Notices – 31st March

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Mothers’ Day – a child’s prayer

Dear Blessed Mother Mary, help my mum to be a good mum.
Give her peace and wisdom, strength and courage,
grace and happiness.
Be nearby when she needs help. Keep her close to your Son, Jesus.
Help me always to show her how very much I love her. Amen.

Lent 2019

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross – Will take place at 7:30pm, 5th April St Mary with St George, Hornsey.

Reconcilation Services
Our Parish Reconcilation Service will be on Monday 15th April at 7:30 pm.
Other services in the Deanery will be as follows:
Monday 1st April, 7:00pm Tottenham TBC;
Friday 5th April, 7:30pm Wood Green;
Wednesday 10th April, 7:30pm Muswell HilL;
Friday 12th April, 7:30pm West Green

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups– “Rejoice and be Glad” – You can still join a group re-discovering a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. Speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture – One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) on the parish website for the Sunday readings each week.

Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal 2019 – – The Cardinal’s Appeal funds initiatives in parishes, schools and charities in the three mission areas of: Marriage and Family Life, Youth and Evangelisation and the Church’s Service in Society, where, this year, he has launched a new programme focusing on the food poverty that affects so many. Much of this poverty remains hidden. Many use foodbanks even though there is a wage earner in the family. Please take a donation leaflet as you leave Mass today. In addition, to find out about volunteering opportunities, visit In the words of Cardinal Nichols: “I hope this Appeal offers you and your family one way in which to observe Lent and to grow in the richness of our response to God’s blessings of life and faith.” You can donate to the appeal using the box marked ‘Cardinal’s Appeal’ at the back of church.

Cyclone Idai Appeal

The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is part, has launched an appeal for the 2.6 million affected by the cyclone that swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. We would ask you to pray for those affected and donate what you can at or using the box marked Cyclone Idai Appeal at the back of church. Thank you.

Planned Giving and Gift Aid

The new boxes of envelopes that come into use next week are available at the front of church to collect – if you cannot remember your number you can look it up. To join the scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms can also be found. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email or drop a note to the Parish Office. Thank you.

Birthday Greetings

95 years young on Wed 3rd April Peggy, Peter Duncan’s mum. Do come along on that day for a coffee and a cake or a bite more. From 2pm in parish rooms. All are welcome. See you there. Peter


Our group for people with learning disabilities, their families and friends will take place next Saturday, April 6th from 2 to 4pm at St Peter’s School Hall.

Clocks go forward this weekend

Clocks go forward 1 hour this weekend, Sunday 31st 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.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email has been sent to all parents with full details.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 2nd April from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Post-synod reflections for young adults – The next meeting at Archbishop’s House will take place on Tuesday 2nd April, 6:30pm. These meetings are an opportunity for young adults to come together following the Synod of Bishops meeting on youth, pray, have input from one of our diocesan bishops, reflect and discuss the place of faith in the life of young people. Bishop John Sherrington will be leading our reflections this time. Please email if you plan to attend. For more details, go to

The Alpha Course – explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks has started at St John Vianney Church Hall on Mondays from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or

Standing together Rally – Trafalgar Square on Saturday 6th April to stand in solidarity against knife crime. A group from St Paul’s, Wood Green are going – meeting outside Wood Green Underground Station at 1pm.Please feel free to come and join.

Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony – Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm. The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2019. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

Two bedroomed flat wanted: – A woman, her daughter and pet dog who have just moved into the area are looking for accommodation. Please see Fr. Sean

Building Works – While work is being done on the porch, we 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 diocesan 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:
No classes during school holidays 6th to 22nd April inclusive.
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, 19 April at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email will be sent next week to all parents with full details.

Please email any questions to:

Meeting on Monday 1st April 7pm-8:15pm in church

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, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Jennifer Graham-Dillon & 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:
Ann O’Grady RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH – 4th Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John O’Donovan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John & Frances O’Hara RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Donors Intention

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 4

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Intentions of Doyle Family & Friends

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Owen Hollywood R.I.P

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Breda Doyle R.I.P

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Isidora Ajayi RIPP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – St Mary with St George – No Holy Hour

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

SUNDAY 7TH APRIL – 5th Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Sr. Patricia O’Sullivan RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ann O’Grady 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
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)

2:00pm-4:00pm Seeds Group- St Peters school hall


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 30th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019 – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Haworth 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Joshua 5:9-12; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Gospel: Luke 15:1-3.11-32
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 1st April – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th April 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th April 2019 – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th April 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Helen Helmer 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Isaiah 43:16-21; 2nd: Philippians 3:8-14; Gospel: John 8:1-11
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 8th April – 9:30am – Team C