Notices – 29th July – 26th August

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Summer Greetings

We wish all parishioners a happy, restful summer and welcome all who may be visiting at this time.

Building Project

Work began on Monday 13th August and by Wednesday evening the porch superstructure was gone. The photos below show its passing!

Welcome

We welcome Fr Andrew O’Connell, Fr David Stewart, Fr Dushan Croos, & Fr Peter Gallagher & Fr David Ardagh-Walter, who will be supplying whilst Fr Sean is on leave.

During August

Weekday Mass – Monday, 30th July to Friday, 31st August. There will be one Mass each day, Monday to Friday, at 9am during this period. Any changes will be announced by the Priest and put on the notice board as and when they occur.

Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction will not take place on Fridays or Saturdays and will resume on Friday, 31st August & Saturday, 1st September.

Saturday Morning Mass & Confessions – There will be no morning Mass or Confessions on Saturdays. Both will resume on Saturday, 1st September. Please see a priest after Mass if you wish to receive Confession.

Rosary Prayer Group – Please note we will continue to meet throughout August on Tuesdays & Fridays after the morning Mass in church. Gabriella Olaniran

Priest General Surgery – There will be no surgery in August. This will resume on Tuesday 4th September from 5pm-7pm

Special Feasts – The Transfiguration of the Lord – Monday, 6th August. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Wednesday, 15th August (Holy Day of Obligation). Mass at 9am (no evening Mass).

Soup Run – If you are able to help the Soup Run during the 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 Kit at kit.greveson@gmail.com We meet every Saturday at 4pm 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.

Altar Servers – We will still need Altar Servers at Sunday Masses – so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Counting Teams Appeal – We are likely to be short of Counters on Monday mornings during August. Can any Counters who attend Mass on Monday and are able to help that morning please speak to Steve after Mass and find out if they are needed. Thank you.

Ushers & Offertory helpers at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – During the August period when many are away please come forward and assist when needed. Thank You

The July/August rotas for Linen, Planned Giving and Money Counters, Soup Run, Readers/Readings & Eucharistic Ministers, are available online here and at the back of the church on the newsletter stand. Please take a copy. If for any reason you are unable to cover your duty please make alternative arrangements. Thank you.

A fond farewell!

After 25 years of faithful service to the parish Cathy Bruce who leads the Music/Choir at the 9:45am Mass will be leaving us to return to her home town, Salford, Manchester, in the first week of September. There will be no 9am Mass on Saturday, 1st September instead we will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving at 12noon here at St Peter’s followed by a bring and share lunch at Holy Trinity Church (Groves Room) Granville Road, N4. All welcome!

Fr William’s Appeal

News from Fr William who is so grateful for all support will be published on notice boards shortly. Lesley Pippet

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale next weekend 4th/5th August after all Masses. Please check the notice board in the porch for winning tickets.

Other notices

Newsletter – The next issue of the newsletter will be on Sunday, 26th August.

SEEDs – our Saturday Club that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends will next meet on Saturday 1st September, 2-4pm at St Peter-in-Chains School Hall. Hope to see you there! Debbie, Derek, Mary and Kayte 0777 939 4424.

CENSUS – We are asking all parishioners to complete a registration form with the details of their household so that we can make sure that the information we hold is up to date. If you missed completing a form at Mass over recent Sundays – and many thanks to all who did complete one! – forms and pens are available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group – will resume in the autumn term.

Church Cleaners needed urgently – Mondays after the 9am Mass. If you are able to spare an hour or so please come along on Mondays after the morning Mass. Many thanks

Baptisms
July – Congratulations to Alexander Rasuri (8th), Freddy Pearson-Paige (22nd) & Edward Causer (29th)

August – Sunday 26th August – Zac de Silva & Wylder Offer-Readman

Fresh Produce – If anyone has extra veg and or fruit from their garden/allotments, the London Catholic Worker in Mattison Road would greatly appreciate this. Please deliver to Giuseppe Conlon House, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay N4 1BG any day after 5pm. Tel. 0208 348 8212

Will you connect the poor with the powerful? – CAFOD is looking for Catholics in this area to share their faith with their MP. Write 3-4 times a year on a topical issue to support those living in poverty around the world. No experience needed as information will be provided. Online or by post. See www.cafod.org.uk/mpc or contact Tony on 0208-449-6970 or westminster@cafod.org.uk for further information. “Love is civic and political, and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.” – Pope Francis

Summer accommodation in London – Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offers comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website: www.allenhall.org.uk Email: allenhall@rcdow.org.uk Telephone: 020 7349 5600 (option 0).

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, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, 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 recently deceased:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST – 20th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kathleen Lavin (Get well)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Cathleen Malone RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick Scannell RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 20: Daily Prayer – Week 4
MONDAY 20TH AUGUST – St Bernard, Abbot & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bernadette Thomas (Thanksgiving)

TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST – St Pius X, Pope
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Don Griffiths RIP

WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Paulette Bourgeon RIP

THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Constance McCrohan RIP

FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST – St Bartholomew, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – No Holy Hour during August

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST
9:00am* – NO MASS during August
9:30am-10:00am – NO CONFESSIONS during August
9:30am-10:00am – NO EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION during August
6:00pm-6:20pm – NO CONFESSIONS during August
See the priest after Mass if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession

SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST – 21st Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mary & Frank O’Shea RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Elizabeth, Steven & Josif Carey 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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

SUNDAY 29TH JULY
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – Sisters of St Gildas’, 36 Dickenson Road

TUESDAYS IN AUGUST
10:00am – NO LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – Resumes 11th September
5:00pm-7:00pm – NO PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Resumes 4th September

WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY – Resumes 5th September

THURSDAYS 2nd, 9th and 16th AUGUST
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
Thursdays Together will be closed August 23rd, 30th and September 6th.

FRIDAYS IN AUGUST
1:30pm – NO STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove – resumes after Scholl Holidays

Rotas

The August Rotas can be found below.

Summer Rotas – 28th/29th July – 25th/26th August 2018

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Readers

The readers’ rota can be found online here

Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July
17TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: 2 Kings 4:42-44; 2nd: Ephesians 4:1-6; Gospel: John 6:1-15

Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th August
18TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Exodus 16:2-4. 12-15; 2nd: Ephesians 4:17.20-24; Gospel: John 6:24-35

Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th August
19TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: 1 Kings 19:4-8; 2nd: Ephesians 4:30-5:2; Gospel: John 6:41-51

Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th August
20TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Proverbs 9:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 5:15-20; Gospel: John 6:51-58

Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August
21ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Readings: 1st: Joshua 24:1-2.15-18; 2nd: Ephesians 5:21-32; Gospel: John 6:60-69

Eucharistic Ministers

Altar Linen

Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July – Nena Whitehead
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th August – Ann Hughes
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th August – Theresa Quinn
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th August – Susan Fleming
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August – Margaret Forkan

Soup Run

Saturday 28th July – Team C
Saturday 4th August – Team D
Saturday 11th August – Team A
Saturday 18th August – Team B
Saturday 25th August – Team C
Saturday 1st September – Team D

Counting

Monday 30th July – Team C
Sunday/Monday 5th/6th August – Team D
Monday 13th August – Team A
Sunday/Monday 19th/20th August – Team B
Monday 27th August – Team C
Sunday/Monday 2nd/3rd September – Team D

Notices – 15th July

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Hope Together

Recent news reports have highlighted the increase in violence affecting young people across London. Are you wondering how you can respond? Is there a way that together we can make a difference? Courtyard, part of the Catholic charity Million Minutes, presents ‘Hope Together’. These gatherings offer an opportunity to explore the issues and discuss our potential response in supporting our local young people. There are two opportunities to attend: Monday 16th July 7-9pm, St Mellitus, Finsbury Park, N4 3AG or Saturday 28th July 2-4pm, our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George, Enfield, EN2 6DS. For more information and to register online search ‘million minutes eventbrite’

Parish Census

Even if you have completed one in the past, we are asking every parish household to fill in a registration form so that we can make sure our parish database contains up to date information. Our thanks go to all the people who completed a registration form last weekend and we would ask everyone who has not done so already to fill one in and return it after Mass today. Forms and pens are available on each bench. Thank you.

School Leavers Mass

St Gildas’ School Leavers Mass (Year 6) – Friday, 20th July, 9:30am. Please note time of Mass and also that whole school will be attending. All welcome!

End of Term

St Gildas’ & St Peter’s Schools break for the summer holiday this Friday, 20th July at 2pm. We wish all members of staff, governors and children a very happy and restful summer.

Alleluia  Alleluia  Alleluia

Sister Margaret Begley would like to extend her great gratitude to all those very generous donors who sponsored her for the Great Deanery Church Walk. In total we collected £2661.35 for St Peter’s Development Fund. Well Done!

Soup Run

Holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late 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 Kit at kit.greveson@gmail.com We meet every Saturday at 4pm 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.

We are also running low on tuna fish and sweetcorn. If you are able to buy a tin (or a stack of 4), it will be greatly appreciated. Please leave in box at back of church. NB: we do not need any tea at present but coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham are always well received. Thank you.

Altar Servers

During the school holiday period we will still need servers at Sunday Masses so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents would take home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – The next date for seeing Fr Sean without an appointment will be Tuesday 17th July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Parish Draw – July Results – 1st 84, 2nd 79 & 3rd 131 (Orange A97MSN6V)

We are looking for someone to sell draw tickets at 7pm mass on the first Sunday of each month. Not a difficult job but one that brings in a little extra income for the parish and a small gain for 3 parishioners. Contact Kit on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138582 / kit.greveson@gmail.com Thank you

Follow your ART in the Parish – Discover your inner creative spirit, get engaged with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through art and beauty. (Re)Learn to see the world, the Creation, your life and those of others with new eyes. This project aims to develop your inner creative spirit with several exercises to unlock your artistic skills; to help you to gain self-confidence. The group is once a week on Thursday evenings. Other times may be considered. For more information contact Ruben – rubenelferreira@gmail.com or visit the website http://rubenelferreira.wixsite.com/rubenferreira. Monthly fee £60 – most of the materials supplied.

Fr William Kiowi – Thank you! – to all who kindly donated to Fr William’s appeal. We raised £530.00. Please be assured the funds will go directly to the Consolate Priests’ bank account with no deductions for administration and all is legitimate. I am sure Father William will be acknowledging this wonderful gift shortly. Lesley Pippet

St Peter-in-Chains RC School Vacancy – Temporary cleaner required for the summer holidays in St Peter-in-Chains School – Hours of work Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm from 23rd July-3rd August. Hourly rate £10.44. For further information please contact Head teacher Miss Falvey on 020 8340 6789. Details are also available on the notice board outside the church.

Adoremus – National Eucharistic CongressThe National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at http://unbouncepages.com/adoremus2018/ For information, contact adoremus@rcdow.org.uk or http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage. Prayer cards are available at the back of the church.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Apostleship of the Sea £338.99. 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, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, 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 recently deceased:
Cathy Condon RIP (Mary Donnelly’s mother)

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 15TH JULY – 15th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Janette Adams (Birthday)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Eugene Buckley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marko Laughlin
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 15: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 16TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Gallinari RIP

TUESDAY 17TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Billy Cullen RIP

THURSDAY 19TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen McEnery RIP

FRIDAY 20TH JULY
9:30am* – MASS – St Gildas’ School Year 6 Leavers Mass Int. Frank Hennighen RIP
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 21ST JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Bridget
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 22ND JULY – 16th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David & Susan Fleming
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. James Nugent 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 17TH JULY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 19TH JULY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 20TH JULY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove resumes after Scholl Holidays

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July – Susan Fleming

15TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Amos 7:12-15; 2nd: Ephesians 1:3-14; Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 16th July – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st July – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July – Margaret Forkan

16TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Jeremiah 23:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 2:13-18; Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anthony Cecile, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 22nd July – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 23rd July – 9:30am – Team B

Notices 8th July

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Schools Summer Fair

The Friends of St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Schools will be holding their annual Summer Fair on Sunday, 8th July from 12-3:00pm. This is the main fund-raising event of the year, please come along and support our schools and join in the fun. There will be lots of fun things to do, including crazy sand, bouncy slide, tombola’s…Together with plenty of BBQ and homemade food, entertainment and refreshments. The entrance will be via the gate in Tregaron Avenue. All welcome!

Apostleship of the Sea

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Donation envelopes and Prayer cards are available on the newsletter stand. Thank you. To donate online please visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk

Parish Census

The recent massive publicity around the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has reminded us of the importance and requirement for organisations to maintain the personal data they hold about people. For this reason, we are asking all parishioners to complete a census form so that we can bring our parish database up to date. Forms and pens are available on the ends of benches. Please complete a form for your household while you are in church today and hand it in as you leave. The form contains an important statement on data privacy and how we handle your information so please take time to read it. Thank you.

Hope Together

Recent news reports have highlighted the increase in violence affecting young people across London. Are you wondering how you can respond? Is there a way that together we can make a difference? Courtyard, part of the Catholic charity Million Minutes, presents ‘Hope Together’. These gatherings offer an opportunity to explore the issues and discuss our potential response in supporting our local young people. There are two opportunities to attend: Monday 16th July 7-9pm, St Mellitus, Finsbury Park, N4 3AG or Saturday 28th July 2-4pm, our Lady of Mount Carmel & St George, Enfield, EN2 6DS. For more information and to register online search ‘million minutes eventbrite’

Soup Run

Holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late 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 Kit at kit.greveson@gmail.com We meet every Saturday at 4pm 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.

We are also running low on tuna fish and sweetcorn. If you are able to buy a tin (or a stack of 4), it will be greatly appreciated. Please leave in box at back of church. NB: we do not need any tea at present but coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham are always well received. Thank you.

Parish Draw

July Results – 1st 84, 2nd 79 & 3rd 131 (Orange A97MSN6V)

We are looking for someone to sell draw tickets at 7pm mass on the first Sunday of each month. Not a difficult job but one that brings in a little extra income for the parish and a small gain for 3 parishioners. Contact Kit on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138582 / kit.greveson@gmail.com Thank you

Other notices

Priest Surgery – The next date for seeing Fr Sean without an appointment will be Tuesday 10th July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Follow your ART in the Parish – Discover your inner creative spirit, get engaged with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through art and beauty. (Re)Learn to see the world, the Creation, your life and those of others with new eyes. This project aims to develop your inner creative spirit with several exercises to unlock your artistic skills; to help you to gain self-confidence. The group is once a week on Thursday evenings. Other times may be considered. For more information contact Ruben – rubenelferreira@gmail.com or visit the website http://rubenelferreira.wixsite.com/rubenferreira. Monthly fee £60 – most of the materials supplied.

Fr William Kiowi – final week of appeal – Many will remember Fr William who helped in Fr David’s time. I had an email from Fr William – now a parish priest in Mozambique serving in a poor rural area. He is responsible with a local nun in a feeding programme for the local children. They are presently £500 short for the programme for the next few months and he asked me if I could find some support from our parish. Presently we have a lot of fundraising requests but if anyone could donate £5 cash I will arrange a bank transfer. If you can support may I ask you to place your offering in an envelope with my name and hand into the parish office over the next two weeks. Be assured the funds go directly to the Consolate priests bank account so no deductions for administration and all is legitimate. Many thanks Lesley Pippet

Altar Servers – We all have a unique mission in the World. Some of us are called by God, for a specific role in the Church. If you feel that you would like to serve Jesus more closely, be a part of our Sunday Mass and Holy Days Celebrations in a different way, and help people celebrating their Faith and get closer to God, you can join our group of Altar Servers! For applications contact Ruben (rubenelferreira@gmail.com) or Father Sean in the next two weeks. Support will be given and training provided.

Adoremus – National Eucharistic CongressThe National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at http://unbouncepages.com/adoremus2018/ For information, contact adoremus@rcdow.org.uk or http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage. Prayer cards are available at the back of the church.

The Passage Annual Garden Party – “Please support the excellent work which The Passage does for homeless people in central London, by attending The Passage Annual Garden Party in the beautiful and historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey on Friday, 13th July 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets at £45 each, include wine, soft drinks, buffet supper and live music. There will be a raffle and charity auction. Tickets are available from Eventbrite or call The Passage 020 7592 1856. It will not be possible to purchase tickets at the Abbey. All proceeds in aid of The Passage.”

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, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, 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 recently deceased:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 8TH JULY – 14th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Jude Byrne
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Michael Forkan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Patrick & Margaret Kelly RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 14: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 9TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. James Pender RIP

TUESDAY 10TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Prendergast Family

WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY – St Benedict – Abbot, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Patricia RIP

THURSDAY 12TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brigid Murphy RIP

FRIDAY 13TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS Int. Marie Brenan RIP
7:30pm – MASS Int. No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 14TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Isaac Phillips RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 15TH JULY – 15th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Janette Adams (Birthday)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Eugene Buckley RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marko Laughlin
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 10TH JULY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 11TH JULY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 12TH JULY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 6TH JULY
1:30pm (term time only) – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 7th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July – Theresa Quinn

14TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 7th/8th July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2:23-24; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Gospel: Mark Mark 6:1-6
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 8th July – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 9th July – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 14th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July – Susan Fleming

15TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 14th/15th July
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Amos 7:12-15; 2nd: Ephesians 1:3-14; Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Sam Carson, Theresa Pisapia
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 16th July – 9:30am – Team A

SEEDs joins Faith and Light – March 2017

Our parish SEEDs community has now become part of the international family of Faith and Light. These photos by Kayte Brimacombe show us with some of their members who travelled from many different parts of the UK to be with us earlier this month.

It was a very memorable and happy afternoon and there was a wonderful spirit of being at one with each other.

SEEDs meets at St Peter in Chains Infant school hall every first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm – everyone welcome! We are particularly grateful to all the volunteers who help, including the parish Confirmation Group.

Secondary School Transfers

Secondary Schools Open Days/Evenings – Further details are available on the church notice board.

Signing School Forms – Fr Sean will be available on Tuesday, 25th October, 3:00pm-7:00pm. Please note that this is the final date Fr Sean will be available before the deadline to submit applications of 31st October.

Please bring your child’s baptismal certificate along with your application form.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 photos

Sister Margaret Corbett RIP

This is the text of the tribute to Sister Margaret given at her funeral on 29th January 2016 by Sister Joan.

Sister MargaretMargaret was born in Ireland in1930 and left her home town in Gort, County Galway 20 years later in order to follow her desire to become a Religious Sister. This desire became a reality when she made her First Profession in 1952 with The Sisters of St Gildas in France. On her return to England she studied for a teaching diploma and taught for several years in our schools in Somerset and London.

In the early 60,s Margaret embraced Vatican 2 wholeheartedly. She heard the cry of the poor and that famous quote from Gaudiem et Spes.

“The joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the people of our time, especially of those who are poor or afflicted, are the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish of the followers of Christ as well. Nothing that is genuinely human fails to find an echo in their hearts.”

From then on Margaret’s, spirituality was being fully human and being involved in humanity and finding God there.

So she asked to leave teaching in our private schools and studied to become a social worker and when qualified she worked first in Birmingham and later joined the Crusade of Rescue in the Westminster Diocese. This entailed a great deal of travelling all over London and the Home Counties helping young pregnant women who were alone and facing difficult decisions. This work also involved working with young couples wanting to adopt children.

On retirement Margaret became more actively involved in the parish as a member of the parish and the deanery team. She worked on the RCIA programme. She had groups of young mothers, who having dropped off their children to school met together to share the Scriptures in view of helping their children grow in faith. Margaret enjoyed going into the Infant school to read with the young children. She was also very committed in the Justice and Peace Movement and represented the congregation at diocesan level. One of her great joys was the Padre-Pio group which she continued to organize until quite recently.

Remember this was her retirement but she still had so much energy to give, so she enrolled in a course to qualify for massage with the principal intention of ministering to people who did not have the means to avail of this service. So she went along to Crisis at Christmas for some years where she washed and massaged the feet of many homeless people. Margaret was unstoppable.

Of course we must not forget her great love of animals, cats, dogs, you name them ,she loved them, and could often be seen walking the dogs of our neighbours. She knew them all by name.

During her long life Margaret had such a good influence on so many people and I am sure that many of you here today will have your own memories of her and your own reasons for gratitude. She had so many gifts and was always so willing to share them.

I would like to end with a quote from Matthew 25 v 34 -36 because these words were the reality of Margaret’s daily living.
“I was hungry and you fed me. Thirsty and you gave me a drink.
I was a stranger and you received me in your home.
Naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you took care of me.”

Jesus has truly said to her
“Come Margaret, welcome home my good and faithful friend”