The Most Holy Trinity 04.06.2023
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 4th June
8.30 am Noreen McGlynn, Intns
10 am Sister Sheila Whelan, anniversary
12 pm Maria Pini and Lorenzo Pini, RIP
Mon 5th June St Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
10 am Requiem Mass for Anne Kennedy
Tues 6th June Feria
10am Barbara Rodrigues, RIP
Weds 7th June NO MASS
Thurs 8th June Feria
10 am Communion Service
Fri 9th June Feria
10 am Nancy O’Shaughnessy, RIP
Sat 10th June The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
5pm Bill Faughnan, anniversary
Saturday 10 am – 11am; 4.30pm – 5pm: Confessions and Exposition
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O’Boy, Christina Cahill, Eric Nicholas Darwent, Therese Kemp, John O’Shea, Rekha, Bina, Noel, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Karina McKiernan and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for: Madeleine Melling, Jenifer Danvers, Enrico Soracchi, Raymond Tissot, Sr Theresa, Antonio Ostacchini, Lilian Murphy, Martin Wyrazik, Rita Graham, Judith Agholor, Anne Kennedy, Alan Ferrett and Zsofia Benezur -Papp, whose anniversaries occur at this time or have died recently. May they Rest in Peace.
Anne Kennedy RIP
Anne was a long-standing parishioner who went into elderly care in Edgware. She died peacefully a few weeks ago. Anne’s requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s on Monday at 10am. Everyone who knew Anne is welcome. May she rest in peace.
Save the Date!
Celebrations to commemorate 70 years since the present church was opened and 125 years since the parish of St Mary’s was established will happen on Sunday 17th September. Please “save the date”. You are all invited!
Director of Education at St Mary’s
Do you have experience working in Christian education and youth work? Would you like to make a real difference, using your skills to support a parish community?
St Mary’s Director of Education post is a pivotal one within the parish. You will work closely alongside Fr Peter, to manage, develop, support and co-ordinate catechetical and sacramental programmes to facilitate growth in the spiritual and catechetical life of the parish. This is a paid part-time post of 15 hours a week. If you think you could be the next Director of Education in our parish, please visit: https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk/director-of-education-youth-work-east-finchley-parish/, where you will be able to apply directly. Also – have a chat with Fr Peter.
Congratulations to the St Mary’s Allotment Team:
Fr Peter writes: “If you go behind the church you will see an amazing allotment! Two weeks ago, the first produce was dug out – some radishes. Which were delicious. A big thank you to the wonderful allotment team. If you would like to be part of this green initiative, helping the environment and providing fresh food for the Foodbank, please fill out a “Time and Talent” survey and tick the allotment box!”
Next Weekend: First Holy Communions:
Just a reminder that next weekend parish children will be making their First Holy Communions. This will only affect the 10am and 12 noon Masses on Sunday. Let us keep these special children and their families in our prayers.
Refugee Week 19th - 25th June: Compassion
Monday June 19th is World Refugee Day, and kicks off Refugee Week. The theme for Refugee Week 2023 is Compassion. The Bishops Conference have just produced a new document called 'Love the Stranger'. If you would like more details of the document and Refugee Week please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Fr Peter.
The St Mary’s Time and Talents Survey 2023
Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to all those who volunteer within the parish. If you would like to volunteer or already do so, please complete the attached “Time & Talents Survey” and return to me as soon as possible.
St Mary’s is a thriving parish which relies on you. Everyone has a particular skill. Just take the Time, fill out the survey and share your Talent! The closing date to return your survey is Sunday 11th June.
Fr Peter writes:”Hopefully repairs to the Wall will begin this summer. I have accepted a quote and secured a team of builders. St Mary’s is now in a queue, waiting for the builders to finish two other projects. Wall repairs will involve the corner part of the embankment being dug out enabling the builders to “pin” the wall together. When they remove the earth I would like the builders to bury any broken Catholic religious statues or crucifixes that parishioners are hesitant about discarding. My intention is that the prayers rooted in these religious artifacts will hopefully protect the wall in the future. If you have any broken statues or crucfixes, please hand them in after a weekend Mass. However, they must not be made of plastic. Nor can the statues or crucifixes be “life size”….. for obvious reasons.
St Mary’s Men’s Group:
The “Men’s Group” met for the first time last Saturday. They had breakfast (cooked by Deacon Dom) and a good chat. Their next meeting is planned for Saturday 8th July at 9am, finishing at 11am. Breakfast will be served. Men of the parish are invited to attend – please let Fr Peter or Deacon Dom know if you would like to join.
Following the footsteps of the Saints
Called to action by our faith– Saturday 10th June
Tony Sheen, Community Participation Co Ordinator, CAFOD writes: You are invited to CAFOD’s International Office on Saturday 10th June for a short time exploring our faith, why we Campaign & how you can help. The morning will include guest speakers & a chance for discussion in workshops to explore activities such as Live Simply, Our unfair Food System and Liturgy resources. The morning will run from 10.30-1pm at CAFOD’s Office in Lambeth North SE1. For further information contact Tony email@example.com or booking please see https://cafod.org.uk/news/events or Eventbrite here.
St Michael's Catholic Grammar School - Open Evening for Secondary Transfer - Monday 26 June 2023
Parents and girls who are interested in taking the entrance tests for St Michael's Catholic Grammar School are invited to visit the school for a guided tour on Monday 26 June between 5pm and 7pm. Headteacher talks will be held at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm in The Chapel. They have 128 places in each year and are historically heavily oversubscribed with girls who meet the criteria of Catholic girls from a Practising Catholic family who have made their First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. Priority for up to 32 places is given to girls who are registered as Pupil Premium with their primary school. Full details of the Admissions Policy can be found on the School's website https://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk/home/admissions/.
The online application to apply to sit the entrance tests for entry in September 2024 is now available https://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk/home/admissions/admissions-2024-25/. The deadline for applications to be completed and Certificate of Catholic Practice provided to the School is 4pm on Tuesday 4th July 2023.
Day for Life: 18 June 2023
The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. In England and Wales, Day for Life is celebrated on the third Sunday of June each year. This year it falls on 18 June. For the first time, it will be celebrated in Scotland and Ireland on the same day. The theme is ‘Listen to Her’ and focuses on post-abortion trauma and the impact of abortion primarily on women, but also men and others.
Each year a message is released, usually by the Church’s Lead Bishop for Life Issues, offering a reflection on the year’s theme. The 2023 message is unique in that the bishops’ have given it over to a Catholic woman who has had an abortion to share her experiences. Often the voices of women who have had an abortion are silent in Church and in society. The hope is that this will help break this silence and offer further opportunities for healing and reconciliation.
For more details go to: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/day-for-life
“If you deny the Trinity you will lose your soul.
If you try and explain it you will lose your mind.”