Notices – 21st July

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Picnic in the Park

SEEDs are planning to have a summer picnic, weather permitting, next 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. Bring food to share.

Missionaries of Africa Appeal

The Missionaries of Africa a.k.a The White Fathers, are an international team of priests, brothers and lay associates from Africa, Britain and many countries around the world. Any ministry which has real relationship with Africa, no matter in what part of the world it may be, is considered by Missionaries of Africa to be within the scope of the apostolate. Through parish work, building up small Christian communities, working with media, involvement in Justice and Peace, agriculture, seminary training, education and social welfare the Missionaries of Africa aim to work in partnership with the Church in Africa…and above all else to help build up the leadership of the Churches. Fr Augustin Sawadogo will be making an appeal on behalf of The White Father’s at all Masses next weekend, 27th and 28th July, and there will be a retiring Collection to support the White Father’s Appeal.

Sea Sunday

Thank you to everyone who contributed to last Sunday’s retiring collection for the Apostleship of the Sea which raised £365.55 You can still donate online at

Parish Building Project – Fundraising Update

The total donations to the Building Fund to date were £34,011 during 2018 and £19,649 to date in 2019 making a total of £53,660. This represents money banked and more has been pledged.

Please continue to keep our Building Fund in mind if you are undertaking any fundraising activities. Read more about the project here.

Message from Sister Margaret Begley

“A Big Thank You to all parishioners and friends who kindly supported me during my deanery walk to raise funds for the parish building project. A total of £4,130 was raised by you my wonderful supporters. God bless you all, Alleluia”

Fresh Produce

If anyone has extra veg and/or fruit from their garden/allotments, the London Catholic Worker in Mattison Road would greatly appreciate this. Please deliver to Giuseppe Conlon House, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay N4 1BG any day after 5pm. Tel. 020 8348 8212

Rest in Peace

The funeral Mass of the late Horace Adams RIP will be held here at St Peter’s on Wednesday 24th July at 11:00am followed by burial at New Southgate Cemetery. Reception of the body – Horace’s body will be received into the church on Tuesday 23rd July at 7:30pm. Please keep his daughter Susan Fleming and the family in your prayers at this sad time.

The funeral of the late Dino Savona RIP will take place at Islington Crematorium, 278 High Road, London N2 9AG on Friday, 26th July at 10:15am. Please keep the family in your prayers.

SEEDs Group

Please note SEEDs Group will not be meeting in August. The next meeting will be on Saturday 7th September at St Peter-in-Chains, School Hall.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 23rd July from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Padre Pio – Sunday, 28th July – The group meets at Sisters of St Gildas’, 36 Dickenson Road, 8pm.

Parish Building Project Fund-raising – 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. You can read more about the projects on the website at

St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group – will resume in the autumn term.

Soup Run holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email We meet every Saturday at 4pm for approx. 2 hours to make sandwiches and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

Altar Servers – We will still need servers at Sunday Masses during the school holiday period so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents would take home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Taize Service – Sunday 11th August at Holy Trinity Church, 6pm. All Welcome!

RISE Theatre – are looking for freelance Catholic actors or facilitators who would be interested in helping to deliver their Confirmation Retreat programme from January 2020 onwards. It is weekend paid work, with an option for additional evening work in Catholic parishes, mainly in the London and South of England. For more information please contact us on 0118 324 7775 or via

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:

St Ignatius College – Open Evening – Tuesday 17th September 2019, 5:30-8:00pm. Closing with Headteacher’s address at 7:15pm. Open Mornings – Tuesday 24th September & Thursday 26th September, 9am-10am. For further details see notice board at the back of the church.

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, Jay Williams, Dora Clinton, Nathalie Renford & Joanie Macarthy.

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:
Dino Savona, Horace Adams & Hilary Robertson RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 21ST JULY – 16th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. John Collins RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Aoife O’Connell RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Nuala Ray RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 16: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 22ND JULY – St Mary Magdalene
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Carmel Daly RIP (Month’s Mind)

TUESDAY 23RD JULY – St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
7:30pm – RECEPTION OF BODY of Horace Adams RIP

11:00am – REQUIEM MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP

THURSDAY 25TH JULY – St James, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ignatius Fernandes RIP

FRIDAY 26TH JULY – Ss Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Isabel Baldwin RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patricia McGurn (Sick)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 28TH JULY – 17th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. May McGovern RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Joseph Paul (Recovery)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marc Dantey RIP
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

Stay & Play Group resumes in September


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 20th July 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st July 2019 – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 20th/21st July 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Genesis 18:1-10: 2 Colossians 1:24-28; Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 22nd July – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 27th July 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th July 2019 – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th July 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Harriet Haworth; 2nd Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Genesis 18:20-32: 2 Colossians 2:12-14; Gospel: Luke 11:1-13
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, David Fleming
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 29th July – 9:30am – Team C