This coming Friday we have our special day of prayer for the parish. This is in view of the forthcoming centenary next year. Centenaries are rightly marked in many ways: socially and in practical ways. But the most important element must be spiritual. Great events are best celebrated when they have been prepared for. I warmly invite the whole parish to use this Friday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, as a day to prepare personally for the 100th year of our parish. The Heart of Jesus, broken for us, is the fountain of all we are and do! We have invited Fr Josh to preach at the special Mass at 7pm, especially given that his secondment to the Apostolic Nuncio is coming to an end. Finally, there is a list in the porch to sign to say you will be praying here on Friday. I hope that there will be more than one person at a time! Please join us, especially at 7pm Mass and afterwards.
NB There is no Friday abstinence on the Feast of the Sacred Heart.

8 am: Mass, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
10 am: Holy Hour for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, followed by all-day adoration until 6pm.
12 noon: Angelus & Rosary
7 pm: Special Parish Mass for the Feast, followed by Benediction and summer social.

“The Heart of Jesus heals our memory because it reminds us that, whatever happens, we are loved. Yes, we are loved, children whom the Father loves always, and brothers and sisters for whom the Heart of Christ beats. Every time we look into that Heart we discover ourselves “rooted and grounded in love”. Let us cultivate this memory, which is strengthened when we are face to face with the Lord, especially when we let ourselves be looked upon and loved by him in adoration. But we can also cultivate among ourselves the art of remembering, of treasuring the faces we meet...It is good for us to look back on the faces we have met, the smiles we have received. They are memories of love...they do the heart good!” Pope Francis 2021

The Mass at New Southgate Cemetery, Brunswick Park Road, will take place on Saturday 9th July at 11am in the crematorium chapel. The service of blessing at Southgate Cemetery, Waterfall Road, will follow at 12.30pm.

Today is the solemnity of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ). This feast always follows Trinity Sunday and precedes the Feast of the Sacred Heart. Today we hear of the welcome of Christ in the Eucharist: of Jesus who feeds us people with his word and with his own self. Jesus welcomes each of us here too! Let us ask the Lord Jesus for the grace to be welcoming to all, and let us thank him for the gift of his Most Holy Body and Blood!

It was lovely to welcome back Fr Paul recently when he joined us for the 50th anniversary of the primary school. We send our prayers, best wishes and congratulations to Fr Paul as celebrates his own Golden Jubilee this July—50 years since his priestly ordination. Fr Paul was Parish Priest here from 1990-2001.

Requiem Mass Wednesday 6th July at 10am. May she rest in peace.

The ministry of catechist is such a special role in the life of the Church. We are looking for new catechists to help in this special work of handing on the faith to our young parishioners. If you would like to help please leave your name and number with the Parish Office.

Saturday 2nd July 1pm—4pm. The Summer Fair is back with a range of stalls, BBQ, Ice Cream, Arts & Crafts, Homemade Cakes, Raffle and much more. Please join us!

World Youth Day will take place in Lisbon August 2023. Westminster Youth Ministry is offering limited places on the pilgrimage with 50% discount to young people between 16-25. Any 16 year olds will need to be finishing year 12 by the start of the pilgrimage. These young people will commit to a series of sessions from September 2022, to prepare them to assist during the pilgrimage, and also offer formation to them which will be helpful in living their faith post-World Youth Day. More details can be found at or by contacting Westminster Youth Ministry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please apply by 31 July 2022.

World Refugee Day is 20 June. CAFOD says thank you for all your support and prayers for the people of Ukraine. Catholics in this England have donated over £3 million enabling immediate aid—such as food, clothing, shelter, and transport. Please keep in your prayers the people of Ukraine and all our brothers and sisters who face daily suffering.
Please visit
This useful website is a resource from the London Assembly. It includes information and help for matters such as dealing with debt, claiming benefits, financial management and mental health support.