Notices – 25th November

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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.

Service of Readings and Music for Advent

Sunday 2nd December at 6.00 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road N4. Featuring the Crouch End Singers and followed by mulled wine and mince pies.

First Holy Communion 2019

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. It is very important to attend.

Confirmation 2019

Applications are now closed. Thanks to all who applied. Dates for interviews and Parents meeting will be published next week.

Annual Diocesan Youth Mass

On Saturday 8 December (starting 3pm) at St. Dominic’s Priory (Southampton Rd, Belsize Park, London NW5 4LB), Westminster Youth Ministry will be celebrating its annual diocesan Youth Mass. Led by Bishop John Wilson, young people from all parishes are welcome. The music for the Mass will be provided by Catholic artist Edwin Fawcett and the young Music Ministry scholars who spent a year preparing for this day. For more information about the Youth Mass, as well as to apply for next year’s free music scholarship, visit

St Peter’s Infants School Open Evening

St Peter-in-Chains Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tuesday 27th November 2018, 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 – Frank Hucklebridge RIP

The funeral Service of the late Frank Hucklebridge, husband of Audrey Duffy, will take place at Golders Green Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th December at 12:00am. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 27th November from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. This is also when school forms will be signed

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.

Support The Passage through the Big Give – The Passage is raising funds through the Big Give from 12 noon Tues 27th November – 12 noon Tues 4th December to support its work with homeless people this winter. Double your Donation, Double your impact. This is a matched giving scheme for online donations. If someone (can be company, individual or trust) gave £10 online matched giving of £10 would bring the Gift up to £20 (and for individuals to £22.50 with Gift Aid with higher rate tax relief it may cost the donor less than £10). For more information ring Andrew Hollingsworth 020 75921856 Give online at The Big Give.

Autumn Concerts at Holy Trinity Church – will be at 8pm on Thursdays 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:

Christmas Carols – at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre – 8th Dec 2018 at 6pm. St. Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon NW4 4TY.

Brass Band Christmas Concert – 1st December – led by David Clarke who has worked with top West end musical stars and Jenny Wilkinson of the world renowned Purcell Singers. Saturday 1st December 6pm High Rd East Finchley Methodist Church . Lots of audience participation as well as Christmas classics. For Tickets go to or on the door. All proceeds to ‘All we can Malawi Project and the Terence Higgins

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.

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) & Frank Hucklebridge RIP, husband of Audrey Duffy.

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 34: Daily Prayer – Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER – St Andrew, Apostle, Patron of Scotland
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Fennelly RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

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

SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER – 1st Sunday of Advent (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Jennifer Crabtree RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mercedes Lopez- Cepero RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Jim Fennelly 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 – 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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 1st December – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd December – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd December
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Jeremiah 33:14-16; 2nd: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 – 4:2 Gospel: Luke 21:25-28.34=36
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 3rd December – 9:30am – Team A