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Women’s Word Day of Prayer
Friday, 2nd March, 11am at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. See poster outside church for details.
CAFOD – Lent Family Fast Day
CAFOD stands alongside poor communities working with them to end poverty and injustice across the world. Please return your Fast Day envelope with your donation to CAFOD in the retiring collection after Masses this weekend. If you are a UK taxpayer, please Gift Aid your donation if you can. Visit the website for more details about this year’s appeal.
In light of recent news reports you may wish to know CAFOD has a statement about safeguarding vulnerable communities on cafod.org.uk.
Keeping Lent Holy
A Call to Young Adults
Your Bishops Want to Hear From You. Cardinal Vincent and the auxiliary bishops of the diocese are inviting Catholic young adults, aged 18 to 30, to meet with them to discuss the theme of the next Synod of Bishops – ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’. In particular, they would like to hear about how you see your place in the world, how faith impacts your life and how the Church can best accompany you as you work out God’s plan for your life. The Cardinal is hosting two meetings at Archbishop’s House in Victoria and the auxiliary bishops are hosting meetings across the diocese. You are invited to attend one of these meetings. They will involve discussion of the synod theme, an opportunity to question your bishops, and light refreshments. Please do consider making your voice heard and playing your part in the shaping the Church’s approach to young people in the future. If you would like to attend, please register at http://dowym.com/events/ where you can find details of all events.
Rest in Peace
Delia Brennan RIP – The Funeral Mass of Delia Brennan RIP will be on Monday, 26th February at 10:45am followed by burial at Islington and St Pancras, High Road, East Finchley. Please keep the family in your prayers. (No 9am Mass)
Our group that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will meet on Saturday, 3rd March at St Peter’s School Hall from 2–4pm.
Confirmation Group Charity Project
Our candidates will be serving teas/coffees/cakes next Sunday, 4th after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity Toilet Twinning.
Planned Giving and Gift Aid
Every week many £5, £10 and £20 notes are put loose into the collection. If you do this and pay tax, signing a Gift Aid Declaration and putting those notes into Planned Giving envelopes would make a significant difference to parish income – an extra 25p for every £1 you give at no cost to you. We will soon be signing up people to join Planned Giving from April 2018 so please consider joining both schemes if you can. You are not committing yourself to giving every week and neither we nor HMRC check up on you! Please email us at email@example.com or speak to Fr Sean if you have any concerns or questions. Thank you
The summarised accounts for 2017 are on display at the back of the church. Copies are also available on the Newsletter Stand.
Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale next weekend 3rd/4th March after all Masses.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation
Meetings resume this weekend. See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.
There will be a First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting on Tuesday, 6th March, at 7:30pm in the Church to discuss the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Eucharistic Ministers’ Rota – Will ministers for whom we do not have an email address please collect their rota for March and April from the Newsletter stand. There will be a separate rota for the Easter ceremonies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ecumenical Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham – Saturday 14th April 2018 – Tickets £30 including Transport and Evening Meal. Further information available on the notice board outside church.
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.
ADOREMUS Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress – Liverpool 2018, 7th – 9th September 2018. Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. Participants will focus on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. On the first day there will be workshops for parish catechists, RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers. The second day of the Congress, will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion concluding 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.
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 stay in a hospital-like building called the Accueil St Frai in the centre of Lourdes. It is well equipped and they are looked after by a team of doctors, nurses and volunteer St Frai Helpers whose role is to 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; taking them to pilgrimage events; shopping and socialising with them and other helpers; and putting them to bed at night. The timetable is arranged so there is time to rest, make your own pilgrimage, spend time with your groups and make new friends. If you’re interested in helping, please email email@example.com. 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
Wednesday 28 Feb at 7pm
Sunday 4th March – After morning Masses – serving teas and coffees
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 24 Feb, 3 Mar
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 25 Feb, 4 Mar
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 26 Feb, 5 Mar
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 27 Feb, 6 Mar
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm
Tue 6 Mar – Church – Discussion of the sacrament of Reconciliation
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION
Sat 10, Mon 12 & Tue 13 Mar
CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sun 11 MAR – 11:15am – Church
Please pray for:
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
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ann Donnelly RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Giovanni Pisapia RIP (Anniv)
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Lent 2: Daily Prayer – Week 2
MONDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
10:45am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Delia Brennan RIP
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Joyce Donning RIP
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH – St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP
FRIDAY 2ND MARCH
9:00am* – MASS Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Holy Innocents (No Holy Hour)
SATURDAY 3RD MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 4TH MARCH – 3rd Sunday of Lent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Stephen Henry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Isaac Phillips RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Hessel Family
7:00pm – MASS – Int. David Lidstone RIP (Anniv)
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 27TH FEBRUARY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
11:00am – NORTH AREA DEAN’S MEETING
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 1ST MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 2ND MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th February – Susan Fleming
2ND SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th February
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Genesis 22:1-2.9-13.15-18:; 2nd – Romans 8:31-34; Gospel – Mark 9:2-10
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney
COUNTING: – Monday 26th February – 9:00am – Team A
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 3rd March – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th March – Margaret Forkan
3RD SUNDAY OF LENT (B)
Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th March
6:30pm (Sat) – Fiona Stone
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st – Exodus 20:1-3. 7-8. 12-17; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; Gospel – John 2:13-25
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone
COUNTING: – Sunday 4th March – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 5th March – 9:30am – Team B