Notices – 16th September

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Home Mission Sunday – 16th September

Home Mission Sunday provides us with the opportunity to focus on spreading the Gospel in our local areas The Home Mission Office helps the local Church make the Joy of the Gospel a reality across England and Wales by providing training and support to diocesan evangelisation personnel, putting on events that inspire people to share their faith and encouraging the faithful to pray for evangelisation. If you wish to make a donation to Home Mission, please place your donation in the wall safe above the Holy water font at the back of the church. It is also possible to donate online at Thank you!

Building Works – access to the Church & Parish Rooms

There will be no access to the Church via the main entrance and to the Parish Rooms via the basement area until further notice. Access to the church will be through the side church door and from there to the Parish Rooms via the Sacristy when the church is open and through the Presbytery if the church closed. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

News and Greetings from Fr William Kiowi in Mozambique

Following the fund-raising led by Lesley Pippet, we have heard from Fr William who has sent us thanks, news and pictures about his parish and the Nutrition Centre he helps to manage in the district of Cuamba in Mozambique where the funds you raised were sent. It is worth a read.

The Pope’s Prayer Intention

In September, we join the Holy Father in prayer for his Universal Intention, that young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

CAFOD speaker from Zambia

On Wednesday 19th September at 2:30-4:30pm, Oakwood, North London, CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information afternoon with a special guest speaker, Sr Clara, who has first-hand experience of delivering our work in Zambia. Come and hear how, with your support, CAFOD is helping communities. The meeting is at CAFOD’s volunteer centre, 1st floor, Catholic Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, London N14 4HE. Bookings taken on 020 8449 6970 or email

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Retreat Day

Saturday 27th October 2018, 10am-4pm. at St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Led by the Sisters of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. Please bring a packed lunch or something to share. Teas/Coffees/Biscuits provided. Readers/ Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend as this will probably be the only day of reflection we may have this year. Please hand in your name to the parish secretary.

Concerts at Holy Trinity

Thursdays 8-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Free entry, retiring collection except 20th September.
20th September – Songs of Farewell: Choral music from the British Isles. £10 on door.
27th September – Comalli consort: voice and chamber ensemble
4th October – Dominica Feher: violin
11th October – Bloomsbury quartet: string quartet

Secondary Schools Transfer

Details of schools Open Days/Evenings are published here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.

Parish Raffle Results

The winning numbers for September were 390, 399 & 374 – (White AE6L MM4R). If you have a winning ticket, please see Fr Sean after Mass or in the Parish Office.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 18th September from 5pm-7pm at the presbytery.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Parish Census – If you missed completing a registration form over the summer, forms and pens are still available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

Outreach Advice Worker – CARIS Haringey – is a Christian-based charity working with homeless families across the borough. We’re looking for a well-organised individual who is used to providing a high quality advice and advocacy service to join the team. Applicants must have significant experience of working with clients with complex needs. 28 hour post (4 days per week) NJC scale 30: £29,243 pro rata (includes OLW £1,885) Purpose of the role: To provide wide-ranging general advice, support and advocacy to homeless families. To apply, visit the CharityJob website or email for an application pack. Closing date: 5pm Thursday 20th September 2018.

The Good Counsel Network – asks you to pray and fast on Friday, 28th September, the vigil of the Feast of St. Michael, for the end of abortion and euthanasia and all attacks on the sanctity of human life. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed. For information see:

Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land – The 8th annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Bishop John Wilson, will take place from 21st to 29th November. Come and visit the holy sites, support local Christians and deepen your faith. Galilee, Bethlehem & Jerusalem covered. Full board. Flying BA. Price £1549 per person sharing. Single room and travel insurance extra. For booking forms or more information contact Elizabeth Uwalaka 020 7798 9173 or Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666.

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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, 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 who have recently died:
Sheila Dredge & Kay Diver RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER – 24th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tom & Helen Handley
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. The Family of Barbara Cotter (Int.)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cathy Condon RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 24: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Cassie Bradley (Birthday)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER – Ss Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-Sang & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Lavin RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Grady RIP
7:30pm – Holy Hour

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

SUNDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER – 25th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kay Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Cathy Condon RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cleary & McCormack Families
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 – Presbytery

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 – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 15th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th September – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 15th/16th September
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Isaiah 50:5-9; 2nd: James 2:14-18; Gospel: Mark 8:27-35
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Sunday 16th September – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 3rd September – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 22nd September – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd September – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd September
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Wisdom 2:12.17-20; 2nd: James 3:16 – 4:3; Gospel: Mark Mark 9:30-37
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 24th September – 9:30am – Team C

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