Notices – 14th January

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Peace Sunday – 14th January

The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace. Every year Pax Christi promotes the Holy Father’s World Peace Day Message on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. The theme reflects the relationship between migrants, refugees and peacemaking. The work of Pax Christi is based on the Gospel and inspired by faith and has a vision of a world where people can live in peace without fear of violence in all its forms. If you would like to contribute to the work of Pax Christi, donation envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.

First Holy Communion – We welcome all 63 children and their families, to the Enrolment Mass at 11:15am this Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation in March and First Holy Communion in May.

Confirmation – Unwanted Gifts from Christmas – Our Confirmation candidates will be running an unwanted gifts sale this Sunday, 14th January after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity, Toilet Twinning.

May they Rest in Peace

Mary Malone RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Mary Malone will be held at St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park on Tuesday, 16th January at 10:30am followed by burial at Trent Park Cemetery.

Margaret Daniel RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Margaret Daniel will be on Thursday, 18th January at 12.00 followed by burial at Islington Cemetery, East Finchley at 2pm.

Maria Kuczwalski RIP – Details of funeral arrangements will be published when they become known.

Please keep Mary, Margaret and Maria, their families and friends in your prayers at this time.

Feast of Our Lady of Sion

Saturday, 20th January 2018 – Please pray for the sisters of Sion throughout the world and their work for peace and reconciliation in education, feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, befriending the lonely, isolated, sick & poor.

Parish Draw Results

1st 401, 2nd 357 & 3rd 426 (AB625949 Pale Green)

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 16th January, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Soup Run – thank you to everyone who continues to donate items via the box at the back of the church. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Thank you.

2nd International Choir Music Workshop – St Ignatius Church, 2-4th February 2018. Friday: 6:30pm -9:30pm beginning with Mass; Saturday: 9:00am – 8:00pm with hot meal; Sunday: 9:30am-3:00pm with Musical participation at 11:30am & 1:30pm Masses. Special sessions for both instrumentalists and singers. To book your place contact: Rafal Pratko: or Katarzyna Paszek: – by the 28th January. Cost: £30 including: materials, refreshments, two lunches. Pay on Entry. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church.

Supporting Catholic Schools – Do you support Catholic schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap preventing Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and have promised to abandon it; now we need you to tell them not to U-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop the policy which bans new Catholic schools.

The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes – will take place in the Cathedral on Saturday 10th February 2018 at 2pm. The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during the Mass by the bishops and priests. The Cardinal invites the sick and infirm of the diocese to participate in this celebration. If any parishioners will be attending in a wheelchair, we would be grateful if they can let us know before Friday 2nd February so a suitable space can be reserved in the Cathedral.

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.

Intergenerational European Pilgrimage – The Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is organising a coach pilgrimage across Europe from 2nd-11th April 2018 which will visit Calais, Brussels, Strasbourg, Taize, Assisi, Rome and Geneva. Price is £695. Contact for information and application forms.

Retreats in Portugal – The Love Heals Body Mind and Spirit Ministry is arranging 7-day retreats at the Mem Soares, Castelo de Vide Retreat House in Portugal. One is in May and the other in September. See notice board for details.

Holy Trinity Food Bank – We supply our clients with breakfast cereal, biscuits, cooking oil, tea/coffee, sugar and long life milk to last 3 days. For main meals they receive pasta/rice/and tins of all kinds of vegetables, meat and fish, fruit and rice pudding/custard. We try to give jams, honey, chocolate and other treats also. If you are able to give any of these items. PLEASE place your donations in the box at the back of the church. Thank you.

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

Meetings are held in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise. Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure sessions start and finish on time.

– Sunday 14 Jan, after morning Masses – unwanted gifts sale
– Wednesday, 17 Jan at 7pm

Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 13, 20, 27 Jan, 3 Feb
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4 Feb
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 15, 22, 29th Jan, 5 Feb
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 16, 23, 30, Jan, 6 Feb
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION AND ENROLMENT MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
SUNDAY 14th JAN – 11:15am – Church

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, 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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, & Fr David Williamson.

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 recently deceased:
David Roberts, Mary O’Shea, James Colgan, Margaret Daniel, Maria Kuczwalski, Darryl Matthews, Ann Donnelly & Mary Malone RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH JANUARY – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Barry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Ewings RIP (3rd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Kathleen Hall RIP

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY – St Anthony, Abbot
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mrs Carroll

12 noon – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Margaret Daniel RIP

9:00am* – MASS Int. Noreen Ryan RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

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

SUNDAY 21ST JANUARY – 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Betty Adams RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim & Wayne Donnelly RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maura Lynch 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

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


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th January

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st – 1 Samuel 3:3-10.19; 64:1.3-8; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15.17-20; Gospel – John 1:35-42
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 Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th January – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 20th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st January – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st January

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Michael Sherly-Dale
1st – Jonah 3:1-5.10; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Gospel – Mark 1:14-20
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Sunday 21st January – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 22nd January – 9:30am – Team D

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