Notices – 9th July

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Schools Summer Fair

The Friends of St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Schools will be holding their annual Summer Fair this 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

Non–professional carers who provide assistance to friends and neighbours are being invited to receive a blessing in their parishes; this will take place at all Masses this Sunday, 9th.

Sea Sunday

This Sunday, 9th July,  is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. The collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Thanks you. To donate online please visit

Francesco Nazzini RIP

The Funeral Mass of the late Francesco Nazzini will be held at St Peter’s on Wednesday, 12th July at 6:00pm. The repatriation to Italy will be on Thursday, 13th July. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

The Catholic Worker

On Thursday, 13th July at 10:45am Bishop John Sherrington is visiting the London Catholic Worker at 49 Mattison Rd and you are all welcome to join us. If you are a regular or previous visitor, volunteer, guest, supporter or connected in any other way to our community we would especially appreciate if you could come and show your support this day. We would like Bishop John to get the chance to meet and speak with as many of us as possible. There will be tea, biscuits, time for mingling and then a prayer in the church at 11:45am. Please RSVP to or 020 8348 8212 if you are planning on coming.

60 Years Supporting the Irish in Britain

On Friday, 14th July, 6:30pm at Our Lady Help of Christians, Kentish Town there will be a celebration of Irish music, dancing, theatre and the Irish Chaplaincy. This will include performancs by Irish Folk School, the Irish Pensioners Choir and a specially commissioned piece about the 60 years of the Chaplaincy by Irish Theatre. It should be great craic!

Sisters of Sion Coffee Morning

The Sisters are holding a coffee morning at 63 Mount View Road on Saturday, 15th July from 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!

Raffle Tickets

July winners – 1st 57, 2nd 100 & 3rd 135 (Pale Blue AB605637)

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 11th July from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

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.

Parish 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.

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.

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

School Secretary/Typist wanted – St Thomas More Catholic School, Wood Green is looking to appoint an Office Secretary/Typist. Suitable candidates should have a good standard of general education and have previous secretarial experience. The post will be part-time and term-time only. Salary negotiable. To apply for the post or for more information, please contact Ms Adams via email or telephone 0208 826 9389.

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.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church or by contacting 0161 941 3498. You can also visit the website or email

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:
Francesco Nazzini RIP

Services and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 14: Daily Prayer – Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eric Farren RIP

TUESDAY 11TH JULY – St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Teresa Nestor RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jemma & Wayne Francis -Edwards (Recovery)
18:00pm – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Francesco Nazzini RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Frank Bradley RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael O’Dwyer (Birthday)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 15TH JULY – St Bonaventure, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. In thanksgiving to Our Lady of Lourdes
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 16TH JULY – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Helen Handley RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Louis & Gervais Rene 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


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


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

LINEN ROTA: Nena Whitehead

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

15th/16th July 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am 1st Reading: – Avril Byrne 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Isaiah 55:10-11; 2nd – Romans 8:18-23; Gospel – Matthew 13:1-23
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel