Notices – Sunday 7th June 2015

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Join us to give thanks and celebrate the Crouch End Festival with a lively Family Mass featuring our enthusiastic and spirited Young People’s Choir, Sunday 7 June 11.15. All child and adult musicians welcome. If you have ever played or sung in the choir or you would like to, please join us for this! Sue Hessel 0777 939 4424.

Trinity Concert

The concert is at Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, N4 on Saturday, 6th June at 7.30pm. Featuring singers from our parishes and other local musicians (including St Aidan’s Primary School choir), this year we are raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Choral and instrumental music by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi etc. and Ukrainian music. Come and support your friends! Entrance £9 (£5 concessions).

Corpus Christi

On 7th June, Cardinal Vincent will process with the Blessed Sacrament from The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, W1 at 5.15pm and finishing at St James’, Spanish Place. Last year 1000 people attended and hopefully there will be 2000 this year as a witness to our faith in central London.

Funeral

The funeral Mass of the late Colin Galvin RIP will be held here at St Peter’s on Friday, 12th June at 11am followed by burial at New Southgate Cemetery. Please keep the family in your prayers at this time. Please note no 9am Mass on that day.

Trinity Fair

This annual event will take place on Saturday, 13th June from 10:30am to 3:00pm on the Green (corner of Stapleton Hall Road and Granville Road. All welcome.

St Gildas’ School Centenary Bike Ride

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.

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

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

First Holy Communion PhotographsSunday, 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.

Children’s’ Reading Rota – New readers are needed to read at the 11.15am family Mass. If your child is in year 3 or above and would like to read, please contact Kathleen at kathleenniamh@hotmail.co.uk. A practice session will be arranged.

Family Mass Volunteers – Each week, our parishioners coordinate children to help with the Offertory and assist at Communion by providing an ushering service. We could use an additional 2-3 helpers in one of these two activities. If you can help approx. once a month, please contact Gillian at gillian.oregan@gmail.com.

Marriage – Congratulations to Andrew Storey and Michelle Keen who were married here at St Peter’s last Friday, 5th June.

Baptisms in May – Congratulations to Arlo Hunt, Luna Nuckley, Ava Barry, Matheus Ramos, Felix McNamara & Benjamin Johnson. May god bless them and their families.

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.

Spirit in the City festival (10th – 13th June 2015) gathers people of all cultures for a joyful and dynamic Catholic celebration of faith in the West End of London. The events include prayers, talks, celebrations and a Eucharistic street procession and all day festival in Leicester Square gardens on Saturday. For details visit: www.spiritinthecity.org or T: 020 7440 2663

How to be a “Missionary Disciple” Retreat Day for young adults (20’s/30’s) Saturday, 13th June, 12.30 – 5pm in the Hinsley Room next to Westminster Cathedral led by the Westminster vocations team. For more information contact Fr Richard at richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk

Three Witnesses – a remarkable theatre play based on the Gospel of St Luke. London premiere at Notre Dame de France church on Wednesday, 10th June 2015 at 7.30pm. An evening not to be missed! Tickets: £7 book online: www.bit.ly/3wtickets or Tel: 020 7440 2663, Email: info@spiritinthecity.org

Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale this weekend after all Masses.

Thank you for contributing to the Sunday offering.

Please pray for

Those in the Parish who are ill
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.
Those recently deceased
Colin Galvin RIP.

Services and Mass intentions

SUNDAY 7TH JUNE 2015 – THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
18:30 (Sat) – MASS – Int. Kenneth Ashford RIP
09:45 – SUNG MASS – Int. All the people of the parish
11:30 – FAMILY MASS – Int. John Dawson RIP
19:00 – MASS – Int. Norah & Frank Curran (Anniv)

MONDAY 8TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Sisters of Providence & Friends

TUESDAY 9TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Patrick Haverty RIP

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Stephen Connor RIP

THURSDAY 11TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Imelda Nalongo RIP (Anniv)

FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 2015
11:00 – FUNERAL MASS – Int. Colin Galvin RIP
19:30pm-20:30 – HOLY HOUR

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2015
09:00* – MASS – Int. Private intention
09:30-10:00 – CONFESSIONS
09:30-10:00 – EXPOSITION & BENEDICTION
18:00-18:20 – CONFESSIONS

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

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

Diary

SUNDAY 7th JUNE

MONDAY 8th JUNE
9:30am – COUNTING TEAM c – Parish rooms

TUESDAY 9th JUNE
10:00am – ASCENT GROUP – Parish Rooms
5:00pm-7:00pm – GENERAL SURGERY – Presbytery – See Fr. Sean without an appointment

WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE
7:30pm – LEGION OF MARY – Parish rooms

SATURDAY 13TH JUNE
10:30am-3:00pm – TRINITY FAIR – The Green outside Holy Trinity Church
4:00pm – SOUP RUN TEAM A – Sandwich makers
6:00pm – DISTRIBUTION TEAM A

Rotas

6th/7th June 2015 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Year B

READERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Margaret Maloney
9:45am 1st Reading: Harriet Mackie; 2nd Reading: Errol Curran
7:00pm Michael Sherley-Dale
Readings:
1st Reading – Exodus 24:3-8; 2nd Reading – Hebrews 9:11-15; Gospel: Mark 14:12-16, 2-26

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
6:30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Mark Sexton, Patricia Hannon
9:45am Lesley Pippet, Margaret Forkan, Maura O’Shea, Sr Odile Mahe, Regina Fleming
11:30am Margaret Kitson, Maria Fernandez, Maria Gagnier, Mary Chambers, Mary Halliday
7:00pm Michael Woods, Nena Whitehead, Paul Stone

LINEN ROTA:
Ann Hughes

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

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

Scripture reflection – The most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Year B – 7th June

corpusThe theologian Karl Rahner commented that it may seem strange to make a special feast out of something that happens everyday on altars around the world. There is a good reason for this, however, for often it is the very everyday ‘ordinary’ that we tend to take for granted or overlook. So it is good to have one time when we focus on how extraordinary it was for Christ to leave us his presence in bread and wine. Continue reading Scripture reflection – The most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Year B – 7th June

Scripture reflection – The most Holy Trinity – Year B – 31st May

trinityThis week begins a transition between Easter Time to ‘Ordinary’ time, with a focus on the essence of ‘God in three’. The New Testament does not give us a theological definition of what ‘Trinity’ means, rather it gives us glimpses of how the early Christians experienced Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is an emphasis on relationship between ourselves and our God, and also a pointer to the deep truth that relationship is at the heart of God, the love between the three persons which pours out into humanity. Continue reading Scripture reflection – The most Holy Trinity – Year B – 31st May

Scripture reflection – Pentecost – Year B – 24th May

pentecostThe first reading today from Luke’s two volume work of Gospel and Acts marks a shift in his emphasis. Jesus in his life on earth was ‘filled with the Holy Spirit’ (Luke 4:1) and had prepared his disciples for their calling. Now filled with the Holy Spirit themselves, they will be ready to continue his ministry. The Gospel promise of baptism in ‘Holy Spirit and fire’ by John the Baptist (Luke 3:16) is now seen to be fulfilled on the church’s first Pentecost. Continue reading Scripture reflection – Pentecost – Year B – 24th May

St Gildas’ School Centenary Bike Ride

As many of you know, this year marks the centenary of the school’s foundation and there are a number of events planned througout the year to mark this important milestone. In addition to celebrating the history of St Gildas’ we believe that it is important to look forward and consider what needs to be done to secure the legacy of the school for future generations.

The key project we have looked to focus our fund raising efforts on this year is the school’s outside play facilities which are not meeting the needs of the children and urgently need to be upgraded.

We are making good progress in our efforts and have secured funding to replace the perimeter fencing and to demolish the now derelict perfab buildings beside the playground. This work will commence over the May half term and summer break. We therefore will be ready to commence the first phase of the upgrade works to create a dedicated multi-use games area (“MUGA”) where the old prefab buildings were over the summer. However, to do this we require further funding which is where we need your assistance.

On the weekend of 20 and 21st of June around 20 brave parents and staff from St Gildas’ and St Peter’s will undertake a c. 150 mile sponsored cycle to seek to raise the £25,000 needed to progress this playground upgrade work. The cycle will start from the St Gildas’ school in Yeovil Somerset on 20 June and end at our school on the 21 June. Many of the participants have never undertaken a long cycle before and a number have purchased their first adult bike – so this should definitely be seen as a challenge! All monies raised will go towards the playground development project and if we can rise the target amount then the planned works to create the MUGA can commence this summer. We would therefore ask people to give as generously as they can.

A dedicated fundraising site has been created so it’s very easy to donate – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/stgildas

Gift aid will also be reclaimed from eligible donations.

Please feel free to pass on to family or friends or others you think would be interested in sponsoring the team. We hope to have a celebration at the school to welcome the cyclists back on Sunday 21st of June and we will share more details on that in the near future.

Your continued support is much appreciated.

The Centenary Team.

Scripture reflection – The Ascension of the Lord – Year B – 17th May 2015

ascension-of-jesus-clip-artWe have heard in the Sundays of Easter time, how Jesus in his new resurrected body appeared unexpectedly to various disciples. That time came to an end with Jesus ‘ascending’ to the fullness of life with the Father. The reality of Heaven is beyond human imagination, as the Bible tells us (‘eye has not seen, ear has not heard…’). The best we can do is to rely on metaphors, like the idea of ‘going up’ which fits the world as it appeared before modern astronomy as ‘above’ the earth. This ascent of Jesus is mentioned in various ways in the New Testament, but it is only Luke who dramatises the scene – and he does it twice, at the end of his Gospel and the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles. Continue reading Scripture reflection – The Ascension of the Lord – Year B – 17th May 2015

Photos of the Seeds concert

Here are a selection of photos from the recent charity concert in aid of Seeds

A total of £570.16 was raised towards Seeds, our new parish provision for learning disabled adults so a huge thank you to everyone who contributed. We were very grateful to violinists Duo Klier and their pupils of St.Gilda’s School, St Gilda’s school choir and director, Tom Fowkes, and everyone who made the evening such a success. Sue Hessel, Mary Halliday and Kayte Brimacombe

Photos copyright Kayte Brimacombe.

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