Notices – 30th September

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CAFOD Family Fast Day: Friday 5 October

On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us. We are asked to fast, pray and give to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, that people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water. On Family Fast Day (Friday 5 October), CAFOD invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people like Longora. Fast Day envelopes are attached to this week’s newsletter. Please return the Fast Day envelope with your donation for next weekend’s CAFOD collection. Please also consider giving a regular monthly donation if you can and to gift aid any donation if you are a tax payer. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. We will also be showing a Film that evening on Laudato Si’ 7:30pm in church followed by Frugal Supper in aid of CAFOD in the lower parish. Please note No Holy Hour that evening. You can donate online here.

Praying the with the Rosary

A small Faith-sharing group to discover more about the gift of the rosary: Where it comes from, the mysteries of the Rosary, how to contemplate and pray with the rosary. Every Sunday through the month of October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/


There will be a catechists Meeting on Monday, 15th October, 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms, for catechists and those who are interested in becoming a catechist for our First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Safeguarding Review

In a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales sent from Rome last week, the bishops announced an entirely independent and comprehensive review of the safeguarding structures that currently operate within the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Importantly, they will seek to ensure that the voices of the victims and survivors of abuse, through the Survivors Advisory Panel established by the NCSC, fully inform the review and its recommendations. Each bishop has decided that he will take steps to set aside time for the purpose of meeting with victims and survivors of clerical abuse who live in his diocese. This will be done in cooperation with the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, to assist the bishop in responding in the best possible way to those who speak to him, in his pastoral role as their bishop, of their pain, hurt and anger. You can read the full statement here.

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings & Secondary School Transfers

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

Concerts at Holy Trinity

Thursdays 8-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Free entry, retiring collection.
4th October – Dominica Feher: violin
11th October – Bloomsbury quartet: string quartet

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 2nd October from 5pm-7pm at the presbytery. This also when school transfer forms will be signed

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – An Exploration of Amoris Laetitia – An Autumn Faith–Sharing Resource – Sunday 15th October – 19th November. This six-week resource has been produced with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in mind, and is an important contribution to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 15th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

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.

Why should we care? – Tuesday evenings – 2nd, 9th & 16th October, 8:15pm at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. Drawing on the teaching in Pope Francis’ important encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ as we explore how our faith helps us care for what he has called ‘our common home’.

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/ 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.

Fr William – 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. So far £710 has been raised for the children’s Nutrition Centre in Mozambique. If you would still like to donate, please put your money in an envelope and hand in to Jennifer in the Parish Office. Fundraising closes at the end of September.

Thank God on Friday – St. John Vianney church, West Green would like to invite you to a moment of quiet, singing and adoration every first Friday of the month,7:30-9:00pm. Next date, 5th October – all are welcome!

Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale next weekend 6th/7th October after all Masses.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Building Works – access to the Church & Parish Rooms – We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the present building works and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

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.

Office Desk – in good condition (free) available from the parish office for anyone who likes it. Contact Jennifer at the parish office.

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:
Fr Thomas Patrick Burke RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER – 26th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Pat Faherty RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maire & Godfrey O’Roarty RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 26: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER – St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eddie Cassidy RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER – The Holy Guardian Angels
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBER – St Francis of Assisi
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP

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

SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Agnes, Patrick & Thomas Love RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Nonna Rosetta RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan 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

8:00pm – PADRE PIO meet at 36 Dickenson Road, N8

5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or 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 29th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th September – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th September
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Numbers 11:25-29; 2nd: James James 5:1-6; Gospel: Mark Mark 9:38-43.45.47-48
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Sunday 30th September – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 1st October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October -Nena Whilthead

Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st: Genesis 2:18-24; 2nd: Hebrews 2:9-11 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 8th October – 9:30am – Team A