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Cyclone Idai – news from on the ground

A parishioner contacted Fr William Kiowi in Mozambique whom many will remember from his time with us at St Peter’s. In his reply he said:

“Hi Lesley. Yes the situation is not good. In my parish of Sao Miguel de Cuamba many houses fell down mainly those starched houses and one of our catholic communities called Nossa Senhora Aparecida is giving accommodation to more than 70 families. I have visited the victims twice carrying a sack of rice and oil for cooking. The Capuchin Sisters also belong to the same community tried to help with maize but it is not enough, the government too is giving something little but things are not easy. In the church I tried to mobilize those who have a little bit of maize so that they could give a hand to the victims but the situation is not easy. Pray for us so that this time may pass. Greetings to all parishioners of St. Peter in Chains. Fr. William Kiowi”

The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), of which CAFOD is part, has launched an appeal for the 2.6 million affected by the cyclone that swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. We would ask you to pray for those affected and donate what you can at https://www.dec.org.uk/ or using the box marked Cyclone Idai Appeal at the back of church. Thank you.

Lent 2019

Ecumenical Stations of the Cross – Will take place at 7:30pm, 29th March Holy Innocents Tottenham Lane, 5th April St Mary with St George, Hornsey.

Lent Family Fast Day – Thank you – to all those who gave last weekend raising, so far, over £1,100 including £132 from the Frugal Supper. You can still hand in donations at the Presbytery.

Lent 2019 Faith-sharing Groups– “Rejoice and be Glad” – You can still join a group re-discovering a profound and personal sense of being loved and of being called to love, as joyful missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. Speak to Fr Sean or email the parish office stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk. Copies of the booklet are available on the newspaper stand priced £3.

Studying the Scripture – One good Lenten practice is Bible reading, and for those who wish to do so, a reminder that there are notes by our own scripture scholar Joan Griffith (and some good illustrations for meditation) on the parish website for the Sunday readings each week.

Grow in intimacy with God this Lent – A parishioner has trained as a Spiritual Director and is available to accompany individuals who wish to explore their relationship with God. Sessions are donation only and offer an opportunity to help you draw out a deeper relationship with God, to help you discern where God is at work in your life and to help you identify the blocks to becoming closer to God. Please contact Fr Sean for more details.

Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal 2019 – – The Cardinal’s Appeal funds initiatives in parishes, schools and charities in the three mission areas of: Marriage and Family Life, Youth and Evangelisation and the Church’s Service in Society, where, this year, he has launched a new programme focusing on the food poverty that affects so many. Much of this poverty remains hidden. Many use foodbanks even though there is a wage earner in the family. Please take a donation leaflet as you leave Mass today. In addition, to find out about volunteering opportunities, visit CardinalsLentenAppeal.org.uk. In the words of Cardinal Nichols: “I hope this Appeal offers you and your family one way in which to observe Lent and to grow in the richness of our response to God’s blessings of life and faith.” You can donate to the appeal using the box marked ‘Cardinal’s Appeal’ at the back of church.

Ann O’Grady RIP

The funeral Mass of Ann O’Grady, who died recently, took place here on Friday last, 22nd March. Ann’s body was then returned to Ireland for burial.

Tottenham Refugee Alliance – Volunteers meeting

A meeting for all interested or would-be volunteers is being held on 26 March 2019 from 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Rd. Please come to hear Bekele Woyecha, national coordinator of community sponsorship groups at Sponsor Refugees, speak about the programme. For info email secretary@tottenhamrefugees.org.uk.

Parish Office

The parish office will remain closed while Jennifer, our secretary, is on sick leave. Please pray for her recovery.

Clocks go forward next weekend

Clocks go forward 1 hour next weekend, Sunday 31st March – which of course is also Mothers’ Day!

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday (19 April) at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email will be sent next week to all parents with full details.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you next can see him without an appointment, is on Tuesday 26th March from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Post-synod reflections for young adults – The next meeting at Archbishop’s House will take place on Tuesday 2nd April, 6:30pm. These meetings are an opportunity for young adults to come together following the Synod of Bishops meeting on youth, pray, have input from one of our diocesan bishops, reflect and discuss the place of faith in the life of young people. Bishop John Sherrington will be leading our reflections this time. Please email youth@rcdow.org.uk if you plan to attend. For more details, go to https://dowym.com/events

Planned Giving & Gift Aid – The new boxes of envelopes that will come into use next month are available at the front of church to collect – if you cannot remember your number you can look it up. To join the scheme please leave your details on the form next to the envelopes where Standing Order and Gift Aid forms can also be found. If you belong to the Gift Aid scheme but no longer pay tax, please let us know so we stop claiming for you. You can email us at plannedgiving@stpeterinchains.com or drop a note to the office. Thank you.

The Alpha Course – explore questions of life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal way. Each session includes food and a short video followed by discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and find out what others think. A course lasting 11 weeks has started at St John Vianney Church Hall on Mondays from 7:15pm-9:15pm. To register or for more info contact Phil and Joe Di Leo on 020 8889 4979 or pndileo@btinternet.com.

Two bedroomed flat wanted: – A woman, her daughter and pet dog who have just moved into the area are looking for accommodation. Please see Fr. Sean

Quiz Night at St Ignatius College – Friday 29th March 2019 at 7pm for a prompt 7:30 start. To book a table please contact Mrs Neary on nearyt@st-ignatius.enfield.sch.uk. See notice at back of Church.

Building Works – While work is being done on the porch, we ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

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

Children’s Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, 19 April at 10:30am in St. Peter-in-Chains. An email will be sent next week to all parents with full details.

Please email any questions to: firstcommunion@stpeterinchains.com

Confirmation
Meeting on Monday 25th March 7pm-8:15pm in 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, Jennifer Graham-Dillon & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

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:
Ann O’Grady RIP.

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 24TH MARCH – 3rd Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Leo & Sheila Boon RIP(Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Gabriella Olaniran (Birthday Thanksgiving)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Luke & Bridie O’Brien RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Maurice Harnett RIP (Anniv)

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

MONDAY 25TH MARCH – The Annunciation of the Lord
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Catherine Simon RIP & Birthday

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish

WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen De Silva RIP (Anniv)

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Margaret Maloney RIP

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Edel Gavin RIP
7:30pm – ECUMENICAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Holy Innocents Church – No Holy Hour

SATURDAY 30TH MARCH
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Katusha D’Souza RIP (Anniv)
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 31ST MARCH – 4th Sunday Lent – C
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John O’Donovan RIP (Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John & Frances O’Hara 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

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

TUESDAY 26TH MARCH
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH
11:00am-1:30pm – THURSDAYS TOGETHER – meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available – Holy Trinity Church Hall

FRIDAY 29TH MARCH
1:30pm – STAY & PLAY GROUP – St Peter’s School Hall, Elm Grove (term time only)

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 23rd March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team C
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019 – Margaret Forkan

3RD SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Martin Whitaker
7:00pm – Ursula Kuczwalski
Readings:
1st: Exodus 3:1-8.13-15; 2nd: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6.10-12; Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Laura Alyousif, Patricia Hannon, Sarah Fleming
9:45am Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb
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 25th March – 9:30am – Team A

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 30th March 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019 – Nena Whitehead

4TH SUNDAY IN LENT (C)
Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st March 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: – Harriet Haworth 2nd Reading: – Marianne Law
7:00pm – Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st: Joshua 5:9-12; 2nd: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Gospel: Luke 15:1-3.11-32
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming, Alice Fidler
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Patrick Egan
11:15am Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Kathleen McGrath, Kaveeta Soodoo-Cecile
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 1st April – 9:30am – Team B

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Crib Appeal 2018

The Crib will be available to visit until Monday, 14th January, and you are asked please to continue to give generously to the Catholic Children’s Society. Your support makes a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults in our Diocese. The Society reaches out to families who are homeless or where there is poverty, debt, unemployment, long-term illness or family breakdown.

Normal service resumes…

Life Ascending Group resumes on Tuesday, 8th at 10am at 36 Dickenson Road
Fr Sean’s General Surgery will resume on Tuesday, 8th, 5pm-7pm at the presbytery.
Legion of Mary resumes on Wednesday 9th, 7:30pm at the presbytery.

Thursdays Together

At Holy Trinity Church Hall, Stapleton Hall Road every Thursday from 11am – 1:30pm. Come and meet your neighbours for a friendly chat, light lunch available.

New Year’s Resolution – Volunteer for CAFOD

Do you have good public speaking skills and want to help us tackling poverty and injustice? CAFOD needs volunteers to speak on our behalf in parishes and/or schools in the Westminster Diocese about our work in the developing world. To find out more details , or book a place on our next Volunteer information day in London on Saturday, 19th January 2019 call CAFOD on 020 8449 6970 or email westminster@cafod.org.uk

First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019

For meeting times please see the Diary section of the Newsletter or the ‘First Holy Communion & Confirmation 2019‘ section of this post below. Parents and candidates should always check these, as they are where regular information about the program is published each week.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Prayer Sponsors: We would like each of our children to have a personal Prayer Sponsor as they prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time. If you would like to volunteer, please put details on the list at the back of the church by Sunday 13th January. We will contact you shortly after with a child’s name to remember in your daily prayers and when you attend Mass. The child will receive a card with your name to reflect that you are praying for them. Please sign up. Thank you.

Westminster Year Book 2019

Copies of the Year Book are available on the newsletter stand priced £4.50.

Other notices

Priest Surgery – Fr Sean’s Surgery, when you can see him without an appointment, resumes on Tuesday 8th January from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

St Peter-in-Chains Infants & St Gildas’ Junior Schools – If you are applying for Infants or Junior School places for 2019, our Head Teachers would like to invite prospective parents to visit their wonderful and inclusive schools. St Peter’s School, Elm Grove, London N8 9AJ – St Gildas’ Junior School, Oakington Way, London N8 9EP. To book a tour around the Schools please contact the school office on 020 8340 6789 (St Peter’s Infants) 020 8348 1902 (St Gildas’ Juniors)

Reception Class Admissions – September 2019 – If your child reaches the age of 4 between 1/9/2018 and 31/8/2019, now is the time to apply for a Reception place at St Peter-in-Chains Infant School. Tours are available. Please ring Mrs Gaudiano on 020 8340 6789 for further information or to book a place. Supplementary information and forms are available on the school website www.stpeterinchainsrc.co.uk.

Offering Hope’ Workshops – 12th January 2-4pm & 22nd January 7-9pm, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN. These workshops are for anyone interested in how the Church can help make a difference in the lives of young people. We will explore some of the nuts and bolts of good youth work, looking at current projects within the diocese and through Courtyard’s experience of discovering new ways to engage and accompany young people. For details and to register go to www.millionminutes.eventbrite.co.uk. For extra information please email sophie@millionminutes.org

Irish Chaplaincy – is looking for a Resettlement Caseworker – Come and be part of an exciting new project, assisting Travellers in selected London prisons into post-release employment. Salary: £26,360 (3 year fixed-term contract, with continuation dependent on further funding) NB The successful candidate will not be able to begin in post until prison-vetting has taken place. Deadline for applications: January 30th 2019. Interviews: February 19th 2019 Contact Eddie Gilmore, CEO eddie.gilmore@irishchaplaincy.org.uk 020 7482 5528

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498

Sue Hessel’s book “Letters from a Good Man at War” is £10 – for every book sold through St Peter-in-Chains parish office £5 will be donated to the parish building project… Sue is happy to sign books and add a personal message – especially for Christmas presents!

Building Works – Please note along with the work that is being done on the porch, decorating of the church is also underway. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and ask parishioners to take extra care when entering/leaving the church after Mass. Thank you for your cooperation.

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. 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 at St. Gildas’ school on:
Group A – 10am-11.30am, Saturday 12th January 2019
Group B – 10am-11.30am, Saturday 19th January 2019
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure classes start and finish on time.

Celebration Mass
11:15am, Sunday 13th January for all parents and children preparing for First Holy Communion in 2019

Confirmation
Group Meeting: 7-8:15pm, Monday 14th January – Lower parish rooms

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, Ann O’Grady, Clare Bruce, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Mike Coombes, Mira Lidstone, Gemma Francis, Fr David Williamson, Augustine Okonta, Richard Simon, Eileen Burgess & Noah Purcell–Chandler.

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 Robert Barry RIP

Service times and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 6TH JANUARY – The Epiphany of the Lord
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Maria Kuczwalski RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Jim Doyle RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Michael Ginty RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Rose Carroll RIP

Weekday Masses – Christmas: Daily Prayer – Week 2

MONDAY 7TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Benny Waldron RIP

TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Thomas O’Reilly RIP

WEDNESDAY 9TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP

THURSDAY 10TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Thomas O’Reilly RIP

FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Madelena Lanzara RIP
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Presbytery

SATURDAY 12TH JANUARY
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Sister Ann Heaney
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 13TH JANUARY – The Baptism of the Lord
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Con Barry RIP
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. John Ewings RIP (4th Anniv)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Paddy Maughan RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Sr Gilles Quigley

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 8TH JANUARY
10:00am – LIFE ASCENDING GROUP – 36 Dickenson Road
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – See Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Presbytery

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

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

Rotas

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 5th January 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team D
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th January 2019 – Susan Fleming

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (C)
Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th January 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Marco Lurati
9:45am 1st Reading: – Lesley Pippet 2nd Reading: – Anthony Pippet
7:00pm – Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st: Isaiah 60:1-6; 2nd: Ephesians 3:2-3a.5-6 Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Andrew Dickson, Ann Hughes, Catherine Sexton
9:45am Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Carol Phillips, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:15am Claire Carson, Ha Chan, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, Declan Murphy, Dominic Martial
7:00pm Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone, John Pio Sheehan

COUNTING: – Monday 7th January – 9:30am – Team B

SOUP RUN: – Saturday 12th January 2019 – 4pm & 6pm – Team A
LINEN ROTA: – Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th January 2019 – Margaret Forkan

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (C)
Saturday/Sunday 12th/13th January 2019
READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) – Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: – Mags Kelly 2nd Reading: – Harriet Haworth
7:00pm – Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st: Isaiah 40:1-5.9-11; 2nd: Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Gospel: Luke 3:15-16.21-22
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Claire Carballo, David Fleming, Emer Hughes
9:45am Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Sr Odile Mahe, Margaret Forkan
11:15am Gianni Gagnier, Helen Bligh, Helga Chan, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn
7:00pm Maria Fernandez, Mary Maloney, Michael Woods

COUNTING: – Monday 14th January – 9:30am – Team C

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A Big Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who helped us prepare for Christmas in any way – cleaning, decorating the church, preparing the Crib, serving, ushering, reading, singers and musicians, Eucharistic Ministers, bankers, the counting teams. Special thanks to our First Holy Communion children for making the lovely Christmas prayer decorations.

Thank you also for the cards and gifts as well as your generous Christmas Offerings which, with Mass and other Stipends and the annual Easter Offerings, go towards paying the priest each month.

Pastoral Letter

Copies of the Pastoral Letter for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, 1st January 2017 are available at the back of the church on the newsletter stand.

Crib Appeal

The Crib will be available to visit until Monday 9th January, the Baptism of the Lord, and you are asked please to continue to give generously to the Catholic Children’s Society. Your support makes a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults in our Diocese. The Society reaches out to families who are homeless or where there is poverty, debt, unemployment, long-term illness or family breakdown.

Unwanted Gifts

Our Confirmation candidates will be running an unwanted gifts sale and serving teas/coffees/cakes on Sunday, 8th January after the morning Masses, to raise funds for their chosen charity SEEDs. If you have any unwanted Christmas gifts and would like to donate them to this project please hand them in to the parish office before 8th.

SEEDS

There will be no meeting in January. Next meeting Saturday, 4th February at St Peter-in-Chains, School Hall, Elm Grove, 2-4pm

First Holy Communion Prayer Sponsors

We would like each of our 42 children to have a personal Prayer Sponsor as they prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in May 2017. If you would like to volunteer, please fill in your details on the list at the back of the Church. We still need 19 volunteers so we have extended the period to sign up until Sunday 8th January. We will contact you shortly after with the name of the child to remember in your diary prayers and when you attend Mass. Thank you.

Funeral

We were sad to hear of the death of James Gallagher (Jim) RIP just before Christmas. Funeral details will be published when they are available.

Other notices

Priest General Surgery – The next surgery for anyone who wishes to see Fr. Sean without an appointment will be on Tuesday, 3rd Jamuary from 5pm-7pm at the Presbytery.

Preparing for the Sacraments – See the section below for the dates when the RCIA, Confirmation Group and First Holy Communion classes resume after the Christmas and New Year break.

Baptisms in December – Isla Collister (4th), Milo Desa (11th) & Lydia Jones (18th).

Holy Trinity Food Bank – We supply our clients with breakfast cereal, Biscuits, cooking oil, tea/coffee, sugar and long life milk to last 3 days. For main meals they receive pasta/rice/and tins of all kinds of vegetables, meat and fish, fruit and rice pudding/custard. We try to give jams, honey, chocolate and other treats also. If you are able to give any of these items. PLEASE place your donations in the box at the back of the church. Thank You

Soul Food Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group – will be running a Life in the Spirit Seminar starting 19th January 2017 every Thursday for 6 weeks. The Life in the Spirit Seminar is a back-to-basics exploration of the Good News that leads to a real and deep knowledge and experience of God’s love for us. It renews and transforms lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. For full details and to register for the Life in the Spirit Seminar, please visit http://www.soulfoodgroup.org/liss Please take a leaflet home with you, available from the back of the church.

Giving by text – You can give the Parish £5 by texting “Parish STROG” to 70800. Giving by text is perfect if you normally use loose cash in the Sunday Collection and you are short of change or, perhaps, away from the parish. As we cannot identify the donor, it isn’t really suitable if you use Planned Giving Envelopes or Gift Aid your offerings. £5 will be added to your mobile phone bill and we will receive 97 pence for every £1 donated.

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

Thank you for your Sunday offerings. 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.

RCIA, Confirmation, First Holy Communion

Candidates for the 2017 programmes meet as follows:
Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise
RCIA
Resumes MONDAY 9th January, 7pm

CONFIRMATION
Resumes WEDNESDAY 11th January, 7pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – “I BELONG”
Please arrive 5 minutes early to ensure the classes start and finish on time.
CLASSES A & B – Resumes SATURDAY 7th January, 9:30am-10:30am

CLASS C – Resumes SUNDAY 8th January, 10am-11am

CLASS D – Resumes SUNDAY 8th January, Presbytery, 10am-11am

CLASS E – Resumes MONDAY 9th January, 3:45pm-4:45pm

CLASS F – Resumes MONDAY 9th January, 5:30pm-6:30pm)

CELEBRATION MASS – SUNDAY 8th January, 11:15am

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, Erline Prescott, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Mary Wallace, Bruna Moia, Sister Pia, Alan Branch, Margaret Whelan, Kitty Madden, Ann O’Grady, Christy Jordan, Clare Bruce, Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Brendan Whelan, Claire Marchand, Jemma Francis & Kris Durasamy.

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 recently deceased:
Canon John McDonald, James Gallagher RIP

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY 2017 – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Elizabeth, Josie & Steven Carey RIP (Anniv)
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Elizabeth Donoghue RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Graham-Dillon Family

Weekday Masses – Christmas: Daily Prayer – Advent week 2

MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2017 – Sts Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen,
Bishops & Doctors

9:00am* – MASS – Int. Brother Stephen Innes

TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Mark Lafferty RIP (1st Anniv)

WEDNESDAY 4TH JANUARY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Srs of Providence & Friends

THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Kathleen Corrighan RIP

FRIDAY 6TH JANUARY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. The Dias Family (Christmas Int.)
7:30pm – HOLY HOUR – Lower Parish Rooms

SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY 2017
9:00am* – MASS – Int. Patsy Bradley RIP
9:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
9:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 8TH JANUARY 2017 – The Epiphany of the Lord
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. All the people of the Parish
9:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Delia Ashford RIP (Birthday)
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Ewings RIP (2nd Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. Con Barry RIP

9:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 8:45am
The Liturgical Calendar of feasts can be found here
Note there are occasional diocesan variations

Diary

Meetings are in Lower Parish Rooms unless shown otherwise

MONDAY 2ND JANUARY
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM A

TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY
5:00pm-7:00pm – PRIEST SURGERY – To see Fr Sean without an appointment – Presbytery

SATURDAY 7TH JANUARY
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM D – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM D

Rotas

31st December/1st January 2017 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

LINEN ROTA: Susan Fleming

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: Anthony Pippet; 2nd Reading: lesley Pippet
7:00pm Kit Greveson
Readings:
1st – Numbers 6:22-27; 2nd – Galatians 4:4-7; Gospel – Luke 2:16-21
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Jacqueline O’Shea, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Doyle, Sr Anne Hogan
11:15am Sandra Fluin, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier, Grace Brimacombe-Rand
7:00pm Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone, Pedro Daniel

7th/8th January 2017 – The Epiphany of the Lord

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) tba
9:45am 1st Reading: tba; 2nd Reading: tba
7:00pm tba
Readings:
1st – Isaiah 60:1-6; 2nd – Ephesians 3:2-3a.5-6; Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Steve Bethell, Susan Fleming
9:45am Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Claire Paul, Gabriella Olaniran
11:15am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Ruben Ferreira, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

Notices – 28th June 2015

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On the Feast of Saints Peter & Paul we celebrate the Solemnity of the two glorious apostles. Peter, our own Patron Saint, was the first leader of the Church on earth and Paul its greatest missionary. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses for Peter’s Pence.

Parish AGM

Tuesday, 30th June at 7:30pm in the Lower Parish Rooms. Come and hear reports on what has been going on in the Parish during the last year spiritually, pastorally and financially as well updates on the proposals to renew the Porch, Sanctuary and Parish Rooms.

St Peter’s School year-end Mass

The year-end Mass will be celebrated in the school hall on Wednesday 1st July at 9:15am – all welcome. Please note no Mass in church on Wednesday

The St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Sports BBQ

A huge Thank You to everyone who supported the Friends Sports BBQ last Sunday. It was a huge success and enjoyed by all that were there. All the money raised will be going to the St Gildas’ playground fund. So far the profit from the Sports BBQ is 6k with more money still to come in. Thank you all for your help and support, The Friends of St Peter’s and St Gildas’.

Stroud Green Festival

Saturday, 27th, 8pm – The English Pastoral scene (Clare Norburn, soprano) – Cantatas, recorder sonatas and songs
Sunday, 28th, 5.30pm – K’antu Ensemble – Songs & Dances from Spain and the New World.

For full programme and prices go to www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk

Seeds

Our new monthly Saturday club for people with learning disabilities, their families and friends starts July 4th, 2-4pm at St Peter in Chains school Hall, Elm Grove, N8 9AJ. As well as activities such as dance, drumming and art, there will be refreshments and the opportunity to come together as a community and make new friends. Seeds will then run on the first Saturday of every month. We hope you can join us. Feel free to share the invitation with others and we look forward to seeing you on 4th. Kayte Brimacombe, Mary Halliday & Sue Hessel. (0777 939 4424)

Fund raisers

The Living By Giving Trust – Che Donnelly, caretaker at St Gildas’ School, takes part in the Waterford Marathon on Saturday 27th June to raise money for the Living by Giving Trust. This charity provides respite care for children and vulnerable adults with a range of disabilities and terminal illnesses. It focuses on enabling young people to have life experiences, mainly by taking them away for a week each year to a give them a holiday and to give their parents a well-earned break. You can sponsor Che directly or on www.bmycharity.com/CHEDONNELLY. All donations gratefully accepted.

The Brain Tumour Charity – ‘An Evening with Miles (Songs ‘n’ Slides)’ will be a fundraising event with a mix of music and images in memory of John Greveson (Kit’s brother who died 2 years ago) on Friday, 10th July (time tbc), at Holy Trinity, Granville Road, N4. Tickets: £10 (£5 conc) to include food. Raffle prizes. Please do come along and help us raise funds for important research into brain tumours.

Highgate Choral Society

HCS will be performing Stabat Mater (Rossini)and Messa di Gloria (Pucci), at All Hallows Church, Savernake Rd NW3 2JP on Saturday 4th July at 7pm. Tickets £10 – £20 www.hcschoir.com or from Les Aldrich Music Muswell Hill.

Other notices

Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes 6th–10th June 2016 A parish pilgrimage has been organised through PAX Travel to Lourdes for the above dates. There are posters at the back of the church and in the Porch with all the necessary information. We have to book early for this pilgrimage because we are hoping to fly by Ryan Air into Lourdes, booking opens up on the 1st September and spaces on the airline will be at a premium. The cost of the trip is £529.00 for a twin bedded room. If you require a single room there is a supplement of £76 for the four nights (limited availability). If you are interested in joining us please contact Sheila Doyle on 020 88340 4511 to reserve a place. A deposit of £180 plus £32.00 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 25 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made ASAP.

Funeral – The funeral of the late Caroline Stavrou RIP will be held here at St Peter’s on Friday, 10th July at 11.00am followed by burial at New Southgate Cemetery. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

Eucharistic Minister Rota – The rota for July and August is available on the Newsletter stand for those ministers for whom we do not have email addresses.

Nurses required – our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes travels 26th July-1st August and because of the increasing number of sick wishing to join the pilgrimage we are urgently in need of more qualified nurses to ensure we can provide the care necessary for them to travel. If you are interested in joining our pilgrimage nursing team then please call Gerald Daly on 020 7798 9173. We would also ask you to keep all this year’s pilgrims in your prayers over the coming weeks, as we prepare for another grace-filled pilgrimage for many members of our diocese. Fr Andrew Gallagher – Deputy Pilgrimage Director

Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale next weekend 4th/5th July.

Thank you for contributing to the Sunday offering.

Please pray for

Congratulations
Congratulations to Harry Power who was baptised on Saturday, 20th June & Ollie Kennedy who was baptised on Sunday, 21st June. May God bless Harry & Ollie, their parents and godparents.

Those in the Parish who are ill:
The Sick and Departed – among the sick please pray for Marie Antoniewicz, Christian Overall, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Patrick Garry, Amy Gordon, Ann Tomlinson, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Patsy Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Margaret Sibanda, Eileen Mac Avock, Margaret Whelan, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya, Erline Prescott, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Margaret O’Connell, Margaret Payton, Mary Wallace, Chris Hannington, Bruna Moia, Sylvio Binelli, Mary Wallace, Bernard Roche & Sister Pia (Srs of Sion).

Those recently deceased:
Colin Galvin, James Donnelly & Caroline Stavrou RIP.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2015 – SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Margaret O’Shea (recovery)
09:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Pat Haverty RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes McAndrew RIP
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

MONDAY 29TH JUNE 2015
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Agnes McAndrew  RIP  (Month’s mind)

TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2015
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Liam Stanley  RIP

WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY 2015
09:15am* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence & Friends – St Peter in Chains School Hall

THURSDAY 2ND JULY 2015
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Mrs Roselyne Nworji

FRIDAY 3RD JULY 2015
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Pietro & Lucia Cavaciuti RIP (Anniv)
7:30pm-8:30pm – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 4TH JULY 2015
09:00am* – MASS – Int. Jarleth Mc Hugh RIP
09:30am-10:00am – CONFESSIONS
09:30am-10:00am – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
6:00pm-6:20pm – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2015 – 14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
6:30pm (Sat) – MASS – Int. Pasqulina Sarkar  RIP
09:45am – SUNG MASS – Int. Ralph Soudain  RIP
11:15am – FAMILY MASS – Int. Alan Dalrymple  RIP (Anniv)
7:00pm – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

09:00am* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 08:45am

Diary

SUNDAY 28th June
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM B – Presbytery
8:00pm – PADRE PIO GROUP – Srs of St Gildas’, 36 Dickenson Road, N8

MONDAY 29th June
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM B – Parish rooms

TUESDAY 30th June
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr. Sean without an appointment
7:30pm – PARISH AGM – Parish Rooms

WEDNESDAY 1st July
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Parish rooms

FRIDAY 3rd July
1:30pm-3:00pm – CHUCKLES PLAYGROUP – St Peter’s School Hall

SATURDAY 4th July
2:00pm-4:00pm – SEEDS SATURDAY CLUB – St Peter’s School Hall
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM D – Sandwich makers – Parish rooms
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM D

Rotas

27th/28th June 2015 – Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

LINEN ROTA:
Margaret Forkan

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: Therese Moloney; 2nd Reading: Sheila Clerkin
7:00pm Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st Reading – Acts 12:1-11; 2nd Reading – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Gospel – Mathew 16:13-19

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Isaac Phillips, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:30am Margaret Kitson, Maria Fernandez, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

4th/5th July 2015 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: Sheila Clerkin; 2nd Reading: Errol Curran
7:00pm Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st Reading – Ezekiel 2:2-5; 2nd Reading – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Gospel – Mark 6:1-6

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Mark Sexton, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Maura O’Shea, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming, Sheila Clerkin, Sheila Doyle
11:30am Michael Buchanan, Sandra Fluin, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Paul Stone, Una Buckley, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan

Scripture reflection – Saints Peter and Paul – 28th June

These two saints, considered the foremost of the apostles, have a joint celebration, which may acknowledge their deaths during the same period of persecution in Rome. In an early division of ministry, Paul was especially chosen to preach to the Gentiles (see Acts 22:21). Peter began as head of the community in Jerusalem but after the events told in our first reading, went ‘to another place’, and later to Rome, which has since then been the See of Peter’s successors. The book of Acts begins with a focus on Peter; then from chapter 13, Paul takes centre stage. Continue reading Scripture reflection – Saints Peter and Paul – 28th June

Notices – 21st June 2015

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A prayer for our earth

This is one of the two prayers with which Pope Francis concludes his encyclical, ‘Laudato Si’ (‘Be praised’), which was published this week

All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.

The St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Sports Barbecue & Centenary Fundraiser

This will take place on Sunday, 21st from 1pm-4pm at St Aloysius Playing Field, Hurst Avenue, London N6. Family Fun Run, Barbecue, Drinks, Bouncy Castles and much more. Come and welcome home the Centenary Cyclists. All welcome!

Funeral

The funeral of the late James Donnelly RIP will take place here at St Peter’s on Tuesday, 23rd June at 11.30am followed by cremation, 1.15pm at Islington Crematorium, East Finchley. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time.

Stroud Green Festival

This wonderful local music festival with top class performers takes place at Holy Trinity, Granville Road.

Saturday 20th, 7pm – ‘Third Voice’ – Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater plus duets and solos by Monteverdi and Sances
Saturday 20th, 9pm – Winnie Greer & Jazz Friends (featuring some of our favourite local jazz musicians)
Sunday, 21st, 3.30pm – Flute & Guitar Music for a Summer Afternoon
Wednesday, 24th, 8pm – Elicia Silverstein (violin)/John McKean (harpischord) – dazzling early violin sonatas
Friday, 26th, 8pm – Young North London-based ensemble Spiritato – Music for trumpets and ensemble
Saturday, 27th, 8pm – The English Pastoral scene (Clare Norburn, soprano) – Cantatas, recorder sonatas and songs
Sunday, 28th, 5.30pm – K’antu Ensemble – Songs & Dances from Spain and the New World.

For full programme and prices go to www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk

Soup Run – URGENT

Soup run sandwich makers urgently required. This project can only continue if parishioners volunteer. Commitment is only 2 hours once a month to join a team of enthusiastic adults and children. Please call Kit on 07507 138 582 or email kit.greveson@gmail.com.

Stocks are low – we need tins of tuna fish, corned beef and ham. If you are able to donate a tin or two, please put in the box at back of church. Many thanks.

Dates for the diary

Mass for the sick and housebound
Mass with the sacrament of anointing the sick will take place in St. Peter’s School Hall followed by teas/Coffees on Saturday June 20th at 3pm. Transport can be arranged if needed, please contact the parish office.

Recommissioning of Eucharistic Ministers and re-dedication of Readers
This will take place on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Apostles on Saturday on 27th at the 6:30pm evening Mass & Sunday, 28th June, at the 9.45am, 11.15am & 7pm Masses.

Parish AGM
The AGM will take place on Tuesday, 30th June at 7:30pm. Come and hear reports on what has been going on in the Parish during the last year spiritually, pastorally and financially as well updates on the proposals to renew the Porch, Sanctuary and Parish Rooms.

2016 Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
A pilgrimage is being organised from 6th to 10th June 2016. There is information on posters at the back of church and in the porch. If you are interested in joining us please contact Sheila Doyle on 020 88340 4511 to reserve a place. We have reserved 25 places. Bookings need to be made ASAP.

Other notices

“Ten Ten”, the Catholic professional theatre company, is recruiting for a ‘Head of Sales and Marketing’ (fixed-term) and a team of ‘Education Resource Writers’ (freelance) to join its small, family-run team. For more information, visit tententheatre.co.uk/recruitment

Thinking about Priesthood? Evening for men discerning a call to the priesthood, Monday, 22nd June, 7pm at Centre for Youth Ministry, St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Rd, Somers Town. For more information contact: GrahamStokes@rcdow.org.uk

Vocation Discernment Group for adults (18-30’s) meets on Friday, 26th June, 7-9pm in the Hinsley Room next to Westminster Cathedral. Fr Matthew Power, SJ and Sr Lynne Baron, FCJ, on the Jesuit charism. For more info contact Fr Richard at richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk

Summer Accommodation in London – Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea offer comfortable rooms in central London in July and August. Beautiful gardens and chapel. Rooms from £50 per night (including breakfast). Website : www.allenhall.org.uk Email : allenhall@rcdow.org.uk Telephone : 020 7349 5600 (option 0)

St Gabriel’s Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham – Saturday 11th July 2015. Cost £18 (adult) £10 (children). Contact Mary Aherne on 020 7263 9217 or Bernie Shevlin on 020 7561 9025. Bring a packed lunch.

CAFOD is seeking two Community Participation Co-ordinators – 1 permanent role covering Westminster and Southwark, and 1 part time, fixed term role in Westminster. This post involves working with volunteers in parish and school communities helping to inspire and resource Catholics to participate in the Church’s mission to overcome poverty and injustice overseas in partnership with CAFOD. Closing date 10th July 2015. For details and how to apply, visit cafod.org.uk/Work-with-us/UK-Jobs/CPC

Peter’s Pence – There will be a second collection next weekend 27th/28th June for Peter’s Pence.

Free Plastic Storage Trays! Please help yourself to the plastic trays in the inner porch.

Parish Draw Results – 1st 549, 2nd 533, 3rd 423 (White)

Newsletter deadline: – please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday.

Thank you for contributing to the Sunday offering.

Please pray for

Congratulations
Congratulations to Ali Yardim who was baptised on Sunday, 14th June. May God bless Ali, his parents and godparents.

Those in the Parish who are ill:
The Sick and Departed – among the sick please pray for Marie Antoniewicz, Christian Overall, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Patrick Garry, Amy Gordon, Ann Tomlinson, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Patsy Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Margaret Sibanda, Eileen Mac Avock, Margaret Whelan, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya Erline Prescott, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Margaret O’Connell, Margaret Payton, Mary Wallace, Caroline Stavrou, Chris Hannington, Bruna Moia, Sylvio Binelli, Mary Wallace & Bernard Roche.

Those recently deceased:
Colin Galvin & James Donnelly RIP.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 21ST JUNE 2015 – 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
18:30 (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mrs Nellie Sullivan RIP
09:45 – SUNG MASS – Int. Maureen Durand (Anniv)
11:15 – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
19:00 – MASS – Int. Anne Dunne

MONDAY 22ND JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Florinda & Giovanni Fabbri

TUESDAY 23RD JUNE 2015
11:30 – FUNERAL MASS – Int. James Donnelly RIP

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Ann Quirke

THURSDAY 25TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Lena Lusardi

FRIDAY 26TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Tom O’Brien RIP
19:30pm-20:30 – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Colin Galvin RIP (Month’s mind)
09:30-10:00 – CONFESSIONS
09:30-10:00 – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
18:00-18:20 – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 28TH JUNE 2015 – SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
18:30 (Sat) – MASS – Int. Margaret O’Shea (recovery)
09:45 – SUNG MASS – Int. Pat Haverty RIP
11:15 – FAMILY MASS – Int. Agnes McAndrew RIP
19:00 – MASS – Int. All the people of the parish

09:00* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 08:45am

Diary

SUNDAY 21st JUNE

MONDAY 22nd JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM A – Parish rooms

TUESDAY 23rd JUNE
10:00am – ASCENT GROUP – Parish rooms
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr. Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 24TH JUNE
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Parish rooms

SATURDAY 27TH JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM C – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM C

Rotas

20th/21st June 2015 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B

LINEN ROTA:
Susan Fleming

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alexandra Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: Mags Kelly; 2nd Reading: Martin Whitaker
7:00pm Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st Reading – Job 3:1, 8-11; 2nd Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Gospel – Mark 4:35-41

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Claire Paul, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:30am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Joan Summers, Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney

27th/28th June 2015 – Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Steve Bethell
9:45am 1st Reading: Therese Moloney; 2nd Reading: Sheila Clerkin
7:00pm Helen Helmer
Readings:
1st Reading – Acts 12:1-11; 2nd Reading – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Gospel – Mathew 16:13-19

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Catherine Sexton, Claire Carballo, David Fleming
9:45am Isaac Phillips, Jim Donoghue, Josephine Bobb, Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan
11:30am Margaret Kitson, Maria Fernandez, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Mary Maloney, Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead

Scripture reflection – 12th Sunday of the year – Year B – 21st June

Pope Francis is issuing an encyclical on environmental concerns, especially global warming. While rightly emphasizing that what humans as a ‘race’ do to the planet, there is still a sense in which an individual cannot control the weather – cannot tell the ‘winds and the waves’ what to do. So in the 2000 years since our readings, one whom ‘the winds and sea’ obey would still raise the question posed in our gospel. Continue reading Scripture reflection – 12th Sunday of the year – Year B – 21st June

Notices – 14th June 2015

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St Gildas’ School Centenary Bike Ride

Next weekend, as part of this year’s fund-raising drive, around 20 brave parents and staff from St Gildas’ and St Peter’s will undertake a circa 150 mile sponsored cycle to help to raise £25,000 needed to progress playground upgrade work. Read more, including how you can donate here.

St Peter’s & St Gildas’ Sports Barbecue & Centenary Fundraiser

This will take place on Sunday, 21st June 2015 from 1pm-4pm at St Aloysius Playing Field, Hurst Avenue, London N6. Family Fun Run, Barbeque, Drinks, Bouncy Castles and many more. Come and welcome home the Centenary Cyclists. For more details contact stpandstgfriends@gmail.com

First fruits

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped at our SEEDS stall at the Crouch End Festival. We made over £600! This will go towards our new club on the first Saturday of each month for learning disabled adults, their families and friends. The next will be Saturday, 4th July at St Peter in Chains School Hall, 2-4pm. Families and carers have told us that the weekends can be very hard – and people can be left feeling very unsupported. Please come and join in, the Saturday club is open to everyone and we hope that people will feel moved to help us. With music, dance, art, crafts and refreshments but most importantly friendship and fun! Sue Hessel, Kayte Brimacombe, Mary Halliday (0777 939 4424)

Pedalling Against Poverty

On Sunday, 7th June, Gianni and Max Gagnier, Mat Wright and Dillon Pilkington-Wright cycled 19 miles in Lee Valley to raise money for CAFOD. We’d be very grateful for any donations via www.justgiving.com/StPeterInChains or text SPET47 £2/£5/£10 to 70070. Thank you!

Dates for the diary

Mass for the sick and housebound
Mass with the sacrament of anointing the sick will take place in St. Peter’s School Hall followed by teas/Coffees on Saturday June 20th at 3pm. Transport can be arranged if needed, please contact the parish office.

Recommissioning of Eucharistic Ministers and re-dedication of Readers
This will take place on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Apostles on Saturday on 27th at the 6:30pm evening Mass & Sunday, 28th June, at the 9.45am, 11.15am & 7pm Masses.

Parish AGM
The AGM will take place on Tuesday, 30th June at 7:30pm. Come and hear reports on what has been going on in the Parish during the last year spiritually, pastorally and financially as well updates on the proposals to renew the Porch, Sanctuary and Parish Rooms.

2016 Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes
A parish pilgrimage is being organised through PAX Travel to Lourdes from 6th to 10th June 2016. The cost of the trip is £529.00 for a twin-bedded room. If you require a single room there is a supplement of £76 for the four nights. There is more information on posters at the back of church and in the porch. A deposit of £180 plus £32.00 insurance, if needed, is required, the remaining balance is due about ten weeks before departure. Cheques should be made payable to St Peters-in-Chains Church. If you are interested in joining us please contact Sheila Doyle on 020 88340 4511 to reserve a place. We have reserved 25 places for the pilgrimage. Bookings need to be made ASAP.

Other notices

First Holy Communion Photographs
Sunday, 17th May 9:45am & 11:30am taken by photographer Andrew Wiard. Please text Fiona Reid on 07941271940 to obtain the password to access the photographs on the following links 9:45am Mass http://bit.ly/1KmIpet 11:30am Mass http://bit.ly/1F4yCTt
Sunday 24th May 9:45am & 11:30am – Photographer Kayte Brimacombe will contact all parents via email.

Speak up for the love of… – Wednesday, 17th June – CAFOD needs your help to hold the government to account in the fight against climate change. Sign up to speak with your MP at Parliament about how climate change is going to affect what you love, and what needs to happen to stop it. Find out more and register at speakupcafodwestminster.eventbrite.co.uk or call 0208 449 6970.

Vocations pilgrimage to Walsingham, Saturday 20th June. An all-day pilgrimage by coach for those discerning their vocation and for those praying for them. Cost £15 to cover coach travel. Limited spaces available – for more info and to book a place contact Fr Richard at richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk

A special kind of retreat… A Foyer de Charité Retreat will be held at the Sion Community, Brentwood from Sunday, 12th July (6pm) – Saturday, 18th July (2pm). The theme is God’s Plan for the Fullness of Time, and the preacher will be Mgr. Keith Barltrop, with help from Foyer members and past retreatants. Foyer retreats are held mainly in silence, with three talks a day, and offer a holistic way of deepening our faith in the Church’s teaching and our life in Christ. The Foyers are communities of consecrated lay people living with a priest in order to help others grow closer to Christ and live the Catholic faith more fully. For further information or to book a place, contact Mgr. Barltrop: 07879 953953; St. Mary of the Angels, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, London W2 5DJ; keithbarltrop@rcdow.org.uk.

Free Plastic Storage Trays! Please help yourself to the plastic trays in the inner porch.

Parish Draw Results – 1st 549, 2nd 533, 3rd 423 (White)

Thank you for contributing to the Sunday offering.

Please pray for

Those in the Parish who are ill:
The Sick and Departed – among the sick please pray for Marie Antoniewicz, Christian Overall, Antonio Neto, Zintra Sansom, Maria Graham, Brenda Buzec, Patrick Garry, Amy Gordon, Ann Tomlinson, Annette Donivar, Margaret Bradley, Patsy Bradley, Caroline Hilton, Karin Summers, Graham Summers, Joan Summers, Alex Robertson, Helen Kozlowski, Lena Cavaciuti, Margaret Sibanda, Eileen Mac Avock, Margaret Whelan, Don Brewis, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya Erline Prescott, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Margaret O’Connell, Margaret Payton, Mary Wallace, Caroline Stavrou, Chris Hannington, Bruna Moia, Sylvio Binelli, Mary Wallace & Bernard Roche.
Those recently deceased:
Colin Galvin RIP.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 14TH JUNE 2015 – 11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
18:30 (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kenneth Ashford RIP
09:45 – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:30 – FAMILY MASS – Int. Martin, Sarah & Eileen McAndrew RIP
19:00 – MASS – Int. Norah & Mae Robinson RIP

MONDAY 15TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Louis & Jervais Rene RIP (Anniv)

TUESDAY 16TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Maura Fallon RIP

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Ivan John Henderson (Thanksgiving)

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Jane Owen RIP

FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Winston Joseph RIP
19:30pm-20:30 – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Amos Jones RIP
09:30-10:00 – CONFESSIONS
09:30-10:00 – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
18:00-18:20 – CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY 21ST JUNE 2015 – 12TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
18:30 (Sat) – MASS – Int. Mrs Nellie Sullivan RIP
09:45 – SUNG MASS – Int. Maureen Durand (Anniv)
11:30 – FAMILY MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
19:00 – MASS – Int. Anne Dunne

09:00* – preceded by Morning Prayer at 08:45am

Diary

SUNDAY 14th JUNE
6:45pm – PLANNED GIVING TEAM D – Presbytery

MONDAY 15th JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM D – Parish rooms

TUESDAY 16th JUNE
5:00pm-6:30pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr. Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Parish rooms

SATURDAY 20TH JUNE
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM B – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM B

Rotas

13th/14th June 2015 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

LINEN ROTA:
Theresa Quinn

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Gillian Spry
9:45am 1st Reading: Lesley Pippet; 2nd Reading: Anthony Pippet
7:00pm Chris Beasley
Readings:
1st Reading – Ezekiel 17:22-24; 2nd Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Gospel: Mark 4:26-34

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Sarah Fleming, Sean Buckley, Steve Bethell
9:45am Sheila Clerkin, Sheila Doyle, Sr Ann O’Sullivan, Sr Anne Hogan, Anthony Pippet
11:30am Michael Buchanan, Sandra Fluin, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier
7:00pm Una Buckley, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan, Fiona Stone

20th/21st June 2015 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Alexandra Derbyshire
9:45am 1st Reading: Mags Kelly; 2nd Reading: Martin Whitaker
7:00pm Fiona Stone
Readings:
1st Reading – Job 3:1, 8-11; 2nd Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Gospel: Mark 4:35-41

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Susan Fleming, Ann Hughes, Augustine Burno
9:45am Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Claire Paul, Gabriella Olaniran, Gertrude Jones
11:30am Helen Bligh, Jenny Coleman, Katherine Quinn, Kathleen McGrath, Kayte Brimacombe
7:00pm Joan Summers, Kathy McHale, Margaret Maloney

Scripture reflection – 11th Sunday of the year – Year B – 14th June

We return to ‘Ordinary Time’ after a long period of special seasons, with the numbering picking up from the time before Lent. With the big feasts behind us, a quieter mood in the liturgy allows us to follow events of Jesus’ ministry. Mark’s Gospel will be the primary focus again. Continue reading Scripture reflection – 11th Sunday of the year – Year B – 14th June