Notices – 1st September

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Back to School

This week sees our young people return to school at the start of a new academic year. As they start or resume their studies it will be a time of change whether they are starting or changing schools, moving to a new class, taking up new courses, getting to know new teachers or making new friends. We will keep all our young people, their teachers, support workers and parents in our thoughts, praying that, learning in schools that are filled with love and care for their development, they bear good fruit and that, filled and guided by the Holy Spirit, they achieve the potential of the gifts God freely gives them.

Parish Office

The office re-opens on Monday 2nd September.

Restarting this week

Fr Sean’s surgery when you can see him without an appointment resumes this Tuesday from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

The Legion of Mary takes place on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm

SEEDs, our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will next meet on Saturday 7th September, 2-4pm at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall.

The Life Ascending Group resumes on Tuesday, 10th September at 10am in the lower parish rooms.

From Susan Fleming

Thank you to everyone for the messages of sympathy and masses offered for my dad Horace Adams. They have been greatly appreciated by all the family. Susan Fleming

St Aloysius celebrates excellent GCSE outcomes

Students were celebrating at St Aloysius, with a clean sweep of outstanding success in the core subjects, an amazing 70% of the cohort achieved the benchmark of a Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics, surpassing last year’s record and national outcomes. Outstanding performances included 100% of students achieving 9-4 grades, in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Other strong achievements secured by students included outstanding outcomes in English at 83%, Maths at 74%, as well as Art at 90%, Graphics at 82%, Technology at 75%, and PE at 82%. Humanities also performed very well with History at 68% and Geography 68%. We are confident that progress released in the Autumn will affirm the fantastic work our students and staff have done. The outcomes this year represent a continued improvement over the 2018 results and follow the substantial improvement in this year’s A level results. This year, provisional GCSE results indicate that the most able students performed half of one grade better than the national average of 2018.

CAFOD information morning

Saturday 7th Sept 10am-12.30pm. CAFOD will be hosting a supporter’s information morning with a guest speaker, our new Director, Christine Allen, who has first- hand experience of our work in Uganda. Uganda is the country we are focusing on this Harvest Fast Day. Come and hear how CAFOD is helping communities, thanks to your support. Meeting will take place from 10am – 12.30pm at CAFOD’s Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB Bookings required and taken on 020 8449 6970 or email

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 3rd September from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Soup Run – thank you to everyone who continues to donate items via the box at the back of the church. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. However NO MORE TEA at the moment. On a weekly basis cheddar cheese; chicken roll; egg mayo; milk. Please note all foodstuffs must be within their use-by date on the Saturday we use them. Thank you.

Multicultural Day – Saturday 21st September, 1pm-4pm at Caritas St Joseph’s, St Joseph’s Grove, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4TY. Further information is available here and on the notice board at the back of the church.

125 years of Jesuit education – St Ignatius College will be celebrating 125 years of Jesuit education at the college on Friday 20th September 2019 with a formal celebration dinner. Tickets are priced at £75 and are available now on Eventbrite. The ticket price includes a welcome drink, 3 course meal and half a bottle of wine per person. Any proceeds from the event will go towards a new Sixth Form Building. Further details available by contacting:

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.

Support Victims of Modern Slavery – Classical Concert, St Mary’s Church (Cadogan Street) – Wednesday 25th September, 6pm. The Janus Ensemble, alongside soloists Ariana Kashefi (cello) and Oliver Wass (harp) will present an evening of classical music, in aid of Caritas Bakhita House & Saint John of God Hospitaller Services. Drinks and food will be provided during the intermission. Tickets are available to purchase on Eventbrite.

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 & Jennifer Mann.

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:
Fr Tom Quinn RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER – 22nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Kay McCrann RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 22: Daily Prayer – Week 2

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eugenie Kanza (Birthday)

TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER – St Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Horace Adams RIP

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Regina Fleming (80th Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER – 23rd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int.
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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 – the back of
Holy Trinity Church

STAY & PLAY GROUP – resumes when St Peter’s School re-opens

2:00pm-4:00pm – SEEDs GROUP – for people with learning disabilities, their families and friends – St Peter’s School Hall


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 31st August 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019 – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 31st August/1st September 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly; 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20.28-29; 2nd Hebrews 12:18-19.22-24; Gospel Luke 14:1.7-14
6:30pm (Sat) Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 2nd September – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th September 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th September 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
1st Wisdom 9:13-18; 2nd Philemon 9-10.12-17; Gospel Luke 14:25-33
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 9th September – 9:30am – Team A