Wednesday is the solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Thursday is All Souls’ Day (the commemoration of all the faithful departed). Our special Mass for deceased members of the parish and our own loved ones will take place on Thursday at 7.30pm. I hope everyone had a lovely half term and pray for God’s blessing on the special time ahead of us. Please remember the clocks go back on Saturday night/Sunday morning this weekend.

This coming week is half-term holidays. Have a lovely week if you are off from school or work. We look forward to seeing you all back soon. The week immediately following the half-term is the beginning of November. Please see the dates below which highlight forthcoming celebrations and holy days.

This coming Friday we will welcome all the children and staff from Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School to celebrate their ‘Welcome Mass’ at the beginning of the new school year. Friday is also the Feast of St Edward the Confessor, Patron of the Diocese, and incidentally, the sixth anniversary of my installation as the Parish Priest of New Southgate. Please pray for me and each other. God bless.

Wednesday 1 November: All Saints’ Day - Masses at 8am, 10am, 7.30pm
Thursday 2 November: All Souls’ Day - 8am, 10am, & special Mass at 7.30pm
Saturday 11 November: Fr Jerome’s Farewell Mass here 11.30am
Tuesday 14 November: Deanery Requiem Mass at Enfield Town Church 12 noon
Friday 17 November: Fr Andrew Bowden’s Installation Mass as PP at Poplar 7pm
18/19 November: Parish Christmas Market event here after all Masses.

Well done and thank you to everyone involved in our school who have had the Diocesan Inspection this week. All your efforts are greatly appreciated.

October is month of the Holy Rosary. You can join the rosary here every weekday at 9.30am, before 10am Mass. A plenary indulgence may be obtained, under the usual conditions, by reciting five decades of the Rosary in church, as a family at home, as a religious community or as a pious association, or in general whenever several persons have gathered for a good purpose; in every other circumstance, a partial indulgence may be gained.


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