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 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 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 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

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 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.

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 for details.

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, 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

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
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


Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

5:00pm-6:30pm – 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 D – Sandwich makers


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

LINEN ROTA: Theresa Quinn

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st – Deuteronomy 8:2-3.14-16; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Gospel – John 6:51-58
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)

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Jeremiah 20:10-13; 2nd – Romans 5:12-15; Gospel – Matthew 10:26-33
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

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