SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOK. *If there is a space available, please write your name down on the list in the church notice board as a reserve.
SACRAMENT OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. Group B- 21st May at 3pm and Group C- 27th May at 3pm.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Practice. Group C- Thursday 25th May at 7pm in the church.
We congratulate the children who made First Holy Communion on 20th and 21st of May.Please continue to pray for them- they are our future in faith. Please pray also for those who will be making their First Holy Communion next Saturday.
† Please pray for the happy repose soul of Aku Diana Ahiagbede-Sowah, daughter of Christne Ahiagbebe who was buried last Friday 19th May. May her soul rest in peace.
† We regret to announce the death of Matilda Giraudel who’s funeral is on Friday 26th May at 10am. It will be the only Mass on this day.
May her soul rest in peace.
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.
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!
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 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.
DIOCESAN CENTENARY EXHIBITION, Cathedral House Conference Room Foyer, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT: April-June 2017.
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.
RED MISSIO BOX Please bring the red boxes to the Presbytery for emptying.
DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
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 DURING OFFICE HOURS
THE WISDOM OF TAKING ONE STEP AT A TIME
We don’t need to add tomorrow to our worries by Julia Attaway.
This morning I read about the annual run up the Niesenbahn Funicular stairs in Switzerland–the world’s longest staircase. Then I did my Bible reading for the day, which included Matthew 6:34, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” Oddly, the two seemed connected. You see, if I ever had to climb 11,674 steps, I would absolutely shut down if I looked too far ahead. I might glance up occasionally to take in the lay of the land, but my attention would have to be fixed on where my feet were going next or I’d stumble and fall. I’d have to take things one step at a time, one ache at a time, one breath at a time. I know this, because the times I become overwhelmed are when I look further into the future than I need to. Humans aren’t designed to see that far. When we're confused, the brain tends to fill in the blur with dire predictions. Jesus knows this. He knows it doesn’t work to worry about step number 8,000 when we are on number 872. We get so weighed down by what we don’t know that we progress more slowly. We trip over a future that may never be and trip over things that may not exist. There really is enough pain and struggle for today, and we don’t need to add tomorrow to our woes. We do better when we take one step at a time and take the steps only when we get to them.
Telephone: 020 8520 3647
61 Blackhorse Road
LONDON E17 7AS
Marife and Marta
Monday – Saturday 9am – 1pm
PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED
ON THURSDAYS. FOR APPOINTMENT RING
020 8520 3647
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