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The Most Holy Trinity (Year B) 30th May 2021


Sun 30th May - The Most Holy Trinity

8.30 am - Holy Souls

10 am - People of the Parish

11.30 am - Sister Sheila, RIP

Mon 31st May - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10 am - Chris Mullarkey, RIP

Tues 1st June - St Justin, Martyr

10 am - Nora Whooley, 24th anniversary

Weds 2nd June

10 am - Requiem Mass for Thomas O’Connor RIP

Thurs 3rd June - St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyr

7 pm - Cait Moran, RIP

Fri 4th June - Feria

10 am - Denis Meehan, RIP

Sat 5th June - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

5 pm - Bill Faughnan, 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.

Your Prayers:

Let us keep in our prayers: Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.

We also pray for John Skehan, Thomas O’Connor, Antony Fernando, Peggy O Donnell, Margarita de Vega, Frances Barry, 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 to pray for those in India and others around the world battling the coronavirus.

Bank Holiday Monday – 31st May 2021

Bank Holiday Monday’s Mass will be celebrated at 10 am…….not 7pm.

Offertory Collection

Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection is as follows: week ending Sunday 23rd May 2021 - £ 625.74 Parish Offertory by Bank Transfer for April 2021: £335.00. Apologies as this was not included in last week’s newsletter.

All contributions are greatly received, and I am very grateful for your continued support at this difficult time. Please do not forget, that arranging a standing order is the easiest way to support St Mary’s. Details are on the back of the newsletter.

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

Thomas O’Connor RIP

Thomas O Connor’s Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Mary’s on Wednesday 2nd June at 10am. Due to Covid regulations only Thomas’s family and friends will be in attendance. Let us keep Thomas and his family in our prayers.

Some Lockdown News:

As of last week 30 guests are now allowed at Baptisms and Weddings. St Mary’s is also permitted to allow 60 people to attend a funeral in church (in keeping with our covid social distancing capacity). After June 21st, all Masses at St Mary’s will return to their pre-pandemic times.

Still uncertain about returning to Church?

Fr Peter writes: “As vaccines roll out you might feel this is the right time to return to St Mary’s for Mass. Do not worry if you are anxious your children will make a noise. I have asbestos ears and I am never distracted by children having a charismatic moment. More importantly, St Mary’s is your home, and I would be delighted to see you and please remember God just wants to feed you. The 8:30am Mass on Sunday has a few spaces spare as does the 11:30am, so come along and let God listen to your burdens and nourish you with grace and strength.”

RCIA at St Mary’s

Are you or someone you know curious about what is involved in becoming a Catholic? Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church? Were you baptised but never confirmed and now feel you would like to complete your formation? St Mary’s will shortly be re-starting the RCIA group and you would be very welcome to join us. For more information please contact Holly


Fr Peter writes: “Confessions return to Saturday at 4:30pm (before Mass) and 5:30pm (after Mass).”

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will now be every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5pm.

The Missalettes:

The paper Sunday Missalettes with readings and responses have returned and are available next to the offertory basket as you come into church. Only take a copy if you are going to take it home. Please do not leave behind the copy you have used in church.

Fr Mehall Lowry:

Fr Peter writes: “Some excellent joyful news! Fr Mehall is to be made a Canon by Cardinal Nicholls. Fr Mehall was ordained at St Mary’s in 1991 and is parish priest of St Monica’s in Palmers Green. Canon’s act as advisors to the Cardinal. More details to follow.

Some more excellent news…

Fr Peter writes: “Anna Maughan & Maureen Stell who diligently manage, organise and volunteer at Finchley Foodbank have been nominated for a Westminster Diocese Caritas Award. Their nomination is for “Parish Social Outreach”. They will join other nominees for a champagne zoom (!!!) on Wednesday to find out if they have won. However….to be nominated is a major achievement in itself.”

Something is missing?

Fr Peter writes: As you come into church you will notice that the two black noticeboards are missing from the entrance steps. These were letting in rain water and condensation. They have been replaced with a new board beneath one of the entrance lanterns.

“My past to your mercy, my present to your love and my future to your providence.”

St Padre Pio

Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:


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, to obtain a form.



You can donate by credit or debit card via our Diocesan website:

If asked to add a reference, please use ‘Collection’.



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

Sort Code: 40-05-20

Account Number: 71265733

Bank: HSBC



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”



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.


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