FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT: every Thursday after 9:30am Mass and every Friday evening 7:30pm.
GIFT AID 2016-2017. Boxes for the new financial year are available to collect at all Masses. Please note the Gift Aid box number that you have taken home as some of the boxes are missing. You may have taken the wrong one home accidently. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE PARISH IN ORDER TO GET A GIFT AID BOX.
Please see Parish Secretary..
PLEASE HELP. The parish is looking for volunteer readers for 6pm Sunday Mass. Please email or ring the parish office during office hours
Divine Mercy - every Wednesday at 4pm in the church.
The Parish Easter Programme 2017 is available in the porch of the Church please take one home to remind yourself about the upcoming events and their times.
St Patrick’s Nursery– Full and part-time places available from September 2017. Please see church notice board for full details.
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!
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School has the following pupil vacancies:
Year 3 – 5 spaces, Year 4 – 2 spaces & Year 5 – 5 spaces. Please contact the school office on 020 8509 4321 for more information.
SAINSBURYS SAVE ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS FOR ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL. Please accept Active Kids Vouchers from Sainsbury’s and put them
in the box in the porch. They can be used by the school to buy much needed sports equipment.
JOB VACANCY. The Diocese of Brentwood is seeking to appoint a talented Deputy Director to join a newly established and still evolving education department. This is an exciting time to join the education team as it develops to address the needs of Diocesan schools and Catholic education. The post of Deputy Director affords the successful candidate a high-profile and influential role at a time of significant change. Please see church notice board for full details.
TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL – Vacancies for 2 posts in Religious Education: a full time post and a part time post.
Candidates must be practising Catholics and will join a highly successful R.E. department from September 2017. Closing date: 26thApril. Please visit the schools website for more details. http://fc.tchs.uk.net/Vacancies.shtml
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
There is a tale for Lent that comes from a far-off place…
One day, the Devil decided to close up shop in a certain part of the world, and so he decided to hold a fire sale and an attitude auction. Some evil people were pleased to get his tools like fear, ignorance and prejudice and be able to play his infernal games at half price…
But one person seeking to be more spiritual and caring, wandered into the shop. Intensely curious, he looked around at all the tricks of deception and the tools of malice, until he spotted the quality on the highest shelf that had the highest price. Boldly, he asked the devil what that quality was, and why was it so expensive. The devil replied, “That is discouragement. Why is it so expensive? That’s simple. It’s my favourite. With the tool of discouragement, I can pry into any person or any group and cause all kinds of havoc and damage.”
When we put God first in everything and live by the word of the Lord instead of living from the bread of the world then we ……………..
Fast from fear; Feast on Faith
Fast from despair; Feed on hope.
Fast from depressing news; Feed on prayer.
Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger and worry; Feed on patience.
Fast from negative thinking; Feast on positive thinking.
Fast from bitterness; Feed on love and forgiveness.
Fast from words that wound; Feast on words that heal.
Fast from gravity; Feast on joy and humor.
(adapted from A Lenten Prayer by William Arthur Ward)
Prayer for Lent
God of our healing and our wholeness, renew and recreate us in your truth. Let this time of Lent bring nourishment, refreshment, and new life to our hearts and spirits. Help us to become more aware of what we need to let go of and what we need to embrace. May we come to an ever deeper appreciation of the unique and wonderful work of art which You—the Artist of each soul—created us to be. We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus your Son who died that we might live life to the full. Amen.(“Turn to the Living God” from A Place at the Table, Lori True)
If you offend, ask for a pardon; if offended forgive.
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