The Gospel reading of this Sunday want to remind us of the need to keep being prepared, not in anxiety, fear or worry but in the love of God and His people. The events of everyday life both natural and manmade should lead us to the full knowledge of our vulnerability and temporal journey on earth. As we prepare everyday for our eternal home in heaven, may the grace of God abide with us always in our heavenly journey. Amen
RECENTLY DECEASED Please remember in your prayers all who have died recently, especially;
Maria Galdes Funeral 11am on 16th November Anthony Almeida 11am 26th November John Summerville
We remember all those who have died during this time of pandemic. We continue to remember in our prayers all those who are sick and those who care for them.
MEMORIAL MASS FOR VICTOR EVANS R.I.P . There will be a memorial mass for Vic who died last year, this Saturday 13th November at 4pm. All welcome. NOVEMBER 23rd; REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEPARTED The MEMORIAL SERVICE for all our beloved departed, especially for those who have died in the past two years, will be held on Tuesday, 23rd November, at 7pm. For those who would like their family members and friends remembered during Masses in November and throughout the year, envelopes are available in the Narthex. They can be returned to the Church or Parish Office at any time.
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES; A REMINDER
Golders Green (beginning in St Edwards) 21 November, 3pm Hampstead Cemetery 14 November, 2.30 pm Hendon Cemetery (meeting at South Chapel) 21 November, 2pm Mill Hill Cemetery 21 November, 2pm New Southgate Cemetery 14 November, 2pm Paddington Cemetery, Willesden Lane 21 November, 2pm Trent Park Cemetery 21 November, 2pm The complete list will be available on the Noticeboard outside the Church.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE PRESBYTERY
We recently got the news that planning permission has been granted for the new build. Thank you to everyone who supported the application. We will keep you posted on developments.
SYMBOLS OF FAITH Saturday 27th November 10am-2pm at The Annunciation Church Parish Centre, 4 Thirleby Road, Burnt Oak, Edgware HA8 0HQ Symbols of Faith Workshop, preparing for the Sacraments and Participation in the Liturgy for people with learning disabilites. A Workshop that trains individuals parents, priests and catechists in the preparation of children and adults with special needs for the sacraments, using symbolic catechesis. Details from email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org VINNIE PACKS A reminder about this SVP initiative; could you consider sponsoring packs (they suggest £3.70 per pack)? Cheques, made out to SVP, to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ. You can also donate by Bank Transfer to Nat West, sort code 60-60-04, a/c 46088237. RED WEDNESDAY Aid to the Church in Need organises Red Wednesday, 24th November; a day to remind us of the persecution of Christians world-wide and, especially, of acts of violence against women and girls. To find out more and to support their efforts in various ways, see acnuk.org They, like other charities (CAFOD etc) have various Christmas cards/gifts available. CHRISTMAS CARDS Christmas Cards will be available for purchase at the Repository in the Narthex after Masses this weekend. Many thanks to all those who have helped out at the Repository over the two weekends. CHRISTMAS FAYRE JOHN KEBLE CHURCH Saturday 20th November 2021 10.30am - 2pm CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH THE NIGERIAN CHAPLANINCY The Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy Mill Hill cordially invites parishioners aged 60 and over to a Christmas lunch. Date: Saturday 4th December 2021 Time: 1pm Venue: Church hall To keep safe, numbers will be limited to 50 lunch guests only. Please leave your name with Melanie in the parish office.
'NIGHT UNDER THE STARS' The Passage is holding a fundraising concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday, 25 November, featuring works by Dvorak, Mahler and Smetana. Full details and booking at passage.org.uk or 02075921856 ADVENT CAROL SERVICE Carol Service at St Michaels and All Angels on Sunday 28th November at 5pm. URGENTLY NEEDED - CHURCHES TOGETHER IN MILL HILL CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH At this moment in time only 16 people have come forward to volunteer as drivers for the Churches Together in Mill Hill Christmas Day lunch. Christmas Day falls on a Saturday this year and so the large Jewish volunteer contingent is not available. Unless more people volunteer we will be unable to hold a sit down lunch in John Keble hall and will have to do a delivery service as last year. This lunch is an opportunity to reach out to those in the local area and bring a small amount of joy to them. If you feel able to help please contact Maggi on 020 8959 7918 ASAP. A decision about the lunch format will be made by Wednesday 17th November so that invites can be sent out. FR EUGENE AWAY Fr Eugene is taking a short break away and will be back in the parish for the weekend of Sunday 21st November. Rev Akobundo Anyanwu CM