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12th May 2019

           Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

                   Parish Email:         

             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

   Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA      

 

 

Mass Times

Monday – Friday 09.30am    /   Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

     Eucharistic Adoration

         Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass

     Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)

Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm

 

SUNDAY 12th MAY 2019

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

WATER HARVEST. Our parish Lent offerings to help create wells and water for our sisters and brothers in India are still being collected.  Thank you so much for your self-denial and generosity. £650.02 has been donated so far.

 

TODAY IS GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY This Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday. It is traditionally a day of prayer for vocations to the Priesthood. God calls each of us to serve him in some particular way so it is important for us to promote a culture of vocations within the church. A person might be called to live a single life, to marriage, to religious life or to the priesthood.  Please give generously to the collection today towards the promotion of vocations. Please also pray in particular to day for vocations to the priesthood for our diocese and for our current seminarians as they journey towards priesthood. They are Paschal Uche, Adrian Lowe, Michael Barwick, Tony Grant, Alexander Johnson, Damien Wade, Matúš Meleg and Jonathan Burden. Our new seminarian is Moses Itene who will start at Allen Hall in September. At the moment there are ten young men in the priesthood enquirers’ group. Thank you for your prayers and generosity.  Fr. Graham Smith: Vocations Director -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Fr. Mark Swires: Vocations promoter -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

MARRIAGE IN CHURCH.  Couples thinking of getting married are reminded to register in good time (6 months’ notice). Contact the parish office to make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin and he will help you from there.  Couples planning to marry in another parish or even outside the country should realise that the process properly begins here.

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.

VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”

 

                 The Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website     

                  htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin.  For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.

Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long weekend of peace, stillness, prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. From Friday to Monday 9th – 12th or 23rd – 26th August. A simple programme of morning and evening prayer, Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation; all optional, use your time as you wish. Maximum of 18 people. All rooms en-suite. £200 single room, £250 twin room, for three nights’ accommodation and all meals. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01277 373959 and ask for Joe.

 

STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

JOB VACANCY. St. Patrick Catholic Primary School recruiting EYFS/KS1 Teacher   M1 to UPS3 (£27,596 to £43,348) NQTs are welcome to applyClosing Date/Shortlisting: Tuesday 14th May 2019 (12 noon) Interviews: Thursday 16th May 2019 Start Date:1st September 2019 Application forms can be downloaded from the school website at www.st-patricks.waltham.sch.uk/vacancies or requested from the school office. We are currently advertising for two posts.  Please specify on your application form which post you are applying for or whether you wish to be considered for either post.Completed CES applications should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or handed over to the school office.  For more information, please visit school website.

 

SHARING HOPE IN CRISIS: Do you have a team in your parish that supports your Parish Priest with Pastoral Care, do you think they would benefit from some training?  This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.   The event takes place at the Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May from 9 am – 4.30 pm.  There are only 80 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can.  Go to Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-hope-in-crisis-seminar-tickets-58994806053 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Refreshments are provided, please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for the event but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.

PARISH MEMBERSHIP. We are aware that some people have left the parish and while others have joined us.  To those newly arrived we say welcome and wish you a peaceful time here.  We hope and pray that your coming to St. Patricks will satisfy your need to have a meaningful relationship with God and help you to meet new friends. Do introduce yourself to Fr. Kevin and register with the Parish Secretary and make sure you are known in case you plan to have a child receive a sacrament or apply for a place in a Catholic school.

 

BAPTISM. Application forms for infant Baptism are available in the porch.  Please fill in and present to Parish Secretary during office hours and make an appointment to see Fr. Kevin.  It is unwise to organise a reception until the date of the baptism has been approved. You have to be registered in this parish for at least six months.  Please be aware that baptisms are celebrated on the first Saturday of the month.

 

ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery.  We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.

 

WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE.  PLEASE NO CHEWING GUM AND FOOD ETC IN CHURCH!

 

PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.

 

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 if you are ill or housebound.  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!

 

NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.

 

EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm. All welcome to join.

 

 

O Mother Mary, we love You. We thank You for Your promise to help us in need. We trust in Your love that dries our tears and comfort us. Mother, please teach us to find our peace in Your Son, Jesus and may You bless us every day of our lives. Amen

5th May 2019

                   Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

                      Parish Email:         

             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

             Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA      

 

 

Mass Times

Monday – Friday 09.30am    /   Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

     Eucharistic Adoration

         Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass

     Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)

Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm

 

SUNDAY 5th MAY 2019

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

NEXT SUNDAY 12th MAY IS GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY when we pray in a particular way for Vocations. There will be a second collection for the work of promoting vocations in the Diocese. 

 

CONFIRMATION.  Reminder to all Confirmation Candidates - ALL candidates must attend 'The Confirmation Rite of     Acceptance   Service' at Brentwood Cathedral on Sunday 12th May. Please ensure   that you are at the church by 1:15pm, so that we can leave promptly! We will arrive back for you to attend 6pm Mass.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT 6th MAY IS A BANK HOLIDAY. MASS WILL BE AT 10AM. PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.

 

THE NEXT “ENQUIRERS’ EVENING” for those considering or interested in a vocation to the priesthood is on Tuesday 7th may at St. Edmund of Canterbury in Loughton.  Deacon Gary Dench, who is soon to be ordained to the priesthood will join us and give us some input.  Please contact Fr, Mark Swires – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

† WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF IGNACE DEBONO RIP. Ignace’s funeral Mass will take place here on Thursday 9th May at 10 am.  This will be the only Mass on this day.  May he rest in peace.

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.

VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”

 

                 The  Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website     

                  htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin.  For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.

Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long weekend of peace, stillness, prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. From Friday to Monday 9th – 12th or 23rd – 26th August. A simple programme of morning and evening prayer, Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation; all optional, use your time as you wish. Maximum of 18 people. All rooms en-suite. £200 single room, £250 twin room, for three nights’ accommodation and all meals. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01277 373959 and ask for Joe.

 

STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

JOB VACANCY. St. Patrick Catholic Primary School recruiting EYFS/KS1 Teacher   M1 to UPS3 (£27,596 to £43,348) NQTs are welcome to applyClosing Date/Shortlisting: Tuesday 14th May 2019 (12 noon) Interviews: Thursday 16th May 2019 Start Date:1st September 2019 Application forms can be downloaded from the school website at www.st-patricks.waltham.sch.uk/vacancies or requested from the school office. We are currently advertising for two posts.  Please specify on your application form which post you are applying for or whether you wish to be considered for either post.Completed CES applications should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or handed over to the school office.  For more information please visit school website.

 

SHARING HOPE IN CRISIS: Do you have a team in your parish that supports your Parish Priest with Pastoral Care, do you think they would benefit from some training?  This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.   The event takes place at the Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May from 9 am – 4.30 pm.  There are only 80 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can.  Go to Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-hope-in-crisis-seminar-tickets-58994806053 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Refreshments are provided, please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for the event but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.

ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery.  We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.

 

WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE.  PLEASE NO CHEWING GUM AND FOOD ETC IN CHURCH!

 

PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.

 

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 if you are ill or housebound.  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!

 

NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.

 

EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm. All welcome to join.

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD Recently, I wrote about my mother’s heart valve replacement and her fear around scheduling the necessary procedure. My mother’s faith in God is strong and always has been, but worried that something would go wrong, she couldn’t face having the surgery until she consciously put all of her trust in the Lord’s hands. Her situation left me wondering…is there a difference between faith and trust? This question has been on my mind for a while now. It is one thing to believe in God, but another entirely to trust blindly in Him. And it is human nature to fear the unknown. The struggle with placing our trust entirely in God is something we must all face at one time or another. It boils down to this: faith is a belief system; trust is action. Faith is believing that God is who God says He is and that what God can do, only God can do. But trust takes things a step further. It is making the willful choice to trust that God will do what He promises. The head versus heart.  Here’s an example. In the Gospel, there is a story of a sick child whose father told Jesus, “I believe, help my unbelief.” Just like the father in the story, my mother had faith in God. But she needed to trust that God was in control of her situation before moving forward with the procedure. Most of us believe in the power of God thanks to our personal experiences and through reading the Bible. But putting these beliefs into action can be a true challenge for most. Placing our trust in God is our choice and one that we must make wholeheartedly. But no matter what,

God is with us. Lord, help us put our faith into action so that we can trust You wholeheartedly with our lives. By Pablo Diaz.

28th April 2019

            Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

                      Parish Email:         

             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

                  Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA      

 

 

Mass Times

Monday – Friday 09.30am    /   Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

     Eucharistic Adoration

         Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass

     Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)

Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm

 

SUNDAY 28th APRIL 2019

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

THE PONTIFICAL COLLECTION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE HOLY PLACES WAS TAKEN UP ON GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 the total collected amounted to £646.88.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY. On behalf of the SMA Fathers, we thank you for your generous Easter donations to the SMA.  The collection amounted to £2,444.04 . May God bless your generous giving.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY WILL BE CELEBRATED HERE TODAY, 28TH APRIL 2019, BETWEEN 3.00P.M. AND 5.00P.M.

ALL ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN PRAYER ON THIS OCCASION.

 

 

STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about ‘Retrouvaille’ or to register for the programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019. Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk

 

WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF JOSEPHINA BALBIN CRONIN RIP. Josephina’s funeral Mass will be held here on Wednesday 1st May at 10am. This will be the only Mass on this day. May she rest in peace.

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.

VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”

 

                 The  Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website     

                  htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin.  For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.

Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long weekend of peace, stillness, prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. From Friday to Monday 9th – 12th or 23rd – 26th August. A simple programme of morning and evening prayer, Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation; all optional, use your time as you wish. Maximum of 18 people. All rooms en-suite. £200 single room, £250 twin room, for three nights’ accommodation and all meals. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01277 373959 and ask for Joe.

 

PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.

 

GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year, for registered parishioners, are available to collect from the Parish Office.

 

SHARING HOPE IN CRISIS: Do you have a team in your parish that supports your Parish Priest with Pastoral Care, do you think they would benefit from some training?  This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.   The event takes place at the Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May from 9 am – 4.30 pm.  There are only 80 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can.  Go to Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-hope-in-crisis-seminar-tickets-58994806053 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Refreshments are provided,

please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for the event but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.

 

ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery.  We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.

 

WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE.  PLEASE NO CHEWING GUM AND FOOD ETC IN CHURCH!

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 if you are ill or housebound.  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!

 

PARISH MEMBERSHIP. We are aware that some people have left the parish and while others have joined us.  To those newly arrived we say welcome and wish you a peaceful time here.  We hope and pray that your coming to St. Patricks will satisfy your need to have a meaningful relationship with God and help you to meet new friends. Do introduce yourself to Fr. Kevin and register with the Parish Secretary and make sure you are known in case you plan to have a child receive a sacrament or apply for a place in a Catholic school.

 

NOVENA PRAYER OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP every Wednesday at 10am.

 

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

 

LEGION OF MARY meeting is held each Thursday after Mass at 10:15 am.  If anyone is interested in what we do you are very welcome to attend. For more information, come and meet us.

 

EL SHADDAI (CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC GROUP). Rosary prayer, praise and worship, preaching the gospel of the Lord, every Saturday, from 1pm – 4pm. All welcome to join.

 

THE POWER OF PUTTING GOD IN CONTROL By Pablo Diaz.  Most people equate the word “surrender” to a negative action such as quitting or submitting to defeat. Yet those who are “in control” and take matters into their own hands are often praised by our media. The irony of this is that, over time, we all age or get ill and must surrender part, if not all, control to others. The dictionary defines “surrender” as “to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession on demand or under duress.” We humans are naturally resistant to giving our power to others. We want to be economically, professionally and even personally self-sufficient. But it is this same spirit that can keep us from fully committing ourselves spiritually or wanting to give ourselves completely to anyone. And this thought process goes against what it means to whole-heartily follow, submit and give our all to God. When we resist handing over full control of our lives to God, we miss out. It is only when we surrender and give our all, that we begin to grow as someone not possessed by materialistic things or power, but by love, peace and grace. This is when giving becomes more important than receiving. Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.”   Why such an expectation and demand? Unless we surrender our personal power and will, it’s difficult to be under His Lordship. But when we finally let go, we experience the power of surrendering to a gracious, loving God whose greatest desire is to help us live to the fullest. God, help me to give You my all so that I may experience the power to be completely under Your leadership.

21st April 2019

 

                   Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

                             Parish Email:         

                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

              Website: www.stpatrickswalth.co.uk

 

                 Fr. Kevin T. Conway SMA      

 

 

Mass Times

Monday – Friday 09.30am    /   Saturday 10.00am / 7.00pm

Sunday 09.00am / 11.30am / 1.00pm (Polish) / 6.00pm

     Eucharistic Adoration

         Tuesday 7.30pm – 8:30pm & after Friday Morning Mass

     Every Friday 8.00pm – 9:30pm (Polish)

Confession Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am & 6:15 pm – 6:40 pm

 

SUNDAY 21st APRIL 2019

EASTER SUNDAY

 

 

Wishing all Parishioners a very happy Easter. May the great news of Christ’s victory over death give you joy, gratitude and hope. May the message of Easter bring joy to your heart, a smile to your face and a spring to your step.    

Fr. Kevin

 

 

May the miracle of this special time of year bring you every blessing.   Happy Easter from Parish Secretaries:

Marifé and Marta

 

DIOCESE OF BRENTWOOD

RESTRUCTURING AND RENEWAL OF OUR DIOCESE.

VISION DOCUMENT: SHAPING OUR FUTURE”

 

                 The  Fourth e-bulletin is available on the Diocese’s website     

                  htts:www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/departments/development/stewards-of-the-gospel/current-e-bulletin.  For those parishioners without access to the internet you can obtain a hard copy from the Steward of the Gospel via the Parish Office.

Charity football match; if you are 16-27 and want to be part of a Lourdes fundraiser, the charity football match details are at www.bcys.net/events. 13th July, Dagenham. Last year the youth beat the leaders 6-2; can the leaders regain their pride in 2019?! Spectators are very welcome. “Be still in the presence of the Lord” – for adults, a long weekend of peace, stillness, prayer and reflection in the beautiful setting of Walsingham House at Abbotswick. From Friday to Monday 9th – 12th or 23rd – 26th August. A simple programme of morning and evening prayer, Mass, Adoration and Reconciliation; all optional, use your time as you wish. Maximum of 18 people. All rooms en-suite. £200 single room, £250 twin room, for three nights’ accommodation and all meals. Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 01277 373959 and ask for Joe.

 

WATER HARVEST JARS.  Our last week!  Bring your jars with your donations to Mass on Easter Sunday, for our great offering for the poor and thirsty.

 

PLEASE HELP!MASS LINK URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP. Volunteers are needed for Mass Link. Please contact Parish Office during office hours.

 

GIFT AID 2019-20. Boxes for the new financial year, for registered parishioners, are available to collect from the Parish Office.

 

SHARING HOPE IN CRISIS: Do you have a team in your parish that supports your Parish Priest with Pastoral Care, do you think they would benefit from some training?  This seminar is designed to help you know what to say—and what not to say—to someone facing difficulty and to compassionately share the love of Jesus Christ with those who need it most.   The event takes place at the Conference Centre, Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday 18th May from 9 am – 4.30 pm.  There are only 80 places available so please do sign up as soon as you can.  Go to Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sharing-hope-in-crisis-seminar-tickets-58994806053 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Refreshments are provided, please bring a packed lunch.  There is no charge for the event but there will be an opportunity to make a donation to cover costs.

 

ARE YOU AWARE that the Rosary is said each morning in the church at 9.05 am (just before the morning Mass)? All are welcome to participate.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE. Due to Fire and Safety Regulations, children and persons of limited mobility are NOT permitted in the gallery.  We also ask that when lighting a candle, you first place the candle in one of the cups provided. Please do not walk around with a lighted candle. Please do not let your children play around candles.

WHEN ENTERING THE CHURCH PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR MOBILE PHONE.  CHEWING GUM AND EATING SWEETS, BISCUITS ETC IN CHURCH?  IT’S A NO NO. PLEASE!

 

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 if you are ill or housebound.  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!

 

HELPING KIDS REMEMBER THE TRUE MEANING OF EASTERInstead of chocolate bunnies and egg hunts, shift Easter's focus to faith and rebirth.   Jelly beans, cellophane-covered baskets, giant candy bunnies. As I spotted all the trappings of Easter in the supermarket, I thought to myself, No wonder kids get confused about Easter.  Explaining Christmas was a cinch–the birth of Christ is simpler to grasp. Creches, carols and pageants all reinforce the message, making it easier to keep Santa Claus in perspective. But how could I explain to my two school-age children something as profound and mysterious as the Resurrection?  I knew that other parents were struggling with this, too. In fact, I took the greatest comfort in the advice of one friend who said, "Start with the traditions you already have." On Good Friday in our home we always colour Easter eggs–three dozen. What could be a more obvious symbol of new life than eggs? Last year I told the children about a chick I once saw hatching in an incubator. I described how he poked his way out with his beak. "A new life. That's what we celebrate at Easter," I explained, "the new life we have in Christ."  The next bit of inspiration came while I was shopping. I found a set of Bible storybooks for my son, Brinck, and came across a tiny gold cross necklace for Katy. I included these presents in the children's Easter baskets, and since then I've added prayer journals, tapes, Scripture stickers and bookmarks. I like the tradition of Easter baskets, especially when I can include gifts that will nurture the children's faith.  The third idea came from Guideposts contributor Posy Baker Lough. "Try something," she suggested, "to give children a good visual image of the Resurrection." She described a project at her church: The children were given caterpillars, and in the weeks prior to Easter the kids watched them spin cocoons, metamorphosing into butterflies. "The butterflies were released just before Easter Sunday service," Posy said. "Afterward, when we explained to the kids that the cocoon was like Christ's death and entombment, and that his resurrection was like the butterfly, they understood."  At Easter time, images of new life are usually easy to find: crocuses and daffodils blooming, lambs gamboling in fields, birds returning to their nests, green returning to the landscape. But sometimes spring comes late (or Easter comes early) and the holiday meets a gray, cold day. Then I think of something that happened to my friend Alison.  On an unseasonably cold Easter morning when Alison was 10 years old, her mother urged her to go outside to see what was in the yard. There in the snow her mother had made a rainbow of hundreds of brightly coloured lollipops, sparkling like bits of stained glass. "It seemed like a miracle," Alison says. "Magical, beautiful, full of mystery and wonder."  And that, I realize, is what I want more than anything else to give my children: the miracle of Easter. It was God's most astonishing miracle, the resurrection of Christ and the promise it held for us: eternal life.  So, finally, go to church on Easter. Put on your best clothes, take flowers from your garden, sing all the hymns with alleluias. Celebrate. Last Easter Sunday I was delighted when I overheard one youngster say, "Christmas is Jesus' birthday, but Easter is everybody's birthday."  Yes, it is. Easter is the time for you and your children–for all of us–to joyfully celebrate our new birth.  By Kathryn Slattery

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Address:
61 Blackhorse Road
Walthamstow
LONDON E17 7AS

Parish office time hours

Marife and Marta 

(Parish Secretaries)

Monday – Wednesday  9am – 1pm

Friday - Saturday  9am - 2pm

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED 

ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS.

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020 8520 3647 DURING OFFICE HOURS

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.

Confessions

Saturday 10:30 am – 11:00 am &

6:15 pm – 6:40 pm