Notices – 11th March

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First Reconciliation 2018

We welcome our 62 children preparing for First Holy Communion, and their families, to the Celebration Mass on Sunday at 11:15am. Please pray for these children, who made/will be making their First Reconciliation on Saturday 10th, Monday 12th or Tuesday 13th March. They will be reminded that their Prayer Sponsors, in our Parish, are continuing to pray for them at this special time. Preparation classes continue next weekend/Monday/Tuesday.

Keeping Lent Holy

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

This week’s Ecumenical Stations of the Cross will be at 7:30pm on Friday 16th March at St Paul’s Harringay, Wightman Road.

Lenten Devotions in Music, Art and Word – Readings, images, reflections and music on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Tuesdays at 8:15pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4. 13th March Jesus carries his Cross. 20th March Jesus dies on the Cross.

Holy Trinity Taizé Services – Sundays in Lent, 6pm – 18th Mar & 22nd April.

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 where you can find details of all events.

Romero – Heartbeat of El Salvador

A highly-acclaimed drama about the life and martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero will be presented at St. Ignatius Parish, Stamford Hill on Tuesday, 20th March by RISE Theatre. It is particularly timely as there are high hopes that Bl. Oscar might be canonised later this year – and hopes too for the beatification of his martyred Jesuit friend and colleague, Fr. Rutilio Grande SJ. The play begins at 7:15pm; running time about 75 minutes, it’s suitable for adults and children above 11. Tickets are £7 or £5 for under-16s and concessions; purchase in advance from Fr. David at or 074 3259 1117, or the parish office on 8800 2121; or buy on the day.

Parish Draw Results

1st 236, 2nd 207, 3rd 233 (Orange AB2V NM4R)

First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation

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

Other notices

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

Planned Giving and Gift Aid – Every week many £5, £10 and £20 notes are put loose into the collection. If the giver pays 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 given at no cost to the donor. You are not committing yourself to giving every week and neither we nor HMRC check up on you! To join the envelope scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes at the front of church where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. You can also email to sign up, request forms or ask any questions.

If you already use envelopes, the new boxes that come into use in April are now available. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let the office know so we stop claiming for you. Thank you.

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.

World Meeting of Families – The next World Meeting of Families with Pope Francis takes place in Dublin from 21st – 26th August. This gathering brings together couples, families and individuals from all over the world to celebrate, pray, and reflect on the joys and challenges of marriage and family life. To find out about joining our Westminster Diocesan Group please email, and to visit the World Meeting of Families website just type in

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.

Smartloving Breakthrough Workshop – on St Patrick’s Day afternoon, 17th March, at Vaughan House. For details visit the website

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.

Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at Ealing Abbey on Saturday, 14th April or Our Lady or St Vincent, Potters Bar, on Saturday, 12th May. No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.

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.

GROUP SESSION on Wednesday 7pm, 14 March

Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 18, 25 Mar
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 19, 26 Mar
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm

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:

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, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, Peter McMorrow & Chris Hessel.

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:
Catherine  D’Gama RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 11TH MARCH – 4th Sunday of Lent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Bridget & Luke O’Brien RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Johnnie Sugrve RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mahoney Family

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Barbara Cotter

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS Int. Sheila Durand RIP
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – St Paul’s, Harringay (No Holy Hour)

SATURDAY 17TH MARCH – St Patrick, Bishop, Patron of Ireland
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 18TH MARCH – 5th Sunday of Lent (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sean Mulligan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Rosaleen Cullen RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwaslki 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

1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 10th March – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th March – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th March

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st – 2 Chronicles 36:14-16.19-23; 2nd – Ephesians 2:4-10; Gospel – John 3:14-21
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 17th March – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th March – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th March

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Jeremiah 31:31-34; 2nd – Hebrews 5:7-9; Gospel – John 12:20-33
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Sunday 18th March – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 19th March – 9:30am – Team D

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