Notices 28th January

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Racial Justice Sunday

On Sunday 28th January 2018, Catholics are called to pray for those who experience unjust discrimination or are marginalised because of their race and ethnicity. The theme this year is “Belonging”, emphasising that we are called not only to ensure our parishes welcome newcomers, strangers, and those from different backgrounds, but also that all people will know they will find a welcome in our parishes. For news and information regarding Racial Justice Sunday visit There will be a second collection after all Masses this weekend. The money raised will go towards supporting the Church’s work on racial justice issues.

Bishop’s Visitation

We welcome Bishop John Sherrington our Area Bishop who is visiting St Peter-in-Chains this weekend 27th/28th January. Bishop John will be celebrating and preaching at all Masses. He will also be speaking to various groups in the parish.

ADOREMUS Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool this year from 7th-9th September. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908. Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On the first day of the Congress, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The Echo Arena in Liverpool – which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims – will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration. Ticket only. The parish has been allocated 4 spaces. If anyone wishes to go please give your name to the parish office. On the final day of the Pilgrimage and Congress, Sunday, there will be pilgrimage Masses and a street procession – open to all.

May they Rest in Peace

Maria Kuczwalski RIP – The funeral Mass of the late Maria Kuczwalski will be held here at St Peter’s on Wednesday, 31st January at 12pm followed by cremation at New Southgate Crematorium at 2pm. Please keep Maria, her family and friends in your prayers at this time.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The Tottenham Refugee Alliance (a non-denominational group set up to offer sanctuary to a refugee family in Haringey) is having a fund raising meeting at St Peter-in-Chains parish, in the lower parish rooms on Tuesday, 30th January at 7pm. All those interested in finding out more are welcome to attend or e-mail Fr David at


Our group that welcomes people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will meet on Saturday, 3rd February at St Peter’s School Hall from 2–4pm.

Finance Committee Report

Income and expenditure remain stable with a reduction in giving by standing order and envelopes being offset by increase in loose cash donations. The combined effect of increased parish assessable income for 2016 and an increase in the rate of the diocesan levy from 29% to 33%, required to build up diocesan reserves, will result in an increase of £892.62 to £3,747.26 per month for our 2018 levy payments. Excluding funds held for parish groups, there was £369,319.67 available at the end of December 2017. Tenders for our building projects, now split into works on the church and porch and development of the parish rooms were issued this week. We still intend to light the memorial window to mark the 100 years since the end of WWI in November. Work is continuing to improve Health and Safety in a number of areas. We await advice from the diocese on the parish implications of the new data protection legislation that will come into force this year. Fr Sean noted a slow continuing drop in Sunday Mass attendance.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

First Holy Communion Celebration Mass – All children and their families are asked to attend the Celebration Mass at 11:15am on Sunday, 11th February.

First Holy Communion Prayer Sponsors – We would like to thank those Parishioners who have volunteered to be a personal Prayer Sponsor, praying each day and when they attend Mass, for one of our 62 children while they prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation in March and First Holy Communion in May 2018. Please collect a letter addressed to you from the newsletter stand or, if you provided an email address, check for an email, which informs you of the name of one or two children to pray for. Please email any questions to

Confirmation – Our Confirmation candidates will be serving teas/coffees/cakes next Sunday, 4th February after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity, Toilet Twinning.

Parish Draw

Tickets will be on sale next weekend 3rd/4th February after all Masses.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 30th January, 5pm-6pm at the Presbytery.

Holy Hour – Please note that Holy Hour on Friday, 2nd February will be held at Sister Margaret Begley’s chapel (Sisters of Providence) 78a Oakfield Road, N4. All welcome.

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.

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.

Message from the family of Mary O’ Shea RIP – Thank you for your prayers, Mass cards, messages of sympathy & the support shown by everyone throughout this very difficult time.

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.

Serving Teas & Coffees Sunday 4 Feb after morning Masses
Wednesday, 7 Feb at 7pm (No meeting 31 Jan)

Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 27 Jan, 3 Feb, s/h, 24 Feb
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 28 Jan, 4 Feb, s/h, 25 Feb
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 29 Jan, 5 Feb, s/h, 26 Feb
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 30 Jan, 6 Feb, s/h, 27 Feb
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
SUNDAY 11th FEB – 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, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis & 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:
Maria Kuczwalski RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY – 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Ken Ashford RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Fr Roy Dunstan CRL RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Catherine Kabugo RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 4: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bridie Thompson RIP

WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY – St John Bosco, Priest
12 noon – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary O’Shea RIP

FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY – The Presentation of the Lord
9:00am* – MASS Int. Anais Graham-Dillon (Birthday)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Sisters of Providence, 78a Oakfield Road

SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY – Sts Laurence, Dunstan & Theodore, Archbishops of Canterbury
9:00am* – NO MASS – Int.
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm -NO CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY – 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Catherine Arth & Colin O’Rourke RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Donor
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-6:00pm – 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 27th January – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th January – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th January

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Eugenia Varley-Tipton 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st – Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Gospel – Mark 1:21-28
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Mary Ewings
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 29th January – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 3rd February – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th February – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th February

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Therese Moloney
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st – Job 7:1-4.6-7; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 9:6-19.22-23; Gospel – Mark 1:29-39
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 4th February – 6:45pm – Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 5th February – 9:30am – Team B