Notices – 25th June 2017

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Day for Life

Your generous donations last weekend raised £400.16 to support the work of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other life-related activities supported by the Church. Thank you

Schools’ Summer Fair

The Friends of St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Schools will be holding their annual Summer Fair on Sunday, 9th July from 12-3:00pm. This is the main fund-raising event of the year, please come along and support our schools and join in the fun. There will be lots of fun things to do, including a crazy sand, bouncy slide, tombola, together with plenty of BBQ and homemade food, entertainment and refreshments. The entrance will be via the gate in Tregaron Avenue. All Welcome!

SEEDs Saturday Club

Our group that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will meet on Saturday, 1st July at St Peter’s School Hall from 2–4pm. Everyone welcome! Thank you to all for donating to our tombola stall, we raised £167.

Bishops ask for feedback from young people

The bishops of England and Wales have released an online survey ahead of next year’s synod on youth. The “Youth Poll on Life, Faith and Vocational Discernment” invites answers from 13-29-year-olds of all religions and none. It is anonymous, though participants must enter their email address. The responses “will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican” ahead of the synod, which is scheduled for October 2018. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnews-synod-youth-poll. Closing date for replies – 30th June.

Samuel Selvarajah RIP

The funeral Mass of the late Sivapiragasam (Samuel) Selvarajah RIP will be held here at St Peter-in-Chains on Friday, 30th June at 11am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

Raffle Tickets

Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale next weekend 1st/2nd July after all Masses.

Urgent Appeal

The Lourdes Pilgrimage team are appealing for additional nurses and doctors who may be able to help with supporting sick pilgrims in Lourdes this summer. Interested medical staff should email lourdes@rcdow.org.uk for further information.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 27th June from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Can you help?
Help us make music! – The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Pilgrimage to Poland – 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. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – You are invited to join the 7th Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington. 31st October to 7th November. Price: Full board £1535 pp sharing; £370 single room supplement. Contact Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth Uwalaka Pilgrimage Administrator 020 7798 9173 for information and booking forms.

Garden Party in aid of The Passage – There will be a Garden Party in aid of the work of The Passage supporting homeless people in the historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday, 21st July 2017 from 6:00pm. Visit the oldest cultivated garden in England with a back drop of the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Tickets £40 from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL tel. 020 7592 1856 email tickets@passage.org.uk which includes buffet supper, wine, soft drinks, live music and a prize raffle. Tickets are also available through passage-garden-party.eventbrite.co.uk

SPICMA – Special Projects In Christian Missionary Areas – As many of you may know, the inspiration for the Charity was the ordination of Fr Bernard Phelan, as a Mill Hill Missionary priest in 1967. Family, friends, and parishioners at St Peter’s formed a group to raise money for Fr Bernard to help some of the people he encountered in Uganda. This was the birth of SPICMA, which is now supporting communities, individuals and the Church throughout much of the developing world. There will be a Jubilee Mass of Celebration on Saturday 22nd July, 12noon at The Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. Fr Bernard will be concelebrating Mass.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498

Divine Mercy Retreat – Divine Mercy Apostolate run by Marian Fathers is organising Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday, 12th August 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm at St John Fisher Church, 207 Cannon Hill Lane, Merton, London SW20 9DB. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the church.

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 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.

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 Overall, 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.

Those who have died recently:
Samuel Selvarajah & Vera Bachini RIP

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alan Branch RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Peter Wims RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 12: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 26TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Wims RIP

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2017 – St John Southworth, Priest & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christy Jordan RIP

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE 2017 – St Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Noel Laing RIP

THURSDAY 29TH JUNE 2017 – Sts Peter & Paul, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pasquilina Salter RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE 2017
11:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 1ST JULY 2017 – Dedication of the Cathedral
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Mulvaney (Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 2ND JULY 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Shelagh Beale RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Pietro, Lucia Cavaciuti RIP & Ann (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Duggan 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 JUNE
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B – Presbytery
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8

MONDAY 26TH JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B

TUESDAY 27TH JUNE
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 28TH JUNE
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY
7:00pm – CATECHISTS’ SOCIAL EVENING

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

FRIDAY 30TH JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall
6:00pm – ST GILDAS’ SCHOOL ART SHOW – St Gildas’ School Hall, Dickenson Road, N8

SATURDAY 1ST JULY
2-4pm – SEEDs SATURDAY CLUB – St Peter-in-Chains School Hall
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM A – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM A

Rotas

24th/25th June 2017 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

LINEN ROTA: Susan Fleming

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Jeremiah 20:10-13; 2nd – Romans 5:12-15; Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

1st/2nd July 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – 2 Kings 4:8-11.14-16; 2nd – Romans 6:3-4.8-11; Gospel – Matthew 10:37-42
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney

Scripture notes – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 25th June 2017

We are moving back to ‘Ordinary Time’ picking it up from the Sunday before Lent started, followed by the Easter season and the special feasts. It may feel like a jolt, as we jump into the sequence of the readings going through Matthew of Year A in a chronological way and this means the Gospel selection comes without any context. The liturgy also is continuing a series of second readings from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Continue reading Scripture notes – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 25th June 2017

Notices – 18th June

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Day for Life

Sunday, 18th June, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. In October 2017 it will be 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in England, Scotland and Wales. This year’s Day for Life provides us with an opportunity to pray for and remember all lives lost before birth and to offer practical and emotional support to women and men who are worried and concerned about an unexpected pregnancy.

The Pope has sent this message: “Pope Francis invokes the protection of Our Lady, and entrusts to her, the Mother of the Living, the cause of life. He begs her intercession that those who believe in her Son may continue to bear witness to life and, together with all people of good will, contribute to a culture of truth and love.”

The proceeds of the retiring collection taken at all Masses this weekend will be used to support the work of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other life-related activities supported by the Church.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The re-commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers and re-dedication of Readers will take place at all Masses this weekend, 17th/18th June, the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. If you are or were unable to attend, please contact the Parish Office.

Crouch End Festival

The Crouch End Festival Thanksgiving Mass is this Sunday, 18th June at the 11:15am Family Mass, with our Celebration Choir and a beautiful Offertory dance prepared by members of Seeds Saturday club.

Bishops ask for feedback from young people

The bishops of England and Wales have released an online survey ahead of next year’s synod on youth. The “Youth Poll on Life, Faith and Vocational Discernment” invites answers from 13-29-year-olds of all religions and none. It is anonymous, though participants must enter their email address. The responses “will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican” ahead of the synod, which is scheduled for October 2018. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnews-synod-youth-poll. Closing date for replies – 30th June.

Refugee Week 2017

Westminster Justice and Peace Commission invite you to a Prayer Service for Refugees and Migrants around the Lampedusa Cross in Westminster Cathedral on Friday, 23rd June 6:30pm in side Chapel followed at 7:15pm by a talk in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, behind the Cathedral from Pawel Zabielski, TB and Health Services Coordinator at Olallo House, centre for migrants and homeless in Central London run by the Brothers of St John of God Hospitaller Services.

Samuel Selvarajah RIP

The funeral Mass of the late Sivapiragasam (Samuel) Selvarajah RIP will be held here at St Peter-in-Chains on Friday, 30th June at 11am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

Stroud Green Festival

8th June – 25th June. Mostly in Holy Trinity Church and Hall. For details see www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk or call 020 7281 6864.

Urgent Appeal

The Lourdes Pilgrimage team are appealing for additional nurses and doctors who may be able to help with supporting sick pilgrims in Lourdes this summer. Interested medical staff should email lourdes@rcdow.org.uk for further information.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 20th June from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Calling Catholics teaching in non-Catholic schools – The Education Service is hosting an evening to engage and welcome these Catholic teachers and leaders on Thursday the 22nd June from 6:30pm to 8pm at Vaughan House, SW1P 1QN. The evening will provide information about how best to prepare for a role in a Catholic school, and an opportunity to meet current Catholic school leaders. For further details, please contact eduemc@rcdow.org.uk

Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota – For ministers without email, copies of the July/August rota are available on the Newsletter stand.

Can you help?
Altar Servers needed – 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. Application forms are available from the sacristy. Please return the completed form to Fr Sean or the parish office. Training session dates to be confirmed – closing date 18th June.

Help us make music! – The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – St Paul The Apostle Church Wood Green Annual Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – Sunday, 18th June – Tuesday, 27th June 2017. All Welcome! Further details are available on the church notice board.

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – We’re re-scheduling the fundraising bike ride from St Gildas in France to Crouch End until September 2017. Please contact us on stgildasonehundred@gmail.com if you’d like to take part as we’re just finalising the dates for September. Thanks indeed, Mat and Barry!

Pilgrimage to Poland – 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. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Prayer and Fasting for Life – Wednesday, 21st June 2017. On the vigil of the feasts of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, please pray and fast for the end of abortion in this country. Thousands of babies are saved from abortion each year by Catholic, Pro-Life work, backed up with your Prayer and Fasting. www.goodcounselnetwork.com.

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 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.

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 Overall, 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.

Those who have died recently:
Samuel Selvarajah RIP

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017 – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Phillip & Catherine Lawson RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Antonette Selvarajah (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Josie

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 11: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 19TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Edward Cliff RIP

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE 2017 – St Alban, Protmartyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maureen Durand RIP (Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE 2017 – St Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
9:00am* – MASS – Int. For Venezuela

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE 2017 – Sts John Fisher, Bishop & Thomas More, Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Caroline Stavro RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2017 – Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bill O’Regan (Get Well)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2017 – The Nativity of St John the Baptist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bernard Kennedy RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
1:00pm – NUPTIAL MASS – Spencer & Antoinette Tibbs
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 2017 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alan Branch RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Peter Wims RIP
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
MONDAY 19TH JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM A

TUESDAY 20TH JUNE
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-6:30pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 22ND JUNE
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 23RD JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM D – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM D

Rotas

17th/18th June 2017 – Corpus Christi (A)

LINEN ROTA: Theresa Quinn

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Deuteronomy 8:2-3.14-16; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Gospel – John 6:51-58
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 William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

17th/18th June 2017 – Corpus Christi (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Jeremiah 20:10-13; 2nd – Romans 5:12-15; Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

Scripture notes – The most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Year A – 18th June 2017

I don’t know if others have a ‘favourite’ feast in the round of celebrations in the Church year, but in a sense mine is the Thursday of Holy Week, when the Eucharist is especially celebrated as we commemorate the night of the Last Supper. As much more is going on in the Triduum, we have a second day to focus on what is, of course, the heart of every mass: Christ’s total giving of himself, to the extent of being our ‘real food’ – that brings us into the life with him that is here-and-now yet also extending into eternity. Continue reading Scripture notes – The most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – Year A – 18th June 2017

Notices – 11th June

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Day for Life

Day for Life, celebrated next Sunday 18th June, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The proceeds of the retiring collection taken at all Masses next weekend will be used to support the work of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre and other life-related activities supported by the Church.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers

The re-commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers and re-dedication of Readers will take place at all Masses next weekend, 17th/18th June, the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Parish Office.

Crouch End Festival

The Crouch End Festival Thanksgiving Mass is on Sunday, 18th June at the 11:15am Family Mass, with our Celebration Choir and a beautiful Offertory dance prepared by members of Seeds Saturday club. All child or adult musicians welcome. If you have ever played or sung in the choir or you would like to, please join us for this! Sue Hessel 0777 939 4424. Website: https://www.crouchendfestival.org/events/crouch-end-festival-thanksgiving-family-mass-and-celebration-choir/

Bishops ask for feedback from young people

The bishops of England and Wales have released an online survey ahead of next year’s synod on youth. The “Youth Poll on Life, Faith and Vocational Discernment” invites answers from 13-29-year-olds of all religions and none. It is anonymous, though participants must enter their email address. The responses “will be used in a report that will be sent to the Vatican” ahead of the synod, which is scheduled for October 2018. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnews-synod-youth-poll. Closing date for replies – 30th June.

Parish Draw Results

1st 63, 2nd 75 & 3rd 117 (Pale Green AB625949). Prizes can be collected from the Sacristy after Mass.

New Readers

Anyone interested in becoming a reader is invited to an introductory session on Wednesday, 14th June at 7:30pm in the church.

Lost Property

There will be a box with lost property items at the back of the church this weekend. If you have lost items in church please check the box. Any items not claimed by Monday 12th June will be taken to the local charity shop. Thank you.

Samuel Selvarajah RIP

Please remember in your prayers the late Samuel Selvarajah who passed away last week. Details of his funeral will be published in next week’s newsletter.

Stroud Green Festival

8th June – 25th June. Mostly in Holy Trinity Church and Hall. For details see www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk or call 020 7281 6864.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 13th June from 5-6:30pm at the Presbytery.

Can you help?
Altar Servers needed – 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. Application forms are available from the sacristy. Please return the completed form to Fr Sean or the parish office. Training session dates to be confirmed – closing date 18th June.

Help us make a noise! – The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – St Paul The Apostle Church Wood Green Annual Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – Sunday, 18th June – Tuesday, 27th June 2017. All Welcome! Further details are available on the church notice board.

Baptisms – April – Róisín Murphy (23rd) & Felix Richards (30th). May – Helena Bradley (6th) & Paul Kammermeier (13th)

Apologetics Evening – The Guild of our Lady and St Joseph will be holding an Evening of Apologetics next Tuesday, 13th June, at 7:30pm in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Victories in Kensington. Apologetics is a crucial part of evangelisation. We will have an expert panel of dynamic and knowledgeable theologians and priests on hand to answer any questions you have about the Catholic faith and how to share it with others simply and effectively. Join us to have your questions answered, and to become a more confident and knowledgeable apologist. Admission is £5 at the door, and includes a glass of wine. You may register and submit questions for the panel in advance by emailing guildofourladyandstjoseph@gmail.com. For more details of the event and the panelists please see the poster on the noticeboard.

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – We’re re-scheduling the fundraising bike ride from St Gildas in France to Crouch End until September 2017. Please contact us on stgildasonehundred@gmail.com if you’d like to take part as we’re just finalising the dates for September. Thanks indeed, Mat and Barry!

Pilgrimage to Poland – 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. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Easter Flowers – the pansies endowed in memory of loved ones have now been removed from the church and are in the porch. If you would like to plant your pansy in your garden/window box for next year, please take it/them this weekend.

St John Vianney Prayer Mission – 10th -18th June. A week of Prayer and Reflection on our road to Emmaus. Details are available on notice board outside the church.

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 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.

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 Overall, 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.

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.

Those who have died recently:
Samuel Selvarajah RIP

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 11TH JUNE 2017 – The Most Holy Trinity (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Cissy Sekabeme RIPP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Imelda Nalongo RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Robert Boles RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 10: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 12TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Cavaciuti Family (Deceased)

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE 2017 – St Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Anthony Graham-Dillon (Thanksgiving)

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick O’Sullivan RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Séan Hurley RIP

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Lumen D’Silva (Birthday)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
1:00pm – NUPTIAL MASS – Spencer & Antoinette Tibbs
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017 – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Phillip & Catherine Lawson RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Antonette Selvarajah (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Josie

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 11TH JUNE
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM D

MONDAY 12TH JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM D
7:00pm – RCIA GROUP – FINAL MEETING

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE
5:00pm-6:30pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE
7:30pm – NEW READERS MEETING – Church

THURSDAY 15TH JUNE
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 17TH JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM C – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM C

Rotas

10th/11th June 2017 – The Most Holy Trinity (A)

LINEN ROTA: Ann Hughes

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Exodus 34:4-6.8-9; 2nd – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Gospel – John 3:16-18
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, Steve Bethell
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

17th/18th June 2017 – Corpus Christi (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Deuteronomy 8:2-3.14-16; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Gospel – John 6:51-58
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 William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

Notices – 4th June 2017

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Priest Training Fund

Thank you for your generosity to the Priest Training Fund collection last weekend. Our parish raised £747.53. It’s not too late to make a donation if you wish. Envelopes are available in the back of the church, or by contacting the parish office. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Bishops encourage Catholics to vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter on the forthcoming general election. The letter is an encouragement to all Catholics to play an active part in the election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. The letter lays out broad principles to guide our thinking in the run-up to the election, taken from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. Copies of the letter are available at the Newsletter stand or you can read or download the letter here.

The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk

The walk was a great occasion for many parishioners who represented all six parishes. It had a pilgrimage feeling to it and the welcome extended by each parish was tremendous. Those who sponsored our parish project will be pleased to know that our walkers completed the course, your promised contributions may be paid outside the church after all Masses this weekend and those who still wish to contribute may do so. We are really amazed at your generosity and thank you all so much.

Tombola prizes and volunteers wanted!

SEEDs will be running a tombola stall at the Crouch End Festival, on the Town Hall Green, on Saturday, 10th June, 10am – 5pm. Please bring childrens’ or adults’ prizes (bottles, unused gifts, nice things) to the parish office in advance and sign up at the back of the church or phone Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424) if you could spare an hour or two on the rota. Everyone welcome. Please help!

Can you help?

Altar Servers needed – 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. Application forms are available from the sacristy. Please return the completed form to Fr Sean or the parish office. Training session dates to be confirmed – closing date 18th June.

Help us make a noise! – The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

New Readers needed! – We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at h.helmer@virginmedia.com or calling 07905-768497.

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale this weekend 3rd/4th June after all Masses.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 6th June from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Re-commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers and re-dedication of Readers – will take place at all Masses on the Feast of The Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, on the weekend of 17th/18th June. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Parish Office.

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – St Paul The Apostle Church Wood Green Annual Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour – Sunday, 18th June – Tuesday, 27th June 2017. All Welcome! Further details are available on the church notice board.

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – The 2015 sponsored cycle ride from Yeovil to celebrate the 100 years since the nuns founded St Gildas’ Catholic Junior School raised £27,000 for the new playground. To raise more funds for both our schools we’re planning to ride the 444km back from the small village Saint-Gildas-des-Bois in France where the Yeovil nuns originally came from. If you’d like more information about the ride or about driving the support van in France and/or in the UK, please contact stgildasonehundred@gmail.com. Thank you!

Pilgrimage to Poland – 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. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Easter Flowers – the pansies endowed in memory of loved ones have now been removed from the church and are in the porch. If you would like to plant your pansy in your garden/window box for next year, please take it/them this weekend.

The General Election – Which Way Forward? – All welcome to an informative, lively evening on how, as Christians, we might respond to the issues surrounding the General Election. At Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH on Monday, 5th June at 6:45pm. See notice board for further details.

St John Vianney Prayer Mission – 10th -18th June. A week of Prayer and Reflection on our road to Emmaus. Details are available on notice board outside the church.

Pope asks for feedback from young Catholics – ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has written to the Church asking young people, aged 16 – 29, to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms, ahead of the next Synod on the theme of youth and vocation. For the first time, young people will be able to respond directly using an online survey, further revealing the Pope’s aim to make us a listening Church. We also should be a listening parish and would like invite our own young Catholics – practising or not – to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms with us as well. This should be led by young people and so, if this interests you and you have ideas on how we could best go about it and who we should contact, please speak to Fr Sean or email webadmin@stpeterinchains.com. Thank you.

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. CAFOD Boxes – Please return your box to the parish office or hand it in to the sacristy.

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 Overall, 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, Baby Dilan, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre & Grace Taylor.

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.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE 2017 – Pentecost (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Peggy Cronin RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 9: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 5TH JUNE 2017 – St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Wims RIP

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Josie

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Baby Dilan (Thanksgiving)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 10TH JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Wims RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 11TH JUNE 2017 – The Most Holy Trinity (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Cissy Sekabeme RIPP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Imelda Nalongo RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Robert Boles RIP (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

MONDAY 5TH JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM C
8:00pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE – Presbytery

TUESDAY 6TH JUNE
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 7TH JUNE
10:00am – ST PETER-IN-CHAINS SCHOOL – PENTECOST CELEBRATION – Church

THURSDAY 8TH JUNE
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 9TH JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 10TH JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM B – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM B

Rotas

3rd/4th June 2017 – Pentecost (A)

LINEN ROTA: Nena Whitehead

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Acts 2:1-11; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13; Gospel – John 20:19-23
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale

10th/11th June 2017 – The Most Holy Trinity (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Exodus 34:4-6.8-9; 2nd – 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Gospel – John 3:16-18
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, Steve Bethell
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

Scripture notes – Pentecost Year A – 4th June 2017

Pentecost is the last great feast of the Easter season, and like Easter, has a vigil mass. While the evening Easter vigil has become popular in recent years, the Pentecost vigil is more likely to be attended only by the few at daily masses. On both the vigil and the feast, much Old Testament background is read for a fuller understanding of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and church. Continue reading Scripture notes – Pentecost Year A – 4th June 2017