Notices – 2nd July

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Schools Summer Fair

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

Blessing for Carers

The Diocese has suggested that non–professional carers who provide assistance to friends and neighbours should be invited to receive a blessing in their parishes, this will take place during all Masses on Sunday, 9th July.

Sea Sunday

Next Sunday is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit

Pilgrimage to Poland

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.

Soup Run Holiday Relief

If you are able to help during the late July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email Kit at We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

‘Fleeing the City’

In 1994, as part of the Parish Centenary celebrations, Fr Anthony Maggs commissioned the poet Charles Causley to write a poem ‘Fleeing the City’. His bibliographer has contacted us to ask if anyone has a copy of it which, we understand, was published in the brochure for the centenary. Did you keep items produced for the centenary and do you have a copy of this poem? If you do, please let the office know. Thank you

Raffle Tickets

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

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 4th July from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

One-day conference for Catechists – Ignite!, a one-day conference for all catechists by Sr Judith Russi SSMN is on Saturday, 8th July, 10am-4pm at Sacred Heart High School, 212 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7DG (very close to Hammersmith station on the Piccadilly Line). Please bring a packed lunch – tea and coffee provided. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. To book a place or discuss whether to attend, please contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 by Tuesday, 4th July. The conference provides existing catechists with an opportunity to reflect on their experience of last year’s programme and to meet other catechists in the Westminster Diocese. If you are thinking of becoming a catechist for future First Holy Communion, Confirmation or RCIA programmes, the conference is an opportunity to hear others discuss what’s involved before making a commitment. Please speak to Fr. Sean over the Summer if you might wish to be a catechist for our Parish 2017/18 programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Sisters of Sion Coffee Morning – 63 Mount View Road – Saturday, 15th July, 10:30am onwards. In aid of Bailey, a pupil at Heartlands High School, Wood Green, who is doing sports volunteering at Shalom School in a small fishing village in Ghana. We look forward to your generous donations. All Welcome!

Summer in the Forest – Crouch End Picturehouse are showing the new film about L’Arche and Jean Vanier on Tuesday, 18th July at 8:30pm. There will be a Q & A with director Randall Wright hosted by BAFTA winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock. Please come along and support this as it is being shown especially for Seeds as part of Faith and Light. All are welcome! You can read more here.

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

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

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

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

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.

Catholic History Walks – Smells and Bells – London’s Catholic Culture – Monday 10th July, 2pm. Meet at St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, walking to St. Paul’s, via Covent Garden. Nearest tube: Charing Cross or Leicester Square.

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

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 & Vera Bachini RIP

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 2ND JULY – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Shelagh Beale RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Pietro, Lucia Cavaciuti RIP & Ann (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Duggan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 13: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 3RD JULY – St Thomas, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Life Ascending Group (Thanksgiving)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence & Friends

9:00am* – MASS – Mrs Horne RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Jones Family (Thanksgiving)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 9TH JULY – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Michael Cuetino RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Forkan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick & Margaret Kelly RIPP
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-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 B – Sandwich makers


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

LINEN ROTA: Margaret Forkan

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

8th/9th July 2017 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Helen Helmer 2nd Reading: – Errol Curran
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st – Zechariah 9:9-10; 2nd – Romans 8:9.11-13; Gospel – Matthew 11:25-30
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods