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Prisoners’ Sunday – 13th October – ‘Exploring Hope & Freedom’
Today is the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants as marked by the Catholic Church and across the Christian denominations. It is the time to reflect on how we as individuals, as a Church and as a community are serving those affected by imprisonment. The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. There are leaflets and donation envelopes on the Newsletter stand or you can place a donation in the wall safe marked ‘Prisoners’ Sunday’. Thank you.
Weekday Masses this week will be in the Presbytery on Monday and in the Parish Rooms for the rest of the week while the floor of the church is being sanded, re-sealed and polished. The church will be closed and Friday Holy Hour will be in the Parish Rooms.
First Holy Communion 2019-20
Enrolment forms for the 2019-20 program are now available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri). Forms must be completed and returned by Sunday 17 November. As in 2018, we will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. We will be holding a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30pm in the church, where we will share full details of the 2019-20 program. Please email email@example.com or call Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have initial questions.
Note: Candidates for the sacrament must be in Year 3 or above and live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.
Catechists for First Holy Communion – We are looking for new catechists to support our 2019-20 First Holy Communion program – previous experience isn’t needed, only an availability on Saturday mornings and an interest in engaging with parents and children! Please speak with Father Séan or contact Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you’d like to learn more.
We will publish information about preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation next weekend.
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – Thank you
Thank you to everyone who gave last weekend, raising over £950 for CAFOD. You can still hand in envelopes, give at www.cafod.org.uk/give or via the CAFOD box at the back of church.
World Mission Sunday
World Mission Sunday – Together we are Mission – Sunday 20th October 2019 – World Mission Sunday is when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. You will be able to Gift Aid your donations by using the envelopes available on the Newsletter stand. For more information, visit missio.org.uk Thank you.
Missio – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes containing your donations to the parish office this week. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks
Federation of St Peter’s and St. Gildas’ Catholic Schools – Website Launch
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. Visit stpetersandstgildas.co.uk to see our new Federation website covering both St Peter’s and St Gildas schools. Our main aims were to improve accessibility, to offer key information and news for parents and carers. We want the website to be a useful source of news ranging from termly curriculum topics, terms dates, latest news, set out statutory documents and a calendar of events at the school including fundraising and social events from The Friends. You will also be able to access ParentPay through the website. We feel the new site offers a much-improved experience for all users.
St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Open Mornings for Reception September 2020-21
All prospective parents are welcome to attend on the following dates: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 30th October, Wednesday 13th and Tuesday 26th November at 9:15am. Should you also wish to visit our Junior School you will be taken up to St. Gildas’ directly after the St Peters tour. Please phone the school office (020 8340 6789)to book your place as they are limited for each tour. Should you not be able to attend on these dates please contact Mrs Gaudiano (Admissions Officer) in the school office.
Secondary School Transfers
Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.
Month of the Holy Souls – Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand. Your list and donation for Masses for the Holy Souls should be returned to the Parish Office.
Mass of Commemoration – Friday 8th November, 7:30pm – This Mass is celebrated for members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation will be sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office by 5th November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.
New Eucharistic Minister’s Rota – for November & December for ministers without email is available on the Newsletter table.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.
Autumn faith–sharing “Baptised and Sent” – explores the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives help us to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets are available from group leaders or from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.
Altar Serving – is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage young people and adults to consider this ministry to serve Jesus more closely on Sundays and Holy Days and help others celebrate their Faith. Applications forms are available from the Sacristy or contact Ruben Ferreira (firstname.lastname@example.org). The next training will be in October.
The Summit – Join Westminster Youth Ministry for The Summit at Westminster Cathedral, an evening of great speakers, live music and Eucharistic Adoration. The Summit is aimed at people age 13-25yrs and will be on Friday 18 October, 6:30-8pm. For information email email@example.com. or visit https://dowym.com/events/the-summit-westminster-cathedral/.
Music Ministry Scholarship 2019-2020 – If you are young parish musician who would like to improve your skills with the help of a professional for free and meet young musicians from other parishes, please visit https://dowym.com/voices/apply-now-for-the-music-ministry-scholarship-2019-20/ or email Westminster Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition about the draft Domestic Abuse Bill – Please sign the petition card available at the back of the church on the newsletters stand and return to SPUC who will present your message to the Home Secretary. Visit spuc.org.uk for more information.
Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.
Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.
Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.
Please pray for:
Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Safina Malik, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy, Jennifer Mann, Errol Curran, John Nohelty, Jackie Loivette, Joseph Paul, Frances Byrne & Grenville Ignatius.
Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.
In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.
Those who have recently died:
Andrew Jackman, Timothy Nolan & Fr Barry Ffrench.
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Vernon Rodrigues RIP (1st Anniv)
Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 28: Daily Prayer – Week 4
MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Smith RIP
TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER – St Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette Durasmy
WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Theresa Lawrenson
THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER – St Luke, Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Timothy Nolan RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms
SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Stan Cosgrove RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER – 29th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Duncan RIP (1st Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Rita Ignatius RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY
THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of Holy Trinity Church
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019 – Susan Fleming
28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2nd 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Gospel Luke Luke 17:11-19
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods
COUNTING: – Monday 14th October – 9:30am – Team B
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 19th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th October 2019 – Margaret Forkan
29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th October 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Marianne Law 2nd Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st Exodus 17:8-13; 2nd 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:2; Gospel Luke Luke 18:1-8
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm John Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan
COUNTING: – Monday 21st October – 9:30am – Team C