Notices – 28th May

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Priest Training Fund

This weekend’s retiring collection is for the Priest Training Fund. The Fund helps pay for the training of seminarians (we currently have 39), the education of priests for special ministries, and ongoing enrichment to strengthen priests. Your gifts help ensure we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives serving the Church. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and take home a prayer card. If you do not have a donation leaflet, they are still some available at the back of the church. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Bishops encourage Catholics to vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter on the forthcoming general election. The letter is an encouragement to all Catholics to play an active part in the election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. The letter lays out broad principles to guide our thinking in the run-up to the election, taken from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. Copies of the letter are available at the Newsletter stand or you can read or download the letter here.

Help us make a noise!

The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!

The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk

In a week’s time on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May, by popular request, we will be repeating the walk around all six parishes of the deanery. You are very welcome to join us for all or part of the walk and to collect sponsorships for a particular charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. For St Peter’s parishioners, this could be fund raiser for our Porch and Parish Rooms projects! We hope for a good turnout from each parish. It may well become an annual event. At 9:15am we will depart from St Francis De Sales, Tottenham to St Paul’s, Wood Green from where we will depart at 10:30am via Alexandra Palace Park for a 12noon Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Muswell, Muswell Hill followed by packed lunches in the parish hall or visit to a local cafe. Departing at 1:30pm via the panoramic Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 2:45pm (via Mount View Road and Woodlands Park Road) for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4pm we depart for the final walk, via Chestnuts Park to arrive for Evening Prayer in St Ignatius, Stamford Hill at 5:15pm. Refreshments and washroom facilities will be available at each parish. Do sign up on the form at the back of church if you are interested and take a sponsorship form. Any enquiries to muswellhill@rcdow.org.uk and see poster on notice board.

SEEDs

Our group that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends, meets on the first Saturday of every month and our next meeting is on Saturday 3rd June, 2-4pm at St Peter- in- Chains Infant School Hall. Looking forward to seeing you.

Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer – 25th May – 4th June 2017. Cardinal Vincent is supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury in his call to Christians to join a wave of prayer across the UK and around the world – praying that people you know might come to know Jesus. Prayer leaflets are available at the back of the church, please also see info on the noticeboard outside the church.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 30th May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Tombola prizes needed – SEEDs will be running a tombola stall at the Crouch End Festival, on the Town Hall Green, on Saturday, 10 June, 10am – 5pm. Please bring childrens’ or adults’ prizes (bottles, unused gifts, nice things) to the parish office in advance and sign up at the back of the church or phone Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424) if you could spare an hour or two on the rota. Everyone welcome. Please help!

Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale next weekend 3rd/4th June after all Masses.

New Readers needed – We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. This is a great way to contribute to the work of the parish. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at h.helmer@virginmedia.com or calling 07905-768497.

Pilgrimage to Poland – A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

First Holy Communion photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from their First Holy Communion Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family who provided an email address with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from the Confirmation Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email Andrew Wiard at andrew@reportphotos.com

The General Election – Which Way Forward? – All welcome to an informative, lively evening on how, as Christians, we might respond to the issues surrounding the General Election. At Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH on Monday, 5th June at 6:45pm. See notice board for further details.

St John Vianney Prayer Mission – 10th -18th June. A week of Prayer and Reflection on our road to Emmaus. Details are available on notice board outside the church.

Pope asks for feedback from young Catholics – ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has written to the Church asking young people, aged 16 – 29, to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms, ahead of the next Synod on the theme of youth and vocation. For the first time, young people will be able to respond directly using an online survey, further revealing the Pope’s aim to make us a listening Church. We also should be a listening parish and would like invite our own young Catholics – practising or not – to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms with us as well. This should be led by young people and so, if this interests you and you have ideas on how we could best go about it and who we should contact, please speak to Fr Sean or email webadmin@stpeterinchains.com. Thank you.

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. CAFOD Boxes – Please return your box to the parish office or hand it in to the sacristy.

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:
Christian Overall, 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, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Baby Dilan, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre & Grace Taylor.

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.

Those reecently deceased:
Peter Wims & Christy Jordan.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Carey RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cavaciuti Family (Deceased)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carlos Avanzi (Sick)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 3

MONDAY 29TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Doherty RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Thanksgiving Mass for Our Lady

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 2017 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Joel Maitre (Sick)

THURSDAY 1ST JUNE 2017 – St Justin, Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

FRIDAY 2ND JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 2017 – St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Domingos Joao RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 4TH JUNE 2017 – Pentecost (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Peggy Cronin 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 28TH MAY
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8

MONDAY 29TH MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B

TUESDAY 30TH MAY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY

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

FRIDAY 2ND JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 3RD JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM B – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM B

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27th/28th May 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord (A)

LINEN ROTA: Margaret Forkan

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Acts 1:1-11; 2nd – Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

3rd 4th June 2017 – Pentecost (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Acts 2:1-11; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13; Gospel – John 20:19-23
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale

Notices – 21st May

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Priest Training Fund

The annual collection for the Priest Training Fund will take place next weekend 27th/28th May. The fund helps pay for training seminarians (there are currently 39), further studies by our priests for specialised ministries, and for ongoing enrichment to strengthen priests. Your generous donation helps ensure we can support these men who are called to be like Christ the Good Shepherd. Donations leaflets are attached to the newsletter. Please take one home, read the information, and bring it back next weekend with your donation. Please also pray for vocations; please take a prayer card for vocations and pray it daily. You can donate online at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations

Ascent Group – 30 Years Celebration

We congratulate our parish Ascent Group as it celebrates its 30th birthday this week with a special Mass on Tuesday, 23rd May at 10:30am to which all are welcome. Special thanks to Gabriella Olaniran our group’s dedicated leader. The UK Ascent movement, now known as ‘Life Ascending’, grew from French roots, was inspired, from the first translation of the French ‘La Vie Montante’ handbook in 1979, to enable those in later life to meet, enjoy one another’s friendship, to value their wisdom and knowledge and to spiritually nourish them. Ascent Group aims are threefold: Spirituality, Friendship and Mission. These are embodied in each meeting but it is up to the group to decide how to interpret the aims. As long as the meeting contains each of these elements, then this is all that matters. Our group usually meets every 2 weeks – check the Diary.

Confirmation & First Holy Communion Banners

Parishioners have asked where the beautiful banners for our recent celebrations have come from. They were made by Eileen Gurman, a very good friend and neighbour of Kit Greveson, and this collaboration has produced what you see in our church today. We are very grateful to Eileen for her expertise and support of our parish as well as to Kit and Gordon.

The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk

In a week’s time on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May, by popular request, we will be repeating the walk around all six parishes of the deanery. You are very welcome to join us for all or part of the walk and to collect sponsorships for a particular charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. For St Peter’s parishioners, this could be fund raiser for our Porch and Parish Rooms projects! We hope for a good turnout from each parish. It may well become an annual event. At 9:15am we will depart from St Francis De Sales, Tottenham to St Paul’s, Wood Green from where we will depart at 10:30am via Alexandra Palace Park for a 12noon Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Muswell, Muswell Hill followed by packed lunches in the parish hall or visit to a local cafe. Departing at 1:30pm via the panoramic Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 2:45pm (via Mount View Road and Woodlands Park Road) for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4pm we depart for the final walk, via Chestnuts Park to arrive for Evening Prayer in St Ignatius, Stamford Hill at 5:15pm. Refreshments and washroom facilities will be available at each parish. Do sign up on the form at the back of church if you are interested and take a sponsorship form. Any enquiries to muswellhill@rcdow.org.uk and see poster on notice board.

Bishops’ encourage Catholics to vote

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter on the forthcoming general election. The letter is an encouragement to all Catholics to play an active part in the election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. The letter lays out broad principles to guide our thinking in the run-up to the election, taken from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. You can read or download the letter here.

Election Hustings for Carers

The Crouch End carers coffee morning will be hosting a hustings for our local MP candidates next Thursday 25 May, 10.30 – 12 noon, at Abide church hall, 145 Park Road, N8 8JN – next door to the Pool and Leisure Centre. Doors open 10am. With questions on carers’ issues including changes to social care, and the impact of reduced local services for people with disabilities, the elderly and carers.

Candidates to include Catherine West (Labour), Dawn Barnes (LibDem) Helen Spiby-Vann (Christian Alliance), Nimco Ali (women’s equality party), Sam Hall (Green Party).

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 23rd May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

First Holy Communion

Photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from their First Holy Communion Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Prayer Sponsors – Now that this year’s programme has concluded, we would like to thank each member of the Parish who volunteered to be a personal Prayer Sponsor, praying each day for one of our 42 children while they prepared for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Confirmation photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family who provided an email address with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from the Confirmation Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email Andrew Wiard at andrew@reportphotos.com

New Readers needed – We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. This is a great way to contribute to the work of the parish. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at h.helmer@virginmedia.com or calling 07905-768497.

Pilgrimage to Poland – A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Oscar Romero: His life and Legacy – In the centenary year of Romero’s birth, hear his story and legacy from a man who knew him personally, Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust – Thursday 25th May, Lady Chapel, St Albans Cathderal, 8:00pm-9.30pm £6 (free to full-time students)

The General Election – Which Way Forward? – All welcome to an informative lively evening on how, as Christians, we might respond to the issues surrounding the General Election. At Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH on Monday, 5th June at 6:45pm. See notice board for further details.

St John Vianney Prayer Mission – 10th -18th June. A week of Prayer and Reflection on our road to Emmaus. Details are available on notice board outside the church.

Pope asks for feedback from young Catholics – ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has written to the Church asking young people, aged 16 – 29, to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms, ahead of the next Synod on the theme of youth and vocation. For the first time, young people will be able to respond directly using an online survey, further revealing the Pope’s aim to make us a listening Church. We also should be a listening parish and would like invite our own young Catholics – practising or not – to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms with us as well. This should be led by young people and so, if this interests you and you have ideas on how we could best go about it and who we should contact, please speak to Fr Sean or email webadmin@stpeterinchains.com. Thank you.

Parish Monthly Draw – with our Confirmation and First Holy Communion celebrations, May’s monthly draw was cancelled. The next draw will take place in June and raffle tickets will be sold on 3rd/4th June.

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. CAFOD Boxes – Please return your box to the parish office or hand it in to the sacristy.

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:
Christian Overall, 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, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Baby Dilan, Mike Coombes & Joel Maitre.

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.

Those reecently deceased:
Peter Wims & Christy Jordan.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 21ST MAY 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tommy Buckley RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Beryl Helsby RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Nora Shaw RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 2

MONDAY 22ND MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Brenda O’Neil RIP

TUESDAY 23RD MAY 2017
10:30am – MASS – Int. Ascent Group

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Moore RIP

THURSDAY 25TH MAY 2017 – St Bede the Venerable,
Priest & Doctor

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Judith Gomes RIP

FRIDAY 26TH MAY 2017 – St Philip Neri, Priest
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Nuala Cassidy RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017 – St Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 28TH MAY 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Carey RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cavaciuti Family (Deceased)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carlos Avanzi (Sick)

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

MONDAY 22ND MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM A

TUESDAY 23RD MAY
10:30am – ASCENT GROUP 30 YEAR MASS
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

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

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

FRIDAY 26TH MAY
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 27TH MAY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM D – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM D

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20th/21st May 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)

LINEN ROTA: Susan Fleming

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st – Acts 8:5-8.14-17; 2nd – 1 Peter 3:15-18; Gospel – John 14:15-21
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

27th/28th May 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Acts 1:1-11; 2nd – Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

Notices – 14th May

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First Holy Communion

On Sunday we welcome First Holy Communion children and their families.

At 9:45am Mass, Ronan Conneally-Gordon, Lily Desai, James (Jimmy) Flanigan, Moira Gilroy, Maximilien Hill, Helena Jankowiak, Ruaridh Kennedy, Sóirse Metrustry-Fox, Gregory McGuire & Alessia Whitaker.

At 11:30am Family Mass, Nevarsana Anthonymuttu, Oliver Beardall Ainz, Liam Burke, Liam Carey, Freddie Hopkins, Alex-William (Alex) Jean-Marain, Paul Kammermeier, Shameiah Nanton, Eoghan Soodoo-Cecile & Kierann Taj Cahani. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

Thank you to our Catechists – for their hard work, effort and commitment in preparing our children.

Normal Mass time resumes – Please note the Family Mass reverts to the normal time of 11:15am from next Sunday, 21st May.

“We think our School is amazing”

Come and see for yourself on Wednesday 17th May from 6pm-8pm when St Peter-in-Chains Infant School is holding its Annual Open Evening. This is an opportunity to look around St Peter’s and see what we have to offer. There will be guided tours, teachers and governors on hand as well as delicious refreshments. We look forward seeing you on the evening.

New Readers needed!

We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. This is a great way to contribute to the work of the parish. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at h.helmer@virginmedia.com or calling 07905-768497.

Migrants Mass

The annual Migrants’ Mass in honour of St Joseph the Worker takes place Saturday, 20th May at St Antony of Padua, Forest Gate, E7 9QB. Hosted by the Diocese of Brentwood, the Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Alan Williams SM. Banners assemble at 10:30am on the Priory Lawn; Mass begins at 11am.

Trinity Concert

This year’s Trinity Concert will take place on Saturday, 20th May in Holy Trinity Church at 7:30pm. Funds raised will support the work of MIND in Haringey. Admission by programme – suggested donation £8.

Marian devotions

Sunday, 21st May at 2:30pm-4:00pm. Please bring a flower to decorate Our Lady’s shrine. Lesley Pippet

Parish Draw

As last weekend was so busy with our Confirmation and First Holy Communion celebrations, it was decided to cancel May’s monthly draw. The next draw will take place in June and raffle tickets will be sold on 3rd/4th June.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 16th May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Pilgrimage to Poland – A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Sponsored Walk in aid of St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre – the diocesan centre supporting people with learning difficulties – Join us for a Sponsored Walk from Our Lady of Lourdes Church to Arnos Grove on Sunday, 21st May 2017, 2:00pm. Meet at the Church, 373 Bowes Road, New Southgate, N11 (200 yards right from Arnos Grove tube). Contact Maggie on 020 8202 3999 for further details and to obtain a sponsorship form. Further details are also available on the noticeboard outside the church.

School Meals Supervisory Assistant – required as soon as possible for 1.5 hrs per day – 7.5 hrs per week x 40 weeks per year – (term time only) at St Peter-in-Chains Infant School. Salary £11.79 per hour. Closing date 22:05:17 Interviews week beginning 05-06-17. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church or visit the school website at stpeterinchainsrc.co.uk

St Ignatius College seeks RE Teacher – St Ignatius College is a Jesuit community committed to the spiritual, personal and academic development of each individual: the formation of the whole person. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic Ofsted rated ‘good’ school where all can thrive and staff are highly valued. We offer excellent personalised CPD and career progression. The successful candidate will join a friendly high achieving department, be hard-working, flexible and will enjoy working collaboratively to secure the best possible outcomes for students. GCSE results in in RE last year were 80% A*-C. This is a full time, permanent post, September 2017 start with the possibility of responsibility for the right candidate. For further details please contact Mrs J Denny on 01992 717 835 extn. 206 or email recruitment@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – The date of the ride has changed and is now confirmed for Thursday 22nd June to Sunday 25th June. The 2015 sponsored cycle ride from Yeovil to celebrate the 100 years since the nuns founded St Gildas’ Catholic Junior School raised £27,000 for the new playground. To raise more funds for both our schools we’re planning to ride the 444km back from the small village Saint-Gildas-des-Bois in France where the Yeovil nuns originally came from. If you’d like to ride or if you can drive the support van in France and/or in the UK please contact stgildasonehundred@gmail.com. Thank you!

Brightlights Festival – is an annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 16-30) taking place 23rd – 26th June in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle in Staffordshire. Come and join us for a weekend of live music from artists including One Hope Project and Guvna B. To journey together in Faith through liturgy and worship. And to hear stimulating input to discover the possibilities of living life: UNLIMITED. To find out more information or book tickets and a coach space, visit our website: brightlights.org.uk, call 0300 075 0115 or find us on social media: T/FB/IG: BLFestival

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

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

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overall, 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, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Kris Durasamy, Baby Dilan & Mike Coombes

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.

Those reecently deceased:
Christy Jordan who passed away last Wednesday at the age of 10, please pray for the family at this very sad time.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Rena Lule

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 1

MONDAY 15TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP

TUESDAY 16TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria McGinn (Sick)

WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 18TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Phyllis Williams RIP

FRIDAY 19TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Hogan & Family
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Nalubowa RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 21ST MAY 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tommy Buckley RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Beryl Helsby RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Nora Shaw 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 14TH MAY
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM D – Presbytery

MONDAY 15TH MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM D

TUESDAY 16TH MAY
10:00am – ASCENT GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 17TH MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

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

FRIDAY 19TH MAY
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 20TH MAY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM C – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM C

Rotas

13th/14th May 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)

LINEN ROTA: Theresa Quinn

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – Acts 6:1-7; 2nd – 1 Peter 2:4-9; Gospel – John 14:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez

20th/21st May 2017 – 6th Sunday of Easter (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st – Acts 8:5-8.14-17; 2nd – 1 Peter 3:15-18; Gospel – John 14:15-21
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

Notices – 7th May

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Confirmation

Congratulations to our Confirmation candidates who complete their initiation into full membership of the Church this weekend – Elton Addae-Mensah, Savannah Ademola, Mary Amroliwala, Ross Bergin, Alexander Entwistle, Emma Fidler, Maximilian (Max) Gagnier, Ellie Hartigan, Denis Hasko, Ava Hernandez Taylor, Corinna Kenny, Joseph Namata, Dillon Pilkington-Wright, Jordan Sackey, Nicholas Walsh. We pray that the Holy Spirit will fill them all with love for their neighbours and guide them on their journey in faith. Please keep them, their sponsors and families in your thoughts.

Thank you to the Catechists who have worked with our candidates to prepare them for the Sacrament they received this weekend; thanks to the Confirmation candidates for their commitment to the programme and to their chosen charity SEEDs. Thanks also to Bishop John Sherrington for coming this weekend to celebrate and administer the sacrament to our candidates.

First Holy Communion

On Sunday we welcome our First Holy Communion children and their families.

At 9:45am Mass, George Armstrong, Aimée Bolton, Hugh Buchanan Lily Burgaretta, Alfie Collier Alexander (Alex) Gascoigne, Holly Gibbons, Alexander (Alex) Ritchie , Axel Tallner, Líadan Tucker and Augustine (August) Wieczorek.

At 11:30am Family Mass, Alfred (Fredi) Blake, Klara Dzivenu, Beau Gallagher, Cassius Gallagher Maisie-Roma (Maisie) Lusardi, Chidiebube (Divine) Oguh, Ema Okuneva, Amelia Owczarczyk, Maeve Robertson, Rosie Mae Stringer and Heidi Whelan. Please keep the children and their families in your prayers.

First Holy Communion Masses will also be celebrated next Sunday, 14th May, at 9:45am and 11:30am. Please note change of time of the Family Mass. For details of Rehearsals/Alb collection refer to letter given out at parents’ meeting.

Pilgrimage to Poland

A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 9th May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Preparing for the Sacraments – See the Diary section for times & information.

Parish Draw – tickets will be on sale this weekend 6th/7th May after all Masses.

Parish Finance Committee – Our accounts for the first quarter of the year show a slight drop in regular Sunday income compared with a year ago. The main expenditure in recent months has been on professional fees and services related to the porch and parish room projects amounting to £34,597 to date. The building works are out to tender and, of 4 companies approached, we expect to receive costs from 2. Fr Sean has approached the diocese about funding and fund-raising for the project and is awaiting responses. The issues raised in the recent annual Health and Safety inspections are being assessed. Those not addressed through the building works will be prioritised for suitable action.

Paper £5 notes – can no longer be used after Friday 5th May. We therefore ask everyone not to use the old notes from this date in the collection, wall safes or to pay for votive candles. Please do not offer them for Parish Draw tickets, Mass stipends or any other payments. Thank you.

Message from Maria Mullally – Thank you to all parishioners who prayed for Marcella during her illness and a “Big Thank You” to all parishioners who came to Marcella’s funeral, for your sympathy cards, calling to the house, messages and Holy Mass offerings. I will never forget your kindness, may God & his Blessed Mother bless all of you.

Fr Charles Owen RIP – There will be a Memorial Mass for Fr Charles on Monday, 8th May, 6:30pm at St Joseph’s Highgate.

Quiz evening – A Quiz Evening in aid of Action for Kids will take place in the Groves Room at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, on Friday, 12th May at 7:30pm. Admission is £8 to include supper.

May Procession at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden – Join the pilgrims at the London Shrine of Our Lady, praying for the Capital and our Diocese walking through the streets of NW10 on Sunday, 14th May at 3:30pm. Preacher, Abbot Hugh Allan O.Praem. See noticeboard

Trinity Concert – This year’s Trinity Concert will take place on Saturday, 20th May in Holy Trinity Church at 7:30pm. Funds raised will support the work of MIND in Haringey. Admission by programme – suggested donation £8.

Marian devotions – at St Peter-in-Chains Church – Sunday, 21st May at 2:30pm-4:00pm. Please bring a flower to decorate Our Lady’s shrine. Lesley Pippet

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – The date of the ride has changed and is now confirmed for Thursday 22nd June to Sunday 25th June. The 2015 sponsored cycle ride from Yeovil to celebrate the 100 years since the nuns founded St Gildas’ Catholic Junior School raised £27,000 for the new playground. To raise more funds for both our schools we’re planning to ride the 444km back from the small village Saint-Gildas-des-Bois in France where the Yeovil nuns originally came from. If you’d like to ride or if you can drive the support van in France and/or in the UK please contact stgildasonehundred@gmail.com. Thank you!

Holy Land Pilgrimage – You are invited to join the 7th Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington. 31st October to 7th November. Price: Full board £1535 pp sharing; £370 single room supplement. Contact Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth Uwalaka Pilgrimage Administrator 020 7798 9173 for information and booking forms.

Brightlights Festival – is an annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 16-30) taking place 23rd – 26th June in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle in Staffordshire. Come and join us for a weekend of live music from artists including One Hope Project and Guvna B. To journey together in Faith through liturgy and worship. And to hear stimulating input to discover the possibilities of living life: UNLIMITED. To find out more information or book tickets and a coach space, visit our website: brightlights.org.uk, call 0300 075 0115 or find us on social media: T/FB/IG: BLFestival

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

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

First Holy Communion

Candidates for the 2017 programmes meet as follows:

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES:
SUNDAY 7TH MAY – 9:45AM & 11:30AM
SUNDAY 14TH MAY – 9:45AM & 11:30AM

If Parents/Guardians have any questions about the arrangements for the rehearsals/alb collection on Wednesdays 3rd & 10th May, or the Masses on Sunday, 7th & 14th May, please email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com or call the Parish Office.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overall, 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, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Christy Jordan, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Kris Durasamy & Baby Dilan.

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.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017 – 4th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – CONFIRMATION MASS – Int. Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Pierce Durand RIP (Anniv)
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John Hatton (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 4

MONDAY 8TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maria Laherty RIP

TUESDAY 9TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence & Friends

WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brian McClune RIP

THURSDAY 11TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Phyllis Ward RIP

FRIDAY 12TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 13TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Anthony Graham-Dillon (Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. First Holy Communion Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Rena Lule

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
Note there are occasional diocesan variations

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

MONDAY 8TH MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM C

TUESDAY 9TH MAY
11:00am – DEANERY MEETING – Muswell Hill
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 10TH MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

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

FRIDAY 12TH MAY
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 13TH MAY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM B – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM B

Rotas

6th/7th May 2017 – 4th Sunday of Easter (A)

LINEN ROTA: Ann Hughes

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alexander Entwistle, Mary Amroliwala, Emma Fidler
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Acts 2:14.36-41; 2nd – 1 Peter 2:20-25; Gospel – John 10:1-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

13th/14th May 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alex Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: – Eugenia Varley-Tipton 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – Acts 6:1-7; 2nd – 1 Peter 2:4-9; Gospel – John 14:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney, Maria Fernandez

Notices – 30th April

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Confirmation

The sacrament will be celebrated on Saturday, 6th May 2017 at 6:30pm. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Sherrington. All parishioners are welcome to join the candidates in their special celebration. Please continue to pray for our candidates. There will be a rehearsal on Wednesday, 3rd May at 7:30pm in church.

First Holy Communion

Please note the First Holy Communion Masses will be held on Sunday, 7th May and Sunday, 14th May at 9:45am and 11:30am. Note change of time of the Family Mass for these 2 weekends.

If Parents/Guardians have any questions about the arrangements for the rehearsals/alb collection on Wednesdays 3rd & 10th May, or the Masses on Sunday, 7th & 14th May, please email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com or call the Parish Office.

SEEDs

The next SEEDs Saturday club will be on 6th May, 2-4pm at St Peter –in – Chains Infant School hall. Lots of activities. Everyone welcome – the friendship and talents of volunteers are always appreciated. We are particularly grateful to our Confirmation candidates who have helped not only with fundraising for SEEDs but have come along to each Saturday club to join in and help. Kayte, Mary, Derek, Debbie and Sue.

Pilgrimage to Poland

A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

Parish Finance Committee

Our accounts for the first quarter of the year show a slight drop in regular Sunday income compared with a year ago. The main expenditure in recent months has been on professional fees and services related to the porch and parish room projects amounting to £34,597 to date. The building works are out to tender and, of 4 companies approached, we expect to receive costs from 2. Fr Sean has approached the diocese about funding and fund-raising for the project and is awaiting responses. The issues raised in the recent annual Health and Safety inspections are being assessed. Those not addressed through the building works will be prioritised for suitable action.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 2nd May from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Preparing for the Sacraments – See the Diary section for times & information.

Parish Draw – tickets will be on sale next weekend 6th/7th May after all Masses.

Soup Run Sandwich Makers – Recently members of our volunteer sandwich groups have had to resign from the soup run, leaving us a bit short of personnel. If therefore you are able to spare a couple of hours once a month to help to make sandwiches for 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 for approx 2 hours. Many thanks as always to those who give freely of their time each month.

Planned Giving Envelopes – If you use Planned Giving Envelopes please collect your new box of envelopes this weekend if you have not already done so.

St Gildas’ 100 part deux – The date of the ride has changed and is now confirmed for Thursday 22nd June to Sunday 25th June. The 2015 sponsored cycle ride from Yeovil to celebrate the 100 years since the nuns founded St Gildas’ Catholic Junior School raised £27,000 for the new playground. To raise more funds for both our schools we’re planning to ride the 444km back from the small village Saint-Gildas-des-Bois in France where the Yeovil nuns originally came from. If you’d like to ride or if you can drive the support van in France and/or in the UK please contact stgildasonehundred@gmail.com. Thank you!

Holy Land Pilgrimage – You are invited to join the 7th Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington. 31st October to 7th November. Price: Full board £1535 pp sharing; £370 single room supplement. Contact Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth Uwalaka Pilgrimage Administrator 020 7798 9173 for information and booking forms.

Retreat with a difference – A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at the new Retreat Centre in Walsingham, from Sunday, 30 April (6pm) – Saturday 6 May (2pm). The theme is ‘God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time’, and the preacher will be Mgr. Keith Barltrop, with help from Foyer members and past retreatants. Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ. The Foyers are communities of consecrated lay people living with a priest in order to help others grow closer to Christ and live the Catholic faith more fully. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr. Barltrop: keithbarltrop@rcdow.org.uk; 07879 953953; St. Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London W2 5DJ

Brightlights Festival – is an annual event for Catholic young adults (ages 16-30) taking place 23rd – 26th June in the beautiful grounds of Alton Castle in Staffordshire. Come and join us for a weekend of live music from artists including One Hope Project and Guvna B. To journey together in Faith through liturgy and worship. And to hear stimulating input to discover the possibilities of living life: UNLIMITED. To find out more information or book tickets and a coach space, visit our website: brightlights.org.uk, call 0300 075 0115 or find us on social media: T/FB/IG: BLFestival

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

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

RCIA, Confirmation, First Holy Communion

Candidates for the 2017 programmes meet as follows:
Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise
RCIA
No meeting this week – Bank Holiday

CONFIRMATION
REHEARSAL FOR THE SACRAMENT – Church, WEDNESDAY 3rd May, 7:30pm
CONFIRMATION MASS – Saturday, 6th May 2017 at 6:30pm; Celebrant Bishop John Sherrington.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – “I BELONG”

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES:
SUNDAY 7TH MAY – 9:45AM & 11:30AM
SUNDAY 14TH MAY – 9:45AM & 11:30AM

If Parents/Guardians have any questions about the arrangements for the rehearsals/alb collection on Wednesdays 3rd & 10th May, or the Masses on Sunday, 7th & 14th May, please email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com or call the Parish Office.

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Christian Overall, 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, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Christy Jordan, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Kris Durasamy & Baby Dilan.

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.

Those recently deceased:
Denis Murphy RIP (Anniversary)

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 30th APRIL 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Kabanda (Sick)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. James & Bridget Caffrey RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Enzo Spurio RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 3

MONDAY 1ST MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sylvia Davies RIP

TUESDAY 2ND MAY 2017 – St Athasius, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Sweetman RIP

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY 2017 – Sts Philip & James, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen McAndrew RIP

THURSDAY 4TH MAY 2017 – The English Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sylvia Davies RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Cavaciuti Family Deceased
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2017 – 4th Sunday of Easter (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – CONFIRMATION MASS – Int. Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. Pierce Durand RIP (Anniv)
11:30am – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. John Hatton (Anniv)

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
Note there are occasional diocesan variations

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

SUNDAY 30TH APRIL
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B
8:00pm – PADRE PIO – 36 Dickenson Road

MONDAY 1ST MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B

TUESDAY 2ND MAY
10:00am – ASCENT GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY
7:30pm – CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL – Church
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

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

FRIDAY 5TH MAY
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 6TH MAY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM A – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM A

Rotas

29th/30th April 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter (A)

LINEN ROTA: Nena Whitehead

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Mackie 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Acts 2:14.22-33; 2nd – 1 Peter 1:17-21; Gospel – Luke 24:13-35
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel

6th/7th May 2017 – 4th Sunday of Easter (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Alexander Entwistle, Mary Amroliwala, Emma Fidler
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Mags Kelly
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Acts 2:14.36-41; 2nd – 1 Peter 2:20-25; Gospel – John 10:1-10
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Augustine Burno, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

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