Parish News – 24th May

Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in the Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you
now and forever.


Sunday 24th May, 7th Sunday of Easter
Mass at 10:30am
Mass will be broadcast on YouTube and Twitter.
The Mass Sheet with the Prayers, Responses and Readings is available here.
The Hymns, Bidding Prayers and Spriritual Communion Prayer are here.
Notes on the Scripture readings are here.

Monday to Saturday
Mass at 9am (Morning Prayer at 8:45am) is broadcast on Twitter.
Morning prayer can be found here
The Mass scripture readings are here

Broadcasts will be available to watch  afterwards online. NOTE: if the live Twitter broadcast has not started i.e. the top post does not show as ‘Live’ on a pink background, then you will need to try again.

If you would like to read at one of the services Click to volunteer

You will need Skype, a WhatsApp account and, ideally, a laptop and tablet/mobile phone. Please click below and complete and submit the form to get more information from the organisers if you are interested. Thank you.

Holy Hour – Friday – 7-8pm
Fr Sean is using ‘Zoom’ to share the Holy Hour each week. If you wish to participate please email, and you will be sent the details. Participants will be able to log on from 6:45pm.
Click to request a prayer intention

if you would like us to pray for someone and have their name read out during Holy Hour.

Laudato Si – the 5th Anniversary

Sunday, 24 May, is the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ letter on care for the world, our common home. Called Laudato Si’, it is an inspiration during moments of difficulty. It encourages us to reflect on the values we share and create a more just and sustainable future. Pope Francis asks us to come together as one people around the world today to prayerfully look for the lessons of this moment while the world experiences a history-defining crisis with Covid-19, and reflect and prepare to build a better world. We would ask everyone, not just families, to visit our Family Room this weekend and reflect on the ideas there. We would also ask you all to join us at midday on Sunday 24th in praying a special prayer for our world that you can also find there.

A pastoral message from the Cardinal for Pentecost

Rest in Peace

John Nohelty, who was Errol Curran’s partner, passed away peacefully on Tuesday this Week. Errol Curran, who was for many years a reader and later the organiser of the parish readers, had passed away recently. Errol and John’s joint funeral will take place at Golders Green Crematorium at 3pm on 5th June.  Please keep Errol and John and their families in your prayers. May they rest in peace. The service will be streamed online please email us to be sent the login details. 

The Family Room

This week we have taken the 5th Anniversary of Pope Francis’ letter about caring for the world, our common home, as the focus for our Family Room activity ‘How should we look after God’s world and our world?’.

Other news

Despite lockdown, there is plenty to read about this week: Praying the Rosary ; Information about the many ways to support the needy while lockdown largely continues; Masses for Frontline Carers and the sick on Thursday evenings;  Parish Prayer Intentions; How to continue to support the Parish financially while churches are closed and more:

Pray the Rosary during May

Even though our church is closed, parishioners have continued to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary at home after morning Mass on Tuesday and Friday. We would like to encourage others to join them and be united with them in prayer and in the Spirit during May the month of Our Lady when, traditionally, Catholics pray the Rosary. Pope Francis has provided the Church with two new prayers we can pray to Our Lady as part of the Rosary.


Cardinal’s Appeal 2020

The Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal has been extended to help those who are in desperate need due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds raised will be available for parishes and schools across Westminster Diocese to respond to the needs of their local communities. Our parish has already received support from Caritas Westminster for our Soup Run. If you are able to contribute to support this cause and help this work continue we would be very grateful. You can donate online at

Soup Run tuna supplies – Thank you!

A huge thank you to those who have responded so generously to our request for stocks of tinned tuna. You are wonderful people! Tins can still be brought to the outside of the glass door of the Basement Parish Rooms on Saturday afternoon from 4-5pm when we are making sandwiches inside or, at other times, can be left at the presbytery door, number 12. If the house bell is rung and the donor stands well back, Fr Sean will accept the donations. Thank you! Kit

CAFOD Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

CAFOD launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at

Food Bank donations

Contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Foodbank on Sundays between 1pm and 3:30pm. Please come to Holy Trinity Church Hall on Stapleton Hall Road, next to St Aidan’s School, N4 4RR, near the junction with Albany Road. Please leave your donations by the gates – to ensure safe distancing do not go into the courtyard or put them in the volunteer’s car boot to ensure potential human interaction is minimised/avoided.

Click for information about helping other local foodbanks
Gospel Centre Foodbank which is at the bottom of Wightman Road, just opposite the Mosque, opens Sunday Mornings 11:30 to 1:30 and Tuesday evenings 18:30 – 20:30 – and donations always gratefully received, particularly at the moment! or email

Donations can be made on Wednesdays, at the following foodbanks, which are both in need of help: The Hive foodbank – St Mary’s Church, Ashley Road, N19 3AD. Please come by on a Wednesday evening from 5.30pm or contact if you’d like to donate at a different time.

Muswell Hill foodbank – 68 Pembroke Road, N10 2HT (in the front hall). Donations can be made on Wednesdays between 9-11am and 6-7pm. See urgently needed items here:

Masses for frontline carers and the sick

Every Thursday evening, at 7pm, a bishop, in turn, will celebrate Mass in his cathedral, live streamed, for all those frontline workers in the NHS and care homes, for the sick and their families:
Click for details

28 May: Bishop Terence Drainey, Middlesbrough Cathedral –

Please pray for:

Those 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, Nathalie Renford, Joanie Macarthy, Jennifer Mann, Jackie Loivette, Frances Byrne, Grenville Ignatius & Michael Reid.

Those who have recently died: Michael O’Shea, Tom Donoghue (Jim’s brother), Monica Francis and Ronald Ignatius, Errol Curran & John Nohelty, Maria Mullally, Mary Durasamy, Margaret O’Neill (John Loughran’s sister) RIP

Other prayer intentions:
Father Sean Carroll and all our parish priests; all deceased members of the Djerkallis Family (Especially the babies) R.I.P.; Mr and Mrs Solomos and Eleni Djerkallis R.I.P.; for Mira Lidstone that she is kept safe and all the residents and staff at Nazareth house.

The Sunday Collections

Planned Giving:
Planned Giving Envelopes containing your donations should be kept at home until they can be brought to church. Please do not post cheques to us as the post is somewhat erratic and unpredictable at present!

Loose cash
If you normally give loose cash or notes, you can give online here using a debit or credit card; the link also gives our bank account details if you wish to make a bank-to-bank transfer. However, if making a bank-to-bank transfer, please use as the account name Westminster Roman Catholic Diocese Trustee Stroud Green (or as much as your bank allows you to type in!). Alternatively you could put money aside until the church re-opens.

Standing Orders
If you currently donate using Envelopes or loose cash, perhaps this is a good time to switch, if you can, to giving by Standing Order. The necessary form for your bank  can be found here. The information can also be used to set up a regular payment if you use online banking. Please use the same account name as shown above. You will make our Planned Giving Organiser’s life much easier if you donate monthly rather than weekly – Thank you!

Teaching vacancies for September

St Ignatius College is currently recruiting for a number of positions. The positions are: NQT – Teacher of English, Learning Support Assistants, Part Time Music Teacher. Details of the roles and application pack are available at

Click for information about changes to St Michael's Catholic Grammar School 2021 Admissions process

‘Please check our website for the updated information and forms on changes that have been implemented due to social distancing restrictions. Completed applications can be submitted electronically to Any changes required to reflect Government direction with lockdown will be announced on the school website. Please check periodically to stay up to date.

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