Notices – 17th September

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Home Mission Sunday

The Home Mission Office exists to help the Church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel. It can seem daunting to share such a personal part of our lives as our faith in Jesus Christ. However, we could pray for people we carry in our hearts to encounter him for themselves. If you would like to pray for the spread of the Good News on a regular basis, please sign up to our newsletter via 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. It is also possible to donate online at Thank you!

Missionary Sisters of England and Wales

On behalf of the Missionary Sisters working overseas I would like to thank you for your generous response to the Appeal given last week. I can assure you again that your contribution of over £1,100 to our work will be only for those in the greatest of need. Please remember us in your prayers and we too will hold your parish in our hearts and in our prayers, as partners in Mission. Sr Rose Mary Harbinson

Raffle Tickets

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

Retreat Day for Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

‘Treasure in Clay Jars’ will take place on Saturday, 30th September from 10:00am-4:00pm at St John Vianney Church, West Green, 386 West Green Road, N15 3QL. Please bring your own lunch – coffee and tea will be provided. This retreat will run in conjunction with St John Vianney parish. For more information, contact Sr Devy on 07403784463. Details can also be found on the notice board outside the church.

Fire Marshal Training

We have been advised that, due to the limited exits from the church, we should have trained Fire Marshals who would be able to direct and assist in the unlikely event that we need to evacuate the building. Although we hope that we never need to evacuate the church, except for fire drills, we would like to have as many people trained as possible so that there should always be some available at every Sunday Mass or large celebration.

Precision Safety Services are providing Fire Marshall training free for the Deanery. This will take place at St John Vianney Church Hall on Wednesday, 27th September at 7pm. If you would like to attend please put your name down on the list provided at the back of the church ASAP or reply by email to the Parish Office. The training will last 1.5 – 2hrs.

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 19th 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 – Posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with information. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place.  A deposit of £200 (plus £33 insurance if needed) is required, the balance due about 10 weeks before departure. Cheques payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church.

Secondary Schools Transfer 2018 – Details of St. Thomas More and St. Anne’s Catholic High School Open Days/Evenings are on the noticeboard. Others will be published as and when we receive them. Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms will be announced shortly.

Taize service at Holy Trinity – Sunday, 24th September, 6pm – 35 mins of gentle prayer, reflection and song in the Taize style. Further dates on 22nd October and 26th November.

Holy Trinity Quiz Night – Date for your diary – Holy Trinity Quiz Night, Friday, 13th October. Details to follow.

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 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

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 24: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peggy Mayban RIP

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

WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James O’Reilly RIP

THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER – St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Peters RIP

FRIDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Caran Joseph
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – St Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Shomari Unguin Joseph
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. In honour of Our Lady (Thanksgiving)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Robert Namey RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. William Carr 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

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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd September – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st – Isaiah 55:6-9; 2nd – Philippians 1:20-24.27; Gospel – Matthew 20:1-16
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleminga
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips
11:15am Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 25th September – 9:30am – Team C