Notices – 28th October

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November – Month of the Holy Souls

Feast of All Saints– On Thursday, 1st November, the feast of All Saints, a Holyday of Obligation, Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm.

Feast of All Souls – Mass of Commemoration – Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm. If you have lost a family member in the past year and would like them remembered, please hand in their name to the parish office before 1st November with, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). There will be no 9am Mass.

Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists will be displayed before the altar.

Clocks go back this weekend

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

Remembrance Concert

A Remembrance Concert to fundraise for the Parish Buildings Project: Thursday, 15 November at 7:30pm at St Peter in Chains. A beautiful and moving evening of remembrance music and wartime songs interlaced with letter extracts read by local actor Nari Blair-Mangat* from Sue Hessel’s book “Letters from a Good Man at War”. It is based on letters home from her uncle, an RAF pilot who before the war had been training to be a priest. He died in action in 1944 aged just 23 years old. These letters tell his story and give an eloquent insight into life and sacrifice during the war years. A collaboration of music from the 11:15am Family Choir and friends – please support! Based on a sell-out event at Crouch End Waterstones last November. Tickets £10 (children £2) from Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424) or the parish office. All proceeds to the Parish Buildings Project. (*credits include Spectre (2015), directed by Sam Mendes, and Disney’s Cinderella (2015), directed by Kenneth Branagh)

Building Works

Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church might begin this week. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

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 are available 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.

Confirmation 2019

Open to young people who live in this Parish and are in Year 9. Forms for Confirmation will be available from the sacristy next weekend 3rd/4th November and will only be given to the candidate and not friends or family members. If you are unsure if this group is appropriate for you, and are interested in Confirmation, please speak to Fr Sean for more information on what is available. All Forms for Confirmation must be returned to the Church by Monday, 19th November 2018.

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

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 30th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Mission Sunday – Thank you – for your donations last weekend which raised £319.96 for Missio.

New Eucharistic Ministers’ rota – Can Ministers without email please collect the November/December rota from the Newsletter stand.

Divine Renovation & Mission of the Parish – We will be having our second meeting exploring the book Divine Renovation (2 chapters) and Mission of the Parish on Monday, 29th October at 7:30pm in the presbytery. All are welcome.

Praying the with the Rosary – Discover more about the gift of the rosary, every Sunday through October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – Booklets are available from group leaders and from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Night under the Stars – You can support the excellent work done by The Passage for homeless people by 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.

Slaves in our Cities – Thursday 22nd November – Is an evening hosted by Caritas Westminster. Bishop Nicholas Hudson will introduce the evening which will focus on the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities, the response of the church, and practical actions you can take as a parish community. Speakers include the Metropolitan Police, the Santa Marta Group, the Medaille Trust, and Caritas Bakhita House. The event will take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street), London, W1K 3AH. Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm. Please RSVP to, call on 0207 798 9030 for your free ticket or register your attendance on Eventbrite, by searching for ‘Slaves in our City’.

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

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 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. Jim Doyle RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John & Kelly Thompson-Murphy RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 30: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER – Blessed Martyrs of Douai College
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patricia Forkan RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Morris
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – NO MASS
7:30pm – COMMEMORATION MASS – Int. Departed Parishioners

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

SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Nbatudde RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Peter & Paul Oriogun RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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 GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8

10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – No meeting this week, resume 6th Nov
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
7:30pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE – 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 (term time only)


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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 3rd November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Deuteronomy 6:2-6; 2nd: Hebrews 7:23-28 Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 5th November – 9:30am – Team A