Next Sunday, 2nd February, will be kept as the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, popularly known at Candlemas. The usual 9.30am Mass will begin (as on Palm Sunday) at 9.15am to enable time for the ceremonies to take place, and the 10.30am Solemn Mass will also begin with the blessing of candles.


Congratulations to Dolly Fowler who celebrates her 90th birthday this week – ad multos annos! The older members of our community – like Dolly – are much valued for their experience and prayers.


Some will remember Dom Columba Kimber OSB a monk of Buckfast Abbey who worshipped with us over several months a year or two back: he has died suddenly and we pray for him alongside Kevin Fallon of Clarence Gate Gardens whose funeral takes place at Golders Green on Tuesday. RIP


The next pre-marriage course organised here will be on Saturday 15th February. It is a requirement of the Catholic Church to share in some form of preparation before marriage and if you are intending to marry in the near future please make contact with the parish office for details of the February course.


Father Michael Cullinan will celebrate the Silver Jubilee of his priestly ordination with a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving here on Friday 21st February at 6pm. He invites everyone to share with him in this happy occasion.


Beginning Experience Weekend. A healing weekend for men and women who are separated, divorced or widowed will be held from 3-5 April 2020 at Domus  Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. Email or call Freda on 01322-838415 or Maura on 01322-551503


The diocesan Caritas is organising a Family Holiday Club during the February half-term centred on Blessed  Sacrament parish behind Kings Cross. If you might be able to give time on 18th February from 11am-2pm to support activities with the children, cook lunch, etc please email or call 020 7931 6077


Last weekend’s giving: £3,122