Notices – 27th October

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Feasts of All Saints and All Souls

Friday 1st November is the feast of All Saints and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm. Please note there will be no Holy Hour. Saturday 2nd November is the feast of The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) and the feast will be celebrated at the 9am morning Mass.

November – Month of the Holy Souls – Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available on the Newsletter stand. Your list and donation for Masses for the Holy Souls should be returned to the Parish Office.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 8th November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for members of the parish who died in the past year and invitations have been posted to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office by 5th November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

Rest in Peace

Please remember Maria Graham and her family in your prayers, She was an active member of the church who worshipped here for many years. Her funeral will be here on Wednesday 30th October at 10am followed by the cremation at St Marlebone Crem. May she rest in peace.

Parish Office

The office will be closed this week.

First Holy Communion 2019-20

Enrolment forms for the 2019-20 program are now available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri). Forms must be completed and returned by Sunday 17 November. As in 2018, we will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. We will be holding a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30pm in the church, where we will share full details of the 2019-20 program. Please email or call Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have initial questions.
Note: Candidates for the sacrament must be in Year 3 or above and live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.

Catechists for First Holy Communion – We are looking for new catechists to support our 2019-20 First Holy Communion program – previous experience isn’t needed, only an availability on Saturday mornings and an interest in engaging with parents and children! Please speak with Father Séan or contact Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you’d like to learn more.

Confirmation 2020

Confirmation is open to Year 9 young people living within the Parish. Forms will be given to the candidate only (no friends/family can collect) and are now available from the sacristy. This year will be different from previous years and follow a similar format to the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Candidates will be involved in different projects and reflecting on the sense of belonging within a Christian community here at St. Peters’ with a mentoring structure in place. If you are interested or unsure if this group is appropriate for you, please speak to Fr Sean for more information. Forms must be returned to the Church by Monday, 24th November 2019.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – 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. An introductory meeting will be held on 4 November at 7:30 in the Lower Parish Rooms.


Our group for people with learning disabilities and their families and friends meets next Saturday, 2nd November from 2pm-4pm at St Peter’s School Hall, All welcome.

St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Open Mornings for Reception September 2020-21

All prospective parents are welcome to attend on the following dates: Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 30th October, Wednesday 13th and Tuesday 26th November at 9:15am. Should you also wish to visit our Junior School you will be taken up to St. Gildas’ directly after the St Peters tour. Please phone the school office (020 8340 6789) to book your place as they are limited for each tour. Should you not be able to attend on these dates please contact Mrs Gaudiano (Admissions Officer) in the school office.

Secondary School Transfers

Anyone wishing to have their school forms signed should attend one of Fr Sean’s Tuesday Open Surgery from 5-7pm and must bring a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate along with the certificate of Catholic practice.

Jennifer Mann

Jennifer Mann would like to thank all those who have offered prayers for her while she has been unwell. You are very much in her thoughts and prayers.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 29th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Our new Schools Website – Visit to see our new Federation website covering both St Peter’s and St Gildas schools. Our main aims were to improve accessibility, to offer key information and news for parents and carers. We want the website to be a useful source of news ranging from termly curriculum topics, terms dates, latest news, set out statutory documents and a calendar of events at the school including fundraising and social events from The Friends. You will also be able to access ParentPay through the website. We feel the new site offers a much-improved experience for all users.

Ceili for Alzheimer’s – in Saint Joseph Club Highgate Hill on Friday 1st of November doors open at 8pm all ages welcome we would also appreciate any donations for the raffle thank you.

Autumn faith–sharing “Baptised and Sent” – explores the witness of six inspirational lives; ordinary men and women who were able, through grace, to do extraordinary things for Christ. Their lives help us to understand what shape the call to be a missionary disciple can take. Booklets are available from group leaders or from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

The Passage, a Christian Charity working with homeless people – is holding a fundraising concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 5 November on the theme Magic of Italian Opera with Petroc Trelawny as presenter. The music includes Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and Nessum Dorma with soloists Joyce El-Khoury, Michael Fabiano, Clare Presland and Simon Thorpe. More details call 020 7592 1856 or email

Remembrance Sunday Service – St Aloysius’ College warmly invites you to attend our annual Remembrance Sunday Service, which will take place at the school on Sunday 10th November 2019 at 10:00am. Mass will be followed by a procession to the War Memorial in Hornsey Lane where wreaths will be laid on behalf of the community.

Music Ministry Scholarship 2019-2020 – If you are young parish musician who would like to improve your skills with the help of a professional for free and meet young musicians from other parishes, please visit or email Westminster Youth Ministry 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, Errol Curran, John Nohelty, Jackie Loivette, Joseph Paul, Frances Byrne & Grenville Ignatius.

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:
Maria Graham

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 27TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kitty Hurley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick Morris RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 30: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER – Ss Simon & Jude, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Terry Mahoney RIP

TUESDAY 29TH OCTOBER – Blessed Martyrs of Douai College
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Tess Howley RIP

10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Maria Graham RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary and Tim Sheehy

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Larry Fernandes RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Kelly & Ewing Families (Anniversaries)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Morris (Anniv.)
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

1:45pm-3:00pm – BABY & TODDLER GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall Term time only
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


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 26th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th October 2019 – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 26th/27th October 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Harriet Haworth 2nd Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14.16-19; 2nd 2 Timothy 4:6-8.16-18; Gospel Luke Luke Luke 18:9-14
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 28th October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 2nd November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019 – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd November 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Claire Kennedy
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st Wisdom 11:22 – 12:2; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 1:11 – 2:2; Gospel Luke 19:1-10
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 4th November – 9:30am – Team A