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14th May 2017



SECOND COLLECTION.   Good Shepherd Sunday. Collection from last weekend is £698.88.  May God bless you all for your generosity.


PARISH TRIP TO WALSINGHAM FOR THE BRENTWOOD CENTENARY CELEBRATION - Saturday 22nd July 2017. A coach has now been booked for our parish to attend this celebration. The cost per person is £15.50. Could those parishioners who signed up for a seat(s) on the coach (see the list on the notice board) please give their money to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Details regarding the itinerary for the day will be given out nearer the day of the trip.  If you are unable to go, please ensure you let the Parish Office know as soon as possible, so that your seat may be offered to somebody else. 


THANK YOU.  A big thank you to everyone who supported the recent raffle.  £250 was raised to support St. Joseph’s Convent in Bethlehem and the church in China.  Prize winners will be notified.

(PINK Raffle Tickets 72-75 please collect your price in the repository).



Group B- 21st May at 3pm and Group C- 27th May at 3pm.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Practice.  Group B- 18th May at 7pm,

Group C- 25th May at 7pm in the church.



St. Patrick’s Primary School would like to invite parishioners to the Crowning of Mary ceremony on Wednesday, 19th May at 10:30am in the school PeaceGarden in school.  Tea and biscuits will be available before the service which will then begin at 11:30am. 


ST PATRICK’S NURSERY – Full and part-time places available from September 2017.  Please see church notice board for full details.


ST PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL has the following pupil vacancies: Year 3 – 5 spaces, Year 4 – 2 spaces & Year 5 – 4 spaces.   Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.


St. Patrick’s School invites parishioners to Rosary during the Month of May The Luminious Mysteries, in the school library every Friday during May

at 8.30am.



Vacancy – Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant required to support the Finance Office and parishes at Cathedral House, Brentwood.  The role is part-time, working four days a week (28 hours).  If you – or any of your family or friends – are interested in this role, please first send an e-mail to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   to ask for a copy of the job description and person specification.  You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of the role as per the job description and person specification.   Please only apply if you can provide evidence of your bookkeeping experience.  Closing date for CVs/applications is Friday 19th May 2017; interviews and tests to take place Thursday 25th May 2017.


RED MISSIO BOX total contribution for 2016 is £1,244.34.  May God continue to bless you for your generosity.  Thank you very much from Missio. 

Please bring the red boxes to the Presbytery for emptying.


UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO MASS? The church offers a service called Mass Link.  At 6pm Sunday Mass, via Skype, we call people who want to listen to the Mass and broadcast the Mass to them over their phones. This service is available for anyone who can't make it to Mass, be that due to illness or any other reason.  If you would like this service, please give  your number to the Parish Office and we will ring you every Sunday at 6pm to listen in!



DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.



PLEASE HELP. The parish is looking for volunteer readers for the 6pm Sunday Mass. Please email or ring the parish office during office hours.



NEW PUBLICATIONThe Diocese of Brentwood – 100 Years in Pictures, a Souvenir Booklet to mark our Diocesan Centenary, 110 pages with more than 300 colour and black & white photographs. Copies may be ordered from: Centenary Booklet, Brentwood Diocesan Archives, Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT. The Suggested Donation is £7 per copy (plus £2 postage & packing). Cheques should be made in favour of BRCDT.



DIOCESAN CENTENARY EXHIBITION, Cathedral House Conference Room Foyer, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT: April-June 2017.

 Opening Times: Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 9am-1pm & 3pm-8pm. Other times by arrangement:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    01277 265238.



Migrants Mass Saturday 20 May, 2017: The 12th Migrants Mass is being hosted this year by our Diocese for the first time at St Anthony of Padua, Forest Gate.  In honour of St Joseph the Worker the Diocese of Westminster, Southwark & Brentwood come together to celebrate the international nature of our churches, the work migrants contribute to our society, our concern for their welfare, welcome and human dignity.  Banners assemble at 10.30 on the Priory Lawn, Mass begins at 11am.  Bishop Alan will be celebrating the Mass.




A Key Question for God On those really bad, terrible days, here’s a way to deal with your predicament. by Julia Attaway.  It was one of those death-by-paper cut days, when little things hurt a lot, and all my nerves–even the proverbial last one–were on edge. I wanted to scream, both loudly and frequently. Fortunately, on some level I could see that mostof what felt overwhelming merited, at most, a momentary scowl.

Yet my irritation was relentless, like a piece of grit in my eye or a stone in my shoe. Everyone was driving me crazy. I distracted myself with a computer game to keep from snapping at my kids. Unfortunately (or perhaps unsurprisingly), that did little to alleviate my problem. I was still acutely aware of every minor flaw of those around me. I went for a walk, to see if exercise would help. It did, but I still felt like screaming when my teenager made noise scrambling eggs in the kitchen. I paid some bills and folded laundry, scratched the dog’s soft ears, had a cup of tea, and read non-political articles in the newspaper. Eventually I’d calmed down enough for it to occur to me to pray. But  what? “Lord, make this irritability stop!” didn’t seem right. I tried a few others before I hit the right one. The prayer that got an immediate response was, “Lord, what do you want me to learn?” “Learn to tolerate discomfort without blaming others,” came the gentle reply. I grimaced, but nodded in agreement. Yes, that was indeed what I needed to learn. Fortunately, practice makes progress. I was getting plenty of practice. 

Contact Details

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Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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61 Blackhorse Road

Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

Monday – Wednesday  9am – 1pm

Friday - Saturday  9am - 2pm






Mass Times

Monday – Friday09.30am

Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /

1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

Eucharistic Adoration

Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm

Friday: after Morning Mass

Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Led by a Polish prayer group. 

Everyone welcome.


Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &

6:15 pm – 6:40 pm