SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Sunday, 15th January is World Peace Sunday. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses today for the work of Pax Christi, which is officially supported by the Catholic Bishops Conference.
PPC MEETING, TUESDAY 24th JANUARY. The meeting of the Parish Council originally scheduled for Tuesday 17th January has been re-scheduled for one week later on Tuesday 24th January. All members are requested to note this change of date.
FRIDAY NIGHT SLEEP OVER FOR HOMELESS Our doors are now open once again to host the homeless, from Friday the 6th of January. We will be looking for three volunteers, every Friday until the end of March, preferably including at least one male, to keep an eye on our guests. A rota is now available in the porch. Please could you leave your name & telephone number, if you are able to volunteer. If you haven't volunteered before and you seem interested, you can call Ann Shean on 07875658086 who will be happy to explain the set up to you.
Steward of The Gospel Parish Questionnaire
The deadline for the completion of the Parish Questionnaire has now been postponed to allow parishes which have fallen behind to catch up. The new deadline has been set for Easter 2017. In the new year a short survey will be conducted after all masses for one weekend. Open meetings will be arranged to discuss and complete the full questionnaire. Please continue to prayerfully consider the questions in leaflet handed out in August 2016 and make your views known to your Steward of the Gospel or your Parish Priest. Please also pray for your Steward of the Gospel and the success of the initiative. The Steward of Gospel Prayer can be found at end of your leaflet. All those parishioners who were not in the parish in August can obtain a leaflet from the repository.
The Steward of the Gospel would like to thank all those groups who have so diligently and prayerfully completed their questionnaires. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Further information will be published in the bulletin as it become available. Your Steward of the Gospel – Marcia Bryan
CRIB. Donations make at the crib over the Christmas season came to £505.66 This amount has been sent to Brentwood Catholic Children Society.
HOMELESS SUNDAY, 22nd JANUARY. Homelessness is a huge problem in our communities and continues to rise at an alarming rate. Caritas Anchor House, a Catholic Homeless Charity in the Brentwood Diocese is requesting a second collection to be taken up at all Masses on next Sunday, 22nd January.
HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVE & PARISH HALL MANAGER. After an ongoing discussions, the parish is looking for a Health & Safety Representative and Parish Hall Manager on a part time basis, a few mornings a week. Interested parties may contact the parish office for further details.
FAITH IN ACTION. We would like to start by thanking you for supporting our Live Simply lunch last November. Delicious soup was provided and £80 was donated to Christian Kitchen. The team has been working to implement actions that will help us all live simply, sustainably and in solidarity. Last year we had a Walk to Mass Sunday, stopped purchasing disposables and switched to eco detergents and fair trade products, had a water butt installed to sustain the new vegetable patch. On the evening of Friday February 10th CAFOD will send out 2 assessors to meet us. This will hopefully set our parish up for receiving our Live Simply award in March. Our next meeting is Monday January 30th. Thanks again for your support.
Divine Mercy every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
St Patrick’s Primary School are looking for someone to assist in the school library while the children choose their books each week. We are looking for someone who is passionate about reading and can convey the love for books to our children. We need someone who can inspire and enthuse children to explore the world of books . If you can commit to give your time on Mon-Fr 12:00-1:00 and are willing to share your love for reading, than please contact the school office at 02085094321 and arrange a meeting with Catherine Culbert who will be able to tell you more about the role. We look forward to hearing from you.
TOILETS Please place all sanitary waste in the bin provided.
PARISH OFFICE TIME HOURS 9am-1pm
Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Marta: Friday / Magdalena: Saturday
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED ON THURSDAYS & SUNDAYS
FOR APPOINTMENT RING 020 8520 3647
PRAYER OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PRAYER FOR PEACE Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may seek not so much to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
Serenity Prayer. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 1pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 2pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday09.30am
Saturday: 10.00am / 7.00pm
Sunday: 09.00am / 11.30am /
1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm – 8:30pm
Friday: after Morning Mass
Every Friday 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Led by a Polish prayer group.
Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &
6:15 pm – 6:40 pm