6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 14th February 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 14th Feb
10 am - Chizoba Ikwueke (Int)
11.30 am - Michael & Margaret Kilroy (Int).
Mon 15th Feb - Feria
7pm - Yvonne Ikwueke, thanksgiving
Tues 16th Feb - NO MASS
Weds 17th Feb - ASH WEDNESDAY
10am - Raymond & Maureen Brennan (Int)
7pm - Joseph & Noelene Brennan (Int)
Thurs 18th Feb - Lent Feria
7pm - Roger Copeland RIP
Fri 19th Feb - Lent Feria
10 am - Ogbogu Famil Thanksgiving
Sat 20th Feb - 1st Sunday of Lent
5pm - Eileen O’Connor 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.
This week, let us particularly remember: Joan Evans, Becky Hynes, Mario Juca, Nicholas Pignataro, Jill Thrum,Rafael Guerrero, Wilfrido Mendoza, Bertha Tello, Francesca Kent, Joela Flugge, Patrick O’Halloran, Daniel Clifford, Daniel Falvey and John Joseph Ryan who have all died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael, Lilian Murphy, Mary, Edward Reeks 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.
Let us remember: Hands, Face, Space and Ventilation Winter Dress Code – come to Mass dressed as if it was an outside Mass. Hands Continue with effective hand hygiene; hand washing or sanitising facilities. Face Face coverings should be worn at all Masses to cover nose and mouth. Space 2 m remains the government guidance for social distancing; People who do not live together should maintain 2 m socially distanced from each other. Ventilation All windows and doors must remain open
Streamed Masses for this week:
Sunday, 10am Mass, Ash Wednesday 10am & 7pm Mass will be streamed for those shielding at home. You can access the streaming service via www.saintmarys.online
All Masses would benefit from some extra stewards - duties include welcoming and seating parishioners and helping to clean pews. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join the present gallant crew. ”
Fr Peter writes: As you know, due to parish financial pressures, the wonderful Holly has been furloughed. For now, there will be no children’s liturgies streamed on Sunday morning and all First Holy Communion and Confirmation enquiries must be directed to me.
Financial Support for St Mary’s
Ways to financially support St Mary’s during the pandemic are further down this newsletter
Your Lent Survival Kit:
Ash Wednesday: Mass will be celebrated at 10am and 7pm. Ashes will be sprinkled onto your hands when you arrive in church. For those preferring to stay home, the Cardinal has provided a simple liturgy which is available in church or ask Fr Peter to email you a copy.
Celebrity Priest Talks: Every Tuesday evening in Lent, beginning 23rd February, a different Celebrity Priest will lead St Mary’s in a reflection either via Zoom or the Streaming Service. Evening start times may vary depending on the priest’s celebrity schedule.
Some Lent reads….
For those who want a Daily Lent Reflection:
· “Oh God Why” by Gerard Hughes. A good classic read, reflections are based on the readings for the day at Mass.
For those who want to learn more about Prayer:
· “Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone” by James Martin SJ. At £16:99 it is an expensive investment, but it is a very helpful readable guide.
· “The Way of Ignatius: A Prayer Journey through Lent” by Gemma Simmonds. Another classic, she reflects on the teachings of St Ignatius and the life of Mary Ward.
For those who want to look beyond the Pandemic:
· “Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future” Pope Francis. I am in the middle of reading this now. So far it is realistic and encouraging.
A Lent Book for Families:
· “At Home in Lent: An exploration of Lent through 46 objects” by Giles Gordon.
You might find this a challenge – short piffy reflections. Very creative.
Available from 1st March:
· “Inside the Hospice” by Fr Peter–Michael Scott. 37 short and simple reflections. At £7:99, all profits go to St Joseph’s Hospice. Available to order from https://www.stpauls.org.uk/inside-the-hospice-fr-peter-michael-scott.html
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
Sort Code: 40-05-20
Account Number: 71265733
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”