Notices – 3rd November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund Collection

Next weekend is the annual collection for sick and retired priests in the Diocese of Westminster. There are more than 80 sick and retired priests who receive support after a lifetime of service to their parishes. By 2025 – just six years from now – the number of priests in retirement is set to double. Most priests offer their resignation as a parish priest at the age of 75, but many continue to serve in our parishes, schools, hospices, and hospitals. At this time, they are dependent on the Diocese for their care – for essentials like housing, any health needs and other essentials. These priests have baptised us. They have welcomed us, and our families, into the Church. They have counselled us at times of crisis, sat with us through grief and sorrow, and shared in times of joy. They have given to us all and now, in their old age or sickness, they need us to give back. By giving to the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund, you can ensure our priests are cared for. You can use a donation envelope if you wish to Gift Aid your donation, or choose to make an ongoing contribution to this fund. Please continue to pray for all our clergy: active, retired or ill. 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.

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. There will be no morning Mass.

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 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.

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.

Other notices

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

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

“Into the Sixth Form” – St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School will be holding their “Into the Sixth Form” Open Evening on Thursday 7 November 2019 7-9pm. Year 11 students from all schools are invited to attend to find out more about our school. Please arrive by 7pm for subject talks and the Headteacher will give a talk in the School Hall at 8.40pm. We look forward to welcoming students from our Catholic community.

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.

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, Jeannie Payne RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 31: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – St Charles Boromeo, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Samuel Selvarajah RIP

09:00am* – MASS – Int. Ramoo Durasamy RIP

10:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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

9:00am* – NO MORNING MASS – Int.
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Deceased Parishioners

SATURDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

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

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 Introductory Meeting

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 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

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

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