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Third Sunday of Easter (Year B) 18th April 2021


Sun 18th April - 3rd Sunday of Easter

8.45 am​​​- Holy Souls

10 am​​​ - John and Carmel Bates, RIP​​

11.30 am​ - John McCole, RIP

Mon 19th Apr​il - St Alphege, Bishop and Martyr

7 pm​​​ - Margaret Mary O’Donnell, RIP​​

Tues 20th Apr​​il - Easter Feria

10 am​​​ - Sharron Byrne, RIP

Weds 21st Apr​il - NO MASS

Thurs 22nd April - ​​Easter Feria

7 pm​​​ - Basilia D’Sa, RIP


Fri 23rd April - St George, Martyr, Patron of England

10 am​ - Eileen Scott, RIP, anniversary

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Sat 24th Apr​il - 4th Sunday of Easter

5 pm ​- Peggy Cresswell, 1st 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: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Arthur Palmer, Martin Brennan,Karina McKiernanFather Robert Plourde and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.

We also pray for HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, Pat O’Shea, Victoria Adedoyin, Maurilio Vargas Panduro, GenyVargas 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.

We Welcome:

We welcome toddler Luca into our Catholic Community of St Mary’s. Luca was baptised yesterday!

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Bow LaneNursery Applications

Our Lady of Lourdes School in Bow Lane is still accepting applications for Nursery for the Academic Year starting September 2021.This is for children born between 1st April 2018 and 31st March 2019. Please contact the office or visit the school website for an application pack.The school also has spaces in other year groups so please do contact the office if you wish to apply.

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

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

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 –

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 £150.00 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 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. Starting this weekend we shall pray the Gloria and Creed at all weekend Masses.

2. Sunday 8:30am Mass will be re- introduced for 1st Holy Communion families from next weekend. This Sunday it will begin at 8:45am. Classes begin after the 8:30am Mass.

3. 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.

4. The Stations of the Cross will soon change to the “Stations of the Resurrection” and before Pentecost they will become “Stations of the Holy Spirit”

5. 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”

Priest Training Fund

Next Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place next weekend. 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 men are studying in Rome, also for our Diocese. Last year two men who studied at Allen Hall and one who studied in Rome ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets are available as you leave the church. Please take one home, read the information, and bring it back next weekend with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at

Ways to financially support St. Mary’s:


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

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



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 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




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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