Notices 22nd April

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Priest Training Fund

This weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. You can read Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday here.

Today’s second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 28 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year 8 men wewe ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can and Gift Aid your donation if possible. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation leaflet, plenty are still available at the back of the church. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Confirmation

The Sacrament will be celebrated on Saturday, 28th April at 6:30pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington. All parishioners are welcome to join the candidates in their special celebration. Please continue to pray for our candidates. There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April at 7:30pm in church.

First Holy Communion

We welcome all our children and their families to the final Celebration Mass at 11:15am today. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at one of the 6 morning Masses on 6, 13 or 20 May 2018.

There is an important Parents’ Meeting this Tuesday, 24th April at 7:30pm in the Church, which all Parents should attend, to discuss the arrangements for the Masses in May, rehearsals and alb collection & return.

Rest in Peace

Peggie Cagney RIP, a former parishioner, died on Good Friday, 30th March. Peggie’s funeral will be held at St Monica’s Church, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, N13 4DJ. Removal to Church Thursday, 26th April, 7.30pm and funeral Mass Friday, 27th April, 12.00pm. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Eugene Buckley RIP, The funeral Mass of the late Eugene Buckley RIP will be held on Wednesday, 2nd May at 1:30pm followed by burial at Islington Cemetery, East Finchley. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Elizabeth Rogers RIP, The Rogers’ family would like to thank parishioners who attended Elizabeth Rogers’ Funeral and for all your kind messages, Mass cards and support. Mass will be offered for your intentions on Monday, 21st May at 9am.

Soup Run – Vegetarian Rota

Volunteers urgently need to make vegetarian sandwiches (cheese/egg mayo) once a month on a Saturday at home, to then be delivered to the lower parish rooms by 6pm latest. Please contact Jennifer in the parish office on 020 8340 3394.

Parish Draw Results

1st 203, 2nd 226 & 3rd 143 (White AE6LMM4R)

First Holy Communion preparation

See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 24th April, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Planned Giving – new envelopes – Please collect your new box if you have not already done so.

Eucharistivc Ministers’ Rota – for ministers without email, copies of the rota for May and June are available on the Newsletter Stand.

An evening with Bach – at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL, Saturday 28th April 7:30-8:30pm. Clare Norburn (soprano), Naomi Anderson (flute), Irena Henderson (cello), Marion Bettsworth (harpsichord). Free entrance. Retiring collection.

Daffodil Endowments – if you would like to keep your pot of daffodil bulbs for planting next year, these are now in the church garden. Please contact Jennifer on 020 8340 3394 to arrange collection.

‘Hour of Prayer for Vocations’ – Saturday 28th April 2018 from 4.15-5.15pm in our Chapel at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne’s Home, 77 Manor Road, London N16 5BL. We are on the 106 bus route and the bus stops very close to our Home (alight at Heathland Road). Sr. Agnes Mary, Mother Superior

Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at St Vincent, Potters Bar, on Saturday, 12th May. No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.

March for Life – Family-friendly, life-fest starts at 9.30am at De Vere Connaught Rooms, 61-65, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA. Children’s zone, music, workshops, confessions, stalls, and much more. 1pm march to Parliament Square for speakers, including Clare McCullough of the GoodCounselNetwork.com. Day ends at 4:15pm. See www.marchforlife.co.uk for more details..

Thanksgiving for Matrimony – Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony for couples celebrating 5th / 10th / 25th / 30th / 40th / 50th / 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018, 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the parish office.

La Sainte Union School – has a limited number of places available in Years 7 and 8. If you are interested in applying for a place, please submit an ‘in year’ application form available from the school website www.lasainteunion.org.uk or e-mail admissions@lsu.camden.sch.uk for further information or an application form.’

Internship Programme – the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a four-week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. To take part participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact teachingschool@cvms.co.uk or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship

Sing Fauré’s Requiem – You are invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s University Chapel on Friday 8th June, as part of a massed performance involving St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from Catholic primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. All welcome, regardless of choral singing experience. Fauré’s Requiem is up there amongst the greatest choral works of all time; the work is sublime, and an absolute joy to sing. The wonderful venue of St Mary’s University Chapel will make this special performance one to remember. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds, TW1 4LT. For more information, please contact Miss Firman on c.firman@srrcc.org.uk.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Preparing for the Sacraments

Meetings are held in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure sessions start and finish on time.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
CONFIRMATION MASS REHEARSAL on Wednesday 25 Apr at 7:30pm in church
CONFIRMATION MASS on Saturday 28 Apr at 6:30pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 21, 28 Apr
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 22, 29 Apr
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 23, 30 Apr
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 24 Apr, 1 May
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sunday 22 Apr – 11:15am – Church

PARENTS’ MEETING
Tuesday, 24 Apr – 7:30pm – Church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, Chris Hessel.

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 recently deceased:
Patrick Naughton, Barbara Cotter, Peggie Cagney, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan & Eugene Buckley RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL – 4th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Kelleher
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Mary McKenna RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Clodagh Begley (Sick)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 4: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 4

MONDAY 23rd APRIL – St George, Martyr, Patron of England/strong>
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rodgers RIP

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL – Ss. Erkenwald & Mellitus, Bishops
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Jones Family (Thanksgiving)

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL – St Mark, Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve Brennan RIP (Anniv)>

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Life Ascending Group – Wood Green (30th Anniv)

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS Int. Sisters Of Providence (Deceased)
7:30pm – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 28TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter McMorrow RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 29TH APRIL – 5th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Confirmation Group
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Susan Clifford RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Susan Clifford RIP
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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 24TH APRIL
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st April – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April – Ann Hughes

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Acts 4:8-12. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2; Gospel: John 10:11-18
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 23rd April – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th April – Theresa Quinn

5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Marianne Law 2nd Reading: – Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Acts 9:26-31. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:18-24; Gospel: John 15:1-8
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Sunday 29th April – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 30th April – 9:30am – Team B

Vocations Sunday 2018

Listening, discerning and living the call of Lord

Sunday 22nd April the church sets aside this day as “Good Shepherd Sunday” a day to give thanks for all vocation states of life and to pray for the increase in discernment awareness, in all baptismal calls, to love God and serve his people. In particular, we are encouraged to pray for vocations to the Religious Life and priesthood. Let us always be attentive to the small voice of God calling us forward to follow in his footsteps.

In his letter for Vocations Sunday, Pope Francis looks forward to October’s Synod of Bishops which will meet to discuss the theme of young people and in particular the relationship between young people, faith and vocation. In his message he reminds us:

We are not victims of chance or swept up in a series of unconnected events; on the contrary, our life and our presence in this world are the fruit of a divine vocation! Continue reading Vocations Sunday 2018

Scripture notes – 4th Sunday of Easter Year B – 22nd April 2018

The liturgy this week does not present us with another appearance of the Risen Lord, but with reflections that take in what Jesus said during his earthly lifetime and with later actions and reflections that show us aspects of what the Resurrection accomplished. Continue reading Scripture notes – 4th Sunday of Easter Year B – 22nd April 2018

Notices – 15th April

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Priest Training Fund

Next weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will also take place next weekend. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 28 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year eight men wereordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets are available in the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information and bring it back next weekend with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Confirmation

The Sacrament will be celebrated on Saturday, 28th April at 6:30pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington. All parishioners are welcome to join the candidates in their special celebration. Please continue to pray for our candidates. There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April at 7:30pm in church. Please note – No group session on Wednesday, 18th April.

Rest in Peace

Barbara Cotter RIP – it is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Barbara Cotter last Wednesday, 11th April. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, 18th April at 7pm followed by repatriation to Ireland. Please keep Rory, Barbara’s husband, and her four boys, Conor, Adair, Ross & Oisin and the family in your prayers at this sad time. Please note no 9am Mass on that day.

Peggie Cagney RIP, a former parishioner, died on Good Friday, 30th March. Peggie’s funeral will be held at St Monica’s Church, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, N13 4DJ. Removal to Church Thursday, 26th April, 7.30pm and funeral Mass Friday, 27th April, 12.00pm. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The next meeting of the Tottenham Refugee Alliance is at 7pm this Thursday, April 19, in the hall of St John Vianney, West Green Road. This project is up and running but more helpers are needed. For more info about our work, please go to tottenhamrefugees.org.uk – and keep an eye on it for ways in which you can contribute with your time or financially – or both!

Come and Sing Messiah

Saturday 21st April at Holy Trinity Church. Register from 10am, rehearsals 10.30am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, performance at 4.30pm. Performer tickets £10 (£5 concessions) + £2 for score if needed. Audience tickets £5. Bring your own lunch. Refreshments available. For further details and to reserve a place please go to www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk

Parish Draw Results

1st 203, 2nd 226 & 3rd 143 (White AE6LMM4R)

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

Classes resume this coming week from 17th April. See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 17th April, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Planned Giving – new envelopes – Please collect your new box if you have not already done so. If you still wish to join, leave your details on the form next to the envelopes at the front of church where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. You can also email plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com to sign up, request forms or ask any questions. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let the office know so we stop claiming for you.

Holy Trinity Taize Services – 15th April & 13th May, 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4.

‘Hour of Prayer for Vocations’ – Saturday 28th April 2018 from 4.15-5.15pm in our Chapel at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne’s Home, 77 Manor Road, London N16 5BL. We are on the 106 bus route and the bus stops very close to our Home (alight at Heathland Road). Sr. Agnes Mary, Mother Superior

Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at St Vincent, Potters Bar, on Saturday, 12th May. No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.

Thanksgiving for Matrimony – Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony for couples celebrating 5th / 10th / 25th / 30th / 40th / 50th / 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018, 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the parish office.

Internship Programme – the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a four-week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. To take part participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact teachingschool@cvms.co.uk or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship

Sing Fauré’s Requiem – You are invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s University Chapel on Friday 8th June, as part of a massed performance involving St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from Catholic primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. All welcome, regardless of choral singing experience. Fauré’s Requiem is up there amongst the greatest choral works of all time; the work is sublime, and an absolute joy to sing. The wonderful venue of St Mary’s University Chapel will make this special performance one to remember. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds, TW1 4LT. For more information, please contact Miss Firman on c.firman@srrcc.org.uk.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Preparing for the Sacraments

Meetings are held in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure sessions start and finish on time.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
NO MEETING THIS WEEK

CONFIRMATION MASS REHEARSAL on Wednesday 25 Apr at 7:30pm in church
CONFIRMATION MASS on Saturday 28 Apr at 6:30pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 21 Apr
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 22 Apr
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 23 Apr
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 17, 24 Apr
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sunday 22 Apr – 11:15am – Church

PARENTS’ MEETING
Tuesday, 24 Apr – 7:30pm – Church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, Chris Hessel. .

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 recently deceased:
Peggie Cagney, Patrick Naughton & Barbara Cotter RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL – 3rd Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Peggy Dalton RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maureen Killoran RIP (5th Anniv) & Martin Ryan
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carol Ronan RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 3: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 3

MONDAY 16TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine D’Gama RIP

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Patricia O’Sullivan (Get well)

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL – St Alphage, Bishop & Martyr
NO 9:00am* – MASS
7:00pm – FUNERAL MASS – Barbara Cotter RIP

THURSDAY 19TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of ProvidenceP

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS Int. James & Gladys Phillip RIP
7:30pm – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 21ST APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rodgers RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL – 4th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Kelleher
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Mary McKenna RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Clodagh Begley (Sick)

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 19TH APRIL
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April – Nena Whitehead

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Acts 3:13-15. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 2:1-5; Gospel: Luke 24:35-48
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Sunday 15th April – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 16th April – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st April – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April – Ann Hughes

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Acts 4:8-12. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2; Gospel: John 10:11-18
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 23rd April – 9:30am – Team A

Notices – 8th April

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Welcome

We welcome Paul Renford, who was baptised and fully received into the Church, Marco Laughlin who was baptised and received his first holy communion, Susana Alberto Ramos Dos Santos, Nuno Antao Dos Santos & Paul Laughlin who were confirmed and received their first holy communion at the Easter Vigil. Please keep Paul, Marco, Susana, Nuno & Paul in your prayers.

A Big Thank You

Thank you to everyone who made our parish celebration of Holy week and Easter special. There are the people we see – Fr. Sean leading our liturgies, the Readers, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Singers, Musicians, the people who take up the collection, bring up the offertory gifts and of course everyone who comes to celebrate with us so prayerfully. Then there are the people supporting them – Jennifer our Parish Secretary, the people who organise our ministers, those who arrange flowers, prepare, clean and decorate the church, wash linen, count and bank the collections, etc. We must give a special mention to our First Holy Communion candidates and their catechists who led the Family Stations of the Cross so well on Good Friday and who also wrote the beautiful Easter Prayers decorating the pillars at the back of church. St Peter’s is blessed with many people who give their time and service generously not only at Easter but throughout the year. We send our thanks and prayers for God’s Blessing to all of you. Fr Sean adds his thanks for your cards, generous Easter Offerings as well as your donations during Lent and on Good Friday for the collection for the Holy Places.

Feast of The Annunciation

Monday 9th April is the feast of The Annunciation of the Lord

Rest in Peace

Peggie Cagney RIP – The family of Peggie Cagney wish to let parishioners know of her passing on Good Friday 30th March. Details of her funeral have not yet been finalised and will be made available when confirmed.

Patrick Naughton RIP – We have also been notified that Patrick Naughton, a former parishioner at St Peter’s, died this week. Details of his funeral have not yet been finalised and will be made available when confirmed.

Planned Giving Envelopes

The new envelopes come into use this weekend – please collect your new box if you have not already done so. If you still wish to join, leave your details on the form next to the envelopes at the front of church where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. You can also email plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com to sign up, request forms or ask any questions. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let the office know so we stop claiming for you.

Priest Training Fund

22nd April is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood and take up the annual collection for the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 students at Allen Hall seminary, 28 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year eight were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets are available in the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information, and bring it back in 2 weeks with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Parish Draw

Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale this weekend 7th/8th April after all Masses.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 10th April, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at Ealing Abbey on Saturday, 14th April or Our Lady or at St Vincent, Potters Bar, on Saturday, 12th May. No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.

Come and See Messiah – Holy Trinity Concert – Come and See Messiah – Saturday 21st April 10-4pm followed by concert at 4:30pm.

St Scholastica’s Retreat – Open Day – Saturday, 14th April, 2018 – Is this for you or for someone you know? The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £459pcm – more information on the poster and from The Warden: Rev Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough (01844) 344437. Email: info@stscholasticas.co.uk www.stscholasticas.co.uk

‘Hour of Prayer for Vocations’ – Saturday 28th April 2018 from 4.15-5.15pm in our Chapel at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne’s Home, 77 Manor Road, London N16 5BL. We are on the 106 bus route and the bus stops very close to our Home (alight at Heathland Road). Sr. Agnes Mary, Mother Superior

Thanksgiving for Matrimony – Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony for couples celebrating 5th / 10th / 25th / 30th / 40th / 50th / 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018, 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the parish office.

Internship Programme – the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a four-week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. To take part participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact teachingschool@cvms.co.uk or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship

Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham – Saturday 14th April 2018 – Tickets £30 including Transport and Evening Meal. Further information available on the notice board outside church.

Sing Fauré’s Requiem – You are invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s University Chapel on Friday 8th June, as part of a massed performance involving St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from Catholic primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. All welcome, regardless of choral singing experience. Fauré’s Requiem is up there amongst the greatest choral works of all time; the work is sublime, and an absolute joy to sing. The wonderful venue of St Mary’s University Chapel will make this special performance one to remember. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds, TW1 4LT. For more information, please contact Miss Firman on c.firman@srrcc.org.uk.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Preparing for the Sacraments

Meetings are held in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure sessions start and finish on time.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
GROUP SESSION on Wednesday 7pm, 18 Apr

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 21 Apr
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 22 Apr
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 23 Apr
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 17 Apr, 24 Apr
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sunday 22 Apr – 11:15am – Church

PARENTS’ MEETING
Tuesday, 24 Apr – 7:30pm – Church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, Chris Hessel.

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 recently deceased:
Peter McMorrow, Fr Timothy McCarthy, Peggie Cagney, Patrick Naughton RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 8TH APRIL – 2nd Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Patrick Connolly RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Madeline & Fran Gough (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Enzo Spuria
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Christopher O’Callaghan RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 2: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 2

MONDAY 9TH APRIL – The Annunciation of the Lord
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick O’Mahoney RIP (3rd Anniv)

TUESDAY 10TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL – St Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 12TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP

FRIDAY 13TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS Int. Carlo Avanzi RIP
7:30pm – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 14TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Andrew Petrou RIP (Anniv)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL – 3rd Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Peggy Dalton RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maureen Killoran RIP (5th Anniv) & Martin Ryan
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carol Ronan RIP

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 10TH APRIL
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 12TH APRIL
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 13TH APRIL
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – 7th/8th April – Margaret Forkan

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Acts 4:32-35; 2nd: 1 John 5:1-6; Gospel John 20:19-31
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 9th April – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April – Nena Whitehead

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Acts 3:13-15. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 2:1-5; Gospel: Luke 24:35-48
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Sunday 15th April – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 16th April – 9:30am – Team D

Scripture reflections – Easter Triduum and Easter Day – Year B

The three days celebrating the end of Jesus’ life on earth and his resurrection on Easter are presented as one continuous story. For those who do not find it possible to attend all services, reading and reflecting at home is a way to live with this season which is at the heart of our Catholic faith, the fulfilment of Christ’s life and the climax of our liturgical year. Continue reading Scripture reflections – Easter Triduum and Easter Day – Year B