Notices – 6th May

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First Holy Communion

This Sunday we welcome the first 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 – Rosa Calliste, Elliot Clark, Evan Connolly, Vincenzo Di Crosta, Lilia Egan, Luis Garcia, Timothy Hensel-Burg, Oliver Ives, Keir Lynch, Henry O’Shea, Gaja Skupniewicz.

At 11:30am Mass – Charlotte Alger, Orla Barrett, Harrison Bourne, Jasper Chau, Benjamin Dyke, Isaac Fletcher, Tom Gilleece, Noah McClelland-Lofters, Maia McNamara, Bibi Mole, Aleksei Murphy.

First Holy Communion Masses will also be celebrated on Sundays, 13th & 20th May at 9:45am and 11:30am. Note change of time of the Family Mass for the next 2 Sundays. For details of Rehearsals/Alb collection refer to letter given out at parents’ meeting. Any parents who have not received details of arrangements for their child’s rehearsal, alb collection & return, should email

Ascension Day – Thursday 10th May

The feast of the Ascension of the Lord will be celebrated this Thursday, not the following Sunday, with Masses at 9am and 7:30pm.

Thy Kingdom Come – the solemnity of the Ascension opf the Lord marks the beginning of ten days’ intensive spiritual preparation for Pentecost. For the third year running, we are invited to join with millions of Christians in a global wave of prayer entitled Thy Kingdom Come. Please be part of this remarkable ecumenical venture by praying the Pentecost Novena (available at

Sister Patricia O’Sullivan RIP

The funeral Mass of Sister Patricia O’Sullivan (Sr. Trish) will be held here at St Peter’s on Friday, 11th May at 10:30am followed by burial at St Mary’s RC Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green, NW10. Sr. Patricia’s body will be received into the church on Thursday, 10th May at 7pm. Please keep the family and the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in your prayers at this sad time. A coach will be arranged to take parishioners to the cemetery and will return to Crouch End where the reception will be held. If you would like to go to the cemetery please put your name down on the list at the back of the church on the newsletter stand.

World Communications Day – Sunday 13 May

On this day, Catholics are encouraged to pray for all those professionals who work in the field of Communications. A particular intention is for those who are responsible for communicating on behalf of the Catholic Church in this country. The communications office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales supports the bishops, in their witness and engagement with current issues, and the Church more widely in promoting the Gospel through digital, social, print and broadcast media. The office is a key resource for national and international media professionals. It also plays an important role in developing the public profile of the Church through word and image. If you wish to make a donation to World Communications, please place your donation in the wall safe above the Holy water font at the back of the church or donate online at: . Prayer cards will be available on the Newsletter stand.

St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Annual Open Evening

We think our School is amazing, but come and see for yourself on Wednesday 16th May from 6pm-8pm. This is an opportunity to look around St Peter’s and see what we have to offer. There will be guided tours, teachers and governors on hand as well as delicious refreshments. We look forward seeing you on the evening.


Thank you for your support to the CAFOD Lent Fast Day appeal. Donations to CAFOD until 12 May will be doubled by the UK Government. We have planned a £5 million programme to combat malnutrition – and with it we hope to be able to reach 245,000 people. But we need the full amount of match funding to make it happen. You can help us reach the full amount needed for this crucial programme. We still have some way to go yet! To donate please go to

Parish Draw

Tickets will be on sale this weekend 5th/6th May after all Masses.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 8th May, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Daffodil endowments – if you would like to keep your pot of daffodil bulbs for planting next year, these are now in the church garden. Please contact Jennifer on 0208 340 3394 to arrange collection.

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

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.

Quiz evening – Another of Holy Trinity’s popular Quiz Suppers in aid of Action for Kids on Friday, 11th May at 7:30pm. Admission £10.

Taize service – 13th May, 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4.

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

La Sainte Union School – has a limited number of places available in Years 7 and 8. If you are interested in applying for a place, please submit an ‘in year’ application form available from the school website or e-mail for further information or an application form.’

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


Wednesday 9th May, 6:00pm –for children making FHC at 9:45am on 13th May – Church
Wednesday 9th May, 6:30pm –for children making FHC at 11:30am on the 13th May – Church

Sunday 13th May, 9:45am & 11:30am – Church
Sunday 20th May, 9:45am & 11:30am – 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, 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 & Sr Patricia O’Sullivan RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 6TH MAY – 6th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Peter McMorrow RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 6: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Walsh RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pierce Durand RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 10TH MAY – The Ascension of the Lord
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Henryk Kuczwalski RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – Reception of body of Sr Patricia O’Sullivan RIP
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Life Ascending Group

10:30 – FUNERAL MASS Int. Sr Patricia (Trish) O’Sullivan
7:30pm – Holy Hour

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter McMorrow RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 13TH MAY – 7th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Denis Lyons (Recovery)
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Anthony Graham-Dillon

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

11:00 am – DEANERY MEETING – Stamford Hill
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 5th May – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th May – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th May

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Acts Acts 10:25-26.34-35.44-48; 2nd: 11 John 4:7-10; Gospel: John 15:9-17
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 7th May – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 12th May – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th May – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th May

6:30pm (Sat) – Fiona Stone
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Acts 1:15-17.20-26; 2nd: 1 John 4:11-16; Gospel: John 17:11-19
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Sunday 13th May – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 14th May – 9:30am – Team D