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1st July 2018

                 Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary & St. Patrick

              61 Blackhorse Road E17 7AS

             Tel: 020 8520 3647

           Parish Email:         

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   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 and 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 1st JULY 2018



WE WELCOME FR. DAMIEN BRESNAHAN SMA TO OUR PARISH. Fr. Damien will be with us for the month of July.


PETER’S PENCE SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND at all Masses.  Each year, a special charitable collection is solicited from Catholics throughout the Church.  Contributions are intended for use by the Pope in his worldwide humanitarian efforts.


SUMMER FETE.  St Patrick's School fete is on Sunday 8th July at 12.30 to 3.30.  There will a bouncy castle, BBQ, grand raffle, tombola, cakes, plants and lots of stalls. If you would like to donate a plant for the plant stall, please bring it on the day.  All donations will be very welcome.  Please come and join in the fun and help raise funds for St Patrick's school! Raffle tickets will be available to buy after all Masses today.


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: Application forms are now available for children who will be in Year 4 in September who wish to make their First Holy Communion in 2019. Please ensure you have a completed application form, with a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate attached. ONLY APPLICATION FORMS WITH A COPY OF BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES WILL BE ACCEPTED. The deadline for application forms is on Sunday 15th July.  All parents are invited to attend the First Holy Communion Meeting on Monday 16th July at 7pm in the Parish Hall.


WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE for any inconvenience caused by technical problem with phone and internet (due to our cable being cut). Our provider is working to connect us back to the world as soon as they can.



Renewal and the Restructuring of our diocese

Stewards of the Gospel: Up-Date on the Process

Date for your diary. Parish Renewal Meeting on Monday 10th September 2018. Following the success of the first Parish Renewal Meeting earlier this year, The Steward of the Gospel Steering Group warmly invite all parishioners to attend our next Parish Renewal Meeting. This will be a great opportunity for you to discuss ways in which we as a parish, can start to action parishioners ideas for Renewal.


PRE-BAPTISM MEETING is on Friday 13th of July at 7.30pm in the Presbytery.  Please note this meeting is for ADULTS ONLY. Please call the Parish Office if you would like to attend or send us an email with your details.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY (SVP) - REPORT 2017-2018 .  Activities summary: we made 385 visits to families, the elderly at home and in residential care, hospital visits and people with mental health issues etc. Also practical help with furniture, clothes, electrical appliances, money, food, fuel grants and transport and a donation to our Twinnage partners.


WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE WORKING IN ANY ASPECT OF SOCIAL JUSTICE MINISTRY and charity in our parish (SVP, BCCS, work with the homeless, the traveller community,refugees, debt counselling, supporting single parents, working at pro-Life issues, working withthe LGBT community, running food banks, Cafod, etc.) to come to a conversation about SocialJustice on Saturday 7th July at Ursuline School, Queens Road, Brentwood. For more information, and to register, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please also see the notice board.


CATHOLIC NATIONAL SHRINE OD OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM.  Dowry Tour which will arrive in Brentwood Cathedral on Thursday 12th July for a three day triduum of prayer.  Anybody want to come to the event can simply turn up at any time, even during the times earmarked for schools. There is no need to book. RingDerek William on 01328 801007 / email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (a large group only).


PARISH FINANCE OFFICER. Person required for paid position of Finance Officer at St. Joseph’s Church, Leyton, E10.  4 hours per week (additional hours maybe required). Timing of work can be negotiated.  If you are interested, please first contact Mrs Monica Hamilton, Parish Administrator, for a job description. You should then send in your CV, with a covering letter demonstrating how your experience and skills match the essential requirements and attributes of this role. Closing date for CV/applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 18th July 2018 to the Parish Office, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 68 Grange Park Road, Leyton, E10 5ES.  If you have any queries regarding this post, please call Fr. Gerry on 020-8539-2908.


THE ST JOHN BOSCO CHILDRENS SUMMER CAMP at Aldham Essex. This is an activities camp with a Catholic ethos. It is for children aged 8 to 13 and costs £145 per week. Should you require an application form or more information then please look on the website  For any enquiries then please email the boys camp at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or the girls camp at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . More information can be found on the poster at the back of the church.

NEW TO THE PARISH?  Please register in the Parish Office during office hours.  If you changed your address or planning to move out from our parish, please let us know.


TEA ON THE LAWN IS BACK! Parishioners are welcome to have tea, coffee, juice with biscuits on the lawn after 9am Mass.  Volunteers are neededROTA AVAILABLE ON THE NOTICEBOARD.


RED MISSIO BOX please drop all your boxes for emptying.  Thank you all for your contribution.  – Dolly Relopez 


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!



LEGION OF MARY meetings are 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.


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


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.


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!


EVERYDAY BLESSINGS - How to realize that there are more blessings in our lives than trials, more positive moments than negative by Pablo Diaz.  As humans, we tend to dwell on the hardships, struggles and setbacks we face rather than the everyday blessings. This is why we must pause to reflect on the goodness and blessings of God. Focusing on everyday blessings doesn’t negate our struggles, but it can help us put things into perspective and give us the courage to move forward. When we do this, we discover that our lives consist of more positive moments than negative, more blessings than trials.  Let us begin by taking time to reflect on the blessings of summer. Days are longer, warmer and brighter. We can swim at the beach, take long walks without fighting the cold and much more. It’s a great time to enjoy being outdoors with those we love dearly. Myself, I enjoy playing tennis outside rather than inside. For me, this is a blessing.  We must also stop to reflect on those who are important to us, they are each a blessing in our lives—family members, friends, neighbours, co-workers, church family and even those who provide a service to us such as doctors, nurses, police and so forth. Life without them wouldn’t be the same. Humans were created to be social, not to go through life alone.  Most of all, we must remember to be thankful for God’s presence in our lives. No matter what problem we face, we are never alone. He is with us every second of every day.   I encourage you to write a list of everyday blessings in your life. Put it in a place where you can see it each day, to serve as a reminder of all the good in your life. And keep adding to it. When stress, anxiety or sorrow strikes, we have a tendency to focus only on what is causing these emotions rather than the good that is still in our lives.  But if we intentionally pause each day to reflect on our blessings—especially the goodness, mercy, grace and kindness of God—our mood, attitude and perspective will change for the better. Every day with God is a good day.  Lord, thank you for the many blessings in our lives, especially Your presence. Help us to be mindful of them.

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