Notices – 30th June

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Parish Building Project – Fundraising Update

As you can see from our barometer in the porch we have a fundraising target of £250,000 to be raised in 5 year Parishioner pledges. Fr Sean has begun meeting Parishioners, on an individual basis, to discuss whether they are willing to make a 5 year pledge, a one-off donation or an alternative financial commitment; in addition to their normal, regular offertory donations. Please contact Fr Sean if you would like a pledge form or wish to discuss making a donation.
The total donations, to date, to our Building Fund are: during 2018: £34,011 and between January-March 2019: £6,486. Since March, there have been further donations, which will be totalled and reported in the newsletter shortly. This represents money received and more has been pledged.
We thank all those who sponsored our Parishioners who undertook The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk, on Monday 27th May, walking 12 miles between six Churches in our Deanery. Please continue to keep our Building Fund in mind if you are undertaking any fundraising activities.

Peter’s Pence

This weekend, we will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world. The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous. For more information, visit

St Peter’s Infant School – End-of-Year Mass

Wednesday, 3rd July at 9:15am at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall. Please note time of Mass and also that whole school will be attending. All welcome!


Our group for people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will meet on Saturday, 6th July at St Peter’s School Hall from 2–4pm. Volunteers and new members are always welcome at SEEDs on the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in St Peter’s School hall.

Picnic in the Park

SEEDs are planning to have a summer picnic, weather permitting, on Sunday 28th July from 2pm in the Philosopher’s garden section of Priory Park. We would very much like it to be a parish event and encourage parishioners to attend. An ideal opportunity for our First Holy Communion children & families to celebrate community together.

Justice and Peace

The next Social Justice and Peace Forum will take place on Saturday, 6th July at St Aloysius Church Hall from 10:30am – 1:30pm. Speakers will be Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, James Buchanan from Operation Noah and Edward De Quay from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Their talks will be followed by discussion in small groups and then a shared lunch. This is a free event, all are welcome.

Climate Emergency

Please complete the postcards that are available at the back of Church and return to Jesuit Missions. As part of the Climate Coalition, Jesuit Missions is calling on our politicians to respond urgently and decisively to the climate crisis our world is facing. This is a simple action that we can all join.

Taize Services

30th June & 11th August at Holy Trinity Church, 6pm. All Welcome!

Rest in Peace

The Requiem Mass of the late Philomena McAteer RIP will take place on Tuesday 2nd July at 10:30am followed by repatriation to Ireland on Wednesday 3rd July.
Please keep Philomena and her family in your prayers at this sad time.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 2nd July from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

The Passage Garden Party – Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in Central London, by attending the annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday 19 July, 6pm to 8pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music. Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL. Tel: 020 75921856. Email: It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey.

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:

Catholic History WalkSouthwark & the City, Sunday 7th July, 2pm. A walk along the river Thames, and over London Bridge to the birth place of Bl John Henry Newman near the Bank of England. Meet at Church of the Most Precious Blood, O’Meara Street, SE1 1TD. Nearest Tube: London Bridge or Borough. Islington, Tuesday 9th July, 6.30pm. Enjoy this corner of London, with its history, and links to Charles Dickens, and a forgotten Catholic heroine. Meet at St John the Evangelist Church, Duncan Terrace, Islington London N1 8AL. Nearest Tube: Angel.

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:

Wintershall Education are looking for budding actors – to take the story of Jesus into local schools as part of a free assembly program. This is a unique opportunity for parishioners to experience something extraordinary for their own faith and be part of sharing this with others whilst supporting schools in understanding more about Jesus. Training and costumes are provided. All you have to give is some time. What you get in return is incalculable. To find out more, come to our information morning on 9th July 11am-1pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace behind Westminster Cathedral in London. For enquiries contact Lucy at

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 & Nathalie Renford.

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:
Marc Dantey, Yolanda Rodda, Patrick Quigley (Paddy) & Philomena McAteer RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE – Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. John Fitzgerald RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Alphonse Elias RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Louis & Jervais Rene RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 13: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 1ST JULY – Dedication of the Cathedral
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Nerney RIP

10:30am – REQUIEM MASS – Int. Philomena McAteer RIP

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY – St Thomas, Apostle
9:15am – YEAR END MASS – Int. Staff & Pupils of St Peter’s School at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 7TH JULY – 14th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Marc Dantey RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kenneth Offiah RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Kathy Condon RIP (Anniv)
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 29th June 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th June 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th June 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Martin Whitaker; 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Paul Stone
1st: Acts 12:1-11; 2nd: 2 Timothy 4:4-8.17-18; Gospel: Matthew 18:13-19
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 1st July – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th July 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th July 2019 – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th July 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly; 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Isaiah 66:10-14: 2 Galatians 6:14-18; Gospel: Luke 10:1-12.17-20
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 8th July – 9:30am – Team D