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Pentecost Sunday – 05.06.2022


Sun 5th June

8.30 am- Eamonn and Angela Doherty, intentions

10 am- Chris and Rose Ogbechie & family, intentions

12 noon- People of the Parish

Mon 6th June- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

10 am- Sister Felicity, RIP

Tues 7th June- Feria

10 am- Patrick Lohan, RIP

Weds 8th June


Thurs 9th June- Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest

10am- Francisco Jose Maria, RIP

Fri 10th June- Feria

10 am- Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP

Sat 11th June- The Most Holy Trinity

5 pm- Bill Faughnan, anniversary

10am – 11am; 4:30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, Frank Kilbride, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Karina McKiernan, Izabela Lissowska and Florida Regina Karawgodage – all unwell at this time.

We also pray for: Gino Tomei, James Meally, Hugh Daniel Doherty, Peter Sartori, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo–Buckland, Elizabeth O’Sullivan, Christine Pavlou, Tom Lohan, Siobhan Lynch, Dennis Lennane, Susan Wren, Geraldine Day, Catherine Kelly, Josephine Okuyiga, Erlinda McAviney, Betty Murray, William Comey and Jane Ikwueke whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.

Jane Ikwueke RIP

Jane died peacefully last week. She was a great supporter of St Mary’s. Her Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s on Friday 24th June at 12 noon. May she rest in peace.


The offertory collection for week ending 29th May was £689.10 . Many thanks. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s.

Lectio Divina:

The St Mary’s “Lectio Divina” zoom has resumed on Mondays from 7:30pm – 8:30pm. Please email Fr Peter if you want to be part of the “Lectio Zoom Team”.

Communications Sunday:

This Sunday there will be second collection for Communications Sunday. This money goes towards the work of the Bishop’s Conference to inform about the latest intiatives of the Catholic church in its support and care of the vulnerable and its promotion of Catholic values.

“Mensa Christi” at St Mary’s:

Fr Peter: “As promised, beginning on Tuesday, there will be a chance to gather together to learn about, deepen and discuss our faith and what it means to be a Catholic. We will do this with food! Hence “Mensa Christi” – the table of the Lord. There might be something you have always wanted to ask, but there has never been the right time or place to do so. This now is your chance! The first talk and discussion will include a tour of St Mary’s church with an opportunity to look closer at features common to all Catholic churches. Have you ever wanted to turn the red light on above the confessional? Look closer at the altar? Discover the relics of Edward the Confessor. Ask about the origins of the priests vestments. The tour of St Mary’s followed by food and more discussion will happen at 7:15pm on Tuesday. To help us cater, either email or put your name on the sign up sheet in the porch.

Save The Date – “Let Us Dream – the Sequel”

Fr Peter writes: “Last year we enjoyed three different presentations inspired by Pope Francis and his book “Let Us Dream”. This year there will be another three talks seeking to help us think and pray about the church of the future. Please save the evenings of Tuesday 19th July, Wednesady 20th July and Thursday 21st July to “Let Us Dream”.

Altar Servers – “Ahoy there me Hearties!”

Past and present altar servers are invited to an “adventure afternoon” on Sunday 26th June. Please keep the date. There will be more details and a sign up sheet over the next few weekends. The adventure will be on the high seas and Fr Peter might have to walk the plank.

Finchley Foodbank and the Parish Centre:

Fr Peter writes: First of all I want to thank everybody who has continued to support the foodbank during and since the pandemic. Your contributions of food and donations of money have been invaluable. The foodbank, on average, supports 400 clients every Saturday. This number often peaks to 450 during school holidays.

For those who need this assistance, we remain committed to ensure food is available every Saturday.

Secondly, as Chair of the Foodbank, I want to thank this marvellous parish for lending the large hall in the parish centre to help this important provision. Along with community partners it shows the wonderful pastoral outreach of this generous church. Over the next few months the Foodbank is going to attempt to change some of its procedures and this will hopefully mean that St Mary’s will regain use of the large hall. Understandably this will take some re-organisation.

Finally, the Foodbank is hosting a stand at the Finchley Festival in Cherry Tree Woods on 19th June. It would be great to see parishioners visit the stall. Once again, thank you for your continued support.”

With Thanks from the family of James Meally, RIP

The family of James Meally would like to thank all those who prayed for and had Masses said for him. They are very grateful for the support shown to them during this difficult time.

The Senior Citizens Lunch:

Fr Peter writes: “It was great to see so many people enjoy last Sunday’s senior citizens lunch hosted by the parish SVP group at Our Lady of Lourdes School. It was a feast of food, a delight of company and a multitude of happiness as the dancing got underway! Grateful thanks to Jean, Nicola, Joan, Fintan and Michael and their wonderful team of helpers. A special thanks to Billy Faughnan and Michael O'Hare for the music!!!

Come, O Holy Spirit.

Come as Holy Fire and burn in us,

come as Holy Wind and cleanse us within,

come as Holy Light and lead us in the darkness,

come as Holy Truth and dispel our ignorance,

come as Holy Power and enable our weakness,

come as Holy Life and dwell in us.

Convict us, convert us, consecrate us,

until we are set free from the service of ourselves,

to be your servants to the world.



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