Notices – 5th May

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May is the Month of Mary

The offering of special May devotions to Mary, Mother of Christ, began in Rome at the end of the eighteenth century. Here at St Peter’s, the Rosary is normally prayed in church after 9:00am Mass on Tuesday and Friday. The annual May Procession at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, NW10 9AX, will be on Sunday 12th May, 3:30pm. Preacher: Fr Martin Plunkett. Come and join hundreds of other pilgrims as we pray the Rosary in procession, giving witness to our Faith, our love for Mary, and our intercession for our city and country at this time. Willesden Junction Bakerloo Line and Overground. Bus routes 18, 187, 206, 220, 226, 228, 260, 266, 487.

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

Final classes have concluded this week (Group B Sat 4th May 10-11:30am at St. Gildas’) Details of the rehearsals for the First Communion Masses has been shared with parents via email and can also be found in the ‘Sacramental Preparation Programmes’ section.

First Holy Communion Masses will be as follows: Sunday 12 May at 9:45am and 11:30am; Sunday 19 May at 9:45am and 11:30am. Please note that the later Mass will start at 11:30am rather than 11:15am on both 12 and 19 May only. Please keep all the children who will be receiving the sacrament in your prayers over the coming weeks.


Bishop John Sherrington will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates at the 6:30pm Mass on Saturday 25th May. Details of the rehearsal for the Mass will be published closer to the date.

March for Life

The March for Life UK will take place on Saturday 11th May starting outside Westminster Church House, 25 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN at 2pm. There will also be events in the morning from 9:30am until 1:30pm, for more details and local coach information see

Other notices

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

Do you have public speaking skills? – Want to help tackle poverty and injustice? – CAFOD wants to recruit volunteers in the Westminster Diocese to promote its work for justice and development. We are looking for people with public speaking skills and the ability to work with, and co-ordinate, small teams of volunteers locally. To find out more, why not book a place on our volunteer day on Saturday 11th May in our offices near Lambeth North tube station? Contact Tony on 020 8449 6970 or for further details.

‘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.

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

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).

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 and to replace the heating boiler and hot water systems for the Parish Rooms and presbytery has yet to start. Fund raising will continue over the coming weeks and months. Fr Sean.

Irish Chaplaincy – is looking for a Chair for its Board of Trustees. For more information go to and click on News and scroll down.

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: .

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

The Retrouvaille programme – Is your marriage stressed, unloving, cold? Do you want to improve your communication? Have you separated, divorced, or are you thinking of doing so? Do you want to try again? The Retrouvaille programme may be just what you need! Next programme commences with a weekend 7th – 9th June 2019 For more information or to hear about future programmes: Tel or Text: 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 Email or visit website (Complete confidentiality assured.)

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
Final classes have concluded this week (Group B Sat 4th May 10-11:30am at St. Gildas’)

There are 2 rehearsals, both at 6:30pm at St. Peter-in-Chains
Wednesday 8 May – for children making their First Holy Communion on 12 May
Wednesday 15 May – for children making their First Holy Communion on 19 May
Full details have been shared with parents via email.

First Holy Communion Masses
Masses will be held as follows:
12 May at 9:45am and 11:30am
19 May at 9:45am and 11:30am

Please note that the later Mass will start at 11:30am instead 11:15am on both 12 and 19 May only.

Please email any questions to:

No meeting Mon 5th May – Bank Holiday

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, 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

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)

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

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Grazyna Mollin RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ginette Maloumbi (Sp. Birthday Int.)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Conlan RIP
7:30pm – Holy Hour

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone (Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 12TH MAY – 4th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Henryk Kuczwalski RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – FHC SUNG MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
11:30am – FHC FAMILY MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
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

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)


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 4th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019 – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd Helen Helmer
7:00pm – James Bradwell
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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019 – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Acts 13:14.43-52; 2nd: Apocalypse 7:9.14-17; Gospel: John 10:27-30
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 13th May – 9:30am – Team D