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First Holy Communion
Over the weekends 12 & 19 May, 44 children from our parish will receive the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time at 9:45am and 11:30am Mass. The First Holy Communion Mass celebrations are the culmination of more than six months of preparation for the children and their families. We congratulate all the children on this special and blessed occasion, and we thank their families – parents, grandparents, siblings and godparents – for their commitment and support, both now and in the future. We also thank everyone from the St. Peter-in-Chains parish community who has been involved in preparing the children for their First Holy Communion, most especially our catechists, prayer sponsors, the parish office team, and all those who have worked to ensure that the First Holy Communion Masses are a reverent and memorable occasion.
Bishop John Sherrington will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates at the 6:30pm Mass on Saturday 25th May. The rehearsal for the Mass will be at 7:30pm this Monday, 20th May in church. If possible, the candidate’s sponsor should also attend the rehearsal.
The Family Mass will return to its regular time of 11:15am from next Sunday, 26th May.
Taize-style service at Holy Trinity, Granville Road 6pm this Sunday 19th May.
May they Rest in Peace
The Requiem Mass for Peter Wotton RIP will be celebrated at St Peter’s on Friday, 24th May 2019 at 12 noon followed by cremation at St Marylebone Crematorium at 2pm.
The Requiem Mass for Irma La Rose RIP will be celebrated at St Peter’s on Friday 7th June at 11am followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium at 2pm.
The Requiem Mass for Marc Kwami Dantey RIP will be celebrated at St Peter’s on Friday 14th June at 12 noon followed by internment at Islington Cemetery at 2pm.
Please keep Peter, Irma and Marc as well as their families and friends in your prayers.
The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk
Come and join The Great Haringey Deanery Bank Holiday Walk on Monday, 27th May. 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 a fund raiser for our Parish building project! We will depart from St Francis De Sales Tottenham at 9:15am, 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. Departing at 1:30pm via the Parkland Walk and Highgate Woods we move on to St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green from where we will depart at 3:15pm for St John Vianney, West Green. At 4:30pm we depart for the final walk for Evening Prayer in St Ignatius, Stamford Hill at 5pm. 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. See poster at back of church.
‘Time to Rise’ Afternoon Easter Concert – St. John Vianney Parish, 4 Vincent Road West Green, London N15 3QH Come and join us for an afternoon of prayer through music and art! Free will donation. Concert: 2pm Light refreshments for purchase: 3pm, Sunday May 19th. Donations will support young adults on a walking Rome-Assisi pilgrimage and an immersion experience and mission with street children in the Philippines.
‘Vocations Weekend for young women – Theme: Discernment and Vocation; 24-26 May in Liverpool. The weekend is organised by the sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). “There is nothing quite like religious life – it’s an extraordinary adventure into a deep relationship with God.” If you are wondering if God is calling you to religious life and would like to find out more why not come along? You are welcome to stay for the weekend or just come along on Saturday for the day. There will be opportunity for prayer, reflection and input, chance to ask questions and to meet others who are also wondering where God is calling them. For more information contact Sr Lynne FCJ at email@example.com or visit our website www.fcjsisters.org.
Caritas Westminster, the Diocesan social action agency:
Volunteering Opportunity – Are you interested in social outreach? We are looking for Representatives to help record local poverty and social exclusion projects across different areas of the Diocese working closely with the Caritas development workers to help respond to those in need in the local area. If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who cares? Responding to the cry of the Earth – You are invited to an evening of practical suggestions for how your parish can respond to the environmental crisis. There will be contributions from local and national organisations including CAFOD, CaFE, the Felix Project and more. The event will be on Wednesday 29th May, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with refreshments from 6pm, at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. To get your free ticket, email Caritas, call 020 7931 6077, or search the event title on Eventbrite.
Volunteer Fair – Caritas will be holding its annual Volunteers’ Fair showcasing opportunities from across the Diocese. Those attending will have the chance to chat with different charities and find out more about their work, the roles available and hear talks and testimonials from different organisations. The event will be on Saturday 8th June, from 1:00-3:00pm, at St Aloysius’ Parish Hall, Phoenix Road, Euston, NW1 1TA. To get your free ticket, email Caritas, call 020 7931 6077, or search the event title on Eventbrite
Volunteer Year at SPEC – SPEC, the diocesan youth retreat centre, offers the possibility of a volunteer year for young adults. The volunteer missionary would live on site in Pinner in the residential community, receive formation and accompaniment in their faith and serve as a retreat facilitator, working with the employed retreat leaders. In particular, any sixth formers who may like to find out more are welcome to attend a day retreat to see what goes on and meet the community. For more information please see https://dowym.com/volunteer/ or contact email@example.com.
Spirit in the City Festival, 31 May & 1 June 2019. – ‘Life to the Full’ – Catholic Faith Festival celebrating and witnessing faith in London’s Leicester Square. Starts Friday evening from 7pm in Notre Dame de France Church. Saturday all day in the Square gardens. Includes live stage music, street evangelisation, prayer teams, all day Adoration, Confessions, feet washing, activities for children, talks, etc. Come be refreshed and renewed in your faith. For more information, contact Allegra, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0791 5537125. Or why not join the Mission Team and help others encounter Christ through one of these areas? To register as a helper, visit spiritinthecity.org
Lourdes Summer Retreat for Young Adults – The Assumption Sisters and Fathers invite young adults in their 20-30s for an English-speaking spiritual retreat in Lourdes from Saturday 3rd August – Friday 9th August with talks, prayer, silence, pilgrimage, desert day and spiritual accompaniment. For more information email email@example.com Cost: £300 (£220 for students/low waged) – a limited number of subsidised places are available. (Excl. travel – your flight to Lourdes) Register online: http://bit.ly/retreatlourdes
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.
Please pray for:
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, Noah Purcell–Chandler & Jennifer Graham-Dillon, Safina Malik (Jennifer Graham-Dillon’s sister).
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:
Peter Wotton, Irma La Rose RIP, Marc Dantey and Jean Vanier RIP.
Service times and Mass intentions
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Margaret O’Shea RIP
9:45am – FHC SUNG MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
11:30am – FHC FAMILY MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Annie Green RIP
Weekday Masses – Year 1 Easter: Daily Prayer – Week 1
MONDAY 20TH MAY
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Frank Flanagan RIP
TUESDAY 21ST MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Fr Richard D’Lord (Silver Jubilee)
WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eire Byrne
THURSDAY 23RD MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Leyla
FRIDAY 24TH MAY
12 noon – REQUIEM MASS – Int. Peter Wotton RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR
SATURDAY 25TH MAY – St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Deceased Clergy Association
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS
SUNDAY 26TH MAY – 6th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – FHC SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FHC FAMILY MASS – Int. Elizabeth, Josie and Stephen Carey RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Mary Sherlock RIP
9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
TUESDAY 21ST MAY
10am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery
WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery
THURSDAY 23RD MAY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall
FRIDAY 24TH MAY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019 – Theresa Quinn
5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Marianne Law; 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
1st: Acts 14:21-27; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:1-5; Gospel: John 13:31-35
6:30pm (Sat) David Fleming, Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Michael Buchanan, Peter Cecile, Ryan Chang Kit, Theresa Pisapia, William Carson
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone
COUNTING: – Monday 20th May – 9:30am – Team A
SOUP RUN: – Saturday 25th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th May 2019 – Susan Fleming
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th May 2019
6:30pm (Sat) – Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Fiona Stone
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: Acts 15:1-2.22-29; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:10-14.22-23; Gospel: John 14:23-29
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson
7:00pm John Pio Sheehan, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods
COUNTING: – Bank Holiday Monday 27th May – 9:30am – Team B