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We welcome and congratulate Michael Joseph McDonagh and Bridget Claudia McDonagh who were confirmed and made her First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. Please keep them in your prayers.
A Big Thank You
To everyone who made our parish celebration of Holy week and Easter special. There are the people we see – Fr. Sean leading our liturgies, the Readers, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Singers, Musicians, the people who take up the collection, bring up the offertory gifts and of course everyone who comes to celebrate with us so prayerfully. Then there are the people supporting them – the people who organise our ministers, those who arrange flowers, prepare, clean and decorate the church, wash linen, count and bank the collections, etc. We must give a special mention to our First Holy Communion candidates and their catechists who led the Family Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. St Peter’s is blessed with many people who give their time and service generously not only at Easter but throughout the year. We send our thanks and prayers for God’s Blessing to all of you.
It was good to see the number of families who brought beautiful baskets of Easter Food to be blessed on Holy Saturday as well as the people who got up to see the sun rise at Ally Pally and celebrate the risen Christ on Easter morning – we may have 2 new Parish Traditions in the making!
Fr Sean adds his thanks for your cards, generous Easter Offerings as well as your donations during Lent and on Good Friday for the collection for the Holy Places.
Building Works Fund Raiser
Our thanks to all those who supported the fund-raiser for our Parish works at The Hope and Anchor before Easter raising £420.
This week’s Saints
Our weekday Masses have a Saint to celebrate every day – Monday St Catherine of Sienna, Tuesday St George (moved because of Easter), Wednesday St Joseph the Worker, Thursday St Athanasius, Friday Saints Philip & James, Saturday the English Martyrs.
Annual Mass for Migrants
The Annual Mass for Migrants is at Westminster Cathedral, 6th May 2019 at 10:30am, Procession at 10:00. Main Celebrant Bishop Michael Campbell.
First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019
We welcome all our First Holy Communion children and parents for a Celebration Mass at 11:15 today. Final classes take place this week and next – see the ‘Sacramental Preparation Programmes’ section of this post for details. Details of rehearsals on 8 and 15 May will be sent via email to all parents in the coming week
Confirmation meetings also resume this week after the school Easter holidays. See the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below.
Church Renovation Project – Much of the work is approaching completion though the main window will take a couple more months to complete. The sanctuary changes, renovation of the floor and the pew kneelers, redecoration of the Parish Rooms, necessary work in the Presbytery has yet to start. Work is beginning to replace the heating boiler and hot water systems for the Parish Rooms and presbytery. Fund raising will continue over the coming weeks and months. Fr Sean.
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).
Irish Chaplaincy – is looking for a Chair for its Board of Trustees. For more information go to www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk and click on News and scroll down.
‘Time to Rise’ Afternoon Easter Concert – St. John Vianney Parish, 4 Vincent Road West Green, London N15 3QH Come and join us for an afternoon of prayer through music and art! Free will donation. Concert: 2pm Light refreshments for purchase: 3pm, Sunday May 19th. Donations will support young adults on a walking Rome-Assisi pilgrimage and an immersion experience and mission with street children in the Philippines.
Undergraduate Internship Programme – The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School will be running a four-week Physics and Mathematics Internship Programme over the summer term 2019. Offering undergraduate university students the opportunity to be placed in a number of schools in West, East and North London. Participants will receive a £300 per week bursary for the 4-week programme, a total of £1200. For further information and an application form please go to: bit.ly/cvmsinternship2019 .
Spirit in the City Festival, 31 May & 1 June 2019. – ‘Life to the Full’ – Catholic Faith Festival celebrating and witnessing faith in London’s Leicester Square. Starts Friday evening from 7pm in Notre Dame de France Church. Saturday all day in the Square gardens. Includes live stage music, street evangelisation, prayer teams, all day Adoration, Confessions, feet washing, activities for children, talks, etc. Come be refreshed and renewed in your faith. For more information, contact Allegra, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0791 5537125. Or why not join the Mission Team and help others encounter Christ through one of these areas? To register as a helper, visit spiritinthecity.org
Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk 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 https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ 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
No classes during school holidays 6th to 22nd April inclusive.
Class 6 – Group A Sat 27th April
Class 6 – Group B Sat 4th May
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book.
Details of rehearsals on 8 and 15 May will be sent via email to all parents in the coming week.
Please email any questions to: email@example.com
Celebration Mass For all children and parents, Sunday, 28th April at 11:15am
Meeting Mon 29th April 7-8:15pm – Church
Please pray for:
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, Noah Purcell–Chandler & Jennifer Graham-Dillon, Safina Malik (Jennifer Graham-Dillon’s sister).
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:
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Lesley Christie RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Thomas Maybin RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Fr Hugh McInally RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
Weekday Masses – Year 1 Easter: Daily Prayer – Week 2
MONDAY 29TH APRIL – St Catherine of Sienna, Virgin & Doctor, Patron of Europe
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Maddolena & Carmini Lanzara RIP
TUESDAY 30TH APRIL – St George, Martyr, Patron of England
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sally Morris RIP
WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY – Easter feria or St Joseph the Worker
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor’s intention
THURSDAY 2ND MAY – St Athanasius, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
FRIDAY 3RD MAY – Ss Philip & James, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:30pm – No Holy Hour
SATURDAY 4TH MAY – The English Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor’s intention
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 5TH MAY – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sr. Patricia O’Sullivan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Athanatius Ajayi Birthday (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Eileen Moran (months mind)
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 30TH APRIL
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 2ND MAY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 3RD MAY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)
LINEN ROTA: – 27th/28th April – Margaret Forkan
2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th April
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – James Bradwell 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Acts 5:12-16; 2nd: Apocalypse 1:9-13.17-19; Gospel John 20:19-31
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez
COUNTING: – Monday 29th April – 9:30am – Team B
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 4th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019 – Nena Whitehead
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd James Bradwell
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Acts 5:27-32.40-41; 2nd: Apocalypse 5:11-14; Gospel: John 21:1-19
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead
COUNTING: – Monday 6th May – 9:30am – Team C