On Thursday we celebrated the solemnity of the Ascension, and now we look in prayer towards the celebration of Pentecost Sunday next weekend. These day that lie between Ascension and Pentecost are marked by prayer to the Holy Spirit. Today at the 11.15am Mass we will celebrate our ‘Going Forth Mass’ in thanksgiving to God for the recent First Holy Communions. Congratulations once again to the children and their families. This week on Tuesday we are hosting the meeting of the deans of the north London area with Bishop Sherrington. Please keep us in your prayers. Finally, some of you may have heard that my cousin sadly died recently. Later this week, I will need to go home for the funeral celebration. Please keep him and my family in your prayers. I should be back by next Saturday evening.

Congratulations to the 64 young people who were confirmed by Bishop Sherrington on Friday evening. Thanks to Fr Liddle and the people of Whetstone Parish for letting us borrow their church! Thank you also to the parents and families of the newly confirmed, and to our catechists and parishioners who helped to prepare them for this special moment.

Congratulations to the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion here in church yesterday. Many thanks to the parents, families, catechists and teachers, musicians, servers and helpers. God bless you all.

We are very pleased to say that His Eminence the Cardinal will visit our parish and celebrate a special centenary Mass on Friday 16 June, 7pm, the solemnity of the Sacred Heart. This will be a very special occasion for us and a great celebration to mark the centenary of the parish. Please make a note of the date and time, and be sure to join us!

We hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend, and also hope that many of you were able to watch and pray along with the coronation ceremony yesterday. The Pope was represented by the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin and by the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. Cardinal Nichols was also present to join in the blessing. Today (Sunday) please join us in the hall at 1.15pm for the coronation shared lunch. If you are able to bring a dish, please do! Thank you to all the helpers who have worked to make this a special celebration. We had two wonderful First Holy Communion celebrations last weekend - thank you to all involved!  Finally, we are greatly looking forward to the Confirmations which will take place on Friday at 7pm in St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Whetstone, with Bishop John Sherrington.

Congratulations and well done to the children who celebrated First Confession here in church yesterday. Next Saturday is First Holy Communion day in the parish. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers on this special occasion.


The latest Newsletters from Our Lady of Lourdes Church