Notices – 10th September

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Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

We welcome Sr Rose Mary Harbinson who will be speaking at all Masses this weekend 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.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor RIP

Cardinal Cormac’s body will be received into Westminster Cathedral at 10am on Tuesday, 12th September and will lie in Westminster Cathedral throughout Tuesday. All are welcome to visit to pay their respects, pray, and sign the book of condolence. At 5pm there will be Solemn Vespers of the Dead, at which Cardinal Vincent will preside and Archbishop Bernard Longley will preach. There will be an unreserved area for those of the faithful who wish to attend Vespers.

The Funeral Mass of Cardinal Cormac will be at 12noon on Wednesday, 13th September. Admission for the congregation at the funeral will be by ticket only. Each parish will be allocated 2 tickets. If you would like to attend, please hand your name and contact number in to the parish office/Fr Sean by Sunday evening (10th) to be drawn on Monday. The parishioners representing the parish will be contacted on Monday. Please pray for the repose of Cardinal Cormac’s soul, and for his family and friends. Please take a prayer card.

Raffle Tickets

The winning numbers for September are 1st 162, 2nd 203 & 3rd 275 – Pale Blue (AB605637).

Mira and Andrew Lidstone

Mira and Andrew would like to thank everyone in our parish and beyond for their overwhelming support during Mira’s ill health. Masses and prayers will be offered for your intentions. Mira and Andrew

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes

Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Other notices

Priest Surgery
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 12th September, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 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.

Church Cleaners needed urgently – 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

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

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.

Secondary Schools Transfer 2018 – Details of schools Open Days/Evenings will be published on the noticeboard and in the Newsletter as and when we receive them. Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms will be published shortly.

Home Mission Sunday – 17th September 2017 – is an opportunity to inspire the faithful and help them engage with the mission of the Church, to evangelise, whilst supporting the work of the Home Mission Office in a practical way. If you wish to make a donation to Home Mission, please place your donation in the wall safe above the Holy water font at the back of the church. Thank you!

‘Retrouvaille’ – is a programme for Married Couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, or who may already be separated or divorced. The next programme commences with a weekend on 15th -17th September 2017 in Welwyn Garden City. Contact in confidence: email Tel: 07973 380443 (to speak to Julie & Gearoid) Tel: 07887 296938 (to speak to Michael & Frances)

How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: – Bishop Mark O’Toole, Head of the Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis of CCBEW will give a lecture entitled, ‘How to be a Disciple-making Disciple: Prayer, Faith, Loving Service and the Sacramental Life’ to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism. Monday, 2nd October 2017 at St Patrick’s Church, Soho Square, W1D 4NR. Doors will open at 6:30pm and Bishop Mark will begin his lecture at 7pm. Admission £5 at the door. Registration:

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:

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.

A Professional lady (Spanish mother tongue) – is looking for a room in a house or flat/house-share. Please contact Kit Greveson on 0208 340 0557 / 07507138582 if you know of anything in the area.

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, 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, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Christine Bosha & Olajide Olaniran.

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.

Those who have recently died:
Cardinal Archbishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Sr Mary Cannon (Srs of Sion) RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti (Recovery)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Nellie Walsh RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ron Cording & Haliday
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 23: Daily Prayer – Week 3

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Nancy Rooney RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Ann Heaney (Recovery)

WEDNESDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Robert Kula RIP

THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve Bethell (Birthday)

FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER – Sts Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Paton & Mary McKane RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alison McGrath RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Galvan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim McGovern RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond RIP

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 – DEANERY MEETING – Stamford Hill
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL 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


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 9th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th September – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th September

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Martin WHitaker
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st – Ezekiel 33:7-9; 2nd – Romans 13:8-10; Gospel – Matthew 18:15-20
6:30pm (Sat) Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: Monday 11th September – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th September

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st – Ecclesiasticus 27:30 – 28:7; 2nd – Romans 14:7-9; Gospel – Matthew 18:21-35
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 Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez

PLANNED GIVING: – Sunday 17th September – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 18th September – 9:30am – Team B

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