Notices – 25th August

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Getting back to normal!

The times of weekday Masses, Holy Hour, Confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and Benediction return to normal this week. We thank everyone who stepped in to help over the holiday period – Supply Priests, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Soup Run Sandwich-makers/distributors, Counters and those who unlocked, locked up and provided Sacristy cover while Fr Sean was on holiday.

New term for Parish meetings
Fr Sean’s Surgery, the Life Ascending Group, Legion of Mary, SEEDs, and St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group all resume in September.

Thursdays Together
The Lunch Club will resume as normal from 29th August at the back of Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL from 11am – 1:30pm.

Parish Office

The office will be closed from Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) and will re-open on Monday 2nd September.

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.

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. We always need in the store cupboard: tins of tuna fish, corned beef, chopped ham/pork; sugar; coffee. 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.

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.

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:

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:

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 & 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:

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 21: Daily Prayer – Week 1

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Mann (Recovery)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Terry Fernandez and Family

WEDNESDAY 28TH AUGUST – St Augustine, Bishop & Doctor
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen Hanifin RIP

THURSDAY 29TH AUGUST – The Passion of St John The Baptist
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

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

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

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

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

8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – in church after evening Mass

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 – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – the back of
Holy Trinity Church

STAY & PLAY GROUP – resumes in September

SEEDs GROUP – resumes 7th September


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 24th August 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th August 2019 – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 24th/25th August 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Kit Greveson; 2nd Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st Reading Isaiah 66:18-21; 2nd Reading Hebrews 12.5-7.11-13; Gospel Luke 13:22-302
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit
7:00pm Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 26th August (Bank Holiday) – 9:30am – Team C

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