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Priest Training Fund
Next weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will also take place next weekend. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 28 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year eight men wereordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets are available in the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information and bring it back next weekend with your donation. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations
The Sacrament will be celebrated on Saturday, 28th April at 6:30pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington. All parishioners are welcome to join the candidates in their special celebration. Please continue to pray for our candidates. There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April at 7:30pm in church. Please note – No group session on Wednesday, 18th April.
Rest in Peace
Barbara Cotter RIP – it is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Barbara Cotter last Wednesday, 11th April. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, 18th April at 7pm followed by repatriation to Ireland. Please keep Rory, Barbara’s husband, and her four boys, Conor, Adair, Ross & Oisin and the family in your prayers at this sad time. Please note no 9am Mass on that day.
Peggie Cagney RIP, a former parishioner, died on Good Friday, 30th March. Peggie’s funeral will be held at St Monica’s Church, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, N13 4DJ. Removal to Church Thursday, 26th April, 7.30pm and funeral Mass Friday, 27th April, 12.00pm. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Tottenham Refugee Alliance
The next meeting of the Tottenham Refugee Alliance is at 7pm this Thursday, April 19, in the hall of St John Vianney, West Green Road. This project is up and running but more helpers are needed. For more info about our work, please go to tottenhamrefugees.org.uk – and keep an eye on it for ways in which you can contribute with your time or financially – or both!
Come and Sing Messiah
Saturday 21st April at Holy Trinity Church. Register from 10am, rehearsals 10.30am-1pm & 2pm-4pm, performance at 4.30pm. Performer tickets £10 (£5 concessions) + £2 for score if needed. Audience tickets £5. Bring your own lunch. Refreshments available. For further details and to reserve a place please go to www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk
Parish Draw Results
1st 203, 2nd 226 & 3rd 143 (White AE6LMM4R)
First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation
Classes resume this coming week from 17th April. See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.
Planned Giving – new envelopes – Please collect your new box if you have not already done so. If you still wish to join, 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 email@example.com to sign up, request forms or ask any questions. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let the office know so we stop claiming for you.
Holy Trinity Taize Services – 15th April & 13th May, 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4.
‘Hour of Prayer for Vocations’ – Saturday 28th April 2018 from 4.15-5.15pm in our Chapel at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne’s Home, 77 Manor Road, London N16 5BL. We are on the 106 bus route and the bus stops very close to our Home (alight at Heathland Road). Sr. Agnes Mary, Mother Superior
Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at 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.
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.
Internship Programme – the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a four-week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. To take part participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship
Sing Fauré’s Requiem – You are invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s University Chapel on Friday 8th June, as part of a massed performance involving St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from Catholic primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. All welcome, regardless of choral singing experience. Fauré’s Requiem is up there amongst the greatest choral works of all time; the work is sublime, and an absolute joy to sing. The wonderful venue of St Mary’s University Chapel will make this special performance one to remember. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds, TW1 4LT. For more information, please contact Miss Firman on email@example.com.
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
NO MEETING THIS WEEK
CONFIRMATION MASS REHEARSAL on Wednesday 25 Apr at 7:30pm in church
CONFIRMATION MASS on Saturday 28 Apr at 6:30pm
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 21 Apr
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 22 Apr
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – s/h, 23 Apr
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 17, 24 Apr
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm
CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sunday 22 Apr – 11:15am – Church
Tuesday, 24 Apr – 7:30pm – 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, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, 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:
Peggie Cagney, Patrick Naughton & Barbara Cotter RIP.
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Peggy Dalton RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maureen Killoran RIP (5th Anniv) & Martin Ryan
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carol Ronan RIP
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 3: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 3
MONDAY 16TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine D’Gama RIP
TUESDAY 17TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Patricia O’Sullivan (Get well)
WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL – St Alphage, Bishop & Martyr
NO 9:00am* – MASS
7:00pm – FUNERAL MASS – Barbara Cotter RIP
THURSDAY 19TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of ProvidenceP
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS Int. James & Gladys Phillip RIP
7:30pm – No Holy Hour
SATURDAY 21ST APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rodgers RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 22ND APRIL – 4th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Kelleher
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Mary McKenna RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Clodagh Begley (Sick)
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 17TH APRIL
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 19TH APRIL
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 20TH APRIL
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April – Nena Whitehead
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th April
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Acts 3:13-15. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 2:1-5; Gospel: Luke 24:35-48
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira
COUNTING: – Sunday 15th April – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 16th April – 9:30am – Team D
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st April – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April – Ann Hughes
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Acts 4:8-12. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2; Gospel: John 10:11-18
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan
COUNTING: – Monday 23rd April – 9:30am – Team A