Notices 1st July

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Hope Together

Recent news reports have highlighted the increase in violence affecting young people across London. Are you wondering how you can respond? Is there a way that together we can make a difference? Courtyard, part of the Catholic charity Million Minutes, presents ‘Hope Together’. These gatherings offer an opportunity to explore the issues and discuss our potential response in supporting our local young people. There are two opportunities to attend: Monday 16th July 7-9pm, St Mellitus, Finsbury Park, N4 3AG or Saturday 28th July 2-4pm, our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George, Enfield, EN2 6DS. For more information and to register online search ‘million minutes eventbrite’

Apostleship of the Sea

Next week is Sea Sunday, When the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit

Wednesday 4th July

Please note the Mass on Wednesday 4th July will be held at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall at 9:15am. All are welcome to attend.


Our Group that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends meets next Saturday, 7th July from 2-4pm at St Peter in Chains School Hall, Elm Grove. All welcome.

Soup Run

Our Soup Run is running low on tuna fish and sweetcorn. If you are able to buy a tin (or a stack of 4), it will be greatly appreciated. Please leave in box at back of church. NB: we do not need any tea at the moment but other items (coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham) are always well received. Thank you.

Fr William Kiowi

You will remember Fr William who helped in Fr David’s time. I had an email from Fr William – now a parish priest in Mozambique serving in a poor rural area. He is responsible with a local nun in a feeding programme for the local children. They are presently £500 short for the programme for the next few months and he asked me if I could find some support from our parish. Presently we have a lot of fundraising requests but if anyone could donate £5 cash I will arrange a bank transfer. If you can support may I ask you to place your offering in an envelope with my name and hand into the parish office over the next two weeks. Be assured the funds go directly to the Consolate priests bank account so no deductions for administration and all is legitimate. Many thanks Lesley Pippet

Parish Draw

Parish Raffle tickets will be on sale this weekend 30th June/1st July.

We are looking for someone to sell draw tickets at 7pm mass on the first Sunday of each month. Not a difficult job but one that brings in a little extra income for the parish and a small gain for 3 parishioners. Contact Kit on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138582 / Thank you

Other notices

Priest Surgery – The next date for seeing Fr Sean without an appointment will be Tuesday 3rd July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Follow your ART in the Parish – God has given to each one of us amazing gifts! Discover your inner creative spirit, get engaged with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through art and beauty. (Re)Learn to see the world, the Creation, your life and those of others with new eyes. This project aims to develop your inner creative spirit with several exercises to unlock your artistic skills; to help you to gain self-confidence. The group is once a week on Thursday evenings. Other times may be considered. For more information contact Ruben – or visit the website Monthly fee £60 – most of the materials supplied.

Altar Servers – We all have a unique mission in the World. Some of us are called by God, for a specific role in the Church. If you feel that you would like to serve Jesus more closely, be a part of our Sunday Mass and Holy Days Celebrations in a different way, if you want to make a difference and help people celebrating their Faith and get closer to God, you can join our group of Altar Servers! For applications contact Ruben ( or Father Sean in the next two weeks. Support will be given and training provided.

Adoremus – National Eucharistic CongressThe National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at For information, contact or Prayer cards are available at the back of the church.

The Passage Annual Garden Party – “Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in central London, by attending The Passage Annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday, 13th July 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music. There will be a raffle and charity auction. Tickets are available from Eventbrite or call The Passage 020 7592 1856. It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey. All proceeds in aid of The Passage.”

Vacancy with Ten Ten – Ten Ten is a Catholic charitable organisation that uses drama to speak to the hearts and minds of young people in schools throughout the UK. They are looking for a schools’ facilitator to lead sessions on “Relationship and Sex Education” using films created by Ten Ten. This is a fixed-term, part-time role with an attractive salary and benefits. For more information, please visit: Deadline is Monday, 2nd July.

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.

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, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge & Augustine Okonta.

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:
Gerald Francis Hermolle & Fr Patrick Miscampbell OSB.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 1ST JULY – 13th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. The Bergin Family
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Barbara Cotter RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 13: Daily Prayer – Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael (Mick) Fox RIP

TUESDAY 3RD JULY – St Thomas, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:15am* – MASS – St Peter-in-Chains School Hall – Int. Francesco Nazzini RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve Bethell’s intentions

9:00am* – MASS Int. Sean Thomas RIP
7:30pm – MASS Int. No Holy Hour

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peggy Reynolds
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 8TH JULY – 14th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Jude Byrne
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Forkan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick & Margaret Kelly RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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 – 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 30th June – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 30th June/1st July – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 30th June/1st July
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 8:7.9.13-15; Gospel: Mark 5:21-43
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 2nd July – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2:23-24; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Gospel: Mark Mark 6:1-6
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 8th July – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 9th July – 9:30am – Team D