney, intentions
Fri 26th March- Lent Feria
10 am - Maria Luis and family, intentions
Sat 27th March- Palm Sunday Vigil (Booking required)
5pm Conal Byrne, intentions
Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, today especially for the frail elderly and for those who work as carers.
A Special Streamed Mass to mark the first Anniversary of Lockdown on Tuesday 23rd March:
Fr Peter writes: “This Tuesday will be the anniversary of the first lockdown and the instigation of rules limiting the number of people allowed attending a funeral. At 7:30pm on Tuesday, 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 youhave 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 before Tuesday.”
Streamed Masses for this week:
Sunday, 10am Mass, Tuesday 7:30pm Mass and Thursday 10am Mass will be streamed for those shielding at home. You can access the streaming service via www.saintmarys.online
Holly and her assistants will stream Children’s liturgy this Sunday at 9am via www.saintmarys.online
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 underobligation to help, only those who might be able to increase their donations. Many many thanks.
Please remember that on Sunday 28th March (next Sunday) at 1 am, the clocks will go forward one hour. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks!
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer 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.
We also keep in our prayers the family of Giuseppe Nicastro whose Requiem Mass will be on Thursday at 10am at St Mary’s.
Our Celebrity Priests: A big thank you to Fr’s Terry, Tony, Mehal & Michael.
Holy Week at St Mary’s
Palm Sunday (advance booking required)
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 10am-11am, 2pm -3pm, 6pm-7pm.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8pm (advanced booking required)
Good Friday: 2nd April:
Family Stations of the Cross at 11am
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ at 3pm (advanced booking required)
Prayer around the Cross at 7:30pm
Holy Saturday: The Easter Vigil at 8pm (advanced booking required)
Seats to attend Masses on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, the Passion on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter Day will need to be booked. Please refer to the Easter Services leaflet or the Parish website.
Fr Peter: “As of this Friday (hopefully) you will be able to pray our “Open Air Stations of the Cross” following 14 crosses which will be placed around the outside of the church. I say “hopefully” because we have never attempted this before and Holly, Jim and I are going into production on Monday. The Stations of the Cross is one of my favourite meditations. We can see it either as a journey or a pilgrimage with our own personal crosses or simply accompanying Jesus as He carries His cross. Either way, it is always a profound and essential quality of Lent & Holy Week.”
Diocesan Covid-19 Vaccination Confidence Event:
With the support of Local Authorities Westminster Diocese is hosting a webinar on Saturday 27th March 2021 10am-11.30am to encourage confidence in COVID-19 vaccination among all our communities. There is concern that BAME communities are less likely than White-British ethnic groups to accept vaccination. A group of Catholic clergy from BAME communities and medical professionals will share information on health and wellbeing in the context of COVID-19 and vaccines. All are welcome. You do not have to register to attend. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92895192155 Meeting ID: 928 9519 2155 Password: 844612
Or join by phone Tel: 0208 080 6591 (and use the meeting ID and passcode above)
Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:
BY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD:
You can donate by credit or debit card via our Diocesan website: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/finchleyeast/donate/
If asked to add a reference, please use ‘Collection’.
BY STANDING ORDER:
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,org.uk to obtain a form.
BY BANK TRANSFER:
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
BY THE ‘JUST GIVING PAGE’:
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”