Easter Sunday of the Resurrection (Year B) 4th April 2021


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS


Sun 4th April - Easter Sunday

10 am​​​ - People of the Parish​​

11.30 am​ - Gusty McElhone, RIP

Mon 5th Apr​il - Monday within the Octave of Easter

10 am​​​ - Denis Rooney, RIP​​

Tues 6th Apr​​il - Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

10 am​​​ - George Alagiah, intentions

Weds 7th April - NO MASS

Thurs 8th Apr​​il - Thursday within the Octave of Easter

7 pm​​​ - Bernie McAndrew, RIP

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Fri 9th April - Friday within the Octave of Easter

10 am​ - Paddy Conroy, RIP

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Sat 10th Apr​il - Saturday within the Octave of Easter

5 pm - David Scott, anniversary

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

Mass on Bank Holiday Monday – 5th April 2021

Please note that the Mass on Bank Holiday Monday (5th April 2021) will not be at 7 pm but will be celebrated at 10 am.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Martin Brennan, Father Robert Plourde 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.

Streamed Masses for this week:

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

Finance:

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.

Outdoor Stations:

Fr Peter writes: “Our outdoor Stations of the Cross are now available for two more weeks. The First and Second Stations are situated near my front door, the third is in my garden, and you will be able to follow the others outside the hall and the church until you come to the beautiful Crucifix in the car park. I want to thank Holly and Jim for their wonderful work designing and constructing the Stations.”

Offertory Collections at Easter Day:

The offertory collection on Easter Day goes towards the salary of the Parish Priest – Many Thanks.

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Bow LaneNursery Applications

Our Lady of Lourdes School in Bow Lane is still accepting applications for Nursery for the Academic Year starting September 2021.This is for children born between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019. Please contact the office or visit the school website for an application pack.The school also has spaces in other year groups so please do contact the office if you wish to apply.

First Communion 2021

Please check your inboxes or spam boxes for information about this years Holy Communion Preparation classes. These will begin after Easter for those children who registered last Autumn. Contact Holly for more information finchleyeastcat@rcdow.org.uk


Foodbank:

Fr Peter writes: “You might have noticed Finchley Foodbank has been sharing the headlines alongside the Cardinal on the Westminster diocesan website https://rcdow.org.uk do take a look before another news story comes along. Also – the Foodbank is very grateful for all recent donations and our number one requirement now is UHT milk”.

Michael Carter:

Fr Peter writes: “Michael has been the organist at the Sunday 12noon Mass for a number of years. Sadly he has resigned his appointment and taken up an organist job much closer to his home on the south coast. I know, like me, many of you will miss Michael’s reverential playing during Sunday’s mid-day Mass – we wish him every good fortune and thanks. Unfortunately, due to our financial predicament St Mary’s is not in a position to replace Michael. However, as Holy week has proved we do have wonderful skilled musicians amongst the parish, so I am sure we will be able to continue to provide liturgical music when lockdown measures end”.

Inside the Hospice:

Fr Peter writes: “Due to Easter and fewer notices in the newsletter I am taking the opportunity to advertise my latest book “Inside the Hospice” which was published last month. This simple small book records 37 encounters or experiences I had while working at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. It is priced at £7:95 and is available from St Paul’s Publications (and every good Catholic bookshop – once lockdown ends). It is too light to use as a doorstop, but ideal to put under the leg of a table if it is wobbly…. ….however more importantly – all profits go to St Joseph’s Hospice.

This week:

Fr Peter writes: “Talking about wobbly legs, this week I am going to put my feet up and catch up on eatingEaster Eggs. I will be around and doing some home visits, I will be looking at emails but might defer non-urgent matters until next week.”

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