Notices – 11th November 2018

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

Today’s second collection is for the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund. This ensures our elderly and sick priests are financially supported in their senior years, after a lifetime of service. Our priests baptised us, counselled us in times of sorrow, and celebrated with us in times of joy. Since we have received so much from their generosity, it is now our turn to assist them in their old age. The fund ensures that their housing, medical, convalescence, companionship and spiritual support needs are met. Please be generous. Most priests retire with modest means. In later years their ability to live independently can be adversely impacted by their declining health, mobility or frailty. You can donate online at Please continue to pray for the wellbeing of all our clergy: active, retired and ill. Thank you for your generosity.

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” 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 11:15 Family Mass Choir, friends and guest musicians. Based on a sell-out event at Crouch End Waterstones last November. Tickets £10 (children £2) – includes glass of wine/ soft drink – from the parish office, Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424), or online at eventbrite. All proceeds to the Parish Buildings Project. Please support this! (* film credits include Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, Disney’s Cinderella and Murder On The Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branagh)

Building Works

Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church has also begun. 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.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The next meeting is at 7pm this Wednesday, 14th November at the presbytery. This project is up and running but more helpers are needed. For more info about our work, please go to – and keep an eye on it for ways in which you can contribute with you time or financially – or both!

First Holy Communion 2019

Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 program are available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Office (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri). Completed forms must returned by Sunday 18 November. Due to the building works, we will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. There will be a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 27 November at 7:30pm in the church, to share full details of the program. Please email or call Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have initial questions. 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. Application forms are available from the sacristy 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. Completed forms must be returned by Monday, 19th November 2018.

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

Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings 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 13th November from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. This is also when school forms will be signed

Volunteer Catechists – Sincere thanks to those who have volunteered to be Catechists and help with the First Holy Communion over the next year. There will be a First Holy Communion Catechists Meeting on Monday, 19th November at 7:15pm in the lower parish rooms for anyone interested in supporting the 2018/2019 program as a catechist – new volunteers are still needed and will be very welcome!

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.

Cynthia Apparicio RIP – It is with sadness that we learnt of the death of Cynthia (Donna Apparicio’s Mother) last week. Details of her funeral will be announced shortly. Please keep Donna and the family in your prayers.

World Day of the Poor – Sunday 18th November – Pope Francis has asked the entire Catholic community to mark World Day of the Poor on Sunday 18th November. The theme for this year is ‘this poor man cried, and the Lord heard him’. This year Caritas Westminster is asking that you not only remember those in poverty in your prayers and but reach out in practical ways. More information, as well as a specially designed prayer card can be found in your parish.

Book Fair – Saturday 17th November, 10:30am-2:00pm, in Holy Trinity church hall, Stapleton Hall Road.

Taize Service – at Holy Trinity Church, Sunday, 18th November, 6pm. All welcome.

Autumn Concerts at Holy Trinity Church – will be at 8pm on Thursdays 22 and 29 November and 6 December; and on Wednesday 12 December. For further details see

Finance Committee – The recent quarterly meeting considered our income and expenditure, progress on this year’s Health and Safety assessment and the introduction of GDPR. The bulk of a lengthy meeting concentrated on the building works – the progress of the main job, donations and plans for fundraising and discussion of the costs we have received for the additional works we hope to carry out in the church, parish rooms and presbytery from the overall budget we are working to. As we are still waiting for a number of prices, we cannot yet say whether this will effect what work is finally done.

Slaves in our Cities – Caritas is hosting an event raising awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities. The event will take place on Thursday 22nd November, 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. Boxes that have already been returned can now be collected. Thanks.

St Mary’s University Twickenham London – Open Day – Wednesday 28th November. Book your place at

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, 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:
Cynthia Catherine Apparicio RIP (Donna Apparicio’s mother).

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sheila Power RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (Month’s Mind)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ewings Family (Deceased)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 32: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Bitner RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

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

FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – St Edmund of Abingdon, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Henry Shiels RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Agnes Balfe (Sick)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Tom Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
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, 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 (term time only)


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 10th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th November – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th November
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st: 1 Kings 17:10-16; 2nd: Hebrews 9:24-28 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 12th November – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 17th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th November – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th November
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Marianne Law 2nd Reading: – Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st: Daniel 12:1-3; 2nd: Hebrews 10:11-14.18 Gospel: Mark 13:24-32
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Anastasia Gaffiero
7:00pm Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez

COUNTING: – Monday 19th November – 9:30am – Team C

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