THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
THANK YOU! CAFOD last week’s second collection - £1,427.55. May God bless you all for your wonderful generosity
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT: every Thursday after 9:30am Mass and every Friday evening 7:30pm.
GIFT AID 2016-2017. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE PARISH IN ORDER TO GET A GIFT AID BOX. Please see Parish Secretary.
Diocese of Brentwood Centenary Celebration in Walsingham on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Our parish would like to arrange a coach, so if you are interested in going please put your name on the list on the notice board as soon as possible.
† We regret to announce the death of Malcolm Harris RIP who died recently. Funeral Mass will be held here on Thursday 23rd March at 10am. May he rest in peace. Station of the cross will follow the funeral mass.
PLEASE HELP. The parish is looking for volunteer readers for 6pm Sunday Mass. Please email or ring the parish office during office hours
Divine Mercy- every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
RAFFLE TICKETS for sale this weekend at all Masses. Prizes includes hampers - perfect gifts for mother’s day. Money raised will be donated to Save the Children and the Christian Kitchen. Winners will be notified by Saturday 25th March.
Parish of Christ the King Lenten Retreat Sunday 2nd April from 1pm. It will start with a simple lunch (soup & roll) and end with a meditation on the Cross.
The Friends of Holy Family Table Top Sale on Saturday 25th March has been cancelled.
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 – 5 spaces. Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.
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!
NEW PUBLICATION: The 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.
SAINSBURYS SAVE ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS FOR ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL. Please accept Active Kids Vouchers from Sainsbury’s and put them
in the box in the porch. They can be used by the school to buy much needed sports equipment.
JOB VACANCY. The Diocese of Brentwood is seeking to appoint a talented Deputy Director to join a newly established and still evolving education department. This is an exciting time to join the education team as it develops to address the needs of Diocesan schools and Catholic education. The post of Deputy Director affords the successful candidate a high-profile and influential role at a time of significant change. Please see church notice board for full details.
Putting faith into action: LiveSimply Award
Walthamstow parish Our Lady of the Rosary and St Patrick, in the care of the Society of African Mission (SMA) was given the ‘Live simply’ parish award on 12th March. Columban JPIC worker Ellen Teague, an award assessor, presented the award.
The award, a wooden plaque made from a recycled church pew, was received by Fr Kevin Conway SMA, Chair of the parish Faith in Action group Colm Gallagher, and Dympna Mallon, Laity Coordinator for the SMA.
The parish has become the second parish in Brentwood Diocese and the 24th parish in England and Wales to achieve the ‘Live simply’ parish award for its commitment to live more simply and sustainably and to stand in solidarity with the world’s poor. The award is a national prize for Catholic parishes putting their faith into action. Dympna Mallon spoke of the parish being a beacon SMA parish for its initiatives for social justice and care of God’s creation.
Fr. Kevin Conway SMA, in congratulating the parishioners, encouraged the parish to continue to strengthen what has already been done and initiate new measures saying, “It is my hope that this great achievement will be a stepping stone to ongoing efforts by this parish to promote more harmonious relationships with the earth on which we depend and those with whom we share it”.
In the future the parish hopes to get more involved in advocacy work on climate change inspired by Pope’s Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”. Bishop Alan Williams of Brentwood, in a letter of congratulations to the parish, reiterated his hope “that both priests and people of the parish continue to be inspiring examples of the commitment to Living Simply, Living Sustainably and Living in Solidarity with People in Poverty”.
In his message of congratulations Fr. Michael McCabe, Leader of the SMA Irish Province, urged the Walthamstow Parish Community to continue to be witnesses to the “integral Christian spirituality” articulated by Pope Francis in Laudato Si’.
The plaque has been erected in the porch.
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
Lent is not about penance. Lent is about becoming, doing and changing whatever it is that is blocking the fullness of life in us right now. Lent is a summons to live anew
– Joan Chittister, OSB
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