Parish News – 12th February

DEC Syria and Türkiye Earthquake Appeal

At every level, members of the Church are urging it’s members to offer Prayers as well as whatever practical help they can in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes this week in Syria and Türkiye where the reported numbers of those killed, injured and displaced keeps growing. Cafod, with other British charities in the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), have launched an appeal in response to the earthquakes which struck Syria and Türkiye.

DEC charities and their local partners are among the first responders, working with locally-led relief efforts in Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and Syria. Immediate priorities are search and rescue, medical treatment for the injured, shelter for those who have lost their homes, heaters for spaces and winter kits with blankets, and warm clothes, and ensuring people have food and clean water. Hombeline Dulière, Cafod’s programme manager for its Syria crisis response, said “Our partners are working tirelessly to support the search and rescue operation, as well as making sure people have water, hot meals, warm clothing and somewhere safe to go”.

You can donate online or at the CAFOD wall safe at the back of church.

Happy Birthday to Fr David

Fr David recently celebrated a significant birthday. To mark the occasion, there will be a gathering for tea and cake after 11:15 mass this Sunday, 12th February. Please feel free to join us in the porch. All donations of cakes and biscuits are welcome.

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.


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.
Funeral Mass: The Funeral Mass of Mary O’Callaghan is at ?? on Thursday 23rd February.
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 Bringing peace out of love for God.

Coming up:

Lent and Ash Wednesday: Lent 2023 begins on Ash Wednesday, 22nd February. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at Mass.
First Holy Communion 2023: The next classes class takes place at St. Peter-in-Chains Junior School between 11am and 12.30pm for parents and children on Saturday 4th March.
Thursdays Together: Every Thursday lunchtime 11:30am – 1:30pm in the hall in Stapleton Hall Road ( next to St Aidan’s School). A chance to meet your neighbours and chat over light refreshments.
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.

National Marriage Week – 7 – 14 February

The fundamental message of Marriage Week is that marriage is worth investing in, because all the research shows that stable families make for a happier society. It’s also really important to keep working on a marriage. Couples who do so are more likely to stay together. All God’s people are called to live a life of holiness through their vocation. Spouses, through the vocation to marriage, should follow their own path to holiness, which is sustained by the grace of the Sacrament. Love is the central and the most fundamental aspect of the Sacrament of Marriage. St John Paul II stated that “Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being” (Familiaris Consortio 1981). Each Marriage Week has a theme. Read more about the theme and resources for 2023 – “Marriage… one flesh, given and received”.

Flame 2023

Flame 2023 on Saturday 4 March 2023 at OVO Arena, Wembley will be the largest Catholic gathering of young people in England and Wales, the Flame Congress. The theme of Flame 2023 – which is exactly 150 days before World Youth Day in Lisbon – takes the WYD Scripture “Mary arose and went with haste” and crystallises it into the theme, “Rise Up!” Rise up after the pandemic, Rise up as young Catholics, Rise up – as Mary did – for the surprising and beautiful adventure that is our Catholic faith. Visit for more information and booking.

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 and to make an ‘Expression of interest’ ahead of booking being open: 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.

Those who have recently died: Betty McGlynn (mother of Helen Bligh), Michael Carolan and Mary O’Callaghan RIP who died recently.