This coming Friday (6th March) we are observing as CAFOD’s LENT FAST DAY. Literature is available - plus collection envelopes which you are asked to return next weekend. Elizabeth Carey will introduce this year’s theme at the end of Masses this Sunday

The second of the Lent talks will be given on Wednesday (4th) at 7pm in the social centre.  The theme this year is “The Church’s Commitment to ….” and Finola Ryan & Gail Williams from Saint Joseph’s, Hendon, the Archdiocesan centre supporting people with learning difficulties and their families will be speaking about their work – which goes to the heart of our Catholic understanding of inclusion. Refreshments are available after the 6pm Mass and the talk and discussion will finish by 8pm. Please do come along.

On the Fridays of Lent there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament all day and the Stations of the Cross follow the 6pm Mass

Lenten Alms – which this year is being given to the Westminster Diocesan Caritas – can be left in the marked slot near the main door.  Last weekend £200 was contributed.

Our neighbours at Our Lady of the Rosary Church have a vacancy for a part-time cleaner. A full job description and application form can be found via

Help is needed to staff the church’s REPOSITORY. If you can give an hour or so at weekends, or during the week, to see that our shop is open, please make contact with Sue in the parish office.

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, as part of their centenary celebrations, will be performing Elgar’s masterpiece, the Dream of Gerontius here on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30pm. Tickets from the school or on line via


The Children’s Liturgy resumes this Sunday (and contuses till the school Easter break during the 4pm Mass and welcomes those of our young ones who have not yet received First Holy Communion.

Website Designer? Artist Stephen B. Whatley, who painted our portrait of Saint James, needs a new website. Can you help? Please contact Stephen directly on (note the corrected address –which was given wrongly last week)  

Last week’s giving £4,065 (includes envelopes but not bankers' orders, etc.)


                                    A prayer for Christian Unity
“Lord Jesus Christ at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father that all should be one. Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name and seek to serve you. Strengthen our faith in you, and lead us to love one another in humility. May we who have bene reborn in baptism be united in one faith, under one Shepherd”.