Notices – 2nd June

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Priest Training Fund

This weekend’s second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. 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 ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. The fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation leaflet, plenty are still available at the back of the church. If you can, please complete the Gift Aid section. You can donate online anytime at

Tottenham Refugee Alliance

Can you rent a home to a refugee family? Having raised the necessary funds to bring a vulnerable family to London from a refugee camp, the Tottenham Refugee Alliance is now seeking to make contact with landlords interested in finding out more about how they might be able to help. Contact Our next meeting takes place on 28th June, 7pm at Holy Trinity vicarage, Stroud Green. All welcome.

Caritas Westminster 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

Stroud Green Festival – 7-23 June

The Stroud Green Festival is a community event for people who are curious about music. ‘Much of our music might be classified as classical or early music – and we always have a jazz and a folk event each year. There’s something for everyone, some events are free, others reasonably priced. Several are Family Friendly. And many are quirky or for the curious.’ This year the festival will be ‘Celebrating Women’. There are many events at a number of venues with several at Holy Trinity Church. If there are no copies of the programme at the back of church or you have not received one at home, you can find all the information online at

Retreat Day

Come Away Awhile…. Retreat Day for Lay Ministers of Holy Communion and of the Word with Sister Karen Marguerite OP and Sister Anne Walsh OP. Saturday, 8th June, Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, WD23 4EE or Saturday 15th June, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SWIP 1QN, 10am-3pm (refreshments from 9:30am). Suggested donation £15 per person. Please bring a packed lunch. Coffees/Teas are available. Register with or leave a voicemail 020 7931 6078. Please indicate which venue you are registering.

URGENT – Soup Run needs tins of Tuna

Our Soup Run stocks of tinned Tuna are very low so all donations will be much appreciated. Thank you. Kit Greveson

New toilet

The toilet, which has step-free access and is suitable for those in wheelchairs or with young children in prams, can now be used. The entrance is next to the side door of the church at the back of the Lady Chapel aisle.

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 12 noon 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 11am followed by interment at Islington Cemetery at 2pm.
Lena Cavaciuti died Friday morning. Funeral arrangements later. Please keep Irma Marc and Lena 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 4th June from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Votive Candles – Please note that after many years when the price of votive candles has remained unchanged, the price has increased to 30p per candle – still cheaper than at the Cathedral!

Refugee Week Inter-Faith Panel & Reflection – “You, Me & Those who came Before” Theme of Refugee Week 2019. Saturday 22nd June, 10am-1pm at St John Vianney Parish Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Realities of displacement continue to escalate in many parts of our world. As of 2017, 65.6 million individuals have been forcibly displaced worldwide. In conjunction with Refugee Week 2019, the purpose of this panel is to raise awareness of, and support for thousands of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers trying to find a safe place to live. In. This event brings to the table voices of various faith communities united in building bridges of inclusion and welcome, speaking from lived experiences and a commitment to care for our common home. This is a free event. Please bring something to share for a vegetarian lunch which begins at 1pm. For more information, contact Verbum Dei Missionaries:

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) (Excl. travel – your flight to Lourdes) – a limited number of subsidised places are available.  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, 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, Safina Malik (Jennifer Graham-Dillon’s sister), Jay Williams & Dora Clinton.

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:
Irma La Rose, Alex Robertson, Marc Dantey and Lena Cavaciuti RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

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 Kuczwalski (Wedding Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Easter: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 3RD JUNE – Sts Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs
09:00am* – MASS – Int. John Morley RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Teresa Moloney

WEDNESDAY 5TH JUNE – St Boniface, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP (Anniv)

12 noon – REQUIEM MASS – Int. Irma La Rose RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

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

SUNDAY 9TH JUNE – Pentecost – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Eileen Moran RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maura Breen McDaid RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Deceased Clergy Association
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


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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 8th June 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th June 2019 – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th June 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly; 2nd Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Acts 2:1-11; 2nd: Romans 8:8-17; Gospel: John 14:15-16.23b-26
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, David Fleming
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 10th June – 9:30am – Team D