Parish News – 26th July

Opening and times of Services

The church will be open as follows:
Saturday 25th July
6:30pm – Mass of Sunday
Sunday 26th July
9:45am – Mass
11:15am – Mass (please note Twitter only)
2pm – 4pm – private prayer
Monday  – Friday, 27th – 31st July
8:30am – 10am – private prayer
9:00am – Mass preceded by morning prayer at 8:45am
Wednesday 29th July
5:30pm – 7:30pm – private prayer
Friday 31stJuly
7pm – 8pm – Holy Hour
Saturday 1st August
6:30pm – Mass of Sunday
Sunday 2nd August
9:45am – Mass
11:15am – Mass
7pm Mass will resume after the holiday season

Livestream links:

– Livestream on Twitter
– Livestream on YouTube & Twitter
– Livestream on Zoom – see Holy Hour details below
Weekday Scripture readings
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Sunday Scripture readings
Morning prayer
Sunday Mass sheet (if available)
Sunday Hymns, Bidding Prayers etc.
Click for Prayer of Spiritual Communion

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.
Amen.

Based on attendance figures for the past couple of weeks, we are not asking people to contact us prior to attending Saturday/Sunday Mass over the holiday period.

For everyone’s peace of mind and safety, please follow the Visitor guidelines below. Note there are no toilet facilities available at present.
Visitor guidelines

    • Try and arrive a few minutes before Mass is due to begin
    • Enter the church through the porch and sanitise your hands
    • Ushers will direct people as they enter the church
    • Parents should keep young children with them
    • Sit only where there is a green card either as an individual, couple or family
    • Follow the instructions of Fr Sean and ushers when moving round the church for communion or to leave at the end of Mass and maintain social distancing
    • Turn the green card over to red when you leave
    • Sanitise your hands and move away from the church on leaving

Holy Hour – Friday – 7 – 8pm
‘Zoom’ is being used to share the Holy Hour. Next Friday, 31st July, the church will be open for Holy Hour as well.  Please email stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk if you wish to participate on Zoom and you will be sent the details. Participants will be able to log on from 6:45pm.

Click to ask us to pray for someone and have their name read out during Holy Hour

The Family Room

Today, 26th July, is the feast of Saints Anne and Joachim, the parents of Our Lady, and Jesus’ grandparents. Visit the Family Room for this week’s family activity  where there are lots of ideas to – Cherish our grandparents.

First Holy Communion

Fr Sean and our catechists are discussing how we can best complete our Children’s preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist so that they can receive the sacraments. As soon as the discussions are complete and the necessary preparations have been put in place we will be in contact with parents.

Rest in Peace

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frances Herlihy and remember her family. Julia Frances Herlihy died on Tuesday, 7th July 2020 at home, aged 73 years. Her funeral will take place Monday, 3rd August 2020 at St Peter’s at 12:30pm. Burial at St Pancras Cemetery, 278 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9AG at 2.00pm.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance – URGENT appeal for volunteers

Thanks to your generosity, we have more than reached the £9,000 required by the Home Office to bring a refugee family from Syria or Iraq to safety. We now need more volunteers who will help with the following areas in order to settle them in Haringey or Hackney: housing (furniture and equipment for the house); education (local schools etc); health contacts (G.P.s, dental surgeries, AandE); welfare income (they get benefits automatically: where to claim); accessing employment and volunteering; ESOL and interpreters. Tottenham Refugee Alliance will organise any training or preparation needed.

If you may be able to help in any of these (or other) ways, please give your name and contact details to Fr Sean or email secretary@tottenhamrefugees.org.uk. (Apologies if you offered to help some time ago and weren’t followed up – this time, volunteers are vital.) Thank You – Fr David Ardagh-Walter.

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal

CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can donate online to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal.

Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage

As the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage cannot take place this year, a virtual pilgrimage will take place instead from 26th July to 1st August, with a full programme of Masses and devotions. Full details can be found on this poster. All are welcome to join in this virtual pilgrimage on the dedicated Westminster Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage YouTube channel.

With a reflection each day from a different member of the Chaplaincy team. Themes will include: Come into the hills, Take my hands, Living Life to the Full, Looking Ahead with Hope. Click the image to see the poster.

Soup Run – Congestion Charge Appeal

The London Congestion Charge was temporarily increased by Transport for London to £15 per day and had its hours of operation extended to between 7am and 10pm, seven days a week from 22nd June. As we need to use 3 cars each Saturday for the Soup run to ensure Social Distancing, this is now costing us £45 per week. While we try to make representations to see if we can be given an exemption, if any parishioners feel able to make a donation to help defray the cost, it will be greatly appreciated. You can give donations to Fr Sean or place them in the wall safe near the church door marked ‘Soup Run’. Many thanks to those who have already donated.

Food Bank donations

You can find details about the times when you can donate to Holy Trinity and other local foodbanks here.

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, Vera Boles, Eileen Reavey, Carmel Palao and Wendy Fairhurst.

Those who have recently died: Jean Robert Bondzanga, Joseph McLoughlan & Frances Herlihy RIP

Other prayer intentions:
For Mira Lidstone that she is kept safe and all the residents and staff at Nazareth house.

The Sunday Collections

Planned Giving Envelopes:
If you are not attending Sunday, 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! If you want to make a catch-up payment when you return to Mass at St Peter’s, you only need to put one envelope in the collection basket with all of your donation. Thank you.

Loose cash
If you are not attending Sunday Mass and 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. 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. You will make our Planned Giving Organiser’s life much easier if you donate monthly rather than weekly – Thank you!