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“Divine Renovation: From A Maintenance To A Missional Parish” is a best-selling book written by Fr. James Mallon, a priest in the Diocese of Halifax, Canada and published in 2014. It is a wonderful resource and ongoing guide for Parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship who wish to foster a vibrant and dynamic faith life. It’s an opportunity to begin to think about how we can live our mission differently, to rethink our models of parish life and to respond to Pope Francis call for parish renewal and the New Evangelization. If your faith is important to you and would like to explore how to nourish it and proclaim it please do come along on Tuesday night, 25th September, at 7:30pm in the Parish Rooms. If you wish to get a flavour or do a little homework see this youtube link. Fr Sean
Message from Cathy Bruce
A great Big Thank You! to all who attended my farewell Mass and celebration and to everyone for their kind thoughts, words, cards and presents. I have had a wonderful time at St Peter’s over the past 25 years and shall miss you terribly. Special thanks to Fr Sean, Donna and the choir for all their help and support. My contact details are available from the parish office. God Bless Cathy
News and Greetings from Fr William Kiowi in Mozambique
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.
Change to Mass time
Please note on Friday, 28th September Mass will be at 9:30am when St Gildas’ and St Peter’s schools will join us for their school opening Mass.
Feast Days this week
Monday 24th – Our Lady of Walsingham, Thursday 27th – St Vincent de Paul, Saturday 29th – The Archangel Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Open Mornings
Details of our parish schools’ Open Mornings will be published here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.
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/ 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.
Why should we care?
A series of four weekly groups on Tuesday evenings this autumn at Holy Trinity, Granville Road will draw 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’. The first session will be at 8:15pm on Tuesday, 25th September.
Concerts at Holy Trinity
Thursdays 8-9pm at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Free entry, retiring collection.
27th September – Comalli consort: voice and chamber ensemble
4th October – Dominica Feher: violin
11th October – Bloomsbury quartet: string quartet
Secondary School Transfers
Details of schools Open Days/Evenings are published here on the website along with Fr Sean’s dates for signing school forms.
Building Works – access to the Church & Parish Rooms – There will be no access to the Church via the main entrance and to the Parish Rooms via the basement area until further notice. Access to the church will be through the side church door and from there to the Parish Rooms via the Sacristy when the church is open and through the Presbytery if the church closed. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.
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.
The Good Counsel Network – asks you to pray and fast on Friday, 28th September, the vigil of the Feast of St. Michael, for the end of abortion and euthanasia and all attacks on the sanctity of human life. Your prayer and fasting is urgently needed. For information see: http://www.goodcounselnet.co.uk/Prayer-and-Fasting-Days.html
Diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land – The 8th annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Bishop John Wilson, will take place from 21st to 29th November. Come and visit the holy sites, support local Christians and deepen your faith. Galilee, Bethlehem & Jerusalem covered. Full board. Flying BA. Price £1549 per person sharing. Single room and travel insurance extra. For booking forms or more information contact Elizabeth Uwalaka 020 7798 9173 or Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666.
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:
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
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kay Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Cathy Condon RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cleary & McCormack Families
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 25: Daily Prayer – Week 1
MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER – Our Lady of Walsingham
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP (Anniv)
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int.
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Peter Oriogun RIP (Anniv)
THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER – St Vincent de Paul
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
9:30am – SCHOOL OPENING MASS – Int. Doyle Family
7:30pm – Holy Hour
SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER – Ss Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Archangels
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Gillian Murphy
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
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.
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
WEDNESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 28TH SEPEMBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd September – Susan Fleming
25TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd September
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Wisdom 2:12.17-20; 2nd: James 3:16 – 4:3; Gospel: Mark Mark 9:30-37
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone
COUNTING: – Monday 24th September – 9:30am – Team C
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
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
1st: Numbers 11:25-29; 2nd: James James 5:1-6; Gospel: Mark Mark 9:38-43.45.47-48
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