Notices – 1st October

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CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

This year, Harvest Fast Day is Friday 6 October, and focuses on the work our partners are doing in El Salvador. Our partner, Solidaridad CVX, are working with farmers to provide training and reintroduce native seeds that were used generations ago. These seeds are strong and able to grow in the warm, rainy climate, ensuring that farmers are able to harvest crops, and with that, the surety that they will be able to provide for their families.

Fast Days are our opportunity to support this vital work. Please consider fasting and praying in solidarity this Friday. Fast Day envelopes are attached to this week’s newsletter. Please return the Fast Day envelope with your donation for next weekend’s CAFOD collection. You can also donate online. Please also consider giving a regular monthly donation if you can and to gift aid any donation if you are a tax payer. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

Faith Sharing

Love – Say it with your Life – Reaching out to our sisters and brothers in need is at the heart of Catholic Social Teaching and central to our Catholic Faith. Our mission to love has its source, as Pope Francis puts it, “in the heart of the Trinity”. The Holy Father emphasises that it is our duty to work together to bring about a more just and peaceful world, to put love into action through how we live our lives.

This Autumn’s faith-sharing season will help small groups explore our faith in a God of love and our responsibility to put faith into practice. Participants will be renewed in the social teaching of their faith, and supported to commit to practical expressions of Christian social action. Who knows what it might spark! Meeting weekly over 6 weeks from Sunday 8th October, it will be a great way to prepare for the celebration of the first World Day of the Poor, inaugurated by Pope Francis, on Sunday, 19th November. Booklets will be available from group leaders and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £2. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Memorial Mass for Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor

Wednesday, 4th October, 5:30pm at Westminster Cathedral. At this Mass there will be an area of unreserved seating and it is particularly hoped that anyone who might have wished to attend the funeral Mass but was unable to do so could attend on this date.

Caritas Westminster – ‘A Place of Welcome’

Join Caritas Westminster, West London Mission, and Housing Justice for an evening about homelessness, setting up night shelters, and how you can help. Wednesday, 4th October, Westminster Cathedral Hall, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Please RSVP to

SEEDs Saturday Club

SEEDs welcomes people with learning disabilities, their families and friends and meets next Saturday, 7th October, 2-4pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall. Everyone welcome. Please join us and share your talents and skills in fellowship and friendship.

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale next Weekend 7th/8th October after all Masses.

Fire Marshal Training – Thank you!

Thank you to all the parishioners who attended the Fire Marshall Training on Wednesday last.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 26th September, 3pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Lectio Divina – Praying with the Bible at Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. Group restarts Thursday, 12th October. All welcome.

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, St Ignatius, St Aloysius & St. Anne’s Catholic High Schools Open Days/Evenings are on the noticeboard. Others will be published as and when we receive them. Anyone wishing to have their school forms signed can come to Fr Sean’s weekly surgery on Tuesdays, 3pm-7pm. Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please collect your boxes from the Sacristy Thank you for your donations to Missio.

Quiz Night – Friday 13th October, 7.30pm – Holy Trinity, Granville Road, N4. £8 to include delicious home-made food. Bring your own drinks. All proceeds to Action for Kids. Come and enjoy an evening of local fun and community good cheer.

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:

Celebrate the Gifts of all people – St Mellitus Catholic Church invites you to a Mass celebrating the Gifts of all people on Sunday 15th October, 10:30am Mass with folk band. Refreshments after Mass in the parish hall. Details are available on the notice board outside the church.

Mental Health Awareness for Pastoral Ministry‘How to take care of my own mental and emotional well-being and how to offer support to others’ – Facilitator: Mgr Malachy Keegan. Wednesday, 18th October or Saturday, 21st October 2017, 10-3pm at the Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey WD23 4EE. Details are available on the notice board outside the church.

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.

Pound Coin – Please note the round coin is no longer legal tender after Sunday, 15th October.

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:
for Rose Carroll, 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, 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:
Sr Mary Cannon (Srs of Sion) Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Frank McLoughlin, Eugene Sullivan & Mgr Augustine Hoey RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 1ST OCTOBER – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. John Porter RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Eddie Cassidy RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Stephen Henry RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 26: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 2ND OCTOBER – The Holy Guardian Angels
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Hugh Doherty RIP (Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER – St Francis of Assisi
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Manson RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Mary Cannon RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Margaret Begley
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER – Our Lady of the Rosary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. John Nickson RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the paris
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Jennifer Graham-Dillon

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

3:00pm-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

2:00-4:00pm – SEEDs SATURDAY CLUB – Holy Trinity Church Hall


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 30th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 30th September/1st October – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 30th September/1st October

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Marianne Law 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackiet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Ezekiel 18:25-28; 2nd – Philippians 2:1-11; Gospel – Matthew 21:28-32
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn
7:00pm Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

PLANNED GIVING: – Sunday 1st October – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 2nd October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th October – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th October

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Kit Grevesone
1st – Isaiah 5:1-7; 2nd – Philippians 4:6-9; Gospel – Matthew 21:33-44
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 Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale

COUNTING: – Monday 9th October – 9:30am – Team A