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NEWSLETTER
The Parish of St Peter-in-Chains
Parish Priest: Fr. Sean Carroll
Parish Secretary: Jennifer Graham-Dillon
Address: 12 Womersley Road, London N8 9AE.
Tel: 020 8340 3394.
Email: stroudgreen@rcdow.org.uk
Website: www.stpeterinchains.com
1st FEBRUARY 2015 *4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME* CYCLE B
EDUCATION DAY
Sunday Masses
Weekday Masses
Confessions
6.30pm (Sat) Mass
9.45am Sung Mass
11.15am Family Mass
7.00pm Evening Mass
9.00am (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
9.00am (Saturday)
Saturday 9.30am-10.00am
Saturday 6.00pm-6.20pm
Prayer of the Church
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament & Benediction
Morning Prayer will take place
15 minutes before the appropriate Masses
Friday – 7.30pm-8.30pm – in lower parish rooms
Saturday – 9.30am-10.00am
Catholic Education – Bishop John Sherrington writes: ‘The Catholic school is called to witness with joy and
simplicity to the goodness of each and every person, especially the vulnerable and disadvantaged. The school is
called to be a beacon and witness to God’s gracious gift of mercy shown us by the actions and words of Jesus
Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Christ is at the centre of the Catholic school. ‘Together with the
Cardinal, I thank you all for your dedication and service to the call of Catholic education. We pray that God will
answer our prayers and provide for our needs.’ Copies of the whole of Bishop Sherrington’s letter are available
to take away with you today, from the back of the church. There will be a second collection today after all
Masses.
Confirmation 2015 – Our Candidates will be serving teas/coffees/cakes after the morning Masses as part of
their charity project for Alzheimer’s. The next group session is on Monday, 9th February at 7pm in the lower
parish rooms.
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - Monday 2nd February. This is the World Day of Prayer for
Consecrated Life. On this day the Church thanks God for the gift of the different forms of consecrated life, and
prays for an increase in vocations to the consecrated life, so that the life and witness of monks and nuns,
religious brothers and sisters, members of secular institutes, hermits and consecrated virgins will continue to
enrich our Church.
First Holy Communion Classes – The Monday Group meets for session on 2nd February, 5.30pm6.30pm, The Saturday Group meets for session on 7th February, 9.30am-10.30am in the lower parish
rooms, please arrive on time. FHC Celebration Mass – Sunday 8th February at 11.15am
RCIA - The next meeting is on Wednesday, 4th February in the lower parish rooms at 7.30pm.
Funerals – The funeral Mass of the late Noreen Ryan RIP will be held on Friday, 6th February at 12noon
followed by cremation at Golders Green Crematorium.
The funeral Mass of the late James Burgess RIP will be held on Friday, 13th February at 10am followed by
cremation at Islington Crematorium. Please keep the families in your prayers at this time.
Reflecting on the Sunday scripture readings – each week we publish on the website a reflection by Joan
Griffith on Sunday’s scripture readings. These give added depth to our understanding of what we hear at Mass
and we recommend them particularly to our Readers. As we now start to hear gospel readings from Mark more
regularly during Year B of the 3-year cycle of scripture, Joan has also written a short introduction to his gospel.
The Bishops of England & Wales have produced an online survey in order to aid responses to ‘The Call, The
Journey and The Mission, the spiritual reflection document on the gift of marriage and family life. This will help
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, ahead of the Ordinary Synod on the Family in Rome in October, to discern where in
your family life “God is at present and at work.”
The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LaityEW2015. Responses to the spiritual
reflection document can also be sent in the usual way by post or email to the Marriage and Family Life Office,
46 Vaughan House, London, SW1P 1QN or family@rcdow.org.uk. The deadline for the online surveys is the
17th April 2015.
Priest General Surgery – The next session will be on Tuesday, 10th February from 5.00pm-7.00pm (no
appointment needed).
Parish Raffle Tickets will be on sale this weekend 31st January/1st February after all Masses.
A “Come and See” weekend with a difference for men (aged 18+) who are discerning a calling to the
priesthood will take place at Allen Hall seminary in Chelsea for 24 hours from the evening of Friday, 20th
February. To reserve one of only 12 places, please contact Fr Richard asap at richardnesbitt@rcdow.org.uk
Flame 2 Congress - Calling all young people 16 years onwards….The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the
UK is set to take place at Wembley Arena on Saturday, 7th March 2015. Come and be a part of it. With
music led by Grammy award winning artist Matt Redman, talks by inspirational speakers, reflection and
celebration. For more information please visit: cymfed.org.uk/flame2. This is truly a day not to be missed. Sr.
Ann O’Sullivan (St.Gildas) is hoping to take a group from our parish. Please contact her on 07752563520 by
the 10th February if you are interested in attending this great day as tickets are selling fast.
Smart Loving UK runs weekend marriage enrichment seminars that aim to revive, affirm and celebrate
marriages. For Catholic couples at every stage of their married life, the weekend is a chance to rediscover the
joy of being man and wife in love, drawing on the wisdom of authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the
Body. The next Smart Loving weekend, which includes an optional overnight stay, will take place on the 7th-8th
March at Latimer Place, Chesham, Herts. For more information and to register please contact the marriage
and family life office on 020 7931 6064 or family@rcdow.org.uk.
Beginning Experience. There is a healing weekend for people who find themselves single again following
divorce, separation or the death of a partner from 20th to 22nd March 2015 at the Emmaus Centre, West
Wickham, Kent. For more information please ring Freda on 01322-401243 or Sandra on 01293-783965.
Winter Warmers - A series of 4 free concerts (retiring collection) on Thursday evenings, 8 - 9pm at Holy
Trinity Church, Granville Road N4. Please see poster in the porch for further details.
Petition against new in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) regulations – The Department of Health is putting
forward changes that, to eliminate some rare but serious diseases, will allow IVF using material from 3 donors.
Life has sent out a petition urging that the changes be debated in parliament and that MPs vote against them.
More information and petition forms are available at the back of church.
Joint Pilgrimage to Italy with Holy Trinity Church - We have organised a week-long pilgrimage to
Ravenna, Padua and Bologna from 24th - 30th October 2015. The cost (based on a shared room) will be £919
per person, including flights from Stansted, half board accommodation, entrance fees and coach travel in Italy.
Further details are available from Jennifer in the office, to whom initial bookings should be returned. F Patrick
Henderson
Baptisms – Congratulations to Matteo & Leah Tchikaya-Dixon who were baptised on 25th January. May God
bless, Matteo & Leah, their parents and godparents.
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, Errol Curran, Roman Cholij, Adeline Oyekoya Erline Prescott, Francesco Nazzini, Maria Kuczwalski, Jim
Burgess, Margaret O’Connell. For Our Dead - Noreen Ryan & James Burgess RIP.
Marriage - reminder that anyone planning to get married needs to give at least six months notice.
Newsletter Deadline - please submit items for the Newsletter before midday on Thursday.
Thank you for contributing to the Sunday offering.
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
THIS WEEK
LINEN: Susan Fleming (1st February 2015)
02nd Feb COUNTING TEAM A meet in lower parish rooms after the morning Mass
04th Feb RCIA GROUP meets at the presbytery at 7.30pm
LEGION OF MARY meets in Parish Lower Rooms at 7.30pm
06th Feb HOLY HOUR – 7.30-8.30pm
07th Feb FHC CATECHISM CLASS meets in lower parish rooms at 12noon (Claire’s Class)
SOUP RUN TEAM C meets in lower parish rooms at 4.00pm
NEXT WEEK – 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - B
Readers: 7 /8 Feb - 6.30pm Carmel Palao
9.45am 1st Reading - Mags Kelly,
2nd Reading - Anthony Pippet
7.00pm – Graham Summers
Readings: 7th/8th Feb - 1st Reading Job 7:1-4.6-7
2nd Reading Corinthians
9:16-19. 22-23 Gospel Mark 1:29-39
Background for the scripture can be found on the parish
website.
Ministers of the Eucharist: 7th/8th Feb - 6.30pm (Sat) Emer Hughes, Mark Sexton, Patricia Hannon
9.45am Sr Ann Hogan, Anthony Pippet, Barbara Cotter, Carol Phillips, Claire Paul 11.15am Michael
Buchanan, Sandra Fluin, William Carson, Anna Maria Fernandez, Gianni Gagnier 7.00pm Paul Stone, Una
Buckley, Daniel Lloyd-Morgan
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