Mass of the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Who?

As you leave the church please take home one of the sheets of paper with an envelope attached to it. Write on the sheet the names of your loved ones who have died, pop it into the envelope along with any offering you might like to make, and return it to the Rectory. We will offer four Masses every week during November, the month of the Holy Souls, for all those thus remembered on our November Dead List. Alternatively, download the sheet here November Dead List and email it back to us labeling any offering you make via BACS or the Virgin Money Giving button below as "Holy Souls".

For those to whom he is new, the saint on those sheets, Nicholas of Tolentino, had visions of the holy souls in purgatory and his spirituality was so characterized by praying for them and offering Masses for them that he was named their patron saint. Like him, our love and care for those who have died doesn't end but changes: as Emeritus Pope Benedict says we now have the great privilege and responsibility of praying for them so that "these good people are brought to perfection" in heaven.

Of course your care for the living is also exemplary and our church is Covid-secure for Mass and private prayer (Church Opening Times) thanks to our stewards and cleaners. But we do need more please, especially on Sundays at 12:00 noon and 6:00pm. Claudia can give you further information via Volunteers or via Parish Email or by telephone 020 7286 3214 (option 2). 

And your kindness in these difficult times financially is much appreciated by many. To aid this, you will see that we now have a contactless giving machine at the entrance to the church. But you can still leave cash and envelopes in the baskets by the doors (do collect your Planned Giving Envelopes from the stewards), or set up a standing order with or without Gift Aid Standing Order and Gift Aid, or make a BACS payments to

Account Name: WRCDT St Johns Wood 
Sort Code 40 05 20,
Account Number 71026135.

or use this Virgin Money Giving link

To have a Mass offered for any intention please call at the office or follow this link Mass Intentions. May God reward you for your generosity in whatever way you support us.

This site and our Facebook Page (which is public so you don't need an account to view it) are regularly updated and Mass is streamed on both media every Sunday at 10:30am.

So to paraphrase what St Thomas More wrote to his daughter, pray for us (and for our deceased loved ones) and we shall pray for you that we all might meet merrily in heaven...and hopefully a bit before then too. Have a great half-term and God bless you all.

Fr Kevin, Fr Ben & Deacon William

 

Sunday Readings

Ex 22:20-26
Ps 17:2-4.47.51 R. v2
1 Thess 1:5-10
Mt 22:34-40

Music at Our Lady

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Daily Service Times

Sunday Mass: 6:00pm (Saturday), 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 Noon, 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00am
Thursday 7:00pm

Parish Clergy: Fr Kevin Jordan | Fr Ben Woodley | Parish Sister: Sr Brigid Collins, RSM
Parish Administrator: Claudia McHugh | Director of Music: Martin Toyer