Notices – 30th July – 26th August

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Housing a Syrian refugee family

Haringey parishes are exploring the possibility of housing a Syrian refugee family with the support of the government’s Community Sponsorship scheme. One essential requirement is to find a house or flat for a family. If you might be able to help with this, please contact Father David Ardagh-Walter on 020 8800 8374. We shall need other helpers, but accommodation is key to this project.

During August:

  • From Monday, 31st July to Friday, 18th August, there will be one Mass each weekday, Monday to Friday, at 9am. Any changes will be announced and put on the notice board
  • There will be no Saturday morning Mass and no Exposition/Benediction on Friday or Saturday.
  • Feast days – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Sunday, 6th August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Tuesday, 15th August (Holy Day of Obligation)
  • Until Saturday 26th August, if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), please speak to the priest celebrating Mass.
  • The next General Surgery is on Tuesday, 5th September.
  • There will be only two issues of the Parish Newsletter on Sundays 30th July and 27th August.
  • We will still need Altar Servers at Sunday Masses – so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.
  • The Rosary Prayer Group will not be meeting on Tuesday, 2nd & Friday, 5th August: Life Ascending will resume on Tuesday 5th September at 10am and the Legion of Mary will resume on Wednesday 6th September at 7:30pm: Thursdays Together will continue through August meeting at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Road from 11am – 1.30pm. Come and meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available.
  • The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers can be found in the ‘Rotas’ section below. If for any reason you are unable to cover your duty please make alternative arrangements. Thank you.
  • If you are able to help the Soup Run during the 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.

Raffle Tickets

Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale on the weekend 5th/6th August after all Masses. Please check the notice board in the porch for winning tickets.

Church Cleaning

We urgently need cleaners who can help clean the church on Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please sign the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Many thanks

Other notices

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

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

Local Democracy – If you are concerned about or disagree with the new council charges for replacement bins and for garden and bulky waste collection, have a look at the two, related e-petitions on the council website Steve Bethell

Finance Committee – We hope that the new Porch, refurbishment of the Parish Rooms, along with works inside the church will highlight our commitment to sustaining the life of the parish when we celebrate 125 years of St Peter’s in 2019. A Quantity Surveyor is separating the Porch elements out of the building projects with a view to re-tendering later in the year. With changes to data protection legislation next year, we plan to review our own performance against diocesan guidance. Our accounts for the second quarter of the year show little change in overall Sunday income compared with a year ago though loose is up while there has been a drop in envelope and Standing Order income. We received 2 generous donations to the building fund including £1,610 from Sr Margaret Begley’s sponsored deanery walk. Many thanks to the donor and to Sr Margaret and all her supporters.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland – A pilgrimage is being planned for 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.

Summer Accommodation in London – Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offers comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website: Email: Telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0).

Westminster Justice and Peace Appeal – There is a new/growing crisis where asylum seekers are gathering again in Calais, but this time mostly young people who have lost connection with family and friends. How can we help? Gifts are welcome or donations direct at https:/ Fill in details if you are a tax payer, as then the Giftaid can be applied. Appeal ends August 31st 2017.

BaptismsJuly – Congratulations to Evie Dalton (2nd), Ilaria Dalton (2nd), Ricardo Carril (2nd), Alexander Courtman (2nd), Aaron Mortonson (16th), Marlon Ojutiko (16th), Edith O’Brien (23rd), Theodore Grafton-Green (23rd) & Finley Dyer (23rd). August Sunday 20th August – Santiago Dechamps.

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 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, 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.

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 times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Enrique Palao RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. David Constant RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 20: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 21ST AUGUST – St Pius X, Pope
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Monsignor Peter Ajibola RIP

TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Margaret Begley (Thanksgiving)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brother Thomas More Mann RIP

THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Vera McAteer RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ann Tomlinson RIP (1st Anniv)
7:30pm – NO HOLY HOUR IN CHURCH – see notices in church

9:00am* – NO MASS
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – NO CONFESSIONS – see priest

SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Danny O’Sullivan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Clare Bruce (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone

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

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



SOUP RUN: Saturday 19th August 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: 19th/20th August – Ann Hughes
19th/20th August – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st – Isaiah 56:1.6-7; 2nd – Romans 11:13-15.29-32; Gospel – Matthew 15:21-28
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale
PLANNED GIVING: Sunday 20th August 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: Monday 21st August 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: Saturday 26th August 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: 26th/27th August – Theresa Quinn
26th/27th August – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Avril Byrne 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st – Isaiah 22:19-23; 2nd – Romans 11:33-36; Gospel – Matthew 16:13-20
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney
COUNTING: Monday 28th August 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: Saturday 2nd September 4pm & 6pm – Team B