Notices – 27th August

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Housing a Syrian refugee family

Thank You to the 20+ parishioners who have offered to help with this project.

Resumption of normal service!

The times of weekday Masses, Holy Hour, Confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction return to normal from 1st September.

Raffle Tickets

Will be on sale next weekend 2nd/3rd September after all Masses. The winning numbers for August were 200, 186 & 174 – Pale Green (AB625949).

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

Soup Run

Thank you to those parishioners who helped out making and distributing sandwiches, teas and coffees for the Soup Run during the holiday period.


The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.


Our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will be meeting at a different venue this month as the school hall is having repairs! On Saturday, 2nd September SEEDs will be meeting at the Abide Church Hall, 145 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8JN – next to the swimming pool, from 2-4pm. Activities include African drumming, art and music. Volunteers always welcome. Debbie, Derek, Mary, Sue and Kayte 0777 939 4424.

A huge thank you to all our Gift Aiders

We have received the first and main part of our Gift Aid payment for 2016/2017. The total we will receive for the last tax year will amount to over £20,000 and make a considerable contribution to parish income. If you are a tax payer but do not already Gift Aid, all you need to do is complete a simple form and make your regular donations using envelopes or by standing order to enable the parish to reclaim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Forms are available on the Newsletter stand. If need a statement of your Gift Aid donations for 2016/2017 please email or contact the Parish Office.

P.S. Will the parishioner who has been using plain, un-numbered envelopes for their Sunday offerings, please contact the office or speak to Fr Sean and let us know who they are! Thank you.

Other notices

Resumption of meetings
Fr Sean’s General Surgery, when you can see Fr Sean without an appointment, resumes on Tuesday 5th September.

Ascent Group resumes on Tuesday, 5th September at 10am.

Legion of Mary resumes on Wednesday, 6th September at 7:30pm

Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions – On the weekend of September 9th/10th September Sr Rose Mary Harbinson will be speaking at each Mass to share with us the missionary work of the Missionary Sisters of England and Wales. It is an opportunity for the parish to hear how their contributions have been made and put towards on-going projects around the world. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses. Please see posters outside the church.

Ushers and Offertory helpers for 11:15 Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

For Catholics working in Healthcare and those seeking to be Chaplains – Starting in October, St Mary’s University Twickenham is pleased to offer a new foundation degree in Healthcare Ethics, Theology and Care. This is a part time two year programme for those seeking to be hospital chaplains and for people working in healthcare settings, from care homes, to hospices and hospitals. Lectures and seminars take place at St Mary’s one evening a week and additional lectures and resources are available online. If you are interested in applying or finding out more please contact

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 that 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.

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.

Young Catholic Adult Weekend – @ Douai Abbey 20th -22nd October 2017 – Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like-minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organizing a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire with Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialize and have fun. Book soon as places are limited! Prices start from £18.50. For more details visit: To book:

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.

Praying the Rosary – is a long-established devotion to Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of the Church. Here at St. Peter’s a group pray the Rosary after the 9.00am morning Mass on Tuesday and Friday. If you have a particular devotion to Our Lady, you might wish to join them.

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 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

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 21: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 28TH AUGUST – St Augustine, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christy Jordan RIP

TUESDAY 29TH AUGUST – The Passion of St John the Baptist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Jordan RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. John & Annette Carroll

9:00am* – MASS – Int. McCormack Family

9:00am* – MASS – Int. David Constant RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Kehinde Oriogun RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS>
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. James Keaney RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int.
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Margaret Treanor RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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 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
LINEN ROTA: 2nd/3rd September – Susan Fleming
2nd/3rd September – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st – Jeremiah 20:7-9; 2nd – Romans 12:1-2; Gospel – Matthew 16:21-27
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone
PLANNED GIVING: Sunday 3rd September 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: Monday 4th September 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: Saturday 9th September 4pm & 6pm – Team C