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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Year B) 6th June 2021


Sun 6th June

8.30 am - Cait Moran, RIP

10 am - Massimo Valeri, RIP

11.30 am - Michael and Julie Baylon, intentions

Mon 7th June - Feria

7 pm - Holy Souls

Tues 8th June - Feria

10 am - Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP

Weds 9th June


Thurs 10th June - Feria

7 pm - Carmel Doyle, RIP

Fri 11th June - The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

10 am - Sister Nuala McGinley, RIP

Sat 12th June - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm - Dave Lenihan, 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.

We Welcome:

We welcome George and Daniel into our Catholic Community of St Mary’s. George and Daniel were baptised yesterday!


Congratulations to Hanif and Claire who were married at St Mary’s last Saturday.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time. We also pray for Fr Edward Ndahinda, John Skehan, Thomas O’Connor, Antony Fernando, Margarita de Vega, Frances Barry, Martin Brennan, Pat O’Shea, Victoria Adedoyin, Maurilio Vargas Panduro, Geny Vargas Panduro and Helen Vargas Panduro who have all died recently. May they Rest in Peace. We remember their families and all those bereaved. We continue to pray for those in India & Peru and others around the world battling the coronavirus.

John Skehan RIP:

John’s Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s next Tuesday (15th June) at 10am. Under Covid regulations we can accommodate 60 people in the church. The Mass will also be streamed. Let us keep Kieran and other members of John’s family in our prayers.

Offertory Collection

Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection is as follows: week ending Sunday 30th May 2021 - £713.91 All contributions are greatly received, and I am very grateful for your continued support at this difficult time. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Details are on the back of the newsletter.

Streamed Masses for this week:

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

Some Lockdown News:

As of last month 30 guests are now allowed at Baptisms and Weddings. St Mary’s is also permitted to allow 60 people to attend a funeral in church (in keeping with our covid social distancing capacity). After June 21st, all Masses at St Mary’s will return to their pre-pandemic times.

Fr Edward [Eddie] Ndahinda RIP

Jean from the SVP writes: “Fr Eddie a Missionary of Africa will be remembered by many in St Mary’s from the 1990s when he was a seminarian in Totteridge. His beaming smiles lit up any room he was in. He undertook his pastoral experience in the parish, with St Mary’s team at Muswell Hill soup kitchen and in Pentonville prison. During the last few months Eddie was caught up in the internal war in Tigray province, Ethiopia and was isolated caring for 25 displaced children cut off from all external communication. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday and was buried on Thursday. In recent years he was well known by several parishioners who regularly worked and visited with him. There will be a special Mass for him at St Mary’s on Thursday 1st July. May he rest in Peace.”


Fr Peter writes: “Confessions return to Saturday at 4:30pm (before Mass) and 5:30pm (after Mass).”

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will now be every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5pm.

The Wall:

Fr Peter writes: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the renovation of the wall has had to be postponed while surveyors take another look at the weight of earth and soil separating the car park and the High Road. The inspection will also clarify if the agreed method of repair is the only solution to strengthen the wall. I know you have so much to pray for, but I would appreciate if you could keep me, the surveyors and the wall in your prayers. Sadly, the last few weeks have revealed that this project is not as straightforward as it looks.”

Our Award Winners!

Fr Peter writes: “It will come as no surprise that Anna Maughan & Maureen Stell won the ‘Caritas Parish Social Outreach Award’ on Wednesday for their oversight and work at Finchley Foodbank. The award is not only recognition of their wonderful volunteering but also the commitment and effort shown by the parish and the neighbourhood. The award is also a tremendous achievement as they were joined in their category by some amazing volunteers in other parts of the diocese. I will present them with their special certificates at Sunday’s 10am Mass and there might even be a chance to celebrate with them afterwards over a cup of coffee outside the parish centre.”

Have you a room to rent?

A female parishioner writes: “I am looking for short-ish term rental as hope to be able to buy my own place in the not too distant future. I have been living in a large semi-furnished room in East Finchley for the past 3.5 years but this is drawing to a close. Either East Finchley or Muswell Hill would suit as long as the room is big enough to hold some of my furniture. I have an electric car so parking is also important.” For contact details email or ring the parish office.

Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:


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 donate by credit or debit card via our Diocesan website:

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



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

Bank: HSBC



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”



Many of you already contribute via the weekly numbered envelopes system. If you would like to contribute this way, and are not already doing so, please let the office know and we can arrange for you to receive a boxed set of envelopes with your own allocated number.


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