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1st October 2017


                 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         Fr. Angelo Lafferty 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



CAFOD Harvest Fast Day: CAFOD will be holding their annual Harvest Fast Day on Friday 6th October. This Harvest Fast Day, we are standing with the farmers of El Salvador as they work to sustain their families with good crops and harvests. With your help, CAFOD is giving them fruit trees, training, and strong seeds. We will be having a Second Collection to help this worthwhile cause and if you wish to help please pick up a Fast Day envelope and place it in the 2ndCollection next weekend at any of the masses.


ENTRY TO CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS.  Fr. Kevin will be signing Certificates of Catholic Practice on Thursday 19th October from 3.30pm-6pm

in the Presbytery to parents of children who are presently in Year 6 and want their child in Catholic Secondary school from Sept 2018.  Application forms are available at all Masses from the Priests and should be returned on Monday 16th October to the Presbytery. When the Priest has evidence that the parent’s statement is true, he will present them with a “Certificate of Catholic Practice”.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SIGNING IS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ONLY.


CONFIRMATION 2017-2018: Application forms are now available in the church porch for enrolment into the Confirmation program 2016-2017. This program is open to youth in Year 10 and above who wish to make their confirmation here in St Patricks. Completed forms must be brought back to the Presbytery no later than Sunday 5th November   and will only be accepted with a copy of the candidate’s baptismal certificate attached.


THANK YOU!  A big thank you to everyone who supported the table top sale or give gave donations last weekend.  £230 was raised to support the church in China. 

HOLY ROSARYThe month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary therefore Mrs Folan will be leading the Rosary in the St Patrick’s School library throughout this special month. The start date is October 5th at 8:30 am and will continue until Friday October 27th. Please come through the Year 5 entrance to access the library. All are very welcome.


THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON SATURDAY14TH OCTOBER with a social event in the Parish Hall. All are invited to the celebration. A list for refreshments and for volunteers has been placed on the notice board where you can indicate what you’ll be bringing and how you can help. If you can’t help please still come along and enjoy the evening. For further information contact Christine Dangerfield and Marcia Bryan.

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP.  Can you spare a morning or afternoon each week to join the school Reading Volunteers?  We are looking to expand our team of volunteers to spend time exploring and reading books, as many children would benefit from more time reading with an adult.   Interested in sharing your love of reading?   Request forms can be found at the back of the church.  Please return to the school by 22nd September 2017.  Thanking you in advance.


OPEN DAY.  St. John’s R.C. Special Needs, School & College, Woodford Bridge IG8 8AX. Open Day Wednesday 4th October 2017 10am – 12pm.  We cater for young people with disabilities between the ages of 5 - 25 yrs., within our School and College.  Enquiries 020 8504 1818


ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL, UPMINSTER is celebrating its 60th anniversary and would like to invite anyone who has had involvement with the school to a celebration evening on Friday 6th October, 2017, between 4 and 7 pm. We would invite you to bring along any mementos you have of your time at St Joseph’s to share with others.  Light refreshments will be available. Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER if you will be able to join us.


ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC INFANT SCHOOL, LEYTON - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT VACANCY. We are looking for a person who will provide effective and efficient clerical and welfare support to the school and our busy school office. Who will be 
the first point of contact (face to face and on the telephone) to our parents, 
children and visitors.  The successful candidate will be IT literate (including 
ability to type) and ideally have experience of administrative work in a busy 
school office environment. Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further details or call 0208 539 3000. Closing date for applications: Monday 16th October 2017 Interview date: Thursday 19th October 2017.


The St Vincent De Paul Society (SVP), will be distributing leaflets after the Masses this weekend. Please take a leaflet per household, and see posters on the noticeboard. 



Marifé: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Marta:  Friday, Saturday



JOB VACANCY.  The charitable trust that operates the Catholic National Shrine is looking to recruit a Development Officer.  For more information please see church noticeboard.


DIVINE MERCY- every Wednesday at 4pm in the Church


THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC CHORAL FESTIVAL will take place this year in Brentwood Cathedral on 21st October, and will celebrate the Centenary of Brentwood Diocese.     All singers are invited to take part.    The Festival will take form of a workshop starting at 10 a.m. to prepare the music which will be used in the Centenary Celebration Service at 4 p.m. in the afternoon.    The specially chosen music for the occasion is all contained in a book. (Cost £5).    For further details please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or  telephone 01277 233302 (answerphone).


RSCM-EEL ANNUAL CHORAL FESTIVAL 2017. This year our Festival will be a very special occasion celebrating the Centenary of the Diocese of Brentwood. It will be held in the beautiful setting of Brentwood Cathedral on Saturday, 21st October, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with the Festival Thanksgiving Service at 4 p.m. The service will be conducted by Andrew Wright, Master of Music at Brentwood Cathedral.   We invite all singers to join us for a memorable and enjoyable day of singing finishing with our Thanksgiving Service. Individual singers are warmly welcomed, as are members of all choirs, robed or unrobed. The choirs of Chelmsford and Brentwood Cathedrals will be joining us for the Service. The music this year has been specially chosen and is included in a booklet which has been printed for us by the Royal School of Church Music. Copies of the booklet £5 and further information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


LOURDES, SUMMER 2017 – TURN YOUR COMPUTER ON, AND ENJOY THE “VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE.” Video clips of 2-10 minutes capture the flavour of the recent Diocesan pilgrimage, including all the homilies, and interviews with Bishop Alan and Fr Bob Hamill. You can find these via or search “Virtual Pilgrimage – Lourdes 2017” on YouTube.


RED MISSIO BOX.  Please return all your red boxes to the presbytery.  Thank you all for the continuing support for this good cause.  ~Dolly.


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!


Stewards of the Gospel Brentwood Diocese

The draft pastoral working plan for the Diocese of Brentwood was published on 7 August 2017 on the Diocesan website

Parishioners are encouraged to listen to the interviews with Bishop Alan on BBC Essex with regards to the Renewal and Restructuring Process of the Diocese

Contact Details

Contact Us

Telephone: 020 8520 3647

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

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