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Today is the Second Sunday of Lent already! I hope that the Lenten season has started well for everyone and that we are all moving forward, with God’s help, through this time of grace and mercy. Today at Mass we hear the Gospel about the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. The Father declares about Jesus, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved.’ These words remind us of the similar declaration at Jesus’s baptism. Both occasions reveal to us that this Jesus of Nazareth is also the Christ of God, the Messiah, who has been anointed to offer the sacrifice of his own life on the cross. The glory of the transfiguration also points towards the coming glory of the resurrection. We are invited to make this journey with the Christ – a journey that leads both to Good Friday and to the victory of Christ’s triumph over sin and death at Easter. This weekend at church there will be a collection for CAFOD, following the Lent Fast Day that took place on Friday.

Our three candidates in the RCIA Journey of Faith will be ‘elected’ and enrolled today (Sunday) at the 10am Mass. This replaces the usual Rite of Election which would normally take place as a diocesan event in the cathedral. Please keep our candidates in your prayers as they journey towards initiation at Easter. Thank you to Fr Andrew and Teresa for their work on the RCIA supporting our candidates.

The way of the cross is celebrated on Friday afternoons at 2pm. This is now open to parishioners to attend, but you can also join us in prayer online. If you do attend in person, please note that there can be no moving around the church.

Lent is a time of reconciliation. If you would like to celebrate reconciliation, confessions are available each week in church at 2pm on Saturday afternoons.

Next weekend we will publish details of you can help towards ACN and the diocesan Lenten alms appeal. Thank you in advance if you are able to help.

Saturdays 4pm & 6pm
Sundays 9am, 10am, 11am, 12 noon
Monday-Friday 12 noon

Thank you for your cooperation regarding the parish office. It is not possible to come in person - please ring or email. If you want to telephone us, please do so between 9.30am and 2pm (Monday-Friday).

The Covid-secure procedures continue at here at church. Please stay away if you have any symptoms or if it is safer to stay at home. Please use the hand sanitiser on the way in, and wear the face covering inside the church. We must all observe social distancing inside the church, and there can be no mixing or mingling before or after Mass. Thank you.

Spiritual formation is also important in the Lenten season. This week, Fr David will give a Lent Talk on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm (Fr Johnson’s Mass in Malayalam will follow at 7pm). The Lent Talk will be online broadcast only – please watch from home. Fr Andrew will give another talk later in Lent. Please join us online if you are able to.

Meetings are taking place in the diocese regarding the celebration of Holy Week, and we are still awaiting further information from the Bishops’ Conference and the diocese. It is likely that the liturgies here will need to be ticketed. We will also look to provide extra opportunities in that special week. However, we will announce the precise arrangements for this parish as soon as possible.

Thank you to those who have already contributed to the Food Bank Lent collection. In addition to helping Barnet Food Bank, we hope to be able to make some contributions to the Food Bank Collection organised by St Paul’s Church of England Parish in our local area. Food items and other contributions can be left at the back of church.

Friday was Lent Fast Day.
Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Please give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please donate online at  or by using one of the envelopes in the Church Porch.  You can also easily give via text.
Text LENT 5 to 70460 to give £5
Text LENT 10 to 70460 to give £10
Text LENT 20 to 70460 to give £20