Scripture notes – 19th Sunday of the Year, B – 12th August 2018

The liturgy continues Jesus’ discourse on the ‘bread of life’, expanding and clarifying what we heard last week, and hinting at the Eucharistic interpretation that is spelled out in the next set of verses. Continue reading Scripture notes – 19th Sunday of the Year, B – 12th August 2018

Notices – 22nd July

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Building Project

Hopefully the contractors will be on site on the 30th July to begin the works that we have so long awaited. More later…

Parish Census

We are asking all parishioners to complete a registration form with the details of their household so that we can make sure that the information we hold is up to date. If you missed completing a form at Mass over recent Sundays – and many thanks to all who did complete one! – forms and pens are available on the Newsletter stand. Please return completed forms to the parish office. Thank you.

Sister Catherine Malone RIP

The Sisters of St Gildas’ recommend to your prayers Sister Cathleen Malone RIP who died recently at the mother house in France. Sister Cathleen was a member of our community here at St Peter’s for many years. May she rest in Peace.

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Join the 8th annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land, led by Bishop John Wilson, which will take place from 21st – 29th November. Come and visit the holy sites, support local Christians and deepen your faith. Galilee, Bethlehem, Jerusalem covered. Full board. Flying BA. Price £1549 per person sharing. Single room and travel insurance extra. For booking forms or more information contact Elizabeth Uwalaka 020 7798 9173 or Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666.

St Peter-in-Chains RC School Vacancy

Temporary cleaner required for the summer holidays in St Peter-in-Chains School – Hours of work Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm from 23rd July-3rd August. Hourly rate £10.44. For further information please contact Head teacher Miss Falvey on 020 8340 6789. Details are also available on the notice board outside the church.

Soup Run

Holiday relief – If you are able to help during the late July/August holiday period to make sandwiches, drive and/or distribute to the homeless in Central London, please contact Kit Greveson on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138 582 or email Kit at We meet every Saturday at 4pm to make sandwiches for approx. 2 hours and at 6pm to drive/distribute, again for approx. 2 hours. Please just turn up to make sandwiches if you are free. Many thanks.

We always need tuna fish and sweetcorn for the Soup Run. If you are able to buy a tin (or a stack of 4), it will be greatly appreciated. Please leave in red box at back of church. We do not need any tea at present but coffee, sugar, cheese, tinned corned beef/chopped ham are always well received. Thank you to all those who have donated goods so far. It has helped replenish the stocks but please continue to donate. Please note: we are unable to use fresh vegetables so it would be appreciated it these weren’t left in the fridge.

Altar Servers

During the school holiday period we will still need servers at Sunday Masses so please come to the sacristy whenever you are present. It would be helpful if parents would take home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – The next date for seeing Fr Sean without an appointment will be Tuesday 24th July, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

SEEDs – Please note Seeds Group will not be meeting in August. The next meeting will be on 1st September at St Peter-in-Chains, School Hall.

St Peter’s School, Stay and Play Group – will resume in the autumn term.

Parish Draw – July Results – 1st 84, 2nd 79 & 3rd 131 (Orange A97MSN6V)

We are looking for someone to sell draw tickets at 7pm mass on the first Sunday of each month. Not a difficult job but one that brings in a little extra income for the parish and a small gain for 3 parishioners. Contact Kit on 020 8340 0557 / 07507 138582 / Thank you

Ink Cartridges – we are not able to recycle these. Please do not leave at the back of the church.

Follow your ART in the Parish – Discover your inner creative spirit, get engaged with the gifts of the Holy Spirit through art and beauty. (Re)Learn to see the world, the Creation, your life and those of others with new eyes. This project aims to develop your inner creative spirit with several exercises to unlock your artistic skills; to help you to gain self-confidence. The group is once a week on Thursday evenings. Other times may be considered. For more information contact Ruben – or visit the website Monthly fee £60 – most of the materials supplied.

Fr William Kiowi – Thank you! – We have raised another £105 bringing the total raised to £635. Once again a big thank you to all who kindly donated to Fr William’s appeal. Lesley Pippet

Westminster Cathedral Summer Fair – The Cathedral Summer fair will take place on Saturday 28th July at Westminster Cathedral Hall from 11am to 4pm. There will be food and some Pimms served with sale of gift items and also a game of tombola. In the afternoon, the Filipino club will perform a traditional dance. All are invited. For further information, please contact Mary Maxwell at or tel: 020 7798 9181.

Adoremus – National Eucharistic CongressThe National Eucharist Congress is fast approaching. You are invited to join the Church in England & Wales at Liverpool on Saturday, 8 and/or Sunday, 9 September. Saturday is the highlight of the Congress. Bishop Robert Barron will address the Congress; Cardinal Nichols will give a reflection and lead us in Adoration and Benediction. (There is a fee of £40 for the Saturday to cover the costs of the Congress.) On the Sunday there are Masses in the Metropolitan Cathedral and a large outdoor Blessed Sacrament procession. Many other events and a Youth Congress will supplement the official programme. Tickets can be booked online until 31 July at For information, contact or Prayer cards are available at the back of the church.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit 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 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, Joel Maitre, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Sheila Dredge, 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 recently deceased:
Cathy Condon RIP (Mary Donnelly’s mother)

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 22ND JULY – 16th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. David & Susan Fleming
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. James Nugent RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 16: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 23rd JULY – St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patrick Naughton RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary & John O’Shea RIP (Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY – St James, Apostle
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 26TH JULY – Ss Joachim & Anne, Parents of Blessed Virgin Mary
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Eileen, Sarah & Martin McAndrew RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence (Deceased)
7:30pm – Holy Hour

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jose Luis Fabrega RIP (1st Anniv)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 29th JULY – 17th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kay Fleming RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mr & Mrs Henderson (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Marie Brenan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

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


Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment

7:30pm – FINANCE COMMITTEE – Presbytery

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

1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove resumes after Scholl Holidays


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st July – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July – Margaret Forkan

Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd July
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
1st: Jeremiah 23:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 2:13-18; Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am William Carson, Sabrina Cecile, Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anthony Cecile, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 22nd July – 6:45pm – Planned Giving Team B
COUNTING: – Monday 23rd July – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th July – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July – Nena Whitehead

Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th July
6:30pm (Sat) – Kit Greveson
9:45am 1st Reading: – Claire Kennedy 2nd Reading: – Avril Byrne
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
1st: 2 Kings 4:42-44; 2nd: Ephesians 4:1-6; Gospel: John 6:1-15
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Patrick Egan, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:15am Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 30th July – 9:30am – Team C