Notices – 8th October

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Pope Francis – September 2017

Parishes must be in contact with homes, with people’s lives, with the life of society.
They have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth toward others.
And it is important that this going-forth follows a clear proposal of faith.
The doors must be opened so that Jesus can go out with all of the joy of his message.
Let us pray for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

Prisoners’ Sunday

This Sunday is Prisoners’ Sunday, a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners and their families, and an important opportunity to make a difference. You can show your support by placing a donation in the wall safe at the back of the church above the Holy Water font.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

This year’s Harvest Fast Day focuses on the work CAFOD’s partners are doing in El Salvador. 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. We can support this vital work. Please return the Fast Day envelope with your donation in this weekend’s CAFOD collection. You can also donate online. Please also consider giving a regular monthly donation if you can and 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 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” as he emphasises 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, our small groups will explore 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 from this weekend, it will be great preparation to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, inaugurated by Pope Francis, on Sunday, 19th November. Booklets will be available from group leaders and from the newspaper stand priced £2. Contact the parish office if you want to join a group.

News for Catechists and would-be Catechists

Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish 2017/18 First Holy Communion, Confirmation or RCIA programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Two training sessions, ‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ and ‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ have been arranged for our First Holy Communion Catechists 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.

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale this weekend 7th/8th October after all Masses.

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.

 Pound coins

The old, round Pound coins will not be acceptable legal tender after next Sunday, 15th October. You have a week to hunt them out from pockets, purses, money boxes, backs of sofas and spend or donate them! After next Sunday, the old coins will have to be taken to a bank to be exchanged.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 10th October, 3pm-6pm at the Presbytery.

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. Group restarts Thursday, 12th October. All welcome.

Housing a Syrian Refugee Family – There will be a meeting this Thursday, 12th October from 7pm to 9pm (probably shorter) in the small hall of St John Vianney’s Church, West Green Road, for volunteers for a support group. The group is required by the Home Office and Haringey Council in order to sponsor and provide practical support (e.g. finding a G.P., schools, language, furniture etc) for a refugee family. For more info contact Fr David Walter, 0208 800 8374 or

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.

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
Two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, have been arranged for First Holy Communion Catechists. All other catechists and parishioners are welcome to attend. Please contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email to book a place.

  • Reflecting on the Eucharist – Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8.30pm, Lower Parish Rooms – A session to develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, so that they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.
  • Preparing Children for First Reconciliation – Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8.30pm, Lower Parish Rooms – A session about preparing children in the Parish to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time; with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

Also, for Confirmation Catechists: Living Signs of Hope – A one-day conference for all Confirmation Catechists in the Diocese, led by Sr Judith Russi 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, 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:
Mgr Augustine Hoey & Fr John Bruce Elliott RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 27: Daily Prayer – Week 3

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter & Michael Ginty RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Seamus O’Donnell RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Durand RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER – St Edward the Confessor, Patron of the Diocese
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mrs Rodgers RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

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

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 – St Francis De Sales, Tottenham
3:00pm-6:00pm – 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


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 Greveson
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

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 Kennedyy 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

PLANNED GIVING: – Sunday 15th October – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 16th October – 9:30am – Team B

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