Fourth Sunday of Easter (Year B) 25th April 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 25th April Fourth Sunday of Easter
8.30 am Holy Souls
10 am Eddie Caddle RIP
11.30 am Liam McCaffrey, RIP
Mon 26th Apr Easter Feria
7 pm Sharron Byrne
Tues 27th Apr Easter Feria
10 am Requiem Mass for Pat O’Shea RIP
Weds 28th Apr
Thurs 29th Apr St Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor
7 pm Tom and Lucia McGrath, intentions
Fri 30th Apr Easter Feria
10 am Annie Joyce, intentions
Sat 1st May 5th Sunday of Easter
5 pm John Theocharides, 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.
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer,Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.
We also pray for 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 our prayers for all healthcare professionals, care home workers, those working in the community and all those with the coronavirus.
Martin Brennan RIP
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Martin Brennan, Martin was well known at St Mary’s and our prayers and thoughts go out to May Brennan, the family and all those who knew him. May he rest in peace.
Uncertain about returning to Church?
St Mary’s is ventilated with copious amounts of alcohol gel and is regularly cleaned. If worried about numbers attending, a quiet Mass is Monday at 7pm…… and every day is still a Sunday!
We welcome Aidan into our Catholic Community of St Mary’s. Aidan was baptised yesterday!
First Communion 2021
Please check your inboxes or spam boxes for information about this years Holy Communion Preparation classes. These begin this weekend for those children who registered last Autumn. Contact Holly for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.saintmarys.online
Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, via live-stream from Westminster Cathedral, on Saturday 15th May 2021 at 3.00pm
Due to restrictions, it will not be possible to attend this Mass in person at Westminster Cathedral. However, the Cardinal will be celebrating a live-streamed Mass for all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2021. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number if no email to Yvonne Merola in the Parish Office by 30thApril 2021 and these details will be sent to those organizing this celebration. An Order of Service can be downloaded from the Cathedral website before the event – www.westminstercathedral.org.uk
Small Hall Bookings
The small hall in the parish centre is now available for hire for commercial bookings and cost £30.00 per hour with a minimum of a two hour booking. Regular weekly bookings (e.g. for a slimming club or fitness group) will be given a negotiable discount. With regards to private hires, these will be able to resume at a date established by government guidelines. Costs for private hires such as childrens’ parties and funeral receptions will be £120.00 (apologies for typing error in last weekend’s newsletter) for a minimum slot of 4 hours (which includes setting up and cleaning after the event) and then £30.00 for every hour after that. Please direct all enquiries to Yvonne Merola at the parish office for further information.
St Mary’s Roadmap to Pentecost:
Fr Peter writes: “St Mary’s has its own Roadmap to ease us out of Lockdown….
1. Sunday 8:30am Mass has been re- introduced for 1st Holy Communion families. Classes begin after Mass.
2. From now until Pentecost (weekend of 23rd May) myself or Holly will zoom or meet with 7 groups within the parish as we reform St Mary’s ready for June and the final thawing of lockdown restrictions. The groups are: the SVP, Parish Council, the Incensed Group, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Musicians. Seven groups to represent the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit…. imparted at Pentecost.
3. The Stations of the Cross will now change to the “Stations of the Resurrection” and before Pentecost they will become “Stations of the Holy Spirit”
4. We will attempt to celebrate Pentecost in true St Mary’s style with something special using the small hall and the terraced gardens. More details to follow”
This Weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday:
Let us keep in our prayers those discerning a vocation to priesthood and remember in our prayers those from this parish who are serving the diocese: Fr Robert Plourde, Fr Mehal Lowry and Fr Michael O’Boy.
Priest Training Fund
This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday and our second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 42 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 18 of whom are for our own Diocese, and two of these are studying in Rome. Last year two men who studied at Allen Hall and one who studied in Rome were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. The fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation leaflet, plenty are still available in the church. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations.
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”
BY WEEKLY NUMBERED ENVELOPES:
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.