Notices – 13th October

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Prisoners’ Sunday – 13th October – ‘Exploring Hope & Freedom’

Today is the national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants as marked by the Catholic Church and across the Christian denominations. It is the time to reflect on how we as individuals, as a Church and as a community are serving those affected by imprisonment. The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is a national charity that provides support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. There are leaflets and donation envelopes on the Newsletter stand or you can place a donation in the wall safe marked ‘Prisoners’ Sunday’. Thank you.

Weekday Masses

Weekday Masses this week will be in the Presbytery on Monday and in the Parish Rooms for the rest of the week while the floor of the church is being sanded, re-sealed and polished. The church will be closed and Friday Holy Hour will be in the Parish Rooms.

First Holy Communion 2019-20

Enrolment forms for the 2019-20 program are now available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri). Forms must be completed and returned by Sunday 17 November. As in 2018, we will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. We will be holding a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30pm in the church, where we will share full details of the 2019-20 program. Please email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com or call Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have initial questions.
Note: Candidates for the sacrament must be in Year 3 or above and live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.

Catechists for First Holy Communion – We are looking for new catechists to support our 2019-20 First Holy Communion program – previous experience isn’t needed, only an availability on Saturday mornings and an interest in engaging with parents and children! Please speak with Father Séan or contact Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you’d like to learn more.

Confirmation 2020

We will publish information about preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation next weekend.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – Thank you

Thank you to everyone who gave last weekend, raising over £950 for CAFOD. You can still hand in envelopes, give at www.cafod.org.uk/give or via the CAFOD box at the back of church.

World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday – Together we are Mission – Sunday 20th October 2019 – World Mission Sunday is when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. You will be able to Gift Aid your donations by using the envelopes available on the Newsletter stand. For more information, visit missio.org.uk Thank you.

Missio – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes containing your donations to the parish office this week. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Federation of St Peter’s and St. Gildas’ Catholic Schools – Website Launch

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website. Visit stpetersandstgildas.co.uk to see our new Federation website covering both St Peter’s and St Gildas schools. Our main aims were to improve accessibility, to offer key information and news for parents and carers. We want the website to be a useful source of news ranging from termly curriculum topics, terms dates, latest news, set out statutory documents and a calendar of events at the school including fundraising and social events from The Friends. You will also be able to access ParentPay through the website. We feel the new site offers a much-improved experience for all users.

St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Open Mornings for Reception September 2020-21

All prospective parents are welcome to attend on the following dates: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 30th October, Wednesday 13th and Tuesday 26th November at 9:15am. Should you also wish to visit our Junior School you will be taken up to St. Gildas’ directly after the St Peters tour. Please phone the school office (020 8340 6789)to book your place as they are limited for each tour. Should you not be able to attend on these dates please contact Mrs Gaudiano (Admissions Officer) in the school office.

Secondary School Transfers

Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 15th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Month of the Holy Souls – Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand. Your list and donation for Masses for the Holy Souls should be returned to the Parish Office.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 8th November, 7:30pm – This Mass is celebrated for members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation will be sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office by 5th November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

New Eucharistic Minister’s Rota – for November & December for ministers without email is available on the Newsletter table.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Autumn faith–sharing “Baptised and Sent” – explores the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives help us to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets are available from group leaders or from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Altar Serving – is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage young people and adults to consider this ministry to serve Jesus more closely on Sundays and Holy Days and help others celebrate their Faith. Applications forms are available from the Sacristy or contact Ruben Ferreira (rubenelferreira@gmail.com). The next training will be in October.

The Summit – Join Westminster Youth Ministry for The Summit at Westminster Cathedral, an evening of great speakers, live music and Eucharistic Adoration. The Summit is aimed at people age 13-25yrs and will be on Friday 18 October, 6:30-8pm. For information email youth@rcdow.org.uk. or visit https://dowym.com/events/the-summit-westminster-cathedral/.

Music Ministry Scholarship 2019-2020 – If you are young parish musician who would like to improve your skills with the help of a professional for free and meet young musicians from other parishes, please visit https://dowym.com/voices/apply-now-for-the-music-ministry-scholarship-2019-20/ or email Westminster Youth Ministry at youth@rcdow.org.uk

Petition about the draft Domestic Abuse Bill – Please sign the petition card available at the back of the church on the newsletters stand and return to SPUC who will present your message to the Home Secretary. Visit spuc.org.uk for more information.

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

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

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

Please pray for:

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, Frances Byrne & Grenville Ignatius.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
Andrew Jackman, Timothy Nolan & Fr Barry Ffrench.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Vernon Rodrigues RIP (1st Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 28: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Smith RIP

TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER – St Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette Durasmy

WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Theresa Lawrenson

THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER – St Luke, Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Timothy Nolan RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Stan Cosgrove RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER – 29th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Duncan RIP (1st Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Rita Ignatius RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of Holy Trinity Church

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 12th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019 – Susan Fleming

28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2nd 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Gospel Luke Luke 17:11-19
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 14th October – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 19th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th October 2019 – Margaret Forkan

29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Marianne Law 2nd Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st Exodus 17:8-13; 2nd 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:2; Gospel Luke Luke 18:1-8
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm John Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 21st October – 9:30am – Team C

Scripture notes – 28th Sunday of the year (C) – 13th October 2019

Two of our readings concern leprosy, when what now is more technically called ‘Hansen’s disease’ was incurable. It was much feared because of the disfigurement and disability it brought and was also known to be contagious. Since they did not have accurate ways to diagnose it, much of what was called ‘leprosy’ could turn out to be other conditions. This background explains the extensive regulations we find in the Old Testament on dealing with all skin diseases. One effective way of reducing contagion was isolation of those affected – something that was still practiced into the 20th century. Continue reading Scripture notes – 28th Sunday of the year (C) – 13th October 2019

Notices – 6th October

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“Baptised and Sent” Extraordinary Month of Mission!

Pope Francis has called the whole Church worldwide to reflect this month, October 2019, upon our response to Jesus Christ’s command to ‘go and make disciples of all the peoples‘. It will be a wonderful moment of prayer, joy and solidarity for Catholics across the globe. Each Friday at noon we are asked to pray the Pope’s prayer of the month with him:

“God our Father, when your Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’. Through our Baptism you send us out to continue this mission among all peoples. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and enthusiastic in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to us, which is still far from completion, may bring life and light to the world. May all peoples experience the saving love and generous mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

Autumn faith–sharing

“Baptised and Sent” explores the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives help us to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets are available from group leaders or from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection

Please return your donation in this weekend’s retiring collection and help install more solar-powered water pumps to enable people like Fabiano and his friends collect water quickly and safely in Uganda. Please consider giving a regular amount and Gift Aiding donations if you are a tax payer. You can give online at www.cafod.org.uk/give Thank you so much for your continued support.

November – Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes will be available next weekend 12th/13th October.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 8th November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation will be sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office by 5th November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

Secondary School Transfers

Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.

St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Open Mornings

Open Mornings for prospective parents for Reception 2020-21. You are warmly invited to visit on the following dates: 15th, 30th October, 5th, 13th, 26th November, 10th December and 7th January 2020. Tours start at 9:15am If you wish to visit our Junior School St Gildas’ tours will carry on directly after those at St. Peters. Please call Mrs Gaudiano to book your place on 020 8340 6789.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 8th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Fundraising – While there is still work to be done around the church, we thank all who have donated or pledged donations to the cost of the work but we need to continue our fundraising efforts. Thank you to those who came to our recent fundraising meeting and watch this space for more news.

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.

Altar Serving – is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage young people and adults to consider this ministry to serve Jesus more closely on Sundays and Holy Days and help others celebrate their Faith. Applications forms are available from the Sacristy or contact Ruben Ferreira (rubenelferreira@gmail.com). The next training will be in October.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes containing your donations to the parish office this week. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

The Summit – Join Westminster Youth Ministry for The Summit at Westminster Cathedral, an evening of great speakers, live music and Eucharistic Adoration. The Summit is aimed at people age 13-25yrs and will be on Friday 18 October, 6:30-8pm. The evening will include exposition, talks by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and other inspiring speakers, including Brenden Thompson of Catholic Voices, and a live praise and worship band. Families, classes, youth groups, confirmation groups and whoever else are all welcome. For information email youth@rcdow.org.uk. or visit https://dowym.com/events/the-summit-westminster-cathedral/.

Music Ministry Scholarship 2019-2020 – If you are young parish musician who would like to improve your skills with the help of a professional for free and meet young musicians from other parishes, please visit https://dowym.com/voices/apply-now-for-the-music-ministry-scholarship-2019-20/ or email Westminster Youth Ministry at youth@rcdow.org.uk

Petition about the draft Domestic Abuse Bill – Please sign the petition card available at the back of the church on the newsletters stand and return to SPUC who will present your message to the Home Secretary. Visit spuc.org.uk for more information.

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

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

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

Please pray for:

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, Frances Byrne & Grenville Ignatius.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
Andrew Jackman, Timothy Nolan & Fr Barry Ffrench.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John Mickey Boyle RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 27: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER – Our Lady of The Rosary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)

TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Graham-Dillon

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)

THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

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9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Marilena Rabhani RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Vernon Rodrigues RIP (1st Anniv)

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 8TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER
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 5th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019 – Theresa Quinn

27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2nd 2 Timothy 1:6-8.13-14; Gospel Luke 17:5-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, David Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 7th October – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 12th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019 – Susan Fleming

28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2nd 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Gospel Luke Luke 17:11-19
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 14th October – 9:30am – Team B

Scripture notes – 27th Sunday of the year (C) – 6th October 2019

Today’s readings deal with questions of concern today as well as in the distant past: If God is good and loving, why do we experience evil in our lives? And how are ‘good people’ to manage in hard times? Continue reading Scripture notes – 27th Sunday of the year (C) – 6th October 2019

Notices – 29th September

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CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – Friday 4th October

No one should be beyond reach of the love and support they need to thrive. This Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to fast, pray and give, so we can extend the hand of friendship to the world’s poorest people. Fabiano’s village in rural Uganda has been devastated by drought. Every day, children would trek miles for water, risking their education – and safety. Donations from parishioners across England and Wales helped install a solar-powered water pump in the village. Now Fabiano and his friends can collect water quickly and safely. On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to eat a simple meal for lunch or dinner and give the money we save to help children like Fabiano. Collect a Fast Day envelope at the back of church and return it next weekend. Please give generously and Gift Aid your donation if you can. Read Fabiano’s story online at https://projects.cafod.org.uk/uganda/. To donate online: https://cafod.org.uk/Give

Rest in Peace

The Funeral Mass of the late Timothy Nolan RIP will be held here at St Peter’s on Tuesday, 1st October at 10am followed by cremation at Enfield Crematorium, 12noon. Please keep the family in your prayers.

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. Thank you to those who came to our fundraising meeting on Monday. Watch this space for more news.

Pastoral Letter

The Cardinal has written a pastoral letter for this weekend, 28/29 September 2019. Copies are available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand and  here on the website. Blessed John Henry Newman has a prominence within the letter as we prepare to celebrate his canonisation on 13 October. To celebrate, a service of Ecumenical Vespers at Westminster Cathedral will be held on Saturday 19th. A Novena in preparation for the canonisation is available at https://www.newmancanonisation.com/novena; the rest of the website gives good information on Newman’s life and sainthood, and about the events in Rome on the weekend of 12/13 October.

Secondary School Transfers

Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.

Autumn faith–sharing

1st Oct – 4th Nov. “Baptised and Sent”, takes us on a journey through the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives are lens to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets will be available from group leaders this week and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

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

Holy Trinity Quiz Evening

The next parish quiz evening for Action for Kids will take place on Friday 4th October at 7:30pm in the Groves Room.

SEEDs

Our group for people with learning disabilities and their families and friends meets next Saturday, 5th October from 2pm-4pm at St Peter’s School Hall.

Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris Masses

Please come and join in the celebration of Holy Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ at 7pm on Thursday 26 September, or at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HY on Tuesday 1 October at 12:30pm. It is an opportunity to pray for all those who work at sea and hear more about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea / Stella Maris. For more information please contact roland@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk telephone 07887 893763 https://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/stella-maris-masses-2019

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.

Altar Serving

Altar serving is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage both young people and adults to consider this ministry. If you feel that you would like to serve Jesus more closely and be a part of our Sunday Mass and Holy Days helping others celebrating their Faith and get closer to God, you can join our group of Altar Servers. For applications contact Ruben Ferreira (rubenelferreira@gmail.com) or Father Sean. The next training for Altar Servers will be in October.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 24th September from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Beginning Experience Weekend – A healing weekend for men and women who are separated, divorced or widowed will be held from 18th–20th October 2019 at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex. For details please contact Freda 01322-838415 or Maura 01322-551503 or email johnabrotherton@hotmail.co.uk.

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 & Grenville Ignatius.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
Andrew Jackman & Timothy Nolan RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – 26th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kitty Hurley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Fr. Colin Taylor (Recovery)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 26: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER – St Jerome, Priest & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pat Faherty RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER – St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Timothy Nolan RIP

WEDNESDAY 2ND OCTOBER – The Holy Guardian Angels
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Frances Byrne

THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eddie Cassidy RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER – St Francis of Assisi
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Philomena McAteer RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rogers RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John Mickey Boyle 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

SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road

TUESDAY 1ST OCTOBER
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 2ND OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of Holy Trinity Church

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER
2:00pm-4:00pm – SEEDS GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th September 2019 – Ann Hughes

26TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st Amos 6:1.4-7; 2nd 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel Luke 16:19-31
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 5th October 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019 – Theresa Quinn

27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2nd 2 Timothy 1:6-8.13-14; Gospel Luke 17:5-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, David Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 7th October – 9:30am – Team A

Notices – 22nd September

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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.

Our Lady Of Walsingham

This Tuesday, 24th September, is the Feast day of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Change to Mass time

Please note on Friday, 27th September, Mass will be at 9:30am when St Gildas’ and St Peter’s schools will join us for their school opening Mass. All are welcome!

Secondary School Transfers

Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.

Autumn faith–sharing

1st Oct – 4th Nov. “Baptised and Sent”, takes us on a journey through the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives are lens to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 04 October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

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

Funeral Mass

The funeral Mass of the late Timothy Nolan RIP will be held here at St Peter’s on Tuesday 1st October at 10am followed by cremation at Enfield Crematorium, 12noon. Please keep the family in your prayers.

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.

Altar Serving

Altar serving is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage both young people and adults to consider this ministry. If you feel that you would like to serve Jesus more closely and be a part of our Sunday Mass and Holy Days helping others celebrating their Faith and get closer to God, you can join our group of Altar Servers. For applications contact Ruben Ferreira (rubenelferreira@gmail.com) or Father Sean. The next training for Altar Servers will be in October.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 24th September from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Parish Faith-Sharing Groups Leaders and Members Meeting – ‘Baptised and Sent’. The Church of Christ in Mission in the World. Introduction to the season by Fr Philip Knights and sharing ideas and experiences. When: 24th Sep 2019, 7pm—8:30pm Where: Agency for Evangelisation, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Register at smallgroups@rcdow.org.uk or leave a message at 020 7931 6078

Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris Masses – Please come and join in the celebration of Holy Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London W1B 5LZ at 7pm on Thursday 26 September, or at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HY on Tuesday 1 October at 12:30pm. It is an opportunity to pray for all those who work at sea and hear more about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea / Stella Maris. For more information please contact roland@apostleshipofthesea.org.uk telephone 07887 893763 https://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/stella-maris-masses-2019

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.

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.

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 & Grenville Ignatius.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
Timothy Nolan RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 25: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER – St Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Hannah Hollywood RIP

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Walsingham
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jamie Duffy RIP

THURSDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

FRIDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER – St Vincent de Paul, Priest
9:30am* – MASS – Int. St Gildas’/St Peter’s Staff & Pupils
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fr Sean Carroll
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – 26th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kitty Hurley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Donor
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

MONDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – FUND-RAISING MEETING

TUESDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 26TH 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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th September 2019 – Ann Hughes

26TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th September 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st Amos 6:1.4-7; 2nd 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Gospel Luke 16:19-31
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

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