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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Saturday, November 24, 2007
Preparation for our Mission & Church Heating
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King, as the last Sunday of the Church’s year. We are told in the Gospel that the sign placed above our Saviour on the cross read “This is the King of the Jews” (Lk 23:38). It was not fully realised at the time by many that in fact Jesus was the King, not only of the Jews, but of all heaven and earth. This king however is not distant and aloof, but a king of love and mercy who wants all his children to know him.
Some weeks ago there was an invitation to pray for a particular person who might benefit from knowing this fact more deeply. If we have prayed for someone we have already helped them; Jesus himself promised “Ask and you shall receive” (Mt 7:7). It may be possible though for God to help them even more and for this reason there are leaflets available this week to give away. There is also an invitation to our parish mission which begins on 8th Dec. It should be a wonderful way for someone to discover in a new way, how Christ is their King.
Church Heating
When we attempted to turn on the heating in early October it would not work and we got an Engineer to inspect it. The Engineer said that the heating system was not safe to use and isolated it. An estimate to rectify matters was obtained which amounted to £12,825.00 which included lining the existing flue.
As the two boilers are nearing the end of their useful life we asked if the repaired flue would be compatible with new boilers and were told no. As the boilers would need replacing in the near future we obtained two estimates to replace the boilers and update the whole system. The estimates amounted to £32,900.00 and £30,522.00. Following the discussions with the Finance and Premises Committee and Chris Fanning, the Diocesan Building Surveyor, it was agreed to accept the lower estimate from Hollywell Building Services, and an order to Hollywell was issued on the 13th November. Hollywell have promised to complete the installation by Christmas.
We appreciate that the cost of this installation is large but we believe that it is the right decision for the long term. We are able to meet the cost from our financial reserves. But of course that will be much reduced. We thank you for your patience over the past few weeks and ask that you bear with us whilst the work is being carried out. Work actually commenced on the 19th November.

PARENTAL FOLLOW-UP TO TODAY’S CHILDREN’S LITURGY:Perhaps your child would like to place his or her crown on a crucifix or picture of Jesus in you home.

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