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Recently, as always after Easter, we have had a run of beautiful feasts: Pentecost, the Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi. Friday was Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the middle of June which is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Let us renew our devotion to the wounded heart of Christ, which is broken on the cross out of love for all humanity. Christ our Lord loves us with a love which goes right to the very end, and which ultimately triumphs over sin and death. Today is the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, the first Sunday 'in green' since February. These weeks of Ordinary Time will carry us through the summer. They are a time of spiritual growth for the followers of Christ our Saviour.

The 11 am Mass today and next Sunday is for candidates for First Holy Communion and their families only.  Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Some groups have now been able to return to activities in the hall. At the present moment, this is done by assessment of risk and other measures. If restrictions are lifted, more opportunities will become available.

Many thanks to all of you who have said you are happy to carry on with counting.  We will be sending out a new rota as soon as possible.  If you have not been contacted but are keen to re-join the rota, please let the Office know.  Your email address, if you have one, would be useful.  Thank you.

There is a vacancy for a physics technician at the school.  Please see the school website for information and an application form—www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk

Thank you to those who responded to the invitation to write about Mass times with useful reflections and ideas.  No one really knows yet what will happen on 21st June or how the lifting of restrictions will be applied to churches, which makes planning more complicated. However, when the Mass times are settled, we will be in a position to restore some rotas for ministries e.g. readers, Eucharistic ministers, counters, and other social activities connected with Masses etc. Some groups have already had contact consulting on some of these ministries - more information to follow when things become clearer.

If you would like to be entered in the Summer Draw, which will take place in July, please make sure that you have paid your subs.  £3 per quarter for one ticket.  You can have as many tickets as you would like.

Before we submit our claim for 2020/21 we need to make sure that all our records are up to date.  Please let the Parish Office know if you have moved and/or stopped paying tax in the last year.  Alternatively, if anyone would like to offer Gift Aid on their offering, please contact the office for a form.  Thank you.

We are taking part in this petition in advance of the "COP26" talks in Glasgow in November, to urge the Prime Minister to put the poorest countries at the forefront of the talks because Climate Change is already having drastic effects on the world's poor.  Please, take a minute to add your voice by signing a card. Thank you.

The school currently has spaces in Reception for September 2021.  If you are interested, please contact the school by telephone on: 020 8361 0767 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information: www.ololschool.enfield.sch.uk.
The new enterprise of the local food bank has been most welcome. The growing need in our locality has been remarkable and we are pleased that we have been able to collaborate with our neighbours in responding. Thank you to everyone who has brought food since the beginning of Lent. A big thank you to members of our parish who have kindly stepped up as volunteers at St Paul's and to Fr Matt for coordinating. You can still bring items to our church. The food is now taken to St Paul's on Friday mornings, which is the same day the donations are taken from our primary school. There is a poster in the church porch about accessing the food bank. It is open at St Paul's CoE Church, Woodland Road, every Monday 3pm-4.45pm - no referral needed.