Notices – 12th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

Today’s second collection is in support of the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund of the Diocese of Westminster. This Fund ensures our elderly and sick priests are financially supported in their senior years after a lifetime of service. Our priests baptised us, counselled us in times of sorrow and worry, and celebrated with us in times of joy. Since we have received so much from their generosity, it is now our turn to assist them in their old age. The fund ensures that their housing, medical convalescence, companionship and spiritual support needs are met. Please be generous. Most priests retire with modest means. In later years their ability to live independently can be adversely impacted because of their declining health, mobility or frailty. Please Gift Aid donations if you can; if you do not have an envelope, plenty are still available throughout November, or you can donate online at

Prizes for Children’s Tombola

Our Parish SEEDs group will be running a Children’s Tombola at the Stroud Green WI Winter Fair on Saturday 25th November. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950 253691.

Soup Run

The parish Soup Run urgently needs sandwich makers for the weekly rotas. Help once a month on a Saturday at 3:45pm for 2 hours maximum. Contact Kit on 07507 138582 / 0208 340 0557 /

Parish Draw Results

1st 2, 2nd 16 & 3rd 140 (Orange AB2VNM4R)

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion – Enrolment closes next Monday, 13th November, for the 2017/2018 programme. For information about eligibility, dates to return forms etc. look in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November, at 7:30pm in the Church. This is an important meeting to receive an overview of the Programme, to choose the date for their child’s First Holy Communion in May 2018 and to indicate their preferred class time.

Confirmation – Candidates to receive Confirmation in 2018 are asked to attend a short interview next Wednesday, 15th November at the Parish Rooms between 7-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ Meeting will be on Wednesday, 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Lower parish rooms.

Catechist training – information can also be found in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 14th November, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

CAFOD Memorial Mass – You are warmly invited to the CAFOD Memorial Mass, in memory of all our Supporters and Volunteers, at the Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4HE at 11am on Wednesday, 22nd November. If you would like someone to be included in our book of remembrance, please send us their name by calling CAFOD Westminster on 020 8449 6970 or emailing

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

Holy Souls lists and envelopes – are still available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists are displayed before the altar.

WI Winter Fair – Stroud Green WI are raising funds for our SEEDs group supporting those with learning difficulties. SEEDs will be having a children’s tombola stall at the Fair (craft stalls, WI cakes, raffle & Chistmas gifts) on Saturday 25th November, 12-5pm at the Stapleton Tavern, 2-4 Crouch Hill, N4 4AU. Any donations for the stall would be appreciated and should be put in the box provided in the sacristy or contact Mary Halliday on 07950253691. Go to / @stroudgreenwi.

“Add some sparkle to your marriage” – that’s the title for an event for young (and youngish) married couples to be held in the Abbey Hall on Saturday afternoon 2nd December – starting at 2:30pm and ending with a Mass and renewal of wedding vows. Contact the Ealing Abbey Parish Office for details or to book.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Sixth Form Open Evenings:
St Thomas More Catholic School – Glendale Ave, Wood Green, London N22 5HN, Tuesday, 14 November, 5.00-6.30pm. Visit the school website

St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls – Sixth Form Centre, Thursday, 23rd November, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Upper Site, Palmers Green, N13 5TY, Visit the school website:

St Ignatius College funding bid – St Ignatius are bidding for funding for an all-weather Table Tennis / Pat Ball Mini Sport Area for their students. The funding will go to the bid with the most community votes. To vote for their students please visit now!

‘Thank God ON Friday’ – an evening of silent prayer, music, adoration, and a brief input organised by Verbum Dei at St.John Vianney Church, West Green Road. 7:30-9pm. 8th December, and each second Friday.

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.

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Enrolment forms and information can be collected from the Sacristy on Sunday or the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri. 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 or above. 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. This is an important meeting to receive an overview of the Programme, to choose the date for their child’s First Holy Communion in May 2018 and to indicate their preferred class time.

The Confirmation Programme – Enrolment is now closed. 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.

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.

Service and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Dominic White RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ross RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Joseph McRedmond RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 32: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maureen Hanlon RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Josepha Gorski (Birthday)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christina Bosha RIP

THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Francis Kelleher RIP

9:00am* – MASS Int. Sean Moloney (Sick)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Legionaries
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Tom Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. McAndrew Family RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

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 – 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

1:40pm – UNDER 5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th November – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th November

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Anthony Pippet 2nd Reading: – Lesley Pippet
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st – Wisdom 6:12-16; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Gospel – Matthew 25:1-13
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 12th November – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 13th November – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 18th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November – Margaret Forkan
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th November

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: -Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Proverbs 31:10-13. 19-20. 30-31; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Gospel – Matthew 24:14-30
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 20th November – 9:30am – Team C

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