Notices – 14th October

Click headings with arrowheads alongside to show or hide information.


Prisoners’ Sunday

Today is Prisoners’ Sunday, a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners and their families, and an important opportunity to make a difference. You can show your support by placing a donation in the wall safe at the back of the church above the Holy Water font. Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand.

Six New Saints

Bl. Pope Paul VI and Bl. Oscar Romero will be canonized together on this Sunday, October 14th. The two blesseds will be canonized alongside four others: Bl. Francesco Spinelli; Bl. Vincenzo Romano; Bl. Maria Caterina Kasper and Nazaria Ignazia of Saint Teresa of Jesus.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day – Thank You

You have given over £900 so far and you can still donate here.

Jim Doyle RIP

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved parishioner and friend Jim Doyle. Sadly Jim lost his battle against cancer and passed away peacefully at home last Tuesday. Jim’s funeral will be held here at St Peter’s on Thursday, 18th October at 12noon. Jim’s body will be received into the church on Wednesday, 17th October at 7pm. Please keep his wife Sheila, sons Andrew, Liam, Brian, daughter Emma, grandchildren and Jim’s sisters Nuala and May in your prayers at this very sad time. The family have requested no flowers except from family members. There will be a collection for the Church restoration project. NB No 9am Mass on that day.

Month of the Holy Souls

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

Holy Families – The Joy of Love

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


There will be a catechists Meeting on Monday, 15th October, 7:30pm in the lower parish rooms, for catechists and those who are interested in becoming a catechist for our First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Calling all young people aged 18-30

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

World Mission Sunday

Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday – As our global church comes together on this special day, Missio asks the faithful of England and Wales to ‘work together to build a future of hope’ in Ethiopia and throughout the world, through your prayers and financial support. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses next weekend. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using Missio envelopes.

If you have a Missio/APF Red Box, please return it along with your donations to the parish office. Please write your name and details clearly on the box so we can return them to you once emptied. Thanks

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

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

Other notices

Priest Surgery – See Fr Sean without an appointment on Tuesday 16th October from 5pm-7pm at the Sacristy. This is also when school transfer forms will be signed

Building Works – We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the present building works and ask everyone to take their time when leaving the church after Sunday Mass.

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

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

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

Why should we care? – Tuesday evening 16th October, 8:15pm at Holy Trinity, Granville Road. Drawing on the teaching in Pope Francis’ important encyclical on the environment Laudato Si’ as we explore how our faith helps us care for what he has called ‘our common home’.

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

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

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

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit 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, Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta & Richard Simon.

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

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

Those who have recently died:
Jim Doyle RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER – 28th Sunday of the Year (B)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. William Carr RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Olga Manzano RIP (2nd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

Weekday Masses – Year 2, Week 28: Daily Prayer – Week 4

MONDAY 15TH OCTOBER – St Teresa of Jesus, Virgin & Doctor
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mary Bernadette Durasamy (Birthday)

9:00am* – MASS – Int. David Williams RIP

WEDNESDAY 17TH OCTOBER – St Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence
7:30pm – RECEPTION OF BODY – Jim Doyle RIP

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBER – St Luke, Evangelist
Noon – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

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

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

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


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


SOUP RUN: – Saturday 13th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October – Ann Hughes

Saturday/Sunday 13th/14th October
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Kit Greveson 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
1st: Wisdom 7:7-11; 2nd: Hebrews 4:12-13 Gospel: Mark 10:17-30
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Yessica Alvarez-Manzano, Anastasia Gaffiero, Anna Maria Fernandez, Anthony Cecile, Claire Carson
7:00pm Peter Duncan, Pedro Daniel, Ruben Ferreira

COUNTING: – Monday 15th October – 9:30am – Team B

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

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

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