Notices – 26th May

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Congratulations to our young people who received the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation which was conferred by Bishop John Sherrington at the 6:30pm Mass this Saturday. We thank the candidates for their commitment to the programme and their families for their support. We also thank everyone who has been involved in preparing the young people, especially our catechists and Fr Sean, as well as Bishop John and those who worked to ensure that the Confirmation Mass was a reverent and memorable occasion. We pray that, filled with the Holy Spirit, these young people will grow in maturity as young adult Catholics and accept, welcome and nurture His gifts in their lives. Please keep them all, along with our First Holy Communion children, in your prayers.

Ascension Day

This coming Thursday, 30th May, is the Feast of the Ascension, a Holy Day of Obligation, and Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm. This feast is a special day for the members of our Life Ascending Group who invite parishioners to join them after the morning Mass for refreshments in the Lower Parish Rooms.

Priest Training Fund

Two Sundays ago was Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place next weekend. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 27 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year eight men were ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donation leaflets/envelopes and prayer cards are available at the back of the church. Please take one home, read the information, bring it back next weekend with your donation and, if you can, complete the Gift Aid section. Please continue to pray for vocations and for our priests. You can donate online anytime at

The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk

Come and join The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk on Monday, 27th May. You are very welcome to join us for all or part of the walk and to collect sponsorships for a particular charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. For St Peter’s parishioners, this could be a fund raiser for our Parish building project! We will depart from St Francis De Sales Tottenham at 9:15am, to St Paul’s, Wood Green from where we will depart at 10:30am via Alexandra Palace Park for a 12noon Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Muswell, Muswell Hill followed by packed lunches in the parish hall. Departing at 1:30pm via the Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 3:15pm for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4:30pm we depart for the final walk for Evening Prayer in St Ignatius, Stamford Hill at 5pm. Washroom facilities will be available at each parish. Do sign up on the form at the back of church if you are interested and take a sponsorship form. See poster at back of church.


Our parish group that brings together adults with learning disabilities, their families and friends meets next Saturday, 1st June, 2-4pm at St Peter’s School Hall. Everyone welcome.

May they Rest in Peace

The Requiem Mass for Irma La Rose RIP will be celebrated at St Peter’s on Friday 7th June at 11am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium at 2pm.
The Requiem Mass for Marc Kwami Dantey RIP will be celebrated at St Peter’s on Friday 14th June at 12 noon followed by interment at Islington Cemetery at 2pm.
Please keep Irma and Marc as well as their families and friends in your prayers.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 28th May from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Caritas Westminster, the Diocesan social action agency:
Volunteering Opportunity – Are you interested in social outreach? We are looking for Representatives to help record local poverty and social exclusion projects across different areas of the Diocese working closely with the Caritas development workers to help respond to those in need in the local area. If interested, email

Who cares? Responding to the cry of the Earth – You are invited to an evening of practical suggestions for how your parish can respond to the environmental crisis. There will be contributions from local and national organisations including CAFOD, CaFE, the Felix Project and more. The event will be on Wednesday 29th May, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with refreshments from 6pm, at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. To get your free ticket, email Caritas, call 020 7931 6077, or search the event title on Eventbrite.

Volunteer Fair – Caritas will be holding its annual Volunteers’ Fair showcasing opportunities from across the Diocese. Those attending will have the chance to chat with different charities and find out more about their work, the roles available and hear talks and testimonials from different organisations. The event will be on Saturday 8th June, from 1:00-3:00pm, at St Aloysius’ Parish Hall, Phoenix Road, Euston, NW1 1TA. To get your free ticket, email Caritas, call 020 7931 6077, or search the event title on Eventbrite

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, 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

Volunteer Year at SPEC – SPEC, the diocesan youth retreat centre, offers the possibility of a volunteer year for young adults. The volunteer missionary would live on site in Pinner in the residential community, receive formation and accompaniment in their faith and serve as a retreat facilitator, working with the employed retreat leaders. In particular, any sixth formers who may like to find out more are welcome to attend a day retreat to see what goes on and meet the community. For more information please see or contact

Lourdes Summer Retreat for Young Adults – The Assumption Sisters and Fathers invite young adults in their 20-30s for an English-speaking spiritual retreat in Lourdes from Saturday 3rd August – Friday 9th August with talks, prayer, silence, pilgrimage, desert day and spiritual accompaniment. For more information email Cost: £300 (£220 for students/low waged) – a limited number of subsidised places are available. (Excl. travel – your flight to Lourdes) Register online:

Love Heals Body, Mind and Spirit Ministry – invite you to a 7-day Retreat at Mem Soares (House of Peace) Castelo De Vide, Retreat House, Portugal Thursday 5th September 2019 – Wednesday 11th September. The week includes full board (3 meals a day), full retreat programme, talks from team based on Dr Sister Betty’s Philosophy (Medical Sisters of St Joseph’s Kerala India). Celebrant priest: Father Bill Keogh (former Spiritual Director of Westminster Charismatic Prayer Group) The cost will be £640.00 including return scheduled flights, (London Heathrow – Lisbon), return coach transfers from airport to retreat. To secure your booking now, email: Website:

St Ignatius College’s 125 Anniversary Celebration Dinner – ‘We will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets priced at £75 are available on Eventbrite and include a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting:

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.

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, 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:
Peter Wotton, Irma La Rose, Alex Robertson, and Marc Dantey RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 26TH MAY – 6th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Elizabeth, Josie and Stephen Carey RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mary Sherlock RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Easter: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 27TH MAY – St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Marko Laughlin

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter & Mary McGovern RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP

THURSDAY 30TH MAY – The Ascension of the Lord
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Deceased Clergy Association

FRIDAY 31ST MAY – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
12 noon – REQUIEM MASS – Int. Sheila Cotter RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE – St Justin, Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Christopher Moran RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 2ND JUNE – 7th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Pierce Durand RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maria & Henry Kurzwalski (Wedding 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

5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery


9:30am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – Refreshments after Mass
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)

2-4:00pm – SEEDS – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 25th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th May 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Fiona Stone
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Acts 15:1-2.22-29; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:10-14.22-23; Gospel: John 14:23-29
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 1st June 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd June 2019 – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd June 2019 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Fiona Stone
9:45am – 1st Harriet Haworth; 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Acts 7:55-60; 2nd: Apocalypse 22:12-14.16-17.20; Gospel: John 17:20-26
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 3rd June – 9:30am – Team C