Notices – 4th November

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Sick & Retired Priests’ Fund

Next weekend 10th/11th November we will take up a special collection to ensure that those priests of the Diocese who, having followed their vocation and given their lives to the Church, are cared for and supported when they are sick and when they retire. The fund helps cover the medical, housing, convalescence, and personal needs of these priests, as well as helping in an emergency. They have been here for us; let us be there for them. Donation envelopes are attached to the Newsletter and leaflets are available at the back of church to read about this important work and bring back next weekend with your donation. Please Gift Aid your donation if possible. You can donate online at www.rcdow.org.uk/donate. Please continue to pray for the wellbeing of all our clergy: active, retired and ill.

Remembrance Concert

A Remembrance Concert to fundraise for the Parish Buildings Project: Thursday 15 November at 7:30pm at St Peter in Chains. A beautiful and moving evening of remembrance music and wartime songs interlaced with letter extracts read by local actor Nari Blair-Mangat* from Sue Hessel’s book “Letters from a Good Man at War” based on letters home from her uncle, an RAF pilot who before the war had been training to be a priest. He died in action in 1944 aged just 23 years old. These letters tell his story and give an eloquent insight into life and sacrifice during the war years. A collaboration of music from the 11:15 Family Mass Choir, friends and guest musicians. Based on a sell-out event at Crouch End Waterstones last November. Tickets £10 (children £2) – includes glass of wine/ soft drink – from the parish office, Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424), or online at eventbrite.  All proceeds to the Parish Buildings Project. Please support this! (* film credits include Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes, Disney’s Cinderella and Murder On The Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branagh)

Building Works

Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church might begin this week. 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.

First Holy Communion 2019

Enrolment forms for the 2018/2019 program are available from the Sacristy after Sunday Masses, or from the Office (9am-3pm, Mon-Fri). Completed forms must returned by Sunday 18 November. Due to the building works, we will be offering classes on Saturday mornings only. There will be a parents’ information evening on Tuesday 27 November at 7:30pm in the church, to share full details of the program. Please email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com or call Lizzie Quinn (0787 286 7203) if you have initial questions. Note: Candidates for the sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here.

Confirmation 2019

Open to young people who live in this Parish and are in Year 9. Application forms are available from the sacristy and will only be given to the candidate and not friends or family members. If you are unsure if this group is appropriate for you, and are interested in Confirmation, please speak to Fr Sean for more information on what is available. Completed forms must be returned by Monday, 19th November 2018.

Finance Committee

This week’s quarterly meeting considered our income and expenditure, progress on this year’s Health and Safety assessment and the introduction of GDPR. The bulk of a lengthy meeting concentrated on the building works – the progress of the main job, donations and plans for fundraising and discussion of the costs we have received for the additional works we hope to carry out in the church, parish rooms and presbytery from the overall budget we are working to. As we are still waiting for a number of prices, we cannot yet say whether this will effect what work is finally done.

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

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

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 6th November from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. This is also when school forms will be signed

Holy Souls Lists – and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists will be displayed before the altar.

CAFOD Memorial Mass – You are warmly invited to the CAFOD Memorial Mass, in memory of all our Supporters and Volunteers, at the Church of Christ the King, 29 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London N14 4HE at 11am on Wednesday, 7th November. Refreshments will be served after the Mass. If you would like someone to be included in our Book of Remembrance, please send us their name by calling CAFOD Westminster on 020 8449 6970 or emailing westminster@cafod.org.uk

Book Fair – Saturday 17th November, 10:30am-2:00pm, in Holy Trinity church hall, Stapleton Hall Road.

Taize Service – at Holy Trinity Church, Sunday, 18th November, 6pm. All welcome.

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – Booklets are available from group leaders and from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

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

Slaves in our Cities – Thursday 22nd November – Is an evening hosted by Caritas Westminster. Bishop Nicholas Hudson will introduce the evening which will focus on the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities, the response of the church, and practical actions you can take as a parish community. Speakers include the Metropolitan Police, the Santa Marta Group, the Medaille Trust, and Caritas Bakhita House. The event will take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street), London, W1K 3AH. Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm. Please RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, call on 0207 798 9030 for your free ticket or register your attendance on Eventbrite, by searching for ‘Slaves in our City’.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Please return your boxes along with your donations to the parish office. Boxes that have already been returned can now be collected. Thanks.

Digital Communications Officer – The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has an exciting opportunity to manage the social media presence of the Catholic Church in England and Wales across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, Soundcloud and other emerging platforms. It would suit someone wanting to develop their already proven digital communication skills and communicate an understanding of the work of the Catholic Church to a diverse range of audiences. Working in Central London, the successful candidate will join a dynamic and experienced Communications Team. Applicants must confirm their right to work in the UK and forward a full CV and covering letter illustrating their digital communication skills and motivation for this role to HR@cbcew.org.uk by 17th November 2018. Salary: c£25,000.

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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

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

Those who have recently died:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Nbatudde RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Peter & Paul Oriogun RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 31: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ramoo Durasamy RIP

TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Deceased members of the Life Ascending Group

WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER – The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Legionaries
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 10TH NOVEMBER – St Leo the Great, Pope & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased members of the Forkan and McNicholas families
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – 32nd Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sheila Power RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP (Month’s Mind)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Ewings Family (Deceased)
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 6TH NOVEMBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 8TH NOVEMBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 3rd November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November – Margaret Forkan

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Deuteronomy 6:2-6; 2nd: Hebrews 7:23-28 Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 5th November – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 10th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th November – Nena Whitehead

32ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 10th/11th November
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Avril Byrne
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Paul Stone
Readings:
1st: 1 Kings 17:10-16; 2nd: Hebrews 9:24-28 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit
7:00pm Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

COUNTING: – Monday 12th November – 9:30am – Team B

Notices – 28th October

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November – Month of the Holy Souls

Feast of All Saints– On Thursday, 1st November, the feast of All Saints, a Holyday of Obligation, Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm.

Feast of All Souls – Mass of Commemoration – Friday 2nd November, 7:30pm. If you have lost a family member in the past year and would like them remembered, please hand in their name to the parish office before 1st November with, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). There will be no 9am Mass.

Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists will be displayed before the altar.

Clocks go back this weekend

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

Remembrance Concert

A Remembrance Concert to fundraise for the Parish Buildings Project: Thursday, 15 November at 7:30pm at St Peter in Chains. A beautiful and moving evening of remembrance music and wartime songs interlaced with letter extracts read by local actor Nari Blair-Mangat* from Sue Hessel’s book “Letters from a Good Man at War”. It is based on letters home from her uncle, an RAF pilot who before the war had been training to be a priest. He died in action in 1944 aged just 23 years old. These letters tell his story and give an eloquent insight into life and sacrifice during the war years. A collaboration of music from the 11:15am Family Choir and friends – please support! Based on a sell-out event at Crouch End Waterstones last November. Tickets £10 (children £2) from Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424) or the parish office. All proceeds to the Parish Buildings Project. (*credits include Spectre (2015), directed by Sam Mendes, and Disney’s Cinderella (2015), directed by Kenneth Branagh)

Building Works

Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church might begin this week. 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.

First Holy Communion 2019

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

Confirmation 2019

Open to young people who live in this Parish and are in Year 9. Forms for Confirmation will be available from the sacristy next weekend 3rd/4th November and will only be given to the candidate and not friends or family members. If you are unsure if this group is appropriate for you, and are interested in Confirmation, please speak to Fr Sean for more information on what is available. All Forms for Confirmation must be returned to the Church by Monday, 19th November 2018.

Calling all young people aged 18-30

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

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

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

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 30th October from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Mission Sunday – Thank you – for your donations last weekend which raised £319.96 for Missio.

New Eucharistic Ministers’ rota – Can Ministers without email please collect the November/December rota from the Newsletter stand.

Divine Renovation & Mission of the Parish – We will be having our second meeting exploring the book Divine Renovation (2 chapters) and Mission of the Parish on Monday, 29th October at 7:30pm in the presbytery. All are welcome.

Praying the with the Rosary – Discover more about the gift of the rosary, every Sunday through October at 3pm in the church. For more details contact Claire Kennedy 07478330557/ clairekennedy001@gmail.com

Holy Families – The Joy of Love – Booklets are available from group leaders and from the newspaper stand priced £3. Anyone wishing to join a group should contact the parish office.

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

Slaves in our Cities – Thursday 22nd November – Is an evening hosted by Caritas Westminster. Bishop Nicholas Hudson will introduce the evening which will focus on the issue of human trafficking and modern slavery in our communities, the response of the church, and practical actions you can take as a parish community. Speakers include the Metropolitan Police, the Santa Marta Group, the Medaille Trust, and Caritas Bakhita House. The event will take place from 6.30pm-8.30pm, at Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street), London, W1K 3AH. Refreshments will be available from 6.00pm. Please RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, call on 0207 798 9030 for your free ticket or register your attendance on Eventbrite, by searching for ‘Slaves in our City’.

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

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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

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

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

Service times and Mass intentions

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

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 30: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER – Blessed Martyrs of Douai College
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

TUESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patricia Forkan RIP

WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER – All Saints
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Morris
7:30pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – All Souls Day
9:00am* – NO MASS
7:30pm – COMMEMORATION MASS – Int. Departed Parishioners

SATURDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sarah Nbatudde RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Peter & Paul Oriogun RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

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 OCTOBER
8:00PM – PADRE PIO GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8

TUESDAY 30TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – No meeting this week, resume 6th Nov
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Signing of School forms or see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
7:30pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

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

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

Rotas

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

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

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

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 3rd November – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November – Margaret Forkan

31ST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (B)
Saturday/Sunday 3rd/4th November
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Deuteronomy 6:2-6; 2nd: Hebrews 7:23-28 Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming
11:15am Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile, Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Peter Duncan

COUNTING: – Monday 5th November – 9:30am – Team A

Notices – 21st October

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World Mission Sunday

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

First Holy Communion 2019

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

Clocks go back next weekend

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

Month of the Holy Souls

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

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

Sarah Nbatudde RIP

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

Taize Prayer

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

Calling all young people aged 18-30

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

Retreat Day

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

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

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

Other notices

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. You can also donate online to the parish at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stroudgreen/donate/ This method allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation.

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

Please pray for:

Those in the Parish who are ill:
Rose Carroll, Christian Overal, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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

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

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

Service times and Mass intentions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

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

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

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

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

Rotas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Project Photos

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.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2016 photos