Notices – 21st October

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World Mission Sunday

Pope Francis has explained to us many times that we are all Missionary Disciples reminding us that ‘the spread of the faith “by attraction” calls for hearts that are open and expanded by love. That expansion generates encounter, witness, proclamation; it generates sharing in charity with all those far from the faith. Through Missio, the Universal Church reaches out to those who have not yet heard the gospel message. In Ethiopia, our World Mission Sunday focal country this year, the Little Sisters of Jesus are supporting minority groups such as the Menja, of the Kaffa region, considered by their neighbours to be ‘untouchable’. As well as providing day-care to local Menja children, offering the chance for a hot meal and a regular bath, the Sisters encourage the local community to overcome traditional prejudices and promote contact between different peoples. We hope that you’ll be able to continue supporting World Mission Sunday and contribute to the collection being made today. God bless you all.

First Holy Communion 2019

Due to the building works taking place in the church and the lower parish rooms this year, we will be changing the class format, and will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. We will be holding a parents’ information evening in November where we will share full details of the 2018/2019 program. Please contact Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have any initial questions. Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 programme will be available next Sunday, 28th October from the Sacristy after the Sunday Masses, or from the Parish Office between 9am-3pm, Mon-Fri. Note: Candidates for the sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.

Clocks go back next weekend

Remember to put your clocks back one hour next weekend on the night of the 27th/28th October.

Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please put your list along with your donation in the envelope provided and hand in to the priest or the parish office.

Mass of Commemoration, Friday 2nd November at 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for those members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation has been sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office before 1st November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

Sarah Nbatudde RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Sarah Nbatudde, wife of Peter Duncan who sadly passed away last Tuesday whilst visiting her relatives in Uganda. Sarah was buried last Friday in her homeland. Please keep Peter and the family in your prayers at this sad time. May she rest in peace.

Taize Prayer

There will be a Taize Service on Sunday, 21st October at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, 6pm. All welcome

Calling all young people aged 18-30

There will be an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to youth@rcdow.org.uk.

Retreat Day

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Retreat Day, Saturday, 27th October 2018, 10am-4pm, at St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Please bring a packed lunch or something to share. Teas/Coffees/Biscuits provided. Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend as this will probably be the only day of reflection we may have this year. Please hand in your name to the parish secretary

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings & Secondary School Transfers

Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings and of secondary school Open Days/Evenings are here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 23rd October from 5pm-7pm at the Sacristy. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Praying the with the Rosary – A small Faith-sharing group to discover more about the gift of the rosary: where it comes from, the mysteries of the Rosary, how to contemplate and pray with the rosary. Every Sunday through the month of October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/ clairekennedy001@gmail.com

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – This six-week, faith-sharing exploration of Amoris Laetitia runs from Sunday 14th October – 19th November and contributes to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 14th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Night under the Stars – the annual concert in aid of The Passage – Please support the excellent work of The Passage by considering attending its annual concert Night Under The Stars at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, 6th November at 7:30pm. This year’s concert is entitled Northern Lights and features music by Grieg and Sibelius. For details and booking visit the Southbank website or telephone 020 3879 9555.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which aims to help practising Catholics meet other Catholics and support Catholic Parishes and Charities. It does this by providing a strictly confidential service, sending members a monthly bulletin, which includes brief personal descriptions of themselves, if they wish, and advertise social events organised by Catholic parishes and organisations free of charge. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498 or see the notice board in the inner porch.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

The Society of Unborn Children – has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your MP urging him/her to vote against a dangerous abortion bill which is coming up in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018. The bill seeks to decriminalise abortion which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies and their mothers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Postcards available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Thank you.

Parish Draw – It has been decided to postpone the monthly draw for the foreseeable future as the current works to the church exterior has made selling the tickets impractical. Thanks to all our regular supporters and those who contribute to this fundraiser. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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 who have recently died:
James (Jim) Doyle, Sarah Nbatudde RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER – 29th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 29: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP & Doyle family

TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Margaret Begley

WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Day RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Lena Cavaciuti (Birthday)

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Andrew Petrou RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int.
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John & Kelly Thompson-Murphy RIP

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 26TH OCTOBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 20th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October – Theresa Quinn

29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whiaker 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Isaiah 53:10-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 22nd October – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 27th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th October – Susan Fleming

30TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Kit Greveson
7:00pm – Claire Kennedy
Readings:
1st: Jeremiah 31:7-9; 2nd: Hebrews 5:1-6 Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 29th October – 9:30am – Team D

Scripture notes – 29th Sunday of the Year, B – 21st October 2018

This week’s readings turn around the idea of sacrifice, how it was from the time of Moses, and how the the prophet Isaiah saw it born out in God’s ‘Servant’. Jesus found it hard for his disciples to understand that he himself would end as a sacrifice, a ‘ransom’ for us all. Continue reading Scripture notes – 29th Sunday of the Year, B – 21st October 2018

Notices – 14th October

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Prisoners’ Sunday

Today is Prisoners’ Sunday, a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners and their families, and an important opportunity to make a difference. You can show your support by placing a donation in the wall safe at the back of the church above the Holy Water font. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand.

Six New Saints

Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero will be canonized together on this Sunday, October 14th. The two blesseds will be canonized alongside four others: Bl. Francesco Spinelli; Bl. Vincenzo Romano; Bl. Maria Caterina Kasper and Nazaria Ignazia of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – Thank You

You have given over £900 so far and you can still donate here.

Jim Doyle RIP

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved parishioner and friend Jim Doyle. Sadly Jim lost his battle against cancer and passed away peacefully at home last Tuesday. Jim’s funeral will be held here at St Peter’s on Thursday, 18th October at 12noon. Jim’s body will be received into the church on Wednesday, 17th October at 7pm. Please keep his wife Sheila, sons Andrew, Liam, Brian, daughter Emma, grandchildren and Jim’s sisters Nuala and May in your prayers at this very sad time. The family have requested no flowers except from family members. There will be a collection for the Church restoration project. NB No 9am Mass on that day.

Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please put your list along with your donation in the envelope provided and hand in to the priest or the parish office.

Holy Families – The Joy of Love

This six-week, faith-sharing exploration of Amoris Laetitia runs from Sunday 14th October – 19th November and contributes to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 14th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

Catechists

There will be a catechists Meeting on Monday, 15th October, 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms, for catechists and those who are interested in becoming a catechist for our First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Calling all young people aged 18-30

There will be an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to youth@rcdow.org.uk.

World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday – As our global church comes together on this special day, Missio asks the faithful of England and Wales to ‘work together to build a future of hope’ in Ethiopia and throughout the world, through your prayers and financial support. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next weekend. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using Missio envelopes.

If you have a Missio/APF Red Box, please return it along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings & Secondary School Transfers

Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings and of secondary school Open Days/Evenings are here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 16th October from 5pm-7pm at the Sacristy. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Building Works – We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the present building works and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass.

Praying the with the Rosary – A small Faith-sharing group to discover more about the gift of the rosary: where it comes from, the mysteries of the Rosary, how to contemplate and pray with the rosary. Every Sunday through the month of October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/ clairekennedy001@gmail.com

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for those members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation has been sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office before 1st November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Why should we care? – Tuesday evening 16th October, 8:15pm at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. Drawing on the teaching in Pope Francis’ important encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ as we explore how our faith helps us care for what he has called ‘our common home’.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Retreat Day – Saturday, 27th October 2018, 10am-4pm. at St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Please bring a packed lunch or something to share. Teas/Coffees/Biscuits provided. Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend as this will probably be the only day of reflection we may have this year. Please hand in your name to the parish secretary.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Parish Draw – It has been decided to postpone the monthly draw for the foreseeable future as the current works to the church exterior has made selling the tickets impractical. Thanks to all our regular supporters and those who contribute to this fundraiser. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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 who have recently died:
Jim Doyle RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. William Carr RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Olga Manzano RIP (2nd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 28: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER – St Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette Durasamy (Birthday)

TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. David Williams RIP

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
7:30pm – RECEPTION OF BODY – Jim Doyle RIP

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER – St Luke, Evangelist
Noon – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER – 29th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Forkan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Ema-Leigh Dingivan RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October – Ann Hughes

28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Wisdom 7:7-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:12-13 Gospel: Mark 10:17-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th October – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 20th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October – Theresa Quinn

29TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whiaker 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Isaiah 53:10-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:14-16 Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 22nd October – 9:30am – Team C

Scripture notes – 28th Sunday of the Year, B – 14th October 2018

‘What choice do you make as central to your life?’ These questions could describe the theme running through our readings this week. Solomon chooses Wisdom; the Word of God reaches into the heart to reveal what lies there. A young man wants the secret of eternal life, but does not like the answer Jesus gives. Continue reading Scripture notes – 28th Sunday of the Year, B – 14th October 2018

Notices – 7th October

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CAFOD Family Fast Day: Friday 5 October

CAFOD works with poor communities overseas on our behalf, helping them to tackle poverty and injustice. Last Friday was Family Fast Day, please return your CAFOD envelope along with your donation in this weekend’s CAFOD collection. Please also consider giving a regular monthly donation if you can and Gift Aid any donation if you are a tax payer. You can donate online here.

Praying the with the Rosary

A small Faith-sharing group to discover more about the gift of the rosary: where it comes from, the mysteries of the Rosary, how to contemplate and pray with the rosary. Every Sunday through the month of October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/ clairekennedy001@gmail.com

Building Works

Please note there will be no access to the parish office via the presbytery front door over the next week or so as works will begin repairing the steps leading up to the presbytery. Fr Sean’s weekly surgery will take place in the Sacristy on Tuesday with access from the church.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Month of the Holy Souls

In November we remember relatives and friends who have died. Holy Souls lists and envelopes will be available next weekend 13th/14th October.

Calling all young people aged 18-30

There will be an evening of prayer and reflection with Cardinal Vincent on Tuesday, 30th October 2018 from 7pm at Archbishop’s House. The Cardinal will share his reflections from the Synod on Youth and there will be an opportunity for further dialogue. The event is free to attend but registration is required by email to youth@rcdow.org.uk.

Support Action for Kids

Holy Trinity Quiz Night, for Action for Kids, on Friday, 12th October 7:30pm. Tickets £10, includes food. Bring your own drink.

Monthly Draw

It has been decided to postpone the monthly draw for the foreseeable future as the current works to the church exterior has made selling the tickets impractical. Thanks to all our regular supporters and those who contribute to this fundraiser. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings & Secondary School Transfers

Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings and of secondary school Open Days/Evenings are here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.

Concerts at Holy Trinity

Thursdays 8-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Free entry, retiring collection.
11th October – Bloomsbury quartet: string quartet

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 9th October from 5pm-7pm at the Sacristy. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Catechists – There will be a catechists Meeting on Monday, 15th October, 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms, for catechists and those who are interested in becoming a catechist for our First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm. This Mass is celebrated for those members of the parish who died in the past year and an invitation has been sent to their families. If you have lost a member of your family (not necessarily resident in the parish) and would like them remembered at the Mass, please hand a note in to the parish office before 1st November, giving their name and, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). All names will be read out and a candle lit in their memory.

The Bishops of England and Wales – have issued a statement, reflecting on their experiences in Rome last week during their visit ‘Ad limina Apostolorum’. In particular, they write movingly of the time they spent with the Holy Father, and of some of the themes that they explored with him. A copy of this statement is available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand.

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – An Exploration of Amoris Laetitia – An Autumn Faith–Sharing Resource – Sunday 15th October – 19th November. This six-week resource has been produced with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in mind, and is an important contribution to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 15th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Why should we care? – Tuesday evenings – 9th & 16th October, 8:15pm at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. Drawing on the teaching in Pope Francis’ important encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ as we explore how our faith helps us care for what he has called ‘our common home’.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Retreat Day – Saturday, 27th October 2018, 10am-4pm. at St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Led by the Sisters of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. Please bring a packed lunch or something to share. Teas/Coffees/Biscuits provided. Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend as this will probably be the only day of reflection we may have this year. Please hand in your name to the parish secretary.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon & Jim Doyle.

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 who have recently died:
Fr Thomas Patrick Burke RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Agnes, Patrick & Thomas Love RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Nonna Rosetta RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 27: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jennifer Graham-Dillon

TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Alfredo Diaz RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bridie Kearns RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Marilena Rhabani RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER – St Edward the Confessor
9:00am* – MASS – Int.
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. William Carr RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Olga Manzano RIP (2nd Anniv)
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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October – Nena Whitehead

27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st: Genesis 2:18-24; 2nd: Hebrews 2:9-11 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 8th October – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October – Ann Hughes

28TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Wisdom 7:7-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:12-13 Gospel: Mark 10:17-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th October – 9:30am – Team B

Notices – 30th September

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CAFOD Family Fast Day: Friday 5 October

On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us. We are asked to fast, pray and give to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, that people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water. On Family Fast Day (Friday 5 October), CAFOD invites us to eat simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and give the money we save to help people like Longora. Fast Day envelopes are attached to this week’s newsletter. Please return the Fast Day envelope with your donation for next weekend’s CAFOD collection. Please also consider giving a regular monthly donation if you can and to gift aid any donation if you are a tax payer. Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity. We will also be showing a Film that evening on Laudato Si’ 7:30pm in church followed by Frugal Supper in aid of CAFOD in the lower parish. Please note No Holy Hour that evening. You can donate online here.

Praying the with the Rosary

A small Faith-sharing group to discover more about the gift of the rosary: Where it comes from, the mysteries of the Rosary, how to contemplate and pray with the rosary. Every Sunday through the month of October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/ clairekennedy001@gmail.com

Catechists

There will be a catechists Meeting on Monday, 15th October, 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms, for catechists and those who are interested in becoming a catechist for our First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Safeguarding Review

In a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales sent from Rome last week, the bishops announced an entirely independent and comprehensive review of the safeguarding structures that currently operate within the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Importantly, they will seek to ensure that the voices of the victims and survivors of abuse, through the Survivors Advisory Panel established by the NCSC, fully inform the review and its recommendations. Each bishop has decided that he will take steps to set aside time for the purpose of meeting with victims and survivors of clerical abuse who live in his diocese. This will be done in cooperation with the Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator, to assist the bishop in responding in the best possible way to those who speak to him, in his pastoral role as their bishop, of their pain, hurt and anger. You can read the full statement here.

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings & Secondary School Transfers

Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings and of secondary school Open Days/Evenings  are here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.

Concerts at Holy Trinity

Thursdays 8-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Free entry, retiring collection.
4th October – Dominica Feher: violin
11th October – Bloomsbury quartet: string quartet

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 2nd October from 5pm-7pm at the presbytery. This also when school transfer forms will be signed

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – An Exploration of Amoris Laetitia – An Autumn Faith–Sharing Resource – Sunday 15th October – 19th November. This six-week resource has been produced with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in mind, and is an important contribution to our ongoing reception of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia. Booklets will be available from group leaders from week beginning 15th October and will also be available from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – is open to adults interested in learning about the Catholic faith with a view perhaps to becoming Catholic as well as to baptised Catholics who may not have been fully received into the Church and wish to make First Holy Communion or to be Confirmed. Please speak to Fr Sean to find out more. Details of an introductory meeting and how to apply will be announced shortly.

Why should we care? – Tuesday evenings – 2nd, 9th & 16th October, 8:15pm at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. Drawing on the teaching in Pope Francis’ important encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ as we explore how our faith helps us care for what he has called ‘our common home’.

Eucharistic Ministers and Readers Retreat Day – Saturday, 27th October 2018, 10am-4pm. at St John Vianney Church Hall, 386 West Green Road, London N15 3QL. Led by the Sisters of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. Please bring a packed lunch or something to share. Teas/Coffees/Biscuits provided. Readers/ Eucharistic Ministers are asked to attend as this will probably be the only day of reflection we may have this year. Please hand in your name to the parish secretary.

Fr William – Following the fund-raising led by Lesley Pippet, we have heard from Fr William who has sent us thanks, news and pictures about his parish and the Nutrition Centre he helps to manage in the district of Cuamba in Mozambique where the funds you raised were sent. It is worth a read. So far £710 has been raised for the children’s Nutrition Centre in Mozambique. If you would still like to donate, please put your money in an envelope and hand in to Jennifer in the Parish Office. Fundraising closes at the end of September.

Thank God on Friday – St. John Vianney church, West Green would like to invite you to a moment of quiet, singing and adoration every first Friday of the month,7:30-9:00pm. Next date, 5th October – all are welcome!

Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale next weekend 6th/7th October after all Masses.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

Building Works – access to the Church & Parish Rooms – We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the present building works and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parish Census – If you missed completing a registration form over the summer, forms and pens are still available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

Office Desk – in good condition (free) available from the parish office for anyone who likes it. Contact Jennifer at the parish office.

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. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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 who have recently died:
Fr Thomas Patrick Burke RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER – 26th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Pat Faherty RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Maire & Godfrey O’Roarty RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 26: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER – St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eddie Cassidy RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER – The Holy Guardian Angels
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBER – St Francis of Assisi
9:00am* – MASS – Int.

FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP
7:30pm – NO HOLY HOUR – CAFOD FAST DAY FILM SHOW FOLLOWED BY FRUGAL SUPPER

SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rodgers RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 7TH OCTOBER – 27th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Agnes, Patrick & Thomas Love RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Margaret Breheny RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Nonna Rosetta RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Tom Phelan RIP (Anniv)

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER
8:00pm – PADRE PIO meet at 36 Dickenson Road, N8

TUESDAY 2ND OCTOBER
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 4TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 29th September – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th September – Margaret Forkan

26TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th September
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Numbers 11:25-29; 2nd: James James 5:1-6; Gospel: Mark Mark 9:38-43.45.47-48
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Sunday 30th September – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 1st October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 6th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October -Nena Whilthead

27TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 6th/7th October
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st: Genesis 2:18-24; 2nd: Hebrews 2:9-11 Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 8th October – 9:30am – Team A

Scripture notes – 26th Sunday of the Year, B – 30th September 2018

‘Prophesy’ was an important aspect of religion both in the Jewish past and the early days of Christianity. Although a prophet is now thought of as one foretelling the future, the emphasis in Biblical prophecy is on speaking of God’s loving concern for humanity and a call to make the right response. Prophets speak both in warning and consolation. Continue reading Scripture notes – 26th Sunday of the Year, B – 30th September 2018