Parish Diary


Regular Events

Forthcoming Events

The Passage The Passage
Parish Diary


Regular Events

  • Tea and Coffee are served after the 10:00 Weekday Mass on most Mondays and Wednesdays and also after the 11.30 am Sunday Mass.
  • The Youth Clubs (for school years 4-6 and 7-9) meet on alternate Fridays during term time.

Forthcoming Events

The Passage The Passage
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Year 2018
APRIL 2018
Clergy Availability Clergy and Parish Office Availability
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Please note Clergy and Parish Office availability changes -

In response to concerns expressed by the Parish Pastoral Council the following rota of availability has been arranged

 Monday Clergy emergency calls only

Tuesday on duty FR MICHAEL
10.30am – 11.30 Bethany Room
12 noon - 1pm & 4pm – 7pm Presbytery
Wednesday on duty FR RAY
10.30am-1pm & 4pm - 6pm Presbytery

Thursday on duty FR NOEL
10.30am – 1pm & 4pm–7pm Presbytery

Friday on duty FR EAMON
Fr Eamon 11am- 1pm & 4pm–7pm Presbytery
Saturday on duty FR MICHAEL
Fr Michael 11am– 1pm & 2pm- 4pm Presbytery

Parish Office 10.30—1pm and 2pm - 3pm Mon—Fri
There will be Adoration every 3rd Sunday of the month after the 6.00pm Mass ADORATION 2018

There will be Adoration every 3rd Sunday of the month after the 6.00pm Mass.
See 14th March 2018
There will be no Adoration as the Stations of the cross will be read by Sister Avril

5pm—5.45pm each Saturday night. Confession

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Please note from now on there will be confessions from 5pm—5.45pm each Saturday night.
5TH & 6TH May 2018
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 Due to the first Sunday falling on Easter Sunday the Foodbank collection for the month of April will be on the weekend of 7th and 8th April.
The Foodbank have particularly requested toiletries and different sizes of nappies as well as the usual foodstuff of tins of meat, fish and fruit.
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Gift Aid Gift Aid

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Thank you for all your continued financial support.

This year we again encourage those who pay tax and who do not participate in GIFT AID to consider doing so. Gift Aid is applicable to Planned Giving (weekly envelopes) or to Standing Orders. This is a very convenient way of making your contribution, it saves on administration and you can cancel or amend your standing order at any time. If as a tax payer you wish to sign a Gift Aid declaration form, the church could claim tax refund based on your donation.
Every £1 donated we are able to claim 25 pence in tax refund.
Contact the Parish Office if you wish to join the scheme.
The new year envelopes 2018/19 are ready for collection.
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Bethany Connect
 Wednesday 11th April
Bethany Connect Family Support

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 Group meet every 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.
 Supporting families in prayer and relationships.

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All Welcome
  Divine Mercy Sunday

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On the 1st Sunday after Easter 8th April the entire Church is called to gather throughout the world to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. From St Maria Faustina’s Diary it s clear that this Octave Day of Easter is a day chosen by Christ as a day of extraordinary graces, a complete outpouring of His mercy upon all who approach Him with great trust and expectant faith.
On Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in the parish.
Confessions 2.30pm Blessing of the Image at 3pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy Followed by Mass at 3.30pm Teas and coffee in the Bethany Room afterwards.
All welcome
  Sacred Heart Afternoon Club

Please note in your diary the speakers for the following Sacred Heart Afternoon Club held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 2pm:

16th April – Sr. Martina Further ideas on Mindfulness
21st May – Steve Wax Neurotics and light exercise This is exercises for memory plus body
18th June To be arranged
 16th July Highlights of a trip to India by a parishioner

Refreshments will be served..
All are welcome.

Saturday 28th OctoberVaughan House, Westminster Saturday 24th February 2018
 St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Hendon Saturday 17th March2018-Vaughan House, Westminster

  This is a letter sent to Priests and married couples in parishes.
An Invitation from the Marriage and Family Life Ministry Agency for Evangelisation

Parishes, movements, schools and other Church institutions can help in a variety of ways to support families and help them grow… The life of every family is marked by all kinds of crises, yet these are also part of its dramatic beauty.
Couples should be helped to realize that surmounting a crisis need not weaken their relationship; instead, it can improve, settle and mature the wine of their union. (AMORIS LÆTITIA para 229)
The Marriage and Family Life Ministry within the Agency for Evangelisation invites you to take part in an initiative to help, by attending with, couples or husbands or wives alone, who are interested in this ministry of ‘accompanying married couples on their way’ to experience the Smart Loving Breakthrough Workshop.
 Thereafter, they will receive all the necessary training (including a Marriage Enrichment Retreat for their own marriage, free of charge) to make the Workshop available to others in your own parish. Smart Loving Break Through is a three-hour workshop primarily designed to renew hope and encourage couples to attend further weekend sessions together.
It is a practical, solution-focused workshop for all stages of marriage. Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop provides skills and insights to transform marriage relationships into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that they are meant to be. 

For more information and to register for a place on ONE of the days contact or 0207931 6064
  Passage Collection

 Please put items in boxes in the Narthex
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  Pilgrim Statue Of Our Lady
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It will commence around the parish in May.
The Rota is in the Narthex until 25th March.
 Please write your name, address including post code and contact details.
 Contact Jean before 9pm on 0208 959 7584 or 07706 632 661

Bereavement Care Drop In

A Bereavement Care Drop In Group in the parish to be held on the first Monday of each month. We welcome all faiths and beliefs, this group is open to anyone who wishes to talk about their pain, grief or loss. Never feel alone we are her for you. We are not counsellors but are very, very good listeners.
Every 1st Monday of the month there after.
The first drop in session will be at 19:00pm
Just turn up.
For more information contact at
St Michael’s Church, Rev Stephen
 020 8959 1449
  First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation 2017/18 

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Our Community of Faith congratulate all the First Holy Communion children who receive their certificates at the Saturday vigil and to all the Parents and Carers. A special thanks to their teachers and mentors. Congratulations also to the children of the Walk with Me programme who make their First Holy Communion on Sunday
The Catechists would like to thank all the families of this year’s children for their good wishes, cards and very generous gifts.

The 2017-18 programme will be for children born between :
1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010

Registration forms will be available from 1st September 2017 to 24th September 2017

We always welcome new catechists. If you are interested in helping us next year please leave your details in the Parish Office and we will be happy to chat with you about the programme. th&th & 5th
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Tuesday 29th May at 8pm in the Bethany Room
 Tuesday 5th June at 8pm
in church

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Attendance by Parents at this course is a Diocesan requirement for the first two children or if there is an interval of 5 or more years between the children’s birth
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Attendance by Parents at this course is a Diocesan requirement for the first two children or if there is an interval of 5 or more years between the children’s birth.

Saturday 14th April.
After the 6pm
Thanksgiving Mass for Fr Kevin

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There will be a Mass of Thanksgiving for the completion of our building work, celebrated by Fr Kevin.
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After the 6pm Mass,
 Fr Kevin will bless the Bethany Room and the newly installed etched window, which was commissioned by the people of the Parish to mark his retirement and to thank him for his years of devoted service.
 The etching, chosen by Fr Kevin, is the Vincentian logo, which also appears on the lectern: the Latin inscription translates as, He sent me to give the Good News to the Poor.
 Following the Mass and blessing there will be a reception in the hall to which all are invited.
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April 16th at 2pm Thanksgiving
The next meeting of the Sacred Heart Afternoon Club
 will be held on Monday April 16th at 2pm in the hall.
This months speaker will again be Sr.Martina who will give another talk on ' Mindfulness' Further ideas. Sr's last talk was very interesting so we look forward to welcoming her back. Refreshments will be served.
All are welcome.
April 16th St Scholastica’s Retreat

St Scholastica’s Retreat Open Day Saturday, 14th April, 2018 The Retr eat has sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 selfcontained flats at £459pcm info from The Warden: Rev Seán Duffy 01844 344437.
Monday April 16th at
2pm in the hall.
 Sacred Heart Afternoon Club
The next meeting of the Sacred Heart Afternoon Club will be held on Monday April 16th at 2pm in the hall. This months speaker will again be Sr.Martina who will give another talk on ' Mindfulness' Further ideas. Sr's last talk was very interesting so we look forward to welcoming her back. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.
20th April at 6.30pm Youth Clubs
Junior Youth Club Friday 20th April at 6.30pm
Senior Youth Club Friday 27th April at 7.30pm
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Sunday 29th April Rosary On The Coast

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Pope Francis sends greetings to all those persons participating in the Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life and Peace in Scotland, England and Wales, due to take place on Sunday 29th April assuring them of His spiritual closeness to them in their prayers.
Rosary on the Coast UK on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 3pm is in Brighton see website— which has a map of all the locations where it is going to happen. A
 few parishioners are planning to go to Brighton, leaving from Mill Hill station contact Melanie for the meet up details.

Pilgrimage Trust


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This is a recruitment and fundraising event to help bring adults to Lourdes from July 27th 2018 for a week.

 We would be delighted to recruit helpers from among the 16 plus age group.

  New Eucharist Ministers

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We are planning to have training sessions for the new Eucharistic Ministers on the
This will last about one hour. If you feel that you are able to serve as Eucharistic Minister kindly provide us with your contact details (name, telephone number and the email address) to Melanie in the parish office. Please provide this information even if you have already done so during the year as we wish to make sure that we have all the interested members.

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  Stations of the Cross

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Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent after 10am Mass.

 On Wednesday 14th March there will be no Adoration as the Stations of the cross will be read by Sister Avril, please note this in your diary.
Saturday 19th May Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony

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The Diocese invite couples who are celebrating their
5th, 10th, 20th, 30th 40th 50th 60th and 60plus wedding anniversaries
in 2018 to Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May for a Thanksgiving Mass.
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Please supply to the Parish Office the names, address, wedding date and email address and contact number. Personal invitations will be sent out from the Diocese.
Saturday 9th June 9.30am-4.00pm Parish Open Day
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Provincial House, the Ridgeway, Mill Hill Lunch provided
The theme will be “Living our Christianity” reflecting on our call by Pope Francis to be “Missionary Disciples” See further announcements for more information.
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14 by 31st August 2018 Confirmation 2018
Have you missed the registration meeting last week but would still like to be included in the 2018 Confirmation programme? If so please ring Chris Rosser on 07779292718 or email I can take your registration details by phone and send required documents.

If you will be 14 by 31st August 2018 and wish to be Confirmed, please come to the COME & SEE meeting on Tuesday 5th December for parents and candidates for Confirmation. We will meet at 6.30pm in the hall. We will distribute registration forms at that meeting, Registration will then take place the following week on Tuesday 12th December at 6.30pm. Bishop John Sherrington will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in our parish on Saturday 5th May 2018.
7th to 9th 2018
Adoremus Liverpool

If you would like to attend this National Eucharistic pilgrimage with the main event at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 8th September 2018 please leave your name to the parish office.
The diocesan organizers are asking for an immediate response from us this week as places will be limited.
 (This date also coincides with the annual Vincentian pilgrimage to Knock shrine.)
Friday 30th November
returning on the evening of Saturday 1st December
Pilgrimage to Rue de Bac Paris

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The apparitions Heaven came down to earth… Between July and December 1830 Sister Catherine, a young Semi-nary Sister (novice) of the Daughters of Charity, received the extraordinary favour of conversing with the Virgin Mary on three occasions. In the preceding months Catherine had the privilege of other apparitions. Saint Vincent de Paul showed her his heart. While at prayer in the chapel, Catherine saw, on three successive days, the heart of Saint Vincent in three different colours. The heart first appeared white, the colour of peace; then red, the colour of fire; and then black, an indication of the misfortunes that would come
upon France and Paris in particular. Soon afterwards, Catherine saw Christ present in the Eucharistic host. “I saw Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament all the time of my seminary except the times when I doubted.” On June 6, 1830, feast of the Holy Trinity, Christ appeared as a crucified King, stripped of all his adornments.
 The Parish pilgrimage is for one night stay travelling on Eurostar early on the morning of Friday 30th November and returning on the evening of Saturday 1st December Accommodation and travel details to be arranged later. Please give your name to Melanie as soon as possible if you wish to join in the Pilgrimage.

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