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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A 29th May 2011
Little Sisters of the Assumption –
After next Sundays 10:30 Mass, we will say au revoir.
The little Sisters of the Assumption are leaving our Parish after 25 years dedicated service. We wish them and their community health and happiness and extend our grateful appreciation for their invaluable support to the parish over the years.

A Brief history of the Sisters in London
Four Sisters came to London from Liverpool in 1985 as the Administrative House for the Sisters in England and Scotland. Some of you will remember Sister Kay, who was here from 1985 to 1988, who sadly died in 2008. The other Sisters were Sr. Ursula, (now being cared for in their Birmingham House), Sr. Josephine who passed away in 1991, and Sr. Valerie. Sister Winifred came in 1988 and was here for 12 years. She played the guitar at the Family Mass on Sundays. She then spent four years in South Africa – very kindly supported there by this parish - returning to look after elderly sisters in Birmingham where she suddenly passed away in January 2011. Sister Margaret Lonergan was the community archivist until her sad passing away in 2008.

Who are the Little Sisters of the Assumption
They were founded in Paris in 1865 by Fr Stephen Pernet and dedicated woman called Antoinette Fage, to look after sick and needy families. They came to England in 1880 going to anyone, of whatever creed, colour or belief, who needed them. They continued working in this way, and have spread to many parts of the world.

Sisters Valerie and Margaret say Farewell:
As the time has come for us to move, we would like to say how sad we are to be leaving the Parish after more than 25 years. It is a busy, warm and welcoming parish, and all the visitors who have been with us have experienced this welcome from the priests and parishioners. You are welcome to come and visit us in Birmingham. Please keep us all in your prayers, as we will remember you in ours.

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