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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
As you leave Mass today you will be offered our special Planned Giving newsletter. The diocese encourages us to have a Planned Giving Drive every four years – our time has now come up. We realize many of our parishioners may also be feeling financially uncertain at this time, and have been very generous with regard to our community.

The main thrust of this drive will be to encourage all to reflect, as part of the increasingly needed budgeting, what it is appropriate to give towards the running of the parish, and to consider doing this through the special envelopes on a Sunday. It does not necessarily mean giving more. We should note that we are certainly having difficulties making ends meet and have reviewed our income and expenditure and are making cutbacks.

Next week a parishioner will explain this in a bit more detail and the following week we will be inviting those who are not in our Planned Giving scheme whether they would like to join it, and asking others if they’d like to change the amount given. . Such planning enables us to plan for the future based on a predictable steady income.

It’s not normally celebrated on a Sunday, but as we are in the middle of celebrating the Year of St Paul, for the 2000th anniversary of his birth the 12 noon Mass today will be for his feast and we have a special display in the porch.
Please pick up various book marks and cards and the pink prize Crossword competition.
N.B. The diocesan commissioned Icon of St Paul can be reverenced at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, Nicoll Rd, Harlesden, from today until 31st January.
“You were chosen in Christ before the beginning of the world”

posted by Sinead Reekie at 11:11 am