Notices – 14th January

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Peace Sunday – 14th January

The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace. Every year Pax Christi promotes the Holy Father’s World Peace Day Message on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme reflects the relationship between migrants, refugees and peacemaking. The work of Pax Christi is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith and has a vision of a world where people can live in peace without fear of violence in all its forms. If you would like to contribute to the work of Pax Christi, donation envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

First Holy Communion – We welcome all 63 children and their families, to the Enrolment Mass at 11:15am this Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation in March and First Holy Communion in May.

Confirmation – Unwanted Gifts from Christmas – Our Confirmation candidates will be running an unwanted gifts sale this Sunday, 14th January after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity, Toilet Twinning.

May they Rest in Peace

Mary Malone RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Mary Malone will be held at St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park on Tuesday, 16th January at 10:30am followed by burial at Trent Park Cemetery.

Margaret Daniel RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Margaret Daniel will be on Thursday, 18th January at 12.00 followed by burial at Islington Cemetery, East Finchley at 2pm.

Maria Kuczwalski RIP – Details of funeral arrangements will be published when they become known.

Please keep Mary, Margaret and Maria, their families and friends in your prayers at this time.

Feast of Our Lady of Sion

Saturday, 20th January 2018 – Please pray for the sisters of Sion throughout the world and their work for peace and reconciliation in education, feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, befriending the lonely, isolated, sick & poor.

Parish Draw Results

1st 401, 2nd 357 & 3rd 426 (AB625949 Pale Green)

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 16th January, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Soup Run – thank you to everyone who continues to donate items via the box at the back of the church. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Thank you.

2nd International Choir Music Workshop – St Ignatius Church, 2-4th February 2018. Friday: 6:30pm -9:30pm beginning with Mass; Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm with hot meal; Sunday: 9:30am-3:00pm with Musical participation at 11:30am & 1:30pm Masses. Special sessions for both instrumentalists and singers. To book your place contact: Rafal Pratko: pratko@wp.pl or Katarzyna Paszek: paszek.katarzyn@gmail.com – by the 28th January. Cost: £30 including: materials, refreshments, two lunches. Pay on Entry. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church.

Supporting Catholic Schools – Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap preventing Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and have promised to abandon it; now we need you to tell them not to U-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit http://catholicnews.org.uk/ or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop the policy which bans new Catholic schools.

The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes – will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 2pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the Mass by the bishops and priests. The Cardinal invites the sick and infirm of the diocese to participate in this celebration. If any parishioners will be attending in a wheelchair, we would be grateful if they can let us know before Friday 2nd February so a suitable space can be reserved in the Cathedral.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Intergenerational European Pilgrimage – The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is organising a coach pilgrimage across Europe from 2nd-11th April 2018 which will visit Calais, Brussels, Strasbourg, Taize, Assisi, Rome and Geneva. Price is £695. Contact justice@rcdow.org.uk for information and application forms.

Retreats in Portugal – The Love Heals Body Mind and Spirit Ministry is arranging 7-day retreats at the Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide Retreat House in Portugal. One is in May and the other in September. See notice board for details.

Holy Trinity Food Bank – We supply our clients with breakfast cereal, biscuits, cooking oil, tea/coffee, sugar and long life milk to last 3 days. For main meals they receive pasta/rice/and tins of all kinds of vegetables, meat and fish, fruit and rice pudding/custard. We try to give jams, honey, chocolate and other treats also. If you are able to give any of these items. PLEASE place your donations in the box at the back of the church. Thank you.

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 MEETS:
– Sunday 14 Jan, after morning Masses – unwanted gifts sale
– Wednesday, 17 Jan at 7pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 13, 20, 27 Jan, 3 Feb
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4 Feb
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 15, 22, 29th Jan, 5 Feb
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 16, 23, 30, Jan, 6 Feb
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION AND ENROLMENT MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
SUNDAY 14th JAN – 11:15am – 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, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Fr David Williamson.

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:
David Roberts, Mary O’Shea, James Colgan, Margaret Daniel, Maria Kuczwalski, Darryl Matthews, Ann Donnelly & Mary Malone RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Barry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Ewings RIP (3rd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Kathleen Hall RIP

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

MONDAY 15TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 16TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY – St Anthony, Abbot
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mrs Carroll

THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY
12 noon – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Margaret Daniel RIP

FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS Int. Noreen Ryan RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Betty Adams RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim & Wayne Donnelly RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maura Lynch 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 16TH JANUARY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 17th JANUARY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY
1:40pm – UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January – Theresa Quinn

2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)
Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – 1 Samuel 3:3-10.19; 64:1.3-8; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15.17-20; Gospel – John 1:35-42
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th January – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 20th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st January – Susan Fleming

3RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)
Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st January
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Michael Sherly-Dale
Readings:
1st – Jonah 3:1-5.10; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Gospel – Mark 1:14-20
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 Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Sunday 21st January – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 22nd January – 9:30am – Team D

Scripture notes – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B – 14th January 2018

Fitting our commemoration of ‘Peace Sunday’ is the opening prayer of today’s mass: ‘Father of heaven and earth, hear our prayers and show us the way to peace in the world.’

After a long celebration of Advent and Christ’s birth, ‘Ordinary Time’ brings us into the period of his ministry. (The ‘First Sunday’ disappeared with some liturgical changes to the Christmas season, but still names the weekdays.) Continue reading Scripture notes – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B – 14th January 2018

Notices – 7th January 2018

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Crib Appeal 2017

The Crib will be available to visit until Monday, 8th January, the Baptism of the Lord, and you are asked please to continue to give generously to the Catholic Children’s Society. Your support makes a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults in our Diocese. The Society reaches out to families who are homeless or where there is poverty, debt, unemployment, long-term illness or family breakdown.

Peace Sunday – 14th January

The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace. Every year Pax Christi promotes the Holy Father’s World Peace Day Message on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme reflects the relationship between migrants, refugees and peacemaking. The work of Pax Christi is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith and has a vision of a world where people can live in peace without fear of violence in all its forms. If you would like to contribute to the work of Pax Christi, donation envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand.

May they Rest in Peace

The Funeral Mass of Mary O’Shea will be on Wednesday 10th January at 9:30am followed by burial at 11am. The body will be received into church at 7pm on Tuesday 9th January.

The Funeral Mass of James Colgan will be on Thursday 11th January at 9am followed by cremation at 11am.

The Funeral Mass of Margaret Daniels will be on Thursday 18th January at midday followed by burial at 2pm.

We learnt of the passing of Maria Kuczwalski on Friday morning. Details of funeral arrangements will be published when they become known.

Please keep Mary, James, Margaret and Maria, their families and friends in your prayers at this time.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

Confirmation – Unwanted Gifts from Christmas – Our Confirmation candidates will be running an unwanted gifts sale on Sunday, 14th January after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity. Any unwanted Christmas gifts would be greatly appreciated. Please hand them in to the parish office asap.

First Holy Communion – Classes resume next weekend. Enrolment will take place at the Celebration Mass on Sunday 14th January at 11:15am and all 63 children and their families are requested to attend. Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Prayer Sponsors – We would like a personal Prayer Sponsor for each of our 63 children preparing for First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion in 2018. Thank you those who have already agreed to be a sponsor but we are extending the deadline for this to Sunday, 14th January as we still need 40 sponsors. Please fill in your details on the list at the back of the Church if you are willing to remember one of the children in your daily prayers and when you attend Mass. We will contact you later in January with their first name. Thank you.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The next meeting is on Thursday, 11 January, 7 to 8.30, in St John Vianney’s hall. Many thanks to everybody who has supported this project. When the refugee family arrives, we shall need even more people to help them. For more information, please contact nichola_higgins@yahoo.co.uk or Bronagh Adams (broadams@hotmail.co.uk).

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale this weekend 6th/7th January after all Masses.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 9th January, 5pm-6:30pm at the Presbytery.

Soup Run – many thanks to those volunteers who kindly gave their time on 30th December to man an unscheduled soup run. There were many clients back on the streets after having been looked after by Crisis at Christmas who were very grateful for a hot drink and food.

The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes – will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 2pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the Mass by the bishops and priests. The Cardinal invites the sick and infirm of the diocese to participate in this celebration. If any parishioners will be attending in a wheelchair, we would be grateful if they can let us know before Friday 2nd February so a suitable space can be reserved in the Cathedral.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Intergenerational European Pilgrimage – The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is organising a coach pilgrimage across Europe from 2nd-11th April 2018 which will visit Calais, Brussels, Strasbourg, Taize, Assisi, Rome and Geneva. Price is £695. Contact justice@rcdow.org.uk for information and application forms.

Retreats in Portugal – The Love Heals Body Mind and Spirit Ministry is arranging 7-day retreats at the Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide Retreat House in Portugal. One is in May and the other in September. See notice board for details.

Holy Trinity Food Bank – We supply our clients with breakfast cereal, biscuits, cooking oil, tea/coffee, sugar and long life milk to last 3 days. For main meals they receive pasta/rice/and tins of all kinds of vegetables, meat and fish, fruit and rice pudding/custard. We try to give jams, honey, chocolate and other treats also. If you are able to give any of these items. PLEASE place your donations in the box at the back of the church. Thank you.

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 MEETS:
– Wednesday, 10 Jan at 7pm
– Sunday 14 Jan, after morning Masses – unwanted gifts sale

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 13, 20, 27 Jan, 3 Feb
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4 Feb
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 15, 22, 29th Jan, 5 Feb
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 16, 23, 30, Jan, 6 Feb
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION AND ENROLMENT MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
SUNDAY 14th JAN – 11:15am – 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, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Fr David Williamson.

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:
David Roberts, Mary O’Shea, James Colgan, Margaret Daniels, Maria Kuczwalski, Daryl Matthews & Ann Donnelly RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY – FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Marjory Sullivan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Christina Bosha RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Tommy Elders RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 1: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 8TH JANUARY – The Baptism of the Lord
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pat & Ann Marie Lydon (ill)

TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP
7:00pm – RECEPTION OF BODY – Mary O’Shea RIP

WEDNESDAY 10TH JANUARY
9:30am* – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Mary O’Shea RIP

THURSDAY 11TH JANUARY
9:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. James Colgan RIP

FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS Int. Annie Collins
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Yoruba Catholic Community
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Barry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Ewings RIP (3rd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Kathleen Hall 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 9TH JANUARY
10:00 – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-6:30pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

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

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th January – Ann Hughes

FEAST OF EPIPHANY (B)
Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th January
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 60:1-6; 2nd – Ephesians 3:2-3a.5-6; Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12
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 Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 7th January – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 8th January – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January – Theresa Quinn

2ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)
Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – 1 Samuel 3:3-10.19; 64:1.3-8; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15.17-20; Gospel – John 1:35-42
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th January – 9:30am – Team C

Notices – 24th December

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Christmas Greetings

On behalf of Fr Sean, Jennifer and the Parish Team, we send you greetings for a holy, happy and peaceful Christmas.

We also send our thanks to all those parishioners who have contributed in any way to our preparations and celebration for this most blessed time.

Crib Appeal 2017

The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) works with families struggling on low incomes and facing domestic crises. With your generosity we are able to ease their burden and give them real hope and faith in the future. This Christmas, millions of people in our Diocese are still desperately trying to think of ways to save money and cut back on spending. By donating at the crib or at www.cathchild.org.uk and following the link to ‘donate’, you can capture the spirit of the season by making an offering to help the most deprived families in our Diocese. Please be generous as your support makes a real difference to children’s lives.

Christmas Services at St Peter’s

Details of Masses from Christmas to New Year can be found here.

An apology

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to publish the remainder of this week’s parish news on the website. The printed Newsletter will be available at church. We hope that normal service will resume shortly.

Readings during the Christmas Season

The Christmas selection of readings is the same every year. Of the four gospels, Matthew and Luke, give an account of Jesus’ birth and these are probably the most familiar of all scripture passages because of the popularity of the Christmas holiday even outside the Christian churches. Mark’s shorter Gospel begins with the coming of John the Baptist and therefore we do not hear him during this season. John begins with a theological reflection on ‘The Word’ which describes Jesus’ existence ‘in the beginning’ and this leads to the proclamation of the core message of Christmas: ‘The Word became flesh and came to live among us.’

Matthew and Luke in their detailed stories emphasise some of the same points, such as the virgin birth and the town of Bethlehem. Other details, however, are quite different. They do not out-and-out contradict each other, and over the centuries Christians have intermingled them, setting up a pattern that is familiar in paintings, carols, and crib scenes. Our traditions have also added details that are not in the scripture; some of these are logical, like animals around the manger. Continue reading Readings during the Christmas Season

Scripture notes – 4th Sunday of Advent – Year B – 24th December 2017

The readings for this week, which bring us up to Christmas, are concerned with the title of Jesus the ‘Son of David’. At the time of the gospels, this was important to show that he was the expected the ‘Messiah’ or ‘Christ’. For us, it places him in the line of the hopes and prophecies of the Jewish religion that a basis of Christian identity. Continue reading Scripture notes – 4th Sunday of Advent – Year B – 24th December 2017

Scripture notes – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B – 17th December 2017

Rose colour today signals half-way through Advent. The first word of the mass at the entry antiphon is ‘Rejoice!’ – Gaudete in Latin – which is the traditional name for today. St John the Baptist again has centre stage in preparing for our welcoming of Jesus to his life on earth. Continue reading Scripture notes – 3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B – 17th December 2017

Notices – 17th December

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Gaudete Sunday

This Sunday is called Gaudete Sunday which means rejoice. As we gather to celebrate the Eucharist, the Lord is very near us – indeed he is in our midst. Reason indeed to rejoice!

Crib Appeal 2017

The Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) works with families struggling on low incomes and facing domestic crises. With your generosity we are able to ease their burden and give them real hope and faith in the future. This Christmas, millions of people in our Diocese are still desperately trying to think of ways to save money and cut back on spending. By donating at the crib or at www.cathchild.org.uk and following the link to ‘donate’, you can capture the spirit of the season by making an offering to help the most deprived families in our Diocese. Please be generous as your support makes a real difference to children’s lives.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

Confirmation – We welcome our Confirmation Candidates who will be enrolled at today’s 11:15 Mass onto the programme to prepare them to receive the sacrament next year. Please keep the candidates, their families and sponsors in your prayers.

First Holy Communion – Preparation classes continue this weekend/Monday/Tuesday, then resume after the Christmas break. Thank you for your understanding about the postponement of the two classes and the Enrolment last Sunday. As a number of families and catechists were having difficult journeys in the snow, we decided on Sunday morning to postpone to a date when everyone will (hopefully) be able to attend. The Enrolment will now take place at the Celebration Mass already planned for all 63 children and their families to attend on Sunday, 14th January at 11.15am. Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Prayer Sponsors Please fill in your details on the list at the back of the Church by Sunday, 7th January if you are willing to be a personal Prayer Sponsor for one of our children preparing for First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion in 2018. We will contact you in January with the name of the child to remember in your daily prayers and when you attend Mass. Thank you.

Christmas Day Nativity Play

Children wishing to take part in the short Nativity play at the 9:45am Mass on Christmas morning please come along after the 11:15am Mass this Sunday or contact Katherine Quinn on 07970 910564.

Christmas Services at St Peter’s

Details of Masses from Christmas to New Year Masses plus our Parish Reconciliation Service and other opportunities to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession at St Peter’s or at other Deanery Parishes can be found here.

Schools’ Christmas Market

The Friends of St Peter’s/St Gildas’ Schools are holding their Christmas Market this Sunday, 17th December, from 12pm-3pm at St Gildas’ School. Come along and join in the fun of this special event. Entrance on Tregaron Avenue. All welcome!

Olajide Olaniran RIP

The funeral Mass of Olajide Olaniran RIP will take place here at St Peter’s on Wednesday, 20th December at 11am followed by burial at Islington Cemetery, 1pm. A coach has been arranged for anyone who would like to go to the cemetery which will bring them back to the reception. There will be a Vigil celebration for Olajide on Tuesday, 19th December at 7pm in church. Please keep Gabriella and her family in your prayers at this time. Please note there will be no 9am Mass on that day.

Carols for CAFOD

Wednesday, 20th December at 7:30pm in church, with a retiring collection for CAFOD, followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

Christmas Endowments

The display of personal memories of parishioners’ loved ones will again decorate the church pillars this Christmas. If you would like to especially remember someone this Christmas, please fill out a form (on the newsletter stand at the back of the church) and hand it in to the Parish Office in an envelope with a £5 donation (£8 for 2 endowments) no later than Friday, 22nd December.

Carols on the Green

Thursday, 21st December at 7pm, outside Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4.

Parish Draw Results

1st 81, 2nd 4 & 3rd 122 (AE6L MM4R White)

Christmas Day Lunch and Party

Monday, 25th December at Union Church, Weston Park, Crouch End, N8, 12:30pm-5:00pm. See poster on noticeboard, reply slips & cards available at the back of the church or Tel: 020 8341-3918, email: unich@btinternet.com

Soup Run

Crisis will be operating from 22nd–29th December so the soup run rota is suspended over the Christmas/New period. However we would like to distribute on 30th December so that those back on the street will have a hot drink/food and are looking for sandwich makers at 3.45pm that Saturday. If you are able to give an hour or so, please let Kit know on 07507 138582 / kit.greveson@gmail.com.

Volunteers needed to clean the Church

Volunteers urgently needed to help us clean the church for Christmas – please come along on Wednesday, 20th December at 2:30pm. The more, the speedier!

Cold weather essentials for the homeless

The SVP are distributing 12,000 Vinnie Packs containing cold weather essentials to the homeless this winter. Please could you consider sponsoring packs at a suggested donation of £3.50 per pack. Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264, London SW1P 9EZ with cheques made out to SVP or placed in the wall safe above the water font at the back of church. Thank you so much for your support.

Housebound parishioners

Please let Fr Sean know of any housebound parishioners who wish to receive the sacraments over Christmas.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 12th December, 5pm-6:30pm at the Presbytery.

Eucharistic Ministers – If you will be celebrating Christmas here at St Peter’s, please put your name on the rota sheet that can be found on the Newsletter stand.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Diocesan Year Book – Copies of the 2018 Year Book are available on the newsletter stand priced £4.50.

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 MEETS:
Sunday 17 Dec, 11:15am, Enrolment Mass – Church
Wednesday 10 Jan, 7:00pm – Group Sessions resume after the holidays

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 16 Dec, s/h, 13, 20 Jan
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 17 Dec, s/h, 14, 21 Jan
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 18 Dec, s/h, 15, 22 Jan
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 19 Dec, s/h, 16, 23 Jan
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

ENROLMENT & CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
SUNDAY 14th JAN – 11:15am – 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, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Fr David Williamson.

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:
Olajide Olaniran, Thomas Callaghan & Mrs Agnes McAleenan (Bishop Paul McAleenan’s mother), David Roberts RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER – 3rd Sunday of Advent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Donor’s
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mary & Joseph Doyle RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. James & Mary-Ellen Ewings
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Advent, Week 3: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Paul McGlome (Get Well)
7:30pm – PARISH PENITENTIAL SERVICE – with visiting priests

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Ann Heaney
7:00pm – VIGIL CELEBRATION – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

WEDNESDAY 20TH DECEMBER
11:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Florence Namulondo

FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER
9:00am* – MASS Int. Sr Margaret Begley
9:30-10:00am – CONFESSIONS –
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – No morning Mass
10:00am-MIDDAY – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER – 4th Sunday of Advent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Fr Julien Black CP RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – no 11:15 am Family Mass today
7:00pm – MASS – no 7:00pm Mass today

MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER – THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Details of the Masses of Christmas can be found here. All the Masses of Christmas are celebrated for the intentions of all Parishioners both living and deceased.

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 19TH DECEMBER
5:00pm-6:30pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER
7:30pm – CAROLS FOR CAFOD – Church

THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th December – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th December – Susan Fleming

3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th December
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Marianne Law 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 61:1-2.10-11; 64:1.3-8; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Gospel – John 1:6-8.19-28
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale

COUNTING: – Monday 18th December – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd DecemberNo Soup Run this weekend – resumes 6th January
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th December – Margaret Forkan

4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th December
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – TBA
9:45am 1st Reading: – TBA 2nd Reading: – TBA
7:00pmno evening Mass
Readings:
1st – 2 Samuel 7:1-5.8-11.16; 64:1.3-8; 2nd – 1 Romans 16:25-27; Gospel – Luke 1:26-38
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips
11:15am No 11:15am Mass
7:00pm No 7:00pm Mass

CHRISTMAS – THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD
Sunday/Monday 24th/25th December
There will be separate rotas for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers for the Masses of Christmas

COUNTING: – Wednesday 27th December – 9:30am – TBA