Notices – 7th July

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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. You can read more about the projects here.
The total donations to the Building Fund to date are £34,011 during 2018 and £6,486 between January-March 2019. Since March, there have been further donations, which will be totalled and reported shortly. This represents money received and more has been pledged.
We thank all those who sponsored 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.

Margaret Falvey Farewell Mass

As many of you will be aware, Miss Falvey, Head teacher of St Peter-in-Chains Infant School will be leaving St Peter’s after 32 years of dedicated service. There will be a Mass of thanksgiving on Friday, 12th July at 2pm in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Youth Summit for those in Years 9, 10, 11

‘Come, Magnify the Lord with me! Together let us praise His Holy Name’. On Friday 12th July from 7pm – 9pm, St Francis de Sales Parish in Tottenham are hosting a great youth event, particularly for all those in our local area who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation. ‘Youth Summit’ is an amazing evening of faith, food and celebration, with pizzas and tasty snacks; team games; praise-and-worship music; a mystery guest-speaker; concluding with Eucharistic Adoration. If you are in Year 9, 10 or 11 and would like to go to this fantastic event, please collect a consent form from the parish office. All young people must be collected by an adult from St Paul’s.

Apostleship of the Sea – Sunday 14th July

Next week is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. There will be a second collection for Stella Maris, Apostleship of the Sea, the official maritime welfare agency of the Catholic Church. It provides practical and spiritual support to seafarers visiting our ports. As it is dependent on voluntary donations, please give generously. For more information about its work, visit

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Wednesday 10th July from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. Please note change of day this week.

Soup Run – thank you to everyone who continues to donate items via the box at the back of the church. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. For the store cupboard we always need tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork, sugar, coffee. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese, chicken roll, egg mayo, milk. Thank you.

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.

Catholic History WalkIslington, 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.

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.

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

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:

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 & Horace Adams ???

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 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

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 14: Daily Prayer – Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Nerney RIP

THURSDAY 11TH JULY – St Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Quigley RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fernandes Family
2:00pm – FAREWELL MASS – Int. Margaret Falvey
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Mahony RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 14TH JULY – 15th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Michael Forkan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Isaac Phillips RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick & Margaret Kelly 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 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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th July 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th July 2019 – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th July 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
1st: Deuteronomy 30:10-14: 2 Colossians 1:15-20; Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips
11:15am Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 15th July – 9:30am – Team A