Notices – 15th October

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First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Enrolment forms and information for the 2017/2018 Programmes can be collected from the Sacristy after Sunday Mass, or from the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri (Parish Office will be closed Mon 23rd – Fri 27th). Note: Candidates for either sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here and no forms will be accepted after the closing dates.

The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3. Parents can only collect forms for their own children and forms must be returned, with the fee and Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office by Monday, 13th November. The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November at 7:30pm in the Church.

The Confirmation Programme is open to young people in Year 9. Candidates must collect their own forms which must be returned to the Parish Office by Monday, 6th November. Candidates are asked to attend a short interview on Wednesday, 15th November between 7pm-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Church.

Month of the Rosary

October is the month of the Rosary. Join us after Mass on any Tuesday or Friday morning to pray this traditional Catholic devotion to Our Blessed Lady.

World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday, 22nd October, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission and support missionaries who proclaim the Gospel of peace around the world. This special day unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for the mission of the Church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using Missio envelopes.

Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please put your list along with your donation in the envelope provided and hand in to the priest or the parish office.

Mass of Commemoration on Friday 3rd November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for those members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation has been sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office before 1st November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

Taizé Prayer

At Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, Sunday October 22nd  at 6pm. All welcome

Parish Draw Results

1st 254, 2nd 303, 3rd 286 (AB625949 Pale Green)

£1 coins

The old, round £1 coins are not legal tender after this Sunday, 15th October. Please do not use them in the collection or to pay for papers, votive candles etc after Sunday! Thank you.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 17th October, 3pm-6:30pm at the Presbytery.

Could you be a Catechist? – Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish First Holy Communion, Confirmation or RCIA programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Catechist Training – Two training sessions for our First Holy Communion Catechists, ‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ and ‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ have been arranged on Tuesdays 7th & 14th November in the Parish Rooms from 7-8:30pm. All other catechists and parishioners are welcome to attend. For Confirmation Catechists, there is a one-day conference ‘Living Signs of Hope’ on Saturday 25th November from 10am-3:30pm at St Aloysius, Euston. See the section ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ below for full details and how to book.

Faith Sharing – Love – Say it with your Life – The autumn season has begun with our small groups exploring our faith in a God of love and our responsibility to put faith into practice. 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, it is a great preparation to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, inaugurated by Pope Francis, on Sunday, 19th November. Booklets are available from group leaders and from the newspaper stand priced £2. Contact the parish office if you want to join a group.

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. School forms will be signed at Fr Sean’s weekly surgery on Tuesdays from 3pm-7pm. Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

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

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit to view all vacancies.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Thank you to all those who have returned their boxes, these can now be collected from the sacristy. If you have not yet returned your box please do so by 18th October. Thank you

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.

Preparing for the Sacraments

News for Catechists
For our First Holy Communion Catechists, two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, will take place in the Lower Parish Rooms and are open to all parishioners and catechists. Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email to book a place.

‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ on Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8:30pm, will develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament so they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.

‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ on Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8:30pm is about preparing children to celebrate the Sacrament for the first time with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, & 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:
Fr John Elliot, Fr Sean O’Toole & Christine Bosha RIP (the Funeral details of Christine Bosha has not yet been finalised).

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 15TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette Durasamy
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Sr Mary Cannon RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 28: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Evelyn & Patrick Leonard RIP

TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. David McKane RIP

WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER – St Luke, Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mrs Rodgers RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Lynn Ware

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Judith & Fatima Gomes (Thanksgiving)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Nickson RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Karen Ivanira
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan (Get Well)

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-6:30pm – 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
7:00pm-9:00pm – LECTIO DIVINA – Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th October – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th October

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Isaiah 25:6-10; 2nd – Philippians 4:12-14.19-20; Gospel – Matthew 22:1-14
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 16th October – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st October – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st – Isaiah 45:1.4-6; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Gospel – Matthew 22:15-21
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 23rd October – 9:30am – Team C

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