Notices – 21st October

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World Mission Sunday

Pope Francis has explained to us many times that we are all Missionary Disciples reminding us that ‘the spread of the faith “by attraction” calls for hearts that are open and expanded by love. That expansion generates encounter, witness, proclamation; it generates sharing in charity with all those far from the faith. Through Missio, the Universal Church reaches out to those who have not yet heard the gospel message. In Ethiopia, our World Mission Sunday focal country this year, the Little Sisters of Jesus are supporting minority groups such as the Menja, of the Kaffa region, considered by their neighbours to be ‘untouchable’. As well as providing day-care to local Menja children, offering the chance for a hot meal and a regular bath, the Sisters encourage the local community to overcome traditional prejudices and promote contact between different peoples. We hope that you’ll be able to continue supporting World Mission Sunday and contribute to the collection being made today. God bless you all.

First Holy Communion 2019

Due to the building works taking place in the church and the lower parish rooms this year, we will be changing the class format, and will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. We will be holding a parents’ information evening in November where we will share full details of the 2018/2019 program. Please contact Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have any initial questions. Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 programme will be available next Sunday, 28th October from the Sacristy after the Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office between 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri. Note: Candidates for the sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.

Clocks go back next weekend

Remember to put your clocks back one hour next weekend on the night of the 27th/28th October.

Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please put your list along with your donation in the envelope provided and hand in to the priest or the parish office.

Mass of Commemoration, Friday 2nd November at 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for those members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation has been sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office before 1st November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

Sarah Nbatudde RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Sarah Nbatudde, wife of Peter Duncan who sadly passed away last Tuesday whilst visiting her relatives in Uganda. Sarah was buried last Friday in her homeland. Please keep Peter and the family in your prayers at this sad time. May she rest in peace.

Taize Prayer

There will be a Taize Service on Sunday, 21st October at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, 6pm. All welcome

Calling all young people aged 18-30

There will be an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to

Retreat Day

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. 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

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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 23rd October from 5pm-7pm at the Sacristy. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

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/

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.

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – This six-week, faith-sharing exploration of Amoris Laetitia runs from Sunday 14th October – 19th November and contributes to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 14th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Night under the Stars – the annual concert in aid of The Passage – Please support the excellent work of The Passage by considering attending its annual concert Night Under The Stars at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, 6th November at 7:30pm. This year’s concert is entitled Northern Lights and features music by Grieg and Sibelius. For details and booking visit the Southbank website or telephone 020 3879 9555.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which aims to help practising Catholics meet other Catholics and support Catholic Parishes and Charities. It does this by providing a strictly confidential service, sending members a monthly bulletin, which includes brief personal descriptions of themselves, if they wish, and advertise social events organised by Catholic parishes and organisations free of charge. For further information visit or tel. 0161 941 3498 or see the notice board in the inner porch.

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

The Society of Unborn Children – has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against a dangerous abortion bill which is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018. The bill seeks to decriminalise abortion which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Postcards available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Thank you.

Parish Draw – It has been decided to postpone the monthly draw for the foreseeable future as the current works to the church exterior has made selling the tickets impractical. Thanks to all our regular supporters and those who contribute to this fundraiser. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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:
James (Jim) Doyle, Sarah Nbatudde RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER – 29th 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. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 29: Daily Prayer – Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP & Doyle family

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Margaret Begley

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Day RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti (Birthday)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Andrew Petrou RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int.
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John & Kelly Thompson-Murphy RIP

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 – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – 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 20th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whiaker 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Isaiah 53:10-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 22nd October – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 27th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th October – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th October
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Claire Kennedy
1st: Jeremiah 31:7-9; 2nd: Hebrews 5:1-6 Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 29th October – 9:30am – Team D