Notices – 15th September

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Home Mission – Sunday 15th September

This Sunday we celebrate Home Mission Sunday. We are invited to find ourselves in the Gospel story as we accompany the characters who call out, ‘Rejoice with me!’ These words express the joy of finding something, or someone they had lost. Imagine the joy in your own heart when you see someone you love coming home to Church, because they are seeking, or have found Christ. Occasionally this happens by direct divine intervention, but more often we are called to be the face of Christ, praying for, inviting and welcoming those we love into a relationship with Him. Thankfully we are not alone in this task. The Home Mission Office is a national organisation that helps the local Church engage in the vital mission of Evangelisation. This weekend, they ask for our prayers and our financial support. Our prayers help them to be attentive to the Holy Spirit who directs their work, and our donations will enable them to help the local Church share the joy of the Gospel throughout England and Wales. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses this weekend for Home Mission. For more information about the Home Mission Office or to donate online please visit www.homemission.org.uk.

Fundraising

Please God, within the next few weeks the new Porch window will be installed completing that part of the work. There is still work to be done around the church. We thank sincerely all who have donated or pledged donations to the cost of the work but we need to continue our fundraising efforts. With this in mind we are having a fundraising meeting on Monday 23rd September at 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms to form a committee. Please do come and help.

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

St Peter’s Baby and Toddler Group

St Peter’s Baby and Toddler Group has a new regular meeting day of Tuesday and restarts this Tuesday, 17th September in the school hall, 1:45pm-3pm. All very welcome. Please come along and support our playgroup.

CAFOD Information Afternoon

CAFOD Information Afternoon – Wednesday 18th September 2:30pm-4pm with guest speaker, Laura Ouseley, who has first-hand experience of CAFOD’s work overseas. Hear how your support is helping communities. Meeting will take place at CAFOD’s Volunteer Centre, 1st Floor, Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London, N14 4HE. Email westminster@cafod.org.uk or call 020 8449 6970 to book.

Multicultural Day

Saturday 21st September, 1pm-4pm at Caritas St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4TY. Further information is available here and on the notice board at the back of the church.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The 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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 17th September from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Holy Trinity Quiz Evening – Our next parish quiz evening for Action for Kids will take place on Friday 4th October at 7:30pm in the Groves Room.

Soup Run – thank you to everyone who continues to donate items via the box at the back of the church. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Please note all foodstuffs must be within their use-by date on the Saturday we use them. Thank you.

125 years of Jesuit education – St Ignatius College will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets are priced at £75 and are available now on Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting: 125celebration@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk.

Support Victims of Modern Slavery – Classical Concert, St Mary’s Church (Cadogan Street) – Wednesday 25th September, 6pm. The Janus Ensemble, alongside soloists Ariana Kashefi (cello) and Oliver Wass (harp) will present an evening of classical music, in aid of Caritas Bakhita House & Saint John of God Hospitaller Services. Drinks and food will be provided during the intermission. Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

Volunteering – Caritas Westminster – invites anyone interested in volunteering to a free session covering the basics of becoming a volunteer. Wednesday, 25th September, 6:30-8;30pm at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. Refreshments from 6pm. To book email caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, call 020 7931 6077 or visit “Volunteering in the Community: Getting Started” on Eventbrite.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Open Evenings
September 2020 Year 7 Admissions:
Tuesday 17 September & Thursday 26 September 2019. The Headteacher will speak at 4:30pm and 6pm with guided tours of the school following each speech.
Year 12 (Sixth Form) Admissions: Thursday 3 October and Tuesday 15 October 2019. The Headteacher will speak at 5pm followed by guided tours. The last tour will be at 6pm.

St Ignatius College – Open Evening – Tuesday 17th September 2019, 5:30-8:00pm. Closing with Headteacher’s address at 7:15pm. Open Mornings – Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 26th September, 9am-10am. For further details see notice board at the back of the church.

Our Lady’s Catholic High School – Open Evening – Thursday 19th September, 4pm-8pm. Autumn Open Mornings from Monday 16th September to Friday 27th September, 9:30am-10:30am where you can see the school in action on a guided tour. Saturday Open Morning – Saturday 28th September 10am-12noon.

La Sainte Union Catholic School – Open Evening – Thursday 26th Sept 2019, 5pm-7pm. Open Mornings Wednesday 2nd October 2019 & Thursday 3rd October 9am-10:30am. Open Afternoons – Tuesday 8th October 2019 & Wednesday 9th October 1:30pm-3pm. See notice board for further information.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

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, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Safina Malik, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy, Jennifer Mann, Errol Curran, John Nohelty, Jackie Loivette & Joseph Paul.

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:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Nonna Nina, Nonna Roseta & Nonno Tony
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Donor

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

MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER – Ss Cornelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

TUESDAY 17th SEPTEMBERr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

FRIDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – Ss AAndrew Kim Tae-gOn, Priest, Paul ChOng Ha-sang & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER – St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – 25th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kay Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Donor
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. William Carr RIP (Anniv)

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 SEPTEMBER
1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

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

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th September 2019 – Margaret Forkan

24TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st Exodus 32:7-11.13-14; 2nd 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Gospel Luke 15:1-32
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 16th September – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd September 2019 – Nena Whitehead

25TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Martin Whitaker; 2nd Marianne Law
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Amos 8:4-7; 2nd 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Gospel Luke 16:1-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea
11:15am Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 23rd September – 9:30am – Team C

Notices – 8th September

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Education Sunday – 8th September

This Sunday is Education Sunday, a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education that has been happening for over a hundred years in England and Wales. The theme for 2019 is ‘Form & flourish – to re-form’. For more information visit https://www.cte.org.uk/

A Journey through Ukraine

Fr Patrick and Irena will show photos and talk about their recent trip to the fascinating and somewhat troubled country of Ukraine on Friday 13th September at 7pm in the Groves Room at Holy Trinity Church. A suggested donation of £5 per person in aid of the Tottenham Refugee Alliance would be welcome and some light refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Home Mission – Sunday 15th September

Home Mission provides us with the opportunity to focus on spreading the Gospel in our local areas The Home Mission Office helps the local Church make the Joy of the Gospel a reality across England and Wales by providing training and support to diocesan evangelisation personnel, putting on events that inspire people to share their faith and encouraging the faithful to pray for evangelisation.

Right to Life

Right to Life would like to invite you to an evening event: The biggest threat to the unborn child since 1967. Tuesday, 10th September from 18:45-20:00 St. Wilfrid’s Hall, Brompton Oratory, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 2RP. Complimentary light refreshments will be served after the talk. Visit the website for further information.

CAFOD Information Afternoon

CAFOD Information Afternoon – Wednesday 18th September 2:30pm-4pm with guest speaker, Laura Ouseley, who has first-hand experience of CAFOD’s work overseas. Hear how your support is helping communities. Meeting will take place at CAFOD’s Volunteer Centre, 1st Floor, Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London, N14 4HE. Email westminster@cafod.org.uk or call 020 8449 6970 to book.

Multicultural Day

Saturday 21st September, 1pm-4pm at Caritas St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4TY. Further information is available here and on the notice board at the back of the church.

St Aloysius celebrates excellent GCSE outcomes

Students were celebrating, with a clean sweep of outstanding success in the core subjects, an amazing 70% achieved the benchmark of a Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics, surpassing last year’s record and national outcomes. Outstanding performances included 100% of students achieving 9-4 grades, in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Other strong achievements included outstanding outcomes in English at 83%, Maths at 74%, as well as Art at 90%, Graphics at 82%, Technology at 75%, and PE at 82%. Humanities also performed very well with History at 68% and Geography 68%. We are confident that progress released in the Autumn will affirm the fantastic work our students and staff have done. This represents a continued improvement over the 2018 results and follows the substantial improvement in this year’s A level results and indicates that the most able students performed half of one grade better than the national average of 2018.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The 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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 17th September from 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. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Please note all foodstuffs must be within their use-by date on the Saturday we use them. Thank you.

125 years of Jesuit education – St Ignatius College will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets are priced at £75 and are available now on Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting: 125celebration@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk.

Support Victims of Modern Slavery – Classical Concert, St Mary’s Church (Cadogan Street) – Wednesday 25th September, 6pm. The Janus Ensemble, alongside soloists Ariana Kashefi (cello) and Oliver Wass (harp) will present an evening of classical music, in aid of Caritas Bakhita House & Saint John of God Hospitaller Services. Drinks and food will be provided during the intermission. Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

Volunteering – Caritas Westminster – invites anyone interested in volunteering to a free session covering the basics of becoming a volunteer. Wednesday, 25th September, 6:30-8;30pm at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. Refreshments from 6pm. To book email caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, call 020 7931 6077 or visit “Volunteering in the Community: Getting Started” on Eventbrite.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Open Evenings
September 2020 Year 7 Admissions: Tuesday 17 September & Thursday 26 September 2019. The Headteacher will speak at 4:30pm and 6pm with guided tours of the school following each speech.
Year 12 (Sixth Form) Admissions: Thursday 3 October and Tuesday 15 October 2019. The Headteacher will speak at 5pm followed by guided tours. The last tour will be at 6pm.

St Ignatius College – Open Evening – Tuesday 17th September 2019, 5:30-8:00pm. Closing with Headteacher’s address at 7:15pm. Open Mornings – Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 26th September, 9am-10am. For further details see notice board at the back of the church.

La Sainte Union Catholic School – Open Evening – Thursday 26th Sept 2019, 5pm-7pm. Open Mornings Wednesday 2nd October 2019 & Thursday 3rd October 9am-10:30am. Open Afternoons – Tuesday 8th October 2019 & Wednesday 9th October 1:30pm-3pm. See notice board for further information.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

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, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Safina Malik, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy, Jennifer Mann, Errol Curran, John Nohelty & Joseph Paul.

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:
Fr Tom Quinn & Fr Christopher Gawecki RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Madeleana Angezozzi RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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

MONDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Rev Fr Francis Sebiomo RIP

TUESDAY 10th SEPTEMBERr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Paul Olaniran

WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Safina Malik & Family

FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Donor
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Donor

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

WEDNESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

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

FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019 – Susan Fleming

23RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st Wisdom 9:13-18; 2nd Philemon 9-10.12-17; Gospel Luke 14:25-33
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th September 2019 – Margaret Forkan

24TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st Exodus 32:7-11.13-14; 2nd 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Gospel Luke 15:1-32
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 16th September – 9:30am – Team B

Scripture notes – 23rd Sunday of the year (C) – 8th September 2019

There is a sombre tone in today’s readings, reflecting on the shortness of life and the difficulty of planning in uncertain times. The Gospel has a striking challenge to what priorities we have in our lives, and how we live by them. Continue reading Scripture notes – 23rd Sunday of the year (C) – 8th September 2019

Notices – 1st September

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Back to School

This week sees our young people return to school at the start of a new academic year. As they start or resume their studies it will be a time of change whether they are starting or changing schools, moving to a new class, taking up new courses, getting to know new teachers or making new friends. We will keep all our young people, their teachers, support workers and parents in our thoughts, praying that, learning in schools that are filled with love and care for their development, they bear good fruit and that, filled and guided by the Holy Spirit, they achieve the potential of the gifts God freely gives them.

Parish Office

The office re-opens on Monday 2nd September.

Restarting this week

Fr Sean’s surgery when you can see him without an appointment resumes this Tuesday from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

The Legion of Mary takes place on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm

SEEDs, our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will next meet on Saturday 7th September, 2-4pm at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall.

The Life Ascending Group resumes on Tuesday, 10th September at 10am in the lower parish rooms.

From Susan Fleming

Thank you to everyone for the messages of sympathy and masses offered for my dad Horace Adams. They have been greatly appreciated by all the family. Susan Fleming

St Aloysius celebrates excellent GCSE outcomes

Students were celebrating at St Aloysius, with a clean sweep of outstanding success in the core subjects, an amazing 70% of the cohort achieved the benchmark of a Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics, surpassing last year’s record and national outcomes. Outstanding performances included 100% of students achieving 9-4 grades, in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Other strong achievements secured by students included outstanding outcomes in English at 83%, Maths at 74%, as well as Art at 90%, Graphics at 82%, Technology at 75%, and PE at 82%. Humanities also performed very well with History at 68% and Geography 68%. We are confident that progress released in the Autumn will affirm the fantastic work our students and staff have done. The outcomes this year represent a continued improvement over the 2018 results and follow the substantial improvement in this year’s A level results. This year, provisional GCSE results indicate that the most able students performed half of one grade better than the national average of 2018.

CAFOD information morning

Saturday 7th Sept 10am-12.30pm. CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information morning with a guest speaker, our new Director, Christine Allen, who has first- hand experience of our work in Uganda. Uganda is the country we are focusing on this Harvest Fast Day. Come and hear how CAFOD is helping communities, thanks to your support. Meeting will take place from 10am – 12.30pm at CAFOD’s Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB Bookings required and taken on 020 8449 6970 or email westminster@cafod.org.uk

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The 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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 3rd September from 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. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Please note all foodstuffs must be within their use-by date on the Saturday we use them. Thank you.

Multicultural Day – Saturday 21st September, 1pm-4pm at Caritas St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4TY. Further information is available here and on the notice board at the back of the church.

125 years of Jesuit education – St Ignatius College will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets are priced at £75 and are available now on Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting: 125celebration@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk.

St Ignatius College – Open Evening – Tuesday 17th September 2019, 5:30-8:00pm. Closing with Headteacher’s address at 7:15pm. Open Mornings – Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 26th September, 9am-10am. For further details see notice board at the back of the church.

La Sainte Union Catholic School – Open Evening – Thursday 26th Sept 2019, 5pm-7pm. Open Mornings Wednesday 2nd October 2019 & Thursday 3rd October 9am-10:30am. Open Afternoons – Tuesday 8th October 2019 & Wednesday 9th October 1:30pm-3pm. See notice board for further information.

Support Victims of Modern Slavery – Classical Concert, St Mary’s Church (Cadogan Street) – Wednesday 25th September, 6pm. The Janus Ensemble, alongside soloists Ariana Kashefi (cello) and Oliver Wass (harp) will present an evening of classical music, in aid of Caritas Bakhita House & Saint John of God Hospitaller Services. Drinks and food will be provided during the intermission. Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

Diocesan Youth Summit – All young people of the diocese are invited to ‘The Summit’ at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 18th October 2019, 6:30pm to 8pm, for an evening of inspiring reflections, contemporary worship music and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Nichols and Brenden Thompson from Catholic Voices will be leading the reflections and the evening promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our faith together. Please come along and encourage your friends, families, classes, youth groups, confirmation groups and any other young people you know to join us. More information at https://dowym.com/events/the-summit-westminster-cathedral/

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

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, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Safina Malik, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy & Jennifer Mann.

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:
Fr Tom Quinn RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Kay McCrann RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eugenie Kanza (Birthday)

TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – St Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP

WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)

THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int.
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Regina Fleming (80th Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int.
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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 3RD SEPTEMBER
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of
Holy Trinity Church

FRIDAY
STAY & PLAY GROUP – resumes when St Peter’s School re-opens

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER
2:00pm-4:00pm – SEEDs GROUP – for people with learning disabilities, their families and friends – St Peter’s School Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 31st August 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019 – Theresa Quinn

22ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly; 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20.28-29; 2nd Hebrews 12:18-19.22-24; Gospel Luke 14:1.7-14
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 2nd September – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019 – Susan Fleming

23RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st Wisdom 9:13-18; 2nd Philemon 9-10.12-17; Gospel Luke 14:25-33
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

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

Scripture notes – 22nd Sunday of the year (C) – 1st September 2019

There is, the Bible tells us, no way to describe literally what heaven is actually like, but several poetic images are traditional. One is a ‘court’ with God enthroned like a king, and angels and people, gathered around delighted to be part. Another is a great feast or a party which may include dancing. We have examples of both in the readings today. Continue reading Scripture notes – 22nd Sunday of the year (C) – 1st September 2019

Notices – 25th August

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Getting back to normal!

The times of weekday Masses, Holy Hour, Confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction return to normal this week. We thank everyone who stepped in to help over the holiday period – Supply Priests, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Soup Run Sandwich-makers/distributors, Counters and those who unlocked, locked up and provided Sacristy cover while Fr Sean was on holiday.

New term for Parish meetings
Fr Sean’s Surgery, the Life Ascending Group, Legion of Mary, SEEDs, and St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group all resume in September.

Thursdays Together
The Lunch Club will resume as normal from 29th August at the back of Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL from 11am – 1:30pm.

Parish Office

The office will be closed from Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) and will re-open on Monday 2nd September.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The 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.

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. Please note all foodstuffs must be within their use-by date on the Saturday we use them. Thank you.

Multicultural Day

Saturday 21st September, 1pm-4pm at Caritas St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4TY. Further information is available here and on the notice board at the back of the church.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 3rd September from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

125 years of Jesuit education – St Ignatius College will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets are priced at £75 and are available now on Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting: 125celebration@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk.

Love Heals Body, Mind and Spirit Ministry – invite you to a 7-day Retreat at Mem Soares (House of Peace) Castelo De Vide, Retreat House, Portugal, Thursday 5th September 2019 – Wednesday 11th September. The week includes full board (3 meals a day), full retreat programme, talks from team based on Dr Sister Betty’s Philosophy (Medical Sisters of St Joseph’s Kerala India). Celebrant priest: Father Bill Keogh (former Spiritual Director of Westminster Charismatic Prayer Group) The cost will be £640.00 including return scheduled flights, (London Heathrow – Lisbon), return coach transfers from airport to retreat. To secure your booking now, email: lovehealsbodymindspirit@gmail.com Website: www.lovehealsbodymindspirit.com.

St Ignatius College – Open Evening – Tuesday 17th September 2019, 5:30-8:00pm. Closing with Headteacher’s address at 7:15pm. Open Mornings – Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 26th September, 9am-10am. For further details see notice board at the back of the church.

La Sainte Union Catholic School – Open Evening – Thursday 26th Sept 2019, 5pm-7pm. Open Mornings Wednesday 2nd October 2019 & Thursday 3rd October 9am-10:30am. Open Afternoons – Tuesday 8th October 2019 & Wednesday 9th October 1:30pm-3pm. See notice board for further information.

Diocesan Youth Summit – All young people of the diocese are invited to ‘The Summit’ at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 18th October 2019, 6:30pm to 8pm, for an evening of inspiring reflections, contemporary worship music and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Nichols and Brenden Thompson from Catholic Voices will be leading the reflections and the evening promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our faith together. Please come along and encourage your friends, families, classes, youth groups, confirmation groups and any other young people you know to join us. More information at https://dowym.com/events/the-summit-westminster-cathedral/

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

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, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Safina Malik, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy & Jennifer Mann.

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:

Service times and Mass intentions

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
No Morning Mass or Exposition & Benediction during August
See the priest for Confession during August

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Day RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Eileen Hanifin RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

MONDAY 26TH AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Mann (Recovery)

TUESDAY 27TH AUGUST – St Monica
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Terry Fernandez and Family

WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST – St Augustine, Bishop & Doctor
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen Hanifin RIP

THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST – The Passion of St John The Baptist
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int.
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int.
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Kay McCrann 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

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – in church after evening Mass

TUESDAY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – resumes 10th September
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – resumes 3rd September

WEDNESDAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – resumes 4th September

THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of
Holy Trinity Church

FRIDAY
STAY & PLAY GROUP – resumes in September

SATURDAY
SEEDs GROUP – resumes 7th September

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 24th August 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th August 2019 – Ann Hughes

21ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th August 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Kit Greveson; 2nd Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st Reading Isaiah 66:18-21; 2nd Reading Hebrews 12.5-7.11-13; Gospel Luke 13:22-302
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit
7:00pm Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 31st August 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019 – Theresa Quinn

22ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly; 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20.28-29; 2nd Hebrews 12:18-19.22-24; Gospel Luke 14:1.7-14
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 2nd September – 9:30am – Team D