Tympanum of Christ the King, Westminster Cathedral


This last Sunday of the Church's year is dedicated to the Universal Kingship of Christ; a reminder to us that, as the Easter Vigil says, 'all times belong to Him and all the ages. To Him be honour and glory now and forever'. We can only see life from our own, very limited, experience: this feast reminds us that 'it is in His world that we live and move and have our being' - and, that being so, we can rest in hope and trust that, in Him, all our paths and purposes find their end, all our endeavours (even those we may think have failed) will find their fruition and all our hopes will come to fulfilment. RECENTLY DECEASED

Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed,

Fr Michael Dunne CM

Fr Michael died in Ireland and had served in Mill Hill for many years. We also remember those who died recently and those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

We continue to remember in our prayers all those who are sick and those who care for them. CHANGES TO MASS TIMES From next weekend, 26/27 November, we move to the new Sunday Mass schedule. Evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday will continue to be at 5.30 pm. Morning Masses on Sunday will be at 8.30, 10.00 and 11.30 am. And please also remember that the carpark will not be available for the coming year. STILL SEEKING A KEYBOARD PLAYER Is there anyone out there willing to share their gifts? We are looking for a keyboard player for the Saturday evening Mass at 5.30. BLESSING OF THE GRAVES The blessing of graves will be held at Trent Park on Sunday, 20th, at 2pm. RACHEL'S VINEYARD This outreach seeks to heal the trauma of abortion through a helpline and weekend retreats. For more information see rachelsvineyard.org.uk. MARY'S MEALS An appeal will be made at the end of all Masses this weekend on behalf of Mary's Meals and the retiring collection will be for the charity.

MISSIONARY SALE FOR ETHIOPIA Also at Mass this weekend, Sr Rita will speak about the Daughters of Charity mission in Ethiopia. The Sisters will be holding a sale in their house on The Ridgeway (near St Vincent's School) from 11 am - 1 pm on Saturday, 26th November. The Sisters will be selling tickets for the raffle at Masses this weekend. ST NICHOLAS FAIR The Friends of the Poor Clares are holding their annual St Nicholas Fair at the Monastery, 102 Galley Lane, Arkley, EN5 4AN on Saturday, 26th November, from 10 am-1pm. FRIENDS OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL The Friends are holding the following events to support Westminster Cathedral. Both events will be Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QJ and both begin at 7pm. Tickets from friends@rcdow.org.uk

  • 22 November: Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife. Talk by Alison Weir, £10

  • 23 November: Cathedral Quiz with fish and chip supper. £18

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER

  • If you would like to have a dinner delivered to you on Christmas Day or you know of someone who would benefit from having a dinner delivered, please contact the Parish Office. This is especially aimed at individuals or couples who live alone and is an outreach of the Churches Together.

  • If you would be willing to deliver a meal (by car) on Christmas Day, please contact the Parish Office.

CHRISTMAS GIFT APPEAL The Catholic Children's Society is seeking donations for Christmas gifts. More information at the Parish Office or at cathchild.org.uk. CAFOD PROJECTS CAFOD have a number of projects running at this time, including:

  • a fun-run on Clapham Common on 10th December

  • the Door of Hope Advent Appeal

  • their 'World Gifts' catalogue, which suggests creative gifts like animals, health, education etc.

More information on all of these can be found at cafod.org.uk or you can use this QR code. AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED (ACN) ACN also has a number of projects at this time, including;

  • Christmas Cards and Gifts

  • a series of talks and events to mark the Red Wednesday: Break the SilenceCampaign, 23rd November

  • a variety of 'Gifts of Faith'; food parcels, Christmas presents for needy children, support for catechists, medical care for the sick etc.

Further information on all of these and on the work of ACN can be found at acnuk.org A DAY WITH MARY The next day will be at Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, Haverstock Hill, NW5 on 19th November. SVP BINGO AND TEA & COFFEE The Parish SVP group will be hosting another afternoon this coming Monday, 21st November, from 2-4 pm. CARE OF CREATION, MILL HILL Among our many concerns these days is the human impact on Planet Earth. We don’t have a Planet B! If you would like to join Sacred Heart’s Care of Creation Team, please email, drop a note or talk to Dee Mansi at millhill@rcdow.org.uk. The Parish is registered on the Laudato Si Action Platform and the CAFOD Live Simply campaign. We need everybody’s input. AND FINALLY... Isn't modern technology wonderful? The QR code above can be used to make on-line donations to the Parish. It will be on the newsletter in future and also on the notice-board in the Narthex. With every blessing,

Rev Eugene Curran CM