Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 5th September 2021


MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS

Sun 5th Sept

8.30 amJosefa Van-Dunem, RIP

10 amLaurence Fallon, RIP

12 noonVicky Adedoyin, RIP

Mon 6th SeptFeria

10 amSister Avis Baldwin

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Tues 7th SeptFeria

10 amMarie Drury, RIP

Weds 8th Sept

NO MASS

Thurs 9th Sept​​Feria

12:30pm- Funeral Mass for Marianna Constantinou RIP

7 pmNicholas and Sabena Britto

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Fri 10th SeptFeria

10 amJeanne Walshe, RIP

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Sat 11th Sept​​24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

5 pm ​​​Angela and Eamonn Doherty, intentions

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: Kathleen Lancaster, Denis Leenane, John O'Shea, Rekha, Bina, Gale Yates, Jose Luis Pérez, Alice, Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, Karina McKiernan Father Robert Plourde and Izabela Lissowska – all unwell at this time. We also pray for Danusia Szczepanik, Baby Boley, Susie Owens, Camilla Canepa, Fr Edward Ndahinda, John Skehan, Antony Fernando, Margarita de Vega, Frances Barry, Martin Brennan, Pat O’Shea, Victoria Adedoyin, Maurilio Vargas Panduro, Geny Vargas Panduro Helen Vargas Panduro, ArthurPalmer, Noel Ryan, Donato Merola, Aurora Lobo - Buckland, Larry Tuohy and Monica Thomson who have all died recently. May they Rest in Peace. We remember their families and all those bereaved. We continue to pray for those around the world battling the coronavirus.

Monica Thomson RIP

Monica’s Requiem Mass will be at 12noon on Monday 20th September at St Mary’s. All family and friends are welcome to attend. May she rest in peace.

Larry Tuohy RIP.

Larry’s funeral will take place at St Peter & St Paul’s Catholic Church (Camborne Avenue, Northfields) on Tuesday 14th September at 10:30am. Larry will then be buried at St Pancras cemetery at 1pm. All are welcometo attend. Let us keep Larry and his family in our prayers.

An additional time for Confessions & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

From Saturday 25th September Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Confessions will be available on Saturday’s from 10-11am and 4:30pm to 5pm: an ideal chance to spend time with Jesus and gain forgiveness.With the help of an electric fan, the confessional will be available.

Parish “In Council”:

Fr Peter writes: “As we emerge from the pandemic we have a chance to rebuild our parish. A “parish in council” is a single meeting open to all parishioners where you can ask questions and suggest ideas about future activities, formation classes or meetings that you would like to see happen at St Mary’s. The caveat is “please get involved.” It is not an opportunity to be unduly critical, but constructive – a good “building” term! The date for our “Parish In Council” is Tuesday 14th September at 7pm.”

Offertory Collection

Fr Peter writes: “The offertory collection in church for week ending 29th Aug was- £707.44.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.

Finchley Catholic High School Secondary Transfer Evening

Open evening for Finchley Catholic: Tuesday 14th September 2021 5.30-8.30 pm. Guided tours are available from 6-8 pm. Headteacher’s talk at 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm (Admission by ticket only, available on the night). Open mornings: Wednesday 29th September and Tuesday 5th October – by appointment only. For further information, please visit www.finchleycatholic.org.uk.

The Repository:

The Repository (selling Candles, Mass Cards, Holy Water Bottles etc) is now open after all Sunday Masses. Please be patient if we cannot serve you immediately – but we will endeavour to find what you need.

Secondary School Transfer Forms:

Fr Peter writes: “If your child needs their Catholic Certificates of Practice” stamped and signed, please attend one of the Sunday Masses with your child, bringing their secondary school transfer forms. Please make sure you have completed address and dates of birth before coming to see me.”

Finchley War Memorial:

Fr Peter writes: “If you would like to attend the dedication ceremony of the new Finchley War Memorial situate in the grounds of Finchley Memorial Hospital at 3pm on Sunday 26th September please let me know. I shall be attending along with local faith leaders and ministers.”

CAFOD Emergency Afghanistan Appeal:

Fr Peter writes: “the complicated situation in Afghanistan continues and CAFOD has just launched an emergency appeal to support refuges and humanitarian projects which remain in the country. The easiest way to donate to CAFOD and its emergency appeal is to follow the link:

https://cafod.org.uk/News/Emergencies-news/Afghanistan-crisis-appeal

Otherwise, please hand in your donation at Mass in an envelope titled “CAFOD EMERGENCY APPEAL / AFGHANISTAN”.

First Holy Communion Celebrations:

Fr Peter writes: “This year’s First Holy Communions will be celebrated at the 10am and 12noon Mass on Sunday 19th September. Their Mass of thanksgiving will at 10am on Sunday 26th September. Please keep the children, their families and catechists in your prayers.”

Confirmation Classes:

Confirmation classes resume on Thursday 9th September after the 7pm Mass.

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