Notices – 29th October

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NOVEMBER – Month of the Holy Souls

Feasts of All Saints and All Souls – On Wednesday, 1st November, the feast of All Saints, a Holyday of Obligation, Mass will be celebrated at 9am and 7:30pm. On All Souls’ Day, Thursday 2nd November, Mass will be celebrated at 9am.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 3rd November, 7:30pm. If you have lost a family member in the past year and would like them remembered, please hand in their name to the parish office before 1st November with, if you have one, a photo we can display (no bigger than A5 please). There will be no 9am Mass.

Holy Souls lists and envelopes are available at the back of the church. Please hand your list with your donation in the envelope provided to the priest or parish office. Lists will be displayed before the altar.

World Mission Sunday

Thank you for your donations last weekend which raised £458.51 for Missio.

50th Anniversary of the Abortion Act

Friday October 27th was the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act. Our prayer is for all whose innocent lives have been taken during these 50 years; for all who have suffered trauma through abortion; for a conversion of hearts and minds with regard to the God-given dignity of every human life; for God’s mercy on us all. A copy of a statement issued by the Bishops of England, Scotland and Wales to mark the anniversary is available on the Newsletter stand.

SEEDs Saturday club

SEEDs welcomes people with learning disabilities, their families and friends and meets next Saturday, 4th November, 2-4pm at St Peter’s School Hall. Everyone welcome.

Parish Raffle Tickets

Tickets will be on sale next weekend 4th/5th November. October winning numbers 1st 254, 2nd 303, 3rd 286 (AB625949 – Pale Green).

Finance Committee Report

Our accounts show a drop in our loose cash, envelope and standing order income this year though this was balanced by a record Gift Aid payment. We are disappointed with the lack of progress on our parish projects over the summer and Fr Sean is trying to get things moving again as well as inviting St Gildas’ School children to come up with art and images we could incorporate in what we hope to do in the porch and the church. A meeting with a member of the Liturgy Commission about our ideas for the font, lectern and sanctuary flooring was encouraging. Bishop John Sherrington will be visiting the parish in January 2018. From our discussions we are conscious that additional demands being placed on all parishes originating from the likes of the Charity Commissioners and Insurers as well as legal requirements from things such as Health and Safety and Data Protection, are combining to stretch our resources of both time and money and are drawing them away from the spiritual and pastoral work of the Parish. Steve Bethell

‘Say it with your life’

In preparation for the first World Day for the Poor, and perhaps of special interest to members of our faith-sharing groups, there will be an evening exploring Catholic Social Teaching and Action at Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambroseden Avenue, SW1P 1QW from 6:30-9pm on Thursday, 9th November. Register at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or call 020 7931 6078. Suggested donation £5

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Enrolment is now open for the 2017/2018 First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes. For information about eligibility, dates to return forms etc. look in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

Catechist training information can be found in the same place.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 31st October, 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Could you be a Catechist? – Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a place in our Parish School Reception at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Talk on Padre Pio – There will be a talk on Saint Pio from Pietrelcina, given by Father Domenico Vitulli at Saint Peter’s Church, 136 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5DL on Thursday, 9th November. Mass at 6:15pm will be followed at 7pm by the talk and Q&A session. All welcome.

Sixth Form Open Evenings:
Our Lady’s Convent High School mixed sixth form, 2-16 Amhurst Park, London, N16 5AF, Thursday 2 November, 5-7:30pm (Last entry 7pm). Visit the School website http://www.ourladys.hackney.sch.uk/

St Ignatius College, Turkey Street, Enfield, EN1 4NP, Thursday 2 November, 6-8pm (Presentation at 7:15pm). Visit the school website: http://www.st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk or ring 01992 717835

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School, North Finchley, London N12 7NJ, Thursday 9 November at 7pm. Visit the school website: http://www.st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk or ring 020 8446 2256

St Thomas More Catholic School – Glendale Ave, Wood Green, London N22 5HN, Tuesday, 14 November, 5.00-6.30pm. Visit the school website www.stthomasmoreschool.org.uk/

St Ignatius College funding bid – St Ignatius are bidding for funding for an all-weather Table Tennis / Pat Ball Mini Sport Area for their students. The funding will go to the bid with the most community votes. To vote for their students please visit www.aviva.co.uk/good-thinking/community-fund/ now!

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Enrolment forms and information can be collected from the Sacristy on Sunday or the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri. Candidates for either sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here and no forms will be accepted after the closing dates.

The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3 or above. Parents can only collect forms for their own children and forms must be returned, with the fee and Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office by Monday, 13th November. The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November at 7:30pm in the Church.

The Confirmation Programme is open to young people in Year 9 or above. Candidates must collect their own forms which must be returned to the Parish Office by Monday, 6th November. Candidates are asked to attend a short interview on Wednesday, 15th November between 7pm-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Church.

News for Catechists
For our First Holy Communion Catechists, two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, will take place in the Lower Parish Rooms and are open to all parishioners and catechists. Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com to book a place.

‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ on Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8:30pm, will develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament so they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.

‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ on Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8:30pm is about preparing children to celebrate the Sacrament for the first time with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

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, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, David and Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan & Olajide Olaniran.

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:
Fr John Elliot, Fr Sean O’Toole, Christine Bosha, Fr Norman Porter Brown & Fr John Bruce Elliott RIP.

Service and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mick Ginty RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes, Patrick & Thomas Love RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Nora Ginty RIP

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 30: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 30TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Dorina Adam RIP

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Heather Bradley RIP

WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER – All Saints
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Michael Morris RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm – MASS – Int.

THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER – All Souls’
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
9:00am – NO MASS
7:30pm – COMMEMORATION MASS Int. Departed Parishioners no Holy Hour

SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER – St Charles Borromeo, Bishop
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Carmine & Maddalena Lanzara RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Tommy McKeown RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Maureen Hanlon RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Richard Halliday (Birthday)
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 31ST OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Fr Sean’s Office

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

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th October – Ann Hughes

30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th October
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Exodus 22:20-26; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 29th October – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 30th October – 9:30am – Team D

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 4th November – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th November – Theresa Quinn

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 4th/5th November
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Malachi 1:14 – 2:2.8-10; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9.13; Gospel – Matthew 23:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alice Fidler, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
11:15am Sam Carson, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand
7:00pm Kathy McHale, Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney

COUNTING: – Monday 6th November – 9:30am – Team A

Notices – 22nd October

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World Mission Sunday

You can help bring peace to South Sudan
The conflict continues; more and more people are hungry, homeless and traumatised. Retribution is rife. This young country is on the brink of collapse, but you can help bring peace to the people of South Sudan.

In 1999, Bishop Paride started a Peace Village to try and halt the human suffering he saw. The Peace Village is now home to 24 different tribes who live, work and pray together. More than 3,000 people come to access the services this remarkable project has brought to the area, and people who called each other enemies are now working together. Bishop Paride knows that education is at the heart of creating a more just society. He needs your help to spread a spirit of peace across the region.

World Mission Sunday on 22 October, is your chance to support our missionaries and the Church in proclaiming the Gospel of peace to those who suffer around the world. Please give what you can, and if possible, please use the Gift Aid envelopes if you are a taxpayer. Thank you. Learn more about World Mission Sunday here. You can donate online here.

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Enrolment is now open for the 2017/2018 First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes. For information about eligibility, dates to return forms etc. look in the ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ section below.

Catechist training information can be found in the same place.

Legion of Mary

There is a recruitment drive this Sundy, 22nd, at all Masses. A stall will be set up in the porch; you are welcome to visit it.

Month of the Rosary

October Devotions, Sunday 29th October, 2-3pm in church. Bring a flower for Our Lady’s altar. Lesley

Syrian Refugee Family Group

Thursday, 26th October at St John Vianney, West Green Road, 7pm. An agenda should have been emailed to the current volunteers last Friday. If you’re interested in joining, please contact Fr David Walter, 020 8800 8374 or dardaghwalter@gmail.com – or just turn up.

Funeral Mass

The funeral Mass of the late Christine Bosha will be held here at St Peter’s on Friday, 27th October at 11:30am followed by cremation at Islington and Camden Cemetery, 1:15pm. NB no 9am Mass on that day. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

Admission to Reception Class for September 2018

If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2017 and 31/8/2018 you can apply for a place in our Parish School Reception at St. Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ. Tours of the school are available on Thursdays at 2pm. Please contact Mrs Gaudiano (Admissions Officer) on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary Information Forms available from the school office or can be downloaded from the school website.

Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October.

Clocks go back

Clocks go back an hour next Sunday 29th October.

£1 coins

The old, round £1 coins are no longer legal tender. Please do not use them in the collection or to pay for papers, votive candles etc. Thank you.

Other notices

Priest Surgery and signing of school forms
See Fr Sean without an appointment, Tuesday 24th October, 3pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Could you be a Catechist? – Please speak to Fr. Sean if you are interested in becoming a catechist for our Parish First Holy Communion or Confirmation programmes beginning this Autumn – volunteers always welcome!

Catechist Training – Two training sessions for our First Holy Communion Catechists, ‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ and ‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ have been arranged on Tuesdays 7th & 14th November in the Parish Rooms from 7-8:30pm. All other catechists and parishioners are welcome to attend. For Confirmation Catechists, there is a one-day conference ‘Living Signs of Hope’ on Saturday 25th November from 10am-3:30pm at St Aloysius, Euston. See the section ‘Preparing for the Sacraments’ below for full details and how to book.

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.

Mass of Commemoration – Friday 3rd 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.

Lectio Divina – Praying with the Bible at Sisters of Sion, 63 Mount View Road on Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. No meeting this week, 26th October. Next meeting Thursday, 2nd November. All welcome.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

MISSIO – APF Red Boxes – Thank you to all those who have returned their boxes, these can now be collected from the sacristy.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday. Note that pressure of space means items may have to be edited.

Preparing for the Sacraments

First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Enrolment forms and information for the 2017/2018 Programmes can be collected from the Sacristy after Sunday Mass, or from the Parish Office between 9am–3pm, Mon–Fri (Parish Office will be closed Mon 23rd – Fri 27th). Note: Candidates for either sacrament must live in the Parish or regularly attend Mass here and no forms will be accepted after the closing dates.

The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 3. Parents can only collect forms for their own children and forms must be returned, with the fee and Baptismal Certificate to the Parish Office by Monday, 13th November. The first Parents’ Meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st November at 7:30pm in the Church.

The Confirmation Programme is open to young people in Year 9. Candidates must collect their own forms which must be returned to the Parish Office by Monday, 6th November. Candidates are asked to attend a short interview on Wednesday, 15th November between 7pm-9pm. The first Parents’/Sponsors’ meeting will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 7:30pm in the Church.

News for Catechists
For our First Holy Communion Catechists, two training sessions, led by Mary Crowley, Diocesan Catechetical Adviser, will take place in the Lower Parish Rooms and are open to all parishioners and catechists. Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 or email firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com to book a place.

‘Reflecting on the Eucharist’ on Tuesday, 7th November, 7pm-8:30pm, will develop the catechist’s knowledge and understanding of the Sacrament so they may share that knowledge and understanding with those they catechise.

‘Preparing Children for First Reconciliation’ on Tuesday, 14th November, 7pm-8:30pm is about preparing children to celebrate the Sacrament for the first time with reflection on last year’s programme at St Peter’s.

For our Confirmation Catechists: ‘Living Signs of Hope’ is a one-day conference for Confirmation Catechists on Saturday, 25th November, 10am-3:30pm at the Centre for Youth Ministry, Church of St Aloysius, 20 Phoenix Road, NW1 1TA (5 mins from Euston Station, Victoria/Northern Line). Cost will be paid by the Parish. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the Church. Please book your place by email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk Contact Fiona Reid on 0794 127 1940 for more information.

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, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor, David and Pamela Roberts, Mira Lidstone, Sr Ann Heaney, Sr Margaret Begley, Sr Patricia O’Sullivan & Olajide Olaniran.

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:
Fr John Elliot, Fr Sean O’Toole, Christine Bosha, Fr Norman Porter Brown & Fr John Bruce Elliott RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Frank Stenson RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Karen Ivanira
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Sr Patricia O’Sullivan (Get Well)

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 29: Daily Prayer – Week 1

MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maureen Hanlon RIP

TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Colette McAteer RIP

WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Holy Souls

THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sr Mary Margaret Begley

FRIDAY 27TH OCTOBER
11:30am – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Christine Bosha RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER – Sts Simon & Jude, Apostles
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Marilena Rabhani RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Mick Ginty RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes, Patrick & Thomas Love RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Nora Ginty 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 24TH OCTOBER
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP
3:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Fr Sean’s Office
7:30PM – FINANCE COMMITTEE

THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 21st October – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October – Nena Whitehead

29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 21st/22nd October
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Therese Moloney 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 45:1.4-6; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Gospel – Matthew 22:15-21
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Grace Brimacombe-Rand, Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel

COUNTING: – Monday 23rd October – 9:30am – Team C

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 28th October – 4pm & 6pm – Team B
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th October – Ann Hughes

30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (A)
Saturday/Sunday 28th/29th October
READERS:

6:30pm (Sat) – Mia Griso Dyer
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st – Exodus 22:20-26; 2nd – 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter
11:15am Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

COUNTING: – Sunday 29th October – 6:45pm – Team D
COUNTING: – Monday 30th October – 9:30am – Team D

Scripture notes – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 15th October 2017

After recent images of vineyards and those who work in them, the liturgy moves to parables of lavish banquets. In the Gospel, Jesus is still talking to the Pharisees and debating with them about what his authority is. In the second reading Paul – far from a feast – is in prison, but expressing his contentment. Continue reading Scripture notes – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 15th October 2017

Scripture notes – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 8th October 2017

Today one of the three parables in Matthew which are set in a vineyard and aimed at those who rejected Jesus. The first reading gives the Old Testament background for today’s gospel. The Psalm response also picks up the vineyard image, and only St Paul has something different. Continue reading Scripture notes – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 8th October 2017

Notices – 16th July

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End of Term

St Gildas’ & St Peter’s Schools break for the summer holiday this Friday, 21st July at 2pm. We wish all members of staff, governors and children at a very happy and restful summer.

St Gildas’ School Leavers Mass (Year 6) will take place in the church on Friday, 21st July at 9:30am. Please note time of Mass and also that whole school will be attending. All welcome!

Summer in the Forest

Crouch End Picturehouse are showing the new film about L’Arche and Jean Vanier on Tuesday, 18th July at 8:30pm. There will be a Q & A with director Randall Wright hosted by BAFTA winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock. Please come along and support this as it is being shown especially for Seeds as part of Faith and Light. All are welcome! You can read more here and book tickets here.

Sea Sunday

Thank you for your generous offerings last weekend which raised £523.79.

Parish Pilgrimage to Poland

A pilgrimage is being planned for 31st May – 6th June 2018. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We will be based in Krakow with trips organised each day to different places of interest. The cost of the trip is £799.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room, there is a supplement of £168 for the six nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us, please contact Sheila Doyle on telephone No. 020 8340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £200 plus £33 insurance (if needed) is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques made payable to St Peter-in-Chains Church. We have reserved 30 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made by the end of July to guarantee that price.

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 kit.greveson@gmail.com 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.

Help us make music

Please remember us when you go on your holidays this summer, and bring back a shaker from around the world for the 11:15am Family Mass. Happy summer holidays! Thank you to those already donated. Sue Hessel

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 took home an alb to be washed and returned during the holidays.

Raffle Tickets

July winners – 1st 57, 2nd 100 & 3rd 135 (Pale Blue AB605637)

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 18th July from 5-7pm at the Presbytery.

Ushers & Offertory helpers needed – at the Sunday 11:15am Family Mass – If you are able to assist once a month on a rota, please contact Phyllis on 07764200384. Thank you

SPICMA – Special Projects In Christian Missionary Areas – As many of you may know, the inspiration for the Charity was the ordination of Fr Bernard Phelan, as a Mill Hill Missionary priest in 1967. Family, friends, and parishioners at St Peter’s formed a group to raise money for Fr Bernard to help some of the people he encountered in Uganda. This was the birth of SPICMA, which is now supporting communities, individuals and the Church throughout much of the developing world. There will be a Jubilee Mass of Celebration on Saturday 22nd July, 12noon at The Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. Fr Bernard will be concelebrating Mass.

Love Heals Body & Spirit – A one day retreat of quiet Reflection – Saturday, 29th July 2017, 11:00am-5:00pm at The Catholic Church of our Lady of Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street, Piccadilly, W1F 9JR. See notice board outside the church for further details and programme.

St Ignatius College – Student Services Support Officer – Required September 2017. “We are looking for two well-organised, assertive and firm but fair individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to work as Student Services Support Officers, a rewarding role which is a crucial part of our school life. You will have a passion for working with children, be hard working, flexible and will enjoy working collaboratively as part of a friendly and supportive department. The roles are based in our Student Services Department. Full details can be found on our website“. Details can also be found on the notice board outside the church.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – You are invited to join the 7th Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop John Sherrington. 31st October to 7th November. Price: Full board £1535 pp sharing; £370 single room supplement. Contact Gill at Tangney Tours 01732 886666 or Elizabeth Uwalaka Pilgrimage Administrator 020 7798 9173 for information and booking forms.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Further details are available on the notice board outside the church or by contacting 0161 941 3498. You can also visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

Garden Party – There will be a Garden Party in the historic College Garden, Westminster Abbey in aid of the work of The Passage helping homeless people on Friday, 21st July 2017 from 6:00pm. Visit the oldest cultivated garden in England with a back drop of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Tickets £40, includes buffet supper, wine, soft drinks, live music and a prize raffle are available from The Passage, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NL tel. 020 7592 1856, email tickets@passage.org.uk or through passage-garden-party.eventbrite.co.uk

Divine Mercy Retreat – Divine Mercy Apostolate run by the Marian Fathers is organising a Divine Mercy Retreat on Saturday, 12th August 2017, 11:00am – 4:00pm at St John Fisher Church, 207 Cannon Hill Lane, Merton, London SW20 9DB. Further details can be found on the notice board outside the church.

Diocesan Job Vacancies – Please visit http://rcdow.org.uk/diocese/jobs/ to view all vacancies.

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800.

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 Overall, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Amy Gordon, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis, Mike Coombes, Joel Maitre, Grace Taylor & David and Pamela Roberts.

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

Those who have died recently:
Francesco Nazzini RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 16TH JULY – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Helen Handley RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle (Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Louis & Gervais Rene RIP (Anniv)

Weekday Masses – Year 1, Week 15: Daily Prayer – Week 3

MONDAY 17TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Joseph Tracey

TUESDAY 18TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Nuala Meenan RIP

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Maureen Gallagher RIP

THURSDAY 20TH JULY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Keith & Vera Burrows RIP

FRIDAY 21ST JULY
9:30am* – LEAVERS MASS – Int. Holy Souls – St Gildas’ school attending
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 22ND JULY – St May Magdalene
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Owen Boyle RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 23RD JULY – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Frank & Mary O’Shea RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Brian McDaid RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Carney RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Con & Kitty Kelleher

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
MONDAY 17TH JULY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM A

TUESDAY 18TH JULY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP (Last session until September)
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – Presbytery – see Fr Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY

THURSDAY 20TH JULY
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 21ST JULY
2:00pm – ST GILDAS’/ST PETER’S SCHOOLS – Break for summer holidays
UNDER-5s PLAYGROUP – Resumes after school holidays

SATURDAY 22ND JULY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM D – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM D

Rotas

15th/16th July 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

LINEN ROTA: Ann Hughes

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Paul Stone
9:45am 1st Reading: – Avril Byrne 2nd Reading: – Harriet Mackie
7:00pm – Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 55:10-11; 2nd – Romans 8:18-23; Gospel – Matthew 13:1-23
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe, Maria Gagnier
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel

22nd/23rd July 2017 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Wisdom 12:13.16-19; 2nd – Romans 8:26-27; Gospel – Matthew 13:24-43
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Jacqueline O’Shea, Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Sr Odile Mahe
11:15am Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday, Michael Buchanan, Sam Carson, Sandra Fluin
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

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.