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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, October 08, 2007
NEXT SUNDAY’S COFFEE: speak to someone new
Recently we sent out 67 letters to those who had filled out one of our green registration forms from January 2005 up to the present day. We sort of assumed that they were (at least a signify-cant majority of them) new parishioners. We are inviting them to come into the Annexe next Sunday between the 10:30 and 12 noon Masses for some mutual introductions. So pray for good weather.

Whilst, sadly for us but hopefully happily for them, a number of our parishioners have moved out of London and even to other shores (particularly across the water) in recent times. Very happily for us quite a number, particularly from the Indian sub-continent have joined, but also from the Caribbean, Africa and other places. It’s not always easy to settle in and meet other parishioners, so we hope next week will be good for them, and many of the rest of us, in mak-ing new acquaintances. So do come along and speak to someone you haven’t met before.

We plan to present a booklet to our ‘new’ parishioners, with short description of the 40 or so groups in the parish. Our parish is an active one.

Parish life and activity is of course centred upon our celebration of the Most Holy Eucharist. All our lives, inasmuch as they are fruitful for others, flow out from this.

Here in St Mary Magdalen’s we also have many initiatives running in the areas of prayer, adult catechesis, youth formation, service of those in the wider community, social life and direct support of the daily life of the parish, her Church and priests house. We hope that next week will help all to grow in their spiritual life. We hope that quite a few parishioners may get more involved in our groups. Together may we grow in the knowledge and love of God, and of each other.

PARENTS: To link in with our Children’s Liturgy theme next Sunday parents this week could help their children to make an act of faith. You can teach them the traditional words in most prayer books or below, or encourage them to express in their own words their desire to know Jesus better and to love him and his bride The Church more.

An ACT OF FAITH: Lord Jesus Christ, we believe in you and all your Church teaches, because you are truly the Son of the living God. Confirm and strengthen our faith.

posted by Sinead Reekie at 9:08 am