The Month of the Holy Cross
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Today (24 September), Fr Richard is celebrating his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. He is kindly providing wine and refreshments after the Parish Mass. Do please stay after mass to raise a glass to him!
We are celebrating Harvest Thanksgiving today (24 September). The goods we collect will go to the East Finchley Food Bank. There will also be a retiring collection in aid of the Food Bank.
We have another celebration next week when Peter Kinch celebrates 60 years as an altar server. He will be providing wine and some refreshments after the Parish Mass. Congratulations to Peter on this impressive milestone!
This year’s Arts Festival will run from 7 to 15 October. Brochures giving details of the events are now available in the Hall. Full details can also be viewed on the Arts Festival website –
Apologies but our next Social Event – the Quiz Evening on Saturday 21 October – has had to be cancelled as most of the Social Committee members will be away on this date.
“Everybody Welcome” Course: Please sign up for this course which takes place on 22 and 29 October, and 12 and 26 November, 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. in the Hall. The aim of the course is to look at ways of improving our welcome. We would like as many members of the congregation as possible to attend these sessions. Do think about coming along!
Scams: One member of the congregation has been subject to a scam recently so it is timely to remind everyone that you should never give out your bank account or credit card details unless you are certain of who you are dealing with. If you have a call from your bank or a similar organisation you should call them back but from another phone, such as a mobile phone or landline, or wait at least five minutes before doing so. Also, use a telephone number you know to be that of your bank or credit card company.
The Companions of the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden: Is anyone interested in becoming a Companion of the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden? There are leaflets in the Hall giving details – the minimum annual donation is £10. Also see the website (www.shrineofmary.org).
For here we have no abiding city, but we seek the city which is to come.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who lack clothing. Of whatever you own in plenty, devote a proportion to almsgiving; and when you give alms, do it ungrudgingly.
When someone is given a great deal, a great deal will be demanded of that person; when someone is entrusted with a great deal, of that person even more will be expected.
Of your charity, please pray for the recently departed Raj Shah and Emma Kelty, and for those whose names are inscribed on the Chantry List of this parish and whose year’s mind falls at this time: Christine Tarran, Linda Duxbury, Mary Cox, Joan Hollis, Samuel Henry Hughes, Oliver Stanley Fraser, and Ian Beardmore.