Palm Sunday (Year B) 28th March 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 28th March - Palm Sunday
10 am - Mairead Murphy, RIP
11.30 am - Gusty McElhone, RIP
Mon 29th March - Monday of Holy Week
7pm - Sylvia Barnachea and family, thanksgiving
Tues 30th March - Tuesday of Holy Week
10 am - Maura Rowland McNamara, RIP
Weds 31st March
Thurs 1st April - Holy Thursday – The Lord’s Supper
8 pm - Mary Giblin, anniversary
Fri 2nd April - The Celebration of the Passion of The Lord
11am - Family Stations of the Cross
3 pm - Passion of The Lord
7.30 pm - Prayer around the Cross
Sat 3rd April - The Easter Vigil
8 pm - Mary Giblin, 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.
Holy Thursday: 1st April
Reconciliation (confession) available in church 10am-11am, 2pm -3pm, 6pm-7pm.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 8pm – also streamed.
Good Friday: 2nd April:
Family Stations of the Cross at 11am
The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ at 3pm – also streamed.
Prayer around the Cross at 7:30pm
Holy Saturday – 3rd April: The Easter Vigil at 8pm – also streamed
Easter Sunday – 4th April
Mass at 10 am and 11.30 am
Seats to attend Holy Thursday, the Passion on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil and Easter DayMasses will need to be booked. Please refer to the Easter Services leaflet, the Parish website or follow this link: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/finchleyeast/events/
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Michael Medford, 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:
Palm Sunday 10am Mass, Holy Thursday Mass at 8pm, Good Friday at 3pm and the Easter Vigil at 8pm 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 Palm 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 at 1 am, the clocks will go forward one hour. Don’t forget to adjust your clocks!
Fr Peter writes: “Our outdoor Stations of the Cross are now available for you to use. 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. During the week I will add some pictures to help children pray the stations with their families. I want to thank Holly and Jim for their wonderful work designing and constructing the Stations.”
For Good Friday at 3pm you are asked to bring a crucifix to church - one that you have at home is ideal. Those watching the Good Friday service via the streaming service are also requested to have a crucifix with them. By kissing the crucifix we bring from home, we can still venerate the cross on Good Friday without breaking any Covid regulations.
Offertory Collections at the Easter Vigil & Day:
The offertory collection at the Easter Vigil and on Easter Day go towards the salary of the Parish Priest – Many Thanks.