Notices 8th July

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Schools Summer Fair

The Friends of St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Schools will be holding their annual Summer Fair on Sunday, 8th July from 12-3:00pm. This is the main fund-raising event of the year, please come along and support our schools and join in the fun. There will be lots of fun things to do, including crazy sand, bouncy slide, tombola’s…Together with plenty of BBQ and homemade food, entertainment and refreshments. The entrance will be via the gate in Tregaron Avenue. All welcome!

Apostleship of the Sea

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Donation envelopes and Prayer cards are available on the newsletter stand. Thank you. To donate online please visit

Parish Census

The recent massive publicity around the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has reminded us of the importance and requirement for organisations to maintain the personal data they hold about people. For this reason, we are asking all parishioners to complete a census form so that we can bring our parish database up to date. Forms and pens are available on the ends of benches. Please complete a form for your household while you are in church today and hand it in as you leave. The form contains an important statement on data privacy and how we handle your information so please take time to read it. Thank you.

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’

Soup Run

Holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email Kit at We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

We are also 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 present but coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham are always well received. Thank you.

Parish Draw

July Results – 1st 84, 2nd 79 & 3rd 131 (Orange A97MSN6V)

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 10th July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Follow your ART in the Parish – 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.

Fr William Kiowi – final week of appeal – Many 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

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, 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.”

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. You can also donate online to the parish at This method allows 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 & Richard Simon.

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:

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 14: Daily Prayer – Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Prendergast Family

WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY – St Benedict – Abbot, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Patricia RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brigid Murphy RIP

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

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

SUNDAY 15TH JULY – 15th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Janette Adams (Birthday)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Eugene Buckley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marko Laughlin
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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Amos 7:12-15; 2nd: Ephesians 1:3-14; Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 16th July – 9:30am – Team A