Notices – 17th September

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Home Mission Sunday

The Home Mission Office exists to help the Church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel. It can seem daunting to share such a personal part of our lives as our faith in Jesus Christ. However, we could pray for people we carry in our hearts to encounter him for themselves. If you would like to pray for the spread of the Good News on a regular basis, please sign up to our newsletter via homemission.org.uk If you wish to make a donation to Home Mission, please place your donation in the wall safe above the Holy water font at the back of the church. It is also possible to donate online at catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Donate Thank you!

Missionary Sisters of England and Wales

On behalf of the Missionary Sisters working overseas I would like to thank you for your generous response to the Appeal given last week. I can assure you again that your contribution of over £1,100 to our work will be only for those in the greatest of need. Please remember us in your prayers and we too will hold your parish in our hearts and in our prayers, as partners in Mission. Sr Rose Mary Harbinson

Raffle Tickets

The winning numbers for September are 1st 162, 2nd 203 & 3rd 275 – Pale Blue (AB605637).

Retreat Day for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

‘Treasure in Clay Jars’ will take place on Saturday, 30th September from 10:00am-4:00pm at St John Vianney Church, West Green, 386 West Green Road, N15 3QL. Please bring your own lunch – coffee and tea will be provided. This retreat will run in conjunction with St John Vianney parish. For more information, contact Sr Devy on 07403784463. Details can also be found on the notice board outside the church.

Fire Marshal Training

We have been advised that, due to the limited exits from the church, we should have trained Fire Marshals who would be able to direct and assist in the unlikely event that we need to evacuate the building. Although we hope that we never need to evacuate the church, except for fire drills, we would like to have as many people trained as possible so that there should always be some available at every Sunday Mass or large celebration.

Precision Safety Services are providing Fire Marshall training free for the Deanery. This will take place at St John Vianney Church Hall on Wednesday, 27th September at 7pm. If you would like to attend please put your name down on the list provided at the back of the church ASAP or reply by email to the Parish Office. The training will last 1.5 – 2hrs.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes

Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Other notices

Priest Surgery
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 19th September, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 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.

Church Cleaners needed urgently – Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

Ushers and Offertory helpers for 11:15 Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – Posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with information. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place.  A deposit of £200 (plus £33 insurance if needed) is required, the balance due about 10 weeks before departure. Cheques payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church.

Secondary Schools Transfer 2018 – Details of St. Thomas More and St. Anne’s Catholic High School Open Days/Evenings are on the noticeboard. Others will be published as and when we receive them. Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms will be announced shortly.

Taize service at Holy Trinity – Sunday, 24th September, 6pm – 35 mins of gentle prayer, reflection and song in the Taize style. Further dates on 22nd October and 26th November.

Holy Trinity Quiz Night – Date for your diary – Holy Trinity Quiz Night, Friday, 13th October. Details to follow.

How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: – Bishop Mark O’Toole, Head of the Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis of CCBEW will give a lecture entitled, ‘How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: Prayer, Faith, Loving Service and the Sacramental Life’ to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism. Monday, 2nd October 2017 at St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, W1D 4NR. Doors will open at 6:30pm and Bishop Mark will begin his lecture at 7pm. Admission £5 at the door. Registration: guildofourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – @ Douai Abbey 20th -22nd October 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! Prices start from £18.50. For more details visit: http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk. To book: https://v1.bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2017

ECHO Retreat for Young Adults – organised by Westminster Youth Ministry will be held at SPEC in Pinner from 20th -27th October. You are invited to come and spend a week exploring the revolutionary worldview that St Pope John Paul II has left for us in a beautiful series of teachings, commonly known as Theology of the Body, which reveals the truth of who we are and what we were created for. Visit http://dowym.com/events/echo-theology-body-retreat/ for details.

A Professional lady (Spanish mother tongue) – is looking for a room in a house or flat/house-share. Please contact Kit Greveson on 0208 340 0557 / 07507138582 if you know of anything in the area.

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.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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 & David and Pamela Roberts, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Christine Bosha & Olajide Olaniran.

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:
Cardinal Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Sr Mary Cannon (Srs of Sion) RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alison McGrath RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Galvan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim McGovern RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 24: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peggy Mayban RIP

TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP

WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James O’Reilly RIP

THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER – St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Peters RIP

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Caran Joseph
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – St Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Shomari Unguin Joseph
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. In honour of Our Lady (Thanksgiving)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Robert Namey RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. William Carr 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 19TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
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 September – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September – Nena Whitehead

24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Ecclesiasticus 27:30 – 28:7; 2nd – Romans 14:7-9; Gospel – Matthew 18:21-35
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez

PLANNED GIVING: – Sunday 17th September – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 18th September – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd September – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September – Ann Hughes

25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 55:6-9; 2nd – Philippians 1:20-24.27; Gospel – Matthew 20:1-16
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleminga
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips
11:15am Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 25th September – 9:30am – Team C

Notices – 10th September

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Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

We welcome Sr Rose Mary Harbinson who will be speaking at all Masses this weekend to share with us the missionary work of the Missionary Sisters of England and Wales. It is an opportunity for the parish to hear how their contributions have been made and put towards on-going projects around the world. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses. Please see posters outside the church.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor RIP

Cardinal Cormac’s body will be received into Westminster Cathedral at 10am on Tuesday, 12th September and will lie in Westminster Cathedral throughout Tuesday. All are welcome to visit to pay their respects, pray, and sign the book of condolence. At 5pm there will be Solemn Vespers of the Dead, at which Cardinal Vincent will preside and Archbishop Bernard Longley will preach. There will be an unreserved area for those of the faithful who wish to attend Vespers.

The Funeral Mass of Cardinal Cormac will be at 12noon on Wednesday, 13th September. Admission for the congregation at the funeral will be by ticket only. Each parish will be allocated 2 tickets. If you would like to attend, please hand your name and contact number in to the parish office/Fr Sean by Sunday evening (10th) to be drawn on Monday. The parishioners representing the parish will be contacted on Monday. Please pray for the repose of Cardinal Cormac’s soul, and for his family and friends. Please take a prayer card.

Raffle Tickets

The winning numbers for September are 1st 162, 2nd 203 & 3rd 275 – Pale Blue (AB605637).

Mira and Andrew Lidstone

Mira and Andrew would like to thank everyone in our parish and beyond for their overwhelming support during Mira’s ill health. Masses and prayers will be offered for your intentions. Mira and Andrew

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes

Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Other notices

Priest Surgery
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 12th September, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 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.

Church Cleaners needed urgently – Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

Ushers and Offertory helpers for 11:15 Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church.

Secondary Schools Transfer 2018 – Details of schools Open Days/Evenings will be published on the noticeboard and in the Newsletter as and when we receive them. Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms will be published shortly.

Home Mission Sunday – 17th September 2017 – is an opportunity to inspire the faithful and help them engage with the mission of the Church, to evangelise, whilst supporting the work of the Home Mission Office in a practical way. If you wish to make a donation to Home Mission, please place your donation in the wall safe above the Holy water font at the back of the church. Thank you!

‘Retrouvaille’ – is a programme for Married Couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, or who may already be separated or divorced. The next programme commences with a weekend on 15th -17th September 2017 in Welwyn Garden City. Contact in confidence: email info@retrouvaille.org.uk Tel: 07973 380443 (to speak to Julie & Gearoid) Tel: 07887 296938 (to speak to Michael & Frances)

How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: – Bishop Mark O’Toole, Head of the Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis of CCBEW will give a lecture entitled, ‘How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: Prayer, Faith, Loving Service and the Sacramental Life’ to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism. Monday, 2nd October 2017 at St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, W1D 4NR. Doors will open at 6:30pm and Bishop Mark will begin his lecture at 7pm. Admission £5 at the door. Registration: guildofourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – @ Douai Abbey 20th -22nd October 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! Prices start from £18.50. For more details visit: http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk. To book: https://v1.bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2017

ECHO Retreat for Young Adults – organised by Westminster Youth Ministry will be held at SPEC in Pinner from 20th -27th October. You are invited to come and spend a week exploring the revolutionary worldview that St Pope John Paul II has left for us in a beautiful series of teachings, commonly known as Theology of the Body, which reveals the truth of who we are and what we were created for. Visit http://dowym.com/events/echo-theology-body-retreat/ for details.

A Professional lady (Spanish mother tongue) – is looking for a room in a house or flat/house-share. Please contact Kit Greveson on 0208 340 0557 / 07507138582 if you know of anything in the area.

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.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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 & David and Pamela Roberts, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Christine Bosha & Olajide Olaniran.

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:
Cardinal Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Sr Mary Cannon (Srs of Sion) RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti (Recovery)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Nellie Walsh RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ron Cording & Haliday
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 23: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Nancy Rooney RIP

TUESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Ann Heaney (Recovery)

WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Robert Kula RIP

THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve Bethell (Birthday)

FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER – Sts Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Paton & Mary McKane RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alison McGrath RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Galvan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim McGovern RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond 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 12TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am – DEANERY MEETING – Stamford Hill
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 9th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th September – Margaret Forkan

23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th September
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Martin WHitaker
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Ezekiel 33:7-9; 2nd – Romans 13:8-10; Gospel – Matthew 18:15-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: Monday 11th September – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September – Nena Whitehead

24TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Ecclesiasticus 27:30 – 28:7; 2nd – Romans 14:7-9; Gospel – Matthew 18:21-35
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez

PLANNED GIVING: – Sunday 17th September – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 18th September – 9:30am – Team B

Scripture notes – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 17th September 2017

Forgiveness is the main theme for this week. In the Lord’s Prayer at every mass, we say ‘forgive us as we forgive those who trespass against us’, and this familiarity may mask the challenge this can be. Our readings give us opportunity to reflect on how seriously Jesus takes this obligation. Continue reading Scripture notes – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 17th September 2017

Notices – 3rd September

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Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

Next weekend, September 9th/10th September, Sr Rose Mary Harbinson will be speaking at each Mass to share with us the missionary work of the Missionary Sisters of England and Wales. It is an opportunity for the parish to hear how their contributions have been made and put towards on-going projects around the world. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses. Please see posters outside the church.

Raffle Tickets

Will be on sale this weekend 2nd/3rd September after all Masses. The winning numbers for August were 200, 186 & 174 – Pale Green (AB625949).

Church Cleaning

We urgently need cleaners who can help clean the church on Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

RCIA

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.

CAFOD – Romero, El Salvador & Harvest Fast Day

“We plant the seeds that one day will grow” You are invited to join CAFOD on either Saturday, 9th September in Lambeth or Saturday, 16th September at Oakwood for an inspiring meeting. Both meetings will give first hand our work in El Salvador from Clare Dixon from our Latin America team. Clare has been playing a major part in CAFOD’s work to keep up work begun in Blessed Oscar Romero’s time to ensure that the voice of the poor and persecuted is not silenced in El Salvador. Both meetings will commence at 10am. Please contact us for further information or to book – westminster@cafod.org.uk or 0208 449 6970.

A huge thank you to all our Gift Aiders

We have received the first and main part of our Gift Aid payment for 2016/2017. The total we will receive for the last tax year will amount to over £20,000 and make a considerable contribution to parish income. If you are a tax payer but do not already Gift Aid, all you need to do is complete a simple form and make your regular donations using envelopes or by standing order to enable the parish to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Forms are available on the Newsletter stand. If need a statement of your Gift Aid donations for 2016/2017 please email plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or contact the Parish Office.

P.S. Will the parishioner who has been using plain, un-numbered envelopes for their Sunday offerings, please contact the office or speak to Fr Sean and let us know who they are! Thank you.

Other notices

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

Ushers and Offertory helpers for 11:15 Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

For Catholics working in Healthcare and those seeking to be Chaplains – Starting in October, St Mary’s University Twickenham is pleased to offer a new foundation degree in Healthcare Ethics, Theology and Care. This is a part time two year programme for those seeking to be hospital chaplains and for people working in healthcare settings, from care homes, to hospices and hospitals. Lectures and seminars take place at St Mary’s one evening a week and additional lectures and resources are available online. If you are interested in applying or finding out more please contact matthew.james@stmarys.ac.uk

ECHO Retreat for Young Adults – organised by Westminster Youth Ministry will be held at SPEC in Pinner from 20th -27th October. You are invited to come and spend a week exploring the revolutionary worldview that St Pope John Paul II has left for us in a beautiful series of teachings, commonly known as Theology of the Body, which reveals the truth of who we are and what we were created for. Visit http://dowym.com/events/echo-theology-body-retreat/ for details.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church.

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – @ Douai Abbey 20th -22nd October 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! Prices start from £18.50. For more details visit: http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk. To book: https://v1.bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2017

Praying the Rosary – is a long-established devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church. Here at St. Peter’s a group pray the Rosary after the 9.00am morning Mass on Tuesday and Friday. If you have a particular devotion to Our Lady, you might wish to join them.

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.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Francesco Nazzini, 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 & David and Pamela Roberts, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Mira Lidstone, Sr Margaret Begley & Sr Patricia O’Sullivan.

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.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. James Keaney RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Cassie Bradley (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Margaret Treanor RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 22: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jean Towey RIP

TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence & Friends

WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Galvin RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan (Recovery)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti (Recovery)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Nellie Walsh RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ron Cording & Haliday
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 5TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: Saturday 2nd September 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: 2nd/3rd September – Susan Fleming
2nd/3rd SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – Jeremiah 20:7-9; 2nd – Romans 12:1-2; Gospel – Matthew 16:21-27
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone
PLANNED GIVING: Sunday 3rd September 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: Monday 4th September 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: Saturday 9th September 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: 9th/10th September – Margaret Forkan
9th/10th SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Martin WHitaker
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Ezekiel 33:7-9; 2nd – Romans 13:8-10; Gospel – Matthew 18:15-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan
COUNTING: Monday 11th September 9:30am – Team A

Scripture notes – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 3rd September 2017

Today the liturgy concentrates on the suffering that is often the result of bearing God’s word to the world. It was the fate of the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah whose complaint we hear first. St Paul gives us a lighter obligation, but one that can still feel hard enough, then Jesus has a sombre warning – which ends in hope. Continue reading Scripture notes – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 3rd September 2017

Notices – 27th August

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Housing a Syrian refugee family

Thank You to the 20+ parishioners who have offered to help with this project.

Resumption of normal service!

The times of weekday Masses, Holy Hour, Confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction return to normal from 1st September.

Raffle Tickets

Will be on sale next weekend 2nd/3rd September after all Masses. The winning numbers for August were 200, 186 & 174 – Pale Green (AB625949).

Church Cleaning

We urgently need cleaners who can help clean the church on Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

Soup Run

Thank you to those parishioners who helped out making and distributing sandwiches, teas and coffees for the Soup Run during the holiday period.

RCIA

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.

SEEDs

Our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will be meeting at a different venue this month as the school hall is having repairs! On Saturday, 2nd September SEEDs will be meeting at the Abide Church Hall, 145 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8JN – next to the swimming pool, from 2-4pm. Activities include African drumming, art and music. Volunteers always welcome. Debbie, Derek, Mary, Sue and Kayte 0777 939 4424.

A huge thank you to all our Gift Aiders

We have received the first and main part of our Gift Aid payment for 2016/2017. The total we will receive for the last tax year will amount to over £20,000 and make a considerable contribution to parish income. If you are a tax payer but do not already Gift Aid, all you need to do is complete a simple form and make your regular donations using envelopes or by standing order to enable the parish to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Forms are available on the Newsletter stand. If need a statement of your Gift Aid donations for 2016/2017 please email plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or contact the Parish Office.

P.S. Will the parishioner who has been using plain, un-numbered envelopes for their Sunday offerings, please contact the office or speak to Fr Sean and let us know who they are! Thank you.

Other notices

Resumption of meetings
Fr Sean’s General Surgery, when you can see Fr Sean without an appointment, resumes on Tuesday 5th September.

Ascent Group resumes on Tuesday, 5th September at 10am.

Legion of Mary resumes on Wednesday, 6th September at 7:30pm

Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions – On the weekend of September 9th/10th September Sr Rose Mary Harbinson will be speaking at each Mass to share with us the missionary work of the Missionary Sisters of England and Wales. It is an opportunity for the parish to hear how their contributions have been made and put towards on-going projects around the world. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses. Please see posters outside the church.

Ushers and Offertory helpers for 11:15 Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

For Catholics working in Healthcare and those seeking to be Chaplains – Starting in October, St Mary’s University Twickenham is pleased to offer a new foundation degree in Healthcare Ethics, Theology and Care. This is a part time two year programme for those seeking to be hospital chaplains and for people working in healthcare settings, from care homes, to hospices and hospitals. Lectures and seminars take place at St Mary’s one evening a week and additional lectures and resources are available online. If you are interested in applying or finding out more please contact matthew.james@stmarys.ac.uk

ECHO Retreat for Young Adults – organised by Westminster Youth Ministry will be held at SPEC in Pinner from 20th -27th October. You are invited to come and spend a week exploring the revolutionary worldview that St Pope John Paul II has left for us in a beautiful series of teachings, commonly known as Theology of the Body, which reveals the truth of who we are and what we were created for. Visit http://dowym.com/events/echo-theology-body-retreat/ for details.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church.

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – @ Douai Abbey 20th -22nd October 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! Prices start from £18.50. For more details visit: http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk. To book: https://v1.bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2017

Westminster Justice and Peace Appeal – There is a new & growing crisis where asylum seekers are gathering again in Calais, but this time mostly young people who have lost connection with family and friends. How can we help? Gifts are welcome or donations direct at https:/www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/rcdiocese-westminster/helpacalaisminor Fill in details if you are a tax payer, as then the Giftaid can be applied. Appeal ends August 31st 2017.

Praying the Rosary – is a long-established devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church. Here at St. Peter’s a group pray the Rosary after the 9.00am morning Mass on Tuesday and Friday. If you have a particular devotion to Our Lady, you might wish to join them.

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.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Francesco Nazzini, 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 & David and Pamela Roberts.

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.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Danny O’Sullivan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Clare Bruce (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 21: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 28TH AUGUST – St Augustine, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christy Jordan RIP

TUESDAY 29TH AUGUST – The Passion of St John the Baptist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Jordan RIP

WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John & Annette Carroll

THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. McCormack Family

FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. David Constant RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Kehinde Oriogun RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS>
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. James Keaney RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int.
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Margaret Treanor 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

THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

PRIEST SURGERY, LIFE ASCENDING GROUP, LEGION OF MARY, UNDER-5s PLAY GROUP resume in September

Rotas

SOUP RUN: Saturday 26th August 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: 26th/27th August – Theresa Quinn
26th/27th August – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Avril Byrne 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 22:19-23; 2nd – Romans 11:33-36; Gospel – Matthew 16:13-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney
COUNTING: Monday 28th August 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: Saturday 2nd September 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: 2nd/3rd September – Susan Fleming
2nd/3rd September – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – Jeremiah 20:7-9; 2nd – Romans 12:1-2; Gospel – Matthew 16:21-27
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone
PLANNED GIVING: Sunday 3rd September 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: Monday 4th September 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: Saturday 9th September 4pm & 6pm – Team C

Scripture notes – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 27th August 2017

The Gospel has reached a turning point, for Jesus has finished his Galilean ministry. He now asks his disciples what they have learned about who he is. Jesus as the Christ, the ‘Messiah’, is something we so take for granted, it may take a little effort to understand the faith it required of the twelve assorted Galilean men. The other readings offer some subtle light on Matthew. Continue reading Scripture notes – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 27th August 2017