Notices – 20th May

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First Holy Communion

This Sunday we welcome the third groups of our children who will be receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time and we welcome their families.

At 9:45am Mass – Albert Armstrong, Jude Byrne, Mary Hooper, Karolina Ivanova, Oliwia Jozwa, Mia Rose Sowerbutts, Tess Sowerbutts.

At 11:30am Mass – Conor Beggs Sanchez, Talia Cleak, Connor Destouche, Olivia-Mae Gilroy, Lusinda Grant, Liam Kammermeier, Ruth Oguh, Alice Simbault, Aoife Walsh, Leo Wright.

Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

Thank you to our Catechists – for their hard work, effort and commitment in preparing our children.

Normal Mass time resumes

Please note the Family Mass reverts to the normal time of 11:15am from next Sunday, 27th May.

Marian Devotions

Sunday, 27th May at 2:30pm-4:00pm. Please bring a flower to decorate Our Lady’s shrine. Lesley Pippet

The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk

On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May 2018 by popular request we will be repeating again this year the walk around all six parishes of the deanery. You are very welcome to join us for all or part of the walk and to collect sponsorships for a particular charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. We hope for a good turnout from each parish. At 9:15am we will depart from St Frances De Sales in Tottenham to Wood Green from where we will depart at 10:30am via Alexandra Palace Park for a 12noon Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Muswell followed by packed lunches in the parish hall or visit to a local cafe. Departing at 1:30pm via the panoramic Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 2:45pm (via Mount View Road and Woodlands Park Road) for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4pm we depart for the final walk, via Chestnuts Park to arrive for Evening Prayer in Stamford Hill at 5:15pm. Refreshments and washroom facilities will be available at each parish. Do sign up on the form at the back of church if you are interested and take a sponsorship form. Any enquiries to and see poster on notice board.

Irish Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Irish Referendum on the Eighth Amendment, 25 May 2018 – In their Spring Statement, the Irish Bishops wrote, “Article 40.3.3 is a declaration of equality and respect for human life. It represents, at the very foundations and substructure of our laws, a conviction that all human life is worth cherishing equally. To repeal this Article would leave unborn children at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future. We invite people of faith to pray earnestly that Ireland will “choose life” and that the lives of all women and their unborn children will always be loved, valued, welcomed and respected in this country.” For more information visit

The Sistine Chapel Choir

On Saturday 26th May 2018 at 8pm in Westminster Cathedral, The Holy Father’s personal choir, performs a concert of sacred choral music from the repertoire they sing in the Vatican. The concert will last an hour, and is free of charge (no tickets required). Come and experience this world-famous choir singing in the beautiful setting of Westminster Cathedral. All are welcome.

Parish Draw Results

1st 468, 2nd 415 & 3rd 425 (Blue AB605637). Prizes can be collected from the Sacristy after Mass.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 22nd May, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

St Peter Charity Bike Ride 2018 – Many of you will remember that in 2015, a group of parents and teachers cycled 150 miles from the original St Gildas’ school in Yeovil to celebrate 100 years since the nuns founded St Gildas’ school in Crouch End. In the process we raised £27,000 to fund the new playground at St Gildas’ School. We’re now planning to ride the 200 miles from St Peter-in-Chains Church, Doncaster to its namesake in Crouch End over the weekend of 8-10 June to raise additional funds for projects at our two schools. More information, including a link to our donations page, can be found at

May, Month of Our Lady – For centuries, Catholics have set aside the month of May to honour Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Many will remember May processions with statues of Our Lady, crowned and carried in public and with the presentation of flowers. Today, these public expressions are less frequent but May remains a special month during which to pray the devotion of the Rosary. The rosary is prayed here at St Peter’s on Tuesday and Friday morning after the morning mass and all are welcome. Why do it? Because Mary is Mother – your mother, my mother, everyone’s mother – and because she cares for all of us day-in-and-day-out without fail, interceding for us in even the tiniest matters.

Community Sponsorship – Join Caritas Westminster and Sponsor Refugees for an event on Community Sponsorship. Community Sponsorship is a way that community groups can be involved in supporting the resettlement of vulnerable people fleeing conflict. The event will: bring different practitioners together to share their experiences, hear from community sponsors and sponsored families, learn how to build teams and work towards welcoming new families, and connect with others who are committed to the same cause. The event will be held on Thursday 31st May 2018, at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN, from 6:30-8:30pm. Tea and coffee will be available from 6:00pm. Please RSVP to, or call on 0207 931 6077.

Reflecting on the Sunday scripture readings – each week a reflection by Joan Griffith on Sunday’s scripture readings is published on the website. These give added depth to our understanding of what we hear at Mass and we recommend them particularly to our Readers.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit to view all vacancies.

Planned Giving – new envelopes – can still be collected from the Sacristy

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Donating online – You can also donate to the parish at This method does allow you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

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, Gemma Francis, 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:
Eugene Buckley, Sister Patricia O’Sullivan & Ellie Kimber RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 20TH MAY – Pentecost (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Christopher O’Callaghan RIP & Eugene Buckley (Month’s Mind)
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 7: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 21ST MAY – The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Parishioners

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elena Rhabani (Birthday)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eugene Buckley RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ugo Ehiogu & James Perkins RIP

FRIDAY 25TH MAY – St Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor
9:00am* – MASS Int. Nora Shaw RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 26TH MAY – St Philip Neri, Priest
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 27TH MAY – The Most Holy Trinity (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Reggie Cagney RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Sue Clifford RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Louis & Gervais Rene RIP (Anniv)

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 (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 19th May – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th May – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th May

6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st: Acts 2:1-11; 2nd: Galatians 5:16-25; Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16,12-15
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 21st May – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 26th May – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th May – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th May

6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Deuteronomy 4:32-34.39-40; 2nd: Romans 8:14-17; Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Sunday 27th May – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 28th May – 9:30am – Team B