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Parish Newsletters

Use the following links to access recent issues of the parish newsletter:

28th February 2021

21st February 2021

14th February 2021

7th February 2021

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If you know of someone who is not able to access the newsletter, either in the church or online, why not print a copy to pass on to them?

Safety at Mass

It is important to book a place if you wish to come to Mass on Sunday or on a major feast day.  You can do that simply via the Events page.  When we reach the building’s safe capacity, it will not be possible to admit anyone else into the church.

While the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended, you can instead attend one of the other Masses during the week where there is currently spare capacity each day.  For the time being, you do not need to book to come to an ordinary weekday Mass but, if you have the NHS Covid-19 app on your phone, you can use it to check in when you enter the church.

In order to maintain the safety of everyone in the church, we need more volunteers to guide people and to ensure that the church is cleaned after each Mass.  If you are able to help, please complete a Volunteer Form, or leave a message indicating how you would like to be involved.

More information can be found on the Mass Guidelines page.

Lent and Easter

We continue with our regular schedule of Masses on Sundays and weekdays, but we will not be having any of the other traditional Lenten devotions or liturgies for the time being.

We expect to offer the main liturgies for Holy Week and Easter, but their format will inevitably be simplified, and the number of people who can attend will be limited.  It will be necessary to book a place to attend any of those liturgies.  More details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Sacraments

Confirmation

The Confirmations of young people that were due to take place last summer were rescheduled for November, but had to be postponed again.  It is not possible to arrange a definite date for the time being, and we will not be able to start a new course until further notice.

First Holy Communion

We will not be able to start a new preparation course for First Holy Communion until the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.  More information about that will be provided as soon as possible.

Baptism

Parents who have not yet attended a preparation session will have to wait until the rules of social distancing permit such a gathering.

Reconciliation

There is the opportunity for Confession on Saturday mornings.  They are held in the Weekday Chapel, entrance near the side door of the church.  Please remain in the church, at a social distance from others, while waiting.

Centenary

The parish of Finchley Church End celebrated its Centenary in 2019.  You can read about the celebrations in an article which appeared in the December 2019 issue of the Westminster Record.

A souvenir book was produced to mark the Parish Centenary.  Copies are available on request.  There is no charge but a donation towards costs would be appreciated.

Catholic Newspapers

We are not stocking newspapers at the church for the time being, but you can subscribe for a personal copy of The Catholic Universe, The Tablet, or The Catholic Herald (which is now published once a month).  Subscriptions enable you to read each newspaper online or, for an additional fee, you can also receive a printed copy through the post.