Notices – 6th October

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“Baptised and Sent” Extraordinary Month of Mission!

Pope Francis has called the whole Church worldwide to reflect this month, October 2019, upon our response to Jesus Christ’s command to ‘go and make disciples of all the peoples‘. It will be a wonderful moment of prayer, joy and solidarity for Catholics across the globe. Each Friday at noon we are asked to pray the Pope’s prayer of the month with him:

“God our Father, when your Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’. Through our Baptism you send us out to continue this mission among all peoples. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and enthusiastic in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to us, which is still far from completion, may bring life and light to the world. May all peoples experience the saving love and generous mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection

Please return your donation in this weekend’s retiring collection and help install more solar-powered water pumps to enable people like Fabiano and his friends collect water quickly and safely in Uganda. Please consider giving a regular amount and Gift Aiding donations if you are a tax payer. You can give online at Thank you so much for your continued support.

November – Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes will be available next weekend 12th/13th October.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 8th November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation will be sent 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.

Secondary School Transfers

Click here for information about Secondary School Open events, links to school websites and information about when school transfer forms can be signed.

St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School – Open Mornings

Open Mornings for prospective parents for Reception 2020-21. You are warmly invited to visit on the following dates: 15th, 30th October, 5th, 13th, 26th November, 10th December and 7th January 2020. Tours start at 9:15am If you wish to visit our Junior School St Gildas’ tours will carry on directly after those at St. Peters. Please call Mrs Gaudiano to book your place on 020 8340 6789.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 8th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Fundraising – While there is still work to be done around the church, we thank all who have donated or pledged donations to the cost of the work but we need to continue our fundraising efforts. Thank you to those who came to our recent fundraising meeting and watch this space for more news.

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. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Altar Serving – is open to all who have received their First Holy Communion and regularly attend Mass. We would encourage young people and adults to consider this ministry to serve Jesus more closely on Sundays and Holy Days and help others celebrate their Faith. Applications forms are available from the Sacristy or contact Ruben Ferreira ( The next training will be in October.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes containing your donations to the parish office this week. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

The Summit – Join Westminster Youth Ministry for The Summit at Westminster Cathedral, an evening of great speakers, live music and Eucharistic Adoration. The Summit is aimed at people age 13-25yrs and will be on Friday 18 October, 6:30-8pm. The evening will include exposition, talks by Cardinal Vincent Nichols and other inspiring speakers, including Brenden Thompson of Catholic Voices, and a live praise and worship band. Families, classes, youth groups, confirmation groups and whoever else are all welcome. For information email or visit

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

Petition about the draft Domestic Abuse Bill – Please sign the petition card available at the back of the church on the newsletters stand and return to SPUC who will present your message to the Home Secretary. Visit for more information.

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:
Andrew Jackman, Timothy Nolan & Fr Barry Ffrench.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John Mickey Boyle RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 27: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER – Our Lady of The Rosary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Graham-Dillon

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (1st Anniv)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

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

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

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Vernon Rodrigues RIP (1st Anniv)

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 5th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019 – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th October 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4; 2nd 2 Timothy 1:6-8.13-14; Gospel Luke 17:5-10
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, David Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 7th October – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 12th October 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th October 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Mags Kelly 2nd Claire Kennedy
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2nd 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Gospel Luke Luke 17:11-19
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 14th October – 9:30am – Team B