Parish News – 16th July

A Eucharistic Life

Pope Francis’ monthly prayer intention for July is for a eucharistic life. The Pope made the appeal to put the celebration of the Eucharist at the centre of our lives in The Pope Video, which is entrusted to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. Pope Francis begins the video by saying, “If you are the same at the end of Mass, as you were at the beginning, something is wrong.” In his new prayer intention, the Holy Father invites us to see the celebration of the Eucharist not as an obligatory ritual, but rather as an encounter with the Risen Jesus, for “the Eucharist is the presence of Jesus,” which is “profoundly transforming.” Pope Francis insists in this video that “it is Christ who offers Himself, who gives Himself for us,” which leads to “our lives being nourished by Him, to nourish the lives of our brothers and sisters.”

Gift Aid – Thank you

In June we received the main part of our Gift Aid tax rebate for 2022/2023 which amounted to £18,223.82 most of which is from Offertory giving and some for Building Fund donations. We send a huge thank you to everyone who Gift Aids their parish giving which adds 25p to every £1 they give. If you need a Gift Aid statement for your tax return, please email Steve at Gift Aid Declaration forms are available here – just complete parts 1 and 2 and return the completed form to the parish.

Soup Run

Soup Run urgent holiday relief – If you are able to help during the July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557, 07507 138 582 or email We meet every Saturday at 3pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks. P.S. Our coffee supplies have been replenished thank you but tinned sweetcorn and sugar are running short.

Stella Maris – Sea Sunday – Thank you

Last week you gave about £700 to our collection for Stella Maris, the Church’s maritime charity for its work supporting seamen and fishers around the world. Envelopes are still available and you can give online at


Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am, 11:15am and 7pm. We apologise that the 11:15 Mass Livestream has not been available recently, this has been due to a technical problem.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Scripture readings
Weekday Masses this week are at 9am Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday after Morning Prayer at 8:45am. There is also a 7pm Mass on Tuesday for parishioners unable to attend in the morning. Note: Church is closed and there is no Mass on Thursday
Rosary: Tuesday and 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 Being rich soil for the seed of Jesus.

Coming up

Legion of Mary: will meet in in the Parish Rooms at 3:30pm this Sunday, 9th July
Life Ascending Group: will meet in in the Parish Rooms at 10am this Tuesday, 18th July
Thursdays Together: Every Thursday lunchtime 11:30am – 1:30pm in the hall in Stapleton Hall Road (next to St Aidan’s School). Meet your neighbours and chat over light refreshments.

Other News:

Synod 2023 – Update: The recently-published ‘Instrumentum laboris’ will be the basis for the work of the participants in the General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality, which begins in the Vatican in October 2023 and concludes with a second Assembly one year later. The Instrumentum laboris brings together the experiences of dioceses and parishes, including St Peter’s, around the world over the last two years and calls for welcoming Church that embraces diversity. Read more at

Wanting to be confirmed? Please speak to Fr David to arrange a time for a preliminary chat.

AWAKE LONDON: A Catholic Bible convention and Healing ministry on Saturday 15th July from 2 pm to 5 pm led By Fr. Shyju and Anointing Fire Catholic Ministry UK at Catholic Parish of Christ The King, 455 Chingford Road London, E4 8SP. Convention includes: Praise and Worship, Holy Mass, confession, Healing service and Eucharistic Adoration, spiritual sharing, sessions for children. Free parking. (

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies: The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) provides parish leaders with knowledge and understanding of theology and the Catholic faith. 88% participants recommend the course to others. Learn in person, by distance learning or online. For more information visit

Celebrate World Youth Day in London: World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with Pope Francis, taking place in Lisbon this summer. If you can’t attend the main event, why not join WYD in London – a day celebration on Saturday 5th August from 11am-5pm in the church by Leicester Square. Programme: music • prayer • talks • activities • Mass, bringing together a young community of different nationalities in one faith! Venue: Notre Dame de France, 5 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BX. Donations only. To register a group or individually, fill in the form:

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.

Home urgently needed to rent: 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

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Saturday 23rd September with the theme ‘Mary, Mother of the Home’. Any parishioner interested in organising a parish group please speak to Fr David asap. We will enquire whether any local parishes are organising a coach.

13th Annual GK Chesterton Pilgrimage: Saturday 29th July. For Details: Phone or Text: 07795 205114 or see

Westminster Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023: The pilgrimage dates are the 21st – 28th July. For more information or to book contact Tangey Tours on 01732 886666 or visit their website.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – Sunday 19th to Monday 27th November. Route: Galilee – Jerusalem – Bethlehem. Flying from Heathrow on BA, cost for full board is £2265 per person sharing a room. Book online or call Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth at the Pilgrimage office 0207 798 9173

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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, 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, Michael Hurley, Enid Samaru, Emilie Alcaraz, Ann Kozlowski-Hunt, Gabriel Brimacombe-Rand, Marie-Christine Polak, John Quinn, Frank Farrell.

Those who have recently died: Jimmy Leane, Esther Frimpong, Guiseppi Mastrogiacomo, Tom Shiels RIP.