Notices – 24th March

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Cyclone Idai – news from on the ground

A parishioner contacted Fr William Kiowi in Mozambique whom many will remember from his time with us at St Peter’s. In his reply he said:

“Hi Lesley. Yes the situation is not good. In my parish of Sao Miguel de Cuamba many houses fell down mainly those starched houses and one of our catholic communities called Nossa Senhora Aparecida is giving accommodation to more than 70 families. I have visited the victims twice carrying a sack of rice and oil for cooking. The Capuchin Sisters also belong to the same community tried to help with maize but it is not enough, the government too is giving something little but things are not easy. In the church I tried to mobilize those who have a little bit of maize so that they could give a hand to the victims but the situation is not easy. Pray for us so that this time may pass. Greetings to all parishioners of St. Peter in Chains. Fr. William Kiowi”

The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is part, has launched an appeal for the 2.6 million affected by the cyclone that swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. We would ask you to pray for those affected and donate what you can at https://www.dec.org.uk/ or using the box marked Cyclone Idai Appeal at the back of church. Thank you.

Lent 2019

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross – Will take place at 7:30pm, 29th March Holy Innocents Tottenham Lane, 5th April St Mary with St George, Hornsey.

Lent Family Fast Day – Thank you – to all those who gave last weekend raising, so far, over £1,100 including £132 from the Frugal Supper. You can still hand in donations at the Presbytery.

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups– “Rejoice and be Glad” – You can still join a group re-discovering a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. Speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk. Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture – One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) on the parish website for the Sunday readings each week.

Grow in intimacy with God this Lent – A parishioner has trained as a Spiritual Director and is available to accompany individuals who wish to explore their relationship with God. Sessions are donation only and offer an opportunity to help you draw out a deeper relationship with God, to help you discern where God is at work in your life and to help you identify the blocks to becoming closer to God. Please contact Fr Sean for more details.

Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal 2019 – – The Cardinal’s Appeal funds initiatives in parishes, schools and charities in the three mission areas of: Marriage and Family Life, Youth and Evangelisation and the Church’s Service in Society, where, this year, he has launched a new programme focusing on the food poverty that affects so many. Much of this poverty remains hidden. Many use foodbanks even though there is a wage earner in the family. Please take a donation leaflet as you leave Mass today. In addition, to find out about volunteering opportunities, visit CardinalsLentenAppeal.org.uk. In the words of Cardinal Nichols: “I hope this Appeal offers you and your family one way in which to observe Lent and to grow in the richness of our response to God’s blessings of life and faith.” You can donate to the appeal using the box marked ‘Cardinal’s Appeal’ at the back of church.

Ann O’Grady RIP

The funeral Mass of Ann O’Grady, who died recently, took place here on Friday last, 22nd March. Ann’s body was then returned to Ireland for burial.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance – Volunteers meeting

A meeting for all interested or would-be volunteers is being held on 26 March 2019 from 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Rd. Please come to hear Bekele Woyecha, national coordinator of community sponsorship groups at Sponsor Refugees, speak about the programme. For info email secretary@tottenhamrefugees.org.uk.

Parish Office

The parish office will remain closed while Jennifer, our secretary, is on sick leave. Please pray for her recovery.

Clocks go forward next weekend

Clocks go forward 1 hour next weekend, Sunday 31st March – which of course is also Mothers’ Day!

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email will be sent next week to all parents with full details.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 26th March from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Post-synod reflections for young adults – The next meeting at Archbishop’s House will take place on Tuesday 2nd April, 6:30pm. These meetings are an opportunity for young adults to come together following the Synod of Bishops meeting on youth, pray, have input from one of our diocesan bishops, reflect and discuss the place of faith in the life of young people. Bishop John Sherrington will be leading our reflections this time. Please email youth@rcdow.org.uk if you plan to attend. For more details, go to https://dowym.com/events

Planned Giving & Gift Aid – The new boxes of envelopes that will come into use next month are available at the front of church to collect – if you cannot remember your number you can look it up. To join the scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms can also be found. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email us at plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or drop a note to the office. Thank you.

The Alpha Course – explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks has started at St John Vianney Church Hall on Mondays from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or pndileo@btinternet.com.

Two bedroomed flat wanted: – A woman, her daughter and pet dog who have just moved into the area are looking for accommodation. Please see Fr. Sean

Quiz Night at St Ignatius College – Friday 29th March 2019 at 7pm for a prompt 7:30 start. To book a table please contact Mrs Neary on nearyt@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk. See notice at back of Church.

Building Works – While work is being done on the porch, we ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

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.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion
Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
Class 5 – Group B Saturday 30th March
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book.
No classes during school holidays 6th to 22nd April inclusive.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, 19 April at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email will be sent next week to all parents with full details.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
Meeting on Monday 25th March 7pm-8:15pm in church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Jennifer Graham-Dillon & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
Ann O’Grady RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH – 3rd Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Leo & Sheila Boon RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Gabriella Olaniran (Birthday Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Luke & Bridie O’Brien RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maurice Harnett RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 25TH MARCH – The Annunciation of the Lord
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP & Birthday

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen De Silva RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Edel Gavin RIP
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Holy Innocents Church – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 30TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Katusha D’Souza RIP (Anniv)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH – 4th Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John O’Donovan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John & Frances O’Hara 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

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019 – Margaret Forkan

3RD SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st: Exodus 3:1-8.13-15; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6.10-12; Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 25th March – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 30th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019 – Nena Whitehead

4TH SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Haworth 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Joshua 5:9-12; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Gospel: Luke 15:1-3.11-32
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 1st April – 9:30am – Team B

Notices – 17th March

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St Patrick’s Day

A happy feast day to all the Pats, Patricias and Patricks in the parish and of course to all those parishioners who trace their family roots across the sea to Ireland. May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.

Lent 2019

Lent Family Fast Day, 15th March – CAFOD believe in a world where every woman, man and child can flourish. This Sunday we take up the Lent Fast Day collection in aid of CAFOD which will help them to work with their expert teams in 165 countries to tackle the challenges of poverty, conflict, climate change and inequality. Please, if you can, Gift Aid your donation. You can also donate online. Your donation is a lifeline. An outstretched hand to a friend in danger. Together, we can reach out to children, women and men in God’s family with love. Thank you.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
Ecumenical Stations for Lent will take place as follows: 7:30pm, 22nd March Holy Trinity Glanville Road, 29th March Holy Innocents, 5th April Hornsey Parish.

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups – This Lent the theme for groups across the diocese is “Rejoice and be Glad”. Re-discover a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. If you would like to join a group, speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk. Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture – One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) on the parish website for the Sunday readings each week.

Grow in intimacy with God this Lent – A parishioner has trained as a Spiritual Director and is available to accompany individuals who wish to explore their relationship with God. Sessions are donation only and offer an opportunity to help you draw out a deeper relationship with God, to help you discern where God is at work in your life and to help you identify the blocks to becoming closer to God. Please contact Fr Sean for more details.

Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal 2019 – The Cardinal’s Appeal funds initiatives in parishes, schools and charities in the three mission areas of: Marriage and Family Life, enriching and supporting marriages, the essential building block of society and the Church; Youth and Evangelisation, supporting young people, the future of the Church, as they grow in their relationship with God and deepen their Catholic faith; and the Church’s Service in Society, putting our faith into action by serving the poor, the lonely and the marginalised. This year, the Cardinal is asking us to think about the last of these in particular, and he has launched a new programme focusing on the food poverty that affects so many across the Diocese. Much of this poverty remains hidden. Many use foodbanks even though there is a wage earner in the family. Please take a donation leaflet as you leave Mass today. In addition, to find out about volunteering opportunities, visit CardinalsLentenAppeal.org.uk. In the words of Cardinal Nichols: “I hope this Appeal offers you and your family one way in which to observe Lent and to grow in the richness of our response to God’s blessings of life and faith.”

The Tottenham Refugee Alliance

Thank you to all at the Parish of St Peter in Chains who raised an enormous £707 to help to resettle a refugee family in Haringey. This will be such an enormous help – very sincere thanks to all. You can still donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/tottenhamrefugeealliance.

A meeting for all interested or would-be volunteers is being held on 26 March 2019 from 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Rd. Please come to hear Bekele Woyecha, national coordinator of community sponsorship groups at Sponsor Refugees, speak about the programme. For info email secretary@tottenhamrefugees.org.uk.

Parish Office

The parish office will be closed until the return from sick leave of Jennifer, our secretary. We ask your prayers for her recovery.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week. Note no Confirmation meeting this week, next meeting 25th March.

First Holy Communion & Reconciliation 2019 – The first group of children in the 2018/19 First Holy Communion programme received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday 16th, and the second group will receive the sacrament next Saturday, 23rd March – see further details in the Diary overleaf. Please keep all our group in your prayers.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. Further details will be shared in upcoming classes.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 19th March from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

SEEDS – Our group for adults with learning disabilities and their families and friends, is looking for someone to run our very popular art/craft table on the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in St Peter-in-chains school hall. We pay £40 per session. Please contact Kayte Brimacombe at kayte.brimacombe@btinternet.com for further information.

Two bedroomed flat wanted: – A woman, her daughter and pet dog who have just moved into the area are looking for accommodation. Please see Fr. Sean

Quiz Night at St Ignatius College – Friday 29th March 2019 at 7pm for a prompt 7:30 start. To book a table please contact Mrs Neary on nearyt@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk. See notice at back of Church.

Planned Giving & Gift Aid – If you already use envelopes, the new boxes that will come into use in April are now available, arranged in numerical order, at the front of church. If you cannot remember your number you can look it up on the list next to the boxes. To join the envelope scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email us at plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or contact the office. Thank you.

The Alpha Course – gives everyone the opportunity to explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks will be starting at St John Vianney Church Hall on Monday 18th March from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or pndileo@btinternet.com.

Building Works – While work is being done on the porch, we ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

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.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion
Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
Class 5 – Group B Saturday 30th March
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book.

First Reconciliation – Group B Saturday 23rd March 10-11:30am – Church

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. Further details will be shared in upcoming classes.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
Meeting on Monday 25th March 7pm-8:15pm in church – no meeting 18th March

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
George Roger Cader, Tracy Tibbs RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 17TH MARCH – 2nd Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Niall Clifford
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr Kelly RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Eileen Burgess RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 18TH MARCH
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Private intention

TUESDAY 19TH MARCH – St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr. Laetitia NSendo (Thanksgiving)

WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Grace Sheils

THURSDAY 21ST MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Private intention

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH
10:30am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Ann O’Grady RIP
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Holy Trinity Church – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 23RD MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH – 3rd Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Leo & Sheila Boon RIP(Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Gabriella Olaniran (Birthday Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Luke & Bridie O’Brien RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maurice Harnett 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 19TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 21ST MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 22ND MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th March 2019 – Susan Fleming

2ND SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Genesis 15:5-12.17-18; 2nd: Philippians 3:17 – 4:1; Gospel: Luke 9:28-36
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 18th March – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019 – Margaret Forkan

3RD SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st: Exodus 3:1-8.13-15; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6.10-12; Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 25th March – 9:30am – Team A

Notices – 10th March

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Lent 2019

Lent Family Fast Day, 15th March – CAFOD believe in a world where every woman, man and child can flourish. But the reality is because we don’t have enough money to go around we are forced to turn away one in three requests for help. Mahinur [ma-hin-oor] is one of those. She lives very near the coast, in an area that’s badly hit by climate change. Last year a drought killed all the fish. Mahinur has a disabled husband and son to support, so she’s working every hour of the day but some days the family just drink water for dinner. We already know where Mahinur is. We know she needs help. And we know how to help. That’s why we would like to ask you to consider having a simple meal next Friday for Family Fast Day and making a donation to CAFOD. A donation envelope is attached to the Newsletter. Please return it next weekend and, if you can, Gift Aid your donation. You can also donate online. Your donation is a lifeline. An outstretched hand to a friend in danger. Together, we can reach out to children, women and men in God’s family with love. Together, we can change the ending of more stories like Mahinur’s. Join us next Friday evening here at St Peter’s at 7:30pm for our Ecumenical Stations of the Cross and Frugal Supper in aid of the CAFOD Lent Appeal. Thank you.

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups – This Lent the theme for groups across the diocese is “Rejoice and be Glad”. Re-discover a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. If you would like to join a group, speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk. Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture – One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) on the parish website for the Sunday readings each week.

The Tottenham Refugee Alliance – Thank you to all who gave to last weekend’s collection which has raised over £700. You can still donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/tottenhamrefugeealliance. A meeting for all interested volunteers is being held on 26 March 2019 from 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Rd. Find out more at: www.tottenhamrefugees.org.uk.

Grow in intimacy with God this Lent – A parishioner has trained as a Spiritual Director and is available to accompany individuals who wish to explore their relationship with God. Sessions are donation only and offer an opportunity to help you draw out a deeper relationship with God, to help you discern where God is at work in your life and to help you identify the blocks to becoming closer to God. Please contact Fr Sean for more details.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross
Ecumenical Stations for Lent will take place as follows: 7:30pm, 15th March St. Peters with Frugal Supper in aid of CAFOD, 22nd March Holy Trinity, 29th March Holy Innocents, 5th April Hornsey Parish.

Rest in Peace

The Funeral Mass of George Roger Cader RIP will take place at St Peter’s at 11am on Monday 11th March followed by burial at 12:30pm at Enfield Lawn Cemetery. Please keep George and his family in your prayers.

Margaret Maloney RIP

Mary would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all those parishioners and friends who have supported her with their prayers and friendship during the difficult time following the untimely and very sad death of her beloved sister, Margaret. A Mass will be celebrated for their intentions in due course.

Soup Run

Grateful thanks to everyone for continuing to donate to the soup run via the box at the back of the church. Could we respectfully ask however that fresh meat/egg mayonnaise/cheese is well within use by date, bearing in mind the sandwiches are made weekly on a Saturday. Sugar, mayonnaise and coffee are always required. Many thanks.

SEEDs

Our group for adults with learning disabilities and their families and friends, is looking for someone to run our very popular art/craft table on the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in St Peter-in-chains school hall. We pay £40 per session. Please contact Kayte Brimacombe at kayte.brimacombe@btinternet.com for further information.

Parish Office

The parish office will be closed until the return from sick leave of our secretary Jennifer.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

First Holy Communion & Reconciliation 2019 – First Reconciliation for children in the 2018/19 First Holy Communion programme will take place on 16th and 23rd March – see further details in the Diary overleaf. More information will also be shared in upcoming classes.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 12th March from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Planned Giving & Gift Aid – If you already use envelopes, the new boxes that will come into use in April are now available, arranged in numerical order, at the front of church. If you cannot remember your number you can look it up on the list next to the boxes. To join the envelope scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email us at plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or contact the office. Thank you.

The Alpha Course – gives everyone the opportunity to explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks will be starting at St John Vianney Church Hall on Monday 18th March from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or pndileo@btinternet.com.

Building Works – While work is being done on the porch, we ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

Westminster Justice and Peace Fulltime Coordinator – Westminster Justice and Peace are seeking a person who is self-motivated, with experience of campaigning and administration and a deep commitment to the gospel values of justice and peace. The closing date for applications is March 15th. Full details can be found on the diocesan website.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

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.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion
Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
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First Reconciliation – Group A Saturday 16th March 10-11:30am – Church
First Reconciliation – Group B Saturday 23rd March 10-11:30am – Church

Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book. Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
Meeting on Monday 11th March 7pm-8:15pm in church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
George Roger Cader, Tracy Tibbs RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH – 1st Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mary Jordan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rogers RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ann Slater RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 11TH MARCH
11:00am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. George Roger Cader RIP

TUESDAY 12TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Annuncia Thomas RIP

THURSDAY 14TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Pamela Ignatius RIP

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Anita Quigley
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS & FRUGAL SUPPER – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 16TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fr. Peter Audu
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 17TH MARCH – 2nd Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Niall Clifford
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr Kelly RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Eileen Burgess 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

TUESDAY 12TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 14TH MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 15TH MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 9th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th March 2019 – Theresa Quinn

1ST SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker 2nd Reading: – Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; 2nd: Romans 10:8-13; Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea
11:15am Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 11th March – 9:00am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 16th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th March 2019 – Susan Fleming

2ND SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Genesis 15:5-12.17-18; 2nd: Philippians 3:17 – 4:1; Gospel: Luke 9:28-36
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 18th March – 9:30am – Team D

Notices – 3rd March

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Ash Wednesday

Lent commences this coming Wednesday, 6th March. Ash Wednesday is designated by the Church as a day of fasting and abstinence. Mass with the distribution of Ashes will be celebrated at 9:30am and 7:30pm. St Gildas School will be joining us for the morning Mass. Traditionally a time for prayer, reflection, self-denial, good works and alms giving, may Lent be a time of blessing for all our parishioners.

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups

This Lent the theme for groups across the diocese will be “Rejoice and be Glad” inviting those who take part through listening, discussion and prayer, to re-discover a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. If you already belong to a group, why not use the coming weeks to encourage someone you know to come and share the enriching experience with you. If you would like to join a group, speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk. Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture

One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) here on the website for the Sunday readings each week.

Fundraising for Tottenham Refugee Alliance

The Tottenham Refugee Alliance is raising money to sponsor the resettlement of a Syrian family from a refugee camp to London under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme. You can donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/tottenhamrefugeealliance. A meeting for all interested volunteers is being held on 26 March 2019 from 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Rd. Find out more at: www.tottenhamrefugees.org.uk.

Grow in intimacy with God this Lent

A parishioner has trained as a Spiritual Director and is available to accompany individuals who wish to explore their relationship with God. Sessions are donation only and offer an opportunity to help you draw out a deeper relationship with God, to help you discern where God is at work in your life and to help you identify the blocks to becoming closer to God. Please contact Fr Sean for more details.

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross

Ecumenical Stations for Lent will take place as follows: 15th March St. Peters, 22nd March Holy Trinity, 29th March Holy Innocents, 5th April Hornsey Parish.

SEEDs

Our group for adults with learning disabilities and their families and friends, is looking for a someone to run our very popular art/craft table on the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm in St Peter-in-chains school hall. We pay £40 per session. Please contact Kayte Brimacombe at kayte.brimacombe@btinternet.com for further information.

Parish Office

The parish office will be closed until the return from sick leave of our secretary Jennifer.

Rest in Peace

The Funeral Mass of George Roger Cader RIP who died recently will take place at St Peter’s at 11am on Monday 11th March followed by burial at 12:30pm at Enfield Lawn Cemetery. Please keep George and his family in your prayers.

Planned Giving and Gift Aid

If you already use envelopes, the new boxes that will come into use in April are now available, arranged in numerical order, at the front of church. If you cannot remember your number you can look it up on the list next to the boxes. To join the envelope scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms are also available. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email us at plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or contact the office. Thank you.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

First Holy Communion & Reconciliation 2019
We welcome all our candidates for First Holy Communion and their parents to a Celebration Mass this Sunday, 3rd March at 11:15am.

First Reconciliation for children in the 2018/19 First Holy Communion programme will take place on 16 and 23 March – see further details in the Diary overleaf. More information will also be shared in upcoming classes.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 5th March from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Finance end-of-year report – The summarised accounts for 2018 are on display at the back of the church. Copies are also available on the Newsletter Stand.

London 40 Days for Life – Pre-Campaign Hour of Prayer – Lead by Monsignor Keith Newton, 6pm-7pm Tuesday 5th March, Outside Marie Stopes abortion centre, 108 Whitfield Street, London W1T 5BE (nearest tube: Warren St – Northern/Victoria lines) Through God’s Grace 40 Days for Life have saved the lives of over 15,000 babies from abortion. Sarah 07776 256838 email London40daysforlife@hotmail.com

The Alpha Course – gives everyone the opportunity to explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks will be starting at St John Vianney Church Hall on Monday 18th March from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or pndileo@btinternet.com.

Please continue pray for strength and healing – for a young mother in South Africa who has cervical cancer and unable to afford the right treatment. As the cousin of a parish family, a young lady is fighting, faithfully with God in her battle against cancer. if you are able to support her please donate to her page:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cheressegerberlivingwithcancer

Building Works – Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church is also underway. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

Westminster Justice and Peace Fulltime Coordinator – Westminster Justice and Peace are seeking a person who is self-motivated, with experience of campaigning and administration and a deep commitment to the gospel values of justice and peace. The closing date for applications is March 15th. Full details can be found on the diocesan website.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit  https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk  to view all diocesan vacancies. New vacancies will continue to be added to the website as and when they arise, so please check the website regularly for updates.

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.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

First Holy Communion
Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
Class 5 Group A – Sat 9th March

First Reconciliation – Group A Saturday 16th March 10-11:30am – Church
First Reconciliation – Group B Saturday 23rd March 10-11:30am – Church

Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book. Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Next Celebration Mass – Sunday 3rd March, 11:15am – all children preparing for the sacraments and their parents are asked to attend.

Confirmation
Meeting on Monday 4th March 7pm-8:15pm in church

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
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, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.

In Hospital – If you or anyone you know is going into hospital, please register as a Catholic with the hospital staff and let your Parish Priest know if you wish him to visit.

Those who have recently died:
George Roger Cader RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 3RD MARCH – 8th Sunday of the Year
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Alexander Sheehan
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Enzo Spurio RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Week 8, then Lent: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 4TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ann Slater RIP

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH – Ash Wednesday
9:30am – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence RIP
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Cheresse Gerber (Sick)

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Breda Doyle RIP

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP (2nd Anniv)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Presbytery

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen Morrison (Get Well)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 10TH MARCH – 1st Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mary Jordan RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Elizabeth Rogers RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ann Slater 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

TUESDAY 5TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH
7:30pm – NO LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 7TH MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 8TH MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 2nd March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd March 2019 – Ann Hughes

8TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C)
Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – James Bradwell
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Gospel: Luke 6:39-45
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue
11:15am Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 4th March – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 9th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th March 2019 – Theresa Quinn

1ST SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Martin Whitaker 2nd Reading: – Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Deuteronomy 26:4-10; 2nd: Romans 10:8-13; Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo
9:45am Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea
11:15am Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson, Sabrina Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Monday 11th March – 9:30am – Team C

Greetings from Mozambique – News from Fr William Kiowi

SHORT INFORMATION OF SAO MIGUEL PARISH AND NUTRITION CENTRE JOSÉ ALLAMANO

Dear Lesley and all parishioners of St. Peter-in-Chains, a lot of greetings from Fr. William Kiowi.

I come through this means to say thank you very much for your contribution of £505 for our Nutrition Centre of Joseph Allamano (Centro Nutricional-José Allamano).

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF SAO MIGUEL PARISH AND NUTRITION CENTRE JOSÉ ALLAMANO

The parish of São Miguel, since its foundation, is characterized by its dedication of integral evangelization: annunciation of the gospel and various initiatives of human promotion and service to all kind of people, such as education and health.

The parish of São Miguel and the Nutrition Centre-José Allamano belong to the district of Cuamba. Cuamba district is situated at the southern part of Niassa province, about 295Km of Lichinga. In the north, Cuamba district borders with the district of Metarica and Mandimba. In the south it borders with the district of Mecanhelas and Gurue of Zambezia province. In the east, Cuamba borders with the districts of Lalaua and Malema of Nampula province, and in the west, Cuamba district borders with the district of Mecanhelas.

THE STRUCTURE OF THE PARISH

The parish of São Miguel is structured in 13 areas and 116 communities. The distance between these areas is from 30Km to 50Km. In these areas we have 350 catechists; these catechists help us in the celebration of the liturgy of the word and the distribution of the Eucharist. They also form other catechists and teach other Christians the way of living the sacraments for example visiting the sick and reconciliation. For a year we baptize 1500 (one thousand and five hundred) children and catechumens, 1000 (one thousand) confirmations, and 320 (three hundred and twenty) marriages.

Following the census of 2007, Cuamba district has got the population of 187,458 and also the district is estimated to have the population density of 30.1 per Km2.

The relation potential economic dependence is of 1:1.2 that is, for each 10 children or old age exist 12 persons of active age.

The population is young, 45% are below 15 years of age, the majority are feminine and agricultural rural habited.

In its married majority, they marry after 12 years of age; they have got a very strong religious belief, dominated by catholic religion. 80% of the population are peasants and depend on agriculture. They cultivate maize and beans for their staple food, tobacco and cotton for cash crops.

NUTRITION CENTRE OF JOSEPH ALLAMANO (CENTRO NUTRICIONAL JOSÉ ALLAMANO)

Our Nutrition Centre of Joseph-Allamano began in 1990 by Consolata Fathers. The intention of the centre was to help orphans and malnutrition children. I, Fr. William, parish priest (Consolata Father) and my two confreres, as well as giving our service to the parish of São Miguel, we also help the running of the Nutrition Centre.

This Nutrition Centre has a lot of economical challenges of its running: First of all our Nutrition Centre depends on the help of donors (benefactors) for its running. Secondly this year the number malnutrition children have been increased from 50 to 85 children.

Looking at the children in need and the increased number of children, I opted to knock the door at St. Peter-in-Chains through our sister Lesley Pippet so that you could help the children in need. Thanks be to God that our sister Lesley in collaboration with the parish members of St. Peter-in-Chains managed to raise £505, we are very grateful for that, God bless all of you. We ask you to continue with this spirit. Let it not be the end instead let it be the beginning. Whatever you have for us it is welcome, even if how little it is, for us it will make the difference for our malnutrition children.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR FUND RAISING?

We use it to buy milk: Lactogen 1, Lactogen 2, Cowbell, (Multimistura) the mixture of different products of maize, beans, groundnuts, sorghum, sunflower etc.

Every Saturday the parents in charge of these children come to the centre with their children to collect milk, mixed product and to weigh their children in order to know if there is improvement to their weight or not. Our lady Margarida, the one on the photo dressed white cloth like a nurse, has been working at our centre since 1990 in collaboration with some religious sisters, she weighs children in order to know if there is children’s improvement or not. On week days, Margarida visits the homes of these children who receive the product from our centre in order to know their progress. Our centre always collaborates with the district rural hospital of Cuamba. For example the child before receiving the product from our centre, our lady Margarida refers her/him to the district rural hospital first, to see if a child has got malaria or other sickness. After that the district rural hospital refers a child to our Nutrition centre.

Love and greetings to all parishioners Of St. Peter-in-Chains

Fr. William

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.

School Transfers & Admissions

Signing School Forms – Fr Sean will be available to sign school transfer forms on Tuesdays from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. No appointment is needed.

Please bring your child’s baptismal certificate along with your certificate of Catholic practice.

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Schools Open Days

18th October and 22nd November, 09:15 – 12:00 Please come and join us. During our open mornings full tours of both schools will be available and members of the senior Leadership Team will be available to answer any questions you have.

St Peter-in-Chains Infant School timetable: 9:15 Registration and Refreshments 9:30 Headteacher’s Talk 9:45 Guided Tours 10:15 Questions and Answers No need to book, just come along. School website: http://www.stpeterinchainsrc.co.uk/

St. Gildas’ Junior School timetable: 10:30 -12:00. School website: http://www.stgildas.co.uk/

Secondary Schools Open Days/Evenings

St Ignatius College
Sixth Form Entry – St Ignatius College celebrates excellent exam results again this summer and warmly invites applications to the Sixth Form which is open to boys and girls and offers excellent teaching, pastoral support and support for university application and next steps. Come and meet members of our Sixth Form Team or email sixthform@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk. Enrolling from Monday 3rd September 2018.

Open Evening – Tuesday 18 September from 5:30pm to 8pm; Headteacher’s address at 6:15pm and 7:15pm. All are welcome to our Open Evening. Come and join us and experience our superb facilities and meet members of our Ignatian community. Tour classrooms and talk to our students and staff. We look forwarded to welcoming you.

Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
Open Evenings for First Form (year 7) admission in September 2019 will be held on Tuesday 18th September and Thursday 27 September 2018. Applicants are invited to attend on either of these dates at 4:30pm or 6:00pm. The Headmaster will address parents and invite them to take a tour of the school. The school prospectus, including an application pack, will be available for collection. Please see www.cvms.co.uk for full details, including the deadline and arrangements for applying for a music place.

Bishop Douglass Catholic School
Open Evening, Hamilton Road, East Finchley, N2 0SQ Thursday 27 September 5:30 – 8:30 Guided tours by students will be available between 5:30 – 8pm. The head teacher will address prospective parents at 7pm. In addition there will be Open Mornings on Thursday 27 September and Thursday 4 October to see the school in action. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet with the head teacher for a question and answer session. Please contact the School Office (020 8815 5029) or sryan@bishopdouglass.barnet.sch.uk to book a tour. Arrival at the school by 9:15am will ensure a prompt start at 9:30am.

Our Lady’s Catholic High School
Year 6 Open Evening – Thursday, 20th September 2018, from 4pm-8pm. Open Mornings with School tours Monday, 17th September to Friday, 28th September from 9:30am-10:30am. Weekend Open Morning on Saturday, 29th September from 10am-12pm. For full details visit the website on www.ourladys.hackney.sch.uk

St Thomas More Catholic School
The school will be holding its primary into secondary Open Events for prospective parents and pupils on Tuesday, 9 October 2018.

Open Morning will be held 9:30am to 11:00am.  Open Evening will be 5:30pm to 8:00pm with Headteacher talks at 5:45pm and 6:45pm.

There is no requirement to book a place to attend our Open Morning or Evening – all are welcome to attend. School website.

St Anne’s Catholic High School
Open Evening – Monday, 1st October, 6pm-8pm at the lower site, 50 London Road, Enfield EN2 6EL. Head teacher’s speech at 6pm and 7pm.

Open Mornings – Wednesday 3rd October (Lower Site) and Thursday 4th October (Upper Site) 9:15-10:30am and 11:15-12:30pm.

Come along for the opportunity to tour the school and meet with staff and students. School website.