Notices – 9th September

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Education Sunday

Sunday is Education Sunday. For well over a hundred years there has been an annual recognition of Education Sunday in England and Wales. It is a national day of prayer and celebration for everyone in the world of education. The theme for 2018 is ‘Faith and Works’. For more information visit the Churches Together in England website

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.

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.

Parish Office

The Parish Office will re-open on Wednesday 12th September at 9am.

Kay Diver RIP

We learnt this week of the sad death of Ms Kay Diver, retired Head Teacher of St Peter in Chains Infant school. She retired and moved back to Ireland in the early 1990s but would be remembered fondly by many pupils and members of the Parish.

Building Works – access to the Parish Rooms

There will be no access to the Parish Rooms via the basement area steps until further notice. Access will be through the church and the sacristy when the church is open and through the Presbytery if the church closed. Thank you for your cooperation.

You can see photos of the works progressing here.

Secondary Schools Transfer

Details of schools Open Days/Evenings will be 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 11th September from 5pm-7pm at the presbytery.

Life Ascending Group – resumes on Tuesday, 11th September at 10am in the lower parish rooms – entry will be through the church.

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.

Fresh Produce – If anyone has extra veg and or fruit from their garden/allotments, the London Catholic Worker in Mattison Road would greatly appreciate this. Please deliver to Giuseppe Conlon House, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay N4 1BG any day after 5pm. Tel. 0208 348 8212.

Will you connect the poor with the powerful? – CAFOD is looking for Catholics in this area to share their faith with their MP. Write 3-4 times a year on a topical issue to support those living in poverty around the world. No experience needed as information will be provided online or by post. See or contact Tony on 020 8449 6970 or for further information. “Love is civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.” – Pope Francis

Parish Census – We are asking all parishioners to fill in a registration form with the details of their household so that we can make sure that the information we hold is up to date. If you missed completing a form over the holiday period – and many thanks to all who have completed one – forms and pens are available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

Church Cleaners urgently needed – Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please come along on Mondays after the morning Mass. Many thanks.

Eucharistic Ministers – All Ministers are asked to respond to the data privacy notice they were sent recently if they have not done so yet.

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.

Beginning Experience – There is a healing weekend for men and women who find themselves single again following separation, divorce or the death of a partner at the Domus Mariae Centre, Chigwell, Essex from 5th to 7th October 2018. For more details please contact Freda 01322-838415 or Sandra 01293-783965 or email

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 0207 798 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, 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.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Lucyna Warchalewska RIP (5th Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Edward Holland

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 23: Daily Prayer – Week 3

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Marilena Rabhani RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Dennis Barry RIP

THURSDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER – St John Chrysostom, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jack Hynes RIP

FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Sorrows
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kenneth Offiah (Int.)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

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

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

10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – enter through church
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 – resumes after Scholl Holidays


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 8th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th September – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th September
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st: Isaiah 35:4-7; 2nd: James 2:1-5; Gospel: Mark 7:31-37
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 10th September – 9:30am – Team A

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