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1st January 2017




As the old year of 2016 ends we thank God for His blessings during the year and as we begin a New Year, We pray that the Lord will bless and protect all parishioners and give them peace, strong faith and good health.


On behalf of the SMA Fathers, We thank parishioners for a very generous Christmas collection which came to £3,647.10 A sincere thanks also for your many Gifts & Cards that we received over the Christmas Period. May God reward you all.




                                                                       Fr. Gus       Fr. Kevin




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


PARISH HALL MANAGER.  After extensive discussions at recent meetings, the parish is considering employing a Business Manager for the Parish Hall on a part time basis.  Interested parties may contact the parish office for further details.


FRIDAY NIGHT SLEEP OVER FOR HOMELESS Our doors will be 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.


Divine Mercy every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.


St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School. There are vacancies in the school for Nursery- 1 full time space, Reception- 1 space, Year 1 – 2 spaces,  Year 3 – 4 spaces, Year 4- 1 space, Year 5 – 1 space.  For further information please ring the school office on 020 8509 4321.


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.


SMA Calendars 2017 are now on sale in the repository, along with a selection of Christmas cards, candles and cribs are now available in the repository..


TOILETS  Please place all sanitary waste in the bin provided.


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 note: Crib Donations go to the Diocesan Children’s society.


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.


NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION by Joe Heschmeyer.  Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? If not, there's still time, and Pope Francis has some ideas for you.

These are the ten things that he called upon Vatican employees to do:

1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”

2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.” 

3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.” 

4. “Be careful how you speak, purify your tongue of offensive words, vulgarity and worldly decadence.” 

5. “Heal wounds of the heart with the oil of forgiveness, forgiving those who have hurt us and medicating the wounds we have caused others.” 

6. “Look after your work, doing it with enthusiasm, humility, competence, passion and with a spirit that knows how to thank the Lord.” 

7. “Be careful of envy, lust, hatred and negative feelings that devour our interior peace and transform us into destroyed and destructive people.” 

8. “Watch out for anger that can lead to vengeance; for laziness that leads to existential euthanasia; for pointing the finger at others, which leads to pride; and for complaining continually, which leads to desperation.” 

9. “Take care of brothers and sisters who are weaker … the elderly, the sick, the hungry, the homeless and strangers, because we will be judged on this.”

10. “Making sure your Christmas is about Jesus and not about shopping.”

 It’s a good list: it’s clearly rooted in Catholic teachings, but presented in a way that non-Catholics can embrace.  Hope this helps, and happy New Year!


Dear Lord, We pray that this New Year will bring us closer to You. May we take the time to get to know You. Help us to truly celebrate the gifts You have graciously given us and use them to serve You and spread Your word, May we also see and love you in all the people we meet, so that in turn, they can see You in us. We know that all human relations take time if they are to grow and deepen. This is also true of our relations with You, the Father and the Holy Spirit, which must grow over the course of our lives. In this new year, let us realise that every action of ours no matter how great or small enables us to be in touch with You. Let us accept You in our lives, in the way it pleases You, as Truth, to be spoken, as Life, to be lived, as Light, to be lighted, as Love, to be followed, as Joy, to be given, as Peace, to be spread about, as Sacrifice, to be offered among our relatives, friends, neighbours and all people.  Amen.


Times and Intentions at Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick 2017

Saturday    31st December  

 10:00 am 

   9:00 pm

Ints. of Rev.Sr.Gabriel

Mass to welcome New Year : for all Parishioners

Sunday             1st January   

09:00 am 


 11:30 am      


  6:00 pm

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED Mary Kate Connor,Rosita Manansala

PARISHIONERS Hillaire Kenty Alexander, Nelly Walsh, Gerry & Maura Byrne, Virginia Hussein, Stan Fetgus

Priest Intensions

Monday             2nd January

09:30 am

Ints. of John & Qian Dangerfield

Tuesday             3rd January

09:30 am

Priest Intentions

Wednesday       4th January

09:30 am

Trinidad Quirante RIP

Thursday            5th January

09:30 am

Kay Maher RIP

Friday                 6th January

09:30 am

David McCulloch RIP

Saturday            7th January

 10:00 am 

   7:00 pm

Priest Intentions

Palmiro Pieroni RIP

Sunday             8th January  

09:00 am 


 11:30 am     


 6:00 pm

PARISHIONERS  Thanksgiving Mass of Shirley St. Hill in honour of the infant Jesus


Int. of Teresa Marchlik

Contact Details

Contact Us

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