News

Safety at Mass

As the number of people coming to Sunday Mass has increased, it has become essential for people to book a place.  You can do that simply via the Events page.  When we reach the safe capacity of the church, it will not be possible to admit anyone else to the building.

At present the Saturday evening Mass has greater unused capacity than the Sunday morning Masses.  While the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended, you can also attend one of the other Masses during the week where there is currently spare capacity each day.

In order to maintain the safety of 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.

More information can be found on the Mass Guidelines page.

Sacraments

As children return to school again this term, we are starting to make arrangements for those who were due to receive Sacraments in the summer term.  It will not be possible to begin sacramental courses for 2021 until we are able to complete the programmes for this year.

Confirmation

The Confirmations of young people that were due to take place during the summer term had to be postponed.  We hope to arrange the Confirmation of our young people at ceremonies during November.  More information will be made available shortly.

First Holy Communion

Children who were due to make their First Holy Communion in June will be receiving the Sacrament in smaller groups on Saturday mornings in October.  The liturgies will be simplified, and there will be a limit to the number of family members and relations who can accompany each child.  Details have been provided to parents.

The new course is not expected to start until January.  More information about that will be provided after the October half-term break.

Baptism

It is now possible to arrange Baptism ceremonies once again.  A maximum of 30 people can attend the ceremony, including parents and godparents, and the rules of social distancing will need to be applied between household groups.  The use of face coverings will also be necessary for the time being.  Parents who have not yet attended a preparation session will have to wait until the rules of social distancing permit such a gathering.

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.