Notices – 19th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

We thank everyone who donated to the sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection last weekend. It is not too late to make a donation if you wish. Donation leaflets are available at the back of the church, or by contacting the parish office. You can also donate online at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations. This important collection helps cover the financial expenses of priests who are sick or retired in the Diocese of Westminster. Thank you for your prayers for all our Catholic priests and especially for those concluding a lifetime of service to the Church. May God Bless you greatly for your generosity. Over £1,000 was given at St Peter’s.

South Tottenham Refugee Alliance

This group, based on the Catholic parishes of Haringey, next meets Thursday, 23rd November, 7-8:30pm at St John Vianney church hall, West Green Road. We have had offers of accommodation for the Syrian or Iraqi refugee family and we are now concentrating on expanding the group and fund-raising. All help or even just interest counts. For more info please contact Fr David Walter, 020 800 8374 or dardaghwalter@gmail.com.

Prizes for Children’s Tombola

Our Parish SEEDs group will be running a Children’s Tombola at the Stroud Green WI Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950 253691.

Soup Run

The parish Soup Run urgently needs sandwich makers for the weekly rotas. Help once a month on a Saturday at 3:45pm for 2 hours maximum. Contact Kit on 07507 138582 / 0208 340 0557 / kit.greveson@gmail.com.

Parish Draw Results

1st 2, 2nd 16 & 3rd 140 (Orange AB2VNM4R)

Preparing for the Sacraments

See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about this week’s meetings and Catechist Training.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 21st November, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

CAFOD Memorial Mass – You are warmly invited to the CAFOD Memorial Mass, in memory of all our Supporters and Volunteers, at the Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4HE at 11am on Wednesday, 22nd November. If you would like someone to be included in our book of remembrance, please send us their name by calling CAFOD Westminster on 020 8449 6970 or emailing westminster@cafod.org.uk

A Nun’s Chorus – A special performance of a very funny comedy play entitled A Nuns Chorus will take place at St Mellitus Church in Tollington Park at 7:30pm on November 23rd. Admission on the door is £5. The play is set in a convent in Ireland in the 1950s. Come and enjoy a night out. Contact Sally Mulready Tel: 020 7428 0471 for more details.

Volunteer Catechists – Sincere thanks to those who have volunteered to be Catechists and help with the First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes over the next year.

Accommodation needed – single very responsible working mum and 14-year old son seeking accommodation as present contract ending soon. Ideally 2-bed self-contained but would consider sharing with similar family. Excellent references available. Please email kit.greveson@gmail.com or call 07507 138582 for further information.

WI Winter Fair – Stroud Green WI are raising funds for our SEEDs group supporting those with learning difficulties. SEEDs will be having a children’s tombola stall at the Fair (craft stalls, WI cakes, raffle & Chistmas gifts) on Saturday 25th November, 12-5pm at the Stapleton Tavern, 2-4 Crouch Hill, N4 4AU. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950253691. Go to stroudgreenwi.co.uk / @stroudgreenwi.

“Add some sparkle to your marriage” – that’s the title for an event for young (and youngish) married couples to be held in the Abbey Hall on Saturday afternoon 2nd December – starting at 2:30pm and ending with a Mass and renewal of wedding vows. Contact the Ealing Abbey Parish Office for details or to book. parishoffice@ealingabbey.org.uk

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Sixth Form Open Evenings:
St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls – Sixth Form Centre, Thursday, 23rd November, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Upper Site, Palmers Green, N13 5TY, Visit the school website: www.st-annes.enfield.sch.uk

St Ignatius College funding bid – St Ignatius are bidding for funding for an all-weather Table Tennis / Pat Ball Mini Sport Area for their students. The funding will go to the bid with the most community votes. To vote for their students please visit www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/ now!

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.

Preparing for the Sacraments

The First Holy Communion Programme – The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November, at 7:30pm in the Church. This is an important meeting to receive an overview of the Programme, to choose the date for their child’s First Holy Communion in May 2018 and to indicate their preferred class time.

The Confirmation Programme The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, David and Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Olajide Olaniran.

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

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

Service and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Tom Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. McAndrew Family RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 33: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pauline Karava & Sally Karava RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Paul Griffin RIP

WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER – St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP (1st Anniv)

THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Holy Souls

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS Int. Patricia Conway (Sick)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Forkan & deceased members of the Forkan family
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael, Eugene & Tony Hogan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan RIP

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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
7:30pm – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENTS MEETING – Church

WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
7:30pm – CONFIRMATION PARENTS/SPONSORS MEETING

THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
7:00pm-9:00pm – LECTIO DIVINA – Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
1:40pm – UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 18th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November – Margaret Forkan

33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st – Proverbs 31:10-13. 19-20. 30-31; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Gospel – Matthew 24:14-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 20th November – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 25th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th November – Nena Whitehead

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, King of the Universe (A)
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Ezekiel 34:11-12.15-17; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26.28; Gospel – Matthew 25:31-46
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez

COUNTING: – Sunday 26th November – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 27th November – 9:30am – Team D

Scripture notes – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Year A – 27th November 2017

The 34th and last Sunday of the liturgical year celebrates the kingship of Jesus, and the first reading shows us first what kind of King Jesus is. Not a ‘figurehead’ like most modern monarch, nor running a secular government like those in the past, and one not expecting honours. Instead we have the image of a shepherd-king, one dedicated to caring, nurturing, and establishing justice and mercy for the ‘sheep’. Continue reading Scripture notes – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Year A – 27th November 2017

Scripture notes – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 20th November 2017

Matthew has piled up warnings about the delay of the Last Times, more than the liturgy has given, and today we hear the last of them. The emphasis on making sure that the days we live are productive. Continue reading Scripture notes – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 20th November 2017

Notices – 12th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

Today’s second collection is in support of the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund of the Diocese of Westminster. This Fund ensures our elderly and sick priests are financially supported in their senior years after a lifetime of service. Our priests baptised us, counselled us in times of sorrow and worry, and celebrated with us in times of joy. Since we have received so much from their generosity, it is now our turn to assist them in their old age. The fund ensures that their housing, medical convalescence, companionship and spiritual support needs are met. Please be generous. Most priests retire with modest means. In later years their ability to live independently can be adversely impacted because of their declining health, mobility or frailty. Please Gift Aid donations if you can; if you do not have an envelope, plenty are still available throughout November, or you can donate online at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations.

Prizes for Children’s Tombola

Our Parish SEEDs group will be running a Children’s Tombola at the Stroud Green WI Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950 253691.

Soup Run

The parish Soup Run urgently needs sandwich makers for the weekly rotas. Help once a month on a Saturday at 3:45pm for 2 hours maximum. Contact Kit on 07507 138582 / 0208 340 0557 / kit.greveson@gmail.com.

Parish Draw Results

1st 2, 2nd 16 & 3rd 140 (Orange AB2VNM4R)

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion – Enrolment closes next Monday, 13th November, for the 2017/2018 programme. For information about eligibility, dates to return forms etc. look in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November, at 7:30pm in the Church. This is an important meeting to receive an overview of the Programme, to choose the date for their child’s First Holy Communion in May 2018 and to indicate their preferred class time.

Confirmation – Candidates to receive Confirmation in 2018 are asked to attend a short interview next Wednesday, 15th November at the Parish Rooms between 7-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ Meeting will be on Wednesday, 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Lower parish rooms.

Catechist training – information can also be found in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 14th November, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

CAFOD Memorial Mass – You are warmly invited to the CAFOD Memorial Mass, in memory of all our Supporters and Volunteers, at the Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4HE at 11am on Wednesday, 22nd November. If you would like someone to be included in our book of remembrance, please send us their name by calling CAFOD Westminster on 020 8449 6970 or emailing westminster@cafod.org.uk

Could you be a Catechist? – Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Holy Souls lists and envelopes – are still available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists are displayed before the altar.

WI Winter Fair – Stroud Green WI are raising funds for our SEEDs group supporting those with learning difficulties. SEEDs will be having a children’s tombola stall at the Fair (craft stalls, WI cakes, raffle & Chistmas gifts) on Saturday 25th November, 12-5pm at the Stapleton Tavern, 2-4 Crouch Hill, N4 4AU. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950253691. Go to stroudgreenwi.co.uk / @stroudgreenwi.

“Add some sparkle to your marriage” – that’s the title for an event for young (and youngish) married couples to be held in the Abbey Hall on Saturday afternoon 2nd December – starting at 2:30pm and ending with a Mass and renewal of wedding vows. Contact the Ealing Abbey Parish Office for details or to book. parishoffice@ealingabbey.org.uk

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Sixth Form Open Evenings:
St Thomas More Catholic School – Glendale Ave, Wood Green, London N22 5HN, Tuesday, 14 November, 5.00-6.30pm. Visit the school website www.stthomasmoreschool.org.uk/

St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls – Sixth Form Centre, Thursday, 23rd November, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Upper Site, Palmers Green, N13 5TY, Visit the school website: www.st-annes.enfield.sch.uk

St Ignatius College funding bid – St Ignatius are bidding for funding for an all-weather Table Tennis / Pat Ball Mini Sport Area for their students. The funding will go to the bid with the most community votes. To vote for their students please visit www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/ now!

‘Thank God ON Friday’ – an evening of silent prayer, music, adoration, and a brief input organised by Verbum Dei at St.John Vianney Church, West Green Road. 7:30-9pm. 8th December, and each second Friday.

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.

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Enrolment forms and information can be collected from the Sacristy on Sunday or the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri. Candidates for either sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here and no forms will be accepted after the closing dates.

The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3 or above. Parents can only collect forms for their own children and forms must be returned, with the fee and Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office by Monday, 13th November. The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November, at 7:30pm in the Church. This is an important meeting to receive an overview of the Programme, to choose the date for their child’s First Holy Communion in May 2018 and to indicate their preferred class time.

The Confirmation Programme – Enrolment is now closed. Candidates are asked to attend a short interview on Wednesday, 15th November between 7pm-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Church.

News for Catechists
For our First Holy Communion Catechists, two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, will take place in the Lower Parish Rooms and are open to all parishioners and catechists. Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com to book a place.

‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ on Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8:30pm, will develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament so they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.

‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ on Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8:30pm is about preparing children to celebrate the Sacrament for the first time with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, David and Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Olajide Olaniran.

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

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

Service and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Dominic White RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ross RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

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

MONDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maureen Hanlon RIP

TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Josepha Gorski (Birthday)

WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christina Bosha RIP

THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Francis Kelleher RIP

FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS Int. Sean Moloney (Sick)

SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Legionaries
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Tom Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. McAndrew Family 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

TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
10:30am – DEANERY MEETING
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
7:00pm – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CATECHISTS’ TRAINING

WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
7:00pm-9:00pm – LECTIO DIVINA – Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road

FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
1:40pm – UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th November – Susan Fleming

32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Anthony Pippet 2nd Reading: – Lesley Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Wisdom 6:12-16; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Gospel – Matthew 25:1-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 12th November – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 13th November – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 18th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November – Margaret Forkan
33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: -Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st – Proverbs 31:10-13. 19-20. 30-31; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Gospel – Matthew 24:14-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 20th November – 9:30am – Team C

Notices – 5th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

Next weekend we will take up a second collection to support the sick & retired priests of our Diocese. The Fund has helped hundreds of priests receive the care and support they need. Nearly half the priests currently working in the Diocese are due to retire from active ministry over the next 20 years and we need your help to safeguard their future. Donation envelopes are attached to this weekend’s newsletter and leaflets are available in the back of the church for you to take home, read about this important work, and bring back next weekend with a donation if you can. You can also donate online. Please Gift Aid your donation if possible and continue to pray for the wellbeing of all our clergy – active, retired and ill.

The Poverty of Isolation

Featuring talks from the SVP, Contact the Elderly, and the Irish Chaplaincy, learn about the ‘epidemic of loneliness’ in the UK, how we can address it, and a short introduction to the essentials of befriending. This event is on Tuesday 7th November, 6:30-8:30pm, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. Please RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7931 6077.

Soup Run

The parish Soup Run urgently needs sandwich makers for the weekly rotas. Help once a month on a Saturday at 3:45pm for 2 hours maximum. Contact Kit on 07507 138582 / 0208 340 0557 / kit.greveson@gmail.com.

World Day for the Poor

‘Say it with your life’ – In preparation for the first World Day for the Poor, there will be an evening exploring Catholic Social Teaching and Action at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambroseden Avenue, SW1P 1QW from 6:30-9pm on Thursday, 9th November. Register at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £5

Toilet Twinning – the young people of Holy Trinity invite you to a fundraising event to raise money for toilets in refugee camps. Sing your favourite hymns, listen to solos, enjoy tea and cakes. Saturday, 11th November, 6:30-8:30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Entrance £5. For more information go to https://www.toilettwinning.org/.

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale this weekend 4th/5th November.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Enrolment closes shortly for the 2017/2018 First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes. For information about eligibility, dates to return forms etc. look in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

Catechist training information can be found in the same place.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 7th November, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Finance Committee Report – Our accounts show a drop in our loose cash, envelope and standing order income this year though this was balanced by a record Gift Aid payment. We are disappointed with the lack of progress on our parish projects over the summer and Fr Sean is trying to get things moving again as well as inviting St Gildas’ School children to come up with art and images we could incorporate in what we hope to do in the porch and the church. A meeting with a member of the Liturgy Commission about our ideas for the font, lectern and sanctuary flooring was encouraging. Bishop John Sherrington will be visiting the parish in January 2018. We are conscious that additional demands being placed on all parishes stretch our resources of both time and money and are drawing them away from the spiritual and pastoral work of the Parish. Steve Bethell</em

Could you be a Catechist? – Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Holy Souls lists and envelopes – are available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists will be displayed before the altar.

‘Thank God ON Friday’ – an evening of silent prayer, music, adoration, and a brief input organised by Verbum Dei at St.John Vianney Church, West Green Road. 7:30-9pm. 10th November, and each second Friday.

Talk on Padre Pio – There will be a talk on Saint Pio from Pietrelcina, given by Father Domenico Vitulli at Saint Peter’s Church, 136 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5DL on Thursday, 9th November. Mass at 6:15pm will be followed at 7pm by the talk and Q&A session. All welcome.

Book Fair and Refreshments – at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Road, Saturday, 11th November, 10am-2pm.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Sixth Form Open Evenings:
St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, North Finchley, London N12 7NJ, Thursday 9 November at 7pm. Visit the school website: http://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk or ring 020 8446 2256

St Thomas More Catholic School – Glendale Ave, Wood Green, London N22 5HN, Tuesday, 14 November, 5.00-6.30pm. Visit the school website www.stthomasmoreschool.org.uk/

St Ignatius College funding bid – St Ignatius are bidding for funding for an all-weather Table Tennis / Pat Ball Mini Sport Area for their students. The funding will go to the bid with the most community votes. To vote for their students please visit www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/ now!

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.

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Enrolment forms and information can be collected from the Sacristy on Sunday or the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri. Candidates for either sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here and no forms will be accepted after the closing dates.

The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3 or above. Parents can only collect forms for their own children and forms must be returned, with the fee and Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office by Monday, 13th November. The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November at 7:30pm in the Church.

The Confirmation Programme is open to young people in Year 9 or above. Candidates must collect their own forms which must be returned to the Parish Office by Monday, 6th November. Candidates are asked to attend a short interview on Wednesday, 15th November between 7pm-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Church.

News for Catechists
For our First Holy Communion Catechists, two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, will take place in the Lower Parish Rooms and are open to all parishioners and catechists. Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com to book a place.

‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ on Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8:30pm, will develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament so they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.

‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ on Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8:30pm is about preparing children to celebrate the Sacrament for the first time with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, David and Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Olajide Olaniran.

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

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

Those who have recently died:
Christine Bosha RIP.

Service and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tommy McKeown RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maureen Hanlon RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Richard Halliday (Birthday)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

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

MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Alfredo Diaz RIP

TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP

WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ramoo Durasamy RIP

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS Int. Padraic Bradley RIP (Anniv)

SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – St Martin of Tours, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Noreen Ryan RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Dominc White RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ross RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond 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

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

WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
7:00pm-9:00pm – LECTIO DIVINA – Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road

FRIDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
1:40pm – UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

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

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Malachi 1:14 – 2:2.8-10; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9.13; Gospel – Matthew 23:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Sam Carson, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 6th November – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/2th November – Susan Fleming

32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Anthony Pippet 2nd Reading: – Lesley Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st – Wisdom 6:12-16; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Gospel – Matthew 25:1-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 12th November – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 13th November – 9:30am – Team B