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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Sunday, October 02, 2005
Visitations
VISITATIONS PAST - in the porch

We’ve just passed the One Hundredth mark. Although parish borders had still not been set on Rosary Sunday 1st October 1905 the first Mass was said at the newly rented 28 Park Ave. This was a large house on the corner of St Paul’s Ave. Ground floor rooms had been converted into a chapel. Fr Herbert Vaughan was appointed the first resident ‘Rector’ of the recently formed parish of Willesden Green.

Please see the porch display spanning this last one Hundred from its humble beginnings through to our recent building work. From the early football team (including it seems a Cassocked Parish Priest) to the more recent building of our Annexe by the bare hands of our own Knights of St Columba. Play ‘Spot the Parish Priest.’ Each one is there. The photos of Cardinal Hume amongst us were of his last, 1999, visitation, just a few days before he died.

VISITATION FUTURE - in the pulpit

It is appropriate then that next week we have a pastoral visitation by one of our diocese’s auxiliary Bishops who was appointed as an assist-ant to Cardinal Hume, Bishop George Stack. The Bishop’s role is to oversee the parishes in his diocese. It is the tradition that he makes a formal “Episcopal Visitation” to check everything’s going O.K!
This represents and makes present the coming of Christ the Bridegroom and Head of the Church. It will be a moment of particular bless-ing for us in our centenary year. He will preach at all Masses next weekend. Listen with especial care for the personal Word that God has for you at this time. See over for some more information concerning his itinerary.

posted by Saint Mary Magalene Church at 11:55 am