Notices – 19th May

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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.

Confirmation

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.

Family Mass

The Family Mass will return to its regular time of 11:15am from next Sunday, 26th May.

Taize-style service

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.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 21st May from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

‘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 lynnefcj@hotmail.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 caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk.

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 spec@rcdow.org.uk.

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, info@spiritinthecity.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 youth@assumptionreligious.org 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:

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, 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

SUNDAY 19TH MAY – 5th Sunday of Easter – C
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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

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)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 18th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019 – Theresa Quinn

5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Marianne Law; 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st: Acts 14:21-27; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:1-5; Gospel: John 13:31-35
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
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
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Confirmation Candidates
9:45am – 1st Therese Moloney; 2nd Fiona Stone
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st: Acts 15:1-2.22-29; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:10-14.22-23; Gospel: John 14:23-29
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
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

Notices – 12th May

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First Holy Communion

Over the next two 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 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.

Confirmation

Bishop John Sherrington will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates at the 6:30pm Mass on Saturday 25th May. Details of the rehearsal for the Mass will be published closer to the date.

Thank you from Mira Lidstone

Mira would like to thank everyone who came to her birthday party and those that couldn’t attend for all the love, gifts flowers and cards. A great Parish Family gathering! A mass will be offered for your intentions.

Trinity Concert

The Trinity Festival Choir and Orchestra with St Aidan’s school choir present the 13th Annual Trinity Concert at 7:30pm on Saturday 18th May at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road. Enjoy an evening of lighter classical music to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Admission is £10 by programme and wine and soft drinks will be available.

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 12 noon followed by cremation at Islington Crematorium at 2pm.

Please also pray for Marc Dantey RIP who died last week. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Jean Vanier RIP died this morning 7th May. Fr Sean

Please keep Peter, Irma, Marc and Jean as well as their families and friends in your prayers.

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 lynnefcj@hotmail.com or visit our website www.fcjsisters.org.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 14th May from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Caritas Westminster, the Diocesan social action agency:
Volunteering Opportunity – Are you interested in social outreach? Caritas Westminster is looking for Caritas Representatives to help record local poverty and social exclusion projects across different areas of the Diocese. They would also work closely with the Caritas development workers to help respond to those in need in the local area. If you are interested, please contact Caritas Westminster at caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk to register your interest.

Who cares? Responding to the cry of the Earth – Caritas Westminster invites you 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 caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, call 020 7931 6077, or search the event title on Eventbrite.

Volunteer Fair – The Caritas Volunteer Service will be holding its annual Volunteers’ Fair showcasing volunteering opportunities from across the Diocese. Those attending will have the chance to chat with different charities and find out more about their work and 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 caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk, 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 spec@rcdow.org.uk.

‘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.

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, info@spiritinthecity.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

Undergraduate Internship Programme – The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School will be running a four-week Physics and Mathematics Internship Programme over the summer term 2019. Offering undergraduate university students the opportunity to be placed in a number of schools in West, East and North London. Participants will receive a £300 per week bursary for the 4-week programme, a total of £1200. For further information and an application form please go to: bit.ly/cvmsinternship2019 .

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
Rehearsal
6:30pm at St. Peter-in-Chains – Wednesday 15 May – for children making their First Holy Communion on 19 May
Full details have been shared with parents via email.

First Holy Communion Masses
Masses will be celebrated on 19 May at 9:45am and 11:30am

Please note that the later Mass will start at 11:30am instead 11:15am on 19 May only.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
Meeting Monday 13th May 7.00 – 8.15 in Church

Bishop John Sherrington will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates at the 6:30pm Mass on Saturday 25th May. Details of the rehearsal for the Mass will be published closer to the date.

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, 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

SUNDAY 12TH MAY – 4th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Henryk Kuczwalski RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – FHC SUNG MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
11:30am – FHC FAMILY MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

Weekday Masses – Year 1 Easter: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 13TH MAY – Our Lady of Fatima
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Anthony Graham-Dillon

TUESDAY 14TH MAY – St Matthias, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Marc Dantey

WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor

THURSDAY 16TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Private intention

FRIDAY 17TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 18TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Doreen Casserley R.I.P
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 19TH MAY – 5th Sunday of Easter – C
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

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 14TH MAY
HARINGEY DEANERY MEETING
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 16TH MAY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 17TH MAY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019 – Ann Hughes

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Acts 13:14.43-52; 2nd: Apocalypse 7:9.14-17; Gospel: John 10:27-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 13th May – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 18th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019 – Theresa Quinn

5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am – 1st Marianne Law; 2nd Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st: Acts 14:21-27; 2nd: Apocalypse 21:1-5; Gospel: John 13:31-35
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
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

Notices – 5th May

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May is the Month of Mary

The offering of special May devotions to Mary, Mother of Christ, began in Rome at the end of the eighteenth century. Here at St Peter’s, the Rosary is normally prayed in church after 9:00am Mass on Tuesday and Friday. The annual May Procession at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden, NW10 9AX, will be on Sunday 12th May, 3:30pm. Preacher: Fr Martin Plunkett. Come and join hundreds of other pilgrims as we pray the Rosary in procession, giving witness to our Faith, our love for Mary, and our intercession for our city and country at this time. Willesden Junction Bakerloo Line and Overground. Bus routes 18, 187, 206, 220, 226, 228, 260, 266, 487.

Annual Mass for Migrants

The Annual Mass for Migrants is at Westminster Cathedral, 6th May 2019 at 10:30am, Procession at 10:00. Main Celebrant Bishop Michael Campbell.

First Holy Communion

Final classes have concluded this week (Group B Sat 4th May 10-11:30am at St. Gildas’) Details of the rehearsals for the First Communion Masses has been shared with parents via email and can also be found in the ‘Sacramental Preparation Programmes’ section.

First Holy Communion Masses will be as follows: Sunday 12 May at 9:45am and 11:30am; Sunday 19 May at 9:45am and 11:30am. Please note that the later Mass will start at 11:30am rather than 11:15am on both 12 and 19 May only. Please keep all the children who will be receiving the sacrament in your prayers over the coming weeks.

Confirmation

Bishop John Sherrington will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on our candidates at the 6:30pm Mass on Saturday 25th May. Details of the rehearsal for the Mass will be published closer to the date.

March for Life

The March for Life UK will take place on Saturday 11th May starting outside Westminster Church House, 25 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN at 2pm. There will also be events in the morning from 9:30am until 1:30pm, for more details and local coach information see www.MarchforLife.co.uk

Other notices

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

Do you have public speaking skills? – Want to help tackle poverty and injustice? – CAFOD wants to recruit volunteers in the Westminster Diocese to promote its work for justice and development. We are looking for people with public speaking skills and the ability to work with, and co-ordinate, small teams of volunteers locally. To find out more, why not book a place on our volunteer day on Saturday 11th May in our offices near Lambeth North tube station? Contact Tony on 020 8449 6970 or tsheen@cafod.org.uk for further details.

‘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.

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, info@spiritinthecity.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

Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony – Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm. The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2019. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

Church Renovation Project – Much of the work is approaching completion though the main window will take a couple more months to complete. The sanctuary changes, renovation of the floor and the pew kneelers, redecoration of the Parish Rooms, necessary work in the Presbytery and to replace the heating boiler and hot water systems for the Parish Rooms and presbytery has yet to start. Fund raising will continue over the coming weeks and months. Fr Sean.

Irish Chaplaincy – is looking for a Chair for its Board of Trustees. For more information go to www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk and click on News and scroll down.

Undergraduate Internship Programme – The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School will be running a four-week Physics and Mathematics Internship Programme over the summer term 2019. Offering undergraduate university students the opportunity to be placed in a number of schools in West, East and North London. Participants will receive a £300 per week bursary for the 4-week programme, a total of £1200. For further information and an application form please go to: bit.ly/cvmsinternship2019 .

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 spec@rcdow.org.uk.

The Retrouvaille programme – Is your marriage stressed, unloving, cold? Do you want to improve your communication? Have you separated, divorced, or are you thinking of doing so? Do you want to try again? The Retrouvaille programme may be just what you need! Next programme commences with a weekend 7th – 9th June 2019 For more information or to hear about future programmes: Tel or Text: 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 Email retrouvailleukinfo@gmail.com or visit website www.retrouvaille.org.uk (Complete confidentiality assured.)

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
Final classes have concluded this week (Group B Sat 4th May 10-11:30am at St. Gildas’)

Rehearsals
There are 2 rehearsals, both at 6:30pm at St. Peter-in-Chains
Wednesday 8 May – for children making their First Holy Communion on 12 May
Wednesday 15 May – for children making their First Holy Communion on 19 May
Full details have been shared with parents via email.

First Holy Communion Masses
Masses will be held as follows:
12 May at 9:45am and 11:30am
19 May at 9:45am and 11:30am

Please note that the later Mass will start at 11:30am instead 11:15am on both 12 and 19 May only.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
No meeting Mon 5th May – Bank Holiday

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, 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:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 5TH MAY – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sr. Patricia O’Sullivan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Athanatius Ajayi Birthday (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Eileen Moran (months mind)

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

MONDAY 6TH MAY
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence

TUESDAY 7TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Grazyna Mollin RIP

WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 9TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Ginette Maloumbi (Sp. Birthday Int.)

FRIDAY 10TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Conlan RIP
7:30pm – Holy Hour

SATURDAY 11TH MAY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mira Lidstone (Birthday)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 12TH MAY – 4th Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Henryk Kuczwalski RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – FHC SUNG MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
11:30am – FHC FAMILY MASS – Int. FHC Candidates
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 7TH MAY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 9TH MAY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 10TH MAY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 4th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019 – Nena Whitehead

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd Helen Helmer
7:00pm – James Bradwell
Readings:
1st: Acts 5:27-32.40-41; 2nd: Apocalypse 5:11-14; Gospel: John 21:1-19
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 6th May – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 11th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019 – Ann Hughes

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 11th/12th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am – 1st Lesley Pippet; 2nd Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Acts 13:14.43-52; 2nd: Apocalypse 7:9.14-17; Gospel: John 10:27-30
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Lisa Murphy, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Paul Stone, Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 13th May – 9:30am – Team D

Notices – 28th April

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Welcome

We welcome and congratulate Michael Joseph McDonagh and Bridget Claudia McDonagh who were confirmed and made her First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. Please keep them in your prayers.

A Big Thank You

To everyone who made our parish celebration of Holy week and Easter special. There are the people we see – Fr. Sean leading our liturgies, the Readers, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Singers, Musicians, the people who take up the collection, bring up the offertory gifts and of course everyone who comes to celebrate with us so prayerfully. Then there are the people supporting them – the people who organise our ministers, those who arrange flowers, prepare, clean and decorate the church, wash linen, count and bank the collections, etc. We must give a special mention to our First Holy Communion candidates and their catechists who led the Family Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. St Peter’s is blessed with many people who give their time and service generously not only at Easter but throughout the year. We send our thanks and prayers for God’s Blessing to all of you.

It was good to see the number of families who brought beautiful baskets of Easter Food to be blessed on Holy Saturday as well as the people who got up to see the sun rise at Ally Pally and celebrate the risen Christ on Easter morning – we may have 2 new Parish Traditions in the making!

Fr Sean adds his thanks for your cards, generous Easter Offerings as well as your donations during Lent and on Good Friday for the collection for the Holy Places.

Building Works Fund Raiser

Our thanks to all those who supported the fund-raiser for our Parish works at The Hope and Anchor before Easter raising £420.

This week’s Saints

Our weekday Masses have a Saint to celebrate every day – Monday St Catherine of Sienna, Tuesday St George (moved because of Easter), Wednesday St Joseph the Worker, Thursday St Athanasius, Friday Saints Philip & James, Saturday the English Martyrs.

Annual Mass for Migrants

The Annual Mass for Migrants is at Westminster Cathedral, 6th May 2019 at 10:30am, Procession at 10:00. Main Celebrant Bishop Michael Campbell.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

We welcome all our First Holy Communion children and parents for a Celebration Mass at 11:15 today. Final classes take place this week and next – see the ‘Sacramental Preparation Programmes’ section of this post for details. Details of rehearsals on 8 and 15 May will be sent via email to all parents in the coming week

Confirmation meetings also resume this week after the school Easter holidays. See the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 30th April from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Church Renovation Project – Much of the work is approaching completion though the main window will take a couple more months to complete. The sanctuary changes, renovation of the floor and the pew kneelers, redecoration of the Parish Rooms, necessary work in the Presbytery has yet to start. Work is beginning to replace the heating boiler and hot water systems for the Parish Rooms and presbytery. Fund raising will continue over the coming weeks and months. Fr Sean.

Cardinal’s Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony – Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm. The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic marriage in 2019. If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details: husband and wife’s names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone number, if no email).

Irish Chaplaincy – is looking for a Chair for its Board of Trustees. For more information go to www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk and click on News and scroll down.

‘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.

Undergraduate Internship Programme – The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School will be running a four-week Physics and Mathematics Internship Programme over the summer term 2019. Offering undergraduate university students the opportunity to be placed in a number of schools in West, East and North London. Participants will receive a £300 per week bursary for the 4-week programme, a total of £1200. For further information and an application form please go to: bit.ly/cvmsinternship2019 .

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, info@spiritinthecity.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

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

Classes at St. Gildas’ school School (Dickenson Road Entrance) from 10am-11:30am on:
No classes during school holidays 6th to 22nd April inclusive.
Class 6 – Group A Sat 27th April
Class 6 – Group B Sat 4th May
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start on time and remember to bring the I Belong book.

Details of rehearsals on 8 and 15 May will be sent via email to all parents in the coming week.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Celebration Mass For all children and parents, Sunday, 28th April at 11:15am

Confirmation
Meeting Mon 29th April 7-8:15pm – 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, 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:

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 28th April – 2nd Sunday of Easter (or Divine Mercy Sunday) (C)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Lesley Christie RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Thomas Maybin RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Fr Hugh McInally RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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

MONDAY 29TH APRIL – St Catherine of Sienna, Virgin & Doctor, Patron of Europe
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Maddolena & Carmini Lanzara RIP

TUESDAY 30TH APRIL – St George, Martyr, Patron of England
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sally Morris RIP

WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY – Easter feria or St Joseph the Worker
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor’s intention

THURSDAY 2ND MAY – St Athanasius, Bishop & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)

FRIDAY 3RD MAY – Ss Philip & James, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:30pm – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 4TH MAY – The English Martyrs
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Donor’s intention
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 5TH MAY – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Sr. Patricia O’Sullivan RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Athanatius Ajayi Birthday (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Eileen Moran (months mind)

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 30TH APRIL
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 1ST MAY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 2ND MAY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 3RD MAY
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 27th April – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – 27th/28th April – Margaret Forkan

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 27th/28th April
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – James Bradwell 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Acts 5:12-16; 2nd: Apocalypse 1:9-13.17-19; Gospel John 20:19-31
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan, Maria Fernandez

COUNTING: – Monday 29th April – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 4th May 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019 – Nena Whitehead

3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER (C)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th May 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso-Dyer
9:45am – 1st Avril Byrne; 2nd James Bradwell
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Acts 5:27-32.40-41; 2nd: Apocalypse 5:11-14; Gospel: John 21:1-19
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

COUNTING: – Monday 6th May – 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.