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Takehomenews Sunday 3rd September 2023


Fr Eugene Curran CM is our Parish Priest. and will continue to reside in Mill Hill Parish. The two resident priests in Burnt Oak will be Fr Chinedu Enuh CM and Fr Ufayissa Dea Madalcho CM.

Fr Paschal Scallon, the Provincial of the Vincentians, will be visiting us soon, we invite him to use this opportunity to formally inaugurate the change, and chat with us. We will let you know the date when it has been confirmed.

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

In last Sunday's Gospel, Peter acknowledged Jesus as 'The Christ, the Son of the Living God'. This Sunday's reading follows immediately; having been acknowledged as the Saviour, Jesus begins to explain what this will mean - his suffering and death. This is too much for Peter; his idea of the Christ was a powerful leader, a victor, a hero. He blurts out 'Heaven preserve you Lord' and, moments after being told that he is the Rock on which the Church will be built, Jesus calls him 'Satan'...that's some comedown! It is worth remembering that 'Ha-Satana' does not mean 'the Devil' or 'Evil One' but, rather, 'The Opponent' or, as Jesus himself says, 'the Obstacle'. God's ways do not always make sense easily from our human perspective but, in faith, with Jesus, we trust that all things work unto good and, ultimately, for our benefit and the Glory of God.


It has become our practice to invite those for whom the Mass is offered or those who have arranged the Mass to bring up the Offertory gifts. If you would like to do so, please speak to one of the stewards before the Mass.


Father Colin would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity, for the cards and gifts you have given me on my departure. I will be returning for a farewell Mass for myself and Fr David on Saturday 14th October at 2pm.


Monday morning Mass will be at 9am


There will be a preparation session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised on Sunday 17th September at 4pm in the church.

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, Divine Mercy Retreat 2023

St John Fisher Rc Church, 80 Imperial Close, North Harrow, HA2 7LW

on Saturday 9 September from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm led by the Marian Fathers.

The Retreat will include teachings on the Message of Mercy, Stations of the Cross, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All Welcome.

The Divine Mercy Apostolate, London is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Co Mayo

From November 9 to 14 to Pray for the Holy Souls. It will be by the Marian Fathers. Package includes: Return flights by Aer Lingus from Heathrow Airport, half board, 5 nights, accommodation in en suite twin rooms, hand-luggage (10 kgs), all transfers and Airport Development fee. The Retreat will include daily Mass and Hour of Mercy and retreats at Glendalough and Kylemore Abbey. Cost £800. All Welcome. Please call Millie on 07957594646 for more information

Gift Aid

We thank all parishioners who are paying by direct debit or envelopes and have signed a Gift Aid Declaration. We ask any parishioner who is a tax payer and donating through the loose plate to please consider donating instead by direct debit or envelope.

Any parishioner who has stopped being a tax payer should inform Susan or Loretta in the office.

Foodbank for the community

Non – perishable food is required for the foodbank, please leave your donations in one of the marked boxes in the church porch. Thank you.

Finchley Catholic High Secondary school Transfer Evening

Woodside Lane, N12 8TA Tuesday 12th September 2023

we are holding our annual Secondary Transfer Evening for prospective parents on Tuesday 12th September from 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm. For more information and to reserve your ticket please contact


If you have any used stamps please can you put them in the box in the porch. Just leave a border around them. They will go to the Royal National Institute of the Blind.


As Summer passes into Autumn, this is a good time to stop and thank the Lord for the blessings of the Summer; for its fruits and blessings, for the times of rest and recreation and, for some of us, for the challenges we have faced and the obstacles we have overcome.

May the Autumn days bring their own blessings into our lives and faith.

Every blessing for the coming week.


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