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Victory O Lord (detail): John Everett Millais

The first reading, which is a bit gruesome, shows Moses in his old age. He needs the help of Aaron and Hur to keep his hands supported in prayer. Traditionally, Hur was thought of as Moses' nephew, the son of Miriam. It is a reminder that we pray as a community and rely on the support of others - that is why the Prayers of the Faithful are so important in our Mass; we remember our sisters and brothers throughout the world and closer to home. So, even though you may not know the people, you support them by your prayers. If you would like us to mention anyone in the weekly prayers, please contact the office by phone or email. RECENTLY DECEASED

Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially:

Sr Joyce Howard DC Jessica Bright Gunawathi Theresa Shakespear

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.

FIRST AID SUPPORT AT MASSES If you are a trained first-aider, a practicing or retired GP, nurse, doctor, surgeon, pharmacist etc are willing to join a rota to provide support at Masses, please contact Christophe, SEEKING SCHOOL GOVERNORS St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, Mill Hill, has vacancies for Foundation Governors to join the Governing Body. We are seeking candidates who are interested in helping and supporting our local primary school. It involves about 12 hours per year and training is provided. If you are interested, please contact the School Office on 0208-959-3417 for more information.

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS A reminder that the blessing will take place on Saturday, 5th November, at 2pm. With the help of Kyumi McDonald and some of her colleagues, we will also be offering free health checks for your pets (though donations will be gratefully received). Everyone - and every pet - is welcome; please let your neighbours and friends know.

TODDLERS GROUP The play group for Toddlers will be moving to Thursday mornings from 10-11.30 am, beginning this Thursday, 13th. All are welcome. A DAY WITH MARY Two days are arranged for the coming weeks: 28 October at St Aloysius, Phoenix Road, NW1 and 5 November at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, London Rd, Enfield. WORLD MISSION SUNDAY Mission Sunday will be on 23rd October 2022. We remember that mission is part of the very nature of the Church and we can be part of that, through our prayer and our practical support. Envelopes will be available from this weekend or you can support them on-line at CATHOLIC WORKER Every so often, we receive copies of the London Catholic Worker. They will be left at the Repository for anyone who would like to read them. This group was started in 1933 by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin. To find out more about them and their work, and to read their newsletter, visit AMARE ET SEVIRE (To Love and Serve) On 12 November, the United Choirs of Christ will present this concert in Sacred Heart Church at 8pm. This is an initiative of Kappa Mill Hill and all are welcome. Tickets are available at the Parish Office. LORETO COLLEGE, ST ALBANS Sixth Form (Co-Ed) Open Evening on Wednesday 19 October, from 6.30pm. CHURCHES TOGETHER MILL HILL (CTMH) Reminders

  • Quiet Day at John Keble Church from 1-3pm on Saturday, 5th November. Contact Maggi Lamb at 0208-959-7918.

  • If you would like to join others on Christmas Day in John Keble Church, or you know of someone who might benefit and enjoy it, please contact us at the Parish Office.

  • 'Together in Barnet Night Shelter': if you would be interested in volunteering for this, please contact the parish office.

Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Brixton AND FINALLY... We have changed the day for Sr Avril's reflections on 'Let it be done unto me; how Mary helps us to be filled with God' to Thursdays after the morning Mass and Rosary. The talks will take place in the Bethany Room. There is no charge and they are open to everyone. Fr Ako has been on retreat this week, praying for all of us, and, unfortunately, Melanie has been under the weather healthwise; we wish her a speedy recovery. With every blessing,

Rev Eugene Curran CM

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