Notices – 7th April

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Lent & Easter 2019

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 as well as for the readings over Easter.

Lenten Alms
Almsgiving for the needy has always been part of Christian Lenten tradition. As well as the CAFOD/DEC appeal for the victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, you can support the poor and the Cardinal’s Appeal for initiatives focusing on the food poverty that affects so many. Please place donations in the boxes above the Holy Water fonts at the back of church. Thank you.

Palm Sunday, 14th April – Distribution and blessing of Palms will take place at the start of each Mass.

Holy Week & Easter Services – Details of all services from Palm Sunday through to Easter Saturday, 27th April can be found online here. Leaflets are also available at church.

Parish Reconciliation Service – Monday 15th April at 7:30pm. Details of services in other parishes are given in the leaflet and on the website.

Children’s Stations of the Cross – Each year, as part of the First Holy Communion programme, we have a special Stations of the Cross service on Good Friday, which is specifically designed for children in a way that aims to increase their understanding of the Passion of Christ while being comfortable and identifiable for them. All First Holy Communion parents have been sent an email with details – please contact the FHC team via email ( or phone (0787 286 7203) to confirm if your child would like to play a role in the service. Rehearsals will be on Saturday 13 April at 10am and Wednesday 17 April at 6pm in church.

Easter Flowers – It will be too late to get pots of daffodils to decorate the church this Easter so we will not be asking for endowments in memory of loved ones this year. If you would like to donate towards the cost of decorating the church with flowers this Easter, you can either put your donation in the wall safe marked ‘Flowers’ above the Holy Water font or put it in an envelope and give it to Fr Sean or drop it in to the office.

Eucharistic Ministers – Can ministers please fill in the sheet at the back of church with their availability to serve at the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil services.

Help clean the church for Easter – Please come on Monday, 15th April after the 9am Mass. We URGENTLY need cleaners to help clean the church regularly on Mondays after the morning Mass, if you can spare half an hour or an hour.

Easter Offering – Along with Christmas Offerings and Mass Stipends, these provide the priest’s monthly salary. If you will be away at Easter and wish to make an offering, envelopes are available at the back of the church. If you have Planned Giving envelopes please use the Easter envelope. Many thanks.

Mary Conlon RIP

The funeral Mass of Mary Conlon, formerly of Ferme Park Road, will take place here at St Peter’s this coming Friday, 12th April, at 10:00am followed by burial at New Southgate Cemetery at 11:30am. Please keep Mary and her family in your prayers.

Building Works Fund Raiser

The Hope and Anchor Pub at 128 Tottenham Lane are holding an evening to raise funds for us on Saturday 13th April. Irish band ‘The Curfew’ will be playing and there will be a raffle and Curry on sale. Please support them supporting us!

Church Renovation Project

As you can see, the new Porch, the entrances to the Church and Lower Parish Rooms, the lift and accessible toilet in the inner porch are approaching completion. The main window featuring images of saints and holy men and women whose lives were dedicated to Justice and Peace will take a couple more months to complete. The interior of the church has been decorated but the sanctuary alterations, sanding and polishing of the floor and renovation of the pew kneelers has yet to start. We will also be redecorating the Lower Parish Rooms, carrying out some remedial renovation in the Presbytery and renewing the heating systems for both. Fund raising has really just begun and will continue over the weeks and months ahead and we ask for your support for the fund-raiser at the Hope and Anchor on Saturday next. Fr Sean.

Concert in aid of Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The Kallista Trio plays music by Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL 6-7pm, Saturday 13th April. Admission free. Retiring collection for Tottenham Refugee Alliance.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

There will be no meetings or classes for Confirmation or First Holy Communion until after the school holidays.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am. We warmly invite all families with young children, as well as our First Holy Communion children and their families, to join us.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 9th April from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Planned Giving and Gift Aid – A number of boxes of envelopes that come into use this week are still 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.

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:

No meetings during school holidays 6th to 22nd April inclusive

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:
Mary Conlon RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

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

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

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Joe Mackessy RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick O’Mahoney RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maura Quigley RIP

10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Mary Conlon RIP
7:30pm – No Holy Hour

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor’s intention
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 14TH APRIL – Palm Sunday – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Eddie Barry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Eugene Buckley RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maureen Killoran RIP (Anniv) & Martin Ryan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Andrew Petrou RIP (Anniv)

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 – NO STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)


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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th April 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th April 2019 – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th April 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – 1st Steve Bethell; 2nd Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am – 1st Claire Kennedy; 2nd Marianne Law; Passion: James Bradwell & Marianne Law
7:00pm – 1st Kit Greveson; 2nd Helen Helmer
Gospel 1 Luke 19:28-40; 1st: Isaiah 50:4-7; 2nd: Philippians 2:6-11; Gospel 2: The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke 22:14 – 23:56
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 15th April – 9:30am – Team D