Notices – 10th February

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Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Monday 11th February is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes as well as being World Day of the Sick. Mass will be at 9am as usual.

The church is open

Weekday Masses return to the church from Monday. Thanks to all those who managed to fit it to Fr Sean’s office in the Presbytery for the past couple of weeks!

Rest in Peace – Margaret Maloney

Margaret’s body will be received into the church on Monday 11th February at 7pm and her Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 12th at 10am followed by burial at New Southgate Cemetery. Please keep Margaret and Mary, her sister, in your prayers.

Racial Justice Sunday

17th February marks Racial Justice Sunday, which focuses on the experiences of ethnic communities in England and Wales. It is a day on which we all called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country. The theme this year is Dignity of Work, looking at how all people must not be exploited or face discrimination and hatred in their work.

Justice and Peace Rep

What is Justice and Peace? It’s about wanting to make a difference, witnessing to gospel values in society, not only by helping those close at hand, or sending gifts overseas, but asking why problems are arising, and whether we can speak up for change. We are currently working on such things as climate protection, Fairtrade, the refugee situation, and peace in the Middle East. Justice and Peace reps can publicise our work, maintain a parish notice board, or raise awareness in the parish. Can you be your parish Justice and Peace representative? Contact the office at

Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony

The Mass for couples celebrating 5th, 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral will be on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please hand your name, wedding date, full postal address and an email address if you have one (or, if not, a telephone number) to the parish secretary by 21st March.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 12th February from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Soup Run – urgent need – Our Soup Run project has an immediate need for sandwich makers as some of our fantastic volunteers have recently ‘retired’ due to personal circumstances. 2 hours, once a month on a Saturday from 3:45pm. Friendly teams, great way to help those less fortunate than ourselves. Contact Kit Greveson on 07507 138582 or email Thank you to all those who have so far volunteered. NB: new rota available at the back of church or in basement parish rooms. It will emailed to volunteers with an email address.

St Peter-in-Chains Infants & St Gildas’ Junior Schools – If you are applying for Infants or Junior School places for 2019, our Head Teachers would like to invite prospective parents to visit their wonderful and inclusive schools. St Peter’s School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ – St Gildas’ Junior School, Oakington Way, London N8 9EP. To book a tour around the Schools please contact the school office on 020 8340 6789 (St Peter’s Infants) 020 8348 1902 (St Gildas’ Juniors)

‘Embraced’ – Saturday 2nd March – 2pm-4:30pm – Caritas Westminster invites you to an afternoon highlighting opportunities for volunteering and befriending in a variety of ways. We have brought together some of the things that happen around the Diocese with and for people with learning disabilities. The day will have testimonies, showcases of work already being done and a chance to learn more about learning disabilities and catechesis. The event will take place on Saturday 2nd March, from 2pm-4:30pm, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 373 Bowes Road, London, N11 1AA. Refreshments will be available from 2pm. Please RSVP to or call on 0207 798 9030 for your free ticket. Alternatively, you can register your attendance on Eventbrite.

St Ignatius College, Enfield is recruiting for – Exam Invigilators – Rate of pay £9:50 per hour. Please contact the College on 01992 717835 or email for further information.

St Scolastica’s Retreat – Is this for you or for someone you know? – Open Day, Saturday, 16th February 2019. The Retreat offers sheltered housing to practising Catholics aged 60 or over in 36 self-contained flats at £491pcm – For more information contact The Warden: Deacon Seán Duffy – Princes Risborough 01844 344437. Email:

Formation for Ministers of the Word‘TASTER‘ I : MINISTRY OF THE LAITY AND THE WORD with Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP. Thursday, 21st February, 7:00pm – 8:30 pm. At Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN. Registration is required at or 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £5.

Formation for Ministers of the WordUNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD with Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP. Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 10:00am – 3:00pm. At Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE. Registration is required at or 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £5..

Sue Hessel’s book “Letters from a Good Man at War” is £10 – for every book sold through St Peter-in-Chains parish office £5 will be donated to the parish building project… Sue is happy to sign books and add a personal message – especially for Christmas presents!

Building Works – Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church is also underway. 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 our website at to view all vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

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.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion
Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
Class 4 Group A – Sat 9th February
Half-term there are no classes 16-24 February
Class 4 Group B – Sat 2nd March

Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book. Please email any questions to:

Next Celebration Mass – Sunday 3rd March, 11:15am – all children preparing for the sacraments and their parents are asked to attend.

Please note: No Meeting on Monday 11th February

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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 & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

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:
Eileen Burgess, Fr Seamus Noctor, Margaret Maloney, Therese Marmitte & Fr Adrian Walker RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Christine Lavelle
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Thomas O’Reilly RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Gerd Levi RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 5: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 11TH FEBRUARY – Our Lady of Lourdes
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP
7:00pm – RECEPTION OF BODY – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. John O’Rouke RIP

THURSDAY 14TH FEBRUARY – Ss Cyril, Monk & Methodius, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eilish & Jim Burgess RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Stephen Grealis
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Presbytery

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Thomas O’Reilly RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH FEBRUARY – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Therese Marmitte RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney 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

5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – 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 9th February 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th February 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th February 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Haworth 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st: Isaiah 6:1-8; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 11th February – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th February 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th February 2019 – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th February 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Helen Helmer 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – James Bradwell
1st: Jeremiah 17:5-8; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:12.16-20; Gospel: Luke 6:17.20-26
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 Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 18th February – 9:30am – Team D