Notices – 10th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection

Our retiring collection today will be in support of the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund. Most priests offer their resignation as a parish priest at the age of 75, but many continue to serve their communities, working in our parishes, schools, hospitals and chaplaincies. We must ensure no priest is worried about meeting essential costs during their senior years and, as such, Cardinal Nichols and the Diocese of Westminster are committed to ensuring that no retired or sick priest is left without support. The Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund will be used to meet essential costs, like making a flat accessible to a disabled priest. It could ensure a priest has regular visits from a carer after undergoing surgery. Rest assured, the Diocese works closely with the NHS, local councils and social services, but there will nevertheless be gaps in funding and we need to ensure our priests have peace of mind in their senior years. If you took a donation envelope last weekend, please place it in the collection today. If you do not have an envelope, there are some available in the pews and at the back of the church. Don’t forget to complete the Gift Aid form if you are a taxpayer – adding 25 pence onto every pound you give, at no cost to you. If you are able, please consider filling out a standing order form, meaning you become a Patron and make a regular gift to support our sick and retired priests. Please be generous and remember our clergy, in active ministry, retired or ill, in your prayers. Thank you.

November – 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.

Saying Goodbye Service

Saying Goodbye Service at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Date & Time: Sunday 24/11/2019 – 3:30pm. A service for all who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. All are welcome. For further information email office@sayinggoodbye.org or visit https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/

Rest in Peace

Please remember Jeannie Payne and her family in your prayers. Her funeral will be here on Monday 11th Nov at 11am followed by cremation at New Southgate. May she rest in peace.

First Holy Communion 2019-20

Enrolment forms for the 2019-20 program are still available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office and must be returned by next Sunday 17 November at the latest. As in 2018, classes will be on Saturday mornings. We will be holding a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30pm where we will share full details of the 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

Confirmation is open to Year 9 young people living in the Parish. Forms will be given to the candidate only (no friends/family can collect) and are now available from the sacristy. This year will be different from previous years and follow a similar format to the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Candidates will be involved in different projects and reflecting on the sense of belonging within a Christian community here at St. Peters’ with a mentoring structure in place. If you are interested or unsure if this group is appropriate for you, please speak to Fr Sean for more information. Forms must be returned to the Church by Monday, 25th November 2019.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our group for adults interested in perhaps becoming Catholic as well as for adult baptised Catholics who wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed starts meeting this Monday 11 November at 7:30 in the Presbytery.

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: 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

Anyone wishing to have their school forms signed should attend one of Fr Sean’s Tuesday Open Surgery from 5-7pm and must bring a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 12th November from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Congratulations – to Emily Baptiste and Albert Sulaiman who were married here at St. Peter in Chains on Friday 8th Nov. May God bless them all the days of their lives.

Christmas Day Lunch at Union Church Weston Park – If you would like to go to the Christmas Day Lunch and Party at Union Church, Weston Park, please see Fr Sean and get a reply slip to send to the church.

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. While Jennifer is away, please send items to steve@stevebethell.co.uk.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, 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:
Maria Graham, Jeannie Payne RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Thanksgiving Mass to Our Lady
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes and Patrick Love RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 32: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – St Martin of Tours, Bishop
11:00am – MASS – Int. Jeannie Payne RIP

TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Legionaries

FRIDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – St Edund of Abingdon, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Michael Reid (Sick)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Joshua, Veronica & Isidora Ajayi
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
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 11TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – RCIA Meeting – Presbytery

TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
11:30am – HARINGEY DEANERY MEETING
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 13TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
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 9th November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019 – Theresa Quinn

32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st 2 Maccabees 7:1-2.9-14; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5; Gospel Luke 20:27.34-38
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Claire Carson, Ha Chan
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 11th November – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th November 2019 – Susan Fleming

33RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th November 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Claire Kennedy 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kucwalski
Readings:
1st Malachi 3:19-20; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Gospel Luke 21:5-19
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, John Pio Sheehan

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

Scripture notes – 33rd Sunday of the year (C) – 17th November 2019

‘I go to prepare a place for you and then I will come again and take you to myself,’ are Jesus’ words to his disciples the night before he died. (John 14:2-3). As the church year ends this month, the liturgy focus is on the ‘last days’ and the final end of the world while we are waiting for Christ to return as he promised. Continue reading Scripture notes – 33rd Sunday of the year (C) – 17th November 2019

Scripture notes – 32nd Sunday of the year (C) – 10th November 2019

Our readings today focus on the resurrection of those who follow Christ beyond the barrier of physical death. God’s love seeks communion and closeness with all, and that love cannot be ended when bodily life decays. Taking a look at some of the past history of the Jews shows us how this hope grew and developed. Continue reading Scripture notes – 32nd Sunday of the year (C) – 10th November 2019

Notices – 3rd November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection

Next weekend is the annual collection for sick and retired priests in the Diocese of Westminster. There are more than 80 sick and retired priests who receive support after a lifetime of service to their parishes. By 2025 – just six years from now – the number of priests in retirement is set to double. Most priests offer their resignation as a parish priest at the age of 75, but many continue to serve in our parishes, schools, hospices, and hospitals. At this time, they are dependent on the Diocese for their care – for essentials like housing, any health needs and other essentials. These priests have baptised us. They have welcomed us, and our families, into the Church. They have counselled us at times of crisis, sat with us through grief and sorrow, and shared in times of joy. They have given to us all and now, in their old age or sickness, they need us to give back. By giving to the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund, you can ensure our priests are cared for. You can use a donation envelope if you wish to Gift Aid your donation, or choose to make an ongoing contribution to this fund. Please continue to pray for all our clergy: active, retired or ill. Thank you

November – 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 invitations have been posted 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. There will be no morning Mass.

Saying Goodbye Service

Saying Goodbye Service at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Date & Time: Sunday 24/11/2019 – 3:30pm. A service for all who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. All are welcome. For further information email office@sayinggoodbye.org or visit https://www.sayinggoodbye.org/

Rest in Peace

Please remember Jeannie Payne and her family in your prayers. Her funeral will be here on Monday 11th Nov at 11am followed by cremation at New Southgate. May she rest in peace.

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

Confirmation is open to Year 9 young people living within the Parish. Forms will be given to the candidate only (no friends/family can collect) and are now available from the sacristy. This year will be different from previous years and follow a similar format to the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Candidates will be involved in different projects and reflecting on the sense of belonging within a Christian community here at St. Peters’ with a mentoring structure in place. If you are interested or unsure if this group is appropriate for you, please speak to Fr Sean for more information. Forms must be returned to the Church by Monday, 24th November 2019.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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. An introductory meeting will be held on 4 November at 7:30 in the Lower Parish Rooms.

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

Anyone wishing to have their school forms signed should attend one of Fr Sean’s Tuesday Open Surgery from 5-7pm and must bring a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

Other notices

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

The Passage, a Christian Charity working with homeless people – is holding a fundraising concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 5 November on the theme Magic of Italian Opera with Petroc Trelawny as presenter. The music includes Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Nessum Dorma with soloists Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Clare Presland and Simon Thorpe. More details call 020 7592 1856 or email tickets@passage.org.uk

“Into the Sixth Form” – St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School will be holding their “Into the Sixth Form” Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2019 7-9pm. Year 11 students from all schools are invited to attend to find out more about our school. Please arrive by 7pm for subject talks and the Headteacher will give a talk in the School Hall at 8.40pm. We look forward to welcoming students from our Catholic community.

Remembrance Sunday Service – St Aloysius’ College warmly invites you to attend our annual Remembrance Sunday Service, which will take place at the school on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 10:00am. Mass will be followed by a procession to the War Memorial in Hornsey Lane where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the community.

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:
Maria Graham, Jeannie Payne RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kelly & Ewing Families (Anniversaries)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Morris (Anniv.)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 31: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – St Charles Boromeo, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP

TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Ramoo Durasamy RIP

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – NO MORNING MASS – Int.
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Deceased Parishioners

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Thanksgiving Mass to Our Lady
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes and Patrick Love RIP (Anniv)
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 4TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – RCIA Introductory Meeting

TUESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
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 6TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
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 2nd November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019 – Ann Hughes

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Claire Kennedy
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2; Gospel Luke 19:1-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 4th November – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 9th November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019 – Theresa Quinn

32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st 2 Maccabees 7:1-2.9-14; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5; Gospel Luke 20:27.34-38
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Claire Carson, Ha Chan
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 11th November – 9:30am – Team B

Notices – 27th October

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Feasts of All Saints and All Souls

Friday 1st November is the feast of All Saints and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm. Please note there will be no Holy Hour. Saturday 2nd November is the feast of The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) and the feast will be celebrated at the 9am morning Mass.

November – 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 invitations have been posted 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.

Rest in Peace

Please remember Maria Graham and her family in your prayers, She was an active member of the church who worshipped here for many years. Her funeral will be here on Wednesday 30th October at 10am followed by the cremation at St Marlebone Crem. May she rest in peace.

Parish Office

The office will be closed this week.

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

Confirmation is open to Year 9 young people living within the Parish. Forms will be given to the candidate only (no friends/family can collect) and are now available from the sacristy. This year will be different from previous years and follow a similar format to the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Candidates will be involved in different projects and reflecting on the sense of belonging within a Christian community here at St. Peters’ with a mentoring structure in place. If you are interested or unsure if this group is appropriate for you, please speak to Fr Sean for more information. Forms must be returned to the Church by Monday, 24th November 2019.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

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. An introductory meeting will be held on 4 November at 7:30 in the Lower Parish Rooms.

SEEDs

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

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

Anyone wishing to have their school forms signed should attend one of Fr Sean’s Tuesday Open Surgery from 5-7pm and must bring a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann would like to thank all those who have offered prayers for her while she has been unwell. You are very much in her thoughts and prayers.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 29th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Our new Schools 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.

Ceili for Alzheimer’s – in Saint Joseph Club Highgate Hill on Friday 1st of November doors open at 8pm all ages welcome we would also appreciate any donations for the raffle thank you.

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.

The Passage, a Christian Charity working with homeless people – is holding a fundraising concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 5 November on the theme Magic of Italian Opera with Petroc Trelawny as presenter. The music includes Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Nessum Dorma with soloists Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Clare Presland and Simon Thorpe. More details call 020 7592 1856 or email tickets@passage.org.uk

Remembrance Sunday Service – St Aloysius’ College warmly invites you to attend our annual Remembrance Sunday Service, which will take place at the school on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 10:00am. Mass will be followed by a procession to the War Memorial in Hornsey Lane where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the community.

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

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:
Maria Graham

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kitty Hurley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick Morris RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 30: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER – Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Terry Mahoney RIP

TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER – Blessed Martyrs of Douai College
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Tess Howley RIP

WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Maria Graham RIP

THURSDAY 31ST OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary and Tim Sheehy

FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER – ALL SAINTS
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Larry Fernandes RIP

SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – All Souls
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kelly & Ewing Families (Anniversaries)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Morris (Anniv.)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 29TH 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 30THD OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 31ST 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 26th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th October 2019 – Nena Whitehead

30TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th October 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Harriet Haworth 2nd Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14.16-19; 2nd 2 Timothy 4:6-8.16-18; Gospel Luke Luke Luke 18:9-14
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 28th October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019 – Ann Hughes

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (C)
Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Claire Kennedy
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2; Gospel Luke 19:1-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 4th November – 9:30am – Team A

Scripture notes – 30th Sunday of the year (C) – 27th October 2019

Judgments about who is the best, the ‘highest’, of most worth – and about what God’s judgment will be on someone – is as common now as when the Bible was written. We live in a society where we see all around a focus on celebrity, winners or losers, ‘ranking’ almost anything, and many marks of status such as titles, nobility, honours and prizes. Today’s readings ask us to reflect on what are God’s evaluations. Continue reading Scripture notes – 30th Sunday of the year (C) – 27th October 2019