Parish News – 20th November

World Youth Day

Pope Francis asks the global Catholic community to celebrate World Youth Day locally on the Solemnity of Christ the King. It is a day for the world to recognise and celebrate young people as a gift in our local church communities and affirm the contribution of young people, whether that be through school, at home, or of course in church. The theme, shared with Flame 2023, is “Rise Up!” based on the verse from Luke’s Gospel: “Mary arose and left with haste (Lk 1:38)“ and reflects a call to stand up again, together, to find fresh strength and to help others to rise up too. It reminds young people we must commit again to use the energy, gifts, talents we have in new ways. For us, in England and Wales, there will be a number of resources made available for all settings including home, school, parish, university and individual.

First Holy Communion 2023 – Induction Mass

On Sunday we welcome our First Holy Communion children and their families to the 11:15 Family Mass when they will be inducted into the programme for 2023.

Holy Trinity – Advent Service

Music, readings and prayers to celebrate the season of Advent. Sunday 27th November 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road N4 4EL followed by seasonal refreshments. All welcome.

Welcome Centre for Ukrainians

The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London and the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain have partnered to open a Welcome Centre for Ukrainians in central London. Based at the Eparchy’s cathedral near Bond Street, the Centre provides a single point of contact for essential information for arrival, settling and long-term living in the UK. Pastoral care is very important and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy is concerned not only for those who are arriving, but those who feel they want to have a place to pray during the day. The cathedral doors are open from 10am to 8pm. Visit the website to learn more.

Also Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) has launched a Ukraine Matching Service for the Catholic community to help recruit hosts from across the UK, willing to support displaced Ukrainians. Visit the website for information.

Missio Red Boxes

If you recently brought in your Missio Red Box to be emptied, it can now be collected from the sacristy. We have written to notify you of the amount you collected. If you have a box at home that needs to be emptied, please hand it in at the Sacristy. Thank you.

Change to Thursday church opening and Mass time

As Fr David will, from this week, be taking Thursday as his regular day off, there will be no Mass or Communion service at St Peter’s on Thursday and the church will be closed. The only nearby parish with a Mass on Thursday is St Paul’s, Wood Green at 9:30am.


Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am, 11:15am (livestreamed) and 7pm.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Sunday Scripture readings
Find other livestreamed Masses in the diocese.
Weekday Masses are at 9am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday after Morning Prayer at 8:45am unless there is a funeral or other special Mass at another time.
Rosary: Tuesday & Friday, after 9am Mass
Confession: The Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession is available on Saturday evening from 6-6:20pm.
Family Room: This week’s activity reflects on Serving Christ our King to build His Kingdom.

Coming up:

Legion of Mary: Meets Sunday 20th November at 3:30pm in the Parish Rooms.
Life Ascending Group: Tuesday 29th November at 10am in the Parish Rooms.
Thursdays Together: Every Thursday lunchtime 11am – 1:30pm in the church hall at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. A chance to meet your neighbours and chat over light refreshments.
The Big Quiz Night: This will be held on Saturday 19th November at Union Church and Community Centre, Weston Park from 7pm. £6 per person and tables up to 8 people.
The Friends of Westminster Cathedral are holding 2 events to support the Cathedral. Both are at 7pm in Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue, London SW1P 1QJ. 22 November: Katharine Parr: The Sixth Wife. Talk by Alison Weir 7pm £10. 23 November: Cathedral Quiz with fish and chip supper. 7pm £18. Tickets from
London Metropolitan Brass Christmas Concert: – 7pm, Saturday 3rd December at Holy Innocents Church, Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL. Proceeds to Hornsey food bank. Tickets £8/£5 concessions.
Advent Retreat for Young Adults (18-30s) with the Assumption Sisters on Saturday 3rd December, 10am-5pm, in Kensington. Prepare spiritually for Christmas, with teaching, workshops, prayer, adoration and confessions. Venue: Our Lady of Victories Church Hall W8 6AF. Donations only. Register:
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 David and get a reply slip to send to the church

A call to count!

Today there are just 5 people who, every week, count the weekly collection and other parish income on a Monday morning. We would love to be able to have a couple of teams or at least more people to allow some flexibility. So, if you can spare an hour to help on Monday mornings from 9:30am, please get in touch. Thank you. Steve 07847 714286 or

Would you like to join our team of regular readers?

We would welcome new readers to join our rotas for Saturday evening and Sunday services. You need a love of scripture and a clear and preferably strong speaking voice. If you are interested please contact Helen ( Thank you.

Looking for a Reception place for September 2023?

Come to our school tours where headteacher Miss Robertson looks forward to meeting you and showing you our wonderful inclusive schools. Dates as follows: Wednesdays 23rd November and 7th December all at 9:30am. Book your place by calling 020 8340 6789.

Soup Run – message from Kit:

Grateful thanks to all those parishioners who have very generously donated to our recent appeal. Our stocks are replenished. We can however always use tinned tuna, mayo, sweetcorn, marg and cheese (no catering sizes please). Large bags of sugar are useful too as are packs of plain crisps and boxes of cereal bars. To give some idea of numbers, we serve ca 70 guests per week.

Other News:

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

CAFOD World Gifts: Give a gift of hope this Christmas – In Advent, let’s share the promise of hope that has been made to us with our sisters and brothers around the world. You can buy CAFOD’s World Gifts for family and friends this Christmas. Pick up a catalogue in church or buy online for World Gifts such as “super soup kitchens”, “trees for life”, or “water for a family” will help transform lives in a world filled with challenges.

Parishioners needing Accommodation – Tania is still looking for somewhere to live (studio /room/bedsit). The mum and teenage son (long time parishioners/soup run volunteers) have found a place to rent from January. Please contact Kit if you know of anything suitable, or 07507 138582. Thank you.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance is looking to secure rented accommodation suitable to house a refugee family under the Community Sponsorship Programme, part of the Home Office Scheme to support families with accredited refugee status. We will support the landlord with upgrading suitable housing and settling the family, supporting them in all their needs to come and take their place in this local community of Haringey. Interested landlords should contact us  at

‘The Letter’ is a film telling the story of various frontline leaders’ journeys to Rome to discuss the encyclical Laudato Si’ with Pope Francis. At the press conference to launch the film, Card. Michael Czerny, said: “The great treasure of Laudato Si’s wisdom needs to become far more deeply known and effectively put into practice,”. The Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Hoesung Lee, said “Humanity is at a crossroads, both the science community and the faith community are clear: the planet is in crisis and its life-support systems are in peril. The stakes have never been higher. May the world receive this “Letter” with an open heart and open mind.”  ‘The Letter’ is available on YouTube and comes with many, many positive recommendations.

Appeal to support Catholic Journalism The Universe Catholic Weekly is the online successor to the former Catholic Universe. It aims to give Catholics the chance to read about this country and the world through the lens of their religion. If it is to continue in this work, it needs to increase the number of subscribers – a 3-month subscription costs just £20.


Finchley Catholic School are hoping to employ a Catering Manager. Details, plus other vacancies, available on their website.

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies this is a joint venture between the Agency for Evangelisation and the Westminster Education Service, and designed for teachers, catechists and lay parish ministers. Applications are being accepted for an online course commencing February 2023.

Please pray for:

Those who are ill: Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Helen Kozlowski, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Richard Simon, Noah Purcell–Chandler, Nathalie Renford, Jackie Loivette, Michael Reid,  Wendy Fairhurst, Ann Elizabeth Bennett, Joseph Lunn, Tom Shiels, John O’Shea, Michael Hurley, Enid Samaru, Emilie Alcaraz, Kim McKenna, Ann Kozlowski-Hunt, Betty McGlynn, Gwen Dickson, Billy O’Regan.


For information about Sunday Mass Offerings, especially if you are not attending Mass here regularly, please look at this page.

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