10th Sunday of the Year (B)
We now return to Sundays in Ordinary Time which continue until the Feast of Christ the King in November. The one exception is in two weeks time when we celebrate the Birthday of St John the Baptist. Today’s Gospel offers us an image of Jesus as the one who breaks into Satan’s stronghold to rescue all held captive in sin and shame. So rather than being destroyed by evil spirits, we are made new by God’s spirit. We are freed, forgiven and become brothers and sisters of Jesus.
Tuesday Evening with Our Lady
Starting this Tuesday and for the following four Tuesdays, we will be showing a video on Our Lady, entitled ‘Let it Be’. We start with refreshments at 7.30 and the session lasts from 7.45 to 9pm, in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. It will follow our weekly Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual held at 7pm in the church. You are most welcome and can come along to one, more or all the five sessions. Each session is complete in itself. You will be issued with a booklet free of charge. The video and book have been produced by CaFÉ, Catholic Faith Exploration.
Thank You From Bishop John Sherrington
Bishop John Sherrington has written to thank us for the warm welcome he received when he came to the Parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation on 25th May. He was inspired by the way in which the young people had prepared for the Confirmation and hopes that they will continue to contribute to the life of the Parish, building up their faith as witnesses to Christ. Bishop John thanks the catechists and musicians who contributed to a worthy celebration of the occasion.
Meeting for Readers
There will be a meeting for those who read at Mass at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st June in the Church.
Meeting for Eucharistic Ministers
There will be a meeting for Eucharistic Ministers on Thursday at 7.30pm in the church. This will be an opportunity to reflect on this role of being ambassadors of the Eucharist and we will also deal with some practical matters.
The next session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised will be on Sunday 24th June at 4pm in the Dominic Room.
Our annual International Mass will take place at 12 Noon on Sunday 15th July. Those who would like to do a reading or a Bidding Prayer in a different language are asked please to contact Fr Colin. If there is a group who would like to lead a hymn or song also please let Fr Colin know. The Mass will be followed by a barbecue and other foods for which we invite you to bring along an inter-national dish. We will provide the drink.
Sacrament of Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the 7.30pm Mass on Friday 29th June, the Feast of St Peter and St Paul. This will be the next Holy Day of Obligation.
Come & See
Do you know of anyone who is thinking of becoming a Catholic, or a baptised Catholic who has not received the other Sacraments. If so, please bring them along to the Canon Smyth Parish Centre (stage area) on Wednesday 20th June at 8pm to find out about the preparation. The sessions will be starting in the autumn.
Fr Pat Sammon
The funeral Mass of Fr Pat Sammon who was Parish Priest of Edgware for several years will take place at St Anthony’s on Thursday at 11am.
First Communions in 2019
If your child is starting in Year 3 or above in September and would like to receive First Holy communion next year, please take an application form from the porch and return it to the presbytery by 16th September at the latest. Application forms cannot be accepted after this date.
The funeral Mass for Nora Pehl of Eton Grove will be on Wednesday at 10.30am. This will be in addition to the 9am Mass that day but there will be no Holy Hour.
The Summer edition of Four:12's Family Quiz Night will be on Friday 15th of June 2018 in the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. Doors open at 7pm. £6/adult & £3/child (under 16). Book your places after weekend masses or email Four12.firstname.lastname@example.org. Fish and chips will be served.
Good Neighbour Scheme For Burnt Oak & Mill Hill & Burnt Oak
Film Afternoon, Wednesday 27th June
Doors Open, Film Commences 2.15pm
Trinity Church, Mill Hill Broadway,
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
You will be aware that the General Data Protection Regulations came into force on 25th May. As a parish and as a Diocese as a whole we must be careful to comply with these regulations. Any data that we hold must be locked away and not passed on to anybody else. In order to assure you of this we are amending the application forms for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and Funeral. Certain volunteers in the parish, for example rota preparers, have details about other parishioners. If you are one of these volunteers, please ask me for a form which needs to be read, signed and returned to me. If anyone is concerned about data we might have about them, please speak to Fr Colin. Thank you very much for your co-operation over this matter.
St Michaels Catholic Secondary School
The Open Evening for Admissions 2019, to St Michael’s, will this year be held on Thursday 28th June 2018. There are two sessions on the 28th June; 3:30pm until 5:00pm and 7:00pm until 9:00pm. The Headteacher will address prospective parents at 5:00pm, 7:00pm and 9:00pm. The Supplementary Information Forms are available to download from the School’s website www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk and should be returned to St. Michael’s no later than Tuesday 10th July 2018.
WATCH THIS SPACE - J.D.S
‘I cannot understand you,’ said the young man to his unmarried aunt. ‘You seem so happy and contented. I’ve always thought that unmarried women are lonely and miserable and just longing for the presence of a man about the place.’ ‘Well,’ his aunt responded, smiling, ‘I’ve got a fireplace that smokes, a parrot that swears, a cat that stays out half the night with no explanation, and a dog that leaves muddy footprints all over the house and lies on the couch in front of the telly for hours. What more do I want?’