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Priest Training Fund
This weekend is Good Shepherd Sunday, the day we pray for priests and for vocations to the priesthood. You can read Pope Francis’ message for Vocations Sunday here.
Today’s second collection will support the Priest Training Fund. This fund pays for the priestly formation of men for the Catholic priesthood. There are currently 45 men studying at Allen Hall seminary, 28 of whom are for our own Diocese, and last year 8 men wewe ordained to the priesthood to serve as our future priests. This fund also supports the ongoing enrichment and formation of our ordained priests. Your gift ensures we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives to serve God’s people. Please be as generous as you can and Gift Aid your donation if possible. Please also pray for vocations and for all our priests. If you do not have a donation leaflet, plenty are still available at the back of the church. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations
The Sacrament will be celebrated on Saturday, 28th April at 6:30pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington. All parishioners are welcome to join the candidates in their special celebration. Please continue to pray for our candidates. There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday 25th April at 7:30pm in church.
First Holy Communion
We welcome all our children and their families to the final Celebration Mass at 11:15am today. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at one of the 6 morning Masses on 6, 13 or 20 May 2018.
There is an important Parents’ Meeting this Tuesday, 24th April at 7:30pm in the Church, which all Parents should attend, to discuss the arrangements for the Masses in May, rehearsals and alb collection & return.
Rest in Peace
Peggie Cagney RIP, a former parishioner, died on Good Friday, 30th March. Peggie’s funeral will be held at St Monica’s Church, 1 Stonard Road, Palmers Green, N13 4DJ. Removal to Church Thursday, 26th April, 7.30pm and funeral Mass Friday, 27th April, 12.00pm. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Eugene Buckley RIP, The funeral Mass of the late Eugene Buckley RIP will be held on Wednesday, 2nd May at 1:30pm followed by burial at Islington Cemetery, East Finchley. Please keep the family in your prayers.
Elizabeth Rogers RIP, The Rogers’ family would like to thank parishioners who attended Elizabeth Rogers’ Funeral and for all your kind messages, Mass cards and support. Mass will be offered for your intentions on Monday, 21st May at 9am.
Soup Run – Vegetarian Rota
Volunteers urgently need to make vegetarian sandwiches (cheese/egg mayo) once a month on a Saturday at home, to then be delivered to the lower parish rooms by 6pm latest. Please contact Jennifer in the parish office on 020 8340 3394.
Parish Draw Results
1st 203, 2nd 226 & 3rd 143 (White AE6LMM4R)
First Holy Communion preparation
See the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below for information about forthcoming meetings.
Planned Giving – new envelopes – Please collect your new box if you have not already done so.
Eucharistivc Ministers’ Rota – for ministers without email, copies of the rota for May and June are available on the Newsletter Stand.
An evening with Bach – at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 4EL, Saturday 28th April 7:30-8:30pm. Clare Norburn (soprano), Naomi Anderson (flute), Irena Henderson (cello), Marion Bettsworth (harpsichord). Free entrance. Retiring collection.
Daffodil Endowments – if you would like to keep your pot of daffodil bulbs for planting next year, these are now in the church garden. Please contact Jennifer on 020 8340 3394 to arrange collection.
‘Hour of Prayer for Vocations’ – Saturday 28th April 2018 from 4.15-5.15pm in our Chapel at The Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Anne’s Home, 77 Manor Road, London N16 5BL. We are on the 106 bus route and the bus stops very close to our Home (alight at Heathland Road). Sr. Agnes Mary, Mother Superior
Permanent Deacon ‘Come and See’ – Men wanting to know more about the Permanent Diaconate are invited to a meeting at St Vincent, Potters Bar, on Saturday, 12th May. No booking needed. Wives welcome. Contact details Deacon Adrian Cullen 07961 594725 or Deacon Anthony Clark 07545 373548.
March for Life – Family-friendly, life-fest starts at 9.30am at De Vere Connaught Rooms, 61-65, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA. Children’s zone, music, workshops, confessions, stalls, and much more. 1pm march to Parliament Square for speakers, including Clare McCullough of the GoodCounselNetwork.com. Day ends at 4:15pm. See www.marchforlife.co.uk for more details..
Thanksgiving for Matrimony – Mass in Thanksgiving for Matrimony for couples celebrating 5th / 10th / 25th / 30th / 40th / 50th / 60th and 60th+ wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 19th May 2018, 3:00pm. If you would like to attend please contact the parish office.
La Sainte Union School – has a limited number of places available in Years 7 and 8. If you are interested in applying for a place, please submit an ‘in year’ application form available from the school website www.lasainteunion.org.uk or e-mail email@example.com for further information or an application form.’
Internship Programme – the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School is running a four-week internship programme in June/July 2018 focusing on Mathematics and Physics. Participants may receive a bursary of £300 per week and will have the opportunity to explore a potential career in teaching. To take part participants will require an A-level in Mathematics and must be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree course in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography or a related subject. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/paidinternship
Sing Fauré’s Requiem – You are invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem at St Mary’s University Chapel on Friday 8th June, as part of a massed performance involving St Richard Reynolds Chamber Choir, pupils from Catholic primary schools, Sing Out! choir and members of the community. All welcome, regardless of choral singing experience. Fauré’s Requiem is up there amongst the greatest choral works of all time; the work is sublime, and an absolute joy to sing. The wonderful venue of St Mary’s University Chapel will make this special performance one to remember. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at St Richard Reynolds, TW1 4LT. For more information, please contact Miss Firman on email@example.com.
Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.
Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.
Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.
Preparing for the Sacraments
CONFIRMATION MASS REHEARSAL on Wednesday 25 Apr at 7:30pm in church
CONFIRMATION MASS on Saturday 28 Apr at 6:30pm
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME– “I belong”
Note: ‘s/h’ – school holidays
SATURDAY CLASSES: – 21, 28 Apr
Classes 1 & 2 – 9:30-10:30am
SUNDAY CLASSES: – 22, 29 Apr
Class 3 – 10-11am
Class 4 – 10-11am – Presbytery
MONDAY CLASSES: – 23, 30 Apr
Class 5 – 3:45-4:45pm
Class 6 – 5:30-6:30pm
TUESDAY CLASSES: – 24 Apr, 1 May
Class 7 – 5:30-6:30pm
CELEBRATION MASS for all parents and children taking part in the programme
Sunday 22 Apr – 11:15am – Church
Tuesday, 24 Apr – 7:30pm – Church
Please pray for:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Sonny Francis, Fr David Williamson, Emmanuella Celindano, Chris Hessel.
Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.
In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.
Those recently deceased:
Patrick Naughton, Barbara Cotter, Peggie Cagney, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan & Eugene Buckley RIP.
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Kelleher
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Mary McKenna RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Clodagh Begley (Sick)
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter 4: Daily Prayer – Easter Week 4
MONDAY 23rd APRIL – St George, Martyr, Patron of England/strong>
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rodgers RIP
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL – Ss. Erkenwald & Mellitus, Bishops
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Jones Family (Thanksgiving)
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL – St Mark, Evangelist
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Steve Brennan RIP (Anniv)>
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Life Ascending Group – Wood Green (30th Anniv)
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS Int. Sisters Of Providence (Deceased)
7:30pm – No Holy Hour
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter McMorrow RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 29TH APRIL – 5th Sunday of Easter (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Confirmation Group
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Susan Clifford RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Susan Clifford RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 24TH APRIL
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment
WEDNESDAY 25TH APRIL
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 26TH APRIL
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 27TH APRIL
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April – Ann Hughes
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd April
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Acts 4:8-12. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:1-2; Gospel: John 10:11-18
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan
COUNTING: – Monday 23rd April – 9:30am – Team A
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th April – Theresa Quinn
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (B)
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th April
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Marianne Law 2nd Reading: – Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Acts 9:26-31. 17-19; 2nd: 1 John 3:18-24; Gospel: John 15:1-8
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney
COUNTING: – Sunday 29th April – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 30th April – 9:30am – Team B