Notices – 18th November

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World Day of the Poor

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.

Remembrance – Words and Music – Thank you

Following Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice last weekend, we owe a huge thank you to Sue Hessel for putting together, with all those who read, played, sang, danced, accompanied and helped on Thursday evening, a wonderfully poignant and evocative remembrance through his letters home of the life of her uncle, a young RAF Airman until his death in action in 1944 interspersed with music, song and dance. Thanks also to the great number of people who came to listen and, by buying tickets, contributed funds for our building projects. Total raised so far £1402.35.

First Holy Communion 2019

Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 program are still available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses. Forms must be completed and returned by Sunday 18 November. Due to the building works taking place, we will be changing the class format, and 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, where we will share full details of the 2018/2019 program. 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 Infants & St Gildas’ Junior Schools Open Days

Applying for schools in 2019? – Come to our Open Days where headteachers Ms Falvey and Mrs Hood look forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful inclusive infant and junior schools. No appointment needed, just drop in! St Peter-in-Chains Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ – St Gildas’ Junior School, Oakington Way, London N8 9EP
Thursday 22nd November 2018 – St Peter’s 9:15am – 10:30am and St Gildas’ 10:30am – 12.00noon
Tuesday 27th November 2018 – St Peter’s 5pm – 7pm

Admission to Reception Class for September 2019 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2018 and 31/8/2019 you can apply for a Reception place at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Funeral – Cynthia Apparicio RIP

The funeral Mass of the late Cynthia Apparicio will take place here at St Peter’s on Friday, 23rd November at 11:00am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium, East Finchley, 1:15pm. Please keep Donna and the family in your prayers. NB No 9am Mass on that day.

Youth Sunday – 25th November – #JustOneFilter

No one thinks twice about altering an image before posting it on social media and we all filter the view of us that we present to the world or even to ourselves to fit in and ‘belong’. This World Youth Day, we want young people to hear the message that there is ONE filter that helps us stay true to ourselves, that helps us all to measure our lives in the right ways and present ourselves to others as we are. This is the filter of God’s Love. When we look at our lives through this filter we see ourselves and others as God does, as truly loved, valued, and significant, no matter what is going on in our lives. We want young people to know that they are works of art, masterpieces, lovingly created by a God who knows them and wants to be close to them. In the Gospel reading for the feast of Christ the King we hear that Jesus came to “testify to the truth” and that “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice” (John 18:33-37). Many of our young people do not hear often enough the truth that God loves them, and that Jesus, King of the Universe, can transform their lives if they allow Him into their hearts.

Newspapers/Books/Mass Cards

Please put your monies in the wall safe above the water font at the back of the church marked Newspapers. Thank you.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 20th 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!

Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund – Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Sick & Retired Priests’ collection last weekend. Our parish raised £1,031.88. The response of love and concern was heart-warming. If you forgot to make your donation, there is still time. You will find envelopes at the back of the church or you can donate online at The care of priests in their old age, especially the sick and chronically ill ones, is a priority of the Diocese, and is a way to say ‘Thank you’ to the priests who have been there for us. May God bless you greatly for you generosity.

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

Christmas Concert – Voxcetera at St Joseph’s Church, Highgate Hill. Friday, 7th December at 7:30pm. Atmospheric sacred music, popular songs & favourite carols. Tickets:

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.

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’.

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 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

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 33: Daily Prayer – Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pauline & Sally Karava RIP (Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER – St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP

11:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Cynthia Apparicio RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER – St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Olajide Olaniran RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER – 34th Sunday of the Year (B) – Christ the King
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. McAndrew Family (Deceased)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Sarah Nbatudde RIP & Peter Duncan

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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 24th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th November – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th November
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Daniel 7:13-14; 2nd: Apocalypse 1:5-8 Gospel: John 18:33-37
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 26th November – 9:30am – Team D