Notices – 19th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

We thank everyone who donated to the sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection last weekend. It is not too late to make a donation if you wish. Donation leaflets are available at the back of the church, or by contacting the parish office. You can also donate online at This important collection helps cover the financial expenses of priests who are sick or retired in the Diocese of Westminster. Thank you for your prayers for all our Catholic priests and especially for those concluding a lifetime of service to the Church. May God Bless you greatly for your generosity. Over £1,000 was given at St Peter’s.

South Tottenham Refugee Alliance

This group, based on the Catholic parishes of Haringey, next meets Thursday, 23rd November, 7-8:30pm at St John Vianney church hall, West Green Road. We have had offers of accommodation for the Syrian or Iraqi refugee family and we are now concentrating on expanding the group and fund-raising. All help or even just interest counts. For more info please contact Fr David Walter, 020 800 8374 or

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

See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about this week’s meetings and Catechist Training.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 21st 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

A Nun’s Chorus – A special performance of a very funny comedy play entitled A Nuns Chorus will take place at St Mellitus Church in Tollington Park at 7:30pm on November 23rd. Admission on the door is £5. The play is set in a convent in Ireland in the 1950s. Come and enjoy a night out. Contact Sally Mulready Tel: 020 7428 0471 for more details.

Volunteer Catechists – Sincere thanks to those who have volunteered to be Catechists and help with the First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes over the next year.

Accommodation needed – single very responsible working mum and 14-year old son seeking accommodation as present contract ending soon. Ideally 2-bed self-contained but would consider sharing with similar family. Excellent references available. Please email or call 07507 138582 for further information.

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 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!

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

The First Holy Communion Programme – 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 The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms.

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 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

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 33: Daily Prayer – Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pauline Karava & Sally Karava RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Paul Griffin RIP

WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER – St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP (1st Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Holy Souls

FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS Int. Patricia Conway (Sick)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

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

SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Forkan & deceased members of the Forkan family
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael, Eugene & Tony Hogan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan 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 – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 25th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th November – Nena Whitehead

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, King of the Universe (A)
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th November

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Ezekiel 34:11-12.15-17; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 15:20-26.28; Gospel – Matthew 25:31-46
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez

COUNTING: – Sunday 26th November – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 27th November – 9:30am – Team D