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Priest Training Fund
This weekend’s retiring collection is for the Priest Training Fund. The Fund helps pay for the training of seminarians (we currently have 39), the education of priests for special ministries, and ongoing enrichment to strengthen priests. Your gifts help ensure we can provide training for these men responding to Christ’s call to dedicate their lives serving the Church. Please be as generous as you can. Please also pray for vocations and take home a prayer card. If you do not have a donation leaflet, they are still some available at the back of the church. You can donate online anytime at www.rcdow.org.uk/donations
Bishops encourage Catholics to vote
The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter on the forthcoming general election. The letter is an encouragement to all Catholics to play an active part in the election. While voting for any particular political party is a matter of conscience, the bishops encourage people to use their vote at this pivotal time for our nations, as we prepare to leave the European Union. The letter lays out broad principles to guide our thinking in the run-up to the election, taken from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. Copies of the letter are available at the Newsletter stand or you can read or download the letter here.
Help us make a noise!
The 11:15am Family Mass choir is running low on tambourines, shakers etc. We are asking parishioners if they go on holiday this year to bring back percussion instruments from around the world. Thank you!
The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk
In a week’s time on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May, by popular request, we will be repeating the walk around all six parishes of the deanery. You are very welcome to join us for all or part of the walk and to collect sponsorships for a particular charity or for the Haringey Refugee House. For St Peter’s parishioners, this could be fund raiser for our Porch and Parish Rooms projects! We hope for a good turnout from each parish. It may well become an annual event. At 9:15am we will depart from St Francis De Sales, Tottenham to St Paul’s, Wood Green from where we will depart at 10:30am via Alexandra Palace Park for a 12noon Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Muswell, Muswell Hill followed by packed lunches in the parish hall or visit to a local cafe. Departing at 1:30pm via the panoramic Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 2:45pm (via Mount View Road and Woodlands Park Road) for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4pm we depart for the final walk, via Chestnuts Park to arrive for Evening Prayer in St Ignatius, Stamford Hill at 5:15pm. Refreshments and washroom facilities will be available at each parish. Do sign up on the form at the back of church if you are interested and take a sponsorship form. Any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and see poster on notice board.
Our group that brings together people with learning difficulties, their families and friends, meets on the first Saturday of every month and our next meeting is on Saturday 3rd June, 2-4pm at St Peter- in- Chains Infant School Hall. Looking forward to seeing you.
Thy Kingdom Come
Join the global wave of prayer – 25th May – 4th June 2017. Cardinal Vincent is supporting the Archbishop of Canterbury in his call to Christians to join a wave of prayer across the UK and around the world – praying that people you know might come to know Jesus. Prayer leaflets are available at the back of the church, please also see info on the noticeboard outside the church.
Tombola prizes needed – SEEDs will be running a tombola stall at the Crouch End Festival, on the Town Hall Green, on Saturday, 10 June, 10am – 5pm. Please bring childrens’ or adults’ prizes (bottles, unused gifts, nice things) to the parish office in advance and sign up at the back of the church or phone Sue Hessel (0777 939 4424) if you could spare an hour or two on the rota. Everyone welcome. Please help!
Parish Raffle Tickets – will be on sale next weekend 3rd/4th June after all Masses.
New Readers needed – We are short of readers, especially the 6:30pm Saturday and 9:45am Sunday Masses. This is a great way to contribute to the work of the parish. Can you help with this important role? Find out more by contacting the readers’ co-ordinator Helen Helmer at email@example.com or calling 07905-768497.
Pilgrimage to Poland – A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Poland for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are some posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.
First Holy Communion photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from their First Holy Communion Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation photos – The photographer has emailed each candidate’s family who provided an email address with the weblink and password to view and order the photos from the Confirmation Mass. Parents/Guardians who have not received this should email Andrew Wiard at email@example.com
The General Election – Which Way Forward? – All welcome to an informative, lively evening on how, as Christians, we might respond to the issues surrounding the General Election. At Farm Street Church Hall, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH on Monday, 5th June at 6:45pm. See notice board for further details.
St John Vianney Prayer Mission – 10th -18th June. A week of Prayer and Reflection on our road to Emmaus. Details are available on notice board outside the church.
Pope asks for feedback from young Catholics – ahead of 2018 Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis has written to the Church asking young people, aged 16 – 29, to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms, ahead of the next Synod on the theme of youth and vocation. For the first time, young people will be able to respond directly using an online survey, further revealing the Pope’s aim to make us a listening Church. We also should be a listening parish and would like invite our own young Catholics – practising or not – to share their hopes, struggles and criticisms with us as well. This should be led by young people and so, if this interests you and you have ideas on how we could best go about it and who we should contact, please speak to Fr Sean or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.
Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. CAFOD Boxes – Please return your box to the parish office or hand it in to the sacristy.
Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.
Please pray for:
Christian Overall, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Baby Dilan, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre & Grace Taylor.
Home Visits – If you are sick or housebound and would like to receive Communion please let the parish priest know so that he can arrange for a Eucharistic Minister to visit you at home.
Those reecently deceased:
Peter Wims & Christy Jordan.
Services and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Elizabeth Carey RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Cavaciuti Family (Deceased)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Carlos Avanzi (Sick)
Weekday Masses – Year 2, Easter: Daily Prayer – Easter / Week 3
MONDAY 29TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Doherty RIP (Anniv)
TUESDAY 30TH MAY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Thanksgiving Mass for Our Lady
WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 2017 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Joel Maitre (Sick)
THURSDAY 1ST JUNE 2017 – St Justin, Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
FRIDAY 2ND JUNE 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR
SATURDAY 3RD JUNE 2017 – St Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Domingos Joao RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 4TH JUNE 2017 – Pentecost (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ahern RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Peggy Cronin RIP (Anniv)
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
SUNDAY 28TH MAY
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road, N8
MONDAY 29TH MAY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B
TUESDAY 30TH MAY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment
WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY
THURSDAY 1ST JUNE
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 2ND JUNE
1:40pm – UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall
SATURDAY 3RD JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM B – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM B
27th/28th May 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord (A)
LINEN ROTA: Margaret Forkan
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Errol Curran 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
1st – Acts 1:1-11; 2nd – Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh
7:00pm Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira
3rd 4th June 2017 – Pentecost (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st – Acts 2:1-11; 2nd – 1 Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13; Gospel – John 20:19-23
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno
9:45am Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, Kathy McHale