Parish News – 29th October

November – month of the Holy Souls

Feast of All Saints – On Wednesday, 1st November, the feast of All Saints, a Holyday of Obligation, Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am and 7:30pm. Children from the schools will be joining the congregation for the morning Mass. There will be a coffee morning after the 9:30 Mass in the Parish room. Please bring a something which can be shared by everyone. On All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2nd November, Mass will be celebrated at 9am.

Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church and the form is also available here. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. The lists will be displayed before the Altar during November with Masses offered for the souls of your deceased family members and friends.

Bishop’s Visitation

The parish welcomes the Right Reverend John Sherrington to the parish next weekend, 4th/5th November. Bishop John will be celebrating Mass at 6:30pm Saturday, 9:45am and 11:15am Sunday. There will be time to meet him after these Masses. Tea and coffee will be available after 11:15am Mass in the church porch. There will also be opportunities on Sunday to speak privately with the Bishop. Please pray for his visit.

Sick and Retired Priests Fund Collection

During November, we ask for your help to support our sick and retired priests, to give them the care they need, at a time they need it the most. Most priests offer their resignation at 75, but many continue to serve in our schools, hospitals, hospices and parishes. By supporting the Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund, you can help cover essential costs and give them peace of mind that in the event of an emergency, their needs will be met. They have given to us all and now, in their old age or sickness, they need us to give back. This is our chance to say thank you to our sick and retired priests who have given so much. You will find a donation envelope at the back of the church today. Please take one home, and bring it back next weekend, 4th/5th November, with your donation. Please continue to pray for the wellbeing of all of our clergy: active, retired and ill. You can donate online and the envelopes and posters feature a ‘QR Code’ that you can scan with a phone camera to give online.

2023-2024 Sacramental Programs

Confirmation: The first meeting of our confirmation program for parents and candidates will take place on Saturday, 4th November in church at 10:30am.
Catechists needed: We are looking for confirmed Catholics to become part of the Sacramental Programme here in the parish by becoming a catechist. If you are interested in getting involved please get in contact with Fr David.


Sunday Masses are at 6:30pm (Saturday), 9:45am,  11:15am (Livestreamed) and 7pm.
Sunday Scripture readings
Notes on the Scripture readings
Weekday Masses are normally at 9am Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday after Morning Prayer at 8:45am.  (Note times on Wed 1st, All Saints and Thu 2nd, All Souls). There is also a 7pm Mass on Tuesday where the homily is focused on teaching. Note: Church is closed and there is no Mass on Thursday. If there is a Funeral Mass, there will be no 9am Mass.
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 Honouring all Saints.

Coming up

Legion of Mary: will meet in in the Parish Rooms next Sunday 5th November at 3:30pm
Padre Pio Group: meets next Sunday, 5th November, in church after 7pm evening Mass
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.

Ecumenical Lectio Divina prayer meeting: slow, prayerful, meditative reflection and discussion of a passage of Scripture – at 7:30pm and taking about an hour on Thursday evenings in The London Catholic Worker chapel, the former Church of St Augustine of Canterbury on Mattison Road, Green Lanes.

Synod update

As the 2023 session of the Synod draws to a close, the participants have approved a Letter to the People of God giving thanks for their experience, detailing the work of the past few weeks, and expressing the hope that in the coming months, everyone will be able to “concretely participate in the dynamism of missionary communion indicated by the word ‘synod'”. As Pope Francis requested two years ago, a long process of listening and discernment was initiated, open to all the People of God, no one being excluded, to “journey together” under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, missionary disciples engaged in the following of Jesus Christ. The letter’s core message can perhaps be summed up as being that the Church needs to listen to EVERYONE, starting with the poorest. To read the letter in full, visit the Vatican website.

New Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers needed

Do you have a child who has received their first communion and wants to be an Altar Server? Do you have the voice and the confidence to proclaim the Word of God at Mass? Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? Please contact Fr David.

Upper Room Leadership Programme

Aged 18-22 years old? Westminster Youth Ministry is developing a training programme for Young Catholic Leaders. Prepare to begin a life changing journey of formation, training, and prayer with 20 other young Catholics in the Diocese. Starting in the Upper Room and accompanied by Mary, Mother of God, we will set out together to prepare for a life of professional and spiritual leadership, to carry out the Great Commission, and “make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28.19).
Join us, and experience inspiring places and talks across several locations in the Diocese, build relationships with others in small groups, access unique resources to learn and grow in practical skills for leadership and mission, and discover your unique calling to build up the Church (Eph 4:12). Be quick! Applications close on the 11th November. Visit to apply or email for enquiries.

Saying Goodbye Remembrance Service

On the 26th November at 3:30pm in Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. Anyone who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth, or in early years, or who has been affected by family members’ or friends’ loss. Whether the loss was recent or 80 years ago, everyone is welcome to attend. We have also extended the services, and gladly welcome anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven’t had children. Whatever the reasons, all are welcome. Babies and children are also invited to come with their families, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a family event for all.

Other News:

Soup Run Appeal We are running low on tinned tuna at present. Donations (family-size tins are best please) can be left in the box by the church entrance. If you are able to help 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 6pm to drive/distribute for approx. 3 hours. Many thanks.

The London Catholic Worker 49 Mattison Road, N4 1BG, run a house of hospitality for homeless and destitute asylum seekers who are not allowed to work and not able to claim any social security benefits. Post-Covid we now have 11 guests in the house again. As we don’t get any money from the government we rely very much on food donated to us – Tinned tomatoes, Vegetable oil, Instant coffee, Tinned beans (chickpeas, kidney beans etc.) Red and Green Lentils, Rice, Porridge Oats, Tinned fish, Muesli, Cereal, Chilli & soy sauce, Honey, Mayonnaise, Cheese, Herbs & Spices, Sugar, Long life Fruit juice and squash, Herbal tea, Peanut butter / chocolate spread, Nuts and seeds, toiletries and household cleaning products. We appreciate times are hard for many and that you may already support other local initiatives but anything you can give will be appreciated.

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 Lourdes 2024 Next year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be from 19th to 26th July. Complete an ‘Expression of Interest’ form and you will be contacted when bookings open.

The Good Counsel Black Tie Ball: will take place Saturday 18th November in Kensington. Live Band. Silent Auction. London’s Catholic Pro-Life Ball raising money to help save lives and change lives. Tickets £125 each. For bookings and enquiries email or telephone 07795205117.

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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, Frank Farrell, Peter Leung, Sr Ann Heaney.

Those who have recently died.