Notices – 10th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection

Our retiring collection today will be in support of the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund. Most priests offer their resignation as a parish priest at the age of 75, but many continue to serve their communities, working in our parishes, schools, hospitals and chaplaincies. We must ensure no priest is worried about meeting essential costs during their senior years and, as such, Cardinal Nichols and the Diocese of Westminster are committed to ensuring that no retired or sick priest is left without support. The Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund will be used to meet essential costs, like making a flat accessible to a disabled priest. It could ensure a priest has regular visits from a carer after undergoing surgery. Rest assured, the Diocese works closely with the NHS, local councils and social services, but there will nevertheless be gaps in funding and we need to ensure our priests have peace of mind in their senior years. If you took a donation envelope last weekend, please place it in the collection today. If you do not have an envelope, there are some available in the pews and at the back of the church. Don’t forget to complete the Gift Aid form if you are a taxpayer – adding 25 pence onto every pound you give, at no cost to you. If you are able, please consider filling out a standing order form, meaning you become a Patron and make a regular gift to support our sick and retired priests. Please be generous and remember our clergy, in active ministry, retired or ill, in your prayers. Thank you.

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.

Saying Goodbye Service

Saying Goodbye Service at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Date & Time: Sunday 24/11/2019 – 3:30pm. A service for all who have suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. All are welcome. For further information email or visit

Rest in Peace

Please remember Jeannie Payne and her family in your prayers. Her funeral will be here on Monday 11th Nov at 11am followed by cremation at New Southgate. May she rest in peace.

First Holy Communion 2019-20

Enrolment forms for the 2019-20 program are still available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office and must be returned by next Sunday 17 November at the latest. As in 2018, classes will be on Saturday mornings. We will be holding a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 26 November at 7:30pm where we will share full details of the 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 in 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, 25th November 2019.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Our group for adults interested in perhaps becoming Catholic as well as for adult baptised Catholics who wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed starts meeting this Monday 11 November at 7:30 in the Presbytery.

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: 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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 12th November from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Congratulations – to Emily Baptiste and Albert Sulaiman who were married here at St. Peter in Chains on Friday 8th Nov. May God bless them all the days of their lives.

Christmas Day Lunch at Union Church Weston Park – If you would like to go to the Christmas Day Lunch and Party at Union Church, Weston Park, please see Fr Sean and get a reply slip to send to the church.

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. While Jennifer is away, please send items to

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, 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, Jeannie Payne RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Thanksgiving Mass to Our Lady
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes and Patrick Love RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 32: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – St Martin of Tours, Bishop
11:00am – MASS – Int. Jeannie Payne RIP

TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER – St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Legionaries

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

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER – St Edund of Abingdon, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER – 33rd Sunday of the Year (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Michael Reid (Sick)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Joshua, Veronica & Isidora Ajayi
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
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

7:30pm – RCIA Meeting – Presbytery

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 9th November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019 – Theresa Quinn

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th November 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne 2nd Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st 2 Maccabees 7:1-2.9-14; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 2:16 – 3:5; Gospel Luke 20:27.34-38
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Claire Carson, Ha Chan
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 11th November – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th November 2019 – 3:45pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th November 2019 – Susan Fleming

Saturday/Sunday Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th November 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am – 1st Claire Kennedy 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kucwalski
1st Malachi 3:19-20; 2nd 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Gospel Luke 21:5-19
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 18th November – 9:30am – Team C

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