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Today is the Fourth Sunday of Lent, known as Laetare Sunday, and is a day of rejoicing at the mid-point of the Lenten season. As you know, today is also Mothering Sunday or Mothers' Day. We send our best wishes to everyone on this special day but, of course, especially to all mothers. We give thanks to God for mothers and pray for them in their special calling - we hope you all have a lovely day! We also pray to God for all mothers who have already gone to heaven, and for those who remember them with so much love.

Wednesday is the Feast of St Patrick and Friday is the Solemnity of St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year, St Joseph's Day has even more added meaning as we celebrate the Year of St Joseph and recall his special title of Patron of the Universal Church. Each day this week we will say a special prayer to St Joseph at the end of Mass as a form of novena before his great feast. May St Patrick and St Joseph pray for us.

Next Sunday, the Fifth Sunday of Lent, is beginning of Passiontide - the inner part of Lent. These days will take us to Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. The Chrism Mass usually takes place on the Tuesday of Holy Week. This year, it will go ahead as usual with a group of priests. Unfortunately, it will not be possible for parishioners to travel from here to be part of the congregation. However, it will be livestreamed from Westminster Cathedral on Tuesday 30th March at 12 noon.

We are pleased to say that we are working with our neighbours at St Paul's Church New Southgate, St Paul's Primary School and Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School on the food bank project. They are looking for volunteers to help on Monday afternoons—
You must not be in any of the 'at risk' categories for COVID-19, and be able to commit at least once a month for two hours. We will provide the simple training you'll need. Please get in touch if you're interested with Father Matt Harbage (Vicar): 07746 444179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Tickets will be available for Holy Week services after all Masses this weekend.  Initially, it will only be possible to take a ticket for one part of the Triduum (i.e. EITHER Maundy Thursday or Good Friday or the Easter Vigil). After that, if there are remaining tickets spare, we will then make them available again. You can also take a ticket for Easter Sunday.  It will not be necessary to have a ticket for Palm Sunday but if the church reaches capacity we will have to close the doors.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and co-operation.  As always, all the celebrations will be livestreamed.

Palm Sunday (27th/28th March)
Saturday and Sunday Masses as normal (Sat: 4pm, 6pm, Sun: 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm)
No tickets are needed for the weekend of Palm Sunday.
Maundy Thursday (1st April) - Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.30pm (ticket required).  The church will remain open after Mass for silent prayer or visits by those who did not have a ticket.
Good Friday (2nd April) - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord 3pm (ticket required)
There will also be Stations of the Cross at 10am (no ticket required), and the church will remain open in the evening for silent prayer or visits by those who did not have a ticket for the afternoon liturgy.
Holy Saturday (3rd April) - Easter Vigil 7.30pm (ticket required)
Easter Sunday (4th April) - Masses 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm (tickets required)

Wondering how you can make a difference this Lent? You are invited to join ACN benefactors and parishes all across the UK for a virtual Sunday Lunch, on 21st March at 1pm, in aid of the St John the Merciful Table, a fantastic initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,500 struggling Christians in Lebanon. Be prepared to enjoy a full line-up of prayer, videos, music and more! For more info, visit  See you there!

By Zoom: at 6.15 pm on Sundays in Lent.  Meeting ID: 868 0078 1044. Passcode: 451468. Join Zoom Meeting And the dial in phone number for people without internet connection 02034815240.

Still have a few places left for Year 7 cohort for September and we would be grateful if you could let your parishioners know that if they are unhappy with the school they have been given for their child starting Year 7 in September 2021, then they can contact us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning the school on 0208 444 5211.