Notices – 11th February

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LENT 2018

Ash Wednesday – 14th February (Day of Fasting and Abstinence) Masess are at 9:00am & 7:30pm when Ashes will be blessed and distributed.

A Pastoral Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be read at all Masses this weekend, encouraging us to prepare for the season of Lent and putting forward the Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal as an important way of observing the tradition of almsgiving. Funds from this Appeal allows the Church to have a renewed impact in the areas of Family Life, Youth and Civic Society. Please do what you can to support this Appeal. Leaflets and donation envelopes will be available from next weekend, the First Sunday of Lent.

Keeping Lent Holyvisit our page of suggestions for ways to prepare for Easter through prayer, reflection and personal almsgiving.

Stay and Play Group

Are you looking for somewhere to have fun with your little one(s) and meet other parents? St Peter’s stay and play group will resume on Friday, 23rd February from 1:30pm -3:00pm in the school hall, Elm Grove, N8. We have lots of toys and offer a drink and a snack for only £1.50 per family. We need more volunteers to help run the group. If you are interested in volunteering, please email luciaciampa@hotmail.co.uk. There will be a meeting for anyone interested in volunteering on Monday, 19th February at 2pm at the Blue Lagoon Café, Crouch Hill.

Parish Draw

Results – 1st 326, 2nd 348 & 3rd 311 (Pale Blue AB605637)

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

First Holy Communion Celebration Mass – We welcome our children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, and their families, to the Celebration Mass today at 11:15am. Preparation classes resume after the Half Term holiday.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 13th February, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

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.

The Passage – please support a St David’s Day concert in aid of The Passage at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster on Thursday, 1 March 2018, 7:30pm. Full details to book are on the website www.passage.org.uk or telephone 020 75921856 or email info@passage.org.uk

Mass for bereaved parents – will take place at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 10th March at 2:30pm. It’s a time to remember, to pray, to give thanks, and to entrust deceased children to the Lord. All are welcome to attend.

Thanksgiving for Matrimony – Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony for couples celebrating 5th 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018, 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the parish office.

Lourdes Pilgrimage volunteer appeal – The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is once again looking to recruit volunteers to help on this summer’s pilgrimage. If you are over 18, your help would be very much appreciated as a St Frai Helper. Some of our sick pilgrims in most need of support and medical care stay in a hospital-like building called the Accueil St Frai in the centre of Lourdes. It is well-equipped for their care and they are looked after by a team of doctors, nurses and volunteer St Frai Helpers whose role is to support the nurses and provide the sort of care for which you don’t need a medical qualification. This includes helping the pilgrims get up and ready in the morning; making large amounts of tea; taking the pilgrims to various pilgrimage events; shopping and socialising with them and other helpers; and putting them to bed at night. The timetable is shared across two shifts so there is enough time to rest, make your own pilgrimage, spend time with your groups and make new friends. Helping in the St Frai is an extremely moving and rewarding experience. Working in the St Frai is an opportunity to give our care and company to our pilgrims and make a huge difference in their lives. If you’re interested in helping, please email westminsterstfrai@gmail.com This is a marvelous opportunity and a wonderful witness to the call of the gospel. 18 is the starting age, but there really is no upper age limit, as long as the volunteer is fit and able and keen to help. The pilgrimage is from Saturday 21st – Friday 27th July.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ 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.

CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
GROUP MEETS:
Wednesday, 21 Feb at 7pm no meeting 14 Feb

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 24 Feb
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 25 Feb
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 26 Feb
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 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 & Emmanuella Celindano

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:
Delia Brennan & Onofre Dybongco RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 11TH FEBRUARY – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Daniel Gallagher RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Parishioners
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. James Pender RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 6 / Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 12TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Slevin RIP

TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY – ASH WEDNESDAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sonny Francis (Sick)
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP

THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette & Jennifer

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS Int. The Nigerian Catholic Women Organisation (Thank You)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick William Caffrey RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm -CONFESSIONS>

SUNDAY 18TH FEBRUARY – 1st Sunday of Lent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Betty Adams RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mary O’Shea RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Kathleen Francis Kelleher RIP (Anniversary)
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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 15TH FEBRUARY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 16TH FEBRUARY
1:30pm – NO STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove – half term

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 10th February – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th February – Ann Hughes

6TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (B)
Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th February
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Leviticus 13:1-2.45-46; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Gospel – Mark 1:40-45
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 12th February – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 17th February – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th February – Theresa Quinn

1ST SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th February
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Grevesony 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Genesis 9:8-15; 2nd – 1 Peter 3:18-22; Gospel – Mark 1:12-15
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Sunday 18th February – 9:30am – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 19th February – 9:30am – Team D

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