Notices – 14th May

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First Holy Communion

On Sunday we welcome First Holy Communion children and their families.

At 9:45am Mass, Ronan Conneally-Gordon, Lily Desai, James (Jimmy) Flanigan, Moira Gilroy, Maximilien Hill, Helena Jankowiak, Ruaridh Kennedy, Sóirse Metrustry-Fox, Gregory McGuire & Alessia Whitaker.

At 11:30am Family Mass, Nevarsana Anthonymuttu, Oliver Beardall Ainz, Liam Burke, Liam Carey, Freddie Hopkins, Alex-William (Alex) Jean-Marain, Paul Kammermeier, Shameiah Nanton, Eoghan Soodoo-Cecile & Kierann Taj Cahani. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

Thank you to our Catechists – for their hard work, effort and commitment in preparing our children.

Normal Mass time resumes – Please note the Family Mass reverts to the normal time of 11:15am from next Sunday, 21st May.

“We think our School is amazing”

Come and see for yourself on Wednesday 17th May from 6pm-8pm when St Peter-in-Chains Infant School is holding its Annual Open Evening. This is an opportunity to look around St Peter’s and see what we have to offer. There will be guided tours, teachers and governors on hand as well as delicious refreshments. We look forward seeing you on the evening.

New Readers needed!

We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. This is a great way to contribute to the work of the parish. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at or calling 07905-768497.

Migrants Mass

The annual Migrants’ Mass in honour of St Joseph the Worker takes place Saturday, 20th May at St Antony of Padua, Forest Gate, E7 9QB. Hosted by the Diocese of Brentwood, the Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Alan Williams SM. Banners assemble at 10:30am on the Priory Lawn; Mass begins at 11am.

Trinity Concert

This year’s Trinity Concert will take place on Saturday, 20th May in Holy Trinity Church at 7:30pm. Funds raised will support the work of MIND in Haringey. Admission by programme – suggested donation £8.

Marian devotions

Sunday, 21st May at 2:30pm-4:00pm. Please bring a flower to decorate Our Lady’s shrine. Lesley Pippet

Parish Draw

As last weekend was so busy with our Confirmation and First Holy Communion celebrations, it was decided to cancel May’s monthly draw. The next draw will take place in June and raffle tickets will be sold on 3rd/4th June.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 16th May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Pilgrimage to Poland – A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some 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.

Sponsored Walk in aid of St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre – the diocesan centre supporting people with learning difficulties – Join us for a Sponsored Walk from Our Lady of Lourdes Church to Arnos Grove on Sunday, 21st May 2017, 2:00pm. Meet at the Church, 373 Bowes Road, New Southgate, N11 (200 yards right from Arnos Grove tube). Contact Maggie on 020 8202 3999 for further details and to obtain a sponsorship form. Further details are also available on the noticeboard outside the church.

School Meals Supervisory Assistant – required as soon as possible for 1.5 hrs per day – 7.5 hrs per week x 40 weeks per year – (term time only) at St Peter-in-Chains Infant School. Salary £11.79 per hour. Closing date 22:05:17 Interviews week beginning 05-06-17. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church or visit the school website at

St Ignatius College seeks RE Teacher – St Ignatius College is a Jesuit community committed to the spiritual, personal and academic development of each individual: the formation of the whole person. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic Ofsted rated ‘good’ school where all can thrive and staff are highly valued. We offer excellent personalised CPD and career progression. The successful candidate will join a friendly high achieving department, be hard-working, flexible and will enjoy working collaboratively to secure the best possible outcomes for students. GCSE results in in RE last year were 80% A*-C. This is a full time, permanent post, September 2017 start with the possibility of responsibility for the right candidate. For further details please contact Mrs J Denny on 01992 717 835 extn. 206 or email

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – The date of the ride has changed and is now confirmed for Thursday 22nd June to Sunday 25th June. 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 to ride or if you can drive the support van in France and/or in the UK please contact Thank you!

Brightlights Festival – is an annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 16-30) taking place 23rd – 26th June in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle in Staffordshire. Come and join us for a weekend of live music from artists including One Hope Project and Guvna B. To journey together in Faith through liturgy and worship. And to hear stimulating input to discover the possibilities of living life: UNLIMITED. To find out more information or book tickets and a coach space, visit our website:, call 0300 075 0115 or find us on social media: T/FB/IG: BLFestival

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit 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, Kris Durasamy, Baby Dilan & Mike Coombes

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 reecently deceased:
Christy Jordan who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 10, please pray for the family at this very sad time.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Rena Lule

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria McGinn (Sick)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Phyllis Williams RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Hogan & Family
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Nalubowa RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 21ST MAY 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tommy Buckley RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Beryl Helsby RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Nora Shaw RIP (Anniv)

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


Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM D – Presbytery


10:00am – ASCENT GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment


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

1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM C – Sandwich makers


13th/14th May 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)

LINEN ROTA: Theresa Quinn

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st – Acts 6:1-7; 2nd – 1 Peter 2:4-9; Gospel – John 14:1-12
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez

20th/21st May 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Acts 8:5-8.14-17; 2nd – 1 Peter 3:15-18; Gospel – John 14:15-21
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 Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead