Summer Notices 2019

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Enjoy the summer!

We wish all parishioners a happy restful summer and welcome anyone who may be visiting the parish.

Missionaries of Africa Appeal

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the retiring collection for the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) which raised £796.11.

During August…

Weekday Mass – Monday, 29th July to Friday, 30th August. There will be one Mass each day, Monday to Friday, at 9am during this period. Any changes will be announced by the Priest and put on the notice board as and when they occur.

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction will not take place on Fridays or Saturdays and will resume on Friday, 30th August & Saturday, 31st August.

Saturday Morning Mass & Confessions – There will be no morning Mass or Confessions on Saturdays. Both will resume on Saturday, 31st August. Please see a priest after Mass if you wish to receive Confession.

Rosary Prayer Group – Please note the prayer group will continue to meet in church throughout August on Tuesdays & Fridays after the morning Mass.

Priest General Surgery – There will be no surgery in August. This will resume on Tuesday 3rd September from 5pm-7pm

Special Feasts – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Tuesday, 6th August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Thursday, 15th August (Holy Day of Obligation). Mass at 9am (no evening Mass).

Soup Run – If you are able to help the Soup Run during the 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 Kit at We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours 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 Altar Servers at Sunday Masses – so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Counting Teams – We are likely to be short of Counters on Monday mornings during August. Can any Counters who attend Mass on Monday and are able to help that morning please speak to Steve after Mass and find out if they are needed. Thank you.

Ushers & Offertory helpers at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – During the August period when many are away please come forward and assist when needed. Thank You.

The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers, are available here. If for any reason you are unable to cover your duty please make alternative arrangements. Thank you.

Thursdays Together – The Thursdays Together Lunch Club will be open for business on August 1st, 22nd & 29th at the back of Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL from 11am – 1:30pm. It will be closed for holidays on 8th & 15th August. All welcome.

Jim Donoghue

After many years of service to the parish and the community Jim has retired from his role as sacristan and other jobs in the parish. We wish Jim a very happy retirement and thank him for his loyal and dedicated service to the parish over many, many years. Jim will be greatly missed.


The next issue of the newsletter will be on Sunday, 25th August.

Other notices

Life Ascending Group, Legion of Mary, Priest Surgery, SEEDs, Stay & Play Group – will resume in September – see Diary for more details.

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

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.

La Sainte Union Catholic School – Open Evening – Thursday 26th Sept 2019, 5pm-7pm. Open Mornings Wednesday 2nd October 2019 & Thursday 3rd October 9am-10:30am. Open Afternoons – Tuesday 8th October 2019 & Wednesday 9th October 1:30pm-3pm. See notice board for further information.

Diocesan Youth Summit – All young people of the diocese are invited to ‘The Summit’ at Westminster Cathedral on Friday 18th October 2019, 6:30pm to 8pm, for an evening of inspiring reflections, contemporary worship music and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Nichols and Brenden Thompson from Catholic Voices will be leading the reflections and the evening promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our faith together. Please come along and encourage your friends, families, classes, youth groups, confirmation groups and any other young people you know to join us. More information 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, 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

No Morning Mass or Exposition & Benediction during August
See the priest for Confession during August

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST – 20th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Isabel Baldwin RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Margaret Falvey

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 20: Daily Prayer – Week 4

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen Hanifin RIP

TUESDAY 20TH AUGUST – St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fr Tom Quinn RIP

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Mann (Recovery)

THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary & Matthew Fernandes & Alphose Elias RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fernandes Family
7:30pm – NO HOLY HOUR during August

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
No Morning Mass or Exposition & Benediction during August
See the priest for Confession during August

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Day RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Eileen Hanifin 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

10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – resumes 10th September
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – resumes 3rd September

7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – resumes 4th September

11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER LUNCH CLUB – see notices for summer opening details

STAY & PLAY GROUP – resumes in September

SEEDs GROUP – resumes 7th September