Parish News – 22nd January

Sunday of the Word of God

The Third Sunday in Ordinary time is ‘The Sunday of the Word of God’ – a day instituted by Pope Francis on the feast of St. Jerome in 2019, devoted to the celebration and study of the Sacred Scripture.

Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world. Pope Francis, Aperuit illis

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – ‘Do good; seek justice’ (Isaiah 1:17)

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in the northern hemisphere, is traditionally observed from the 18 – 25 January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul. Materials for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2023 have been prepared by the churches of Minneapolis, who seek to explore how the work of Christian Unity can contribute to the promotion of racial justice across all levels of society. They chose the theme, “Do good; seek justice” (Isaiah 1:17). The resources can be found here.

Soup Run Appeal

From Kit: We really need more drivers to help us deliver on Saturday evenings. Also, at present, we are short of Sugar and Mayonnaise. There is a labelled box by the church door for donations. If you can help drive, please contact Kit – or call 07507 138582.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is marked on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed. Ordinary People – the theme this year highlights the ordinary people who let genocide happen, the ordinary people who actively perpetrated genocide, and the ordinary people who were persecuted. Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the Bishops’ International Affairs department, has released a message for Holocaust Memorial Day. “We commit ourselves to stand against antisemitism, injustice and prejudice wherever it might be found. Together we remember the Holocaust and pray that love will triumph over evil.”


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.
Note: Church is closed and there is no Mass on Thursday.
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 Considering the Lord as our light and salvation.

Coming up:

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 Divine Mercy Apostolate is holding a Retreat on Saturday 28 January from 2pm – 4:30pm at St Georges Cathedral House Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7HY. The Retreat will include teachings on the Message of Mercy, Holy Mass, Hour of Mercy with Adoration and Benediction and Veneration of the Image of Merciful Jesus. All Welcome. Please call Millie on 07957594646 for more information.
The Holy Land: A fundraising concert in aid of the Catholic community in the Holy Land will be held on Thursday 16th February at Westminster Cathedral at 7:30pm. Tickets starting at £20 are available now through Eventbrite, or by calling the office – 01926 512980.
Anointing of the sick – Saturday 11th February, the Memoria of Our Lady of Lourdes, is the 31st World Day of the Sick. There will be a Mass for the Sick at the Cathedral at 2:30pm, celebrated by the Cardinal, during which Anointing of the Sick will be offered. Tickets, which will be sent by post, must be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Tickets are in three categories: 1. Wheelchair users who require anointing, 2. Walking sick who require anointing and 3. Those assisting the sick, who do not require anointing.

Camino reflections from Fr. Sean

Fr Sean’s reflections have received numerous positive commendations. You can find the Dropbox link to the Powerpoint presentation here. You will have to download the file to play it as it is quite big (1/2 GB) with photos and music etc.

Other News:

Food Bank donations: As more and more people need to access food banks, we would ask anyone who is able to donate, when they can, to one of our local food banks. Contributions can be made to Holy Trinity Foodbank on Sundays between 1pm and 3:30pm. Please come to the Church Hall on Stapleton Hall Road, next to St Aidan’s School, N4 4RR, near the Albany Road junction.

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

Westminster Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023: The pilgrimage dates for 2023 are the 21st – 28th July. For more information: Tel. 020 7798 9173; Email; Web

Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 15th May 2023. £699.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight, all transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full board. All entertainment and excursions included. Day trips to Westport, Ballintubber Abbey, Croagh Patrick, Fr. Peyton Centre & National Museum. Single supplement £150.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email

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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, Ann Kozlowski-Hunt, Gwen Dickson.

Those who have recently died:
Billy O’Regan, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Betty McGlynn (mother of Helen Bligh) RIP